Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI), established in 1972, is the only research institute under the Kerala Public Works Department (PWD). KHRI focuses on promoting applied research & piloting projects for innovative technologies, Training & Capacity Building of the Engineering wing, and Improvements in Quality of Construction and Material Testing. The institute is situated at Karyavattom.

In its almost 50 years long journey, KHRI has strived its best to contribute to the public infrastructure development of the state. In the new era of technology and development, KHRI is undergoing a critical transformation to embrace the upcoming technological advancement and be the Centre of Excellence in the Public Infrastructure Industry.  KHRI is collaborating with several premier institutes in India like the IIT’s, CSIR Laboratories etc., conducting research and executing piloting studies to impart the cutting edge technology to Kerala Public Works. 

KHRI is spearheading innovation in not only the Public Works Department but the whole Public Infrastructure sector of Kerala by organizing National Research Conferences, providing a platform bringing together industrialists, academicians and the general public and becoming a One-Stop Solution for all Public Infrastructure Challenges of Kerala. 

KHRI delivers these activities through the following technical wings

  1. Concrete & Structures
  2. Flexible pavements 
  3. Soil Mechanics and Foundation 
  4. Traffic Engineering
  5. Innovative Design Unit

For ensuring utmost quality in material testing, KHRI houses an NABL accredited Laboratory with a facility for nearly 100 test parameters. KHRI also houses a technical library, seminar halls, conference hall, residential training facility, advanced computing facilities and is building facilities to incorporate technologies like augmented reality, climate-resilient models etc., to the construction industry. 


  1. All entries must be submitted through the website www.khri.org. Entries submitted through any other medium/mode would not be considered for evaluation.
  2. The entry should be accompanied by a brief explanation of the design and how it best symbolizes the ethos of KHRI (maximum of 250 words).
  3. The Participant is to make sure that his/her details entered is accurate in the logo submission portal. KHRI, the “contest organizers” may use this information for further communication. This includes participant name, email ID, phone number, college address, etc. Entries who entered incomplete or wrong details during the submission would not be considered for the competition.
  4. The Contest is open to all college students.
  5. The winning logo would be the intellectual property of the contest organizers as soon as the results are declared, and the winners cannot exercise any right over them thereafter. The winner shall be deemed to have surrendered copyrights of the winning logo to the contest organizers as soon as the results are declared. The winner will also be required to give an undertaking for the same. The winning entry will be awarded a cash prize of INR 10,000 in due course after the declaration of the results.

                a) The prize-winning logo may be used by the contest organizers in any manner they deem fit.

                b)The contest organizers reserve the right to modify (or fine-tune) the prizewinning logo, i.e. unfettered right to modify the prize-winning logo design and

                   add or delete any information or design feature in any form to it.

                c)The contest organizers also reserve the right to not use the prize-winning logo at all, and/ or to use an alternative logo and/ or to not use any logo at all.

  1. The logo must not contain any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate content.
  2. Please note that the logo must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
  3. KHRI does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants.
  4. The design of the logo must not infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. All entries are governed by the provisions of Logos and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and any violation of the said Act will result in disqualification.
  5. The participant must be the same person who has designed the logo and the motto and no plagiarism of any kind would be allowed.6.7. KHRI reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Contest and/ or the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria. However, any changes to the Terms & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria, or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated/posted on  www.khri.org.
  6. It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep them informed about any changes in the Terms & Conditions, Technical Parameters and Evaluation Criteria stated for this Contest.
  7. The responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participant and KHRI shall not be liable for any dispute raised by a third party.
  8. The results of the contest would be declared on www.khri.org.



  1. Participants should upload the logo in JPEG or PNG or PDF format only.
  2. The logo shall be in colour format. However, it shall be usable in monochromatic (black and white) format also.
  3. A specification sheet containing graphical construction of the design in exact proportions in a bigger size, along with the final design, theme synopsis and concept is required to be submitted.
  4. All technical details, including file formats, can be structured in the sheet itself. The size of the final design may vary from 4 cms X 4 cms to 60 X 60 cms. (Note: The logo need not be square. We are not specifying any geometrical shape. The dimensions above indicate only the minimum and maximum ‘frame’ sizes of usage.)
  5. The logo should be in high resolution with a minimum of 300 DPI.
  6. The logo should be designed on a digital platform.
  7. The logo should be usable on ·the website/social media such as Twitter/Facebook and on printed material such as black and white press releases, stationery and signage.
  8. Participants should not imprint or watermark logo design.
  9. Every entry must be accompanied by a brief write-up/ explanation in a maximum of 250 words. This write-up too should be preferably uploaded, preferably in PDF format. Note: Participants to keep the editable/ open file format also ready – this shall be required to be submitted later for the winning entry. During the evaluation, contest organizers may ask participants to resubmit their entry in different size(s)/ format(s) etc.


              1. All the entries received by KHRI would be assessed for awards by Screening Committee for an initial evaluation. After such screening, all approved entries would be assessed by a Selection Committee for final evaluation.
              2. Entries would be judged based on elements of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, simplicity, artistic merit and visual impact and how well they communicate the profile of KHRI.
              3. The decision of the Selection Committee would be final and binding on all the contestants and no clarifications would be issued to any participants or any decision of the Selection Committee.
              4. KHRI shall not use the disqualified entries for any purpose and KHRI shall have no intellectual rights over the same.
              5. Any legal proceedings arising out of the contest/ its entries/ winners shall be subject to the local jurisdiction of Trivandrum, Kerala.