CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award (CDJTA)

CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award

With the objective to foster technological innovation based on innovative science, CSIR launched an annual Diamond Jubilee Technology Award on 26th September 2002 in commemoration of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The award is to encourage scientists, engineers and technologists to develop innovative technologies and products that are amongst the best in the world and enhance India’s image. The award acknowledges most outstanding technological innovation that has brought prestige to the nation.

The award is given to a technology that is developed in the country by Indian innovators and meets the highest global standards. Technologies leading to commercially successful products, processes and services, which give India a sustainable competitive advantage, are considered for the award. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs, a citation and a shield

Selection Procedure

Applications for the awards are invited through a press advertisement and personal letters. A two-tier stringent selection process is in place for selecting the awardee. At the first level screening, the most deserving applications are shortlisted by a committee of eminent experts representing diverse disciplines. At the second level, the shortlisted applications are considered by a high-level expert committee comprising eminent experts/technologists for the selection of the winner. The Committees are chaired by an eminent expert.

The Award is announced on 26th September, the CSIR Foundation Day, every year

Previous Year Awardee(s)




Tata Motors, Mumbai for ''India's first indigenously developed cars, Indica and Indigo"


Midas Communication, Chennai for "Development and commercialization of corDECT WLL (Wireless in Local Loop) access system and optima, a Fiber in Local Loop (FLL) access system".


Tejas Networks, Bangalore for "Next Generation of Optical (SDH/SONET) Networking Products".


Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., Mumbai for "Development and commercialization of Scorpio".


Tejas Networks Ltd., Bangalore for "Developing and commercializing the 1}1600, a high density core optical transport platform".


Serum Institute of India Ltd., Pune for Development of meningococcal a conjugate vaccine as “MenAfrivac”


Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru for Design and development of the e2o Electric Car


Avra Laboratories Pvt. Limited, Hyderabad for Development and commercialization of “Irinotecan - a unique drug for colorectal cancer”

None found suitable for award during the year 2005,2008,2009 and 2010