SRISTI - GYTI (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation) Awards, 2021 for technology students from all disciplines of Engineering/technology.

The young technology students are invited to submit their entries for the above awards at Gandhian Young Technological site before December 31, 2020. The applications for life- sciences will be submitted at

The awards will be given to young student innovators in the following categories:

  • MLM (More from less for many), Frugal Innovation award: technologies that economise on the use of materials/energy, are extremely sustainable
  • SRISTI - socially relevant technological innovation award-products/prototypes that address unmet social needs or improve the functioning of existing solutions, increase affordability and/or improve circularity i.e. ecological compatibility.
  • Technological-edge award/ideas that push the frontiers in any technological domain.

Student projects which address an important social, environmental or technological problem faced by masses or disadvantaged people/sectors/spaces or micro and small enterprises, or have the potential to impact a pressing national need are invited. The applications may be made by the past or present students of technical institutions/universities. The faculty member, who supervised the project, can also apply on behalf of the students who have already passed out and left the Institute/ University, but awards would be given only to those students who are willing to take their ideas forward. No financial grant accompanies these awards, only citations are given to recognize the talent of young innovators.

Eligibility: An Indian Student pursuing UG/PG/PhD in Engineering/technology is eligible to apply for this award. The student should have a valid ID issued by the Institution/University. A No objection Certificate (NoC), as per prescribed format needs to be submitted along with the application.

For the awards in life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, agriculture, pharmacy, etc., the applications can be submitted online by the postgraduate students at BIRAC website. These applications will be considered for SITARE-GYTI award and not SRISTI-GYTI awards.

The full project report of the shortlisted projects will be needed for final evaluation. Video, photographs, test reports, comparative advantage vis a vis existing solutions in that domain, literature & patent review, etc., may be with the full project report

The Last date of submission of proposal under SRISTI and SITARE GYTI 2021 have been extended till December 31, 2020.

The submitted entries will also be hosted on database with due acknowledgment of the name of the team members, supervisor, college, department and any contact information provided in the application.

The exhibition of innovations is likely to be visited by leading policymakers and practitioners of the country. The prototype may be retained to be displayed in a permanent exhibition likely to be developed soon at the national level with due acknowledgment of innovators, supervisors and the concerned institutions.

The applications have to be submitted at but only abstract of the content submitted along with the innovator details would be published at the site. If the students wish to have incubation support, they should clearly indicate the same in their application form. SIIE-Bio-NEST incubator supported by BIRAC, DBT, Government of India at SRISTI Innovations, welcomes applications from innovative biotech researchers.

For any query, please contact Team Techpedia-GYTI at, Call us at +919099258492.

Looking forward to your enthusiastic cooperation to make India inclusive, Innovativeand collaborative to address the unmet social needs.