Programme “JIGYASA” Launched

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Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was launched by the Indian government.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme.

The focus of the programme is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.

The Jigyasa programme was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a new India and “Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)” of scientific community and institutions.

The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.

The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects. The model of engagement includes:

-Student Residential Programmes;
-Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists;
-Lab specific activities / Onsite Experiments;
-Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes;
-Science and Maths Clubs;
-Popular Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools;
-Student Apprenticeship Programmes;
-Science Exhibitions;
-Projects of National Children’s Science Congress;
-Teacher Workshops; and
-Tinkering Laboratories.

“JIGYASA” is one of the major initiative taken up by CSIR at national level, during its Platinum Jubilee Celebration Year. CSIR is widening and deepening its Scientific Social Responsibility further with the programme.

This launch day also coincides with the birthday of Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

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