SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (SCIENCE PROMOTION WING) :
The Department of Science and Mathematics is one of the oldest wings of the SCERT. It has been implementing various schemes/programmes for Science and Mathematics Education since its inception in 1973. The department is presently headed by Deputy Director, Science Promotion Wing, who is assisted by three Science Consultants, one Science Supervisor, one Programmer, One Programming Assistant, one Computer Operator and other Ministerial Staff.
The programme and activities of Science Promotion Wing are as follows :-
1. State Level Science Drama Competition :
The Science Promotion Wing, SCERT had organized 1st State level Science Drama Competition 2010 at Vanapa Hall on 17th June 2010. The programme was organized to encourage students, teachers and other science communicators to explore and experiment with the dramatic form as a means of communication. The competition was open to High School students up to 10th standard.
The Winner School represent the North East Zone States at the National Level Science Drama Competition at Mumbai.
2. Supply of Science-Kits and Equipment :
In order to make the teaching of science effective and interesting, the wing supplies Science-Kits and Equipment to Government Middle Schools, High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools every year. Besides, schools participating in the training programme were also supplied with Science and mathematics-Kit.
3. Cash Award :
Education Department has a provision of Cash Award for Proficiency in Science & Mathematics, as incentive to meritorious students of Higher Secondary School, High School, Middle School and Primary Schools. This is awarded on the basis of HSSLC, HSLC, MSLC & PSLC and Promotion examination of Class VIII, IX and XI. The scheme was started in the year 1978.
4. Science Exhibition :
The Science Promotion wing, Directorate of SCERT has been organizing Science Exhibition every year since 1979 in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi and Science & Technology Council, Mizoram.
5. National Level Science Exhibition
The National Level Science Exhibition is organised every year by NCERT in order to further promote innovative models from the State Level Science Exhibition.
6. Eastern India Science Fair :
Eastern India Science Fair is organised every year during January by Birla Industrial & Technological Museum in collaboration with the Government of Eastern Regions with an objective to develop scientific temper among students.
7. Holding of Students Science Seminar :
The Students Science Seminar is an interesting and lively forum from the students of High Schools to express their view points on the Subject of topical and academic interest. This programme also organised every year. The winner attend the National Level Science Seminar at different metro city.
8. INSPIRE AWARDS :
Innovation in Science Persuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a flagship programme of the Ministry/Department of Science & Technology, Government of India which has five components covering entire range of education and research from class 6th to post graduate stage of a student. The first component of this programme is the ‘INSPIRE Award’ which recognizes the talent among students at a very early stage. The Scheme envisages selection of 1 million (10 lakh) student during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12).
Under the scheme, a one-time award of Rs. 5000/- is given to the students, who would utilize about 50% of the amount for making a science project/model and the balance 50% towards cost of bringing project/model at District Level Exhibition Centre for display.
This programme is one of the important achievements of Science Promotion Wing, SCERT, Mizoram. An amount of Rs. 79,45,000 (Rupees Seventy Nine lakhs Forty-Five Thousand) is sanctioned for 1589 students of Mizoram.
9. Training :
Teachers play the most important role in quantitative and qualitative improvement of Science and Mathematics education. In order to make them aware of methodology as well as content, the wing regularly conducts short term/orientation training programmes for Science and Mathematics teachers of Higher Secondary School, High School, Middle School and Primary Schools every year.
10. Information Technology :
With a view to create an awareness of Computer among students, Computer Cell has been established in 1992 under Science Promotion Wing.
A number of proposals for INSPIRE AWARDS programme for Mizoram received from DEO of all the Districts have been compiled and analysed efficiently by COMPUTER CELL of Science Promotion Wing. The Cell received and maintained information of SCERT through SCERT E-mail and Website. The Cell also published all the necessary documents which can be easily access so that transaction can be done faster, safer and easier.
The Cell is look after by Computer Programmer, Programming Assistant and Computer Operator.
List of officers:
(i) F. Lalliansanga
(ii) P.C. Lalrintluanga
(iv) Lalngaizuali Ralte
(v) R. Zonunthara
E. Contact Persons:
(i) F. Lalliansanga – 9862368140
(ii) P.C. Lalrintluanga – 9436146711
(iii) Lalngaizuali Ralte - 9612027059