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INAE- Innovative Student Projects Award-2019

INAE-Innovative Student Projects Award-2019
The last date of the receipt of nomination is July 7, 2019
INAE-Innovative Student Projects Award-2019

A database of Engineering Institutions in the country has been established by INAE covering Government and Private as well as Defense Services Technical Institutions. Best project/thesis in each of the Engineering Sections of INAE (mentioned in serial 9 of the Nomination Proforma) at the three levels, viz., Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor recommended by the Heads of various Engineering Institutions / Colleges will be evaluated for their innovative potential by an INAE Selection Committee comprising of experts from each major field of engineering.

INAE, Established in 1987, is a peer body of some of the most distinguished engineers in India and abroad. The salient objects of the academy are to promote the advancement of and excellence in the practice of engineering and technology and the related science disciplines and their application to problems of national importance. The academy also aims at presenting research and development activities in engineering at academic and professional forums in India and abroad INAE encourages inventions, scientific investigations and research, and promotes their application for development of all sectors of the national economy.

There is a need to encourage research and development culture amongst engineers during the formative years of their undergraduate and postgraduate training, so that they begin their professional career well prepared with ideas and innovative skills.

The Academy instituted the Innovative Student Projects Award since 1988 to identify innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students in the engineering institutions, and to give an early recognition and incentives to them.

Engineering Disciplines:

Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mining, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Energy Engineering and Interdisciplinary Engineering & Special fields


Call for Nominations:

Only one nomination for projects/theses in each of the Engineering Sections of INAE listed in Serial 9 of the Nomination Form, at the three levels, viz., Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor are invited from Deans/Heads of Engineering College/Departments for assessing their innovative potential and intrinsic merit.

The nominations are to be sent on A-4 size paper in the prescribed format given in the brochure. (Ink signed copy of the nominations are to be sent, in case the same has been downloaded from INAE website). A CD containing a soft copy of the same may also be sent in MS Word along with the hard copy of the Proforma.

The nominations must be sent by Deans/Heads of Engineering College where the candidate has carried out his project/thesis for award of degree and not through the organization where the candidate is presently working.


Potentially innovative projects/theses are assessed at three levels, viz., B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D. Nominations for the awards 2019 will be accepted by the Academy according to the following eligibility requirement.

​B.E./B.Tech projects completed upto June 30, 2019 during the academic year 2018-2019. Only Final Year (4th year) projects of students who will be completing their B.E./B.Tech degree requirements by June 30, 2019 are eligible to be nominated for the subject award

M.E./M.Tech theses examined from July 1, 2018 upto June 30, 2019 during the academic year 2018 -2019.

Ph.D. theses examined and accepted/recommended for Award from June 1, 2018 upto May 31, 2019.

It is compulsory that Degree / Provisional Degree Certificate must accompany the nomination proforma.

Awards and Grants:

The Award shall comprise a certificate and Rs.25000/- in cash for selected theses at Doctoral Level; Rs.15000/- in cash for selected Master’s Level theses; and Rs. 10,000/- in cash to each team member of the selected project at Bachelor level, subject to a maximum of four team members.

All Innovative Student Project Awardees will also be inducted as “Student-Members” during the Awards Ceremony in INAE Annual Convention. The Student -membership is valid for a period of five years.


How to Apply:

After downloading and Filling the Nomination form, the ink signed hard copy of the nominations should be sent by courier/Speed Post to:

Executive Director,

Indian National Academy of Engineering,

6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609,

SPAZE I-Tech Park, Tower A,

Sector 49, Sohna Road,

Gurgaon – 122018

Tel : 0124 – 4239480

Fax : 0124 -  4239481

Email :


A Scanned soft copy of the completed nomination form should also be sent by email to


Selection Procedure:

There would be a two-tier selection process wherein the initial shortlisting would be done by selection committee. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to make a presentation before the selection committee on dates to be announced later. The selection committee would then recommend the nominee for conferment of the award for the approval by the governing council.


Presentation of the award:

The awardees will be invited for the INAE annual convention being held in December each year wherein they would be conferred the award and also inducted as Student Members for a period of five years.


Important Dates:

The last date of the receipt of nomination is July 7, 2019.


Please click on the "Nomination Form" button to download nomination form and click on the "Previous Awardees" button for all previous award winners.


Recipients of Innovative Student Projects Award: 2018

Doctor Level:

Dr. Abhijit Chandra Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Soft Aspherical Optical lens)


Dr. Brince Paul, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (Zinc Oxide nanowire based Biosensors on flexible substrate for point of care applications)


Dr. Jopaul K Ignatious, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Aeroacoustics of free and impinging jets and its suppression in a launch vehicle lift-off ambience)


Dr. Manugula Vijayalakshmi, university of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Advanced methods of joining for Indian reduced activation ferritic-martensitic steel)


Dr. Manas Kuamr Jena, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Application of Synchrophasor Measurement for enhanced back-up protection and situational awareness)


Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Studies on multi-band and broadband absorbers based on passive/active frequency selective surface)


Master’s Level:            

Mr. Jayeshkumar Sevantilal Mevada, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (Intensification of Intracellular Enzyme Recovery)


Mr. Rajarshi Roychaudhuri, Indian institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (Self Assembled Nano-Heterostructures of Mno2 for efficient vapor sensor device applications)


Bachelor Level:

Mr. Saikat Dey, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (SiC MOSFET based resonant power electronic converters for high frequency applications)


Ms R.Hemalatha, St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai (Fabrication of Novel Pesticide tool and its application in food samples)


Mr. Vishwaraj Srivastava, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (Development of Haptic Gloves for its use as an Assistive Technology for Blinds using Augmented and Mixed Reality)


Mr. Hariharan S, Mr. Gowatham Raju C and Mr. Santhana Bharathi M, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai (Development of Cost Effective Matte Glaze for Double Firing Wall tiles and their behavior studies)


Mr. Aathira Vijayakumar Hegde, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (Current error space vector PWM based speed sensor-less field oriented control of induction motor drive with stator resistance estimation)


Mr. S Akash, Mr M Arun Karthik and Mr. G Bharath Raj, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Tamilnadu (Adaptive Distance protection scheme with compensation for infeed in smart grid environment)


Mr. Litu Rout, Indian Institute of Space Science and technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Boosting visual object tracking performance using a stack of machine learning algorithms)


Ms. Anupama Arun, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Dictionary learning based algorithms for compressed sensing based reconstruction of undersampled magnetic resonance imaging data)

About Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) founded in 1987 comprises India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines, and functions as an apex body to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology and the related sciences and disciplines in India and their application to problems of national importance.

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