Vigyan Jyoti Scheme 2nd Phase 2021

Vigyan Jyoti Scheme, a new action to promote girls to take an interest in science and pursue a career, started by Department of Science and Technology (DST), It was successfully working in 50 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) from 2019 and has now been expanded to 50 more Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for 2021-22. DST collaborates with IBM to build STEM career opportunities for girl students. Provide opportunities for meritorious girls to nourish their interest in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be developed and a learning platform scaled to make learning relevant and promote scientific spirit among the youth in cooperation with IBM.

Vigyan Jyoti Programme 2nd phase

Vigyan Jyoti programme second phase spreads to 100 districts.

Latest News: DST is running proactively to make gender equality in Science & Technology (S&T) area through numerous women-centric Schemes. The New Education Policy and the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy helps to boost number of women in science and technology. The 2nd phase of Vigyan Jyoti scheme began on the event of International Women Day and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021, which will expand the programme for promoting girls to take curiosity in science and make a career in STEM.

Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST stated, hoped that this programme would increase by learning’s of the past 1 year and expand to more and more districts of the country to empower women and support increase number of women in best science institutes. New education policy and science, technology and innovation policy can eliminate obstacles and use demographic dividends to help increase the number of women in science.

Vigyan Jyoti program Key Highlights

SchemeVigyan Jyoti program 
CategoryCentral Government Scheme
Announced onInternational Women’s Day on 8 March 2020
Launched byTechnology Information and Forecasting and Assessment Council
Supervision ofMinistry of Science and Technology (DST)
collaborates withIBM to build STEM career opportunities
Focused ongirl students

Vigyan Jyoti Scheme activities

  • Student-Parent Counseling,
  • Visits To Laboratories And Knowledge Centers,
  • Partner Role Model Interactions,
  • Science Camps,
  • Educational Support Classes,
  • Resource Content Distribution And Tinkering Activities
  • Online Educational Assistance To Students Includes Streaming Of Video Classes,
  • Study Material,
  • Daily Practice Problems And
  • Doubt Clearing Sessions.

 Objectives of the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme

The main  Objectives of the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme are:

  • Vigyan Jyoti program endeavors to bring out 100 girl students in 550 districts by 2020-2025.
  • Under Vigyan Jyoti Yojana, camps for girl students will be organized in IITs, NITs and National Laboratories.
  • A financial incentive given to the student to the selected students.
  • Vigyan Jyoti Program includes counseling of the selected girls
  • Top women leaders interact or guide the girl student
  • Leaders of top fields science and technology, corporate world, universities and top institutes like DRDO, motivate the students.
  • Engage With Science’ will engage with schools, Shoot programmes in the school

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students will be selected on the basis of the percentage of their high school
  • Students will be selected on the basis of merit list
  • Students of classes 9 to 12 will be included in the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme

Vigyan Jyoti Opportunities

  • Scholarship,
  • Visit to nearby scientific institutions,
  • Science camps,
  • Lecturers from eminent women scientists,
  • Career counseling

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Commissioner Vinayak Garg stated that giving a conducive platform for girls is very valuable and the scheme is a significant step towards promoting girls interested in science. DST is continuously running to bring gender equality in the science and technology (S&T) domain through numerous women-centric scheme.

Vigyan Jyoti Scheme 2021-22

  • The scheme announced on the occasion of International Women’s Day
  • Vigyan Jyoti Scheme also name as Vigyan Jyoti Yojana
  • Vigyan Jyoti is an initiative which has been started for the meritorious girls
  •  Tp advance in Science ‚Technology‚ Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Strengthen the proportion of women in these fields at the national level
  • Under this scheme, selected women from more than 500 districts will be given opportunities to participate in ‘Science Camps’ run at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) ‚National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other major institutes of science and technology education‚
  • Under this scheme 100 girls from 500 districts will be selected during the period 2020-25

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students will be selected on the basis of the percentage of their high school
  • Students will be selected on the basis of merit list
  • Students of classes 9 to 12 will be included in the Vigyan Jyoti Scheme

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