CSIR, KV join hands to benefit students

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New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) CSIR and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Thursday announced the launching of a programme to enable KV students a hands-on experience of working in CSIR laboratories across the country.

The student-scientist connect programme, named ‘Jigyaasa’, will inculcate a culture of inquisitiveness on the one hand and scientific temper on the other among school students and their teachers, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) — the largest research and development organisation in India — said in a statement here.

The programme will connect 1,151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 CSIR laboratories and benefit one lakh students and nearly 1,000 teachers annually.

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said that keeping in step with scientific development was crucial if the nation wanted to succeed.

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