Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2020-2021
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 Individuals 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 and a Research Grant of Rs.15.00 lakh per annum will also be provided. An Overhead of Rs.1.00 lakh per annum will also be provided to the host institute. 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, calls for nominations are announced in each Financial Year.
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 accepted through email as a pdf file to INAE (email@example.com) as a special provision only for the Year 2020-21. In case, the document is not signed (with scanned copy of the signature), an email should be sent by the Nominator viz Heads of the Institutions/ organizations, Presidents/ Fellows of National Science/ Engineering Academies, SS Bhatnagar Awardees and JC Bose awardees, authenticating the nomination.
In case lockdown is lifted and postal/courier services are resumed in your area, you may also forward the ink-signed copy of nomination on the prescribed Proforma to INAE Office, Gurgaon through Speed Post/Courier.
List of Nominees conferred with Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in Financial Year 2020-21:
Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait, Head, Centre for the Environment and Professor of Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati conferred for his proposal on “Prototype Development for Catechins Extraction and Production of Low Cost Antioxidant Tablets and Capsules”.
Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya, GVMM Chair and Professor, NL 115X, Manufacturing Science Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur conferred for his proposal on “Disruptive nanotechnology driven innovation for Treatment of Textile Wastewater: Proposal to Scale up existing pilot plant of 10KLD (kilo-liter/day) to real needs of Textile Industry”.
Prof. Preeti Rao, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay conferred for her proposal on “Development of Instrumental Measures for Oral Skill in Any Language Based on Automatically Computed Speech Signal Parameters”.
Prof. Shiv Govind Singh, Professor, Department of Electrical, Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad conferred for his proposal on “Early Detection of C3 And C3a Proteins from The Eye Vitreous of Elderly Person for The Diagnosis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Monitoring Treatment Response”.
Dr. Gaurab Banerjee, Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore conferred for his proposal on “ Design, Development and Commercialization of Radar-On-Chip Technology”.
Prof. Srinivasan Raghavan, Professor, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore conferred for his proposal on “Beyond AlGaN-GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors for Power and RF Electronics: ScAlN Technology Development for RF Filters and Nitride Electronics”.