The AVI (Acharya Vinoba International award) for year 2016 award is honoured annually by the VBRI Press in collaboration with International Association of Advanced Materials starting from 2010 for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in Materials Science and Technology which may relate to Biological, Chemical, Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary, Engineering, Mathematical, Medical and Physical Sciences. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding international research work in the Materials Science and Technology. Across the world any professor/ scientist/ researcher engaged in research in any field of the Materials Science and Technology is eligible for this Award. The Prize is awarded based on contributions made through work done during the ten years preceding the year of the Prize.
Across the ward any scientist/professor/researcher engaged in research in any field of Materials Science and Technology up to the age of 70 years is eligible for this Award.
The final selection for the awards is done by a duly constituted committee and the awards used to be given at annual award assembly during month of October in each year.