Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

Trainer’s Training Program

The academy is conducting training workshops on science, math and related subjects for high school teachers in rural areas of the state.


  • To provide opportunity for teachers in rural areas of Karnataka to update their knowledge in subjects of science, mathematics and related aspects
  • To bring awareness about recent trends in science teaching and communication
  • To establish networks of resource experts and teachers in select educational institutions
  • To formulate a framework for mentoring of teachers in rural areas of the State drawing from expertise from different regions

Resource Experts

  • The workshop could be conducted by Schools/Organisations working in the area of Education, with a Nodal Officer designated for the purpose
  • Identification of teachers in rural areas involved in teaching science, mathematics and related subjects, one District at a time
  • Organisation of two days’ workshop in a Taluka school, with Resource experts, Educationists and accomplished teachers, in Kannada medium, including ICT tools
  • 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
  • Teachers from selected schools in rural areas for a particular District, number not to exceed 50 at a time


  • Evaluation of the trainees by the Resource experts (8-10 questions each) at the end of the 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 two days’ workshop in select Schools/Rotary Clubs or similar facilities in the Talukas is Rs 1.25 lakh, including honorarium for Resource persons,    travel costs, stationery, food & refreshments, prizes, audit costs, etc., as per the extant provisions of the Academy          
  • 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, and Rs 5,000/- as honorarium for the Nodal Officer
  • 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
  • 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
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