Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship
Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) had launched the INAE-SERB, DST Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in the year 2017 to recognize, encourage and support translational research by Indian Nationals working in various capacities of engineering profession, in public funded institutions in the country.
The nominee should have a minimum of 5 years’ service left in the parent organization. The Fellowship amount is Rs 25,000/- per month in addition to salary being drawn. A Research Grant of Rs.15.00 lakh per annum, which can be utilized for engineering research and innovation activity including hiring of manpower, consumables, national and international travel for research purposes, chemicals, equipment, etc will also be provided. A Maximum of 10 Fellowships will be awarded per year. The duration of the Fellowship will be initially for three years, extendable by upto two more years depending on the performance and the Fellowship can be held for a maximum of 5 years.
Nominations are accepted for the Fellowship throughout the year. In addition, two calls for nominations are announced in each Financial Year. A soft copy of the nomination is required to be forwarded to INAE through email followed by one ink signed original hard copy to be sent to INAE Office, Gurgaon through Speed Post/Courier.
All the nominees who had applied earlier in response to the first call for nominations for the Financial Year 2018-19 are not eligible to apply again this year, since a nominee may apply only once in a year. However, a nominee may apply again once in each subsequent Financial Year till he/she has a residual service of five years left in his/her parent organization.
The last date for the receipt of nominations for the second call of Nominations for the Financial Year 2018-19 is Dec 31, 2018.
Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2018-19
Prof B Ravi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research on Accelerating Medical device innovation and to develop, commercialize and create social impact through two innovative medical products for diagnosis of disease and effective treatment.
Prof PV Madhusudhan Rao, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research on Medical and Assistive Devices and to develop Tactile Diagrams for the Visually Impaired and Training, capacity building and dissemination of technology developed.
Prof Amrutur Bharadwaj, Department of Electrical Communication, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was conferred for pursuing research on Streetcloud for autonomous drones with the objective of using the smart city’s Street cloud Infrastructure to support autonomous drone fleets through hardware design of Pole Compute and Communication Platform.
Dr G Kumaraswamy, Principal Scientist, Polymer and Advanced Materials Laboratory, CSIR -National Chemical Laboratory, Pune was conferred for carrying out research on 3D printing of ceramics, metals and composites using aqueous inks with a view to develop aqueous colloidal solutions as inks for 3D printing of ceramics, metals composites.
Prof Samir K Pal, Senior Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological & macromolecular Sciences, SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research leading to Large Scale Validation and Field Trials of an Indigenous Non-Invasive Non-Contact Robust Portable Hand -held Device for accurate measurement of Bilirubin level, Hemoglobin concentration and Oxygen saturation in Neonatal Subject.
To view recipients of previous year AKTIN fellowship