Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi
Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation under the Department
of Science an Technology, Government of India, was set up
in 1989 to take on large-scale science and technology popularisation
tasks. Vigyan Prasar aims to promote and propagate - as widely
as possible - a scientific and rational outlook in the society.
Its broad objectives include :
- Undertaking, promoting and co-ordinating efforts in science
popularization and inculcation of scientific temper among
- Development of software for various media - audio, visual,
audio-visual & print and different modes of communication
to enable the masses to understand, appreciate and comprehend
scientific principles and practices.
VP has established a network of more than 7000
science clubs in the country, called the VIPNET science clubs.
VP regularly produces radio and television programmes in different
languages. "Dream 2047", Vigyan Prasar's
monthly newsletter-cum-popular science magazine reaches nearly
50,000 subscribers. Vigyan
Prasar's website is a repository of information on science
and technology. VP has been utilising latest technologies
like WorldSpace Satellite Digital Radio and Edusat. VP has
established a network of Edusat interactive terminals for
S&T communication throughout the country.
For more information please contact:
A-50, Institutional Area, Sector-62,
Noida - 201307, U.P., India.
Tele: 0120-2404430, 31, 35, 36
Fax : 0120-2404437
Email : info at vigyanprasar dot gov dot in