The Hindu, Vignan varsity to host science fest

 In association with Vignan University, will organise a science fest in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Kurnool, Guntur and Hyderabad.
The first in the series will be organised at Visakhapatnam (students of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam schools can also participate) on November 26 (Saturday).
The programme will commence at 9.30 a.m. at St. Francis De Sales’ High School (SFS School), opposite Rythu Bazaar in Seethammadhara.
Competitions will be held in poster designing, elocution and budding scientist categories. The first two will be individual events.
The participants will be divided into juniors (classes 5,6 and 7) and seniors (classes 8,9 and 10) and each school can nominate two students in each category.
Topics will be announced on the spot and a panel of judges will select the winners. Prizes will be given to the first, second and third winners in each category while all participants will receive certificates.
Budding Scientist
Under this category, the contestants will be segregated in juniors (classes 8 to 10) and seniors (classes 11 and 12 or junior and senior Intermediate).
The objective is to engage young vibrant minds in research to understand, explore and present a science project in line with the ‘Make in India’ or ‘Digital India’ concept.
Projects must be developed based on these two themes and each project will have only two students.
School will nominate their best science projects one each in juniors and seniors category. The nominated teams will be invited to a common venue on the final day of the event for a display and a three-minute-long presentation of the project followed by a question-answer session by judges.
Prizes will be given on the same day immediately after the event and the result swill be published in The Hindu edition the next day. The three events will be organised concurrently in different rooms. Free registrations can be made by calling 0891-2536159 (email id:
Enquiries for further details can be made by calling C. Vijaya Rama Raju @ 98488 34944, C Bharath Siddharth @ 90524 57567, M. C. K. Mouli @ 99859 41541 and M. Ravi @ 99850 40444.