National Child Science Congress

The National Council for Science and Technology operating under the Department of Science and Technology recently organized the National Child Science Congress, 2023. The congress was hosted by the Gujarat Council of Science City. It was held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The theme of the congress was “Understanding Eco System for Health and Wellbeing”. More than 1400 delegates attended the conference.

About the Congress

  • The National Child Science Congress is being held in the country since 1993
  • Children of age group 1 to 17 years attend the congress
  • During the congress, children exhibit their innovation
  • The focus of the congress is to cultivate problem-solving skills in students. During the congress, the participants will frame solutions to societal problems


India is one of the leading countries in the world where students choose science as their stream. This includes STEM subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), India contributes 29.2% of science students in the world. EU accounts for 9.5%, the US: 6%, and China: 26%. The National Child Congress and similar programs are the primary reasons for India to perform well in this area.




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