Talk Your Thesis

Our flagship competition for MS/PhD/Post-Doc students is back!

Talk your Thesis
is a competition for anybody pursuing an MS/PhD/PostDoc or has recently completed one. Explain your research to us in a short and simple video. Finalists will be selected through a competitive process by a judging panel comprising scientists, researchers and communicators from across the globe.

The top 5 finalists will be mentored by experts in the field to polish their skills in order to deliver a 10 mins public talk in front of a live audience at India Science Festival in January 2023, at Hyderabad. 


Anyone who is pursuing a MS/PhD/Postdoc or has recently completed one is eligible for this competition.


  • Finalists receive mentorship and detailed feedback from our esteemed jury
  • Participants get the golden opportunity to network with fellow researchers, renowned scientists and communicators from across the world
  • Winners get exciting cash prizes, global recognition and glory!

Meet our Mentors!

Karishma Kaushik

Clinical Microbiologist

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Founder, Talk To A Scientist

Mayuri Rege


Ramnarain Ruia College

Mumbai, India

Pialy Ghanekar 


Cell Savvy Group

Mumbai, India

Rachel Mason

Associate Director – Development

GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub

Science Made Simple, UK

Shannon Olsson

Global Director

The Echo Network



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I participate along with a friend?

No, only individual entries are permitted for TYT.

  • I have just completed my PhD. Can I participate?

Yes, anyone who is pursuing a MS/PhD/Postdoc or has recently completed one is eligible for this competition.

  • Will all entries receive feedback from ISF’s mentors?

No, only the TOP 5 finalists will be mentored by ISF’s panel.

  • Will I have to go anywhere for the final round of TYT?

Yes, the final round of TYT will be held in Hyderabad, at ISF 2023.  The organizers will bear the travel and accommodation costs of our finalists.

  • I don’t have proper recording equipment at home. Is that a problem?

Not at all. As long as you have a device with a camera and sound (like a mobile phone or a laptop), you’re good to go!

  • Can I speak in a language other than English?

We want to encourage as much participation as possible. If you wish to present your thesis in a vernacular language, please reach out to Utsav Thapliyal ( and we will try our best to facilitate the same.

  • I am not doing my MS/PhD/Post Doc in India. Am I eligible to participate?

Yes. We’re inviting applications from all over the world.

  • My nationality isn’t Indian. Can I participate?

Yes! Please feel free to send in your application.


For any queries, please contact Utsav Thapliyal at