National Science Day will be celebrated by Physical Research Laboratory on Wednesday, 6th March 2024. On this occasion, Aruna Lal Scholarships will be awarded to meritorious students selected based on a screening test, followed by competitive events and personal interview. 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 10 students.

  • Screening Test: A screening test will be conducted on Sunday, 21st January 2024. The screening test (i.e. OMR based exam) will be held at 21 different centres across Gujarat [Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Bharuch, Surat, Valsad, Porbandar, Rajkot, Bhuj, Patan, Palanpur, Mehsana, Amreli, Adipur (Gandhidham), Jamnagar, Junagadh, Modasa and Bhavnagar].

  • Selection Procedure: Top 150 students in the merit list of the screening test will be selected for the subsequent round of competitive events, on Wednesday, 6th March 2024.

Click here to see the results of the Screening Test conducted on 21st January, 2024

NSD 2024 Program Schedule

"...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