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About Vigyan Jyoti

The Department of Science & Technology started a unique programme ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ for meritorious girls with the aim to address the underrepresentation of women in different fields of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the country. As a first step, the “Vigyan Jyoti” has been introduced in the year 2019-20 at the school level wherein meritorious girl students of Class 9-12 are being encouraged to pursue higher education and career in STEM field. The Vigyan Jyoti envisaged hand-holding and interventions right from the school level i.e., Class IX and which will continue till the PhD level to encourage girls to pursue a career in underrepresented areas of STEM. Various activities such as science camps, special lectures/ classes, counselling of students and parents, interaction with role models, tinkering activities, visit to Knowledge Partners/ Research Labs/ Industries/ NGOs are being conducted in the programme in order to motivate girls.

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization of MHRD, is the implementation partner of Vigyan Jyoti. NVS has a network of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in more than 600 districts of India and at present, 100 JNVs are acting as ‘Vigyan Jyoti Knowledge Centres’ to cater for girls from JNVs, KVs, Govt. schools, army schools of small cities and rural areas for more diversity in STEM.

Latest Stories

  • HT Codeathon, an online coding Olympiad conducted from November’21 to January’22 for 5,000 Vigyan Jyoti scholars from class 9.
  • Felicitation Ceremony of HT Codeathon held on 20th January 2022.
  • Commencement of Sparkle series in Collaboration with IIT Gandhinagar from 22nd January 2022 for Vigyan Jyoti scholars from class 11.
  • Celebration of National Girl Child Day by all Vigyan Jyoti JNVs by conducting various activities such as painting, singing, essay writing for students.
  • Role Model Talk on “Girls With Dreams Become Women With Vision” by Dr. Amita Dev, Vice Chancellor, IGDTUW, New Delhi and Dr. Nisha Mendiratta, Head WISE KIRAN Division, DST on National Girl Child Day.
  • 4 C-STEM sessions conducted in January 2022 for Vigyan Jyoti scholars from class 10.
  • Academic Support Classes for Vigyan Jyoti scholars.

Upcoming Events

  • Role Model Talk by Dr. Tessy Thomas, Director General Aeronautical Systems on 11th February 2022, in commemoration of International Day of Women and Girl in Science.
  • 3-day online Science Festival from 11th to 14th February for Vigyan Jyoti scholars from class 9.
  • A series of online sessions on Python learning starting February 2022 for Vigyan Jyoti scholars from class 9.


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