Madurai

‘Four KV schools likely to be constructed by year-end’

C. Muralidharan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, interacting with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Madurai on Wednesday.

C. Muralidharan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, interacting with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Madurai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: R. Ashok

Construction of four Kendriya Vidyalayas in Tamil Nadu is likely to be completed by year-end, according to C. Mani, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools, Regional Centre.

He was speaking to reporters at the inauguration of ‘Jigayasa 2019-2020’ here on Wednesday.

The programme, aimed at connecting students/teachers and scientists, was launched by the Central government in 2017 through a memorandum of understanding signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research labs and KV Schools.

The three-day event is being held in Madurai and Tirunelveli.

Mr. Mani said construction of KVs in Kittampalayam Border Security Force campus in Coimbatore, Idayapatti Indo-Tibetan Border Police campus in Madurai and Illupaikudi Indo-Tibetan Border Police campus in Sivaganga and Udumalpet would be completed soon.

On ‘Jigayasa’, he said the event would help students to imbibe the spirit of inquiry. Scientists from the Central Leather Research Institute would help them to learn about several areas including gene amplification, supramolecular gels, magnetic levitation and leather research.

“Students from three KV schools at Mandapam, Rameswaram and Narimedu are present. On the second day, we will entertain students from five schools. Most of them are from classes 11 and 12,” he said.

C. Muralidharan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, said the programme hoped to develop scientific temper in students.

“I want students to ask questions. The emission of engineering and technology will feed scientific thought. It is a cyclic process to which students can contribute,” he added.

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