SRISTI has signed an agreement with BIRAC-DBT (  to facilitate the Innovations by students and grassroots people.

The salient features of this agreement are to expand the funnel for early stage student led ideas and innovations,  sometimes only at proof of concept level, for recognition and further development in the field of medical devices, diagnostics and biotech applications for meeting unmet social needs in extremely frugal and potentially sustainable manner. BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards and BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards were instituted under this Agreement.

  1. BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards: BIRAC will support 15 students who receive the GYTI Award in the category of Medical and Healthcare.  A Grant of Rs. 15 lakh will be given to each awardee to develop his/her project further.
  2. BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards: BIRAC will support 100 grassroots and students (children’s) innovations. A grant of Rs. 1.0 lacs each will be given to reveal the science and develop product/prototype.

The innovations supported under the scheme will be drawn only from the Sristi’s Techpedia/GYTI and Grassroots database of SRISTI. Students are requested to participate in this initiative of SRISTI-BIRAC by going through the details as Announced on our websites or

While engineering and technology students may visit the GYTI web site to apply for the GYTI Award, the students who are interested to reveal the science of Grassroots innovations could visit the SRISTI website for submission of their proposals. The Proposals are invited in the areas of Life science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy etc.

1) MOU (PDF)
2) BIRAC Programe Implementation (PDF)
3) Award letter Agreement (ALA) (PDF)

1) Rightbiotic (PDF)
2) ALA Dheyay (PDF)
3) Venkateswa (PDF)
GYTI 2016
1) Flow Chart (PDF)

                                                          SRISTI INVITES PROPOSALS
SRISTI invites Proposals from Science Students of Universities and Institutions for BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards of Rs 1.00 Lakh each, to reveal the science and develop the products/proof of concept. The source of innovations for this support will be only the Sristi’s Grassroots database. Students of respective field/area (Life science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, etc.) can participate in the SRISTI-BIRAC initiative by submitting the Proposal in the prescribed format (as per the Annexure-I), on the following topics. Mentoring Faculty of respective students can also be associated with project as supervisor.

Sr. No.

Name of Disease






Grassroots Practices



Blister Beetle in Maize

Product Development (Control of Blister Beetle)

10. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 11.  Bioassay of trapped semiochemicals to support its usefulness in push-pull of Blister beetle in maize.

Honey Bee, Vol. 3(2), 19, 1992

1. Vasava Rupajibhai Kalibhai, Vill: Vagalkhor, Via: Bhilod, Tal:Valiya, Dist:Bharuch, comm: Pandya  2. Botabhai M. Rajvadiya, Vill:Dodvada, Tal: Valiya, Dist:Bharuch


Catch 1-2 ‘Sunga’ (Blister beetle)  and crush it with 2-3 leaves of PLANT 'X'  by rubbing on palms. Peculiar smell comes from the ruptured mixture of leaves and insects. According to user of this practice, ‘Sunga’ will fly away in the direction of wind due to peculiar odour. As soon as the smell is over or reduced from material (after 2- minutes) fresh insects and leaves are crushed to replicate the treatment continuously. All the insects fly away in one direction quickly.


Leaf drying in Paddy

Product Development (Control of leaf drying)

14. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 15.  Bioassay of trapped semi chemicals to support its usefulness in control of drying in paddy.

Honey Bee Vol. 7 (3) July-Sep 1996

Sri Beligere Krishnasastry, Challakere Taluk, Karnataka


Grind the seeds and pieces of dried PLANT 'X'   into fine powder. Put this powder over coal fire and pass the fumes over the paddy field, affected by the drying disease. This treatment prevents many types of diseases affecting paddy or ragi.


Incidence of leaf rollers and hoppers in Paddy

Product Development (Control of leaf rollers and hoppers)

16. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 17.  Bioassay of trapped semiochemicals to support its usefulness in control of leaf rollers and hoppers in paddy.

Honey Bee, Vol.  7 (4) Oct.-Dec.1996

Sri. Mahadeva Sheshu Nayak and Sri.Tekugaru Nayak, Bavikeri village, Ankola Taluka.



Leaves of PLANT 'X'  arespread in fields. The peculiar smell of this plant has the property of repelling insects like leaf rollers and hoppers.


Problem of weed (Cynodon dactylon) in crops

Product Development (Weed Control)

18. Evaluation of practice after application in monocot or dicot weeds in field condition. 19. Germination assay of dicot and monocot weeds by soaking the seeds in aqueous extract of cumin stock. 20. Suitable enzyme assay or Chlorophyll / Carotenoid content determination after application in field, in dicot and monocot weeds.

Honey Bee, Vol. 7(4):19, 1996

Devashijibhai Hathijibhai Thakor, Vill :Kathi, Dist : Mehasana


Spread the stalk of PLANT 'X'   in the field in summer. In the monsoons, the rain water gets absorbed in the stalks before filtering down to the soil. It is believed that the water filtering through the PLANT 'X' stalks prevents the germination and growth of the ‘Dharo’(Cynodon dactylon) . He claims that even crops could not be grown in the field where PLANT 'X'  stalks were incorporated.


Incidence of Aphids in cotton

Product Development (Control of Aphids)

25. To develop an effective formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and standardize its doses from higher concentration (200 ml/L) to lower concentration for controlling pests. 26.  To develop proof of concept suspension culture of PLANT 'X' hypodermal cells to produce compounds similar to cultivated / wild grown plants.

SRISTI Database:

Babubhai Appabhai Vaghoshi, Gadhada(Village), Savarkerndla(Taluka), Bhavnagar(District), Gujarat,




Aphid starts infecting cotton crop at age of 30 to 40 days. To control that PLANT 'X' leaves are slightly heated to obtain 200 ml extract. Add this extract in to 10 litre water and spray.


Incidence of Helicoverpa and Aphid

Product Development (Control of Helicoverpa and Aphid)

27. To Develop a suspension culture of PLANT 'X' and PLANT 'X' clums hypodermal and associated cells to produce vinegar in invitro condition and test its efficacy.

28th Shodh Yatra  (Sailam- Melriat, Aizawl District ,Mizoram) December 2011

Prashant Kumar Sharma, 09401357562


Make vinegar from PLANT 'X' and PLANT 'Y'. It is used to control pest in crops.


Innovation ID

Innovator name



Plant Part

Practice Detail




Village: Mudhan , Taluka: Lakhapat, District: Kachch

Headache and Diarrhea in Human


Take 5-10 leaves ofPLANT ‘X’ steam it. Then crush and given 5 drops of leaves, administered orally.




Village: Post: Sadhida, Taluka: Sinhor, District: Bhavanagar

Stomach Pain/ Constipation in child


Take 20gm root ofPLANT ‘X’ and prepare powder. Take one tea spoon of powder in morning and evening for 3-4 days.




Village: Motiphodi, Post: Saravanphodi, Taluka:Umarpada, District: Suarat

Stomach Pain


Take 100gm PLANT  ‘X’ cook it. Take it daily morning and evening for five days.




Village: Kodamal, Post: Mahalpada, Taluka: Ahawa, District: Dang

Stomach Ache While Lifting Weights


Take 100gmroot of PLANT‘X’ dip into water for 2 hours and then filter it. Take it twice (morning and evening) in a day for five days.




Village: Vzaramba, Post: Zavada, Taluka: Ahawa, District: Dang

Stomach Ache While Lifting Weights


Take 100gm leaves of PLANT‘X’ crush with stone. Then dip into 100ml water, filter it and administrate orallytwice (Morning&evening) in a day for three days.




Village: Ravchod, Post: Borkhol, Taluka: Ahawa, District: Dang

Stomach Ache While Lifting Weights


Take 100gm bark powder of PLANT ‘X’ boil into 100ml water. Then filter it and administrate orallytwice (Morning &evening) in a day for one day. 




Village, Post: Rupghat, Taluka: Zaghadiya, District: Bharuch

Stomach Ache While Lifting Weights


Take 150gm bark of PLANT  ‘X’ and crush with stone. Then dip into water for 4-5 hours, take it empty stomach in early morning for 3 to 4 days.


sy-9 (Samadara To Bhadarva) Gujarat, 2002-2002,

Patel RamabhaiNathabhai

Sabarkantha, Malpur, Padar

Pest control


Leaves of PLANT ‘X’and PLANT  ‘Y’ used to control katara insect (Chewing Pest).


sy-9, Samadara to Bhadarva, 2002-2002


Panchmahal, Fatehpura, MotaNatva

Grain storage


Useleaf juice of PLANT‘X’ for grain storage


sy-9, Samadara to Bhadarva, 2002-2002


Dahod, Bariya, Muvadi

Grain storage


Dried leaves of PLANT‘X’ used for grain storage


sy-9, Samadara to Bhadarva, 2002-2002


Dahod, Bariya, Muvadi

Termite control

Leaves and branches

Use of leaves and branches of PLANT  ‘X’


sy-9 (Samadara To Bhadarva) Gujarat, 2002-2002


Bharuch, Valiya, Deshad

Pest control


Use ofleaves of PLANT‘X’and PLANT'Y’ for pest control in cotton and tuver (Cajanuscajan).


sy-3 (Golagamdi To Nighant) Gujarat, 1999-1999, 15-May To 23-May


Vadodara, Sankheda, Sipakoy

Pest control


Take 1 kg leaves of PLANT  ‘X’ and 1 kg of PLANT‘Y’ and boil in 5 liters of water. Take 100 ml solution and spray on crops to control pest.



JaysinghChhaganbhai Chauhan

At post: Limbhoi, Pateldhundha, Meghraj, Sabarkantha


Fruit and bark

Take 1 kg bark of PLANT‘X’ and 1 kg ofPLANT‘Y’ and mix them in 10 litre of water. Allow to boil till it become 2 litres. Filter this solution with cloth. Take 50 ml of solution and 2 spoon of honey at morning and evening till 20-25days.



MahadevbhaiDevabhai Desai

At post: Javanpuras, Vagadi, Himmatnagar, Sabarkantha



(1) Take 200 g leaves ofPLANT ‘X’ and boil in 500 ml of water. Make the volume up to 200-250 ml. Drink 100 ml of solution twice a day.

(2) Take 500 g leaves of PLANT ‘X’and properly wash with water. Crush them and make juice. Drink this juice for 7-10 days.




At post: Dhanpura, Pilia, Amirgadh, banaskantha



200 g leaves ofPLANT‘X’ and add 500 ml of water and boil it. Drink this solution for 20-25 days.


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Parshotambhai H Patel

Village: Rangpur, Taluka: Viasanagar, District: Mahesana

Contact: 9904488012

Honey bee bite


The PLANT‘X’ dry bulb peels are applied on honey bee biteand then tied tightly. It helps to reduce swelling, itching or poisonous effect.

15 Practices

SN Innovation ID Innovator name Address Diseases Plant Part Practice Detail
2 SS/16/38 Jarukhben N. Thakor Village & Taluka: Satlasan, District: Mahesana Back pain Gum Take half spoon of gum from plant ‘X’ mix it with water for treatment of back pain.
5 SS/16/262 Nathupuri H Gauswami Village: Mumanvas, Taluka: Satlasan, District: Mahesana Eczema Leaves Take Juice of 2 leaves of plant ‘X’ and mix with ash. Prepare paste and apply on effected area up to 5 to 7 days.
6 SS/16/263 Champaben Nathupuri Gauswami Village: Mumanvas, Taluka: Satlasan, District: Mahesana Cracks in Feet Whole plant (Ash) Take ash of plant ‘X  leaves , mix with coconut oil and prepare paste, Apply  it on crack.
8 SS/16/268 Dahiben Somaben Daraji Village and Taluka: Satalasan, District: Mahesana

Eye infection (Conjunctivitis) Seed Crush the seeds of plant ‘X’ on stone and prepare paste. The paste is applied on eye in the morning and evening. It helps to reduce tears.
9 SS/16/360 Sankarbhai K Chauhan Village: Chotia, Rohitvas,Tuluka:Kheralu, District: Mahesana

Insect control in cotton Leaves Take leaves of plant ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ , mix it  in fifteen liters of water. The mixture is left for some days and then sprinkled on the crops. 500ml of the filtrate is taken and diluted with the fifteen liter of water. It is sprinkled again at seven days interval.
10 DTP0010000005203 Virajibhai Dasrathabhai Tadavi Mu.Po. Ambavadi, Taluka: Dediapada, District: Narmada Aphid control Whole Plant Ash is obtained after burning the entire tree or wood of plant ‘X’ This Ash is applied on the affected field crop. The treatment saves the field crop in a week from Aphid.
11 NIF0050000008065 Arajanbhai Laghabhai Charn Villege-nani rayan, Taluka: Mandavi, District: Kachchhs Sucking pests Ash Apply of ash of ‘X’ and  ‘Y’  to control  sucking pest
12 DTP0010000000545 Sumaanbhai Gulabjibhai Gamit Village- At po vad,Taluka: Mangrol, District:Junagadh Fruit and Shoot Borer in Brinjal Ash and Flour Plant ‘X’ and ‘Y’  is  powdered and mixed with ‘Z’. This mixture is sprayed on the crop. The spraying controls infestation  of fruit and  shoot borer. Many farmers in rural Surat use this traditional practice.
13 3256 Manjulaben Jayantibhai Patel Village- Sarikhurad, Taluka: Gandevi, District: Navasari Pest control Ash Spraying the extract of ‘X’ with water on the crop.
14 DTP0010000004317;

Keshreesinh Khodsinh Chuhan ,Dhulsinh Bhulsinh Parmar Village- Chmpajeeni muvadee, Taluka: Nadiad, District: Kheda;
Village: Choyna Muvada, Taluka: Savli, District: Vadodara
Damping off disease Ash and oil Parmar prepares the mixture with two to three Kilogrammes of ‘X’ and 0.7 to 0.8 Kilogrammes of ‘Y’ oil. This is spread on the seed bed of one Guntha  (0.01 hectares) area to control the disease.  This practice is implemented two to three times at an interval of 7 to 10 days.
15 SS/16/815 Jitubha Chatrasinh Chauhan

Village:BHalusana, Taluka: Satlasan, District: Mahesana Ear pain Leaves Take leaves of plant ‘X’ is boiled in water. 2-3 drops add in ear for three days.

* Name of the Plant will be revealed to the Project Investigator after the signing of non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Format of application:

Proposal should be submitted in following format (Annexure I in HTML)simple two page format more than one applicant can be given same project to generate multiple solutions for the same problem or purpose

Support of lab:

Proposals can be pursued by students in their own lab under faculty guidance or they can come to sristi and avail of its lab facilities, actual cost of consumables and minimum overhead will be chargeable to the projects out of the fellowship granted for the purpose.


Open access solution to improve the quality of life of local communities in do-it-yourself format or protected technologies which may be licensed by commercial partnership between community concerned and the commercial entity or given to small start-ups for sharing benefits with the community concerned after obtaining their prior informed consent in the case of unique knowledge.

Time period:

3-4 months or longer as the case may be but not more than one year.

Please send PDF file of duly complete project proposal by email to or apply on line


Annexure I (pdf)

Annexure I (doc)


The last date for the submission of proposal has been extended to 01/05/2017.

BIRAC GYTI Awards 2016

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BIRAC GYTI Awards 2016
Title Student Supervisor Name College/Institute
Simple Low-cost Bioactive Titanium Foam via Novel Route for Skeletal Tissue Reunion KausikKapat SantanuDhara Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Flexible biodegradable anti-microbial new advanced form of Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) Bhuvaneshwaran Subramanian Professor DR. Sujoy K Guha Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Selvakumar M
Automated opto-fluidic Microscope for Cellular Diagnostic Testing. VeerendraKalyanJagannadh Dr. Sai Siva Gorthi Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnatak
Jayesh V. Adhikari
Albina L. Nirupa
Rashmi S
3D printed hydroxyapatite tray for segmental mandibular bone reconstruction by stem cell delivery for oral cancer patients Sanskrita Das Dr. Sourabh Ghosh Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. PraveshMehra
NStomoz - Vascular anastomosis assist device Anand Parikh Prof VenkateshBalasubramanian; Dr V B Narayanamurthy Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Wearable drug delivery device based on microneedles for efficient management of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) Bhushan N Kharbikar Prof Rohit Srivastava Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Automatic Urine And Fecal Disposal System Neenu Jose JinuSebastian Sahrdaya College of Engineering And Technology
Device for IntrapartumMaterno-Fetal Care Vichal P M Appaji M Abhishek Bms College of Engineering, Visvesvaray
Rapid Endotoxin Entrapment and Detection on Surface-engineered Glass Substrates Sachin Kumar Dr. Shalini Gupta Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Ruchika Sharma,
Near Infra-Red light Activable Iron(III) Complex as a Remarkable and organelle-targeted Anti-cancer Agent for the Photodynamic Therapy Application Aditya Garai Prof. A. R. Chakravarty Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
Energy efficient combined process of microbial fuel cell (MFC) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) for high efficiency and reliable treatment of organic wastewater Sreemoyee Ghosh Ray Prof. M. M. Ghangrekar, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-Kharagpur Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
A Novel Compound Restores Obsolete Antibiotics to NDM-1 Superbugs Divakara SS Murthy Uppu Prof. JayantaHaldar Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
Goutham B Manjunath
Padma Akkapeddi
Development of a novel, non-biological pyrogen/microcellular components detection technique for purification and depyrogenation of water. Yadav Vijay Dukhran Dr. PrajaktaDandekar Jain Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Rohan Chhabra,
Nikhil Kalane,
Tejal Pant
Dr. Ratnesh Jain
A Compact Microwave Sensor for Characterization of Radomes and Dielectric Signature Detection of Materials in 3G and 4G GSM Bands Abhishek Kumar Jha Dr. M. J. Akhtar Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Development of portable device based on polarized fluorescence for detection of cervical pre-cancer Bharat Lal Meena Prof. AsimaPrdhan India Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Ms. Seema Devi,
Prof. Asima Pradhan,
Dr. Kiran Pandey,
Dr. Asha Agrawal

BIRAC GYTI 2015 Awardee

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BIRAC GYTI 2015 Awardee
Awardee Topic Team Members College / Institute Supervisor / Guide Year Currently working on Project
Shivani Gupta Rightbiotic: The fastest antibiotic finder DvPadmavathi, Anuradha Pal Bits Pilani, Hyderabad Campus DrSumanKapur 2015 Anuradha Pal
Venkateswarlu Yarlagadda Development of a powerful new antibiotic that kills all drug-resistant bacteria Jayanta Haldar, Goutham B Manjunath, Akkaapeddi Padma Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research (jncasr) Dr. Jayanta Haldar 2015 Paramita Sarkar
Dhyey Mayankkumar Shah Redefined spoon for parkinson's patient Eepsit Tiwari, Rajesh Patidar IIT  Gandhinagar Prof. Bhaskar Bhatt and Prof. Harish P. M. 2015  
Abhiraj Gupta Real time wound management system, wound segmentation & analysis using image processing on mobile platform (android).   Manipal Institute of Technology   2015