Innovation Scholar For In-Residence Programme : @Rashtrapati Bhavan : Nov 2014

About Scholar In-Residence Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan:

Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, is a firm believer that creativity and innovation are essential both for human happiness and development. Qualities of contemplation; introspection and reflection are a must for healthy growth of body and mind. In pursuance of this thinking and to encourage the creative and innovative potential of the people, especially the youth of this country, an ‘In-Residence’ Programme at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was initiated.

As part of the ‘In-Residence’ Programme envisaged to encourage the creative and innovative potential of people and open up Rashtrapati Bhavan for greater participation and involvement of common man in its activities, two schemes were launched by the President on 11 December, 2013 to welcome creative persons – writers, artists and innovation scholars to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Location: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

Duration: 2 weeks

Who can apply:

Eligibility Criteria:

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.


With a view to promote the spirit of innovation and give further impetus to the grassroots innovation activities, the Innovation Scholars In-Residence Scheme was launched. The objectives of the Scheme are :

(i) To provide an environment to grassroots innovators in Rashtrapati Bhavan to work on a project in hand and take their innovative ideas forward.

(ii) To provide linkages with technical institutions to the selected innovators to strengthen their capacity to innovate; and

(iii) To provide mentoring and support so that the innovations can be used for the progress and welfare of the society.

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.

How To Apply:

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.

Online Registration Link: Click here

More Info: Click Here

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


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