Age shall not be less than 8 and not more than 16 years as on 1st January 2019 (only those born between 1st January, 2002 and 31st December 2010 can participate).
Yes. Finalists will have to provide a bona fide certificate from their school or birth certificate in case a child is home schooled. Please refer to RYSI Rules for details.
Yes. This is a language neutral competition. However, keep in mind that all our instructions and communication will be in English. Our website may not support your language of choice, in which case you will have to send in your entry in languages other than English by post.
Only individuals can participate. Teams CANNOT participate.
Refer to www.ramanaward.org for online registration. You will get an acknowledgement to your registered email ID.
Yes. In case you are in an area where internet is inaccessible, you can send the registration via post to
Innovation & Science Promotion Foundation
Ref: RYSI Award
c/o Raman Research Institute Trust
Panchavati, 15th Cross, 8th Main,
Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003
However, we cannot send any acknowledgement if you send via post.
December 31st, 2018
Please refer to RYSI Process and the RYSI Award video on the said website.
Participants are expected to create – on their own – hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle on any chosen school science topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate a scientific principle may be submitted. Up to three (3) active submissions (entries that will be considered for evaluation) may be entered for the preliminary stage per participant for consideration.
Yes. For the preliminary stage, any science topic – typically taught in the national science curriculum – can be considered by the contestant. A comprehensive list can be found on Topic List
No. There is NO need to courier anything. You are only required to send photos and details of your innovation.
December 31st, 2018
No. We will intimate you by email (mobile in case you have submitted by post), in case you are selected to participate in Phase II – the Regional Finals, by 25th January 2019. If you do not hear back from us by this date, you have not progressed to the next Phase.
Based on the number of candidates from each “Region”, we will decide whether to conduct certain regional finals on-location or online. You will be notified about your Regional Finals by the 25th of January 2019.
This will depend on the number of worthy contestants from each geographical region. For example, if we receive 100+ worthy submissions from Bangalore, then Bangalore will become a “Region”. Similarly, if from all of the Northeast, we receive only a 100 worthy entries, then the entire Northeast becomes a “Region”. You will be intimated on this by the 25th of January 2019 so that you have sufficient time to make any travel plans, if necessary.
They will be held on-location or online on the 3rd of February 2019
Please go to our website for details of the process on RYSI Process
Yes. The finals will be held on 24th February, and the results of Phase II will be out on 10th February, which provides you about 2 weeks to make travel arrangements.
For private schools, travel and stay arrangements have to be made by the student. However, those from Government schools will be reimbursed return Sleeper Class train fare from anywhere in India for two people and accommodation organised in Bangalore. The travel planning/booking will remain the responsibility of the contestant. Travel Agent fees etc. for bookings will not be reimbursed.
The Resources section of the web site has a wealth of information on Experiential Science and samples of learning tools / innovations that we expect to see. Please review Resources for more details.
The RYSI Award cannot provide you samples. However, our partner organisation, ThinkTac, provides sample(s). Please note that this is optional and has to be purchased at a nominal cost from the ThinkTac website.
With several thousand participants, we will be unable to individually address your queries. The best way to communicate with us is through the RYSI Award forums where we will do our best to respond to all queries. Visit Forums to participate in our forums and get your queries answered.
Yes. Schools that ensure participation of more than 10 students will be recognised and schools with award-winning children will get a shield. Please refer to Schools for the details.
Volunteers are most welcome. Please refer to Volunteers site for details.
Home-schooled children can also participate. The category should be chosen based on the normal age group for the standards included in the categories.
A complete set of rules for the RYSI award can be found at . Please register for the Award only after you have read and understood the rules and are in complete agreement with them.