About NSD


National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated all over India in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions. On the occasion of the first NSD (National Science Day)(28 February 1987) NCSTC announced the institution of the National Science Popularization awards for recognizing outstanding efforts in the area of science communication and popularization.

National Science Day is celebrated to spread a message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people. To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. It is celebrated to discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development in the field of science. To give an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in India. To encourage the people as well as popularize science and technology.

Themes of National Science Day


Recreating Interest in Basic Science

2001Information Technology for Science Education
2002Wealth From Waste
200350 years of DNA & 25 years of IVF – The Blue print of Life
2004Encouraging Scientific Awareness in Community
2005Celebrating Physics
2006Nurture Nature for our future
2007More Crop Per Drop
2008Understanding the Planet Earth
2009Expanding Horizons of Science
2010Gender Equity, Science & Technology for Sustainable Development
2011Chemistry in Daily Life
2012Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety
2013Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security
2014Fostering Scientific Temper
2015Science for Nation Building
2016Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
2017Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons
2018Science and Technology for a sustainable futur
2019Science for the People, and the People for Science
2020Women in Science