National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) organizes the annual ‘Student’s Science Seminar’ every year. School students studying in class VIII to X can participate in this competitive event. The objective of the Science Seminar is to inculcate a spirit of scientific enquiry and analytical thinking in the minds of young students. The Science Seminar is deliberated generally at School, Block, District and State level. Winners from each School participate at Block level. Winners of Block level participate at District level Competition. Two winners from each District participate in State/UT level contest and only one winner from each State/Union Territory is eligible for National level Competition.

Contests at

*District level September

*State level October

*National level – October

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National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) conducts national science drama festival for school students where in theatre is used as a medium for developing science temper among students. This drama festival (competitions) is conducted every year at Taluk level, district level, state level, zonal level and national level for VI – X students.

Contests at

*District level   – September/October

*State level       _ October

National level – November



Children’s Science Congress is targeted to spread the concept of the method of science among the children their project activities adopting the principle of learning through doing’. The mandate of participation is that, the children will carry out a project on a particular topic in relation to theme and subtheme decided for the year. The study is to be carried out in the neighborhood of the children where they live. For this, the students form a group with their like-minded friends/classmates and the study is carried out under the supervision of a guide.

               It is noteworthy that, CSC programme is not only for the school going children but is also open fort the children outside the formal boundary of schools, in the age group of 10 to 17 years (where 10 to 14 years is considered as junior group and 14 + to 17 years as senior group). Further, it is not mandatory that a guide must be a school teacher; any persons with fair knowledge of dealing with children and method of science are considered eligible to guide the children, but should not be direct relative of any of the children.

The exercise of project activities encourages the children to explore, think, serve and wonder

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Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children  

With a view to encourage, popularize and inculcate scientific temper among the children of the country, NCERT organizes national level science exhibition every year where children showcase their talents in science and mathematics and their applications in different areas related with our everyday life. In order to ensure the widest possible participation and involvement of students and teachers in the programme, NCERT organises exhibition in two phases.

                   In the first phase, exhibitions are held in each and every state and union territory from the district, to the state level. This first phase is known as State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (SLSMEE) for Children. The second phase of NCERT’s organizing Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibitions (The national Exhibition) now called JNNSMEE – is organized every year by the NCERT in a state/UT, on rotation basis. The exhibits for display in this national exhibition are selected at NCERT on the basis of a notified criterion. To participate in State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (SLSMEE) first students must participate in district level science exhibition and qualify to the state level. For more information