In   order   to   give   impetus   and   to   further   the   science   and   technology   related   activities in   the   State   of   Karnataka   as   well   as   to   popularize   science   among   different   cross sections    of    civil    society,    especially    in    rural    areas,    Government    of    Karnataka established   “Karnataka   Science   and   Technology Academy”   under   the   Chairmanship of   Late   Prof.   U.R.   Rao,   an   internationally   renowned   Space   Scientist   and   Former Chairman,   Indian   Space   Research   Organization   (ISRO)   /   Secretary,   DOS,   Govt.   of India   on   July   30,   2005   vide   GO   No.   «AiÀÄE   «vÀæªÀÄ   2005 .   Dr.   S.   K.   Shivakumar,   Former Director,   ISRO   Satellite   Centre,   Bangalore   has   been   designated   as   interim   Chairman of   the   Academy.      Academy   was   registered   as   a      Society   under   Karnataka   Societies Registration   Act,   1960   on   06 th    April,   2009.   It   has   21   members   comprising   of   eminent Scientists   and   educationalists   as   well   as   Principal   Secretaries   /   Secretaries   of   the Government Departments.  KSTA   is   carrying   out   many   dovetailed   programs   across   the   state   and   it   has   been playing    a    pivotal    role    in    providing    impetus    for    basic    science    education    and popularisation     of     science     among     different     cross     sections     of     society,     more particularly among rural students.  
design, development and maintenance : KSTA
In   order   to   give   impetus   and   to   further the    science    and    technology    related activities   in   the   State   of   Karnataka   as well    as    to    popularize    science    among different   cross   sections   of   civil   society, especially   in   rural   areas,   Government   of Karnataka        established        “Karnataka Science     and     Technology     Academy” under    the    Chairmanship    of    Late    Prof. U.R.    Rao,    an    internationally    renowned Space   Scientist   and   Former   Chairman, Indian     Space     Research     Organization (ISRO)   /   Secretary,   DOS,   Govt.   of   India on    July    30,    2005    vide    GO    No.    «AiÀÄE «vÀæªÀÄ     2005 .     Dr.     S.     K.     Shivakumar, Former   Director,   ISRO   Satellite   Centre, Bangalore     has     been     designated     as interim     Chairman     of     the     Academy.       Academy   was   registered   as   a      Society under   Karnataka   Societies   Registration Act,   1960   on   06 th    April,   2009.   It   has   21 members       comprising       of       eminent Scientists    and    educationalists    as   well as   Principal   Secretaries   /   Secretaries   of the Government Departments.  KSTA   is   carrying   out   many   dovetailed programs   across   the   state   and   it   has been   playing   a   pivotal   role   in   providing impetus    for    basic    science    education and    popularisation    of    science    among different     cross     sections     of     society, more particularly among rural students.  
design, development and maintenance : KSTA