Programmes & Schemes

Vigyan Jyoti Scheme

Vigyan Jyoti scheme aims 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 at the school level wherein meritorious girl students of Class 9-12 are being encouraged to pursue higher education and career in STEM fields. The scheme envisages hand-holding and interventions right from the school level, that is from Class IX and continues 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.

Programme Type: Women Schemes

Ministry / Department: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Focused Area: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Target Audience: School, Under Graduation, Post Graduation, PhD

Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Eligibility: All girl students studying in class 9th or above who are planning to pursue career in any of STEM fields.

Purpose: Capacity Building, Research

Funding Cycle: Annual

Duration: From High School to Post-doc

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