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

2001 Information Technology for Science Education
2002 Wealth From Waste
2003 50 years of DNA & 25 years of IVF – The Blue print of Life
2004 Encouraging Scientific Awareness in Community
2005 Celebrating Physics
2006 Nurture Nature for our future
2007 More Crop Per Drop
2008 Understanding the Planet Earth
2009 Expanding Horizons of Science
2010 Gender Equity, Science & Technology for Sustainable Development
2011 Chemistry in Daily Life
2012 Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety
2013 Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security
2014 Fostering Scientific Temper
2015 Science for Nation Building
2016 Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
2017 Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons
2018 Science and Technology for a sustainable futur
2019 Science for the People, and the People for Science
2020 Women in Science
2021 Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work