CSIR-CDRI connects students with scientists under JIGYASA programme

15 Kendriya Vidyalayas from Varanasi and Lucknow Mandal connected with CSIR-CDRI under Student-Scientist connect programme “JIGYASA” in last three months

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New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement the programme “JIGYASA”, a student- scientist connect programme. 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” programme was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a new India and “Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)” of scientific community and institutions. 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 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.

CSIR-CDRI has been contributing for several decades for socio-economic development in the country and contributing in affordable healthcare for all through development and deployment of knowledge base focused at Technology and Innovation. CSIR-CDRI has also been playing a key role in human resource development, in particular training of the young researchers through Ph. D. programmes in diverse fields.

In continuation to the program “JIGYASA”, CSIR-CDRI have invited a batch of 24 students of Intermediate Class along with two faculties from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ballia (U.P.) today. Students and faculties interacted with scientists and experienced the environment of laboratories. Students were so enthusiastic and curious that they forget the pain of long distance journey from Ballia to Lucknow. Many queries of students regarding drug discovery and development like how we start  for discovery of new drug? From where we get idea of medicine? How laboratory animal helps us in screening of drug and many more.

Other KVs also participated in JIGYASA in last three months:

Similar to this program, more than 200 students and 50 teachers from various KVs such as Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chero-Salempur, Deoria, Kendriya Vidyalaya, RDSO, Lucknow, Kendriya Vidyalaya, BKT, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Basti, Kendriya Vidyalaya, ITI, Mankapur, Gonda, Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIM, Lucknow, Kendriya Vidyalaya, AFS, Bamrauli, Allahabad, Kendriya Vidyalaya, IFFCO, Phulpur, Allahabad, Kendriya Vidyalaya, FCI, Gorakhpur, Kendriya Vidyalaya, FCI, Gorakhpur, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rail Parisar, Gonda, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, AFS, Chakeri, Kanpur also visited the Institute and interacted with scientist to quest the curiosity.