NCSTC Previous Programmes

Science Express

Science Express is a unique mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16-coach, AC train, travelling across India since 2007. Science Express showcased the fascinating world of science, groundbreaking discoveries, cutting-edge science & future-oriented technologies for initial 4 years. In 2012, Science Express was redesigned on the theme 'Biodiversity' and for 3 years it was running as Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), aimed at creating awareness on Biodiversity of India. Science Express has covered over 122,000 km across the country, receiving more than 1.33 crore (13.3 million) visitors at its 391 halts, over 1,404 days. It has thus become the largest, longest running and most visited mobile science exhibition, probably in the world and has created several records in its wake. The next phase of Science Express is soon coming up as Climate Change Special. More information on

Mathematics Awareness Resources & Initiatives (MARI)

Various initiatives are encouraged to enthuse, motivate and inculcate, a positive attitude to learn mathematics in the younger generation ranging from identification and introduction of best teaching practices and resource persons; Capacity building of in-service teachers & students through training/ camps in Mathematics; Development, production & Dissemination of teaching learning materials (TLMs) like posters, Mathematics kits,  resource manuals, booklets, models,  etc. for Mathematics and research in related areas.
Every year since 2012, birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a great mathematician is celebrated as “National Mathematics Day” with the help of state S&T Councils, throughout the country.

S&T Awareness for conservation of Resources &Sustainable development- STARS

Nationwide training cum awareness programmes on understanding weather, climate change and disaster preparedness for sustainable development; Grameen Vigyan Jagriti[PDF]0 bytes: A programme on rational use of pesticides, fertilizers, demystification and awareness generation about malpractices like female feticides, food safety, genetically modified crops, Biodiversity awareness related programmes.
India Innovation Initiative - i3 is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative of NCSTC. Each year hundreds of innovations are received from across the country contributors include students, industry professionals, individual and grassroots innovators in various fields such as Life Sciences, Electronics & Communication, IT, Energy and Engineering Technologies. It is a national level competition for promoting the spirit of science & technology in the country. Students enrolled in AICTE approved institutions and others are eligible. For details please refer to [PDF]62.86 KB

India Innovation Initiative-i3

Regional innovation Science Hubs for Innovators (RISHI)