Innovative Student Projects Award

The Indian National Academy 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.
In order to provide impetus to the economic growth of the country and its development, it is important to promote leading edge indigenous technologies which are innovative, cost effective and appropriate for our environment. Therefore, 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 above scheme of Awards and is implementing it since 1998, to identify innovative and creative research projects undertaken by the students and scholars in the engineering institutions, and to give an early recognition and incentives to them. The Academy firmly believes that an early recognition of merit and talent is important which can mark the beginning of a brilliant career.
to encourage young engineers to engage themselves in industry oriented research.
to promote joint projects among Industry, Research Laboratories and Academic Institutions.
to induce Industry to take up further development of the recognized projects, which may ultimately become new and innovative industrial processes or products and may give first-in-the market advantage.
A database of Engineering Institutions in the country has been established by INAE covering Government and Private as well as Defence Services Technical Institutions. One best project/thesis in each of the Engineering Sections of INAE (mentioned in serial 7 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.
Call for Nominations 
One nomination for projects/theses in each of the Engineering Sections of INAE listed in Serial 7 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 2018 will be accepted by the Academy according to the following eligibility requirement.
(i) B.E./B.Tech projects completed upto June 30 during the academic year 2017-2018. Only Final Year (4th year) projects of students who will be completing their B.E./B.Tech degree requirements by June 30, 2018 are eligible to be nominated for the subject award
(ii) M.E./M.Tech theses examined from July 1, 2017 upto June 30, 2018 during the academic year 2017 -2018.
(iii) Ph.D. theses examined and accepted/recommended for Award from June 1, 2017 upto May 31, 2018.
It is compulsory that Degree / Provisional Degree Certificate must accompany the nomination proforma.
Last Date for Nominations
The last date of the receipt of nomination is July 7, 2018. Subsequently, when requested by the Academy, the Institution / College should be prepared to furnish copies of theses/projects along with relevant documents at a short notice.
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.
Presentation of the work of the Nominee 
The short listed nominees will be invited to make a presentation of their work before a Selection Committee of INAE for durations of 12 min (at Doctoral level) and 9 min (at Master’s level) and 7 min (at Bachelor level) on dates to be announced later. The presentation should be strictly based on a maximum of SIX slides at Doctoral & Master’s Levels and FIVE slides at Bachelor Level and shall be made on a prescribed format, which shall be forwarded to the shortlisted nominees, subsequently. C.V. of the candidate is not required for presentation.
Forwarding of Nominations 
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
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Doctoral Level
1Dr.Anirban Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur(Ultra Low Cost Indigenous Technology For Spinning Of Hemodialysis Hollow Fiber Membranes)
2Dr.Anindya Pain, CSIR-Central Buiding Research Institue, Roorkee.(Modified Pseudo-Dynamic Method For Seismic Earth Pressure and Associated Problems)
3Dr. NS Karthiselva, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.(Simultaneous Synthesis and Densification of Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics and Composites by Reactive Spark Plasma Sintering)
4Dr.Gourab Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.(Effect of Gate Dielectric Engineering on the Performance of Gan-Based Mis-Hemts)
5Dr. Adarsh Patel, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.(Robust Spectrum Sensing for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (Mimo) Cognitive Radio Networks)
Master's Level
1Mr. Mahenderan C, Indian Institute of Space and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram(Experimental Investigation of Spray and lame Characteristics in a SwrilStablized Burner)
2Mr. Jibin T Philip, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam(Synthesis Of Surfactant-Modified Ceria-Zirconia Hybrid Nanoparticles And Evaluation Its Tribolgical Properties As An Additive In Coconut Oil)
3Mr. L Karthikeyan, Indian Institute of Space and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram(Optically-Activated Zno Nanomaterial For Hydrogen Gas Sensor and its Correlation With Photoluminescence Spectra)
4Ms. ShreyasiSom, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar(Low Voltage DC Microgrid Protection)
5Ms Pallavi Venugopal M, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram(Computationally Efficient Deep Tracker : Guided MDNET)
Bachelor Level
1Padala Suresh Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
(Modelling Chloridvirene Ingress in Concrete Exposed to Oceanic Wave Splash)
2A.Raghu, P Bharath Kumar and K.Sarika
Mahatma Gandhi Insitute of Technology, Hyderabad
(Preliminary Evaluation of Multilayer High Temerature Coatings on Cf-SiC Composites)
3Pavithraa Devi A, Vignesh Shankar And Yashvi Singh
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
(High Temperature Erosion and Oxidation Behaviour of Gas Nitrided Valve Steel for IC ENGINE)
4Mallikarjun.S.E, Salil Chadha, Shubham Sham Sangodkar and SudeepDev S
International Institute for Aerospace Engineering and Management, (IIAEM, JAIN UNIVERSITY)
(Design, Analysis and Testing of Foldable Winglet for a Flying Wing Muav (Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Configuration)
5Chidambaram. SP, SakthishCharan. P, Saravanan. K and Sai Krishna. B
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperambudur Tk, Kancheepuram
(Design of Variable Braking System Using Intelligent Dual Calipers)
6Sant Saran, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra.
(Study of Optogenetic Control of Neuronal Signalling)
7Saurav Chandel and Piyush Menghani
Delhi Technological University, Delhi
(High Efficiency High Power Density Isolated DC-DC Resonant Converter)
8Divyansh Chourey, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, CG
(Forecasting The Frequency Of Power Grid For Optimal Frequency Stabilization Using Neuro-Fuzzy System On Matlab Based Platform)
9S Nivetha and K Priyanka
St. Joseph's Institute of Technology, Chennai
(Fool Proof Centralized Voting Machine Using Automation Systems)
10Karthicraja VM and Krishna Prasad VL
St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai
(Cassandra-IOT In Women Safety)
The Forms Will Be Available Shortly.