Vigyan Jyoti Programme spreads 100 districts to 33 States/UTs of the country in Phase II

Vigyan Jyoti Programme spreads 100 districts to 33 States/UTs of the country in Phase II

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3305
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2022

VIGYAN JYOTI PROGRAMME 

3305. DR. G. RANJITH REDDY
          SHRI VENKATESH NETHA BORLAKUNTA
          SHRIMATI KAVITHA MALOTHU
          SHRI PASUNOORI DAYAKAR

Will the Minister of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  be  pleased  to  state:

(a) whether the Vigyan Jyoti programme is becoming popular among girls day-by-day and if so, the details thereof;

Vigyan Jyoti Programme

(b) whether more than 12,000 girls have been supported under the Vigyan Joyti programme and if so, the details thereof, district and State- wise;

(c) whether this programme is limited to only Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs);

(d) if so, the details thereof;

(e) whether the Government intends to extend this to Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Government schools run by the States for better outreach; and

(f) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & EARTH SCIENCES 

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) Yes Sir. Vigyan Jyoti Programme is becoming popular among girls day-by-day. The programme is being implemented in 100 districts of 33 States/UTs of the country in Phase II. Around 10000 girls of Class IX-XII are enrolled under Vigyan Jyoti in Phase-II. Various kind of activities are being organized in this programme to create curiosity among girls for STEM (Science  Technology  Engineering  Mathematics)  fields.  These  activities include counselling of students-parents, career counselling, science camps, tinkering activities, special lectures/classes, visits to Knowledge Partners (KP)/Industry/Lab, interaction with role models, etc. Some special workshops on latest technologies e.g. Cyber Security Workshops and Coding have also been conducted for Vigyan Jyoti Scholars. With these interventions’ girls are now taking more interest in STEM.

(b) to (d) Yes, more than 12000 girls have been supported under Vigyan Jyoti programme since 2019-20. The programme is operational in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) of 100 districts and supporting meritorious girls from JNVs, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Army Schools and other Government Schools. The detailed list of 100 JNVs and number of girls enrolled district and State-wise is given below:

Sl.No.

State

Districts

Number

of Students in Phase-I

Number of

Students in Phase-II

Total

Number of Students

1.

Andaman &

Nicobar (1)

Middle

Andaman

-

100

100

2.

Bihar (5)

Katihar

-

100

100

Muzaffarpur

-

99

99

Nalanda

50

100

150

Patna

50

100

150

Vaishali

50

100

150

3.

Jharkhand (4)

Dhanbad

-

100

100

Hazaribagh

50

100

150

Ranchi

50

100

150

West

Singhbhum

-

99

99

4.

Odisha (4)

Khordha

-

100

100

Sundergarh

-

100

100

Cuttack

50

100

150

Sambhalpur

50

100

150

5.

West Bengal

(4)

Bardhaman

-

100

100

East

Medinipur

50

100

150

Nadia-A

50

100

150

West

Medinipur

50

99

149

6.

Dadar and

Nagar Haveli

& Diu (2)

Silvasa

50

100

150

Diu

-

100

100

7.

Goa (1)

Canacona

50

100

150

8.

Gujarat (4)

Bhavnagar

-

100

100

Gandhinagar

50

100

150

Tapi

-

100

100

Vadodara

-

100

100

9.

Maharashtra

(5)

Aurangabad

-

100

100

Nagpur

50

99

149

Nanded

-

97

97

Pune

50

100

150

Sangli

50

100

150

10.

Chandigarh (1)

Chandigarh

50

100

150

11.

Delhi (1)

Delhi

50

99

149

12.

Haryana (3)

Gurgaon

50

99

149

Hisar

-

100

100

Kurukshetra

-

98

98

13.

Himachal

Pradesh (4)

Hamirpur

50

100

150

Mandi

50

100

150

Shimla

-

100

100

Solan

-

100

100

14.

Jammu and

Kashmir (2)

Ganderbal

-

34

34

Udhampur

-

100

100

15.

Laddakh (1)

Leh

-

96

96

16.

Punjab (4)

Amritsar

-

98

98

Ludhiana

-

99

99

Mansa

-

100

100

Faridkot

-

97

97

17.

Rajasthan (6)

Barmer

50

100

150

Dausa

50

99

149

Dungarpur

-

100

100

Jaipur

50

100

150

Jodhpur

50

100

150

Kota

-

100

100

18.

Uttarakhand

(5)

Almora

50

99

149

Dehradun

50

100

150

Haridwar

50

97

147

Nainital

-

98

98

Pauri Garhwal

-

100

100

19.

Uttar Pradesh (8)

Allahabad

50

100

150

Bareily

-

100

100

Gorakhpur

-

99

99

Jhansi

-

100

100

Kanpur Nagar

50

100

150

Lucknow

50

100

150

Saharanpur

50

99

149

Varanasi

-

99

99

20.

Andhra

Pradesh (3)

Ananthapur

-

100

100

Vizag-A

-

98

98

West

Godavary

-

100

100

21.

Karnataka (5)

Bangalore

Urban

50

100

150

Chitradurga

50

100

150

Mangalore

50

100

150

Mysore

-

100

100

Shimoga

-

100

100

22.

Kerala (3)

Ernakulam

-

100

100

Kottayam

50

100

150

Palakkad

50

102

152

23.

Puducherry (1)

Puducherry

-

100

100

24.

Telangana (2)

Rangareddy

50

100

150

Warangal

50

99

149

25.

Chhattisgarh

(4)

Bilaspur

-

100

100

Raipur

50

99

149

Dhamtari

50

100

150

Kanker

-

86

86

26.

Madhya

Pradesh (5)

Jabalpur

-

100

100

Indore

50

100

150

Mandla

-

100

100

Dhar

-

100

100

Vidisha

50

93

143

27.

Arunachal

Pradesh (2)

Namsai

-

95

95

Lohit

50

-

50

28.

Assam (4)

Kamrup

50

100

150

Nalbari

50

99

149

Jorhat

-

100

100

Golaghat

-

100

100

29.

Manipur (2)

Chandel

-

100

100

West Imphal

50

100

150

30.

Meghalaya (2)

Ri Bhoi

-

100

100

East Khasi

Hills

50

100

150

31.

Nagaland (1)

Kohima

50

95

145

32.

Sikkim (1)

North Sikkim

50

100

150

33.

Tripura (1)

Khowai

-

100

100

Total

2500

9869

12369


(e) & (f)  Vigyan Jyoti Programme is providing benefits to girl students from different government schools including JNVs, KVs, Army Schools and other Government Schools which would continue in future for better outreach.


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