5th CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Awards (CDJIA) 2006 for School Children


Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier Industrial R&D Organisation in India. It has been a path setter in the Intellectual Property Movement in the country and a thought leader internationally. CSIR's own IPR record is enviable. It is by far the largest patent holder in India and ranked amongst one of the top PCT patent filers from all developing countries. 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.

This year CSIR announces the ‘Fifth CSIR Diamond Jubilee invention Award for School Children’. The first prize winner would also become eligible for WIPO’s Young Inventor’s Award carrying a medal and a certificate.

The Applicant

Any Indian student enrolled in an Indian school below the age of 18 years as on 31st July 2006 can apply.

The Application

Applicant must provide the details of the invention submitted for the award in not more than 5000 words in English 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-2006. Published inventions would be considered as per the provisions of the Patent Act.

The applications for the award not exceeding 5000 words only in English 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.

The Invention

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.

The Submission

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-2006'. You may send application also by email :head.ipmd@niscair.res.in.

The Deadline

Applications received on or before 15th August 2006 will be considered for the Award.


There are in all 60 prizes besides a certificate, as follows:

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 Results

The Awards will be announced on CSIR Foundation Day, the 26th September 2006 at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only.

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