Low Cost Hands on Experiment
Two Training Workshops on Low Cost Hands on Experiments for the Science Teachers of Hill districts in Manipur were held in two batches during January 27-30, 2016 and Feb 10-13, 2016 at the Conference Hall of the Youth Hostel, Khuman Lampak, Imphal. Thirty teachers participated in the first batch training and twenty nine teachers participated in the second batch training respectively. Shri Nripen Saikia, Sr. Lecturer, DIET, Nalbari, Assam imparted in depth training to the school teachers on teaching science subjects by performing experiments using low cost teaching aids developed by him. Shri L. Somorjit Singh, Associate Professor in Botany, Imphal College, Dr. Ch. Indira Devi, Lecturer in Chemistry, Johnstone Hr. Sec. School, Imphal, K. Tolendro Singh, Sr. Trained Graduate Teacher, N. Shyamkishwor Singh, Science Teacher, St. George High School took part in the training as local resource persons.
Expenditure : Rs 7.12 lakh
State Level Teachers' Science Congress
The State Level Teachers' Science Congress for school teachers was held during February 2-4, 2016 at Manipur Science Center, Takyelpat, Imphal west. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. C. Amuba Singh, Former Vice Chanchellor, Manipur University. Fifty six science teachers from different school participated in the programme. The activities included paper presentation by delegates, Best paper selection competition, Panel discussion on science education etc.
Expenditure : Rs 3.22 lakh
Observation of National Science Day & Distribution of State Science Communicator Award 2016
The Observation of National Science Day 2016 was organised on February 28, 2016 at D. M. College of Commerce, Imphal. The theme for National Science Day 2016 was "Make in India : S & T driven Innovations". Prof. S. Dorendrajit Singh of Physics Department, Manipur University, Imphal delivered a lecture on the focal theme of National Science Day. About 250 participants consisting of students, teachers from various schools/colleges and general public in Manipur attended the programme.
The State Science Communicator Award 2016 was distributed on February 28, 2016. The Award was given to 2 (two) persons viz., i) Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Dept. of Chemistry, Manipur University, Canchipur and ii) Dr. H. Birkumar Singh, Principal Scientist and Scientist-in-Charge, CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Branch Laboratory, Imphal.
Expenditure : Rs. 0.6 lakh