28th February


National Level Essay Writing Competition 

Participate to get your essay featured on eBook

Mapping Innovations –
an outlook of stakeholders: NSD 2021 BLR


National Partners

Focal Theme for NSD 2021:

Future of Science, Technology and Innovation: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work

NSD 2021

An Introduction to


The National Science Day is celebrated on 28 February of every year since 1986. The day celebrates the discovery of scattering of light by the renowned Indian physicist Sir. C. V. Raman at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, on 28″ February 1928. For this discovery, Sir. C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. The importance of celebrating science day is to herald the significance of science and scientific temper in daily life, get inspired by scientists and their scientific contributions to human welfare.


 Explore –  experience – Innovate

Choose A TOPIC


  • Essence of Science and Technology to the Society
  • Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in dealing with Climate Change
  • Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable growth of a Country.

The following /similar subjects to be considered.

*Innovation in Biotechnology and Food security.

* Innovations in Data Science and its application for National Security.

* Agricultural Science innovations and Food security

Similar topics in corresponding subjects  could be considered.

  • India’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020
  • Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Learning process

Additional Topics

Consider following from your relevant field 

  • Employability of Indian Science Graduates: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Significance of Gender Equity in growth of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Science and Technology for Agriculture & Food Management
  • Science and Technology for Health and Wellbeing
  • Strengthening Science Research Activities focusing Nation’s  priority
  • Sub Theme in accordance with National Science Day focal themes can be designed. However prior permission of the committee should be taken along with 100 words synopsis, if a new subtheme is designed. (Needs an approval from NSD2021 BLR team).


General Rules & Guidelines

  • Competition will be held in three categories:

  •  Junior category (10th, 11th and 12th grade students)
  •  Senior category (UG and PG students),                                         
  •  General Public.
    • Participants must register before submitting the essay.
  • Essay must be in English
  • Student Participants must upload the declaration from the principal in the required format.(Declaration form can be downloaded from link in APPENDIX -1 given below)
  • The article should be the original work of the participant
  • Only 25% Plagiarism is allowed.
  • Provide appropriate references at the end of the article, if any pre-existing information or data is used to support your viewpoints
  • Relevant pictures (Maximum 2 per page) can be used to enhance your essay and it is mandatory to mention the source of images used in the article
  • The decision of the panel of judges shall be final
  • Multiple essay submissions by a participant is not allowed
  • The maximum word limit is 1000 
  • Essays will be reviewed and evaluated by an editorial team.
  • The Best and Selected Essays will be Published in an e-Book


Submission Guidelines

The submission of the Essay should be strictly in the following form: 

    •  Essay size: Maximum1000 words
    •  Body of the article must be in the font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5, Alignment: Justified 

  • Submissions should be made only in .docx/.doc format and strictly adhere to the given TEMPLATE. (Template can be downloaded from link in APPENDIX-2 given below) and a PDF copy.
  • Essay should be submitted to our email id [email protected] directly in the requested format. 

APPENDIX 1: Student declaration

APPENDIX 2: Submission template

Last Date for Registration: April 25th, 2021

Last Date for Essay Submission: May 10th, 2021


About NSD2021 BLR

Why NSD 2021 BLR

Across the world 2020-21 has impacted the life of this planet by Covid-19-Pandemic. The human race has been fighting hard to win this war with courage. The life has been turning normal or so-called new normal by adopting digital possibilities with grace. NSD 2021 BLR was conceptualised to continue uplifting the spirit of Science Communication amidst this situation. Hence, we decided to celebrate National Science Day in a digital way. We are also going National & EBook publication adds an edge to our celebration. We hope this new experiment attracts and nurtures new talents in our country.

National organising commitee

National Advisory committee


Dr. AS Kiran Kumar

Former Chairman, ISRO, Bengaluru

Vice President

Prof. S. Ayyappan

Chairman, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal 

Vice President

Prof. Ashok M. Raichur

Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bengaluru


Esteemed Members


  • Dr. Vedamurthy K B, President, SJR Education Society, Bengaluru
  • Sri. Narasimha M, CEO and Founder Secretary, Udayabhanu Kala Sangha, Bengaluru
  • Dr. YC Kamala, Dean, Udayabhanu Centre for Advanced Studies in Science & Associate Professor,Department of Physics, National College, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru
  • Dr. M Suresh, Former Scientist, ISRO and Principal (Rtd.), BNM Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • Smt. Sumangala S Mummigatti, Programme Executive, All India Radio, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Udaya Shankara Puranik, Data Scientist,  Bengaluru

Member Secretary 
Dr. Prema Siddaraju, Principal, SJR College for Women, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru

 Organising committee & Members

Chief Organizing Advisor

  • Dr. Prema Siddaraju, Principal, SJR College for Women, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru 

OrganiSing committee

Organising Chair

  • Dr. Y. C. Kamala,
    Dean, Udayabhanu Centre for Advanced Studies in Science &  Associate Professor of Physics National Degree College Basavanagudi, Bengaluru


Organising committee

Organising Secretary

  • Smt. Manjula SN
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    SJR College for Women, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru-560010
Joint Secretaries

  • Sri. Omshivaprakash, Co-Founder, Sanchi Foundation ®, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Vijay V Soman,  Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Shri Mathuradas Mohato College, Nagpur.



  • Dr. A M Ramesh, Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy
  • Shri. H. Hemanth Kumar, Executive Secretary Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bengaluru
  • Smt. Nagarathna VR, 
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, SJR College for Women
  • Shri. Abhaya Simha, Co-Founder, Sanchi Foundation ®, Bengaluru
  • Smt. Pavithra H, Founder 
    Techfiz Inc. Bengaluru 
  • Shri. Anupam Ghosh, Project Outreach Coordinator, ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru.

 Awards & Appreciation

Prizes & Recognition



Junior Category

(10th, 11th, 12th grade Students)

Certificates and Cash prizes

1st Prize – Rs. 5000/-
2nd Prize – Rs.2000/-
3rd Prize Rs. 1000/- each for 3 Students

Senior category

(UG and PG Students)

Certificates and Cash prizes

1st Prize – Rs. 5000/-
2nd Prize – Rs.2000/-
3rd Prize Rs. 1000/- each for 3 Students

General Public

Certificates and Cash prizes

1st Prize – Rs. 5000/-
2nd Prize – Rs.2000/-
3rd Prize Rs. 1000/- each for 3 individuals

Collection of Award Winning & Selected Essays featured on:

Mapping Innovations –
an outlook of stakeholders: NSD 2021 BLR – EBook

Sponsored by Sanchi Foundation ®, Bengaluru

Ebook digitization Partner – Techfiz Inc. Bengaluru

Selected essays with recommendations will be given certificate of merit for each state. 


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NSD2021BLR Updates

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930

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NSD2021BLR – Preparation Sessions

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