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Visitors Awards 2020 for Faculty and Students of Central Universities by the President of India [Prizes Worth Rs. 2.5 Lakh]: Apply by Sep 30

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Visitor’s Awards are the Awards conferred annually to promote healthy competition amongst central universities and motivate them to adopt best practices from around the world in pursuit of excellence. The President of India, by virtue of various Acts of Central Universities is the head of Central Universities and is known as the “VISITOR”. At present there are 52 Central Universities in the nation.

The Awards will be presented by the President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of Central Universities. The names of the recipients of the awards will be published in the official Gazette.

At present, there are three categories in the Visitor’s Awards:

  1. Visitor’s Award for Innovation
  2. Visitor’s Award for Research
    • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
  3. Visitor’s Award for Technology Development


All faculty members and students of all Central Universities, where the President of India is the Visitor, are eligible for the Visitor’s Awards in all the categories / sub-categories. Individuals / group of individuals can apply.


The winning entry(ies) of each categories and sub-categories will be felicitated with a Citation and cash reward. The total value of the cash reward will be Rupees Two and a Half Lakhs. If there are two or more recipients, the cash reward will be shared equally between them, subject to the condition that, each awardee will receive a minimum of Rupees One Lakh.

For example, if there are two awardees in the same category, the cash reward of Rs. 2.5 Lakh will be distributed equally amongst them, i.e. Rs. 1.25 Lakh each. However, if there are 3 or more awardees in the category, Rs. 1 lakh each will be given to them.

How to apply

Apply online at this portal.

The last date for submission of application for Sixth Visitor’s Awards is 30 September 2020.


For queries regarding Visitor’s Awards and Application Process :
Phone: 011-23017864
Email: [email protected]

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Phone: 011-23015321 Extn 4630
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