Innovative Student Projects Award

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.

Eligibility

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 June 30, 2020 for the academic year 2019-2020.
M.E./M.Tech theses examined from July 1, 2019 upto June 30, 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.

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 inaehq@inae.in

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 7th day of July each year.

The Award

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.

Selection Procedure

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

The ink-signed copy of nomination in the prescribed Proforma may be forwarded at the following address:

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

A scanned soft copy of the completed nomination form should also be sent by email to inaehq@inae.in

Nomination Form 

Recipients of Innovative Student Projects Award.

2019
Ph.D. Level
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)
M.E./M.Tech Level
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)
B.E./B.Tech Level
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)