ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR STUDENT PARTICIPANTS IN AVISHKAR
1. Only bonafide, full time student, who is enrolled for a UG or PG degree or diploma
course of a minimum duration of one academic year and whose examination is conducted
by the university subsequent to passing of the 12 th class examination will be eligible.
However, students enrolled in correspondence course in Institute/ Centers of Universities,
casual students, external students and students pursuing bridge courses shall not be
eligible. Students of open universities shall be considered to be bonafide students and
shall be eligible to participate provided they fulfill the following terms and conditions
laid down at point No. 3.
2. Students recommended by the competent authorities of concerned Universities are
allowed to participate in any of the following category / discipline:
Disciplines (Theme area group):
The students can participate from any one of the above discipline and in the following level
where fit eligible.
Levels of participation:
- (i) Humanities, Languages, Fine Arts
- (ii) Commerce, Management, Law
- (iii) Pure Sciences
- (iv) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
- (v) Engineering and Technology
- (vi) Medicine and Pharmacy
- (i) Undergraduate students (UG)
- (ii) Postgraduate students (PG)
- (iii) Post-PG students (PPG)
- (iv) In-service teachers
3. All the participating students for Avishkar- 2018 shall fulfill the following conditions:
3.1. For Undergraduate students (UG): Students pursuing studies in the
participating university or its constituent/affiliated colleges or recognized institutes
who are below the age of 25 years are eligible to participate in any of the six
disciplines under this category depending upon the area of his/her research work
irrespective of the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled for the
degree/diploma in the participating university.
3.2. For Post-Graduate Students (PG): Any student pursuing studies in the
participating University or its constituent /affiliated colleges or a recognized institute
who is below the age of 30 years is eligible to participate in any of the six disciplines
under this category depending upon the area of his/her research work irrespective of
the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled for the Post Graduate
degree/diploma in the participating University.
3.3. For Post-PG Students (PPG): Any person from the participating university or its
constituent/affiliated college or recognized institute, who has duly registered for
(i) A degree such as M. Phil. / Ph.D.
(ii) Registered for D.Sc. / D.Litt. etc. having acquired Post Graduate
degree/diploma in the said subject/stream/faculty
(iii) Pursuing Post-Doctoral Research is eligible to participate in any of the six
disciplines depending upon the area of his/her research project irrespective of
the faculty/stream/subject in which he/she has enrolled for the said
programme in the participating university without any stipulated age limit.
3.4 For Teachers (TH): Regarding the participation of teacher(s) in the Avishkar, only
the teachers who are perusing their M.Phil. / Ph.D. will be allowed to participate and
not those who have completed their M. Phil. or Ph.D. degree/s and guiding the
students for M. Phil. or Ph.D.
4. A student shall not be allowed to represent more than one university during a single
academic year. e) Provisional admission to a course of a university or college shall not
make the student eligible to represent the University in the Avishkar.
5. In case of a student migrating from one university to another, his / her migration case
will be considered eligible only after his / her admission in the new university is
regularized and he/she is admitted as a confide student by the new University.
6. Computing age of eligibility: For the purpose of computing years of eligibility of the
participant, the academic year in which there search convention is being held irrespective
of whether the students result is declared or not, shall be considered. Explanation: If a
student completing 25 years on or before 31st December of the organizing year of
Avishkar (eg. 2014-15) and his /her result is to be declared in between the month of
January to July of the succeeding year of organization of Avishkar (i.e. in Jan. to July of
2015) shall be considered eligible. The result will normally be extended from June / July
of current year to 12 calendar months of the next year. h) Period of year more than the
length/ duration of academic course means that the students pursuing a three year degree
programme (i.e. B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. etc. can participate for four / five years, while a
student pursuing four year programme (i.e. B.E., B.Tech., B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.F.Sc., B.
Tech. in Dairy Sci.) etc.) can participate for five / six years.
7. Any disqualification of a participant on the ground of ineligibility may result in the
automatic removal of the contingent for that academic year. The contingent may also be
debarred from participating in the Avishkar to be held in the following years.
Below are the Documents Required for Registration and Competition