Union Ministry for Power flagged off three Mobile Science Labs to revolutionise rural education

Apr 28, 2015 15:39 IST

Union Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 27 April 2015 flagged off three NTPC Mobile Science Labs (MSL) for revolutionizing education in rural India.

MSL is a vehicle fitted with LCD TV carrying working Science Models which emphasizes curiosity based learning for children in rural India. It is an initiative to make hands-on learning accessible amongst underprivileged children.

These three MSLs will be initially deployed at NTPC's ongoing projects at Darlipalli, Pakri Barwadih and Kahalgaon through Agastya International Foundation. Each MSL will cover a set of about 20 schools around NTPC project generating about 16000 student exposures per year.

More than 140000 student exposure will be generated in three years. The instructors for mobile science lab will be from neighbourhood community.

MSLs will focus on School visits, Young Instructor's Program, Science Fairs, Activity Camps and Teacher Training.

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