Centre for Outreach Programs in Education

Other Activities

Outreach for students from Jammu and Kashmir on April 13, 2019
A team of 167 participants (students and escort teachers who were here in Bhopal as a part of a student exchange program from J&K) visited IISER Bhopal on April 13, 2019. The participants were from Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian and Srinagar. A talk entitled "IISER Bhopal - A showcase" by Prof. Saptarshi Mukherjee, Deputy Director, IISER Bhopal gave them details about IISERs in general and IISERB in particular. The students were apprised of the mode of entry into IISERs, the courses available in IISERB, the infrastructure/facilities available etc. The students were also apprised of the different avenues available after a degree from IISER.
This was followed by a visit to the Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences labs where some interesting experiments were performed for them. The participants then visited the Central Library, Computer Center and the Central Instrumentation facility of our Institute. For pictures click here

12th Foundation Day Outreach
On February 20, 2019 on the occasion of our 12th Foundation Day celebrations, 294 students (accompanied by teachers) from Subhash Excellence School, Bhopal and Sarojini Naidu Higher Secondary School, Bhopal visited IISER Bhopal and were a part of the Foundation Day celebrations. There were also 100 participants (accompanied by faculty members) from People's University, Bhopal. A campus/facility tour was organized for all the participants. For pictures click here

The Academy Trust Outreach
The Academy Trust that started under the auspices of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru in collaboration with Eklavya Trust, Bhopal, organized a half day Oureach for school students on 3rd November 2016 at the IISER, Bhopal campus. Popular lectures by Prof. Amitabh Joshi (JNCASR, Begaluru) and Prof. Ram Sagar (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru) and science exhibition/experiments organized by the Eklavya Trust, Bhopal made Science appealing to theparticipants. The participation was from State and Private Schools. 191 participants attended the Outreach.

Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology Outreach
30 students (researchers in Madhya Pradesh) alongwith two officials from MPCST organized a preworkshop on Genotyping and Gene Sequencing at IISER Bhopal. Two talks were organized for the students to gain deeper insight into the subject followed by a tour of our Central Instrumentation Facility.

Tribal Welfare Department, Madhya Pradesh Outreach
As a part of a Leadership Development Camp, the Tribal Welfare Department conducts a program every year for students (SC/ST/OBC) who stand first in the Class X examination from their district. A half day Outreach for 250 students was done on January 25, 2017 where the students were briefed about IISERs in general and the admission procedure. They were then guided to the Physics, Chem, Bio labs where they did some experiments followed by a rock show by the EES Dept.

Regional Science Congress 2018
130 students from Navodaya Vidyalaya (Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha) visited IISER Bhopal on November 19, 2018. This was a part of the Regional Science Congress organised by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Bhopal at Navodaya Vidyalaya, Ratibad. The students listened to some interesting lectures from the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences followed by lab visits as per the following schedule.
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