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Calendar of Events : 2012




December 2012

Karnataka Vijnana Vidyarthi Jagruthi: Student- Scientist Interaction Programme:

Vision Group on Science and Technology in association with Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat had organized Student- Scientist Interaction programme in all 34 districts. 10,200 students, Lecturers and Teachers took part in the programme.

State level Science quiz Competition for highschool students

State level Science quiz Competition for highschool students was organised at Regional Institute of Co-Operative Management, Padmanabhanagar, Bengaluru. The programme was organised in association with Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka and DSERT, Bengaluru. Two students from urban and rural division from all 34 districts of the state along with their guide teachers had participated in the programme (33 x 4 = 132 + 66 guide teachers + 198 participants).






30th December 2012

November 2012


20th State level Children Science Congress: 2012

Three days State level  Children’s Science Congress was held from 23rd to 25th November 2012 at St. Joseph’s Composite Girls High School, Madikeri, Kodagu District.

On 23rd November 2012 inaugural function was held at St. Joseph’s Composite Girls High School, Madikeri. Sri K.G.Bopaiah, Hon’ble Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Assembly inaugurated the function, Sri Appachhu Ranjan, Hon’ble Minister Youth Services and Sports presided over the function.

Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathi, Hon. Secretary, Dr H.S.Niranjana Aradhya, President, Sri Girish B. Kadlewad, Treasurer, Dr.H.R.Swamy, Vice President, Executive Committee member, KRVP, and Sri M.N.Mushturappa, Academic co-ordinator, Sri T.G.Krishnamurthy Raj Urs, State Coordinator, Children’s Science Congress: 2012, Sri T.G.Prem Kumar, District Incharge of Children’s Science Congress  and other dignitaries were present during the function.

The programme was successfully organized and executed by the KRVP Kodagu Jilla Samiti.

23rd to 25th November 2012

National Year of Mathematics

The North zonal 2 days workshop was held at Agricultural Marketing Institute, Hubli from 2-4, November 2012. 34 Participants from 17 districts of Northern Karnataka took part in the programme.

Likewise South zonal 2 days workshop was held at Prof M.A.SethuRao Auditorium, Vijnana Bhavan, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Bengaluru from 5-7, November 2012. 34 Participants from 17 districts of Northern Karnataka took part in the programme.

Noted Mathematicians Dr. C.R.Praneshachar, Homibhabha Centre for Science Education, Dr Balachandra, Director, Gandhi Centre, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sri Manjunath. H, Convenor, Karnataka Academy for Mathematics, Sri V.S.S.Shastry, Origami Expert, Sri B.K.Vishwanatha Rao, Mathematician,    Dr M.R.Seethalakshmi, Mathematician and   Sri Mahidar Davanagere took part in the 2 days event and trained the master Resource persons.

KRVP Foundation Day

KRVP celebrated its 32th Anniversary on 11th November 2012, in this regard programmes were held in all 34 districts of the State. 

Assistance to 3 KRVP Science Units

The Master Resource persons who were trained in the workshop at "National Year of Mathematics" would train the students in their respective districts, the schools which are KRVP Units have been identified and the programmes have been conducted in all the 34 districts of the state

2-4, November 2012

September - October 2012

Workshop on Sustainable Energy for all:

As the year 2012-13 was proclaimed as "Year of Sustainable Energy", awareness programmes were held in all 34 districts of the state.

August 2012

Science experiments demonstration workshop at "Bharathi College", K.M. Doddi, Bharathinagara, Tq. Maddur, Dt. Mandya

The event being organized for participants from 17 districts of Karnataka Region.

23rd August

Miracle Exposure (Banamathi: Maata mantra mattu manovaikalya Viruddha Vaijnanika Aandolana)

A state level workshop is organized at Institute of Social Development (ISD), Near CODP Paduva highschool, Nanthoor, Mangalore from 10-12th August 2012. The programme is being organized in association with Dakshina Kannada KRVP Jilla Samiti. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. K.N. Vijaya Prakash, CEO, Jilla Panchayath, Dakshina Kannada. Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathi, Hon. Secretary, KRVP, Dr. Narender Naik, President, All India Rationalist Association, Prof. Shreeshaila Ghooli, State Coordinator, Janavijnana Samiti, KRVP, Kadamajalu Subhash Rai, President, KRVP Jilla Samiti, DK and Dr. M. Prem D’Souza, Principal, St. Agnes College, D.K. were guests of honour present. Dr. H.R. Swamy, Vice President, KRVP presided over the function.

August 2012

Representatives from District Committee KVVJ Training Camp: 2012-13 was held at Vijnana Bhavana, KRVP on 4-8-2012.

The programme was a curtain raiser about the programme KVVJ which would be initiated in all the 34 districts (including educational districts). Dr. H.S. Niranjana Aradhya, KRVP presided over the function. Sri N. Maheshchandra, Project Coordinator, Vision Group, Department of Science and Technology, Governnment of Karnataka. Prof. K.S. Nataraj, Academic Coordinator, KRVP were also present during the deliberations.

4th August

Pre-methodology training workshop for the district coordinators of Children Science congress: 2012-13.

2 days pre-methodology training workshop was held for the district coordinators of CSC, the programme was held at Prof. M.A. Sethu Rao Auditorium, Vijnana Bhavan, KRVP.

The programme was held on 4th and 5th August 2012, the focal theme for this current year is "Energy-Explore, Harness and Conserve".

Eminent dignitaries guided the district coordinators for organizing various scientific activities to come up with unique projects. Dr. S.N. Shobhadevi, Professor, BMS Womens College, Bengaluru, Dr. Hoysala N. Chanakya, Chief Research Scientist, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, I.I.Sc., Bengaluru and Dr. U.N. Ravikumar, Retd., Professor, NIE, Mysore interacted with the district coordinators. Sri Mushturappa and Smt. Sreemathi Hariprasad, Executive Committee members, KRVP were present during the deliberations.

4 - 5th
August 2012

July 2012

State level "Yuva Vijnani" - 2011-12 programme was held at Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa College, Madikeri on 28th July 2012. The programme was presided over by Sri M.P. Appachhuranjan, Minister of Youth Services and Sports, Govt. of Karnataka Sri Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, President, Zilla Panchayath, Kodagu and Kum. H.M. H.M. Kaveri, Vice-President, Zilla Panchayath, Kodagu were present as Chief guests. Sri B.H. Basavaraj, DDPI, Kodagu, Principal, Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa College, Madikeri, Sri Bharadwaj K. Anandatheertha, President, KRVP Zilla Samiti, Kodagu, Sri T.G. Premkumar, Secretary, KRVP Zilla Samiti, KRVP and member and Sri B. Doddabasappa, State Coordinator, Yuva Vijnani 2011-12 and Vice President, KRVP were guests of honour. The following were felicitated and awarded as the "Young Scientists" : 2011-12.

1st Prize

Sandeep Rao Karadkal
St. Mary’s English Medium School
Kannarapadi, Udupi dt.

2nd prize

B.C. Nithin Kumar
St. Joseph’s Boys highschool

3rd prize

Saajid R. Dafedar
S.S. Patil English Medium School
Sankeshwar, Belgaum


28th July 2012

Initiation of NEAC 2012 Programme

NEAC 2012 Programme was initiated with Southern level Regional Resource Agency (RRA) meet which was held at C. P. Ramaswami Environment Education Centre, Alwarpet, Chennai from 16-20th July 2012.

Southern States comprising of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar participated in the programme.

July 2012

Samprata Workshop

3 days electronics workshop was held at Haveri from 5-7, July 2012. About 97 High School Teachers took part in the above mentioned programme.

5-7, July 2012

June 2012

Women and Science :

"State level workshop on writing environmental songs" under the programme "Women and Science" was held at "Kulagi", Uttara Kannada district from 1st to 3rd June 2012. The programme was inaugurated by eminent poet Smt Hema Pattanashetti.

During this programme “Exposure visit” was held at Dandeli Reserve Forest area.

Dr N.S. Leela, Smt G.V.Nirmala, Shri Diwakara Hegde and Dr. V. N. Nayak participated as Resource persons. The programme was coordinated and led by Dr Vasundhara Bhupathi, Hon. Secretary, KRVP.

June 2012

World Environment Day :

On the occasion of "World Environment Day", exposure visit was organized for the school children, about 60 students, teachers and volunteers were taken to Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. The main aim of this programme was to bring awareness among the school students about the environment protection. The students were taken to Dhanavanthri Vana (Medicinal Park), Botanical Garden and Plant tissue culture laboratory.

5th June 2012

Transit of Venus :

A workshop which was organized at Vijaya PU College Auditorium, Bengaluru on 5th June 2012, the programme was a curtain raiser about "Transit of Venus" which occurred on 6th June 2012. Dr. K. B. Ramesh, Scientist-D, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru who spoke on "Transit of Venus" - What is so special about it?. About 300 students participated in the programme, Prof  P. Nagaraj, Professor, Department of Physics. Prof. Bhavani Prasad, Lecturer, Department of Physics, Vijaya PU College, Bengaluru  and Dr. K. M. Jayaram, Principal, Vijaya PU College, Bengaluru were also present during the occasion.

Also sky watching was organized in the premises of KRVP on the occasion of "Transit of Venus".

Many interested viewers attended and viewed the sensational event.

5th June 2012






6th June 2012


May 2012

27th All Karnataka Popular’s upcoming science writer’s Workshop

5 days workshop was held at Kuduremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (K.I.O.C.L), The inauguration of the programme was done by noted Science writer Prof A.K.Bhat. Dr Vasundhara Bhupathi, Hon Secretary, Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, Smt Sreemathi Hariprasad, Prof N.S.Leela, Sri Poornaprajna Belur, Sri Belur Sudarshan and Dr U.B.Pavanaja took part as resource persons in the programme.

7-11, May 2012

March 2012 and
April 2012

Division level science exhibition for graduate students

Two divisional level science exhibition programmes of Shimoga, Davangere, & Mysore divisions were organized during 30-31st March 2012 and 9th - 10th April 2012 at S.S. Govt. 1st Grade College, Shimoga and PG College, Chennagiri as well as Terecian First Grade College, Mysore under the theme of "Science & Society"

30 - 31st
March 2012
9th - 10th
April 2012

Science Awareness workshop :

A science awareness workshop was organized during 31st March - 1st April at Anashi Reserve Forest near Dandeli of Uttara Kananda Dist. Executive Committee members and staff, KRVP participated in the programme.

31 March &
1st April 2012

March 2012

Inter University Kannada science lecture competition for graduate students:

A state level Inter University Kannada Science lecture competition for graduate students was organized during 28-29, March 2012 with an active support from department of collegiate education. 24 graduate students from all the universities participated in the programme.

March 2012

February 2012

State level science quiz competition for high school students:

A State level science quiz competition for high school students was organized on 16th February 2012 at Yavanika Auditorium, Nrupathunga Road, Bengaluru with active support from DSERT and Department of Education. Dr|| Prabhudev, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Bengaluru University inaugurated the programme. 180 students and guide teachers from all over state participated in the programme.

February 2012

5th State level Popular Science Writers Conference:

5th state level conference of popular science writers in Kannada was organized during 11-12, February 2012 at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science Auditorium, Banashankari, Bengaluru. 130 Kannada science writers and others participated in the programme.

February 2012

State level Pre-Campaign workshop: NEAC 2011-12

Focal Theme "Forests for Sustainable Livelihood"

State level National Environment Awareness Pre-Campaign Workshop: 2010-11 was organised at Prof. M.A. Sethu Rao Auditorium, Vijnana Bhavana, KRVP, Bengaluru. The programme was aimed to train the participants on the activities which has to be taken up by the individual organisation. The focal theme is been recognised as "Forests for Sustainable Livelihood". Sri K. S. Sugara, IFS, Member Secretary, Karnataka Biodiversity was the Chief Guest for the function and Dr. H. S. Niranjana Aradhya, President, KRVP presided over the programme.

2nd February 2012

January 2012

"Kadiru" Prize distribution programme:

Prize distribution ceremony for the winners of State level Essay writing competition under programme "Kadiru" was organized on 30th January 2012. This pogramme was jointly organized by KRVP and Kanaja. 125 students and others from all over state participated in the programme.

January 2012

State level Women's Science Conference:

A State level conference was organized under women & science project during 24-25, January 2012 at SCM House, Mission Road, Bengaluru. Eminent women scientists, media experts, writers as well as teachers from all over state participated in the programme.

January 2012

November 2011
February 2012

Karnataka Vijnana Vidyarthi : Student – Scientist Interaction programme:

KVVJ Student-Scientist Interaction programme was organized all over state in the respective districts with support from DST., VGST, GOK and with collaboration of DSERT as well as Dept. of Pre-University Education between November 2011 - February 2012. All together 11,900 students and teachers from all over the state participated in the programme.

November 2011 to February 2012

Events carried out during 2011

Events carried out during 2010

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