JIGYASA – Student-Scientist connect programme

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JIGYASA – Student-Scientist connect programme
This programme was officially launched in New Delhi on 6th July 2017. The MOU was signed between CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) & KVS (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan).
MOU was signed in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development.
The day also coincides with the birthday of Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who is an inspirational figure and a role model for all Indians.
JIGYASA  was launched with the Objective of  connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.
JIGYASA was launched to create awareness among the School Children about the importance of Science and the impact of science in the society.
The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayaswith 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.
JIGYASA Programme will stimulate student knowledge and Under this programme, the CSIR would launch a talent hunt among the visiting students for furthering the cause of scientific development.
Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar said that “to inculcate scientific temper among the students we have to make them aware about the impact of science on the society. Science has played a very important role in changing our lives”. the Minister also informed that he will personally review the status periodically.
JIGYASA programme will include:
  • 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

Questions related to the programme
1. Who is the President of CSIR?
Answer: Shri Narendra Modi
2. MOU between CSIR and KVS was signed in the Presence of?
Answer: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change
3. Who is the Union Minister of Human Resource Development ?
Answer: Shri Prakash Javadekar
4. Who is the Director General, CSIR and Secretary DSIR?
Answer: Dr. Girish Sahni
5. How many KVS and National CSIR Labs was connected initially?
Answer: 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR