The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, in collaboration with Nobel Media AB, Sweden introduces the Nobel Prize Series-India Programme. The inaugural edition of the Nobel Prize Series in India will be hosted as a part of Vibrant Gujarat scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar from the January 9-13, 2017.

In the run up to the Nobel Prize Series - India 2017, a nationwide Ideathon contest has been launched with the theme "Science Impacts Lives". For this nationwide student-level competition, higher secondary and undergraduate students across the country are eligible to participate. Students need to submit an idea in the field of Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology that uses science to address a specific societal problem. It is expected that such a national ideathon competition will inspire young students to pursue science for higher studies and apply their knowledge through innovation & entrepreneurship for societal benefit. Selected students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the visiting Nobel laureates, as well as showcase their ideas as part of an exhibition during the Nobel Prize Series – India 2017 event to be organised at Gandhinagar in January 2017.