The Jigyasa Programme is a brainchild of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a new India and Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) of Scientific Community and Institutions. In simple words, we can say that this program intends to promote scientific Temper among students through the students – scientist connects program.
Under this program, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) collaborates with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). The main focus of the scheme is to connect school students and scientists to extend student’s classroom learning with well-planned research laboratory-based learning. The scheme will not only help the students in learning more about the practical aspect of their studies but also help them develop more interest and curiosity towards science.
Key Highlights of the Jigyasa Program
It is easy to understand more about the Jigyasa Program by going through its highlights given below.
- On one hand, Jigyasa will increase the eagerness for knowledge among students; on the other hand, it will also let scientists interact with school children of the country.
- Jigyasa will provide a chance to students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in projects.
- It is expected that the Jigyasa program will connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
Objectives of Jigyasa
By the Jigyasa Scheme, the Government of India tries to develop the interest of school students towards Science. Check out the points given below to further understand the objectives of Jigyasa.
- The focus of Jigyasa is to connect school students and scientists to extend student’s classroom learning with a well-planned research laboratory-based learning.
- This scheme will also enable students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects.
- Increase the engagement between students and CSIR scientists to develop a scientific learning ambiance in the schools.
Modes of Engagement between students and scientists
CSIR and KVS will organize the following activities to boost the students – scientist’s engagement.
- 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
- Tinkering Laboratories
- Student Residential Programmes
- Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists
- Lab specific activities / Onsite Experiments
- Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes