Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

Awards for Innovations by UG & PG students

Prof. U. R. Rao Award (PG)

Dr. S. K. Shivakumar Award (UG)

  • Exemplary innovations / solutions emanating from Science & Technology or any segment of economy that have helped transform the lives of people, particularly in rural areas or have enabled enterprises and employment would be recognised every year.
  • Applicant innovators would be Karnataka origin (by birth or domicile), located anywhere in the world.


  • PG Level : Prof. U. R. Rao Award for best innovation at postgraduate level
  • UG Level : Dr. S. K. Shivakumar Award for best innovation at undergraduate level
  • Each award carrying a Cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a Certificate
  • An Expert Committee of the Academy will scrutinise the entries and forward the list of best innovations in each category to the Executive Committee by December every year.
  • The announcement of the awards shall be placed on the KSTA website and awards distributed at the KSTA Annual Conference

How to Apply

  • Next announcement : September 2021.

Application Form (Available after announcement)

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