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Scientist-Student Connect programme, JIGYASA held at CSIR-CFTRI in Mysuru

Mysuru, Dec 2 (UNI) As part of JIGYASA, one of the major initiatives taken up by the CSIR at national level for further widening and deepening its Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) in collaboration with the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathans (KVS), the Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI) organised the scientist students contact programmes for various schools in this City of Palaces.
Food processing demonstrations and visit to various pilot plants, and sophisticated instrumentation facility were also arranged as part of the programme.
The programme focuses on connecting school students and scientists to inculcate the culture of scientific thinking in children at the school level.
Starting from the current year, such programmes will be held for students from Navodaya and Government Schools, along with KVs.
Identification of various food adulterants with a kit developed by CFTRI gave an opportunity for students to understand the importance of food safety to health and well-being of the society.
Further simple and interesting experiments of Microbiology, Chromatography and recombinant DNA technology were shown during practical sessions. The programme concluded with a valedictory function, which was presided over by Dr R Subramanian, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI.
The CSIR-CFTRI has been conducting such student-scientist connect programmes since 2017 for the Students and Teachers of KVs, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and other government schools from Mysore and neighbouring districts.
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