National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993. It is a platform for children to carry out small research activities at micro-level. The seeds of this programme were planted in Madhya Pradesh by an NGO called Gwalior Science Centre. It was later adopted by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
The programme aims at spreading the concept of the method of science among the children with their project activities adopting the process of learning through doing. The mandate of participation is that the children will carry out a project on a particular topic in relation to a Focal theme and several sub-themes. The study is to be carried out in the neighbourhood of the children where they live or study. It is a group activity on a local specific problem using simple method of science.
The primary objectives of the Children's Science Congress is to make a forum available to children of the age-group of 10-17 years, both from formal school system as well as from out of school, to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally using the method of science. For more details visit the website of Assam Science Technology & Environment Council .