INSPIRE Awards MANAK Scheme 2023-24

INSPIRE Awards MANAK Scheme 2023-24

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About the Program

INSPIRE Awards MANAK Scheme 2023-24 is an opportunity offered to students studying in Classes 6 to 10. The scheme is a flagship program implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology (Government of India) with a basic objective to instil creative/innovative thinking among school students. The scheme motivates the students to take their innovative ideas forward for prototype and product development. The selected students will receive an award of INR 10,000 (one-time).

INSPIRE Awards MANAK Scheme 2023-24


Under this scheme, schools can nominate the 5 best original ideas/innovations of students. The nominated student must –

  • be in the age group of 10-15 years
  • be studying in Class 6 to 10


  • The selected students will receive an award of INR 10,000 (one-time).


  • Photograph
  • Student’s bank details
  • Student’s Aadhaar number

How can you apply?

The schools can submit the nomination of a candidate by following the below-mentioned steps –
Step 1: Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Register’ button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to ‘Register’. (Note – If already registered, log in using the registered email ID.)
Step 3: Navigate to the ‘School Authority’ option under the ‘Authorised Login’ option given at the top of the dashboard.
Step 4: Now, navigate to the ‘For New Registration – Click Here‘ option and click it. (Note – The schools who are already registered, kindly login using valid credentials.)
Step 5: Fill in all the necessary details to complete the registration process.
Step 6: After successful registration, select ‘Student Nomination’.
Step 7: Fill in the details of the student, upload the photograph and submit it to generate the acknowledgement.

Note –

  • It is advisable to use the school email id which can be used even if the authority changes.
  • The application number generated can be used for future reference.
  • For detailed information, refer to the ‘User Manual’.