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SRISTI has signed an agreement with BIRAC-DBT (  to facilitate the Innovations by students and grassroots people.

The salient features of this agreement are to expand the funnel for early stage student led ideas and innovations,  sometimes only at proof of concept level, for recognition and further development in the field of medical devices, diagnostics and biotech applications for meeting unmet social needs in extremely frugal and potentially sustainable manner. BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards and BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards were instituted under this Agreement.

  1. BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards: BIRAC will support 15 students who receive the GYTI Award in the category of Medical and Healthcare.  A Grant of Rs. 15 lakh will be given to each awardee to develop his/her project further.
  2. BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards: BIRAC will support 100 grassroots and students (children’s) innovations. A grant of Rs. 1.0 lacs each will be given to reveal the science and develop product/prototype.

The innovations supported under the scheme will be drawn only from the Sristi’s Techpedia/GYTI and Grassroots database of SRISTI. Students are requested to participate in this initiative of SRISTI-BIRAC by going through the details as Announced on our websites or

While engineering and technology students may visit the GYTI web site to apply for the GYTI Award, the students who are interested to reveal the science of Grassroots innovations could visit the SRISTI website for submission of their proposals. The Proposals are invited in the areas of Life science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy etc.

1) MOU (PDF)
2) BIRAC Programe Implementation (PDF)
3) Award letter Agreement (ALA) (PDF)
1) Rightbiotic (PDF)
2) ALA Dheyay (PDF)
3) Venkateswa (PDF)
GYTI 2016
1) Flow Chart (PDF)


SRISTI invites Proposals from Science Students of Universities and Institutions for BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards of Rs 1.00 Lakh each, to reveal the science and develop the products/proof of concept. The source of innovations for this support will be only the Sristi’s Grassroots database. Students of respective field/area (Life science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, etc.) can participate in the SRISTI-BIRAC initiative by submitting the Proposal in the prescribed format (as per the Annexure-I), on the following topics. Mentoring Faculty of respective students can also be associated with project as supervisor.

Format of application:
Proposal should be submitted in following format (Annexure I in HTML)simple two page format more than one applicant can be given same project to generate multiple solutions for the same problem or purpose
Support of lab:
Proposals can be pursued by students in their own lab under faculty guidance or they can come to sristi and avail of its lab facilities, actual cost of consumables and minimum overhead will be chargeable to the projects out of the fellowship granted for the purpose.
Open access solution to improve the quality of life of local communities in do-it-yourself format or protected technologies which may be licensed by commercial partnership between community concerned and the commercial entity or given to small start-ups for sharing benefits with the community concerned after obtaining their prior informed consent in the case of unique knowledge.
Time period:
3-4 months or longer as the case may be but not more than one year.
Please send PDF file of duly complete project proposal by email to or apply on line
Annexure I (pdf)
Annexure I (doc)


The last date for the submission of proposal has been extended to 15/08/2017.

Title Student Supervisor Name College/Institute
Simple Low-cost Bioactive Titanium Foam via Novel Route for Skeletal Tissue Reunion KausikKapat SantanuDhara Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Flexible biodegradable anti-microbial new advanced form of Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) Bhuvaneshwaran Subramanian Professor DR. Sujoy K Guha Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Selvakumar M
Automated opto-fluidic Microscope for Cellular Diagnostic Testing. VeerendraKalyanJagannadh Dr. Sai Siva Gorthi Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnatak
Jayesh V. Adhikari
Albina L. Nirupa
Rashmi S
3D printed hydroxyapatite tray for segmental mandibular bone reconstruction by stem cell delivery for oral cancer patients Sanskrita Das Dr. Sourabh Ghosh Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. PraveshMehra
NStomoz - Vascular anastomosis assist device Anand Parikh Prof VenkateshBalasubramanian; Dr V B Narayanamurthy Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Wearable drug delivery device based on microneedles for efficient management of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) Bhushan N Kharbikar Prof Rohit Srivastava Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Automatic Urine And Fecal Disposal System Neenu Jose JinuSebastian Sahrdaya College of Engineering And Technology
Device for IntrapartumMaterno-Fetal Care Vichal P M Appaji M Abhishek Bms College of Engineering, Visvesvaray
Rapid Endotoxin Entrapment and Detection on Surface-engineered Glass Substrates Sachin Kumar Dr. Shalini Gupta Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Ruchika Sharma,
Near Infra-Red light Activable Iron(III) Complex as a Remarkable and organelle-targeted Anti-cancer Agent for the Photodynamic Therapy Application Aditya Garai Prof. A. R. Chakravarty Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
Energy efficient combined process of microbial fuel cell (MFC) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) for high efficiency and reliable treatment of organic wastewater Sreemoyee Ghosh Ray Prof. M. M. Ghangrekar, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-Kharagpur Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
A Novel Compound Restores Obsolete Antibiotics to NDM-1 Superbugs Divakara SS Murthy Uppu Prof. JayantaHaldar Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
Goutham B Manjunath
Padma Akkapeddi
Development of a novel, non-biological pyrogen/microcellular components detection technique for purification and depyrogenation of water. Yadav Vijay Dukhran Dr. PrajaktaDandekar Jain Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Rohan Chhabra,
Nikhil Kalane,
Tejal Pant
Dr. Ratnesh Jain
A Compact Microwave Sensor for Characterization of Radomes and Dielectric Signature Detection of Materials in 3G and 4G GSM Bands Abhishek Kumar Jha Dr. M. J. Akhtar Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Development of portable device based on polarized fluorescence for detection of cervical pre-cancer Bharat Lal Meena Prof. AsimaPrdhan India Institute of Technology, Kanp
Title Student Supervisor Name College/Institute
Blood quality assessment using Digital Holographic Microscopy  Mandeep Singh Dr Kedar Khare Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi
Rotary Ultrasonic Bone Drilling  Vishal Gupta Dr Pulak Mohan Pandey Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi
Portable biosensing platform based on conducting polymer decorated optical fiber for bacteria as well as heavy metal sensing from tap water  Sutapa Chandra Prof Soumyo Mukherji Indian Institutes of Technology Bombay
Non-invasive, Point-of-care Diagnostic System for Early Detection of Oral Cancer using Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging  Manashi Chakraborty Sudipta Mukhopadhyay Indian Institutes of Technology Kharagpur
Affordable and Rapid Paper-based Test Kits for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Assays  Shantimoy Kar Prof Suman Chakraborty Indian Institutes of Technology Kharagpur
STERI-FREEZ : Flash freeze sterilization  Saugandha Das Padma V Devarajan Institute of Chemical Technology
Revealed: Dual functional characteristics of Escherichia coli outer membrane protein Wzi and its implications in the design of novel antibiotics  Shivangi Sachdeva Dr Thenmalarchelvi Rathinavelan Indian Institutes of Technology Hyderabad
Affordable Detection Kit for Cerevical Cancer.  Appidi Tejaswini Dr Aravind Kumar Rengan Indian Institutes of Technology Hyderabad
White Light Emission from Vegetable Extracts Vikram Singh Prof. Ashok Kumar Mishra Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Low Cost Automated Handheld Melamine Detection Device (for testing melamine in milk)  Prateek Katare & Dhiraj Indana Prof Sai Siva Gorthi Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Near Infrared Fluorescence Probes for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease  K Rajasekhar Prof T Govindaraju Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Targeted theranostic nanomedicines  for brain cancer therapy  Sonali Singh Dr M S Muthu Banaras Hindu University
Development and Characterization of Smart Nanocarriers for Oral Insulin Delivery  Katiyar Sameer Sarvesh & Ashish K Agrawal Dr Sanyog Jain National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali 
NeuroBuds : Brain Wave mapping Smart Earphones For Rural India  Nitin Vasanth Prof Unni A M Cochin University of Science & Technology
Smartphone based instrumentation for water quality monitoring with reference to resource poor regions  Iftak Hussain Dr Pabitra Nath Tezpur University
Novel Hybrid system for textile dye wastewater treatment  Bhaskar Bethi Dr Shirish Hari Sonawane National Institute of Technology Warangal
Prophylactic Transdermal Patch Against Neurotoxin Poisoning In Biological Warfare Situations.  Dr Subham Banerjee Dr Pronobesh Chattopadhyay & Dr Animesh Ghosh Birla Institute of Technology

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