Country wide NCSC Started in 1993. Has become a movement. Conceptualized, Catalyzed and Supported by National Council of Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Implemented by NCSTC-Network, a group of Govt. & Non Govt. organisations from all states.
Delhi hosted National event of NCSC in 1993 & 1994. Guwahati was Venue for the NCSC (1995 & 2005). Hyderabad (1996), Bhopal (1997), Chennai (1998), Goa (1999), Howrah (2000), Pune (2001), Mysore (2002), Lucknow (2003), Bhubaneswar (2005 ), Gangtok (2006), Baramati, Pune (2007), Dimapur (2008) The 17th NCSC was held at Ahmedabad (Gujarat) 2009 NCSC
Starting from 16 States in 1993, today CSC in all districts of all the states/UTs NCSC is a much sought-after children’s program in the Indian S&T calendar. Around 8 lakhs children participate every year. Since 1997, best two projects of each State participate in Indian Science Congress. Intel also has a tie-up with NCSC. ASEAN & SAARC countries are showing great interest in NCSC.
Providing a forum to the Children (Age group 10–17 years) both from formal and non-formal school system as well as from outside of school to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem. Relating learning science with the environment around. Promoting the “methods of science” and applying the same for finding solutions. Catalyzing curiosity, spirit of inquiry and inquisitiveness. Inculcation of SCIENTIFIC TEMPER.
It’s a simple, practical, innovative. It’s carried out as a team-work. It involves field-based data collection, collation, analysis and representation. Are based on exploration of everyday life situations. It involves the community work. Have definite outputs, arrived through scientific methodology. Have definite follow up plans.
……… There is bound to come amoment when what seemed close isstill very far away. But since we are prepared to go still further, this should not be a problem.