Empowering Educators: CSIR-IICT, KAMP, and CBSE Collaborate for a Cutting-Edge Teacher Training on Scientific Temperament Enhancement

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On the 16th of February, a specialized teacher training program took place at the CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, accommodating over 60 educators from diverse schools. The program focused on the theme ‘Enhancing Scientific Temperament through Technological Interventions’. This event marked KAMP’s fourth Continuous Professional Development program tailored for educators in collaboration with the CBSE. Participating educators engaged in comprehensive training sessions conducted by subject matter experts, covering various dimensions of science education.


Through this program, the educators received the opportunity to interact and learn from various scientists and researchers, including Dr. Aravind Chinchure (Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Symbiosis International University, Pune), Dr. Somdatta Karak (Science Communications and Outreach Officer, CSIR-CCMB), Dr. Jageedesh. N (Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT), Dr. S. Sridhar (Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT) and Dr. J. Vatsalarani, Senior Principal Scientist and CSIR-Jigyasa Coordinator, CSIR-IICT).

Moreover, towards the end of the day, the educators were taken for a lab visit within the CSIR-IICT premises, where they learnt several new things, in a practical manner with respect to Anaerobic Gas Lift Reactor Technology, Water Purification Technologies and Pheromone Technology.

Towards the end of the session, Mr. Aniket Arora (Outreach Coordinator, KAMP) expressed his gratitude to Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy (Director, CSIR-IICT), Dr. J. Vatsalarani (Senior Principal Scientist and CSIR-Jigyasa Coordinator, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad) and her entire team. He also mentioned the importance of such events and how KAMP believes that such experiential learning is the key to fostering educators and students’ deep interest in and understanding of science & other developments in India. Additionally, he informed the educators about the upcoming activities like the online Knowledge Sharing Sessions, Scientific Excursions for students as well as Continuous Professional Development for educators to explore, discover, and engage with various scientific disciplines in a real-world setting at various eminent CSIR laboratories/Research Organisations in India.



The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) is one of the oldest national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR-IICT during its seventy year journey has made its mark as a dynamic, innovative, and result oriented R&D organization. The clientele spans all comers of the globe. In India, it is the reliable destination of chemical and biotech industries.

About CBSE (Training/Capacity Building Programmes

Quality concerns in school education are among the priorities of Central Board of Secondary Education as they play a pivotal role in the development of the country. The Board is committed to make provisions for various training programmes for teachers and principals to enhance their understanding of curriculum and delivery mechanism and other professional qualities.

About KAMP

Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform is an Initiative and Knowledge Alliance of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR) and industrial partner M/S Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd. (NCPL), it intends to develop creativity, meaningful learning, critical reading, and thinking skills that bring out the inherent abilities of the students.






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