CBSE to establish science hubs at award-winning schools
THE CENTRAL BOARD of Secondary Education (CBSE) will establish science hubs in schools to encourage focus on science and technology. Schools that have been winning CBSE’s national-level science exhibition since 2004 will get science hubs at their campus. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal announced this at the eighth CBSE Science Exhibition in Mumbai. The hubs will be supported by the board, and pilot research projects by students will be carried out there. The move is expected to encourage schools to focus on science and technology, and help students to be innovative and come up with good projects. The schools will act as centres for science and will be able to provide guidance and infrastructure to students working on their science projects. They will have access to experts, state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries and other facilities. The science hub project is one of the several initiatives taken by the government to promote science among school children.