CSIR to open its laboratories for KV students

New Delhi:The students of Kendriya Vidyalayas will now be able to access 38 laboratories of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to conduct experiments to supplement their classroom learning.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the CSIR and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) under “Jigyasa-Student, scientist connect programme”.

The programme is expected to connect 1,151 KVs with 38 national laboratories of the CSIR and around 1 lakh students and nearly 1000 teachers would reap the benefits annually.

“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,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said during the event.

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan also attended the MoU signing ceremony.

Some of the initiatives that will be undertaken during the programme include student residential programmes; exchange of scientists as teachers and teachers as scientists; lab specific activities, onsite experiments; visits of scientists to schools/outreach Programmes; establishment of science and maths clubs and popular lecture series/ demonstration programme at schools, an official statement said.

Student apprenticeship programmes; science exhibitions; projects of National Children s Science Congress, teacher’s workshops and tinkering laboratories, will be other activities which will be organised during the programme, it said.