Students Projects Scheme by TNSCST 2021 for Final year students of Tamilnadu Colleges

Updated: Jan 14

Closing Date: 21/1/2021 (refer Contest Link)

About TNSCST :

TNSCST-Tamilnadu State Council for Science And Technology which is under Government of Tamilnadu, India. The main objectives of TNSCST are,

  • Liaise between the Government of India and the State Government and initiate, direct and coordinate the research activities of government departments, universities and other professional bodies to foster the development of scientific research in the State . To identify the areas of application of science and technology to the needs, objectives and development objectives of Tamil Nadu, and in particular to the prevailing conditions of lag, rurality, unemployment and poverty.

  • Advise the Government on the formulation of policies and measures, including technical, administrative and legal arrangements, to promote this application to identified needs, objectives and goals - particularly for the health, education and use of labor force, with particular emphasis on skills development in rural areas and shantytowns, which will promote the scientific management of the State's natural resources.

  • Promote effective coordination and develop and foster communication and other linkages between science and technology research centers, government agencies, farms and industries so that promising research and development is initiated, promoted and effectively deployed in the agricultural, government and community sectors. somewhere else.

  • Initiate, support and coordinate programs of basic and applied research in universities. Tamil Nadu Academy of Sciences and other scientific, academic and professional bodies in fields considered particularly suited to the application of science and technology. Prepare science and technology plans that meet the development needs of the state and integrate them into the state's annual plans.

  • Examine and advise the Government on any other matter related to the application of science and technology to the problems of the State of Tamil Nadu. To interact with the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet of the Government of India.

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About the Scheme:

Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology has been implementing Student Projects Scheme in order to harness the talent and potential available with students for the benefit of our State. Under this scheme final year UG students (Engineering) / PG Science Students / PG professional Students who have dissertation work in their curriculum may apply. Financial support up to a maximum of Rs.10, 000/- will be provided to each project. Those who want to apply under this scheme are requested to read the instructions carefully and apply only in the prescribed format as mentioned below. The format and instructions in which the proposals are to be submitted is available in the Council’s website. (www.tanscst.nic.in).


Instructions to be noted:

  1. The scheme is instituted for the purpose of providing assistance in the form of grants to FINAL YEAR students of UG/PG (Engineering-Civil: Mechanical: :EEE/ECE/EIE/ICE:CSE/IT/Computer Application / Software : Chemical ), PG (Professional Courses) and PG (all Sciences) for scientific research work, with particular relevance to the State of Tamilnadu, for economic and industrial development.

  2. Student projects will be eligible for a maximum grant of Rs.10, 000/-.

  3. Any One sector in format must be chosen and filled carefully. Incorrect filling or filling more than one sector will lead to rejection of your application.

  4. The project team (batch) can have up to a maximum of four students. A team should send only one proposal.

  5. It may be noted that the project proposal should be of original, innovative and novel. They should have utility and applicability for implementation. Kindly note that the evaluation of the project is also based on these factors.

  6. The Project Guides / HODs needs to evaluate the project proposals and scrutiny them before sending the project proposals to TNSCST.

  7. The project team should not change the topic and should not deviate from the objectives of the sanctioned project proposal. In the event of any such changes, grant will be treated as cancelled and the institution should return the sanctioned amount to TNSCST.

  8. Project proposals received will be reviewed and evaluated by a team of experts and those selected will be announced in TNSCST website www.tanscst.nic.in. The project sanction letter and the money will be sent to the Principal/Registrar of the institution with a copy to the Project guide.

  9. The sanctioned projects should be completed and the report should be submitted before end of April/May 2021.

  10. The Utilization Certificate (UC) and Statement of Expenditure (SE) should be signed by the guide, HOD and Principal/Registrar with official seal as the case may be. The guides are responsible for timely submission of seminar paper, UC and SE.

  11. If the guide wishes to leave the institution where the project is based, the Institute/Guide will inform the same to the Council and in consultation with Council, evolve steps to ensure successful completion of the project, before relieving the GUIDE.

  12. Project proposals not in the prescribed format and incomplete will not be considered. Advance copy and soft copy of the proposals will not be considered.

  13. Two copies of the proposal should be signed and forwarded by the Guide through HOD and Principal / Registrar as the case may be to reach the council office on or before 21 January 2021, 5.00 PM.

  14. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and no communication will be entertained in this regard. Postal delays will not be accepted on any ground.


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How to apply:

  1. Students must apply through the link: https://forms.gle/DaiWjgMaFhq9H8H47 (Take two Print out to send along with proposal)

  2. Fill all the details, submit it and submitted application has to be taken print and get the signature of Guide, HoD and Principal/registrar/Director as the case may be.

  3. After getting signature attach the project details (maximum 05 pages) and should be sent to the council office on or before 21 January 2021, 5.00 PM.

  4. Project proposals without registration in the above link will not be considered and no communication will be entertained in this regard.

  5. Project proposals not in the prescribed format ie other than online application format and incomplete will not be considered. Advance copy and soft copy of the proposals will not be considered.

  6. Applicants are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on account of heavy load on internet / website.

  7. TNSCST does not assume any responsibility for the applicants not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of TNSCST.


Eligibility Criteria:

Last year students at the UG (Engineering) / PG Science Students / PG Professional Students pursuing their degree in the State of Tamilnadu can apply.


Prize & Recognition:

Cash Prize: 10000 INR & Certificates


Address for sending proposal:

Two copies of proposals complete in all aspects are to be submitted through proper channel to

The Member Secretary,

Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology,

DOTE Campus, Chennai - 600 025.

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