The Third Ernakulam Revenue District Science/Social Science/Maths/Work Experience and IT mela 2011-12 will begin here on Wednesday.

About 3,500 students from 14 educational sub-districts are expected to participate in the event. The venues include Government Girls Higher Secondary School; S.R.V. Higher Secondary School; St. Albert's Higher Secondary School; and St. Antony's Higher Secondary School.

Excise Minister K. Babu will inaugurate the programme. Mayor Tony Chammany will preside. K. V. Thomas, Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, will inaugurate the valedictory to be held on Friday.

Various programmes to be held at Government Girls High School on December 1 include Quiz (upper primary, high school and higher secondary), science aptitude exam, science drama and exhibition of science models and projects. On December 2, the programmes scheduled at the venue include digital paintings, multi-media presentation and IT quiz.