In a bid to boost science and technology learning among students, the government will hold a nationwide science talent search examination through a mobile application.
The app will be used for National Science Talent Search examination to be held on November 26. Alphons, who also holds a portfolio of MoS (independent charge) for Tourism, said the children at present study by heart every word and reproduce the same in the examination to get full marks which will not result in making India a country of “young bright and talented children”. “We want to change all that.
Winners will get recognition, a cash prize and government-sponsored trip to science labs in the country and even abroad,” Ranade said. Winners at the state level from each class will get a cash prize of Rs 10,000, runner-up Rs 7,000 and second runner-up Rs 5,000 and at national, the amount will be Rs 25,000 for the winner, Rs 15,000 for runner-up and Rs 10,000 for second runner-up. “There will be a certificate given to winners at all levels starting from the district level and mementoes will be given at state and national level,” Ranade said.