The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is teaming up with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to launch a special program called “JIGYASA“. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between school students and scientists, enhancing classroom learning with hands-on experiences in research laboratories. Through JIGYASA, students and teachers will be encouraged to be curious and develop a scientific mindset. The program will involve 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 38 CSIR National Laboratories, benefiting around 100,000 students and almost 1000 teachers every year. Participants will have the opportunity to explore CSIR laboratories, engage in mini-science projects, and apply theoretical knowledge to practical experiments.
- The JIGYASA program focuses on spreading awareness about the importance of science in society via a practical educational setup, especially among students and teachers.
- It boasts a culture of inquisitiveness and enables students and teachers to live the theoretical concepts of science through practical hands-on projects and examples in the CSIR laboratories.
- It is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalaya’s with 38 CSIR National Laboratories.
- The JIGYASA program targets around 100,000 students and 1000 teachers annually.
- It extends classroom education with well-planned laboratories for more practical learning and connects school students with scientists to develop a logical understanding of science and technology.
- To promote scientific temper among the students via conducting student-scientist connect programs.
- Extend the traditional classroom learning to enhanced and well-organized research laboratory-based learning.
- Spreads awareness about the importance of science and technology among the students.
- Enable live learning of all the theoretical concepts through practically performing them in the CSIR laboratories and participating in various science projects.
The JIGYASA program aims to make a real difference in how students view science and technology. Unlike typical schooling, this initiative emphasizes hands-on experimentation with the scientific theories they learn in class. It’s about giving students a chance to dive deep into concepts, fostering their logical thinking skills. Through practical projects and opportunities to showcase their work at exhibitions, students not only learn but also get to demonstrate their abilities in a tangible way.
Models of Engagements
- Student Apprenticeship program
- Student Residential Program
- Learning while doing
- Lab experiments and activities
- Science and Maths club
- Scientists as teachers and teachers as scientists
- Connects students and scientists
- Teacher’s workshop
- Publication of student articles in CSIR journals
- Science Exhibitions
- Tinkering Laboratories