NISTADS Public Outreach Programme (NPOP)

 An Integrated Outreach Human Resource Development Programme: Enhancing Skills in S&T Policy Making

The CSIR-NISTADS Integrated Outreach Human Resource Development Programme has launched to develop S&T policy oriented human resources and discuss various topics of national importance through engagement of various stakeholders for their views and inputs in this techno-socio-economic developments initiative. However, proper S&T assessments and mapping required in-depth knowledge of relevant technologies integrated with socio-economics. The basic approach will be to collate, compile and structure the information obtained through policy debates, seminars, workshops, training and skill development in critical areas like water, energy, and health, societal and strategic applications and prepare a structured policy document. An active and inclusive public debate can make significant contribution to policy formulation and policy advocacy.

       NISTADS has launched several activities under NPOP:

  • Vitarka: The primary goal of Vitarka is to engage the public in policy debate for techno-socio-economic transformation, especially through S&T intervention through discussion in an open environment in an informed and participative manner.

  • Techno-Foresight: The primary goal of Techno-Foresight is to organize exposure-discussion on concepts and products that are in the far horizons of science and technology, but have high socio-economic implications. The basic goal of Foresight is to create awareness of socio-economic transformative potentials of new concept/discoveries

  • Jigyasa: It is a joint initiative of CSIR and Kendriya Vidyayla Sangathan. Its’ aim is to connect CSIR Institutes with school students to develop ‘Scientific Temper’ in the young minds. It encourages the student’s capabilities to use scientific methods which include questioning, observing physical reality, testing hypothesizing, analyzing, and communicating. 

Jigyasa Program

18th April 2018 Summary Report 

29th May 2018 Summary Report 

01 August 2018 Summary Report
31th August 2018 Summary Report 

18th September 2018 Summary Report 

31st January 2019 Summary Report 

2nd July 2019   Summary Report

2nd August 2019  Summary Report

27th August 2019  Summary Report

18th November 2019 Summary Report 

CSIR-NISTADS Jigyasa Programme Feedback Summary

Elocution Competition on “Nataraja: A Confluence of Arts and Science” held from 18 to 30 June 2020

Report of Nataraja Webinar held on 18th June 2020

NATARAJA Elocution Competition Results

Report of Elocution Competition on the idea of ‘Nataraja - A Confluence of Arts and Science’ : 18th - 30th June, 2020

CSIR-NISTADS at a Glance: A Journey of 40 Years 1980 to 2020

India International Science Festival 2020 (IISF-2020)

India International Science Festival 2020 Sanklan Report