project details from 1977 to 2009 information is available
online. Students can get information about completed projects
and note the Library Accession Number to avoid duplication of
projects while applying to KSCST for project sanctions.
Students can approach KSCST library with their identity card
during office hours and refer to the completed project
Motivated by the desire to build a strong base for practical
problem solving in several engineering colleges as well as to
build their R & D potential, KSCST decided to promote student
project programmes in a large number of educational
institutions, located Karnataka, in areas of engineering,
medicine, fisheries and agriculture. It saw an enormous
reservoir of talent and creativity in the students and the
faculty of engineering colleges in Karnataka. Another
important factor is the abundant availability of basic and
infrastructure facilities in the engineering colleges for
experimentation, design, fabrication and testing.
KSCST, therefore, ventured into launching and implementing a
programme called STUDENT PROJECT PROGRAMME (SPP) for
providing financial and academic support for Bachelor of
Engineering projects. Discussions held with the Director of
Technical Education and the Principals of engineering colleges
indicated that such a programme would be worthwhile.
Started in 1977-78, this programme is a unique experiment in
Karnataka and it is a tribute to the foresight and inspired
through on the part of a group of dedicated scientists,
engineers and executives and administrators of Government of
Karnataka. This programme is also a major innovation and first
of its kind in technical education in the country and has a
major impact in improving the quality of technical education.
It links together developmental efforts with educational
institutions so that relevant problems flow to the
institutions and hopefully feasible technical solutions might
flow back to the implementers.
The student project programme is now 36 years old. From
1977-78 to 2012-2013 about 7000 projects at a total cost of
more than 2.5 Crore Rupees have been funded to various
Creativity of students applied to solve development
problems of our people and State through Science and
Enrich Collegiate education through finding solutions to
real life problems.
Improve understanding and develop methodology of solving
Several studies focused on rural issues have helped in
development activities in Karnataka. Dissemination of
technology pertaining to low cost housing technology
pertaining to low cost housing technology, ground water
study, low cost agricultural implements, assessment of
drinking water potential, in specific areas have been
This programme has enriched collegiate education through
finding solutions to real life problems. This has also
improved the understanding and development of a
methodology to solve complex issues.
This programme has utilized the services of experts from
various scientific and technical institutions like Indian
Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management,
National Aerospace Laboratory and in addition to local
organizations like Village Panchayats, Block Development
Boards, Municipalities, Zilla Panchayats, etc.
Projects sponsored by KSCST through this programme have been recognized by many
industries and helped the students to seek employment. So far, this programme
has utilized the tremendous talent and potential of the students and the rich
experience of engineering faculty for tackling the real life problems of people
Each proposal is reviewed by an expert and only those
recommended are supported by the KSCST (Approximately one
project proposal out of three gets funded) More than one hundred
senior faculty of Indian Institute of Science, scientists in
national labs and other experts review the proposals. They also
provide guidelines and suggestions to make a project innovative
and meaningful. A modest financial support is also provided.
On the completion of the project, a team of experts examines the
project at a nodal centre and selects the better ones for the
annual Seminar and Exhibition. It helps to identify motivated
faculty from the respective academic institutions and initiate
interactions that could lead to even better projects.
An annual Seminar and Exhibition of selected student projects
(about 150 projects selected by the evaluation team of experts)
is held every year in one of the engineering colleges wherein
all the Principals, faculty members and students of engineering
colleges and some experts from all over the country are invited
to participate. Awards for the best projects and project guides
are also given during the seminar and exhibition.
Progress in Thirty six Years
Born in 1977, the Student Project Programme is now 36 years
old. It started with 54 projects in 13 engineering colleges at
a total funding of Rs. 1.2 lakhs i.e., about Rs. 2,250/- per
project on an average. During the 36th series (2012-2013) of
this programme which was commenced in November 2012, a total
of 363 projects in 98 colleges were sponsored by
the Council at a total funding of over Rs. 18 lakhs.
From 1977-78 to 2012-2013 about 7000 projects at a total cost
of nearly 2.5 Crore Rupees have been funded to engineering
colleges and to a few polytechnics. Out of these,
approximately 3,100 projects (45% of total
projects) were selected for annual Seminar and Exhibition held
in various engineering colleges during these 36 years.
In addition to engineering colleges and polytechnics, this
programme was extended to agriculture, fisheries, veterinary,
medical and other general topics relevant to the developmental
needs of Karnataka.
Seminar and Exhibition
So far 36 Seminar and Exhibitions have been organized in different engineering
colleges. An expert panel is constituted to select best projects for
the PROJECT OF THE YEAR
award. A trophy is also presented every year to the Best Performance College along with cash prizes. In order to encourage all the students
of the selected projects for Seminar and Exhibition, each one of them will be given a certificate and a
prize in the form a technical book.
The 36th Series SPP Seminar and Exhibition was organised at
Angadi Institute of Technology and Management, Belgaum between 30 - 31st
Student Project Programme - 36th Series :
Please send the hardbound copy (1 copy)
of the completed
projects (All sponsored projects) and softcopy of the
full report in a CD (both MS Word
and pdf format) to KSCST immediately.
Also the Student team leader needs to send
synopsis as per the format to enable us
to publish the same in the compendium.
The evaluation of
all the projects (BE, M.Tech and M.Sc., projects) sponsored
under SPP - Biofuel will be on 20th June 2013 at M.S. Ramaiah
Institute of Technology, Bangalore. The students are requested
to assemble at MSRIT
at 9.30 AM
Student Project Programme -
36th Series : Release of Sponsored amount
We are happy to inform you that, KSCST has
sanctioned 364 projects under 36th Series of SPP. The
sanctioned amount has been dispatched through DD (Demand
Draft) to the Principals of the respective Engineering
colleges. Hence we request the concerned project guides and
students to collect the sanctioned amount from the Principal
and utilize for the project work. Also please note that KSCST
will evaluate all the projects at nodal centres during May
- June 2013.
The exact dates of evaluation and nodal centres will be
announced in the website and intimated to the colleges
PROJECT PROPOSALS ARE INVITED
FROM FINAL YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS
project proposals from the final year engineering students for
sponsorship, under the 37th series of Student Project Programme. KSCST has identified the following areas in addition to the
routine engineering disciplines.
Mechanisms / machines for Garbage disposal specially
in the urban environment, Drainage cleaning, Weed removal in
lakes, Waste processing and wealth from waste
Micro Air Vehicle
Smart technology for physically challenged
Mobile driven technology for water supply, irrigation,
Automobile exhaust control
Greenhouse gas mitigation
Techniques in air pollution control
Application of Electrostatics, Electrostatic Hazards
Material processing, aero space materials
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
Experimental fluid mechanics
Solar thermal energy devices
Renewable energy devices
Self powered electronics
Health monitoring systems
Low power embedded system
Efficient, swift fire fighting/extinguishing gadgets
Projects to combat local problems encountered in your
Any other innovative projects.
Each college can
send a maximum of 10
best project proposals
and out of these 5 projects can be from ICT (Information Communication Technology - Information
Science, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication,
Electrical and Electronics) branches.
All branches of
Engineering should also be considered while selecting the best
detailed project proposals
on or before 20th
December 2013. Your proposal should contain
all the necessary details, as per KSCST format.
without contact numbers, email id, signature and seal of the
institution are liable for rejection.
proposals will be evaluated by a panel of experts for
consideration for sponsorship by KSCST.
The amount sponsored will be sent to the Principal of the
institution by e-credit. The project guide should take
necessary steps to utilise this amount for the project work
and submit the utilisation certificate and statement of
expenditure through the Principal of the
evaluation of completed projects will be done at the nodal
centre. The students need to demonstrate their project in the
nodal centre. Selection of projects for Seminar and Exhibition
will be based on this evaluation.
It is mandatory
for the project team to exhibit / demonstrate their project in
the nodal centre and in the seminar and exhibition (if
selected). The final Seminar and Exhibition will be held
/ August 2014.
For information on Student Projects Programme (SPP) and for downloading the
proposal format and
guidelines, please click on the link given below to download
students may kindly send the
"hardcopy of the
project proposal" with due approval of the college to:
State Council for Science and Technology
Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560012
Last date for receipt of hardcopy of the
project proposal as per the format
20th December 2013
Project approval by KSCST
20th January 2014
Evaluation of Projects at nodal centre and
selection of projects for Seminar / Exhibition
April - May 2014
Synopsis of the completed project by Email
for publishing in the compendium of SPP
10th June 2014
Final Project Report submission along with
softcopy of the report in a CD
College and Place :
Name of the SPP Co-ordinator
of your college
(Address, email id and
Phone / mobile numbers)
Prof. / Dr. / Mr. Mrs.
title (in brief) :
Prof. / Dr. / Mr. Mrs.
______________________________________________ (Address, email
id and Phone / mobile numbers)
(Strictly not more than four students in a batch) :
_____________ (Please specify
Mr. / Ms. with email id and mobile number of the students)
Team Leader of the Project :
(Please specify Mr. / Ms. with email id and mobile number
of the Team Leader)
commencement of the Project :
date of completion of the project :
Has a similar project been carried out at your college or
in any other college / institution (Check with the list of
completed projects available in your college library or
with the list available at KSCST website). If "Yes", please give details.
project is an improvement / extension of an earlier
project, please give the
title of earlier project and the year in which it is
carried out. Specify the improvements / modifications
Is similar device / machine
(outcome of the project) commercially available? If "Yes", what is
the cost per unit? Please give details.
of the project highlighting its importance
(not more than
half a page) :
(Not more than 2 -
Expected Outcome of
the project :
of the project :
project is a case study / survey project, variables to be
studied, criteria for sample selection and size of the
sample, etc., should be furnished. A specimen
questionnaire should be attached.
In case of
fabrication of related project, an engineering drawing with dimensions /
detailed design calculations (approximately) of the
machine / device should be attached to the proposal.
the idea of your project be patentable : Yes / No. If Yes,
(break-up details should be given) :
List of materials required and cost :
ii. List of equipment
required and cost : _________________________
Labour charges (details to be furnished at prevailing rates) : __________________
cost required for the project (details such as number of students / guides &
destinations, fare, etc.) : ______
details (Please specify) :
(Name & Signature of Guide)
(Signature of HOD) (Signature of the Principal)
This is only a Format (Not an application form for project sanction). Please
prepare a detailed project proposal incorporating all the above details, signed
by the project guide, HOD, Principal of your college with seal. Incomplete
proposals - without contact numbers, email id, signature and seal of the
institution will be rejected.
KARNATAKA STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE CAMPUS, BANGALORE -560012
in final year engineering are eligible to apply.
The Project Guides / HODs need to
critically evaluate the project proposals and select the
best 10 proposals before
sending them to KSCST.
Each college can
send maximum 10 project proposals only. Out of these, only 5 projects can be from ICT (Information Communication
Technology - Information Science, Computer Science,
Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics)
branches. All branches of Engineering should be
considered while selecting the projects.
The college should
nominate the SPP Co-ordinator with whom KSCST can interact
regarding evaluation of sanctioned projects, funding, project
synopsis, report submission, participation in Seminar and
The project team
(batch) can have up to a maximum of
The team should
submit the hardcopy of the project proposal in the prescribed format only
(available in website also),
duly signed by their Project Guide,
Head of the Department and Principal of the institution
and it should reach KSCST on or before
proposals sent after this date will not be entertained.
original, innovative and novel
will be supported. Further, they should
have utility and applicability.
Each Project team
should send ONLY ONE proposal.
The project team
SHOULD NOT change the topic of the project after
the project has been selected and
sponsored by KSCST and should not
deviate from the identified
the event of any such changes, the project
will be treated as cancelled and the
college should return the sanctioned amount to KSCST.
received will be reviewed and evaluated by a team of
experts and those selected will be announced in
- www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in or
sanction letter will be sent to the Principal of the
institution with copies to the Project guide and Head of
The evaluation of
projects will be conducted only at nodal centres. The
students need to demonstrate their project in the nodal
centre. The sponsored projects will be short-listed for
Seminar and Exhibition during the evaluation. It is
mandatory for the project team to exhibit / demonstrate
their project in the nodal centre and also in the seminar
and exhibition (if selected). The seminar and exhibition
will be held during July / August 2014.
Venue will be intimated to the college.
sponsored will be sent to the college account by
project guide should take necessary steps to utilise this
amount for the project work and submit the
utilisation certificate and statement of expenditure through the Principal of the institution.
project will be given an unique Project Proposal Reference
Number. Please use the same
corresponding with KSCST by E-mail:
sponsored projects will be conducted during April -
and the projects will be short-listed for annual Seminar and
Exhibition. The juries will be selecting best
projects for the awards at seminar and exhibition.
It is mandatory
for the project team (one student and
Project Guide) selected for Seminar and Exhibition to
participate in the event. This will be organised in one of
the engineering colleges in the state. (Previous Seminar
and Exhibition (36th Series) was hosted by
Technology and Management, Belgaum on 30 - 31st
It is mandatory for the
project team to
send the project synopsis of the
(of 2-3 page
write-up) for publishing in the form of digital /
hardcopy of the SPP
compendium which will be brought out
during Seminar and Exhibition.
It is also
for the project team to submit one copy of the final
project report along with a CD containing the final
report, in MS Word as well as in .pdf format to KSCST.
During the Seminar
and Exhibition, "KSCST Best
Project Award" will be
presented to the outstanding projects with a cash
prize (for both Students and Project Guides) and
certificates to all participants of the Seminar and
Exhibition in a function organized for the
Kindly visit our
website www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in/spp.html for further
details and announcements.
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BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS REQUESTED FROM THE
ENGINEERING COLLEGE FOR SENDING SPP SANCTIONED AMOUNT
Name and Address of the College
Name of the Account Holder as per Bank
Bank SB /
Current Account No.
IFS Code No.
MICR Code No.
Bank Branch Address
enclose photocopy of the duly signed first page of the Bank