Establishment of Aryabhatta Science Centre

The Science & Technology Department of Govt. of Assam has decided to establish 219 Block Level Science Resource Centres in the name and style of Aryabhatta Science Centres one in each administrative block of the State and entrusted the responsibility to Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC). The broad objective is to create a network of institutional nature, though loose, to have sustained effects of science communication activities in the State through involvement of schools, various clubs, science clubs, Eco-clubs, VIPNET Clubs, rural libraries, etc. The basic objectives of each Science Centre will be

(a) to build scientific attitude among the school students,
(b) to make science education exciting through experimentations and other hands on activities, and
(c) to promote basic science as a career through organization of year-long programmes every year, such as Science Activity Camps, Scientific Competitions, Science Model Making, Children’s Science Congress etc., in the respective blocks.

Every year ASTEC will organize District Level and State level activities/competitions with participation of all the Block Level Science Centres. Moreover, 219 students, one from each Science Centre, each year would be taken on a Study Tour to renowned scientific institutions within the country.

Methodology of Establishment:

  • A very active school/club/science club/Eco Club/VIPNET Club/rural library would be selected on the basis of merit and ability to provide minimum infrastructure facilities.
  • Books, charts etc., selected hands on tools, low cost experimental kits, and minimum furniture for storage etc. would be provided to each Science Centre.
  • A teacher / Science  Communicator from the locality of the Science Centre would be selected to act as the Coordinator  of the Centre.
  • Coordinator from each district will be trained on functioning of the Science Centres through Zonal Level Orientation Camps.

Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest from schools/clubs/science clubs/Eco Clubs/ VIPNET Clubs/rural libraries/other community organizations of each of the 219 blocks of Assam, capable of providing a room space and willing to take the responsibility of such Science Centres in their respective blocks are invited in a prescribed format and to send either by post to

The Director
Assam Science Technology & Environment Council
Bigyan Bhawan
G.S. Road (Near IDBI Building)
Guwahati – 781005

or by Fax at 0361-2464617