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CSIR Innovation Award for School Children CIASC 2021

Organisation : CSIR
Competition Name : CSIR Innovation Award for School Children CIASC 2021
Applicable For : School Children
Contest Last Date : 31.05.2021 (Date is Extended)
Website : http://www.csir.res.in/

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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier Industrial R&D Organization in India.

Related / Similar Contest : CIASC 2022 CSIR Innovation Award For School Children

Innovation Award for school children to create awareness, interest and motivation for Intellectual Property has been created to support scientific temperament and to generate innovative spirit among school children.


Any Indian school going student
** Up to class XII
** Below 18 years of age on 1st January 2021


CIASC (CSIR Innovation Award for School Children) is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children.

The competition has been started in the year 2002 on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day which is celebrated throughout the world on 26th April.

CSIR invites students to send their original creative technological and design ideas in the form of proposal for the competition.


** The proposals submitted should be one that is novel and utilitarian. It could be a new concept or idea or design or a solution to an existing problem or completely a new method/ process/ device/ utility.

The concept of the innovation should have been proved through a model , a prototype or experimental data. It is encouraged that the focus of students on innovation is through ‘design ideas’.

** However, innovations related to other topics would equally be eligible. Essays/mere compilation of information from published literature/ downloaded from internet will not be considered. Details of any assistance/ guidance provided by teachers/parents/friends or others must be appropriately acknowledged.

** Applicant must submit the details of the innovation proposals by hard copy in English/Hindi (not more than 5000 words), along with a authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal / Head of the School where the student is enrolled.

** Proposals must have title of the Innovation, name and date of birth of the candidate, school and residential address, class, telephone no. (residence /school) and e-mail address.

Whom To Send

Applications should be submitted by hard copy through Registered Post/Courier to
Head, CSIR-Innovation Protection Unit ,
NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg,
Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110 067 with the envelope marked on top left hand corner ‘CIASC- 2021’.

It may please be noted that a hard copy of all applications should be submitted through post with authentication letter (with seal and date) from the School Principal on the innovation claims being made.


There are in all 15 prizes. Besides a certificate, the cash awards are

** First Prize (1 Nos.) Rs. 1,00,000/ –
** Second Prize (2 Nos.) Rs. 50,000/- each
** Third Prize (3 Nos.) Rs. 30,000/ – each
** Fourth Prize (4 Nos.) Rs. 20,000/- each
** Fifth Prize (5.) Rs. 10,000/- each

It is not mandatory that al l the above 15 prizes for the award would be given.


Proposal must reach IPU, CSIR before 30th April, 2021. Applications received on or before 30th April, 2021 will be considered for the Award.

Announcement Of Award

The Award will be announced on or before 26th September , 2021, at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only. The awards will be given to winners on CSIR Foundation Day i.e. 26th September, 2021. The cost of travel and stay at New Delhi will be borne by CSIR.

Guidelines :


Proposal must reach IPU, CSIR before 30th April, 2021. Applications received on or before 30th April, 2021 will be considered for the Award.

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