Minister Suresh Kumar to inaugurate first-of-its-kind event tomorrow
Mysore/Mysuru: The University of Mysore (UoM) has initiated the promotion of learning Science and Mathematics right from Secondary School- level in Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts which come under the jurisdiction of UoM to achieve excellence in the field of Science and Technology.
With financial assistance from Karnataka State Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS), UoM has established a Mobile Science Laboratory which is being taken to various Government High Schools in the rural area of the four districts. In addition to allowing the students to perform Science experiments, they are provided an opportunity to interact with Professors from the University Science Departments and Scientists from CFTRI and BARC.
The University has planned to reach the students of Secondary Schools throughout the State by organising a Science Interaction Programme between the selected students of Secondary Schools and Professors of University as well as Scientists of Central Research Institutes — believed to be first-of-its-kind in the country. Karnataka will be the pioneering State to initiate this type of programme through UoM to promote Science learning at Secondary School-level.
The UoM Committee for Development of Science in Schools (CDSS) in collaboration with Chandana Channel, Doordarshan Kendra, Bengaluru, will be video recording the “Science Interaction Programme” to be held on Feb. 10 at 9.30 am at Vijnana Bhavan Auditorium in Manasagangothri.
The event will be inaugurated by S. Suresh Kumar, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education. Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General (South Zone), Doordarshan Kendra, Bengaluru and Prof. R. Shivappa, Registrar, UoM, will be the guests of honour. Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice- Chancellor, will preside. Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, Chairman, CDSS, UoM, will be present.
Interested students, teachers and parents may participate.