DST improves country’s science teaching quality in several ways
Aware of the crucial role teachers play in creation of human resources in science, DST is committed to improve the quality of science teaching in the country by exposing teachers at different levels to the best science facilities in the country and by encouraging innovative methods of teaching.
Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE)
Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) helps research enthusiastic faculty from State Universities / Colleges and private Academic Institutions to gain such exposure in national institutions & central universities
This scheme aims to facilitate mobility of faculty members working in a regular capacity in State Universities / Colleges and in private Academic Institutions to carryout research work in an established public funded institution such as IITs, IISc, IISERS, National Institutions (NITs, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR labs and other central institutions) and Central Universities, located preferably nearer to the institution where the faculty member is working. Research work will be carried out in a manner to ensure that PI continue to work in the host institute as well as his / her parent institute on mutually agreed terms between the PI and Mentor.
Indian citizens residing in India, holding Ph.D. degree in Science or MS / MD in Medicine or M.E. / M.Tech. in Engineering / Technology are eligible to apply for the support. The applicant(s) must hold a regular academic / research position in State Universities/ Colleges and private Academic Institutions and should not hold any ongoing research projects or any fellowship at the time of submission of application. The upper age limit for the award is 45 years at the time of the submission of application with suitable relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, physically challenged and women candidates. The mentor should be at the level of Associate Professor/Scientist E, or higher level.
Teachers Science Congress
The National Teachers Science Congress provides platform to science & mathematics teachers to communicate their ideas, share new experiments in teaching science and enhance their level of scientific awareness. It helps the teachers to exchange knowledge and share expertise and experience in new science teaching methodologies. The teachers go back with minds recharged with new ideas which they can implement among the students. Solutions to challenges in many new teaching methods are also brought about.
DST through various schemes supports rejuvenation of scientific knowledge among teachers from remote locations by placing them in centers of excellence during vacations
DST supports teachers from remote colleges by placing them in centers of excellence, renowned facilities or centers to update their knowledge during summer and winter vacations for two months. The two-month period provides exposure to the teachers to the best of equipment, to new ways of doing science and to new ideas. Such exposure can go a long way to improve the quality of teaching in remote corners of the country.