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| Last Updated:: 01/07/2023

National Children's Science Congress (NCSC)

                     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 two 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.

2018 & 2019 : Science, Technology & Innovation for A Clean, Green and Healthy Nation. 

2020 & 2021:  Science for Sustainable Living



    National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) 2016

    National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) 2015