National Design Awards
National Design Research Forum (NDRF)established by the Institution of Engineers (India), promotes Research, Design, Development, Productization andInnovation through collaborativeeffort since 1969. NDRF is anchoring inter-disciplinary technological research in many engineering disciplines including for societal applications, and plays a major role in deploying engineering and technology services, systems, and solutionsfor nation building.
NDRF continues the tradition of identifying and recognizing outstanding contribution to engineering design through the National Design Awards since its inception. We request you to nominate outstanding engineers contributing to design . Details and the Nomination Form for all the seven categories of Awards are available at ndrf.res.in.
I would like to share the updates on the recent activities at NDRF. We have built the domain expertise and the infrastructure required to participate in research programs in Micro and Nano Systems, Biosensors, Tissue-engineering, 3D Printing, Systems Engineering etc. The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory-ProtoLab has the state-of-the-art equipment to promote innovation in design and development. The research facilities are being augmented to support engineering designacross disciplines through technologies such as Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization, Real-time Simulation Systems, etc.
These activities and facilities of NDRF are open to industry, academia and research organizations for collaborative research and development. Currently, we have over thirty projects under execution in the consortium mode, with more than eighty research partners from the industry, academia and research organizations.
We look forward to your association in NDRF’s programs of national importance, and seek nominations for the Awards for the year 2016 from your esteemed organization.
Student Design Awards
The National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) of The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) has been formed to promote Design and Research in various branches of engineering.
NDRF handles, on behalf of IEI, the schemes relating to the National Design Awards and the All India Student Design Competitions. As part of this, NDRF conducts annually national level design competition for students. The competition is intended to give students an opportunity to exhibit their individual engineering skills and talents and earn recognition, while promoting engineering design and research.
Entries are invited in the following disciplines from the student community
● Aerospace Engineering
● Agricultural Engineering
● Architectural Engineering
● Chemical Engineering
● Civil Engineering
● Computer Engineering
● Electronics & Tele. Engineering
● Electrical Engineering
● Environmental Engineering
● Marine Engineering
● Mechanical Engineering
● Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
● Mining Engineering
● Production Engineering
● Textile Engineering
(Dr. K Ramachandra)