The Samagra Shiksha, Assam, (SSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati to develop scientific temper and strengthen students’ ability to handle challenging environments.
This has been signed under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan of the Ministry of Education. Speaking about IIT Guwahati’s collaboration with Samagra Shiksha, Assam, Prof Parameswar K Iyer, Officiating Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati is glad to contribute in the area focusing on the development of scientific temper among school students. Under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan of the Ministry of Education, the Institute is collaborating with other higher education Institutes of the state for mentoring higher secondary schools across Assam.”
Under this collaboration IIT Guwahati will support SSA to conduct various state level activities including quiz, maths Olympiad and will be mentoring over 300 schools in a hybrid mode in state-run schools in Assam for secondary students.
For the same, IIT Guwahati will prepare a roadmap, activity calendar for implementation of tinkering labs across all districts in the state of Assam. In this direction, IIT Guwahati has on the occasion of National Science Day on February 28, launched the Qualifying round of the Quiz competition that took place in online mode and witnessed participation from around 5000 students from 33 districts of the state of Assam.
IIT Guwahati has collaborated with the Government of Assam for multiple projects to augment holistic development of the region. The recent initiative of SSA and IIT Guwahati under the purview of Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan of the Ministry of Education will open new avenues for Higher Secondary Education in the State of Assam.
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