Prodigy Award

Prodigy award is given to a young Indian genius under the age of 18 who has shown extraordinary achievement in the fields of science, technology and innovation. The winners will get a unique opportunity to get mentored by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar. This award will be extended to include other fields such arts, sports, etc. in the future.
Extraordinary achievements for an under 18 person could include:

  • Receiving of advanced degrees such as Master’s, PhD, etc.
  • Receiving of multiple degrees
  • Receiving of advanced certifications such as master programmer, etc.
  • Developing and successfully deploying innovative science and technology led products, processes or businesses
  • Receiving patents
  • Authoring books or publishing in prestigious science and technology journals
  • Any other science & technology achievement as deemed fit by the jury

Process

  • Every year a call for nominations is announced for this award.
  • A jury comprising preeminent leaders from a wide range of fields will select the winner based on eligibility criteria
  • The award will be given away on 17th November in Pune, India every year

Criteria

  • Indians, Non-resident Indians or persons of Indian origin residing anywhere in the world
  • Under the age of 18 (as of 17th November of the current year)
  • Proven exceptional achievements in the field of science, technology or innovation