CSIR Innovation Award for School Children

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children

Instituted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) a premier Industrial R&D Organization of India for building awareness, interest and motivation for Intellectual Property.The aim is to support scientific temperament and to generate innovative spirit amongst school children.


CSIR invites students to send theiroriginal creative technological and design ideas in the form of proposal for the competition for CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC-2017).


Applicant must submitthe details ofthe innovation proposals, in English/Hindi (not more than 5000 words), along with a scanned copy of authentication letter from the school where the student is enrolled and details of the following information on a separate page: title of the Innovation, name and date of birth of the candidate, school and residential address, class, telephone no. (Residence/School) and e-mail address.

Applicant s Eligibility

Any Indian student belowthe age of i8years as on 1st January, 2017 and enrolled in an Indian school can apply. A student or a group of students creating an invention together can make only one entry.


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 ideas7. However, innovations related to Othertopics would be equally eligible.


Through screening and evaluation, the best 50 students will be shortlisted. These screened/shortlisted students will be provided training-cum-awareness related to IPR by the Innovation Protection Unit (IPU) of CSIR. Students may be accompanied by teachers during training programme to be held in Delhi. Training would be fortwo days during the month ofJuly, 2017.TA would be provided to selected students and accompanying teachers. During the training programme, students would be imparted knowledge on Intellectual property rights including the concepts and would be trained to write patent applications/design applications.

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 given on 26thSeptember,20i7.

Whom to Send

Applications should be submitted online on email: ciasc.ipu(a) followed by submission of the hard copy of the applications by Registered Post/Courier to: Head, Innovation Protection Unit-CSIR,NISCAIR Building, 14, Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi-110 067 with the envelope marked on top left hand corner'CIASC-20171.


There are in all 16 prizes. Besides a Certificate, the Cash Awards are:

First Prize (1 No.) Rs. 2,00,000/-

Second Prize (5 Nos.) Rs. 1,00,000/- each

Third Prize (10 Nos.) Rs. 50,000/- each

It is not mandatory that all above 16 prizes for the award would be given.

Last Date for Submission of Proposal 31st March, 2017

Innovation Protection Unit (IPU)

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

NISCAIR Building, 3rd Floor,14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi-110067, India

The detailed advertisement is available on CSIR website:

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Website : CSIR Innovation Award for School Children


CSIR Innovation Award for School Children