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Student Project Programme - Biofuel Projects (SPP-Biofuel)
Biofuel (fuel obtained from non-edible oil seeds and other regenerative sources) is fast emerging as the alternate fuel for transport and power sector. The rapid increase in the fossil fuel price and the efforts for climate change mitigation has compelled the authorities to look at new renewable sources for fuel production. Biofuel is one such alternate fuel which is being developed in several countries as an important source of renewable energy.
KSCST located in the campus of Indian Institute of Science has been playing a pivotal role in promoting Science & Technology through various R&D projects which are socially relevant. Student Project Programme (SPP) is a flagship programme of the Council and has been encouraging engineering students and others to take up innovative projects.
KSCST has recently set up a Biofuel Cell in collaboration with Karnataka State Bioenergy Development Board (KSBDB). KSBDB is the lead agency in the State extensively working for Biofuel Development and has taken up major projects to promote the Biofuel Development and create awareness in the State. In this direction KSBDB has set up of Biofuel Information and Demonstration Centers in all the districts of the State with a focus on Research and Development in the Biofuel area.
In this connection KSBDB & KSCST jointly has taken an initiative to sponsor the students projects on Biofuels for technical guidance and financial assistance for Final year engineering Students (BE, M.Tech and MBA Students) and post graduate (M.Sc.) Students.
KARNATAKA STATE BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Department of Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka
(SPP - 42nd SERIES : 2018 - 2019)
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and Karnataka State Bioenergy Development Board (KSBDB) invites project proposals from the final year engineering, M.Tech and MBA Students for sponsorship, under the 42nd series of Student Project Programme under three categories :
Stream A :
The submitted projects shall be selected from the list of "projects selected under 41st Series of Student Project Programme for further development / development of prototype"
Stream B :
KSCST has identified the following project areas for the student's project proposal for an Innovative Projects :
Stream C :
KSCST invites projects under any branch of the Engineering / Technology covering the following broad themes / categories.
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KSCST will not consider the proposals which fall in the following category.
As done in the previous year, It has been decided to charge a fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand only) towards processing fees. Hence, while applying, the project proposals have to be accompanied with a Demand Draft for Rs. 1000/- favouring "Secretary, KSCST". The Demand Drafts to be obtained from Canara Bank / State Bank of India only payable at Bengaluru.
The Project Proposals shall be prepared as per SPP proposal format. Applicants are requested to download the relevant word file of the SPP proposal and fill the same (Hand written proposals will not be accepted).
The hardcopy of the proposal along with Demand Draft have to be submitted to KSCST, in a sealed envelope super scribing "Project Proposal for 42nd series of Student Project Program - Biofuel" addressed to The Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science campus, Bengaluru - 560 012.
The last date for receipt of Project Proposal is 18th January 2019.
KSCST sponsored project details and information from 2012-13 to 2016-2017 is available online in the KSCST website as "SPREAD Online". The abstract and full report of 6 years starting from 35th Series is available for reference. This also provides student information on completed projects and problems / gaps in technology to develop a project proposal, references and avoid duplication.
The Project proposals will be evaluated by a panel of experts for consideration for sponsorship by KSCST. The amount sponsored will be sent to the Principal by Cheque. The project guide shall 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.
The Mid-term evaluation of the projects will be done at the identified nodal centres or on video conferencing mode. The students need to demonstrate their project when invited to do so. The selection of projects for Seminar and Exhibition will be based on such 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 during July / August 2019.
information on Student Projects Programme (SPP) and for
downloading the project proposal format and guidelines, please
visit our website:
Students may send the "hardcopy of the project proposal" with due approval of the college to:
Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru - 560012
For details if any, you may contact
SPP Helpdesk : 080 - 23600978
KARNATAKA STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Telephone: 080 -23341652, 23348848, 23348849, Telefax: 23348840
Website: www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in/spp-biofuel.html or www.kscst.org.in/spp-biofuel.html
Guidelines for Project Proposal Submission
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KSCST sponsored project details from 1977-78 to 2012-2013 information is available online.
and methodologies of SPP prompted to use the word "SPREAD"
as an acronym [coined by taking the first letter of words
Student Projects Reviewed, Exhibited, Awarded and Documented
to name the application software developed for browsing and
querying the SPP database.
Students can get information about completed projects and note certain problem faced, further development of a project, references when implementing in their project and avoid duplication of projects while applying to KSCST for project sanctions.
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