The Vigyan Pratibha project envisages working with Classes 8, 9 and 10 students from diverse and non-elite backgrounds to nurture their talent in science and mathematics.
The Vigyan Pratibha project aims to create spaces within the school systems in India where students of diverse abilities as well as under-served backgrounds can nurture their talent in science and mathematics. We work towards supporting a high quality and well-rounded science and mathematics education that is based on deep understanding, appreciation and a sense of excitement about the subject. Our learning resources, targeted towards students of classes 8 to 10, are developed by science and mathematics educators in partnership with scientists from various institutions and evolve continuously based on feedback from the students and teachers community. These resources also expose students to the processes of observation, analysis, critical thinking and collective learning. We envisage that this project will prepare a population of students in the country who would have a critical understanding of the content in their textbooks and of natural, technological, and social changes around them. This, in turn, will help students to carve out a meaningful career for themselves.
The project is structured around Learning Units (LUs) to be implemented by school teachers in these schools as a part of science circles for interested students. LUs are closely related to the school curricula, but expose students to dimensions of science and mathematics beyond the textbooks.
Currently, the target schools for the project are the roughly 1600 schools of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and the Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES).
A key component of the project is teachers' capacity building through providing educational resources, workshops (physical & online), school visits & feedback, teacher fellowships and exposure visits.