Innovative Student Projects Award 2021

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EligibilityB.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/PhD students
AwardUp to INR 25,000 and a certificate


About the Program

Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) is inviting applications for the Innovative Student Projects Award 2021 from B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/Ph.D. students. The award aims to identify innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students in the engineering institutions and to give early recognition and incentive to them. The award carries a cash award of up to INR 25,000.

Scholarship Details
  • Innovative Student Projects Award 2021 Deadline31-Jul-2021

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be an Indian citizen
    • Have completed the final year (4th year) B.E./B.Tech projects from 1st August 2020  to 15th July 2021 for the academic year 2020-2021
    • Have completed M.E./M.Tech degrees (examined from Aug 1, 2020, up to July 15, 2021, during the academic year 2020-2021)
    • Have Ph.D. degree (examined and accepted/recommended for the award from June 1, 2020, up to June 30, 2021)


    Note: It is compulsory that the degree/ provisional degree certificate must accompany the nomination proforma.


    The award shall comprise -

    • A certificate and INR 25,000 in cash for the awardees selected at Doctoral Level.
    • INR 15,000 in cash for the awardees selected at the Master’s level.
    • INR 10,000 in cash for the awardees selected at Bachelor level to each team member, subject to a maximum of four team members.
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and register. 
    Step 2: Read the instructions and download the application proforma. 
    Step 3: Fill in the required details. 
    Step 4: Attach supporting documents.
    Step 5: Send the duly filled and ink-signed copy of the application to -

    Executive Director
    Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
    6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609, 
    Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon – 122018

    Note: 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 the award of the degree and not through the organization where the candidate is presently working.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 31st July 2021

Selection Criteria
  • There would be a two-tier selection process wherein the initial shortlisting would be done by the 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.
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Terms and Conditions
  • The awardees will be invited for the INAE Annual Convention being held in December each year wherein they would be conferred with the Award and also inducted as “Student-Members” for a period of five years.
  • Potentially innovative projects/theses are assessed at three levels, viz., B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D.

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