National Science Day - 2019


National Science Day will be celebrated at Physical Research Laboratory on Saturday, 2nd March 2019. On this occasion, Aruna Lal Scholarships and other prizes will be awarded to meritorious students selected based on a screening test at designated test centres, followed by competitive events and personal interview at PRL. The Aruna Lal scholarship has been instituted by Late Prof. Devendra Lal, former Director of Physical Research Laboratory.

  • Application and Eligibility: Principals of higher secondary schools of Gujarat are requested to nominate students of 11th standard (Science stream). Please register the school using the School Registration menu and subsequently nominate your student(s). The schools having multiple mediums (English/ Gujarati/ Hindi) can register each medium separately. Each medium can nominate a maximum of seven students.

  • Screening Test: A screening test will be conducted on Sunday, 20th January 2019. Like previous years, the screening test will be held in Offline mode (i.e. OMR based exam) at 14 different centres across Gujarat. However, this year, we are also conducting the screening test in Online mode. The school principal has to opt either Offline or Online mode of exam during school registration. The school opting for Online exam must comply the terms and conditions and facilitate the exam in their school for their students.

  • Selection Procedure: Top 150 students in the merit list of the screening test will be selected for subsequent round of competitive events to be held at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, on Saturday, 2nd March 2019.





"...the most effective development of education can take place only when the teacher, the student, his parents, and the outside environment can interact with one another, in a series of feedback loops, free from regimentation and irrelevant theories and principles preached from the top."

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai