Popularization of Science

Community Science Centres

Science and Technology have played an important role as a tool of Socio-economic revolution hence development of science and technological capacity and its application have become an important and inherent part in the planning process.

Application of Science and Technology as a modern tool for Socio-economic revolution is very much required in the interest of all round and speedy development of the state. The state has undertaken various efforts through five year plan for equal. multilateral and speedy development by using latest technology in the fields of Agriculture and its dependent industry, Engineering industry, Transportation & Communicators, Irrigation-Construction, environment & Rural Development, Public health, Medical science & education etc.

Development of Scientific temper and scientific attitude in daily life among the people are very much important for Socio-economic development of the citizen of the Gujarat state. It is also important and very much required to create awareness among the people about removal of prevailing superstitions from the society through scientific approach so that Socio-economic development can take place.

Necessity of planned campaign in different regions of the state is felt for maintaining and increasing the continuous efforts as one of the option for creating awareness among the people. With an objective to accomplish this work, the state government feels it essential to set up and maintain the structure of community science centres covering the whole state. In context of the said requirement, establishment of community science centres of various levels in the state is considered through public private partnership.

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Objectives:

The objectives of community science centres are as following:

  • To attract people towards Science.
  • Development of Scientific temper among children and citizen.
  • To provide scientific activities to students at various stages of their study.
  • To be helpful to children, students and citizen in science and science education.
  • To organize and implement science related activities.
  • To explain application and importance of science at various stages of the life.
  • To explain about importance of science contribution in social development.
  • To identify and encourage scientific activities at various levels of the society.
  • Development of Scientific temper among the people and to increase the public contact through medium of museum.
  • To create awareness among the people about harmful and non scientific activities to society, prevailing superstitions, bad customs and to make efforts towards its removal in urban and rural areas.
  • Socio-economic Development through scientific attitude.

Functions and duties

Functions and duties of regional / district level community science centre shall be as following:

Regional Level
  • Execution of all the activities as mentioned in the functions of district level community science centre at headquarter and nearby area.
  • Development of activity modules of new science and its awareness programmes and providing the same at district level centres.
  • Organizing training / seminar / lectures at various stages to train the communicators of district level.
  • Keep updated with scientific activities of other state and transferring the same to district centres.
  • Getting quarterly information of the activities of the district centres and providing necessary guidance. Making efforts to boost-up their activities.
  • Separate planning of activities for district centres for each quarter. Execution and coordination for continuation of the activities in district centres as per said planning.
  • Coordination of district level activities in the districts where science centre does not exist. To provide motivation and encouragement to the interested organizations of the district.
  • Publication of books and magazines which develops scientific temper.

District Level:-

  • To organize scientific activities considering students of different age group, women and common people at community science centre and rural places of different talukas.
  • To establish science clubs involving schools and different agencies.
  • To organize popular lectures / science dramas / street plays or other programmes regarding superstitions removal.
  • To provide scientific guidance about the natural occurrences like earthquake, eclipse, cyclone, astronomy etc.
  • Programmes like Quiz, Elocution competition, Science Exhibition, science lectures, science related different competitions, celebration of the events related to inventions and inventors etc. shall have to be executed through science clubs.
  • To organize awareness programmes for healthcare, food and nutrition, diseases and resistance power etc.
  • To organize programmes regarding soil conservation, water harvesting and management, environment etc.
  • Entrepreneurship development and training according to local needs.
  • To organize awareness programmes regarding agriculture and organic farming.
  • Special awareness programmes for the rural and tribal community may be organized.
  • To spread awareness through video van programme.
  • Other scientific programmes, lectures, demonstrations may be organized.
  • All the Planning may be done in contact and in collaboration with respective regional community science centre.
  • Programmes conducted through application of EDUSAT may be done in contact with GUJCOST.
  • To demonstrate video films about scientific activities.
Sr. No. Title
1. District wise Coordinating Organizations in Gujarat for Community Science Centres
2. Programmes conducted by Community Science Centres during the year 2016-17

Details of CSC Websites

Sr. No District Name Website Link
1 Amreli Girdharbhai Sangralay District Community Science Centre www.amrelisciencecentre.com
2 Anand C.C.Patel Community Science Centre www.spuvvn.edu
3 Banaskanta District Community Science Centre -
4 Bharuch Param Community Science Centre www.tapovanbharuch.org
5 Bhavnagar Kalyan Regional Community Science Centre www.krcscbhavnagar.org
6 Dang Prayosha Community Science Centre -
7 Gandhinagar Nisarg Community Science Centre www.ncscgnr.org
8 Jamnagar M.D.Mehta District Community Science Centre www.mdmdsc.com
9 Junagadh Shri Brhamanadji District Community Science Centre www.bdcscjunagadh.com
10 Kutch Kutch Mitra Community Science Center www.ipsindia.org
11 Narmada Manthan Narmada Community Science Centre www.mepsindia.org
12 Patan Punabha District Community Science Centre -
13 Porbandar Shree Sahajanand Swami District Community Science Centre www.pbrsciencecentre.org
14 Rajkot O.V.Sheth Regional Community Science Centre www.rcscrajkot.org
15 Sabarkantha Pramukhswami District Community Science Centre www.cscbadoli.org
16 Surat Jay Bharti District Community Science Centre www.jaybharaticsc.org
17 Surendranagar Dr. Homibhabha District Science Centre -
18 Vadodara Community Science Centre www.cscvadodara.com
19 Panchmahal Lok Vigyan Kendra
20 Kheda Jaybharti Foundation
21 Tapi Kalaniketan Community Science Centre
22 Dahod Dahod Anaj Mahajan Sarvajanik Education Society
23 Gir Somnath Shree Prabhas Kelvani Mandal
24 Arvali Shri M.L. Gandhi Higher Education Society,
25 Botad Shree Swaminarayan Shikshan Seva Samiti
26 Morbi The V C Technical High School
27 Chhota Udaipur Utthan Educational and Welfare Society
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