Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan:

A national programme to identify and nurture scientific temper among children

Last date for Registration: 15 October 2012                                                      Download Study material:  (in English)  (in Hindi)

Screening Test : 2 December 2012                                                                                                       Download School Registration Form

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Vigyan Prasar and Vijnana Bharati jointly announce a massive science propagation programme called Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) among school children. VVM is a national programme focussed on popularising science among school students from 6th to 12th standard. The primary objective of VVM is to identify potential young minds with scientific temper and nurture them.

Vigyan Prasar is an autonomous organisation under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Vijnana Bharati is a national movement in the field of science and technology, working throughout the country having the largest network of organisations and individuals.

As part of VVM, the organizers will (1) hold competitive tests across the country to identify bright and creative students; (2) take them through different levels of workshops to give hands-on training for the qualifiers of the tests; (3) arrange visits to various research and development (R &D) institutions to give them wider exposure to different fields of science; and (4) identify successful students from across the nation and motivate them with prizes and certificates. The winning students will also be mentored appropriately, which will help them to carry forward their education in higher levels of science.

The broad areas of VVM syllabus for the competitive tests are as listed below.


  • India‚Äôs contribution to science and technology (from traditional to modern)
  • Noble laureates of India
  • Inspiring lives of scientists and their contribution
  • The Iron pillar of Delhi
  • Ayurveda and medicinal plants of India
  • Conventional, non-conventional and clean energy sources of India
  • Development and contributions in health and medicine in India
  • Agriculture, biotechnology and nanotechnology in India
  • Space and astronomy in India
  • Science and its various branches


The study material that you see below is only indicative of the range of topics that will be covered in the test. The material provided below covers only the first three chapters of the VVM syllabus. The rest will published in the October 2012 issue. However, you should understand that the material covers only 40% of the VVM syllabus. Therefore, the organisers appeal to all students to explore further in order to prepare well for the test.  

Download study material:  (in English) (in Hindi)

The organisers wish all of you the very best

Attractive Prizes and Certificate of Participation from Vigyan Prasar at all Level

 National Level Prizes:

1st Position : 31,000/-

2nd Position : 21,000/-

3rd Position : 11,000/-