Student Innovation Award 2021 by IGNOU [Cash Prizes of Rs. 22 K]: Apply by Oct 15: Expired

Applications are invited for Student Innovation Award 2021 by IGNOU. The last date of application is 15 October 2021.


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been promoting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among its students. In view of the announcement of the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission by the Government of India, it becomes more important to identify, recognize and support the innovator and entrepreneur students of IGNOU.

In this context, for the last three years, IGNOU has been awarding its innovator students with the Student Innovation Awards on the Foundation day of the University. Under this scheme, entries are invited from IGNOU students for the “Student Innovation Award 2021”.


Any bonafide 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-2021’ in the prescribed format.


Your innovation may be in any of the following areas :

  • Health Care and Biomedical Devices
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Food Processing and Packaging
  • Smart Transport and Traffic Management
  • Renewable and Affordable Energy and Alternate Fuel
  • Clean and Potable Water and Water Management
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Technology Based Social Innovations
  • Robotics and Drones including AI and ML
  • Social and Environmental Issues
  • Smart City and Urban Development
  • Innovation in Education Sector
  • Any Other Emerging Area of Innovation and Startup Opportunity


  • Those who are interested in applying for Student Innovation Award-2021 may submit the filled-in Proforma dully typed in MS Word along with the supporting documents through e-mail to
  • You should enclose a 5-10 minutes video clip on the development and working of your innovation.
  • Also enclose the relevant Photographs pertaining to your innovation.
  • The Application Form can be downloaded from the NVRIETI Portal. You can also access this Portal from the IGNOU Website by clicking the link Student Innovation Award-2021 under Announcement and Notifications on Home Page of the IGNOU Website.

Benefits & Prizes

  • The selected innovator Students of IGNOU will be recognized nationally.
  • The selected best three Innovators will get Student Innovation Award-2021 with Certificates, Trophies and Cash Prizes of Rs. 10,000/-, Rs, 7,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- respectively.
  • The selected potential innovators will get opportunity to interact with other innovators and learn from their experience.
  • The selected potential innovators, from amongst the applicants of the Student Innovation Award scheme, will be imparted guidance and handholding for improving their innovation further and taking it to the next level.

Important date

The last date for submission of complete Application along with the required Documents and Video Clip of the innovation is October 15, 2021.

Click here to view the official notification of Student Innovation Award 2021 by IGNOU.

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