Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

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 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 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. 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.

The call for nominations to be considered for the subject Fellowship, during the Financial Year 2020-2021 is now announced. Nominees who had applied in previous Financial Years and not selected are eligible to apply again till the nominee has a residual service of five years left in his/her parent organization.

The last date for the receipt of nominations for the Financial Year 2020-2021 is June 30, 2020.

Recipients of Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2019-20

Nominees Selected During year 2019-20

Prof. Rohit Srivastava, Head, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “ ‘U can’- World’s first self cervix screening device” leading to portable hand- held solution, which any individual can use with minimum training.

Prof Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, IIT Patna Main Campus, Amhara, Bihta was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on “Shushrut”- a system for increasing efficiency and diagnosis-accuracy of clinical workflow in Indian radiology using Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing leading to development of a suite of tools to reduce the burden of report generation on radiologists in India, so that they can concentrate on diagnosis only.

Prof. V Kamakoti, Senior Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Madras was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Design of SHAKTI based secure Micro-processor” leading to development of Processor System-on-Chip (SoC).

Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan,Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Head, TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development, Indian Institute of Technology Madras  was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Design and commercialization of an indigenous lever-operated orthotic knee” leading to development of an easy-to-operate affordable locked knee joint for Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO).

Prof. Subhananda Chakrabarti, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai  was conferred for his proposal for pursing the research on “ Development of high resolution and large format (640X512 and 1KX1K) prototype Thermal imagers for night vision and surveillance applications” leading to development of completely indigenous prototypes of large format, thermal imagers for night vision and surveillance applications.

Prof. Bikramjit Basu, Professor, Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Design, manufacturing, pre-clinical validation of novel metallic/ceramic dental implants” leading to development of dental implant in India and to provide globally competitive dental implants at lower cost.

Prof. Debatosh Guha, Professor, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta  was conferred for his proposal for carrying out research work on “Development of Metasurface Enabled Multifunction Antennas for Medical and 5G Applications” leading to development of a novel metasurface based antenna technology to satisfy the special requirements of modern 5G communications and medical applications with improved performance.