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JIGYASA

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched a student-scientist connect programme 'JIGYASA' in collaboration with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathans (KVS).

The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.

The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 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. The model of engagement includes:

  • 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.

 The model of engagement includes student residential programmes, scientists as teachers and teachers as scientists, popular lecture series/demonstration programme at Schools and student apprenticeship programmes among others

PRACTICE QUESTIONS:

1) 
Consider the following statements related to the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize given by CSIR:
         1. The prize is provided in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary, Engineering and                                    Mathematical field only
         2. Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also                        eligible for the prize.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

      a) Only 1

      b) Only 2
 
      c) Both

      d) None

Ans: b

Exp: The nominees for the award are filtered out from the research categories of - Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences & Physical Sciences.

To avail such prestigious award, the candidates need to fulfill the following criteria –

  • Indian Nationality
  • Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India
  • The awardee must have made conspicuously important and outstanding contributions to human knowledge and progress – fundamental and applied – in the field of endeavor, which is his/her specialization.
  • Upper Age Limit – 45 Years.

 2) Which of the following is not the objective of setting up of Kendriya Vidyalayas?

     a) To cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees                 except Defence and Para-Military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

     b) To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of "Indianness" among children.

     c) To pursue excellence and set pace in the field of school education.

     d) “b” and “c”

Ans: a

Exp: The objectives of Kendriya Vidyalaya:

  • To cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel by providing a common programme of education;
  • To pursue excellence and set pace in the field of school education;
  • To initiate and promote experimentation and innovativeness in education in collaboration with other bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education and National Council of Educational Research and Training etc.
  • To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of "Indianness" among children. 
  • To Provide, establish, endow, maintain, control & manage schools, hereinafter called the 'Kendriya Vidyalaya' for the children of transferable employees of the Government of India, floating populations & others including those living in remote & undeveloped locations of the country & to do all acts & things necessary for the conducive to the promotions of such schools.

 

 

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