School Science Programme

School Science Program 2016

National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) under the ministry of Science, Technology and Research is going to held its 43nd annual School Science Program (SSP) from 20th to 23rd of December 2016 at NIFS premises, Hantana Road, Kandy. This program is aiming to motivate younger students in doing scientific research on his/her future carrier. The progrmme which is organized by Science Education & Dissemination Unit of NIFS will be held during four days from 20th to 23rd December, 2016 consisting of lectures ,demonstrations and activities in English.

150 students will be selected for this program. Students who have passed the G.C.E.O/L Examination in 2015 with 9 Distinctions in the first attempt and currently studying in the A/L science stream are eligible to apply for this program. Application forms could be obtained from the school principle, through NIFS web site ( or by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the Head, Science Education & Dissemination Unit, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Hantana Road, Kandy on or before 21st October, 2016. The duly filled application form should be sent individually to above address on or before 4th of November 2016.

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Contact Us

Pradeep Piyathilaka ,
Communication & Media Officer,
Science Education and Dissamination Unit,
National Institute of Fundamental Studies,
Hanthana Road,
TP: +94 081 223 200 2 Fax : +94 081 223 213 1
Email :

SSP 2013

School Science Program of National Institute of Fundamental Studies

The Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS) emphasizes the position that research in science and dissemination of scientific knowledge must go hand in hand. The School Science Programme (SSP) of the IFS is one of the most important annually conducted programmes for the dissemination of science among the younger generation.

We live in an era of intense scientific activity, leading, to significant new discoveries of far-reaching advancement. The resultant information explosion in science has given rise to many new ideas and theories. In the normal course of events, this information may take decades to filter through to the classroom. The primary goal of the SSP is to expose young students to a few selected frontier areas of science and to provide opportunity for them to interact directly with scientists actively engaged in research.

It is intended that this dialogue will motivate and inspire students to pursue active and innovative careers in scientific research and education. All the effort and dedication that has gone into organizing this Programme would be worthwhile,even if a few students engage themselves in creative thinking.