Applications invited for second batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme


The Innovation Scholars In-Residence Scheme was launched on December 11, 2013 with a view to promoting the spirit of innovation and giving further impetus to grassroots innovation activities. The main objective of the Scheme is to provide an environment to grassroots innovators in Rashtrapati Bhavan to work on a project in hand and take their innovative ideas forward. It also aims to provide them with linkages to technical institutions to strengthen their capacity to innovate and to provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of society.

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The first cohort of Innovation Scholars : (L to R) – Dharamveer Kamboj, Tenith Adithyaa, M B Avinash, Manisha Mohan Gurumail Singh Dhonsi with President Pranab Mukherjee.

The second batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme will commence from 7th March, 2015. The duration of stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan will be for a period of two weeks.

Applications are invited from interested applicants through the website of the President of India: All Indian nationals who have a track record of innovation and implementation of innovative ideas may apply. A Committee will screen the applications and shortlist names for selection as an “Innovation Scholar in-Residence”. The decision of the Committee in all matters relating to selection will be final.

Those interested for the ‘In Residence’ Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan may apply in the prescribed format available on the website of the President of India: The filled up application along with attachments and a photograph may be submitted on line by clicking the link given below :

Online Application form for Innovation Scholar In-Residence

The last date for receipt of application is 30th November, 2014.


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  1. Such interesting schemes should be advertised well. I am an engineer now at 80 years. I have won the National awards instituted by NRDC, in 1972 (the highest award of the year) and again in 1990. I won the National intellectual property award in the year 2013. Right now I am working on 2 major products. But I never came to know of the scheme initiated by the president of the country. Why don’t you advertise.

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