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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

  • International Women’s Day celebration at all Vigyan Jyoti Knowledge Centres from March 7-9, 2024, for the promotion of girls students towards STEM. Click here
  • The Vigyan Jyoti Conclave 2023, hosted by JNV Mahe from November 18-20, 2023, provided a platform for students to engage in dialogue, share ideas, and explore innovations influencing STEM education and careers. Click here

Upcoming Events

  • Orientation programs and student-parent counselling sessions for Vigyan Jyoti scholars of class IX and XI, along with their parents, during April and May 2024.
  • Virtual Summer Learning Camp 2024 as a pilot project for Phase V VJ scholars of 45 JNVs of Hyderabad Region (8th April 2024 to 24th May 2024).


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