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Bengaluru - 560070, Karnataka State, INDIA
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Publication of "Balavijnana" :
Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat publishes a Kannada monthly magazine
pertaining to science featuring school curriculum based regular columns
i.e., question & answer column, evaluation of science tests, puzzles on
Physics, chemistry, Mathematics & Biology. Popular science articles in all
areas of science first issue was published in 1977. The magazine reaches
20,000/- schools throughout the state.
State level Sheshachalam science essay competition :
The programme is meant for the high school students wherein a particular
topic is identified and prize for the best essay is awarded annually.
All Karnataka Science Writers training workshop. Annually the workshop
is being held for the upcoming science writers. The workshop intends to
train them in different aspects of science writing in Kannada.
Samprathi : This state level workshop is being held for the Master
Resource persons (school teachers) pertaining to science subjects. It is
based on curriculum demonstration & distribution of Science kits (Example
: Food adulteration kits) are distributed.
Publication of books : Based on the requirement of books in various
areas of science, about 100 titles have been identified and they are being
published under "Suvarna Karnatakakke Vijnana Bagina", 20 such books have
already been published. 25 different books on science are being reprinted.
Inter University science lecture competition in kannada: The
competition is being held at the district level and finally at the state
level. Students from all 8 universities of Karnataka participate. Prizes
are awarded in 2 categories. Physics & Biology prizes (memorial shield)
are awarded in the name of Dr. H. Narasimhaiah (for physics) & Dr. S.J.
Nagalotimath (for biology).
All Karnataka State Science Convention : The event was convened during
June-July 2007at Bidar, under the theme "Science education and value
Banamathi programme : The programme is being held in 5 districts of
Hyderabad - Karnataka region, wherein awareness was created about the evil
practices Miracle exposure activities training to the master resource
persons is being given under the leadership of Dr. Narendra Naik.
Publication of Science calendar :
The publication of the science
calendar is being broughtout by KRVP annually featuring the scientific
events, days of scientific importance and scientists.
State level Yamunabai Award : The award is being presented to the
participants who have been selected for his / her article published in the
monthly science magazine "Balavijnana".
Funded by Deptartment of Science & Technology,
Government of Karnataka
Yuvavijnani" or Young Scientist award : Based on the achievements of
the students in the age group of 10-17 years from all 28 districts of the
state. Three prizes are awarded The programme being funded by Govt. of
All Karnataka Children Science congress :
State level Children Science
Congress is held wherein children from all the 27 districts and 5
educational districts participate. The children present "Project proposal"
based on his / her innovative scientific thinking. These children
represent Karnataka state for the National children science congress.
National Science Day :
The National Science Day is celebrated annually
on the 28th February every year to commemorate the "Announcing of the
research work done by Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman". On this occasion,
Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat carries out a series of activities in all
the 27 districts of the state.
All Karnataka popular science writer's convention : The convention is
conducted annually. Around 50-60 Science Writers upcoming science writers
participate. The convention is held under "All Karnataka popular science
In the previous years the conventions were held in Tumkur and Raichur. On
this occasion, the following prominent writers who have worked for
communicating Science & Technology to the public were felicitated.
(a) Prof. J.R. Lakshmana Rao
(b) Dr. Rajashekara Bhoosanurmath
(c) Prof. Adyanadka Krishna Bhat
(d) Dr. H.S. Niranjana Aradhya
(e) Prof. M.R. Nagaraju
(f) Dr. P.S. Shankar
(g) Dr. D.R. Baluragi
Funding for district science centres : KRVP is funding the district science centres for al their scientific
Distribution of science kits
: Science kits / Lab materials worth about Rs.50,000/- are distributed to
selected schools (High schools of the State). The science materials
include apparatus / instruments for conducting practical classes in the
subjects of to physics, chemistry & biology.
Women and Science Project : A project with an effort to bring women
scientist, educationist and science activist on a single platform for the
betterment of Society. The project also encourages the young women to
share their intellectual capabilities with others along with scientific
understanding as well as guiding them to achieve carrier goals in the
field of Science.
Science Exhibition for Graduate Students : B.Sc Students from
science colleges all over the state are motivated through this project to
bring out their creative talent by designing and presenting innovative
modules based on scientific themes in the competitive exhibition. Cash
prizes and citation are awarded to the best among others.
Eradication of Blind Beliefs and Social Evils : KRVP has been a
leader among the others in the field of eradicating blind beliefs and
social evils like Bhanamathi, Devadasi System, Exploitation of Innocent
people in the name of godly miracles, etc. Regular workshops and
demonstrations based on miracle exposure and similar activities along with
lecture presentations are conducted. These are targeted to promote
scientific approach in day to day affairs.
Inter-University Kannada Lecture Competition : Graduate Students
from Physical sciences and Biological sciences select a theme and present
it in the form of a lecture in Kannada. It is an opportunity to showcase
hidden talent of students to express effectively what they have learnt.
Best presentations are selected for prizes and awards.
Vision Group on Science &
(Department of Science and
Technology, Government of Karnataka)
Karnataka Vijnana Vidya Jagruthi
Vision Group on Science &
Technology in association with DSERT and Department of Pre-University
Education has launched a programme entitled "Karnataka Vijnana Vidya
Jagruthi : Student - Scientist Interaction Programme" under the guidance
of Prof. C. N. R. Rao, FRS, Chairman, Vision Group Science & Technology (VGST).
Karnataka Rajya Vijnana
Parishat (KRVP) has been identified as the coordinating agency. The
following are the objectives of the programme.
To create awareness among
students & teachers about the careers & opportunities in basic sciences.
To organize student -
scientist interaction programme.
To expose and keep them
informed about the latest developments taking place in the field of
Science & Technology.
To popularize Science &
Scientific methods among students and teachers.
To promote and encourage
This programme is being
organized in all the 33 districts of Karnataka State.
About 350 - 400 students and
teachers are selected from various schools / colleges in each district.
Four scientists from various
disciplines will deliver lectures. Each lecture will be followed by
Duration of the programme
will be 2 days.
Presentations and lectures
will be followed by discussions & interactions.
Presentations may consist of
Talks, Multimedia presentations / Power point presentations,
demonstrations and other participative programmes.
The question & answer /
interaction sessions will be documented & efforts to publish them in a
consolidated and edited form will be made later.
Film Shows / Slide shows /
Field visits / Nature trails / Sky watching / Bird watching / any other
useful and innovative activity as suggested by the scientists or other
resource persons will be incorporated the extent possible.
At the end of the programme
in all the districts, a state level programme on a large scale is being
envisaged. About 500 students from all over the state & scientists from
various research and academic organizations will be invited to JNCASR for
a five-day-interactive programme.
OOD facility will be given
to participating teachers & resource persons.
Funded by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy.
State level Science Quiz competition : With the financial support of
Karnataka Science and Technology Academy and in coordination with DSERT.
Bangalore, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat organises state level science
quiz competition which is held in 3 levels namely : Block level, district
level and state level. The competition is organised for both rural & urban
students of the state separately & 3 prizes distributed for both
State level science exhibition competition for degree students :
With financial support of KSTA & coordination with collegiate education ,KRVP
holds state level science exhibition / competition for degree students.
State level science exhibition is held for all 6 college education
Funded by Department of Science & Technology,
National Council for Science &
"Miracle Exposure : A Training for the master resource persons : This
is an awareness campaign held in 5 districts of Hyderabad - Karnataka
region of the state under which the M.R.P's would be trained on the
exposure of the miracles which are performed by the witchcrafts.
"Workshop to assess the needy popular science books in Kannada" : The
workshop was an attempt to draw the attention of scientific writers on the
needy area of the science books. 100 books are being brought out under "Suvarna
Karnatakakke Vijnana Bagina"
"Workshop on understanding planet earth" :
(a) National Brainstorming workshop on "Solid Management", a workshop
wherein top soil scientists of the country participate.
(b) South Zone master resource persons workshop on "Understanding Planet
On the occasion of the International Year of Planet Earth, the workshop
was held for the M.R.P.'s of Southern States, Union territories, state
councils of different states & Radio communicators participated in this
(c) A unique radio programme by named "Bhoomi nanna bhoomi" being
broadcast on AIR.
(d) On the occasion of "International Year of Planet Earth", programmes
(including Eco-run & lectures) were held in 8 different districts of the
(e) Also proposal on the series of the activities that would be taken up
by KRVP have been submitted to NCSTC which includes 3 clusters comprising
(i) Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat
(ii) Tumkur Science Centre(iii) Raichur Science Centre.
National Children's Science Congress : National Children's Congress : NCSC provides the children of age group 10-17, from all over the country.
A unique opportunity to discover and recognise their scientific
temperament & use their knowledge to make their dreams come true. Annual
science congress being held where a through scrutiny at districts and
state levels about 500 children in this science congress. The congress
will provide a forum to the children to pursue their natural curiosity and
to quench their thirst of creativity and also helps to stimulate
scientific temperament and learn the scientific methodology for
observation, collection of data, experiment, analysis and then arriving at
Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat is the nodal agency to conduct NCSC in
Science Express : In coordination with Germany's Mak's Planck Society
and NCSTC, a unique mobile science exhibition (featuring different areas
of science) was held at Contonment Railway station, KRVP organised
different scientific activities and also funds are being released to
Pilikula Science Centre for the scientific activities to be carried out.
V. Activities funded by Ministry of Environment and Forest.
National Environment Awareness Campaign :
Awareness Campaign is a major attempt in creating environment awareness
among general community. Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat is the regional
resource agency to organise and implement NEAC in Karnataka. NGO's
Educational Institutions, Govt. Agencies and Research establishments will
be provided with a nominal financial support to carryout specific
environment awareness programmes in their locality. The Ministry of
Environment and Forests, Govt. of India is supporting and sponsoring this
campaign in India.