A centre to bring Science closer to students

A centre to bring Science closer to students

Inaugurating the Centre for Science and Engineering here on Wednesday he said that students should cultivate the habit of interacting with scientists and clarify their doubts about science.

The Centre has been set up jointly by Agastya International Foundation, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan and The Institution of Engineers to promote science among students and make them enjoy science along with hands-on models and boost their creativity.  Explaining the purpose of the Centre, Chairman of Agastya International Foundation, Ramji Raghavan said  children, especially, from government schools will have access to the science laboratory.  He said government school children are denied the access to laboratories in their schools.

The centre will help them attend their practical classes, he said.  “Children normally do not remember what they study. Learning with hands-on models and conducting experiments will help them understand their syllabus better. School teachers will also be trained on how to perform experiments and teach them to the students, he added.

The Centre is equipped with over 200 experiments and procedures on science, technology and mathematics.  The centre will be accessible to government school children from sixth standard onwards. It is also for those underprivileged children, including the dropouts, who unfortunately could not continue their education. 

Mobile van

A mobile van was also launched on the occasion. The van would travel to those government schools located on the outskirts of the City.   Dr LV Muralikrishna Reddy, Chairman of the Institutions of Engineers and former advisor to Defence Minister Dr VK Aatre were also present on the occasion.

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