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.
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
Categories for Participation:
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:
Post PG level
(M. Phil /PhD)
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.
Each college/institution can send a maximum of two entries in each category, irrespective of their levels (UG/PG / M.Phil-Ph.D.)
In the First Round, All contestants are expected to display their posters of 1m X 1m size before a panel of judges appointed for the purpose.
Selected projects from the I-Round will have to give oral presentation before Judges.
Each oral presentation will be given 8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for question and answers.
There is no restriction on the number of students engaged in each of the team but only one representative will present the Project at the exhibition.
All required basic infrastructural facilities like working space, electricity, water, tables, mounting boards, LCD projector, overhead projector etc., will be made available. For any special requirements, if any, participants should inform the coordinator well in advance.
All entries should be forwarded through the principal of the college /Head of the institution.
Registration is compulsory for all participants. There will be no registration fee.
Participants will be issued participation certificates from the University.
Mounting boards (poster display boards) of 1m X 1m size will be made available.
The decision of judges will be final and binding on all participants.
All winning teams will be informed about their selection on the same day.
Winning teams will be selected for participation in the STAGE-II held which will be held at Savitribai Phule University, Pune.
Link for registration:
|Sr. No.||Name||Duration||No. of colleges Participated||No. of Participants||Coordinator||Report|
|1||Zonal Level AVISHKAR 2013||21st Dec, 2013||35||244||Dr. T. Y. Chandwadkar||Report|
|2||Zonal Level AVISHKAR 2014||1st Oct, 2014||38||304||Dr. G. E. Patil||Report|
|3||Zonal Level AVISHKAR 2015||3rd Oct, 2015||36||280||Dr. S. S. Patil||Report|
|4||Zonal Level AVISHKAR 2017||24th Nov, 2017||38||324||Dr. G. E. Patil||Report|
|Sr. No.||Name||Duration||No. of colleges Participated||No. of Participants|
|1||One Day Workshop on AVISHKAR 2014||21st Sep, 2014||38||270|
|2||One Day Workshop on AVISHKAR 2015||11th Sep, 2015||35||180|
|3||One Day Workshop on AVISHKAR 2017||29th Sep, 2017||38||157|