National Science Day

February 28 & 29 or March 01 GMRT, Khodad

February 28th is celebrated throughout India as National Science Day. This marks the discovery of the Raman Effect by C. V. Raman for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. NCRA celebrates Science Day by organising one of the biggest science festivals in the country on February 28 and 29, or February 28 and March 1, at the GMRT campus in Khodad. This festival sees about 30,000 people visiting us every year, a majority of whom are students and their family from rural and semi-urban talukas and districts in Junnar and nearby areas in Western Maharashtra.

More then ~600 science projects are demonstrated by school and college students. National and State science institutes and universities too show off their latest research. There are public talks, science movie screenings, night sky observing, live demonstrations, and many more.

For more information, take a look at the GMRT Science Day 2024 website , and visit us next year with your family and friends!

Pictures from GMRT Science Days since 2016 may be seen at the following links:

1. GMRT Science Day 2016

2. GMRT Science Day 2017

3. GMRT Science Day 2018

4. GMRT Science Day 2019

5. GMRT Science Day 2020

6. GMRT Science Day 2023


From 2021, due to the pandemic, the GMRT Virtual Science Exhibition and Competition was organised and continue to every year, visit GMRT Online Science Day 2024 for more details.

Besides the Science Day activities at the GMRT, NCRA also organises Science Day at the Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT) every year. Pictures from the ORT Science Day activities since 2018 are available can be seen at the following links:

1. ORT Science Day 2018

2. ORT Science Day 2019

3. ORT Science Day 2020

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