CSpathshala (https://cspathshala.org) proudly announces the sixth conference on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2024) on 5th and 6th July, 2024 at IISER, Pune and hosted by GGIS School, Pune and SCTR’s PICT ACM Student Chapter (PASC).

The CTiS (Computational Thinking in Schools) conference is an annual event organised by the ACM, India (Association for Computing Machinery, India) and the CSpathshala community. It aims to bring together teachers, educators and researchers to discuss issues of curriculum, pedagogy, policy and implementation, related to bringing computational thinking to schools.

CSpathshala is an ACM India initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In our National Education Policy 2020 and in many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as one of the essential subjects to be taught and a critical skill to be developed in children during the school years. It advances the notion that the Mathematics and Science behind Computer Science go far beyond the simple ability to use computers, and can be taught and discussed in schools even without the use of computers. The first CTiS conference was held in Pune in April 2019 and this CTiS2024 is the sixth edition. All five editions were greatly successful and were well received by teachers and educators. CTiS2023 addressed the theme Enhancing teacher preparation for integrating computational thinking with over 200 participants at IISER Pune across 10 states and 2300+ participants online across 21 states and 5 countries (Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland).

CTiS2024 aims to provide a platform for teachers, educators and experts to share their best practices as well as challenges faced in implementing computational thinking in education. The discussions will focus on integrating CT activities both plugged and unplugged (with or without the use of computers) in various school subjects, on student learning outcomes and on disseminating findings of CT based experiments or classroom research conducted by teachers and educators across the country. The conference will feature keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions and paper presentations on various themes related to Computational thinking.


Thank you for your Submissions for CTiS2024 abstracts! Announcement of the selected abstracts on 31st May 2024!

Paper Presentation

The conference attempts to cover a wide range of topics on Computational Thinking and its implementation in the school curriculum. These include, but are not limited to:

-CT and Coding
-CT based unplugged activities in the classroom (in any subject)
-CT for students with special needs
-CT for professional development of teachers
-CT in Mathematics Education
-CT in Science Education
-CT in Social Science Education
-Challenges in integrating CT in the school curriculum
-Assessment of CT
-Impact of CT activities on student learning
-Localisation and adaptation of CSpathshala curriculum to suit local needs
-CT and Physical Computing
-CT and National Education Policy
-CT and societal problems

One of the primary objectives of the CTiS2024 is to elicit the practising teacher’s views and understanding with regard to CT. The paper presentation session welcomes interested participants to submit an abstract (not exceeding 1000 words) on any of the above themes (though not restricted to the above themes). Participants are encouraged to focus their presentation on sharing their own work and experience related to CT. Please refer to the abstract template and samples provided for preparing your abstract. It is recommended to follow the format suggested by these samples

Deadline for submissions: 31st March 2024
Notification to authors: 31st May 2024
Final presentations and videos ready (based on need): 24th June 2024

Please send the abstract to ctis2024@cspathshala.org (in DOC or PDF format) by 31st March 2024. The abstract may be in English, or in any of the regional languages. The names of all authors, the details of school affiliation and contact details are ESSENTIAL. If a participant feels that s/he needs help and guidance in writing the abstract, s/he can approach the committee.

Abstract Template

Sample Abstract

Review Of Abstracts

The submissions will be reviewed by the conference program committee. Originality as well as clarity of ideas presented will be the primary criteria for an abstract to be selected for final presentation. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by 10th June 2024. The program committee members will mentor the selected authors to prepare them for the final presentation in the conference.

Program Committee

Name Affliation

Chitra Babu

SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Deepali Sawai

City Pride Schools, Pune

Geeta Gormande (Co-chair)

School of Scholars, Meghe Group of Schools, Nagpur

Jonaki Ghosh

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi

Jyothi Krishnan

CCL, IIT Gandhinagar

Krithika Krishnamoorthy

Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Kumar Madhukar

IIT Delhi

Meenakshi DSouza

IIIT Bangalore, Bengaluru

Neeldhara Misra (Co-chair)

IIT Gandhinagar

Nikhil Karkarey

Walnut School, Pune

Pratiksha Mujumdar

School of Scholars, Meghe Group of Schools, Nagpur

R Ramanujam

Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Sabita Vinod

School of Scholars, Meghe Group of Schools, Nagpur

Sonia Garcha


Supriya Dey

Vision Empower