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   Chairman   of   the   Academy.      Academy   was   registered   as   a      Society under   Karnataka   Societies   Registration   Act,   1960   on   06 th    April,   2009.   It   has   18 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   Chairman   of   the Academy.        Academy    was    registered as      a            Society      under      Karnataka Societies    Registration    Act,    1960    on 06 th     April,    2009.    It    has    18    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