The 25 th National Children’s Science Congress 2017 was hosted at Sathyabama
Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University) on 8 th -10 th
The event is an initiative of the National Council for science and Technology ,
DST, GoI. It is State coordinated by the Tamilnadu science Forum. School children
from 33 districts of tamilnadu representing different schools were selected for this
state level event.
The program commenced with the child scientist procession flag off by Dr. R.
Srinivasan, Member secretary TNSCST . The inauguration was presided by the
Chief Guest Dr. K.K. Vijayan ,CIBA Director, Ministry of Agriculture, our
Guests of honour Dr. Srikanth Tripathy ,Director (I/C) , NIRT, Indian Council
of Medical Research, Ministry of Health &family Welfare, Dr. V. Banumathi
,Director National Institute of Sidhha, Ministry of AYUSH and Dr. Subba Rao,
Chief Scientist National metallurgical laboratory , CSIR, Ministry of Science and
Tecchnology. Dr. B. Sheela Rani Director (Research) welcomed the Dignitaries,
invited guests and children participants to the event.
Dr. T.V . Venkateswaran from Vignan prasar, DST briefed the program
highlights along with Mrs. S. Mohana State president Tamil Nadu Science Forum
The Pro-chancellor Dr. Mariazeena Johnson and Vice- president Dr. Marie
Johnson delivered the presidential address. Mr. K.Senthamil selvan TNSF gave
the vote of thanks.
All the address given by the guests truly inspired and motivated the children a lot.
The second day witnessed the 281 presentations by the 1500 child participants
which was a lively scientific interaction. The eminent scientist interacted with the
children to encourage their scientific and technical skills. Corner activites and
plenary talks kept the children enthusiastically engaged. The night sky watch
(telescopic view) added to their pure joy of exploration and curious mind was
rekindled. The third day concluded with the valedictory and briefing for the
selected shortlisted participants for the national level science congress to be held in
Science city, Gujarat. All the children enjoyed the three days and were enriched.
281 Best science projects have been selected for presentation
33 districts of Tamilnadu.
1500 school children
281 guide teachers from various schools..
50 scientists from research organizations,
80 Juries from different districts,
119 TNSF district activists,
40 NCSC aluminis
19 TNSF state observers
Best five student scientific models will be presented in front of Hon’ble Prime
Minister Shri.P.Narendra Modi during the National Level Children Science Congress
to be held at Science City, Gujarat during 26 th to 31 st December 2017 .
ABOUT NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
It is mandated to communicate Science and Technology to masses, stimulate
scientific and technological temper and coordinate and orchestrate such efforts
throughout the country. The programmes of NCSTC aims at building capacity for
informed decision making in the community and promote scientific thinking. The
NCSTC focuses on outreach activities, training in Science and Technology
communication, development, production & dissemination of S & T software,
incentive programmes, and field based Sci-Com projects, research in S&T
communication, international co-operation, motivating students and teachers,
environment awareness and programmes with a special component exclusively for
women. Some of its important successful initiatives, over the years include the
campaigns over the Year of Scientific Awareness, Year of Physics, Year of
Astronomy, Year of Mathematics, observation of the National Science Day and
National Mathematics Day, National Children’s Science Congress, National
Teacher’s Science Congress, and Science Express etc.
National Children's Science Congress is an opportunity for brilliant young
scientists (10 -17 years of age group), started since 1993 to popularize science.
Innovative projects are selected for district congress, state congress and national
congress. The NCSC has been organized in almost all districts every year with
more and more schools joining the activity. Each state also sends two delegates to
the annual session of the Indian Science Congress.