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CSIR- Jigyasa Program

CSIR- Jigyasa Program- Relevance for UPSC Exam

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CSIR- Jigyasa Program in News

  • Recently, a four-day “Jigyasa for Renewable Fuel” program under Jigyasa 2.0 program was successfully organized for the students of XIth class of Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior.
  • The main objective of the “Jigyasa for Renewable Fuel” program is to give an exposure to different technologies developed for the utilization of non-edible vegetable oils, used cooking oil and waste plastic to different types of fuels.



CSIR- Jigyasa Program

  • About: Jigyasa Program is an initiative taken during the Platinum Jubilee year which came as an inspiration by Honorable Prime Minister Modi’s vision of new India and ‘Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) for CSIR.
    • Jigyasa Program is also known as the CSIR- Jigyasa Program.
  • Objective: The objective of Jigyasa is to extend the classroom learning by focusing on well-planned research laboratory based learning for school students.
  • Implementation: CSIR implemented the Jigyasa Program in collaboration with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan (KVS) during the first phase (2017-20).
    • In the Second Phase, Jigyasa 2.0 (FY 2021 onwards) is extended to all state government schools along with virtual lab integration.
  • Performance: Since 2017, nearly 981 Jiygasa programs were conducted by CSIR labs.
    • About 300,000 school students, 15,000 teachers participated in different engagement modules by visiting CSIR Laboratories in close proximity till 2019 the beginning of the pandemic.
    • Recently, CSIR adopted 249 ATL’s (Atal Tinkering Lab’s) by joining hands with AIM-Niti Ayaog.
  • Significance: Jigyasa Program envisages opening up the national scientific facilities to school children, enabling CSIR scientific knowledgebase and facility to be utilized by schoolchildren.
    • Jigyasa programme would explain the culture of curiousness and scientific nature.
    • CSIR at national level is further widening and deepening its Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) through Jigyasa programme.
  • Models of Engagement under CSIR- Jigyasa Program
    • Student Residential Programmes
    • Scientists as Teachers and Teachers as Scientists
    • Lab specific activities / Onsite Experiments
    • Visits of Scientists to Schools/Outreach Programmes
    • Science and Maths Clubs
    • Popular Lecture Series/ demonstration programme at Schools
    • Student Apprenticeship Programmes
    • Science Exhibitions
    • Projects of National Children’s Science Congress
    • Teacher Workshops
    • Tinkering Laboratories



  • ‘JIGYASA’ would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers.
  • The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in projects.
  • The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
  • The focus is on connecting school students and scientists to extend student’s classroom learning with a well-planned research laboratory based learning.
  • It will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects.


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