Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has been working for more than sixteen years to promote the scientific temperament within Nepali society by focusing on three major areas: Outreach, Education, and Research. Recognizing the absence of international-level exposure and preparatory programs for students at the school and university levels within Nepal, NASO is delighted to unveil its latest initiative: National Youth Science Colloquium (NYSC).

What is NYSC?

National Youth Science Colloquium (NYSC) is one of the flagship programs of NASO. It provides a platform for school and university-level science students to learn, network, and prepare themselves for the changing global science community. The colloquium aims to address the lack of exposure and networking opportunities for students within Nepal’s scientific community, ensuring to prepare the young science minds for their future scientific endeavors.
NYSC is a program with two distinct segments. As a part of the program, students will receive comprehensive training in Abstract Writing and Oral/Poster Presentation. Subsequently, the colloquium will provide a platform for students to exhibit their work, either in oral or poster form.

Who can participate in the colloquium?

The colloquium welcomes any Nepali student aged between 13 and 25 years, who demonstrates a strong interest to learn, participate, and showcase their knowledge in the scientific arena.


In the face of changing and unprecedented world, where AI and new technologies ascend, and the dream of stepping foot on Mars draws near, we are thrilled to unveil this year’s theme – “Learning for Future”.

NYSC is a journey of learning and growing, as we look forward to shaping aspiring minds with our possible support to adapt, innovate, and lead the way toward a bright and transformative tomorrow!

How can one register?

Students can register for the NYSC by filling out the online form and paying the registration fee of NRs. 5000/-. A payment proof should be provided as an attachment while submitting the form. Kindly note that the deadline for filling out the registration form is August 31, 2023 (extended deadline). Due to the availability of limited seats, we encourage all interested students to complete the registration process as early as possible.

When and where will be the first NYSC (NYSC2023) organized?

NYSC workshop will be organized virtually on September 2 and September 5, 2023, instructing the students in the subjects of Abstract Writing and Oral/Poster Presentation. The main colloquium will be held on 16th September 2023 at Hotel Ramada Encore, Thamel, Kathmandu. For more details, please refer to the Important Dates section below.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers students’ access to the virtual workshops and the colloquium. The fee also covers the refreshments, lunch, and registration kits offered during the colloquium. 

The registration fee doesn’t cover students’ transportation, lodging, or any other costs, except those mentioned above.

Is there any scholarship or discount available? 

Currently, there is no scholarship or discount available to the participating students. We encourage students seeking scholarships or support to contact their respective schools, colleges, or local governments. If necessary we will issue a letter.

First National Youth Science Colloquium (NYSC)

Program Venue: Hotel Ramada Encore, Thamel, Kathmandu

Program Date: September 16, 2023 [Bhadra 30, 2080]
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Age Group: 13 – 25 years

Registration Fee: NRs. 5,000/-

Participants: 100 students (max.)

Program Highlights:

  • Workshop on Abstract Writing & Poster/Oral Presentation 
  • Oral & Poster Presentations
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Certificates
  • Registration Kits
  • Refreshments & Lunch
  • Chance to represent Nepal in International program/s**

Important Dates:

  • Registration Opens: August 1, 2023
  • Registration Deadline: August 31, 2023
  • Abstract Workshop: September 2, 2023
  • Poster & Presentation Workshop: September 5, 2023
  • Abstract Submission: September 7, 2023
  • Oral / Poster Presentation Notification: September 10, 2023
  • National Youth Science Colloquium (NYSC): September 16, 2023  

Marking Criteria:

  • Content (Logical / Critical Thinking Capability & Creativity)
  • Problem-Solving Skills (Thematic approach)
  • Communication Skills
  • Participatory (NASO Involvement)

Are you excited?
Click here to register and start your colloquium journey. 

To learn more about the program, click here to read program handbook.