Participation In Indian International Science Festivel - VKV Jairampur
The aim of India International Science Festival(IISF) is to engage public with science and celebrate the joy of
science and show the ways how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) provide us with
the solutions to improve our lives. Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences and the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in association with Vijnana Bharathi( VIBHA), has created a unique
platform of IISF which intends to inspire curiosity and make learning more rewarding.
There were 28 various events held from 5 - 8 November- 2019 in six different Venues. In which” National
Science Teacher Congress – 2019” was also one among them. which was held in Biswabangla Convention
Centre Kolkata. The registration started from 5 th November.
Date : 06.11.2019:
Inauguration of IISF-2019 By Honorable Prime Minister of India through Video Conference.
10.00 am. Inauguration of NSTC-2019 by Dr. Vijay Bhatkar , President VIBHA( who made Param Computer)
11.00 – 12.45 - Plenary Talk by Prof. Gautam R Desiraju, IISc,Bangalore, Spoke about the “ Current challenges
in the education sector in India: The continuing relevance of Swami Vivekananda and
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm : Shri. Unnat Pandit, Niti Ayog, New Delhi spoke about the “ Experimental Learning at
Various level of Education System”.
3.00 – 4.30 pm : Shri. Biswajit Saha, Director( Skill Education& Training) CBSE spoke about the importance of
skill education and how CBSE is planning to bring it in to the curriculum in future.
4.30 – 5.45 pm : Demonstrations by :
1. Miss : Shivani Pethe, IUCAA PUNE – on Wonderlab, she gave emphasize on learning through fun for
primary level children
2. Shri. Shasikant Naik, HM Goa : on Mathlab, he has shown some of teaching aids prepared by him
for teaching mathematic concepts.
3. Shri. Ashok Kumar Roy. Teacher: on conservation of Eco system.
9.00 - 9.45 am : Open Discussion & Interaction by Dr. Prosenjit Sen(IACS, Kolkata) and Sh. RP singh ( CBSE,
10.00 am - Address By : Hon’ble Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
10.30 – 11.20 am : by Prof. Sangeeta Gadhok Magan, NDIM, New Delhi spoke about “ Enhancing the teaching
11.30- 1.15 pm : by Prof. B.N. Jagatap. Dept. of Physics, IIT Mumbai on “ Indian Contributions to Chemical
All the above sessions made us to think more scientifically and plan to build new experiments with more
There was an exposure to the hand on demonstration to enlighten new teaching methodology. It was an
unforgettable learning experience.