Sci-Connect 2018, Young Talent Programme for Students of North-East by DST, Govt. of India: Register by May 25: Expired

“Sci-Connect” Connecting Science with Young Talents with science: is a program initiated
by the Vigyan Prasar especially for children in North-Eastern States of India, i.e., Assam,
Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

About Vigyan Prasar

Vigyan Prasar (VP) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science
and Technology established in 1989. The objectives of VP are to take up large-scale
science popularization tasks/activities and serve as a resource-cum-facility centre for S&T
communication. Science on Television (SOT) thrust of Vigyan Prasar is involved in promoting science and technology content through television.
Programmes are telecast throughDoordarshan, DD-regional Kendras, Loksabha TV and Rajyasabha TV. Vigyan Prasar also covers Indian achievements in science and technology through its popular weekly science news programme Science Monitor/ Gyan Vigyan and telecast through Rajyasabha TV since last fiveyears. These programmes may also be seen on Vigyan Prasar youtube page “vigyanprasaryt”.


The main objective of the program is to sensitise young children in upper primary to secondary levels about science in daily life. This is to help them practice the method of science from their childhood. The programme will also help children in remote areas to showcase their talents and innovative ideas.
Vigyan Prasar will provide a set of films to each school through the respective State Science and Technology Council. The participating schools will register themselves with the State Science and Technology Council for getting the resource materials (films).


The program will be organised in 4 stages:

  1. Screening of films
  2. District Level Science quiz
  3. State Level Quiz
  4. Regional Level Quiz

Screening of films is open for all school children. Students of classes 8-9 are eligible to participate in the Science Quiz Competition.
Language of Programme: English

Syllabus for Screening Test

The test will be based on CBSE/State syllabus. The screening examination will be of 100
Objective type multiple choice questions.(60 from films and 40 from syllabus).
The exam will have negative marking of -0.25 on every wrong answer and 1 mark on every right answer.
These films can also be downloaded from Vigyan Prasar YouTube page “vigyanprasaryt”.


For Final Round at Regional Level
Each student of 1st Team in final Rs.5000/- Cash
Each student of 2nd Team in final Rs.3000/- Cash
Each student of 3rd Team in final Rs.2000/- Cash

Important Dates*

Registration of Schools: Up to 25th May 2018
Screening of films: June 2018
Screening Examination-Objective Type Paper: July 2018
State level Science Quiz-Live Quiz Contest (Stage-II): August 2018
Final Quiz Competition: September 2018
* The above is a tentative schedule and the final schedule will be informed in consultation with the State Science and Technology Council.
In the Second level to be held in Aizwal & Gangtok and Third level to be held in Agartala, all the participants will be invited by Vigyan Prasar/ State Science and Technology Council and their travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Council.


Sachin C Narwadiya, Scientist C
Ph:-0120-2404430-37 Ext.238
Kapil Kumar Tripathi
Ph:-0120-2404430-37 Ext.207

For full details, view the brochure given here.


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