National Science Day
National Science Day would be celebrated every year in the laboratory on 26 th February which is a land mark day in the history of Indian Science. It is on this day in 1928 , Sir C. V. Raman had discovered Famous RAMAN EFFECT for which he was awarded with a coveted Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1930. Sir C. V. Raman and his Raman Effect stands tall even today and undoubtedly elevated the Indian Science on par with rest of the world. In commemoration to the great Indian Scientist and his discovery, Govt. of India has declared February 26 th as the National Science Day.
NIIST celebrates National Science Day with the OPEN day. Students from schools and colleges would be invited to visit the laboratory during the open day and they would be taken to various advanced scientific facilities / instruments, demonstrations etc., to enable them to have the glimpse of Indian R & D and thereby instil a sense of pride and motivation to undertake science as their future career. National Science Day lecture is also arranged by eminent scientist / researcher during the occasion.
National Technology Day
Govt. of India has declared May 11, as the National Technology Day to mark the triple success of Indian technologies namely, Inaugural flight of Hamsa, Successful flight of prithivi missile and Sensational Nuclear test at Pokhran. NIIST celebrates the day as the OPEN Day during which laboratory visits of students from different colleges and schools are arranged. The celebration also include arrangement of National Technology Day Lecture by peers in Indian Science and Technology.
CSIR Foundation Day
Being the constituent establishment under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the laboratory also celebrates every year September 26 th as the foundation day of CSIR. The celebration of the above important day in the laboratory shall include, visits of the students/teachers from various colleges /schools, a function to felicitate the CSIR personnel superannuated in the preceding year, distribution of mementoes to the serving CSIR personnel who have completed 25 years of service, distribution of awards to the children of employees who have secured admissions in IITs, IIMs, AIIMS etc., and securing highest marks in science subjects in 12 th standard examinations. Foundation Day lecture delivered by renowned experts in Indian science is also arranged during the occasion.
NIIST Foundation Day
October 6 th is celebrated every year as NIIST foundation Day. Being observed as OPEN day, the laboratory invites students/teachers from schools and colleges to visit the laboratory on this day. The celebration also includes arrangement of NIIST foundation Day Lecture by eminent scientists/researchers, distribution of awards to the best technology, best publication and the best patent of the year. Employees who have excelled in their work measured in terms of visible outputs are also honored during the occasion.
APC also coordinates and organize the above annual programme of CSIR in the laboratory. The above CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science ( CPYLS) is aimed at inculcating a scientific temper among the bright and younger students and targeted to the students who have just passed their X examination. The objective and scope of the programme are given below: