In order to inculcate scientific culture amongst school children, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has instituted a competition ‘Innovation Award for School Children’.

• Any Indian School going student of Class I to XIII
• Below 18 years of age on 1st January, 2022

The proposal for CIASC award 2022 should relate to innovations developed /published / exhibited during the period January 1, 2021 to 31st December, 2021 for consideration of the award. The applications for the award not exceeding 5000 words in English/Hindi with requisite drawings/photographs will be considered. The proposals would be categorized in groups such as Biotechnology/biology, Chemical, Electronics & Engineering/device and design.  Proposal already awarded by any central/state government, ministry/ department/ organization/ need not to be sent for this scheme.

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 all the above 15 prizes for the award would be given.

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-2022.

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.

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children-2022 participants can submit their entries through email ID:- also. Scanned copy of authentication certificate (having seal and date) issued by the Principal / Head of the School where the student is enrolled is necessary with proposal. In absence of the same, your school principal may please forward the entries to email ID :-

Proposal must reach IPU, CSIR before 30th April, 2022. Applications received on or before 30th April, 2022 will be considered for the Award.


The Award will be announced on or before 26th September, 2022, at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only.

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CSIR Innovation Award for School Children-2022 [CIASC-2022]
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