Mannam Naga Praveen Babu, PhD Scholar (OE13D006), Department of Ocean Engineering has been awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award instituted by the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) for his research work on the topic ‘Bio-Inspired Flapping Foil Propulsion System for Ships and Underwater Vehicles’. The Award was handed by the Chairperson of National Innovation Foundation (NIF) - India on 13th March 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.  He is guided by Prof.P.Krishnankutty.