About Avishkar




His Excellency, the then Governor of Maharashtra, Shri. S.M. Krishna has initiated a novel inter university research project competition named ‘AVISHKAR’ in the year 2006. This activity, unique in its nature and Savitribai Phule Pune University has taken special efforts to increase the participation of the talented students from rural and urban areas. His Excellency, the then Governor of Maharashtra, Shri. S.M. Krishna has initiated a novel inter university research project competition named ‘AVISHKAR’ in the year 2006. This activity, unique in its nature and Savitribai Phule Pune University has taken special efforts to increase the participation of the talented students from rural and urban areas.

Savitribai Phule Pune University has won the overall championship at the state level Avishkar competition ninth times in last consecutive ten years.

Aims and Objectives of AVISHKAR: To inculcate research culture among students. To encourage original and novel thinking. To provide an opportunity for expression of academic talent. To promote interaction among academia, R & D Institutes and Industries.

Guidelines of the participants: Projects can be in the form of live demonstration /models / posters and should be based on innovative ideas, in given six categories.
I. Humanities, Languages, Fine Arts, etc. II. Commerce, Management, Law III. Pure Sciences IV. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry V. Engineering & Technology VI. Medicine and Pharmacy Each college/institution can send separate entries for four levels of:
UG Level
PG level
Post PG level (M. Phil /PhD)
Teacher level

Savitribai Phule Pune University has won the overall championship at the state level Avishkar competition ninth times in last consecutive ten years.

Aims and Objectives of AVISHKAR:
To inculcate research culture among students.
To encourage original and novel thinking.
To provide an opportunity for expression of academic talent.
To promote interaction among academia, R & D Institutes and Industries.

Guidelines of the participants: Projects can be in the form of live demonstration /models / posters and should be based on innovative ideas, in given six categories.
I. Humanities, Languages, Fine Arts, etc.
II. Commerce, Management, Law
III.Pure Sciences
IV. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
V. Engineering & Technology
VI. Medicine and Pharmacy

Each college/institution can send separate entries for four levels of:
UG Level
PG level
Post PG level (M. Phil /PhD)
Teacher level

Eligibility Rules:
1. Only bona-fide, full time students, who is enrolled for a degree or post graduate degree or diploma course of a minimum duration of one academic year and whose examination is conducted by the University subsequent to passing of the 12th class examination will be eligible for participation in this competition.
    
2. Students of open Universities shall be considered to be bona-fide students and shall be eligible to participate provided they fulfill other terms and conditions. However, students enrolled in correspondence courses in the institutions / Centers of Universities, Casual students, external students and students pursuing bridge courses shall not be eligible.

All the participants in Avishkar shall fulfill one of the following conditions as per the category of participation. Undergraduate:
Students pursuing bachelors degree programme in the participating university or its conducted/affiliated colleges or recognized institutes who are below the age of 25 are eligible to participate in any of the six disciplines under this category depending upon the area of his/her research work irrespective of the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled for the degree or diploma in the participating university.

Post-Graduate:
Any students who has completed his/her bachelors degree and pursuing post graduate studies in the participating university or its constituents/affiliated colleges or recognized institutes who is below the age of 30 is eligible to participate on any of the six disciplines under this category depending upon the area of his/her research work, irrespective work of the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled for the post graduate degree/diploma in the participating university.

Post-PG:
Any person having a post graduate degree/diploma and has registered for a diploma/degree such as M. Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Lit., etc or is pursuing Post Doctoral Research in the participating university or its constituents/affiliated colleges or recognized institutes is eligible to participate in any of the six disciplines under this category depending upon the area of his/her research work, irrespective of the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled without any stipulated age limit.

Teacher:
Only those teachers working in the University departments or affiliated colleges/ institutions of Savitribai Phule Pune University who are pursuing their M. Phil. /Ph.D. will be allowed to participate in Avishkar in this category

General Instruction:
A Student shall not be allowed to represent more than one university during a single academic year.

Provisional admission to a course in a participating university or college shall not make the student eligible to represent the university in Avishkar.

In case of a student migrating from one university to another his/her migration case will be considered eligible only after his/her admission in the new university is regularized and he/she is certified as a bona-fide student by the new university.