Submit your own Smartphone Design and Get a Job | LAVA Design in India Contest!

With all the Make in India craze going on right now, and the Boycott China campaign on the rise, LAVA Mobiles have created a lovely opportunity for young smartphone enthusiasts, wherein you can submit your own smartphone Design and get a chance to Win a Job at Lava Mobile.

This competiton is called the LAVA Design in India Contest.

Well without wasting further time, here I have given all the official terms and conditions you need to know for the competition straight from Lava’s Official Website.

Design In India Challenge

Description: Design a Smartphone prototype for Rural India.


  1. The competition is open to full-time B.Tech/B.E. /Bachelors in Design and Master in Design Program students from select institutes.
  2. The participating students must be from the following branches:
  3. Industrial Design
  4. Product Design
  5. Transportation Design
  6. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive
  7. Manufacturing process and Automation Engineering
  8. Electronics and Communication
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Computer Science Engineering
  11. Information Technology
  12. Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories
  13. Student can to participate in a team of minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 members
  14. Any cases of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification of the concerned team


The competition will be conducted in 3 stages post registration –

Round 1: Ideation

Eligible students, after registering for the competition will get access to a problem statement for which the teams have to submit their solution. All submissions would be evaluated by a panel consisting of senior leaders of Lava International. The top 5 teams would be shortlisted for the Idea & Prototype development round.

Round 2: Prototyping

The top 5 teams will be required to submit functional Smartphone prototypes/plan and associated sub-assemblies. During this time, the teams will build on their ideas, can seek guidance from Technical Panel of Lava International and refine their prototypes/applications.

Round 3: The Finale

The Finalist teams would present their idea and to a jury panel comprising of Lava Senior Leadership.

Prize and Incentive

  • Winner team will receive a cash prize of INR 50,000, a Lava goody bag and a Pre Placement Interview for Design Engineer profile at Lava.
  • 1st Runner Up team will receive a cash prize of INR 25,000, a Lava goody bag and a Pre Placement Interview for Design Engineer profile at Lava.
  • 2nd Runner Up team will receive a cash prize of INR 15,000, a Lava goody bag and a Pre Placement Interview for Design Engineer profile at Lava.
  • All finalist teams would receive an appreciation certificate from Lava International Limited.
  • All participants would receive a participation certificate from Lava International Limited.

List of Colleges Eligible for Participation

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Dhanbad
  • IIT Varanasi
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Gandhinagar
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Jodhpur
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Ropar
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT Mandi
  • IIT Pallakad
  • IIT Tirupati
  • IIT Bhilai
  • IIT Dharwad
  • IIT Goa
  • IIT Jammu

National Institute of Technology (NIT)

  • NIT Patna
  • NIT Raipur
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Bhopal
  • NIT Durgapur
  • NIT Jamshedpur
  • NIT Nagpur
  • NIT Karnataka (Suratkhal)
  • NIT Srinagar
  • NIT Allahabad
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NIT Surat
  • NIT Jaipur
  • NIT Kurukshetra
  • NIT Trichy
  • NIT Agartala
  • NIT Hamirpur
  • NIT Jalandhar
  • NIT Arunachal Pradesh
  • NIT Delhi

Other Campuses:

  • BITS Pilani, Rajasthan
  • BITS Mesra
  • IIIT Gwalior
  • IIIT Jabalpur
  • IIIT Allahabad
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  • Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
  • NIFT Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Gandhi Nagar
  • NID Ahemdabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru

Timelines for Contest:

  • Launch Date: July 2, 2020
  • Last Date for Registration: July 9, 2020
  • Commencement of Round 1: July 10, 2020
  • Last Date for Round 1 submission: July 31, 2020
  • Results of Round 1: Results 4 Aug
  • Round 2: Aug 5, 2020 – Aug 25, 2020
  • Final Presentation: Aug 26, 2020
  • Announcement of Winners: Aug 27, 28 2020

Here’s the link for Registration.

Go ahead and participate, and share this with your enthusiastic friends, who are willing to participate.

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