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:

SL Category Awards (in each Category)
1 Junior School (3rd & 4th Standard)

Rs. 20,000 for One Winner in each Category
Rs. 5,000 for Two Runners Up in each Category
All awardees will also be provided an Annual ThinkTac programme subscription

2 Middle School (5th to 7th Standard)
3 High School (8th to 10th Standard)



In each category, there will be a prize for the winner of Rs. 20,000 and a free one-year subscription to ThinkTac’s Explore annual programme, worth Rs. 6,800. Two runners up prizes of Rs. 5,000 each and a free one-year subscription to ThinkTac’s Lite annual programme, worth Rs. 3,950 each, will be awarded in each category. Recognition will be given to the schools the awardees hail from. Commendable mentions/certificates will be given to other worthy finalists.


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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