National Teachers’ Science Congress kick-starts in Faridabad

National Teacher’s Science Congress (NTSC) kick-started today at Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology, Dhauj, Faridabad. The four-day event, which will end on December 17, 2013, had seen the confluence of professors, scientists and teachers from across the country, presenting paper and discussing innovative teaching concept, according to a press statement.
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National experts are also set to share their insights on the current developments in pedagogy, evaluation techniques and counselling. An exhibition is also being run concurrently with interesting activities, demonstrating the low-cost teaching and learning methodologies.
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The theme of the congress is ‘Science Education for Sustainable Development’ and selected papers will be presented and debated during four day extravaganza. Pundit Siv Charan Lal Sharma, Minister of Labour & Employment, Government of Haryana formally inaugurated NTSC. Prof Yash Pal former Chancellor of JNU presided over the function YS Rajan, the distinguished professor of ISRO delivered the keynote address.
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All the states apart from Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar took part in the event. An estimated 300 teachers were selected through a process pan India and only those who were shortlisted were invited to participate in the event.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Yashpal, said: “I am of the opinion that improving school’s education rapidly is a necessary condition for the society to improve. NTSC provides a platform for sharing of innovative ideas and critical review of existing state of science, education and intervention at the national level to strengthen and enrich science education in the education system”.
Anuj Sinha, Chairman NCSTC-Network pointed out: “There have been significant changes in access to technology in class room teaching. Information Technology has encouraged not only connectivity but also affordable learning tools. The teacher and the learner are the core human elements in every teaching-learning innovation”.
National Teacher’s Science Congress (NTSC) is a forum initiated by NCSTC, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. NTSC has been proved a round table activity since 2003 that enabled the science teachers to share their innovative ideas, notions and opinions on how science teaching could be made effective in the classrooms. The teachers have a great role in moulding the students. Moreover they can generate required awareness among the students in their class rooms. Last NTSC declaration was partly implemented by NCERT and other government and Non-Government agencies.
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Dr BP Singh, Head, National Council for Science & Technology Communication, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, said” “I am optimistic that popularising science through organising researched lectures, scientific paper presentation, Science exhibitions in the under developed areas like Mewat region is an opening of new arena for growth and development. I congratulate NCSTC Network and SAKSOI for holding the 7th National Teachers` Science Congress at AFSET, Dhauj, Faridabad. The Continued efforts being put in by the organisers to deal and to teach about the benefits of science for society is highly appreciable and good results are expected from this congress. I am sure that their hard work pay off”.

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