According to the latest circular released by the university on its the official website, IGNOU has opened invitation of applications from candidates for IGNOU Student Innovation Award 2019.
The awards conducted by the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE) strive towards the recognition and promotion of innovations carried out by the IGNOU students in different fields.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has a varied group of students having different kinds of skills and talent. It is observed that many of them are involved in doing new and innovative things at their work place or at home. In order to identify, recognize and promote such innovator students, the University formulated a special scheme of Student Innovation Awards.
Any bona fide and registered students of IGNOU who has developed and implemented an innovative product, process or services as a solution to the problem/challenge being faced by individuals or society in any area, preferably from the given theme areas, is eligible to submit application for the ‘Student Innovation Award-2019’ in the prescribed format.
The suggested theme areas for the 2019 edition of awards are as follows
- Food, Agriculture and Rural Development
- Clean Energy and Alternate Fuel
- Clean Water and Water Management
- Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste Management
- Health Care and Hygiene
- Smart Transportation and Traffic Management
- Smart City and Urban Development
- Social Issues and Security System
- Technological Innovation
- Education and Open University System
- Any other Area (one needs to specify individually)
The University has asked students and candidates, who would like to be considered for the innovation award to file their nomination by registering themselves by October 15, 2019.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the IGNOU website ignou.ac.in by clicking the link ‘Student Innovation Award-2019’ under announcement and notifications on Home Page of the website. The direct link to access the application form is as follows – Application Form
Those who are interested in applying may submit the filled-in application form along with supporting documents and 5-10 minutes video clip on the innovation through e-mail at [email protected]. The hard copies, on the other hand can be sent to the following address
- Director, NCIDE
- Zakir Hussain Bhawan, New Academic Complex
- IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
Winner of the IGNOU Student Innovation Award 2019 will be honoured with cash prizes, trophies and certificates. As per the notification, the top three entries will be awarded cash-prizes worth 10,000 INR, 7,000 INR and 5,000 INR each coupled with trophies and certificates.
For any clarification, the interested students may contact at email [email protected] or on phone +91-11-29572970 or 29572968 during office hours in case of any doubt/query.