New Delhi, July 7: Along with theoretical knowledge, practical learning is very important. From a preliminary level, if students get the practical knowledge they will be more drawn to scientific research. To extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning, ‘Jigyasa’ has been launched. This is a program which will connect school students and scientists. Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar were present in the occasion.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this program. A MoU was signed between CSIR & KVS.
HRD Minister said, “to inculcate scientific temper among the students we have to make them aware of the impact of science on the society. Science has played a very important role in changing our lives”. CSIR will also talent hunt among the visiting students for furthering the cause of scientific development.
The school students and teachers will be inculcated with both scientific temper and cultural change with the help of this program. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
Students can participate in mini science projects and visit CSIR laboratories to examine the practical application of theories taught in science.