Ek Pehal, a youth-led initiative by the students of IISER Kolkata, empowers children of the underprivileged and rock-bottom strata of the society. With a vision in mind, as a young movement of enthused dynamic crowd, we’re sheltering to discover the true strengths and unleash the full potential and capability of the children living in and around the villages of Nadia, West Bengal. We believe a small combined investment of knowledge for a noble cause can bring wonderful solutions to regional problems and global solutions.
“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
Learn more and contribute to the cause here:Ek Pehal Website
IISER Kolkata has come up with a new venture and vision of Campus Radio. The radio station is entirely run, managed and programmed mainly by IISER Kolkata students and with this initiative (which is still in its nascent form), we as a fraternity want to provide this platform to one and all, inclusive as well as exclusive of IISER Kolkata family, to zip out of their shells and showcase before all their individual creative minds. Another perk of having the Campus Radio is the best access of communication media within the Campus where you can tune in to receive and convey any important information from seminars to guest lectures and proposals to heartbreak, all at one place! So keep tuned in to campus radio IISER Kolkata. We are coming up with much more! IISER Kolkata Campus Radio
Annual Science Fair and National Science Exhibition is organized every year by IISER Kolkata for various schools and colleges around Kolkata, where the basic scientific experiments and models are exhibited infront of young minds and an open discussion about science in everyday life is conducted in various venues of the town. Participation of hundreds of students from various schools has been seen in the recent activities.
The aim of the annual National Science (Vijyoshi) Camps is to provide a forum for interactions between bright young students and leading researchers in various branches of science and mathematics. With boundaries between disciplines fast disappearing, these camps serve as an ideal platform for the young participants to get an exciting global viewpoint of questions relating to basic sciences as well as application oriented themes.
In pursuance of the focus on connecting school based knowledge to life outside the school and making learning of Science Mathematics a joyful and meaningful activity, to bring focus on innovation and use of technology, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has set up the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan(RAA) - a convergent framework that aims at nurturing a spirit of inquiry and creativity, love for Science and Mathematics and effective use of technology amongst children and encourage those who show an inclination and talent for these subjects to be encouraged and supported to heights of academic excellence and research.
IISER Kolkata is one of the mentoring institutes of RAA (Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan). IISER Kolkata is working in association with Sarva Shiksha Mission and West Bengal State Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal.
Ishan Vikas is a comprehensive programme, a MHRD initiative, to introduce school children from the North-Eastern states to high quality academia. This is an unique opportunity for the school children from North-eastern region of India to get introduced to the best institutions of higher education in the country and to motivate them to pursue their career in science and technology. IISER Kolkata Outreach has become part of this initiative since 2015.