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CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award For School Children -2009

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier Industrial R&D Organisation in India. On the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee in 2002, CSIR initiated Invention Awards for school children to create awareness, interest and motivation for Intellectual Property amongst children. On the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day which is celebrated through out the world on 26th April, CSIR invites applications for the Eighth CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award(CDJIA) for School Children-2009 . The first prize winner would also become eligible for WIPO s Young Inventor s Award carrying a medal and a certificate.Applicant must provide the details of the invention submitted for the award in not more than 5000 words in English/Hindi including an abstract (in not more than 100 words), authenticated (by giving seal and date) and sent through the Principal/ Head of the School where the student is enrolled and personal details on a separate page as follows: Name, date of birth, school and residential address, class, telephone no. (residence/school), e-mail address.In case of proposals already selected for state, national, international or equivalent awards, only the subject matter covering the improvements need to be submitted for consideration of CDJIA-2009. Published inventions would be considered as per the provisions of the Patent Act.The applications for the award not exceeding 5000 words in English/Hindi with requisite drawings will be considered. The write-up must describe the subject matter in a problem-solution mode and highlighting the novel and non-obviousness feature of the invention and its advantages.Any Indian student enrolled in an Indian school below the age of 18 years as on 31st July 2009 can apply.The invention submitted should be one that is globally novel, non-obvious and utilitarian. It could be a new concept or idea or a solution to an existing problem or completely a new method/process/ device/ utility. It is not essential/ necessary that the invention should have been worked, only the concept of the invention should have been proved through a model, a prototype or experimental data. Details of any assistance/ guidance provided by teachers/parents/friends or others must be appropriately mentioned and acknowledged.Typed applications to be sent by Registered Post/Courier to: Head, Intellectual Property Management Division, CSIR, NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110 067 with the envelope marked on top left hand corner ‘CDJIA-2009′. You may also send application through email addressed to head.ipmd@niscair.res.in. However, a hard copy should also follow through post with Principal s authentication.Applications received on or before 31st October 2009 will be considered for the Award. Prizes : There are in all 60 prizes. Besides a certificate, the cash awards are:

  • First Prize (1 No.) – Rs. 50,000/-
  • Second Prize (2 Nos.) – Rs. 25,000/- each
  • Third Prize (3 Nos.) – Rs. 15,000/- each
  • Fourth Prize (4 Nos.) – Rs. 10,000/- each
  • Fifth Prize (50 nos.) – Rs. 5,000/- each

The awardees will be selected by a high level Awards Selection Committee. If required, the short listed candidates may be called for Interview at Delhi or at any other appropriate place. The decision of the Awards Selection Committee / CSIR will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiries/ correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The Awards will be announced on January 1, 2010, at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only.