About Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF)

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SOF is an Educational Organization popularizing academic competition and assisting development of competitive spirit among school children.
SOF was established by leading academicians, scientists and media personalities with the aim of promoting Science, Mathematics, Computer Education, English, General Knowledge and professional courses. Science Olympiad Foundation has been striving from many years to promote scientific attitude and temperament through innovative activities and use of IT in learning process that involve school students across the globe. 
In the present times when the world is totally pivoted on science and IT, it is pertinent to think and plan about the future - a future in which the children of the present shall be the leaders of tomorrow. Regular qualitative and quantitative assessment needs to be done at the national/international level in order to build up the scientific and IT talent pool. It is in this sphere that the role of SOF has been much appreciated over these last many years, so much so that The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, through The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and many highly reputed organizations like The British Council, Star Sports, Techfest IIT Bombay-Innovative challenge, IIT Kharagpur, National University of Singapore & TCS, etc have volunteered to partner and support SOF's various programmes.

SOF's integrity and commitment towards the fulfillment of its objectives have been lauded by the team of thousands of schooling institutions spread across the globe and millions of students who have directly benefited from its educative, informative and evaluative programs. SOF has been conducting it’s Olympiad exams in scores of countries across the globe with thousands of schools registering and millions of students appearing in its 6 exams. For the future, SOF has several more innovative programs lined up, which promise to bring about a sea change in the approach to education and preparation for competitive programs.

SOF Mission

The key to having a large, exclusive scientific and IT talent pool for the future is seeking out, identifying young geniuses and providing them with a unique competitive platform where they can prove themselves. 

To further this cause SOF endeavors to:


Identify and nurture future scientists, technologists, IT and other professional talent at school level.


Encourage students' participation in national/international competitions/ programs/events


Instill a feeling of belonging to national and global students fraternity.


Infuse a healthy competitive spirit through reward based Olympiads/competitive exams.


Bring about a transformation in the classroom approach to subjects to make them more interactive, practical & innovative.


Disseminate knowledge and information on the latest developments in science and technology and other subjects.


Project SOF as a Centre of Excellence that could cater to different schooling institutions in the areas of methodical research, new educational tools, special publications and expert advice.

Sphere of Activities

All activities of the Foundation invariably aim at making learning an interesting and interactive process in which the learner is actually able to put his / her skills, memory, talent and knowledge to test.
For this, the Foundation conducts workshops, seminars and science/IT competitions for students of different classes and age groups. 
The foundation conducts the following Olympiads: 

  •  SOF National Cyber Olympiad - not being conducted during 2020-21 due to corona virus pandemic
  •  SOF National Science Olympiad
  •  SOF International Mathematics Olympiad
  •  SOF International English Olympiad 
  •  SOF International Commerce Olympiad - not being conducted during 2020-21 due to corona virus pandemic
  •  SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad