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Science communication- how to promote

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Steps taken by India to promote Science Communication

  • Publications and Information Directorate (PID) - An organisation under Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in 1951 for publishing and disseminating scientific information in India.
  • National science magazines- The PID published magazines to popularize science among masses.
    • Vigyan Pragati- In Hindi launched in 1952.
    • Science Reporter- In English launched in 1964.
    • Science Ki Duniya- In Urdu launched in 1975.
  • Birla Industrial and Technological Museum- 1st science museum in India, established in Kolkata in 1959 to showcase India’s scientific heritage and promote science education among the masses.
  • Article 51 A(h)- It was a part of the 42nd amendment to the Constitution in 1976, which added a new section on the fundamental duties of the citizens of India.
  • The article states that it is the duty of every citizen to develop a scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
  • National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC)- It is a scientific programme established in 1982 during 6th five year plan.
  • Vigyan Prasar- It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science and Technology, set up in 1989 to popularise science at large which was closed in 2023.
  • CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR)- It is a new institute that was established in 2021 by merging two existing institutes of CSIR.
  • National science funding agencies- Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) are responsible for communicating the outcomes and impacts of the funded research projects to the public and the media.

Science communication- how to promote

Steps taken by India to promote Science Communication Publications and Information Directorate (PID) - An organisation under Council of Science and In
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