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)

Award 2022-23: Selected Innovative Projects

Prof. U. R. Rao Award for Innovative Project by PG Students

Title of the ProjectName of the InvestigatorAward Amount (Rs.)
Topical formulation loaded with pomegranate seed oil for the treatment of Psoriasis.Vidya K10,000
Exploration and screening of insect species from different habitat for their antimicrobial activity against plant pathogens of horticultural crops.Akshay Kumar10,000
Design of nasal route mucoadhesive in-situ gel and establish pharmacodynamic treatment for motion sickness using animal modelShivani Srinivasan H10,000
A low-cost Nanomaterial based electro chemical immunosera for detection of trichomoniasisS Ajith Kumar10,000
To analyze the protective role of quercetin and saroglitazar on ethanol induced hepatic steatosisLakshana D P10,000

Dr. S. K. Shivakumar Award for Innovative Project by UG Students

Title of the ProjectName of the InvestigatorAward Amount (Rs.)
Biomedical foot balancing platform to measure plantar foot pressureVibhu Karn and Group  10,000
Leg Aided Hole Digger for sapling PlantationPadma Priya  Mohan and Group10,000
Smart city auto ticketing and crowd management for Bus travelS.C. Arham and Group  10,000
Chalaka MithraNinaada M S10,000
Modified Desalination system withg water cooled condenser operated by solar PV panelGanesh Amate10,000
  • 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 recognized 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.
  • Awardees of these Awards during the last two years will not be considered

How to Apply

KSTA will invite applications and soft copy of the duly filled application to be sent to award.ksta@gmail.com and hard copy to the below mentioned postal address before the last date:

Karnataka Science and Technology Academy
‘Prof. U R Rao Vijnana Bhavan’,
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road, College of Horticultural Sciences Entrance,
Opp. Doddabettahalli Layout busstop,
Vidyaranyapura Post, Bengaluru 560097

Application Form

Download application form using the following link

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