Genesis of Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat (KRVP)

       As early as 1977, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) identified a project on "Popularisation of Science". Prof. M. A. Sethu Rao, the then Joint Secretary of the KSCST initiated the project as its convener. The objectives of the project were two fold:

  •  To bring together several individuals and groups in Karnataka already engaged in tasks of popularisation of Science.

  •  To publish a science monthly in Kannada (Bala Vijnana).


        These objectives were fulfilled and Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat (KRVP) was founded in 1980 as an autonomous registered society started with 25 units in the beginning and now it is an organisation of about 79 units, 34 district committees and 653 rural school science centres spread across the length and breadth of Karnataka. Activists and promoters of KRVP include scientists, teachers, administrators, doctors and other professionals.

Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat has bagged the Inaugural National Award in the year 1988 for best institutional efforts for popularising  Science & Technology  instituted by National Council for Science and Technology Communication of the Ministry of Science and Technology,  Government of India.

Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat has been honoured with the State Environment Award for the year 2010-11, in recognition of the contribution made for the cause of conservation and protection of Environment. The award has been instituted by Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, Karnataka Pollution Control Board, Government of Karnataka.

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Last Updated: 17/02/2020