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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Competition 2017 by NIF

NIF has announced Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2017 in the academic session 201718 with an aim to promote creativity among children. Students can apply to NIF at the following address or through email at [email protected] latest by August 31, 2017

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 17 Competition

National Innovation Foundation – India

Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road

Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382650

Tel: 02764261131/ 32/ 38/ 392.

Students may send their entries as per the following categories:
i. Technological ideas to solve any problem in day to day life
ii. Real life technological projects demonstrating innovative ways of solving problems or reducing drudgery or generating efficiency or conserving resources (projects demonstrating application of known scientific concepts or theories will not be accepted).
iii. Traditional knowledge practices documented from elders in and around one’s family.
iv. Information about some other innovators in the neighbourhood.

Each entry should be accompanied with a certificate from parents and teachers saying that the idea / innovation has been developed and documented by the student concerned entirely on his/her own without any guidance or support from them.4.

The awards will be announced on October 15, 2017, birthday of Hon’ble former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam celebrated as Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day. The date of award function will be announced later on.

NIF will provide support for patenting and incubating innovative projects into products in all deserving cases. Winners of the earlier IGNITE competitions have also won awards in NIF’s National Competition at the hands of the President of India.

IGNITE Awards winners are also eligible to get 10 bonus marks while applying for admission in B.Tech. program at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD), Government of Delhi. These bonus marks are in addition to the 100 marks an applicant gets based on the JEE (Mains) and class XII marks.

Schools are requested to give wide publicity to this competition amidst students, teachers and parents so as to activate the creative instinct in children to find solutions to the day-to- day problems.