NIT-Warangal to adopt select govt schools

NIT-Warangal to adopt select govt schools
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National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), is going to adopt and mentor select government schools, informed the institute Director Prof N V Ramana Rao. Some research equipment would be donated to the schools to inculcate research interest among schoolchildren, he said while speaking at the valedictory of month-long summer internship programme conducted for government school students, at t

Warangal: National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), is going to adopt and mentor select government schools, informed the institute Director Prof N V Ramana Rao. Some research equipment would be donated to the schools to inculcate research interest among schoolchildren, he said while speaking at the valedictory of month-long summer internship programme conducted for government school students, at the institute here on Friday.

Prof Ramana Rao further informed that they would also train schoolteachers, adding that NIT Warangal was always ready to guide government schoolchildren. He urged the students to visit the institute regularly and make use of the facilities there to improve their knowledge.

He asked the students to use their knowledge of science and technology for the betterment of the country. Laying stress on the importance of science and technology, he asked the students to update their knowledge by means of regular hard work.

The Director congratulated all the students for successful completion of internship while appreciating the efforts made by the programme coordinators Prof K Laxma Reddy and Prof A Ramachandraiah to make it a productive one.

An official from SCERT, Suresh Babu, thanked the NIT Warangal for accepting and successful implementation of the programme. Science officers of different districts, secondary education officials and parents attended the valedictory.

It may be noted that a group of 50 students (Inspire Awardees) of different schools from across Telangana took part in the internship programme as part of Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) a flagship initiative of Union Human Resources Department.

The programme started on May 4. There were 27 boy and 23 girl students, divided into 25 batches who were sent to 25 different labs to work with regular Ph D scholars and 35 faculty members who acted as mentors. The students were provided boarding and lodging at NIT hostels.

Activities like, expert lectures, ‘Meet the Scientist’, lab work and physical training were conducted every day as part of internship. Filed visits to Diesel Loco Shed in Kazipet, Regional Science Centre and Thousand Pillars Temple in Hanamkonda, Pakal Lake near Narsampet and other locations were organised on weekends.

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