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25th National Children Science Congress 2017-18

Last date to apply

15 July 2017

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About National Children Science Congress

25th National Children Science Congress (NCSC) 2017-18 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, New Delhi. National Children Science Congress (NCSC) is an ideal and innovative programme for children to Inspire, Empower and expand their minds to the world. NCSC program is linked to INTEL Science and Technology Discovery fairs (ISTDF). The direct collaboration between ISTDF and NCSTC, Govt. of India gives an added opportunity to the child scientists. The projects with originality and innovative ideas could be picked up at the State Level for participation in the National Fair of INTEL STDF. NCSC 2017 will be conducted on three levels: District Level, State level and the  National Level.

25th National Children Science Congress (NCSC) Theme:

NCSC theme for 2017 is Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development. For NCSC 2017 the candidates will have to work upon small doable projects different sub-themes. The sub-theme are:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Lifestyles & Livelihoods
  • Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Traditional Knowledge System
  • Disaster Management
  • Energy

NCSC Activity Schedule 2017




Last date to Register for NCSC

15 July 2017

Working of the projects

Next 2-3 months

District Level NCS Congress

By Late September or 
Early October 2017

State Level NCS Congress

By mid-November 2017

National Level NCS Congress

Last week of December 2017

Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan

First week of January 2017


  • National Children Science Congress Online Registration process is open and children can register by themselves or by taking the guidance of a teacher or parents.
  • The programme is children  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 by method of science

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National Children Science Congress Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India
Class/ Age 10-17 years of age 
  • Age Group: Children of two age group can take part in National Children Science Congress (NCSC) 2017-18. They are as follows:
    • Lower age group: 10 to 14 years of age
    • Upper age group: 10+ years to 17 years of age as on December 31, 2017.
  • NCSC is not only limited to the school-going children only but it is also open for the non-school children from the marginalised sections of the society who can be involved as team members.
  • The children group should not exceed more than 5 to do the project study.
  • 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).
  • Children participating in the Children’s Science Congress in the ensuing year, should not hold any portfolio in the organising committee of the CSC conducted at any level.

National Children Science Congress Reward

Some top projects from the National Level will be awarded and given opportunity for further Research programs/fellowship programs:

  • Two best projects from each State are allowed to participate in the Indian Science Congress. The second group member of the project team is eligible to participate in the Indian Science Congress
  • INTEL has expressed desire to provide direct entry to the NCSC projects.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship Promotion Program.

National Children Science Congress Application form and Process

National Children Science Congress 2017 Application process can only be made Online by the children interested in taking part in the Science forum. The children can register themselves or take a guide of a teacher or their parent in order to register.

Click Here to Apply Online

  • Group details: The participants must provide their group details by selecting the sub-theme at first. The sub-themeare:
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Lifestyles & Livelihoods
    • Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Traditional Knowledge System
    • Disaster Management
    • Energy
  • Then the participants need to provide the project title, locality type, language, school type email address, Institute name, pin code, password, contact number.
  • The participants have to write an Abstract of maximum 350 words and agree to the terms and condition and click on next.
  • Provide group members details: The participants can select 2-4 members maximum and provide their details as well in the online application form.

National Children Science Congress (NCSC) Application Submission 

The participants need to submit any hard copy of the National Children Science Congress duly filled in Online Application form to the concerned authority. However, all the participants are advised to take a printout of the application form for future use only.

National Children Science Congress Selection Process

National Children Science Congress Judgement will be based on the following criteria:

  • Original Concept and Idea: The idea should be unique and should not be an exact replication of the model project as printed in the Activity Guide. A proper explanation of the origin of the idea may be demanded by the evaluator.
  • Relevant Project Theme: The project must be relevant to focal theme/sub-theme.
  • Knowing the issue scientifically: The students participating in the project should have a good knowledge in relation to the project.
  • Collection of Data: The data collection procedure must be done using relevant tools, interviews or questionnaire. The sample size should be sufficient to support the issues under study.
  • Analysis: Analysis will include tabulation, categorization/classification and simple statistics as applicable to study.
  • Experimentation/Scientific study/validation: The experiments, scientific study and validation done by the participants must be used in simpler methods of science and not very sophisticated methods used in a lab.
  • Explaining and attempt to solve the problems: The work done by the team members must be able to explain the proposed hypothesis and the issue of the locality through the project.
  • Team Work: It refers to work division, cooperation and sharing among and beyond the team members (the child scientists). 
  • Background Correction (Only for District Level): In this case, the background of the children is verified like geographical location of their school, village, town etc. in relation to infrastructure, information and other input related facilities available with them. The logic is that children from difficult geographical situation must get some weightage in comparison to the children from the advantageous geographical location. Non-school going children should also get some weightage in this criterion 
  • Report and Presentation: Written Report and Oral Presentation are evaluated separately. Reports are evaluated for its systematic presentation, tabulation of data in support of the project idea and the clarity of which the study is documented and explained. A Log Book(actually a Daily Diary) is mandatory and should be authenticated by the signature of the guide teacher daily. The cover page of the Log Book should carry the names of the child scientists, the district and the Sate, in English. Marks awarded for the presentation covers question and answer with evaluators, presentation of charts/posters, illustrations, and other visuals. 
  • Follow-up Action Plan (Only for State level): The child scientists should try to find out the scientific solution to the bothering problem.
  • Improvement from the previous level (Only for State level): This is to encourage the child scientists towards their continuous involvement with the project for its improvement. Improvements on the work from District to state level and then from State level to the national level will be given marks separately. The evaluators shall specify the areas of improvement on a separate sheet of paper. 
  • Additional page(s): These must be there in the Project Report with detail description of works of improvement done after the previous level (particularly on the basis of the evaluators’ suggestion in the previous level).

National Children Science Congress Address

NCSTC Network
E-56, 1st. Floor, Samaspur Road
Pandav Nagar, New Delhi 110091

National Children Science Congress Contact Details

Email: network.nsci@gmail.com
Phone: +91-11-22799236

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