Innovation Scholars Program at Rashtrapti Bhavan

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Last date to apply

September 15, 2016

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About Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme

  • Innovation Scholars in Residence programme was launched on December 11,2013 with a viewtopromote the spirit of innovation and give impetus to the grassroots innovation activities.
    • This is the fourth Batch of the Innovation Programme.
  • The application for the Fourth batch of Innovation scholars will end on September 15, 2016, and the batch will commence for two weeks that is from March 4-18, 2017.
  • Objectives of the Innovation scholars In-Residence programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan are:
    • Provide an environment to grassroots innovators to work on a project in hand and take their innovative ideas forward.
    • Provide linkages with technical institutions to the selected innovators to strengthen their capacity to innovate.
    • Provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of the society. 
  • First batch of Innovation Scholars-in-residence program was held from July 1, 2014, to July 20, 2014.
  • Second batch of the Innovation Scholars-in-residence program was held from March 7, 2015, to March 20, 2015.
  • Third batch of the Innovation Scholars-in-residence was held from March 12-26, 2016

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Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Open to all
  •  The Innovation Scholars in residence programme is open to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates, researchers etc.
  • The Programme is also open to school drop outs.
  • The person should who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas and the present innovation  can be at any stage
    • Research Level
    • Proof of Concept
    • Illustrative Prototype
    • Demonstrative Prototype
    • Final Product

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Reward

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Rewards

  • Stay in Rashtrapati Bhawan for 2 weeks. 

Previous Batch Innovation Scholars and their innovation

Name Innovation Title
G.K.Ratnakar Mini Hydro Turbines
Mushtaq Ahmed Dar Walnut Cracker
Lal Biakzuala Ratle Bamboo Splint Making Machine
M.L.Chinthakindi Laxmi Asu making machine
Amrut Lal Bawandas Agrawat Aaruni Bullock card and Innovation Pulley
Anuradha Pal Right biotic: The fastest anti-biotic finder
Swapnil Debajit Talukdar Foot operated manual page-turning machine

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Application form and Process

Participants can only apply online for the Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan. 

Documents to be uploaded at the time of online application process

  • The photo should be in jpg format and should not exceed 1MB in size.
  • Technical Information in pdf format and should not exceed 10MB in size.
  • Test Report/ Evidence of functional efficiency report in pdf format and should not exceed 10 MB in size.
  • Photos- Maximum 3 and each photo should not exceed 1 MB in size.

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Selection Process

Selection for Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan will be done by a committee.

  • A Committee will shortlist a panel of 8 scholars and out of that 4-5 scholars will be chosen for the innovation scholars in residence program.
  • Preference will be given to young innovators.
  • Scholars would be chosen from Pan India level.

Innovation scholars In-Residence Programme Address

Rashtrapati Bhavan , New Delhi - 110 004

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President of India

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