Prof. Chetan Solanki and team wins first prize in national level Solar Chulha Challenge

Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki and his team has won first prize in the national level Solar Chulha Challenge conducted by ONGC. The prize money is Rs. 10 Lakh with additional support to make 1000 solar chulhas.

The challenge was hosted online at and more than 1500 entries were received in the campaign duration. The final list of 20 participants were invited to present their initial model and progress on 24th February, 2018, based on which 6 teams were shortlisted for final round of evaluation who were invited to New Delhi to demonstrate live cooking on their solar chulhas on 23rd April, 2018 in front of the expert committee members and ONGC officials. The team from IIT Bombay has been awarded the first prize on 24th April, 2018 by Honourable Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.