CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC)

  1. MOTIVATION

    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier Industrial R&D Organization in India. Innovation Award to create awareness, interest and motivation for Intellectual Property for school children has been instituted to support scientific temperament and to generate innovative spirit among school children

  2. AWARD

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

  3. SCOPE

    The proposals invited for the awards are for exploration of ideas and for providing the feasibility or possibility of the concept on intellectual property rights. Winning entries are selected on the basis of the novelty and utility for any new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or a completely new method/device/utility.

  4. PROPOSAL

    The proposals 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. The concept of the innovation should have been proved through a model, a prototype or experimental data. It is encouraged that the focus of students on
    innovation is through 'design ideas'. However, innovations related to other topics would equally be eligible. Essays mere compilation of information from published literature downloaded from internet will not be considered. Details of any assistance/ guidance provided by teachers/parents/friends or others must be appropriately acknowledged. Applicant must submit the details of the innovation proposals by hard copy in English/Hindi (not more than 5000 words), along with a authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal / Head of the School where the student
    is enrolled.

    Proposals must have 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.

  5. SELECTION

    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 Award 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 every year.

  6. CRITERIA FOR APPLICANT AND APPLICATION

    Any Indian school going student up to Class XII and below 18 years of age 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 proposal(s) would be categorized in groups such as Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics & Engineering/device and design. However design based applications is 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.