IRIS National Fair

Each year, IRIS with the help of Senior Scientists, and through its online presence, reaches out to students, teachers and schools across the country and encourages them to come up with research based science projects. IRIS has touched over 3.5 million students and counting.

The IRIS National Fair is conducted annually in India for school students, who compete in 21 subject categories. The students send in their entries online and only after a thorough scrutiny of projects by the IRIS Scientific Review Committee (SRC) are the best shortlisted projects chosen for the IRIS National Fair.

Winners of the IRIS National Fair go on to represent India at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in USA

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Alignment of IRIS National Fair with other National Science Fairs

Keeping in mind that IRIS National Fair winners get the opportunity to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair held in the USA every year as Team India, IRIS initiated an alignment with other National Level Science Fairs. Thus not only opening up a channel for more students to participate in IRIS, but also ensuring that the best quality projects from across the country go to the US to represent India and compete on an international platform with students of over 80 countries.

IRIS aligns with 4 national level mega-fairs - National Children Science Congress (NCSC), Science Fair by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fair by National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Science Exhibition and Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research(INSPIRE)awards programme.

After permissions from the organizers of these fairs, alignment was made possible through involvement of the members of the IRIS Scientific Review Committee as judges for the final project evaluation at National level, and inviting the selected National Award-winning projects from each of these fairs to participate in Mentoring and Evaluation Camps after which 5 projects per Fair would be invited to the IRIS National fair as lateral entries.

International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

The International Science and Engineering Fair, is the world's largest pre-college science fair competition. Each year, more than 6 million young scientists from around the world vie to attend and approximately 1,800 are selected as finalists to share ideas, showcase cutting edge ideas and compete for over USD 5 million in awards and scholarships.

Till 2019, a total of 240 Indian students have participated in ISEF and have won 160 awards and accolades at this unique mega international event. Winners at the Intel ISEF not only win laurels for the nation but also get the opportunity to have a minor planet named after them.From 1999-2019, 31 students from India have had the unique honour of having minor planets named after them.