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| Last Updated:: 23/11/2017


                     National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993. It is a programme of National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India organised nationally by NCSTC-Network, New Delhi.


                  The primary  objective of the Children’s Science Congress is to make a forum available to children of the age-group of 10-17 years, both from formal school system as well as from out of school, to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally using the method of science. By implication, the CSC prompts children to think of some significant societal problems, ponder over its causes and subsequently try and solve the same using the scientific process. This involves close and keen observation, raising pertinent questions, building models, predicting solutions on the basis of a model, trying out various possible alternatives and arriving at an optimum solution using experimentation, field work, research and innovative ideas. The Children’s Science Congress encourages a sense of discovery. It emboldens the participants to question many aspects of our progress and development and express their findings in their vernacular.


Eligibility Criteria for Participants


                  This is a forum open to young scientists in the age group of 10-17 years as on December 31 of the calendar year. This event of NCSC is not restricted to the school-going children only but is also open for the non-school children from the marginalized sections of the society who can be involved as team members.


                 It is open for children in the age of 10 years to 14 years (lower age group) and from 14+ years to 17 years (upper age group) as on December 31 of the calendar year.


• A group of children not exceeding five can do the project study under a guide teacher.


• A child scientist, who had already presented as a Group Leader at the National Level in one age group can act as a co-worker in the subsequent year, in the same age group (lower / upper).


• Parents, whose child would participate in the Children’s Science Congress in the ensuing year, should not hold any portfolio in the organizing committee of the CSC conducted at any level.


Themes Covered so far


1993 : Know Your Environment.

1994 & 1995 : Clean-Up-India.

1996 & 1997 : India is our Dream – Let’s go for it.

1998 & 1999 : Nature – Let’s Care, Share & Conserve.

2000 & 2001 : Indigenous Scientific Knowledge for a better tomorrow.

2002 & 2003 : Food System towards nutrition for all.

2004 & 2005 : Harness Water Resources for our Future.

2006 & 2007 : Biodiversity: Nurture Nature for our Future.

2008 & 2009 : Planet Earth: Explore, Share and Conserve.

2010 & 2011 : Land Resources: Use for Prosperity, Save for Posterity.

2012 & 2013 : Energy: Explore, Harness and Conserve.

2014 & 2015 : Understanding Weather and Climate.

2016 & 2017 : Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development.



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National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) 2017 Guildlines 


Tentative Schedule of NCSC 2017


The State level resource training workshop for District Co-ordinators/ District Academic   Coordinators


19th July 2017

District level workshop for teacher guides       


Before 31st July 2017

Duration of Project preparation                 


August: October 2017

District level Children's Science Congress


Between 23rd October & 4th November 2017

State  level Children’s Science Congress  


16 & 17th November  2017

National  Children’s Science Congress         


27 - 31st  December 2017

Indian Science Congress           


January  2018

Kerala Science Congress        


 January 2018



 Result National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) 2017



    National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) 2016