March 31, 2023
  • The National Council for Science and Technology operating under the Department of Science and Technology recently organized the National Child Science Congress, 2023.
  • The congress was hosted by the Gujarat Council of Science City. It is being held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • The theme of the congress was “Understanding Eco System for Health and Wellbeing”. More than 1400 delegates will attend the conference.
  • Students at the district level in various states presented their projects to the committee on this theme. The teams from the State Level and Gulf Countries, hereby selected, will represent their respective States/Countries and present their projects at the National Level during these five days.
  • Another highlight of the National Children’s Science Congress program is that students can present their projects in any language.
  • 658 child scientists from different states, 250 guide teachers and 92 state coordinators will participate in this National Children Science Congress at Science City and SAL Campus from 27th to 31st January, 2023.
  • The event will also be participated by 17 National Academic Committee, 70 scientific jury members, 15 eminent scientists and resource persons and Government officials. More than 1400 people are expected to participate in this event. Also, 18 contestants from Gulf countries will present their projects.
  • The 5-day event will feature student project presentations as well as numerous activities including cultural programs, special talks, interactive sessions, drone workshops, visits to various thematic galleries of Science City.
  • A special “Meet the Scientist” Session will be held during this National Children’s Science Congress, in which famous scientists like Shri Nilesh Desai, Director, SAC-ISRO, Dr. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, Dr. Deepak Sharma, Scientific Officer (G) BARC, Mumbai etc. will present their subject knowledge on different issues to the students and the people attending the program.

About the Congress

  • NCSC program was launched in 1993 by the NCSTC for children in the age group of 10 to 17 years to provide an platform for children to be rational and apply scientific methods to find solutions to local problems, do research and find solutions.
  • The focus of the congress is to cultivate problem-solving skills in students. During the congress, the participants will frame solutions to societal problems


  • India is one of the leading countries in the world where students choose science as their stream. This includes STEM subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India contributes 29.2% of science students in the world. EU accounts for 9.5%, the US: 6%, and China: 26%. The National Child Congress and similar programs are the primary reasons for India to perform well in this area
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