GSI Awards

Philosophy behind the Grad Science Innovation (GSI) Awards:

Dr. K. V. Rao Scientific Society (KVRSS) is a not-for-profit Society, dedicated to the promotion of science among youth, from school to University students. With a view of fostering spirit of scientific enquiry and promoting innovation among students, KVRSS announces an annual science fair wherein the Grad Science Innovation Awards will be given for entries displaying scientific concepts for solutions to every-day issues through some novel concept/method/process/device. The GSI Awards contest aims to encourage innovation among college students, both graduates and post-graduates, through a competition wherein the Grad Science Innovation Awards would be given to the students who come up with the most original exhibits/concepts in various fields of science. The competition will be held in various branches of science. The competition is open to all students pursuing graduation or postgraduation in the state of Telangana.

The proposals should focus on Innovative Ideas of students and not a mere compilation of ideas or project – work downloaded from the internet.

In 2019-20, KVRSS collaborated with CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad to identify young champions who have ideas on fighting the Climate Change in their local ecosystem, as a one-time event.

KVRSS GSI Awards 2020-21

The competition is open to students pursuing graduation or post-graduation in sciences in the state of Telangana. All students must have permission/certificate from the college to enter the Competition. The decision regarding the students' eligibility to participate rests with KVRSS - who in turn will constitute selection committees consisting of eminent scientists. The decisions of these expert committees will be final.

A. Entry requirements from participants:

  • Summary: A brief overview of project in English.
  • Particulars of the Team: (to be filled as in the attached format or Google Form).
  • Proposal: A brief description of the issue being investigated, its importance/relevance, methodology pursued and the expected result.
  • Concept: The scientific concept being used or explained.
  • Research: A write up of the research undertaken for finding the solution.
  • Materials & Method or How: Detailed description of the experiment/s or design.
  • Results or What was found: Experimental data of the experiments or testing, and analysis of the data.
  • Discussion: Interpretation of results.
  • Conclusion/Report & Future Work: Details of the outcome of the result and an explanation of the results obtained.
  • Bibliography, References and Acknowledgements.

A. Entry requirements from participants:

The awards would be given as follows:
  • Winners Rs.10,000/-only
  • Runner-up-I Rs. 8,000/- only
  • Runner-up-II Rs. 5,000/- only

C. Judging Criteria:

  • How inspiring is the idea?
  • Capacity to make impact in some way.
  • Interest & Creativity demonstrated by the team.
  • Knowledge and use of scientific concepts.
  • Interpretation of results.
  • Presentation and communication skills.
  • Decision of Judges is final & no communication in this regard will be entertained.

D. Eligibility:

  • A student can be part of only one project.
  • A student must be: A regular and bonafide student of a college / institution
  • Should be pursuing their BSc or MSc in any branch of science.
  • Abstracts and additional material must be in English.
  • A team may have a maximum of three members and from the same college / institute.

E. Registration:

  • All students, individuals and teams, must register as per the format given.
  • Each Team must have a Team Leader identified .
  • Complete project and all additional materials must be submitted on or before 10th April 2021.
  • Registration and submission of a project does not guarantee an entry into the final Presentation.
  • Projects selected for final presentation will be intimated by 30th April 2021.
  • Date of Final Presentation of selected projects will be held online on 15th May 2021.
  • Team Leader will present the project to the panel of judges.
  • Any changes in event dates will be intimated.

NOTE: Projects that are just informational, working-models, kit building or downloads from internet will not be considered. A project maybe a part of a larger study performed by professional scientists, but the project presented by the students must be only their own portion of the complete study.

Students have to send the information as per the following format to register.

  • Name of the student:
  • Photo
  • Degree & Year:
  • Date of birth:
  • Address:
  • Mobile number:
  • email address:
  • College name:
  • Address:
  • Telephone number:
  • Mail ID:
  • Mobile number:
  • Principal's name:
  • Mentor's name:
  • Address:
  • Mobile number:
  • email address:
  • Number of Students in the Team:
  • Title of the Project:
  • * All students in a team must submit the above details.