DST collaborates with IBM to build STEM career opportunities for girl students

News: Department of Science & Technology(DST) and IBM India have announced collaborations to scale up two DST initiatives–Vigyan Jyoti and Engage with Science (Vigyan Prasar). Facts:  Vigyan Jyoti: Launched Year: 2019 Nodal ministry: Ministry of Science & Technology (DST). Coverage: The programme covers girl students from grade 9 to 12. Aim: To create a level-playing… Continue reading DST collaborates with IBM to build STEM career opportunities for girl students

Initiatives for Gender Advancement and Equality in Academic and Research Institutions

News: The President has announced a few initiatives for gender advancement and equality in academic and research institutions on the National Science Day celebrations. Facts: About Vigyan Jyoti Scheme: Nodal ministry:Ministry of Science & Technology(DST). Coverage:The programme covers girl students from grade 9 to 12. Aim:To create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in… Continue reading Initiatives for Gender Advancement and Equality in Academic and Research Institutions

Vigyan Jyoti

News:Government is planning a programme called Vigyan Jyoti to help girl students inculcate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Facts: Background: The programme is to be launched in the backdrop of low percentage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM). The data shows that females comprised 24% of the total pass-out students… Continue reading Vigyan Jyoti