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.