NATIONAL CHILDREN'S SCIENCE CONGRESS
The Children's Science Congress, a flagship programme of NCSTC, DST 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 decided for a period of two consecutive years. 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. Participating children with their own inquiry based study are called as Child Scientist.