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Outreach  :   Hands on Science



Professor Gambhir guiding teachers in the Hands on Science programme

In 1995 with the financial assistance of Rotary International , the Downtown Rotary Club of Appleton, Wisconsin, the Breakfast Rotary Club of  Appleton and the Rotary Club of Escanaba, Michigan and with the cooperation of the Rotary Club of Parvati, Pune and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai we started a Hands on Science Programme  to improve the science teaching in Zilla Parishad schools. This programme is remarkable example of a successful relationship between the private sector, the public sector and a research organization (HBCSE is now has got the status of a university).      


Salient features of the programme are:

  • Training of ZP science teachers
  • Holding Science fairs in ZP and Municipal schools
  • Carrying out science quizzes
  • Having a lending library with science books for ZP students
  • Strengthening the KNB science programme
  • Sharing a well stocked science laboratory with Municipal schools