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CSIR labs to connect with school kids

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan

New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement a student-scientist connect programme that will extend classroom learning with a well planned research laboratory-based learning.

Called “JIGYASA”, the programme would seek to inculcate a culture of inquisitiveness on the one hand and scientific temper on the other amongst both students and their teachers. It would connect 1,151 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country with the network of 38 laboratories under CSIR, targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.

The programme has been designed to enable students and teachers to practically live theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting real life laboratories and participating in mini-science projects.
The engagements would include arranging for student residential programmes, holding of laboratory specific activities and onsite experiments, visits of scientists to schools, setting up of science and mathematics clubs, and conduct of popular lectures and demonstration programmes. In addition, it would provide for student apprenticeship programmes, workshops for teachers and holding of science exhibitions.

“JIGYASA” is one of the major initiatives taken up by CSIR at the national level as part of its platinum Jubilee celebration this year. (India Science Wire)

 

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1 Comment »

  1. A good approach to ignite young minds… but this will impact a few hundred bright students only. What about millions of students in small towns where no laboratory of whatever kind exists.

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