IPR Visits - May 2019

Date of visit
Name of visiting institution
No. of visitors
Students of ISRO's "YuVIKa" programme
Students of the “Advanced B.Sc. (Physics) Programme”, of the GSA, and VASCSC, Ahmedabad

YUVIKA Programme
The school students from the north and western regions of India, selected for ISRO’s "Young Scientist Programme" "YUva VIgyani KAryakram" visited IPR on 15 May 2019. from this year, in tune with the Government's vision "Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan". The program is aimed at creating awareness amongst the youngsters who are the future building blocks of our Nation. ISRO has chalked out this programme to "Catch them young". Thirty three of the 128 students selected this year visited IPR as part of the programme.

Director IPR addressed the participants of the programme and gave a popular talk on IPR activities, with emphasis on societal applications of plasma.  Outreach Division had also arranged interactive plasma experiments for the visiting students. The students were also taken to see Aditya and SST-1 machines

  Advanced BSc Programme
The “Advanced B.Sc. (Physics) Programme”, was first initiated in 2003 as a joint effort of the Gujarat Science Academy and Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC), Ahmedabad under the guidance of experts from Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), etc. This year, the course was conducted from May 11 to June 1, 2019 at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. The 35 students selected for this programme from across Gujarat visited IPR on 21 May 2019. These students were shown the various labs in IPR as well as FCIPT.

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