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CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC-2021)



CSIR invites students to send their original creative technological and design ideas in the form of proposal for the competition for CSIR innovation Award for School Children (CIASC·2021).

CIASC (CSIR Innovation Award for School Children) is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children. The competition has been started in the year 2002 on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day which is celebrated throughout the world on 26th April. CSIR invites students to send their original creative  technological and design ideas in the form of proposal for the competition

Applicant's Eligibility
Any Indian student below the age of 18 years as on 31st January, 2020 and enrolled in an Indian school can apply. A student or a group of students creating an invention together can make only one entry.

Innovation
The innovation submitted should be one that is novel and utilitarian. It could be a new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or completely a new method/process/device/utility. It is encouraged that focus of students on innovation is through 'design ideas'. However, innovations related to other topics would be equally eligible.

Selection

The proposalfor CIASC award 2021 should relate to innovations developed /published /exhibited during the period January 1, 2020 to 31st December, 2020 for consideration of the award. The applications for the award not exceeding 5000 words in English/Hindi with requisite drawings/photographs will be considered. The write-up must describe the subject matter in a  problem-solution mode, highlighting the novel features of the innovation and its advantages. The awardees will be selected by a high level Awards Selection Committee. The decision of the Award Selection Committee / CSIR will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiries / correspondence in this regard will be entertained. Award would be announced on or before 26th September, 2021.

CRITERIA FOR APPLICANT AND APPLICATION
Any Indian school going student up to Class XII and below 18 years of age as on 1st January 2021 would be eligible to apply in English or Hindi through the Principal/Head of the School (for authentication purposes). Proposals can be submitted by a student or a group of  students. However, a single award will be given to group of students. The proposals would be categorized in groups such as Biotechnology/biology, Chemical,  Electronics & Engineering/device and design. However design based applications are  encouraged. The eligible innovations for consideration should be novel, and utilitarian for  any new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or completely a new  method/device/utility. The concept of the innovation should have been proved through a  model, a prototype or an experimental data.


Prizes
There are in all 16 prizes. Besides a Certificate, the Cash Awards are:
First Prize (I No.) Rs. 1,00,000/-
Second Prize (2 Nos.) Rs. 50,000/- each
Third Prize (3 Nos.) Rs. 30,000/- each
Fourth Prize (4 Nos.) Rs. 20,000/- each
Fifth Prize (5 Nos.) Rs. 10,000/- each
It is not mandatory that all above 15 prizes for the award would be given.

WHOM TO SEND
Applications should be submitted by hard copy through Registered Post/Courier to: Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit , NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110 067 with the envelope marked on top left hand corner 'CIASC2021. It may please be noted that a hard copy of all applications should be submitted through post with authentication letter (with seal and date) from the School Principal on the innovation claims being made

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children-2021 participants can submit their entries through email ID:- ciasc.ipu@niscair.res.in also. Scanned copy of authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal / Head of the School where the student is enrolled is necessary with proposal. In absence of the same, your school principal may please forward the entries to email ID :- ciasc.ipu@niscair.res.in.

DEADLINE Proposal must reach IPU, CSIR before 31 May, 2021. Applications received on or before 30th April, 2021 will be considered for the Award

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