INAE-Innovative Student Projects Award-2020
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.
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 7 of the Nomination Form, at each level, viz., Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor are accepted from an Engineering College 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 scanned soft copy of the completed nomination form should also be sent by email to
The nominations must be sent by Principal/Deans/Heads/Registrar/Director 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 2020 will be accepted by the Academy according to the following eligibility requirement.
Final Year (4th year) B.E./B.Tech projects completed upto July 31, 2020 for the academic year 2019-2020.
M.E./M.Tech theses examined from July 1, 2019 upto July 31, 2020 during the academic year 2019-2020.
Ph.D. theses examined and accepted/recommended for Award from June 1, 2019 upto May 31, 2020.
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 the awardees selected at Doctoral Level; Rs.15000/- in cash for the awardees selected at Master’s Level; and Rs 10,000/- in cash for the awardees selected at Bachelor level to each team member, 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:
In view of the unprecedented global crisis due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19 virus, the submission of the prescribed Nomination Form and all supporting documents are being accepted through email as a pdf file to INAE () as a special provision only for this year. In case, the document is not signed (with scanned copy of the signature), an email should be sent by the sponsor viz Principal/Deans/Heads/Registrar/Director of Engineering College/Institution, where the candidate has carried out his project/thesis for award of degree, authenticating the nomination.
In case lockdown is lifted and postal and courier services are resumed in your area, you may also forward the ink-signed copy of nomination in the prescribed Proforma at the following address.
Lt. Col Shobhit Rai (Retd)
Deputy Executive Director
Indian National Academy of Engineering
6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609
SPAZE I-Tech Park,Tower A,
Sector 49, Sohna Road
Gurgaon, Haryana (India) – 122018
Phone: 0124-4239480, Fax: 0124-4239481
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.
The last date of the receipt of nomination is August 31, 2020.
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: 2019
Dr. Abir De, IIT Kharagpur (Modeling and Learning Influence in Social Networks)
Dr. Gaurav Goswami, IIIT Delhi (Unraveling Representations for Face Recognition from Handcrafted to Deep Learning)
Dr. Subham Swaroop Sahoo, IIT Delhi (Coordinated Control of DC Microgrids)
Dr. Shambhu Sau, IIT Bombay (Modular Converter Topologies with Reduced Transformer Rating and Capacitor Size for High-Power Regenerative Drives)
Dr. Surender Singh, IIT Roorkee (Utilization of RAP for Sustainable Concrete Pavements)
Dr. P Mastanaiah, IIT Hyderabad (Electron Beam Welding and Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys (AA2219 and AA50830)
Dr. Raosaheb Ananda Farakte, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (Transport Phenomena in Multiphase processes)
Dr. Lokamanya Chikmath, IIAEM, Jain University, Bengalore. (Non-linear prognostic analysis of fastener joints for structural health monitoring applications)
Dr. Atasi Dan, IISc. Bangalore (Spectrally Selective tandem absorbers for photothermal conversion in high temperature solar thermal systems)
Dr. Nithin Chandran, IIT Kharagpur (Sequence and structural analysis of RNAs and their interactions with proteins)
Mr. Shivam H Ribadiya, Chandubhai S Patel Institute of Technology, Charusat, Gujarat (Time Synchronization Protocol using NavIC)
Mr. Rishab Anand, IIT Bombay (Simplified Control Strategy for Inhomogeneous Series-Connected Battery Strings)
Mr. Vikram Kishore Bharti, IIT Hyderabad (Carbon-Sulfur Composites as High Performance Cathode Materials for Lithiuim-Sulfur Batteries)
Ms Neethu M, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (Actuator Interface Board Design for Momentum-biased Cubesat ADCS)
Ms Ruchika Zalpouri, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Development and Evaluation of Refraction Based System for Dehydration of Potato)
Mr. Gandikota Rohit, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (Harnessing Deep Generative Models for Multimedia Data Hiding)
Ms Sharmila Reddy Nangi, IIT Kharagpur (A Deep Generative Model for Code-Switched Text)
Ms Archana CM, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (Dodecagonal Voltage Space Vector Based Direct Torque Control Scheme for Open-End Winding Induction Motor with a Single DC Source)
Ms Sneha Gem Mathew, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Low Complexity Cyclostationary Feature Detection using Sub-Nyquist Samples)
Mr Bala Suraj Pedasingu, IIT Tirupati (ALTO: Adversarial Learning for Tracking Objects)
Mr. Suraj R, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram (PS4Net: An Opportunistic Software Defined Networking Framework Over PSLV Stage 4)
Mr. O Vamshi, Mr. V Charan, Mr. G Raja Vallabh and Ms. Aishwarya Reddy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology (MGIT), Hyderabad (Path Correcting Multi-Purpose Agricultural Robot)
Mr. K Lakshman Vedavyas and Ms L Pooja Mahatma Gandhi, Institute of Technology (MGIT), Hyderabad (Effect of Milling Time and Optimization of Poling Conditions on Piezoelectric Properties of BCZT Ceramics)
Mr. Gracio Joyal Lobo, Ms. Amrutha K, Mr. Dumpeti Vineeth and Mr. Medisetti Swami Charan, International Institute for Aerospace Engineering and Management, Jain University, Bangalore. (Tubercles Effect on a Wing Performance for NACA 634-421 Aerofoil)
Mr. J Chandra Bose, Mr. G Mohan Kumar, Mr.. A Muthushivashankar and Mr. CB Raambalagi National Engineering College, NEC, Kovilpatti (Experimental Study on Bio-Concrete by Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregate Using Medical Vial waste)
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