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National Award for Womens Development 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Jul-2016
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AwardMemento, citation and cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for individual and Rs 10 lakhs for institutions.
EligibilityIndividual/Institute having minimum 10 years experience
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division, 
Department of Science & Technology, 
Technology Bhavan, 
New Mehrauli Road, 
New Delhi-110 016

What is National Award for Womens Development 2016?

National Award for Womens Development award has been instituted to recognize the contribution of individuals/institutions who have worked at the grassroots level for women’s development through application of science and technology (S&T)

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • The award is open to resident Indian citizens and institutions registered in India. Employees of Department of Science & Technology are not eligible for this award.
  • The individual/ institution should have a minimum experience of 10 years and outstanding contribution in research, design, development, adaptation or application of science and technology at the grassroots level for women’s development.
  • Individuals/ institutions that have received this award earlier are not eligible for consideration. 

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by nomination only

Nomination for the Award can be made by Vice Chancellors of Universities, Directors of IITs, NITs, R&D institutions, Heads of science based voluntary organizations, Secretaries of S&T Departments, Secretaries of State Departments/State Councils for S&T; earlier winners of this award.

Nominations typed on plain paper complete with enclosures in the format should be sent by post and a soft copy should be sent by email

Terms and Conditions

General Terms & Conditions

  1. A Selection Committee consisting of eminent persons has been constituted by the Department of Science & Technology for this purpose.
  2. The Selection Committee will have the sole right to select the awardees and formulate rules governing such selection.
  3. If during consideration of the nominations received and/or of other eligible candidates, no one is deemed suitable for the award, it would not be given that year.
  4. In exceptional circumstances, if more than one individual/institution is selected for an award, the amount of award will be separately given to each.
  5. No correspondence will be entertained regarding the selection of the awardees or on the selection procedure.
  6. Recommendation other than that of the nominator will not be considered and will lead to disqualification.
  7. The awardees shall be intimated by post and e-mail.
  8. The Department of Science & Technology will have a right to modify the terms and conditions for the award as and when it deems fit.
  9. Documents submitted can be returned after completion of the process including presentation ceremony of the award, if requested.
  10. Nominations received on earlier occasions for the award will be admissible only with fresh accomplishments subsequently. 
  11. The awardees will be expected to deliver a talk at a place and venue to be intimated by the Department of Science and Technology. 

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