Nichod – a research competition program of students in Nepal
Nichod is an annual flagship program of National Young Academy of Nepal jointly organized with Pokhara University Research Centre (PURC). This is a national competition program of research students to share their research findings to the general public in three minutes.
The Nichod competition is inspired from 3MT competition initiated by the University of Queensland and has been extended to undergraduate students in addition to the graduate students.
Science communication is an important and integral part of the research. This initiative encourages and trains students to effectively explain their research findings among the audience beyond their subject domain in just three minutes. With the main motto “Research for social impact”, Nichod aims to bridge the gap between scientists and the community while developing students’ skills in academic research, presentation, and communication.