In accordance with the new National Education Policy (NEP, 2020), the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) has initiated a “lab experience-based science education” programme for students under the SEED programme of department of science and technology of the central government.
The IASST on March 7 distributed “scientific kits” to 12 government schools of Kokrajhar district under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam.
The main objective of the science education programme is to enhance mastery of subject matter among ST students of BTR area. Laboratory experiences may enhance students’ understanding of specific scientific facts and concepts and the way in which these facts and concepts are organized in the scientific disciplines, to develop scientific reasoning among students, develop critical, quantitative thinking, provide opportunities to learn to scientific apparatus, develop collaborative problem-solving skills in students.
Director IASST AK Mukherjee said in the programme held at Sibargaon High School in Kokrajhar district that through this programme IASST aims to promote science education in Northeast, particularly in BTR region.
“IASST is planning several activities under this programme to promote science education in this region including training for school teachers & students and exposure visit of students & teachers outside Northeast,” Mukherjee said.
Director of education, BTR Jagedish Brahma urged the school headmasters and teachers to make efficient use of the scientific kits.