About

National Student Innovation Challenge, is a unique event celebrating the spirit of connecting students from rural and urban India. It aims at nurturing the talent of students around the following traits, towards a better tommorrow.

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Creative problem solving
  • Collaborate

How it works

Grades

6th, 7th and 8th

Registration

Teams of 2, 3-5 teams per school

Challenge Team Composition

2 Students
Urban
2 Students
Rural
1 Mentor
Volunteer Mentor

Process

Registration
Team Formation
Work on Challenge
Final Submission

Online Collaboration

Important times

Registration date extended to 19th Nov, 2018

Important dates

Team Registrations:

1st Nov'18 to 14th Nov'18

Team Formation & Problem Statement submission:

14th Nov '18 to 30th Nov '18

Challenge Working Period:

1st Dec'18 to 5th Jan'19

Final Challenge Submission:

7th Jan '19

Announcement of Winners : :

26th Jan'19

Challenge Themes

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FAQs

1. How will the communication between rural-urban children of the same team happen?

Ans : A detailed mail would be shared with the skype ids of the respective team members and the mentors. Collaboration would happen over - Skype, Email, phone and watsapp, facilitated by the mentors

2. If the mentor is from the urban school, who will facilitate the calls/time of calls from the rural side? And the vise versa ?

Ans: There will be a counterpart (a local volunteer ) from the rural side for the purpose. And the vise versa.

3. In which language should the final project be presented?

Ans: It could be a combination of English and the local vernacular chosen by the respective team. It’s left to the judgement of the students and mentor.

4. When should the students (team) connect ?

Ans: It depends on the convenience of the schools (both rural & urban) to decide on the time slots. Preferably during schools hours which will enable the in-school teacher-mentors to be available. In case the team has been assigned a volunteer mentor, then the calls could be initiated during Saturdays (preferably in the mornings, as our rural schools operate only half- a-day on Saturdays.)

5. How frequent should the meetings be ?

Ans: Again, this is to be decided by the team. We would recommend atleast once a week.

6. We don't have Skype presently ?

Ans: You can create one using your mail id at www.skype.com or using Skype Mobile app. Or if the students have one. This can be done in 5 mins. Installation is Skype software can be done subsequently.

Jury

Jury Panel

Vishy
Vishy
Vishy
To be announced shortly

Selection Panel

Vishy
Vishy
Vishy
To be announced shortly

Participating School

Urban

Rural

Contact

Contact Person: Swapna Ramkumar

NSIC Helpline:+91 80 30459039

Email: nsic@evidyaloka.org