CSIR Jigyasa Portal was launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Honorable Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on 22nd November, 2022

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Jigyasa

Also known as CSIR Jigyasa program, an initiative taken during the Platinum Jubilee year which came as an inspiration by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ... new India and ‘Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) for CSIR. The objective of Jigyasa is to extend the classroom learning by focusing on well-planned research laboratory based learning for school students. The Jigyasa program thus initiated on the directive of Hon’ble PM in CSIR Society Meeting. Since 2017, nearly 981 Jiygasa programs were conducted by CSIR labs. About 300,000 school students, 15,000 teachers participated in different engagement modules by visiting CSIR Laboratories in close proximity till 2019 the beginning of the pandemic. During the visits, CSIR scientists directly interacted with the students and teachers. Several MOUs were signed between individual CSIR laboratories to bring in quality with value added research knowledge with Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVS), Karnataka State S&T Academy (KSTA), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NitiAayog, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), NGO’s, stakeholders, individuals etc. Under the CSIR-AIM initiative, NITI Aayog’s ATL and CSIR’s Jigyasa program initiated a weekly webinar for school students which ran almost the whole pandemic period during last year and continues successfully till date. CSIR Jigyasa has created a YouTube Channel which consists of 8.6K subscribers. Recently, CSIR adopted 249 ATL’s (Atal Tinkering Lab’s) by joining hands with AIM-NitiAyaog. CSIR is open for collaboration and will be collaborating with many more stakeholders.

CSIR Virtual Lab

CSIR Jigyasa Virtual Lab (CJVL) is an extension of CSIR Jigyasa program. The successful launch and abundance interest towards CSIR Jigyasa resulted in setting up the virtual lab.... Due to pandemic students could not visit the labs to get value added research exposure by scientists. Hence Honourable Prime Minister encouraged for developing a Virtual Lab so that science can further be taken to all segments of the students from each and every corner of the country. A concept note was developed and a task force committee was setup by CSIR Director General. Research survey was carried out by CSIR-NCL on the existing Indian and International virtual labs and a study was conducted on the NEP & STIP policies. Discussion meetings and presentations were made. In 2020, a pilot phase of six months was carried out by the CSIR laboratories for developing fun activities based on science for students. The software development is outsourced to IITB, Mumbai on an MOU signed between CSIR-NCL and IITB. The pilot phase of CJVL successfully ended on 31st March, 21. The objective of CJVL is to create scientific models and make them interesting to students so that students can engage with science by having fun. This platform offers free access to students online as well as offline. The platform consists of dual potential namely Jigyasa and Virtual lab thus upgrading it to higher version 2.0. It boosts to encourage and inculcate culture of inquisitiveness, critical thinking on one hand and technology oriented thinking, self-learning, scientific temper on the other. It will continue with existing engagement modules and also offer newer modules to retain student enthusiasm.

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How do I participate in various programs of CSIR institutes?
Each CSIR lab offers unique programs under Jigyasa. Click Here You can apply for any of the programs when they are open. You can also write to the Jigyasa nodal officers of the CSIR lab whose programs you are interested in.
Yes,they are free of cost.
Not all programs can be organized for individuals or groups on request. But if you are from a school/college, and want to do for a bigger group, you can write to the Jigyasa nodal officer of the lab that you are interested in. They will discuss it with you and see the feasibility.
Every program has different criteria. Some of them are open for all. Some might have a limit on number of participants based on either first come/registration basis or your statements of interest.
How can I organize these programs in my community/school/college?
Please write to the Jigyasa nodal officer of the lab whose program you are interested in, and discuss the feasibility with them.
Where and how can I report my experience at a Jigyasa event?
Please fill the feedback form/ complaint form. Click Here
Can you provide the material used to prepare students?
The lab coordinator can make a decision regarding such requests. In general, if there is no violation of ethical or safety guidelines (e.g: chemicals, bacterial strains) we can provide material for demonstration or science communication. In some cases, cost maybe recovered from the school/ user. Regarding quiz questions etc, please note that the quiz itself is a learning experience and it may encourage rote learning if the list of questions and answers are provided to the students without the experts' presence.
Does it cover topics from the school curriculum?
The program is usually focused on the area of expertise of the lab. But if you need assistance, please contact lab coordinators. Click Here who can guide you to the laboratory with the appropriate expertise.
Yes, you can invite the scientists to the school under the different jigyasa programmes.
Yes, you can talk to the CSIR scientists Click Here .
It depends on the number of students and the capacity of the laboratory and school involved. However, in general the JIGYASA program aims for enabling the teachers and students through assistance in developing ideas, not replacing the need for infrastructure in schools.
No. It has also been extended to NVS, Government & Public Schools.
No, presently only govt schools(6th-12th classes) are invited under jigyasa programmes.
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