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JIGYASA TO BE EXTENDED TO COVER OVER 700 DISTRICTS OF INDIA

JIGYASA TO BE EXTENDED TO COVER OVER 700 DISTRICTS OF INDIA

Context:

“JIGYASA” is a student-scientist connect programme of the Ministry of Science & Technology. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced that this programme will be extended to cover schools in over 700 districts of India within 1 year.

About JIGYASA:

  • It is jointly executed with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is currently operational in 170 districts of the country.
  • The aim of the programme is to connect school students and scientists as well as to extend student’s classroom learning to a very well-planned research laboratory-based learning.
  • The programme has been inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a new India and “Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)” of scientific community and institutions.
  • The JIGYASA programme inculcates a culture of inquisitiveness and scientific temper on the minds of children and school teachers.
  • The model of engagement under JIGYASA between the CSIR and the KVS include Student Residential Programmes; Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes; Science and Maths Clubs; Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists; Lab-specific activities / Onsite Experiments; Popular Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools; Teacher Workshops; Student Apprenticeship Programmes; Science Exhibitions; Projects of National Children’s Science Congress; and Tinkering Laboratories.

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