AMU to organize Sir Syed Innovation Festival
Aligarh: The Innovation Council of Aligarh Muslim University is organizing Sir Syed Innovation Festival to tap innovative skills and to promote research activities in the University. This festival, which is to be an annual phenomenon, will be organized on October 10-12, 2014. The Innovation Council, with the Pro-Vice Chancellor as its Chairman, has instituted two Best Innovation of the Year prizes. The Best Innovation of the Year prize of Rs. 50,000/- shall be awarded to a University student and another Best Innovation of the Year prize of Rs. 25,000/- will be awarded to a school student for the best innovation displayed or showcased in the Sir Syed Innovation Festival.
Prof. Rizvi said that the University has also instituted two awards to encourage research in the University. The Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award of Rs 1 lakh shall be given away each year for the best research performed during one academic session to a University teacher among the Faculties of Science, Life Sciences including Interdisciplinary Biotech Unit, Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Unani Medicine and Agriculture. Another Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award of Rs. 1 lakh shall be given away each year for the best research performed during one Academic Session to a University teacher among the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Commerce, Management Studies & Research and Theology.