Centre Plans ‘Vigyan Jyoti’ To Help Girl Students To Opt For STEM Education
The students will be chosen based on their percentile, they added.
The initiative is likely to be launched by the end of this month, Sanjiv Mishra, Scientist with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), said.
Mr Mishra is overseeing the programme.
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Data compiled by the DST shows that females comprised 24 per cent of the total pas-out students in STEM subjects in engineering, 22 per cent at the post graduate level, 28 per cent at M Phil and 35 per cent at the PhD level.
DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma told PTI that the programme would include holding science camps for the girl students in nearby IITs, NITs and national laboratories.
“It will give them the experience of what it feels like being on a campus of a premiere institute in terms of culture, motivation, interaction with scientists,” he said.
The programme will cover girl students from grade 9 to 12, Mr Sharma said