RYSI Overview

The RYSI Award has been instituted to create interest in Science at a young age, leading to more children taking up STEM as a career. The award aims to establish Science as a Fun and interesting activity that can be explored anywhere with simple materials.

The award, commemorating the discovery of the Raman Effect on 28th February 1928 is open to all children studying in standards III to X.

Participants are expected to create hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle in the selected topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate a scientific principle maybe submitted.
The award is offered in three age groups:

Level Components Evaluation Criteria Rewards
School Science Challenge
(Open May 1 2022; CBSE Results by Feb 28 2022 – School nominations by March 31).
Phase 1 deadline July 31, 2022
1. Submit photo and video of a fixed Tac (based on category)
2. Answer CBE quiz related to the topic/TACtivity
We will use Nominations (for Science Challenge participants) and CBE Quiz scores (for all others) to determine the qualifiers. Certificate issued by RYSI & School for the qualifying students
National Qualifiers
(Submission deadline: Oct 10, 2022; Results: Nov 1)
1. Make and submit photo and video of Activity of your choice, like previous editions.
2. Submit observation table
3. Answer CBE quiz related to the topic
CBE Quiz marks will act as the screening to then determine the top 1000 entries, whose innovations will then be rated on the Raman Awards afixi portal via an API ~100 participants qualify for the national finals

RYSI certificate for the qualifying students

National Finals
(Sunday, November 27 2022)
1. Create a TAC OR variation, given a topic
2. Discussion with judges
3. Some sort of weightage to be given to past scores/submissions from previous phases
Judge Panel will decide based on Innovation, interaction 1 Winner + 2 runners up per category
  1. For science challenge entrants:
    • Phase 1: science challenge and getting nominated by school
    • Phase 2: own innovation plus CBE quiz (different from science challenge), plus observation sheet (?)
    • Phase 3: National Finals
  2. For special entrants (e.g. Sishugriha) – [not to be publicised/published]

    • Phase 1: School nominates
    • Phase 2 and 3: As above
  3. For all other entrants:

    • Phase 1: given TACtivity plus TACtivity quiz
    • Phase 2 and 3: As above

The Award is instituted by the Raman Research Institute Trust and Innovation and Science Promotion foundation (ISPF) and sponsored by ThinkTac.

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