In honour of the Platinum Jubilee of the Raman Research Institute, which was set up by Sir CV Raman in 1948, the Finals this year will be conducted at the Raman Research Institute (RRI), near Mekhri Circle in North Bangalore. It will be a live event for the first time in three years, thanks to the waning of the Pandemic.
All participants need to be in Bangalore for the Finals and be available from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, 18th December. All outstation participants are also requested to make their own travel and stay arrangements accordingly.
We would strongly recommend that you bring your innovation submitted during the preliminary stage to display during the finals. Our finalists, judges, and guests would love to see working models built by your child. However, if it is too unwieldy or inconvenient to travel with your model/experiment, please email us and we will figure out if we can help you in any way.
|Contest||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Lunch Break*||12:30 PM to 1:30 PM|
|Interaction with Judges & Guests||1:30 PM to 3:00 PM|
|Snacks & Tea||4:00 PM to 4:30 PM|
|Award Announcement & Presentations||4:30 PM to 6:00 PM|
*Please note that a simple lunch and snacks/tea will be provided for the contestants by RRI. Up to 2 guests per participant are welcome to partake of the hospitality. There will be no charge.
Some hotel options, located near the Raman Research Insititute (RRI), are listed below:
|Sr. no.||Name||Location||Contact No.|
|1||Jagadish Hotels – Sankey Road||https://goo.gl/maps/J7BES9GmFNncdECd8||8045454545|
|2||Tulip Hotel Bengaluru||https://goo.gl/maps/Uvzet6najC1NPdzj7||8046668888|
|3||The President Hotel, Kumarapark||https://goo.gl/maps/P6cgUNUCcSh7d3MW9||9900262033|
|4||Comfort INN Insys||https://g.page/ComfortInnInsys?share||8046468000|
|6||Coraltree By Goldfinch Hotels||https://goo.gl/maps/hVB6TXg5rcdRJ3gR9||8043346600|
|7||HYDE PARK APARTHOTEL||https://goo.gl/maps/29gPkQ5e6zUQqQQ68||9342017034|
|8||The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore||https://goo.gl/maps/UJ4qdaC4MGoQ9DCU7||8068177777|
|9||Kstdc Kumarakrupa Hotel||https://goo.gl/maps/vAj6aKNFTx46EA8R7||8043344334|
|10||The Urban Nest||https://goo.gl/maps/LnXhBzEenHahtvkZ6||7338353786|
|12||Sanctum Suites BEL Road Bangalore||https://g.page/sanctum-suites-bel-road-rmv?share||9902831111|
|13||De Mandarin Bangalore||https://goo.gl/maps/oyefBJgKHN4GAGov7||8049597767|
|14||Vividus Hotels , Bangalore||https://g.page/vividushotels?share||9606064644|
|15||37th Crescent Hotel Bengaluru||https://g.page/37thcrescent?share||9972573739|
*Please note that neither the Raman Awards team, ISPF or ThinkTac vouches for or will be held responsible for the quality of the hotels listed above.
The Finals will be a separate event, where your previous entry holds no bearing. The finalists in three age groups will be given a problem statement, related to an activity or topic, for which they will need to develop a hands-on innovation on-the-spot to solve the problem. The innovation will be judged by a panel of eminent scientists and teachers. You will have two hours to create your innovation. Following lunch, you will have sufficient time to interact with an eminent panel of scientists – who will be the judges for the day – to discuss your work. The day will culminate in a short presentation function.
You will not be required to or allowed to bring any materials from home or elsewhere to use during the Finals. The use of phones and books by children will also be prohibited. Group work will not be allowed, nor will any help from parents/guests or any other adult be accepted. The RYSI team may use their discretion in providing help for certain tasks (e.g. working with a candle), especially to the younger children.
1. Jayant Murthy, Retired Faculty, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore; PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA; worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA), Maryland, USA, specialist in Space Astronomy with broad interests.
2. Ravinder K. Baniyal, Associate Prof, IIA. PhD at IIA. Followed by postdoc positions at Boston and Goettingen. Ravinder is an experimental physicist working in the area of wave front sensing, where his research and expertise has been internationally recognised. At IIA, Ravinder is very active in doing astronomy outreach activities for students and the general public all over the country..
3. Mousumi Das, Faculty at IIA; previously at RRI & Univ. of Maryland, USA; PhD, IISc. Focus of interest in galactic and extra-galactic astronomy. Gives numerous outreach and public lecture talks around the world, to professional and budding astronomers!
4. Swati Sircar, Azim Premji University (APU); runs MathSpace. Previously at Shikshamitra, Kolkata. Graduate Studies at Univ of Washington, USA. Expert and wizard in creating hands-on maths and science activities for children and teachers. Heavily involved in enhancing the curriculum in various State and National syllabi.
5. S.P. Rajaguru, – Faculty, IIA. PhD, IISc (Joint Astronomy Programme). Post-doc at Institut Astrophysique de Paris, France and Stanford University, USA. Main research interests include the solar interior and helioseismology. He plays a major role in science outreach at IIA and elsewhere, bringing astronomy to the masses.
6. DCV Mallik, Retired Faculty, IIA; Main area of work Interstellar Matter and Planetary Nebulae. PhD, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Senior author of the biography of Sir KS Krishnan; edited books on astronomy, currently working in the
7. Ramkumar Mahadevan, former IAF pilot, Flying Instructor, Test Pilot & Gallantry Award winner. He has taught Aerodynamics, Instruments and Airpower-related subjects. He has a deep interest in the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, taught in the Krishnamurti schools for 20 years, teaching Science, Maths, Geography…
8. Proteep Mallik, APU. Extensive experience in the field of optical engineering with firms such as Pacific Biosciences and KLA-Tencor in the USA. Graduate studies at Optical Sciences Center, Univ. of Arizona, USA.
9. Dwarakanath K.S., Emeritus Faculty, Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore; PhD from IISc, Main area of work Extragalactic astronomy using techniques of Radio-astronomy.
10. Prajval Shastri, Retired Faculty, IIA; MSc from IIT-Bombay, followed by PhD at TIFR’s NCRA, and postdoctoral stints at Cal-Berkeley and UT Austin. Expert in the field of extragalactic radio astronomy, in particular radio jets and active galactic nuclei. Extremely active in astronomy outreach and member of All India People’s Science Network and the Women in Science initiative.
11. Pankaj Lal, Soaked in making everyone’s journey from raw data to insights as easy as possible at Mammoth Analytics. He has B.Tech in Chemical engineering from IIT Kanpur and MS in computer science from UIUC. In his free time, he likes to build woodworking jigs and explore Indian and World History, listen to Music and Travel when he can.
12. Renuka Nallamar, an educationist for the past twenty-seven years, has been a trailblazer, an enthusiastic teacher and a dynamic leader. After having played a key role in the establishment of CBSE Schools in Navi Mumbai, she joined Chrysalis group of schools in 2016 as the founding Principal of Horamavu branch. Currently, Ms Nallamar is the Academic Director at Chrysalis High, handling Curriculum
13. Ion Santra, A theoretical physicist working in statistical physics. A graduate of South Point High School and Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Currently, on the verge of finishing his PhD from the Raman Research Institute.
14. Kinjal Roy, third year PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the Raman Research Institute. Research topic is the reprocessing emission from X-Ray binary sources.