Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced results for CSIR Innovation Award for School Children 2012 on 1 January 2013. Out of 30 awards reserved under this category, only 6 awards were announced for school kids across various schools.
DLF Public School from Ghaziabad secured 2nd rank for their ‘Adia-Cool (Air Conditioner)’ innovation followed by R.G. Janani from Kendriya Vidyalaya securing 3rd Position for Universal Kitchen Machine. 4th rank was secured by Rohan Ch. Das from Little Flowers School, Nalbari, Assam for Conversion of Energy by applying Playway Method in Schools. There were 3 prizes under fifth prize category Birpara High School West Bengal, LVH Academy Maharashtra, and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bihar.
The selection process included selection through high level Award Selection Committee on the basis of novel features of innovation and its advantages. However, in 2012, not a single representation from the student was selected for the first prize.
Applicants were required to submit details of innovation highlighting its features and advantages in not more than 5000 words either in English or Hindi including an abstract (in not more than 100 words), authenticated (by giving seal and date) and sent through the Principal / Head of the School where the student is enrolled and personal details on a separate page.
Established in 1942, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous organisation under the department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is regarded as one of the leading Scientific Industrial R& D organizations with a network of 37 laboratories or institutes all over the country.