In recent times, number of students opting for higher education and research in basic science, engineering, agriculture and some of the applied sciences fields is dwindling. This trend may have adverse effect on our sustainable development and competitiveness, especially in the present knowledge-based economy. As today‟s science is tomorrow‟s technology, it is necessary to promote higher education and research in these fields. In order to address this issue, the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy has been organising PG Special Lecture Workshops in association with various universities and institutes of higher learning across the State.
- To provide opportunity for science, engineering, agriculture and some of the applied sciences students to understand recent trends in contemporary subjects and modern research
- To promote higher education and research in science, engineering, agriculture and some of the applied sciences
- To bring awareness about research being carried out in reputed scientific research organisations
- To provide information on advanced research being carried out in sunrise sectors like nanotechnology, biotechnology, etc.
- Resource experts from reputed research institutes and well-known entrepreneurs
deliver talks related to recent trends in scientific research and entrepreneurial opportunities in sunrise sectors like nanotechnology, biotechnology, etc.
- 10-15 Resource Experts are identified in the respective fields based on their expertise and out of them 8 Resource Experts will be shortlisted and invited for talks depending on their availability, including Webinars and use of ICT tools
- Post Graduate students and research scholars of different universities across the State; Number of participants not to exceed 100, to be planned by the host institutions
- Evaluation of the students by the Resource experts (8-10 questions each) at the end of the lecture workshops with a multiple choice quiz for one hour
- As an incentivisation, four toppers are given certificates and cash prizes; First: Rs 3,000/-; Second: Rs 2,000/-; Third: Rs 1,000/- (2)
- A participant has to obtain minimum marks to receive participation certificate, as decided by the Academy
Administrative / Financial
- The budget for 2 days workshop in Universities/Institutions is Rs 1.25 lakh (contribution of host institute expected) and Rs 2.7 lakh for 3 days (including accommodation, travel and boarding charges)
- The Nodal Officer will have the Programme and List of Resource persons approved by the Academy, who will be eligible for an honorarium of Rs 2,000/- per lecture of 90 minutes, with a maximum of two lectures in the programme
- With a provision of Rs 5,000/- for the Nodal Officer, the budgetary provisions shall include honorarium for Resource persons, travel costs, stationery, food & refreshments, prizes and accommodation as required, audit costs, etc. with the prior approval of the Academy, as per extant provisions
- On completion of the work, duly certified reports including relevant photographs must be submitted within a month, along with audited accounts by registered Chartered Accountants. Wherever applicable, stakeholder feedbacks may be provided
- At the end of the work and submission of the report the necessary utilization certificate need to be submitted to the Academy
- Programmes could be further enriched with resources from host institutions, with prior approval of the Academy, with due publicity for the programmes
- KSTA would undertake Third Party Evaluation of the programmes, at which time, the host institutions/Nodal Officers would provide necessary information of the programme and impact