Raman Award

The Raman Research Institute Trust (founded by Sir CV Raman in the year 1948), together with Innovation and Science Promotion Foundation (ISPF) has instituted the Raman Young Science Innovator Award (RYSI Award). The RYSI Award has been instituted to create interest in Science at a young age, leading to more children taking up STEM as a career. The award aims to establish Science as a Fun and interesting activity that can be explored anywhere with simple materials.

The contest is open to all children studying in standards III to X, and they can participate in one of the three categories as per the standard in which they are studying.

The contest is being conducted in two phases with the entries for the first phase have to be submitted online. Students who do not have access to the Internet can also post their entries to us at the below mentioned address to reach before 10th February. 100 shortlisted finalists from across the country will be invited to Bangalore to participate in the finals to be held on 4th March 2018.

This award envisages that children, irrespective of their economic background or the language/board in which they are studying, should be given fair opportunity to participate and present their talent. We welcome participation from as many government children as possible and request your support in this initiative.

Participants are expected to create hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle in the selected topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate a scientific principle maybe submitted.

The award is offered in three age groups:

S.No Category Cash Awards (in each Category)
1 Junior School (3rd & 4th Standard) Rs. 20,000 for One Winner in each Category
2 Middle School (5th to 7th Standard) Rs. 5,000 for Two Runners Up in each Category
3 High School (8th to 10th Standard) All awardees will also be provided an Annual ThinkTac programme subscription

In each category, there will be a prize for the winner of Rs. 20,000 and a free one-year subscription to ThinkTac’s Explore annual programme, worth Rs. 6000. Two runners up prizes of Rs. 5,000 each and a free one-year subscription to ThinkTac’s Lite annual programme, worth Rs. 3500 each, will be awarded in each category. Recognition may also be given to the schools the awardees hail from. Commendable mentions/certificates will be given to other worthy finalists.

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