Project in­vites in­no­va­tive ideas

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Deepa Sharma Sood deepa.sharma@hin­dus­tan­times.com

LUD­HI­ANA: Pushpa Gu­jral Sci­ence City of Ka­purthala along with Na­tional Coun­cil for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Commu- nica­tion has started the ‘Re­gional In­cu­ba­tion Sci­ence Hubs for In­no­va­tors’ (RISHI) pro­gramme for stu­dents of Classes 9 to 12 of gov­ern­ment schools in Pun­jab.

The project aims to en­cour­age in­no­va­tion and creativ­ity among school stu­dents and dis­cover their tal­ent and po­ten­tial. It will pro­vide them a plat­form to pur­sue in­no­va­tive ideas at the Sci­ence City. The project will help stu­dents ex­plore so­lu­tions to their com­mu­nity prob­lems by ap­pli­ca­tion of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy.

The soft and hard copy of their pro­pos­als on a spec­i­fied for­mat ad­dressed to the RISHI project co­or­di­na­tor of Pushpa Gu­jral Sci­ence City must reach them by Fe­bru­ary 29.

The pro­pos­als will be scru­ti­nised af­ter which short­listed can­di­dates will be in­vited to make a pre­sen­ta­tion be­fore a panel of ex­perts. The se­lected can­di­dates will be re­quired to at­tend a four-week in­tern­ship camp to pur­sue their ideas at Sci­ence City from May 14 to June 8.

The stu­dents who par­tic­i­pate in this pro­gramme will get board­ing and lodg­ing fa­cil­ity be­sides food and trav­el­ling al­lowance. They will also get a schol­ar­ship of Rs 2,000 from the Sci­ence City.

The se­lected stu­dents will be guided by a men­tor – an ex­pe­ri­enced sci­en­tist or tech­nol­o­gist. They will be pro­vided merit cer­tifi­cates af­ter their in­tern­ship is over.

“Sci­ence stu­dents from across the state will par­tic­i­pate and share their projects ideas with each other,” Lud­hi­ana dis­trict sci­ence su­per­vi­sor Varinder Kaur said. “We will send 10 names from among Classes 9 to 12 stu­dents of gov­ern­ment schools. In­ter­ested stu­dents are asked to sub­mit a project to us; we will an­a­lyse its rel­e­vance and se­lect stu­dents for the pro­gramme.”

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