Science and Technology
Activities of Science & Technology
- Grant-in-aid to the Puducherry Council for Science & Technology (PCS&T) for operation and maintenance and establishment of Planetarium, Science Park in Puducherry and Karaikal respectively and also to strengthen the Council for carrying on going / new activities.
- Grant- in - aid to the research projects on identified S&T thrust areas.
- Partial financial assistance for conduct of International/National conferences / Seminars / workshops on S&T topics.
- Travel Grant to Research Scholars to attend international workshops / conference.
- Setting up / upgradation of science labs in Govt. schools ( to be done for colleges also).
- Celebration of important days of scientific significance in the U.T. of Puducherry.
- Presentation of Best Science Student Awards.
- Organizing the Science Tours for the benefit of students.
- Science popularization/education programmes for the benefit of students.
- Dr. Abdul Kalam Science Center and Planetarium was inaugurated on 03.05.2015.
- Has two exhibition halls viz., Marine Biology and Fun Science Galleries with over 100 exhibits.
- Marine Biology Gallery houses exhibits on marine - ecology, diversity, resources, threats, tourism and it is the only one of its kind in India.
- Fun Science Gallery is completely interactive in nature.
- The Planetarium is fully digitalized and automated. Planetarium shows are in Tamil and English alternatively.
- Over 70,000 visitors have visited till date.
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