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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Centre to launch Vigyan Jyoti

Centre is to launch Vigyan Jyoti, a program to help girl students inculcate interest in areas like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).   The move comes after the assessment that a meager percentage of women are in the STEM area. Department of Science and Technology (DST) data said that females comprised 24% of the total pas-out students in STEM subjects in engineering, 22% at the postgraduate level, 28% at M.Phil, and 35% at the Ph.D. level. Aim: Vigyan Jyoti initiative aims to stir up interest among the Indian girl students to get into the STEM educational areas. The initiative will be launched in October 2019. Vigyan Jyoti: ♦ Vigyan Jyoti program aims to pick out 100 girl students in 550 districts from 2020-2025. ♦ The program will be headed by Sanjiv Mishra, Scientist with the Department of Science and Technology (DST). ♦ The students will be chosen based on the merit list. ♦ Under the program science, camps for the girl students will be held nearby IITs, NITs, and national laboratories. ♦ The program will cover girl students from 9 to 12 grade. ♦ Under the program, the girl students will be given a modest financial incentive to cover their additional expenses like travel to camps. ♦ The program includes providing counseling to the parents of the selected girl students. ♦ Under the program, the students will interact with top women leaders in the area of science and technology, corporate world, universities, and top institute like the DRDO.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today Centre is to launch Vigyan Jyoti, a program to help girl students inculcate interest in areas like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).   The move comes after the assessment that a meager percentage of women are in the STEM area. Department of Science and Technology (DST) data said that females comprised 24% of the total pas-out students in STEM subjects in engineering, 22% at the postgraduate level, 28% at M.Phil, and 35% at the Ph.D. level. Aim: Vigyan Jyoti initiative aims to stir up interest among the Indian girl students to get into the STEM educational areas. The initiative will be launched in October 2019. Vigyan Jyoti: ♦ Vigyan Jyoti program aims to pick out 100 girl students in 550 districts from 2020-2025. ♦ The program will be headed by Sanjiv Mishra, Scientist with the Department of Science and Technology (DST). ♦ The students will be chosen based on the merit list. ♦ Under the program science, camps for the girl students will be held nearby IITs, NITs, and national laboratories. ♦ The program will cover girl students from 9 to 12 grade. ♦ Under the program, the girl students will be given a modest financial incentive to cover their additional expenses like travel to camps. ♦ The program includes providing counseling to the parents of the selected girl students. ♦ Under the program, the students will interact with top women leaders in the area of science and technology, corporate world, universities, and top institute like the DRDO. https://ift.tt/2MFfact

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