Updated on 8 November 2012
On receiving the entries, all of them would be made available in public domain on Youtube, thus helping create awareness about the need for new TB drugs. The awards will be presented to the winners at the Indian Science Congress 2013. The invitation stated that a jury of national eminence will select the winner, who will be awarded a cash prize.
TB is a curable infection that affects more than two billion people across the globe annually, claiming almost 1.4 million lives. It is estimated that TB claims one life every 20 seconds around the globe. In India alone, over 1000 lives succumb to TB everyday (two deaths every three minutes). The emergence of drug resistant cases of TB, and lack of any new drugs since the past 60 years, demands the discovery of more effective and novel drugs.