As many as 164 models selected from across the State will be on display at the four-day State-level science exhibition for primary and high school students and teachers that will begin here on January 9.

Nitin Desai, regional head (north Karnataka) of Agastya Foundation, and Anil Joshi, senior project officer, told presspersons here on Saturday that they were selected from 2,500 models by an expert panel.

Mr. Desai said the competition had been divided into categories such as higher primary schools (class VI, VII), high school (class VIII to X), and primary and high school teachers.

New addition

“This year, we have added a ‘creative corner’ in which science models from other States where Agastya Foundation is active will be on display. The winners will take a prize of Rs. 1 lakh,” he said.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will inaugurate the exhibition titled ‘Jignyasa-2013 at Nehru Stadium on January 9 at 10 a.m. It would be open to public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and programmes would be held to enhance students’ interest in science, he said.

Mr. Desai said that programmes such as ‘physics in cricket’, ‘science in games’, science quiz, scientists-students interaction and other programmes too would be held.

  • It will begin on January 9

  • It will be open to public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.