India@75- Youth Ideathon 2021 for School Students [Prizes of Rs. 2 L]: Submit by Oct 31 [Extended]: Expired

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Applications are invited for India@75- Youth Ideathon 2021 for School Students. The last date of registration is 31 October.

CBSE in collaboration with Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is organizing INDIA@75: YOUTH IDEATHON 2021, India’s Largest K-12 School Level Ideas Festival to harness innovation and entrepreneurship potential on young minds of India. This is also the mandate of Startup India and New Education Policy 2020.

INDIA@75: YOUTH IDEATHON 2021 is a 3-stage event that shall be launched on 21st September 2021 and the finals shall be held on 13th Nov 2021. The theme of this event is “MERA IDEA JO BADAL DE BHARAT”.

About India@75- Youth Ideathon

Youth Ideathon is India’s largest Festival of IDEAS for K-12 students. It aims to develop a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in school students. The competition encourages our youth to dream big and gives their dreams wings.

An Ideathon is like a marathon. It starts with a simple exciting innovative idea that could solve people’s problems. That’s why we are asking you to share “Mera idea jo badal de Bharat”.

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Only bonafide K-12 school students studying in the accredited India School Board can participate in India@75 Youth Ideathon.

Important dates

YouthIdeathon Launch – Idea Submission Portal Opens20th Sep 2021
Stage 1 – Idea Portal Closes31 Oct 2021
Voting for Popular Choice Opens1st to 6th Nov 2021
Stage 2 – Interview Round1st to 6th Nov 2021
Finals Week with Top 100 Finalists8th to 12th Nov 2021
Grand Finale & Awards13th Nov 2021


India@75- Youth Ideathon 2021 intends to provide following benefits:

  • Develop and build innovation and entrepreneurial mindset, a critical 21st century skill in our school students.
  • Encourage school students to research about ground level problems and find creative solutions to those problems.
  • Channelise youth energy in solving nation’s problems.
  • Develop leadership capability in students.
  • Online Workshops for School Students (details on website).
  • Faculty Workshops (details on website).
  • National Level, State Level and Theme Award winner students shall be provided incubation and mentoring support through various incubators.


Interested candidates can submit entries via this page.


In stage 1, we will short-list 500 most powerful ideas that can potentially have most impact for India. The selection made by our jury shall be final.

In stage 2, short-listed participants shall be video interviewed to understand more about the idea and also to validate, if the participant has made any progress with the idea. By progress, we mean, if the participants has made any conceptual model, working prototype, product or working venture. At this stage, the jury shall shortlist 100 participants.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria shall be a combination of factors such as:

  • the power of ideas in terms of its ability to solve a real problem
  • its impact in terms of number of people who it touches or potentially touch,
  • how the idea stands with respect to alternate solutions available
  • the progress made by the participant during the ideathon to make the idea as real as possible,
  • Ability the participant to build a startup with the proposed idea


Winner of India@75 – Youth IdeathonRs. 100,000
1st Runner Up of India@75 – Youth IdeathonRs. 60,000
2nd Runner Up ofRs. 40,000
Top 10 IdeasMerit Certificate + Incubator & Mentor Support
Top 100 IdeasMerit Certificate + Mentor Support
Top 500Merit Certificate + Young Ideator Program
Most Popular IdeaRs. 10,000
Best Idea from each StateRs. 10,000 each
Schools with 100 Idea SubmissionsSchool Award and Citation
Schools with 500 Idea SubmissionsInnovation Trophy and Citation


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Click here to view the official notification of India@75- Youth Ideathon 2021.

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