Dr. M. I. Patel, Chairman of VASVIK and Shri. Nayan Patel held one of its kind VASVIK INDUSTRIAL RESEACH AWARDS!

Dr. M. I. Patel, Chairman of VASVIK and Shri. Nayan Patel held one of its kind VASVIK INDUSTRIAL RESEACH AWARDS!

Vasvik, (Vividhilaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra) is it’s in 39th edition this year in the previous year’s eminent and respected personalities attended which were APJ Kalam Azad, Manmohan Singh (1993) Narendra Modi, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott(2000), Lord Dholakia, Morarji Desai when he was Prime Minister in 1976, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma(1984)


VASVIK is a non-profit, non-government organization established in 1974 and run by the Patel Family of Mumbai, who are the owners of the Patel Extrusion Group, with ISO 9002 certified companies. The Group has been the winner of various awards including theJamnalal Bajaj award, Priyadarshini award, Arch of Europe award and the Cleo award of the USA.

The VASVIK Research awards are given with the aim of promoting industrial research, Science and technology in India.

The prestigious awards were given away amidst the gracious presence of Dr. R. A. Mashelkar & Director of Bajaj Group; Shri Niraj Bajaj.

Chairman, Dr. M. I. Patel explains the objective of VASVIK “We have instituted nine annual VASVIK Industrial Research Awards, each of Rs. 1, 00,000/-, and a citation to be awarded to an individual or group of individuals, who, in the opinion of our Board of Advisors, have made outstanding contribution to the advancement of science and technology or provided leadership leading directly to national prosperity in India.”

Prof. M. M. Sharma adds, “India is passing through one of its best phase of history; the economic growth, the rising level of the standard of life of our people, the spread of education and involvement of our people in the affairs of the country as never before.”


It is now well realized that in any industrial society or country, economic growth is essential to improve the quality of life. For a country like India striving to achieve economic prosperity and sustainable development, all individuals and organizations, which have the ability to do so, should help the cause of promoting research. The above multi-purpose industrial research promoting centre was founded to contribute towards this end and strengthen the efforts being made in the field of industrial research in India.


Consideration will be given to achievements in design or any production techniques or methods, particularly with regard to their impact on industrial and economic growth, import substitution, saving of foreign exchange, cost reduction, etc. Achievements within the past 10 years will be given priority.

Following Awards of Rs. 1, 00, 000/- each were given to Indian citizens for research in each of the following fields:

1.     Agriculture Science & Technology

2.    Biological Sciences & Technology

3.    Chemical Science & Technology

4.    Electrical & Electronic Sciences & Technology

5.    Environmental Sciences & Technology

6.    Mechanical & Structural Sciences & Technology

7.    Information & Communication Technology

8.    Materials Sciences & Technology