The country’s prestigious National Film Awards were first presented in 1954. Since 1973, the awards are administrated by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. Each year the ceremony is held in New Delhi and a national panel is appointed by the government to select the winning entry. The President of India presents awards to the winners for the year. The ‘Best Scientific Film’ award is one of the sub-categories of Non-Feature Film Awards and was introduced in 2001. The inaugural award was presented for the film ‘Vedic Mathematics’ directed by K. Jagjivan Ram. Till date no film is found suitable to be honored with the award.

National Award Winners For Best Scientific Film Are:

Vedic Mathematics
K. Jagjivan Ram