JIGYASA” – Student-Scientist connect programme

JIGYASA” – Student-Scientist connect programme


  • Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme has officially been launched in Delhi.


  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this 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” 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

  1. Student Residential Programmes.
  2. Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists.
  3. Lab specific activities / Onsite Experiments.
  4. Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes.
  5. Science and Maths Clubs.
  6. Popular Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools.
  7. Student Apprenticeship Programmes.
  8. Science Exhibitions.
  9. Projects of National Children’s Science Congress.
  10. Teacher Workshops.
  11. Tinkering Laboratories.