KPIT Shodh Awards

Recognizing Innovation and Research

The KPIT Shodh Awards is a platform for PhD researchers to submit their thesis and win awards for outstanding research work in the field of advanced technologies.

Who can participate

PhD Scholars (Full time & Part time) across the globe

Research should be submitted, defended, or awarded during the period between - January 2023 to December 2023

Participants should register & submit their research by 30th November 2023


Participants can submit synopsis of thesis for below mentioned topics

Student Participant

Sustainable Energy


Sustainable Mobility


Quantum Computing

Money Awarded


Money Awarded

New Processes, Methods and Tools in Computational Technologies (Hardware and Software)

Money Awarded


Money Awarded

Materials - Lightweighting

To learn more about 5th KPIT Shodh Awards



Chance to win awards upto 19 lac

Industry Exposure

Showcase your ideas at the International level


Opportunity to Network with Industry


Discuss your ideas with experts


Opportunity to learn about the latest technology


Award categories: You may opt for only one category, either KPIT Shodh Best Thesis Award (Thesis Only) or KPIT Shodh Groundbreaking Research Award (Thesis with Prototype).

Eligibility: The thesis/research work should have been Registered, awarded, defended, or submitted Ph.D. in 2023.

Submission Requirements:

  • A 15-minute video presenting the key findings of your research.
  • A synopsis of your research.
  • The complete thesis document.
  • A recommendation letter from your academic advisor or guide.
  • If you have selected KPIT Shodh Groundbreaking Research Award, submit video of prototype
  • The submission should fall in one of the 7 domains/categories

  • 15-minute presentation of the research work on zoom call to jury panel.
  • We will select top entries for Groundbreaking Research award (Thesis with Prototype) and Best Thesis award (Thesis Only)

Submission Requirements:

  • New Disruptive concept introduced
  • Innovation
  • Depth and Thoroughness
  • Scientific and Technical understanding
  • Publications
  • Potential for immediate commercialization
  • Societal relevance
  • Technical quality
  • Professional quality/ Presentation Quality
  • Networks/collaborations
  • Exhibition and demonstration of prototype
    (Groundbreaking Research award)

  • In person presentation of the Thesis
    (Best Thesis award)


KPIT Shodh Groundbreaking Research Award

INR 10 Lakh

for Researcher

INR 40 Thousand

for the PhD Guide/Mentor

KPIT Shodh Best Thesis Award

INR 9 Lakh

for Researcher

INR 40 Thousand

for the PhD Guide/Mentor

About KPIT

KPIT Technologies is a global partner to the automotive and Mobility ecosystem for making software-defined vehicles a reality. It is a leading independent software development and integration partner helping mobility leapfrog towards a clean, smart, and safe future. With 11000+ automobelievers across the globe specializing in embedded software, AI, and digital solutions, KPIT accelerates its clients’ implementation of next-generation technologies for the future mobility roadmap. With engineering centers in Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Thailand, and India, KPIT works with leaders in automotive and Mobility and is present where the ecosystem is transforming.