Programmes & Schemes
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.