National Young IT Professional (YITP) Awards

The National competition for young IT professionals is an event conducted annually instituted by CSI in the year 1999 to encourage Researchers, IT professionals, Academicians, Consultants, Entrepreneurs and IT Practitioners in an Organization, or as individuals in service/ support/training function in the ield of Information Technology. The competition aims at involving young IT professionals in the quest of innovation in IT and provides them an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, professional prowess and excellence in their profession.


The most outstanding technology project of any kind, completed during the year (project duration could be of 2-3 years from the start date) within an organisation will be judged for following criteria by the selection committee:

  • Criticality of IT Usage
  • Improvement of Customer Service
  • Innovation, Return on Investment
  • Quality of Management
  • Impact on Organisation and Society


Any individual below 35 years of age (as on year of the award), who are either working professionals, entrepreneurs or researchers and has made significant innovation in the areas of research, academics, IT applications and services to bring improvement in service, support and training in the field of Information Technology.

Participants can be from CSI Institutional members, Business organisations, Research Institutes and Interns from incubation centres of universities. Only those individual with minimum of 3 years and maximum 12 years of experience can participate in this competition.

A team of maximum 3 members meeting all the eligibility criteria can be nominated.

Nominations should be supported by the organisation to which the applicants are attached. Applications nominated by any CSI Fellow are also eligible. The project which is nominated should be original and not published prior to the event.

How to apply

Nominations should be made in the prescribed format available on the CSI (Ghaziabad Chapter)-website: HYPERLINK “https://csi-ghaziabad.org” and with the regional YITP Convener on or before the last date of submission for the specific region to the Regional Convener. The nomination process is described in the prescribed format.

Selection Process

Regional Contest

In the Regional Round, short-listed individual / teams will make oral presentations followed by Q&A in the presence of selection committee on the day of contest.

National Round

The National Award will be contested by Winners and Runners up of the regional contest in the National Round which will be held on 4 th March, 2016 at Udaipur. No changes can be made between the regional contest and national contest. The judging at the national level will be done by a representative panel of eminent IT professionals, practitioners and academicians.