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About Vigyan Jyoti

The Department of Science & Technology started a unique programme ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ for meritorious girls with the aim to address the underrepresentation of women in different fields of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the country. As a first step, the “Vigyan Jyoti” has been introduced in the year 2019-20 at the school level wherein meritorious girl students of Class 9-12 are being encouraged to pursue higher education and career in STEM field. The Vigyan Jyoti envisaged hand-holding and interventions right from the school level i.e., Class IX and which will continue till the PhD level to encourage girls to pursue a career in underrepresented areas of STEM. Various activities such as science camps, special lectures/ classes, counselling of students and parents, interaction with role models, tinkering activities, visit to Knowledge Partners/ Research Labs/ Industries/ NGOs are being conducted in the programme in order to motivate girls.

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization of MHRD, is the implementation partner of Vigyan Jyoti. NVS has a network of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in more than 600 districts of India and at present, 250 JNVs are acting as ‘Vigyan Jyoti Knowledge Centres’ to cater for girls from JNVs, KVs, Govt. schools, army schools of small cities and rural areas for more diversity in STEM.

Latest Stories

  • Vigyan Jyoti Quarterly E-Newsletters called STEMPORIUM has reached the publication of Issue 4 (Jan-March 2023)
  • Role Model Interaction series based on the book India’s Science Geniuses -
    1. Interaction with Prof. C. Malla Reddy from IISER Kolkata was conducted on 25th January, 2023
    2. Interaction with Dr. Sandhya Koushika, Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai was held on 12 th April 2023.
    3. Interaction with Professor Annapurni Subramaniam, Director, IIA, Bangalore was held on 26 th April 2023.
  • Tinkering workshops
    Tinkering is a work area where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode and develop creativity & innovation skills.
    Several Tinkering activities are organized such as “Solar lamp”, “view planets & stars using telescope”, “Natural Indicators in Acid-Base Titrations”, “Robotics” , “Mushroom Growth” , “Artificial Intelligence”, “Application of Mechanical Tools, 3D Design, Packages Description and Identification Circuit” & “Adapter 12V 2A 2”.
  • KP Visit/Science Camp
    KP Visits/Science camps are the perfect ways to make students learn through curriculum based experiments & visit to state of the art facilities. Few locations visited by our students are “IIT Guwahati”, “Mohan Lal Sukhdiya University Science College”, “CSSRI Karnal”, “Pant Nagar University” & “Science Park(DST)”
  • Interaction with Professor Annapurni Subramaniam, Director, IIA, Bangalore was held on 26 th April 2023.
  • Vigyan Jyoti Quaterly E-Newsletters called STEMPORIUM launched in October.
  • Role Model Interaction series based on the book India's Science Geniuses commenced in December 2022
  • As a part of ATL post workshop engagement workshop activities, 36 teachers have been selected for advanced ATL engagement in order to equip them further in ATL concepts

Upcoming Events

  • "Role Model Talk/Interaction with Science Genius: A unique way for young people that focuses on STEM technologies where students have an opportunity to express their views through Role Model Talk with science geniuses.
    -Role Model Talk/Science Genius session scheduled on 11th July 2023 at 3:00pm"
  • C-STEM session series aligning with science curriculum of class X are going to start in July 2023 for class X students of JNVs


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