Purpose of the 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.
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 Award since 1998 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.
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.
It is compulsory that Degree / Provisional Degree Certificate must accompany the nomination proforma.
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 email@example.com
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
Last Date for Nominations
The last date of the receipt of nomination is August 31, 2020.
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.
There would be a two-tier selection process wherein the initial shortlisting would be done by the Selection Committee. The short listed 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 with the Award and also inducted as “Student-Members” for a period of five years.
Forwarding of Nominations
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
A Letter from Prof Indranil Manna, Vice-President, (Fellowship, Awards and Corporate Communication), INAE inviting nominations for the award can be viewed by Clicking Here.
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