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M. P. Council of Science and Technology (MAPCOST) was registered under the Madhya Pradesh Registration of Societies Act, 1973 in October 1981, to fulfill the following objectives based on the recommendations of the workshop of S & T Council's held in Bangalore in 1981 as per the Govt. of India Science Policy Resolution 1958.

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1. To identify area in which science and technology can be utilized for achieving the socio-economic objectives of the state, defray unexpected costs with online payday loans for Canadian citizens and in particular, the objectives of tackling the problems of backwardness, unemployment and povery in the rural areas and among the under-privileged sections of society, such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Landless Labour, Artisans, Small and Marginal Farmers and Women.

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2. To advise Government on policies and measures necessary to promote utilization of Science & Technology for the achievement of the said socio-economic objectives.

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3. To initiate, support, promote and co-ordinate such research and development projects and programmes (including demonstration projects) as are likely to be relevant for the achievement of specific objectives and problems and help in the fruitful exploitation of the natural resources of the State through various institutions and organisations in the State.

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4. To establish, or assist in the establishment of infrastructure (institution, organisations etc) necessary to science and technology to further the development efforts of the State.

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5. To set up and administer documentation centres and or laboratories.

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6. To prepare or assist in the preparation of Science and Technology plans and formulate research and development programmes, approve such programmes if received from other institutions and finance and/or aid such projects by means of grants, loans, supply of materials, provision of experts etc.

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7. To promote the popularization of science and the spread of a scientific temper and attitude amongst the people of the State and to disseminate scientific knowledge by means of pamphlets, journals, films etc. and to organise seminars and conferences to promote Science and Technology.

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8. To supplement the activities of the State Government in the field of Science and Technology.

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9. To interact with other State Councils and national Science and Technologies bodies with similar or related objectives.

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10. To take any other steps which are relevant to the application of Science & Technology to the problems of the State and to promote education in Science and Technology.

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11. To institute prizes and award for meritorious research and developmental work in Science and Technology, and

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12. Generally to take all such measures with the approval of the Council as are likely to accelerate the process of modernization in Madhya Pradesh through the use of Science & Technology.

Council is now recognized as a nodal agency to cater to the needs of Science & Technological requirements of the State. Council has developed itself in many disciplines recently. Different divisions are handling the paradigm of Science & Technology.

These divisions are Remote Sensing Application Centre, Biotechnology Application Centre, Patent Information Centre, Plant Resource Centre, Central Laboratory Facility, Library-cum-Documentation Centre, Societal programmes, Science popularisation and Centre for Information on Science, Technology and Industry. Council has highly specialized and dedicated team of young scientists in various disciplines of Science & Technology. M. P. Council of Science and Technology organises training programmes for students of School/College/University, Research Scholars, teachers, NGOs, Govt./Semi Government organisatins, farmers, etc in various fields of Science & Technology through its various divisions.

1.COUNCIL'S TRAINING ACTIVITIES
1.1 Remote Sensing Applications Centre
  • Orgnaises training course on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in the field of
  • natural resources management including soil and agriculture,
  • forest and environment,
  • water resources,
  • land use and urban survey,
  • integrated survey and earth resources,
  • image processing,
  • application fields.
  • Training duration : 1 day to 3 weeks
  • Who can participate: Students/Teachers of School/College/ University Research Scholars, field/Middle/Senior level private/Semi govt./Govt, officers/employees in related fields, NGOs etc.
  • Training fee: Regular training courses are paid ones and sponsored training courses are unpaid.
  • Apart from regular training programmes, training courses may also be organised as per demand.
1.2 Biotechnology Application Centre
Organises Training programmes in the following field.
  • Tissue Culture Techniques.
  • Agroctechnology of medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Biofertiliser
  • Vermiculture
  • Biopesticides
  • Spirulina Culture
  • Mushroom cultivation technology
  • Who can participate: Students/teachers of Colleges/Universities, research scholars, entrepreneurs, NGOs and farmers.
  • Training fee: Regular training courses are paid ones and sponsored training courses are unpaid.
  • Training may also be organised on demand additional to its regular training programme
1.3 Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Development Centre:
  • Organises training programme on conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants at its Centre located in Obaidullaganj, in Raisen district.

  • Who can participate: Students/Teachers of College and Universities (Science group), research scholars, farmers and NGOs.

  • Course Duration: 1 to 3 days, total 8 training programmes are conducted in a year.

  • Training Fee: Free of charges.

  • Apart from regular training programmes, training may also be organised on demand of farmers/orgnaisations at their desired place.

1.4 Centre for Information on Science, Technology and Industry (CISTI)

CISTI organises following computer training programmes

  • Webpage Designing

  • Internet Training

  • MS Office

  • Who can participate: Students/teachers of college/universities, private/ semi government/government employees.

  • Training duration: 1 to 3 weeks as per course.

  • Training fee: Training course are paid ones.

  • Apart from regular courses, training may also be organised on demand of group.

1.5 Central Laboratory Facility (CLF)
  • CLF orgnaises training courses on Instrumentation with the aim to cultivate the instrumentation culture in the scientific community in the state for college/university students, technical assistants, scientists and other employees of R & D institutions/employees of educational institutions.

  • Who can participate: Students/teachers of college/universities, research scholars, technical assistants, scientists and other employees of R & D institutions.

  • Training duration: 3 days every month (October and December), 5 days every month (September, November, January and February).

  • Training Fee: Training courses are paid ones.

  • Apart from regular courses, training may also be organised on demand of Group.

1.6 Library-Cum-Documentation Centre:
Organises following training programmes:
  • Computer applications in library for employees of the organisations working in the field.

  • Computer applications in office routine work for officers and employees of government and other offices.

  • Who can participate: Employees/Officers of library/documentation centre of school/college/ university, govt./private offices, officers/employees of govt. and other offices.

2. OTHER ACTIVITIES
2.1 Science Popularisation
  • To popularise Science & Technology among the people of the State and also to promote scientific temper in various segments of the society, Council organises various awareness activities/programmes in each calendar year:

2.1.1 National Science Day
  • Time and duration: Organises from 28th February onwards.
  • Participating Institutions: Academic Institution, Government and Non Government Organisations.
  • Participants/Beneficiaries: Students, teacher and general public.
2.1.2 National Technology Day
  • Time and Duration: Organises from 11th May onwards.
  • Participating Institutions: Government and Non Government Organisations.
  • Participants/Beneficiaries: Students, teachers, scientists and general public.
2.1.3 National Children Science Congress
  • State Level Organisation: Organised in the month of November.
  • National Level Organisation: 27th December to 31st December.
  • Nodal Agency: Science Centre, Gwalior, M. P.
  • Participants/Beneficiaries: Student, teachers, scientists, State coordinate.
2.1.4 Western India Science Fare
  • Time and Duration: State level organisation in the month of November.
    Methodology: Block Level ->District Level ->   Educational Zone Level ->State Level    -> National Level  ->  International Level
  • Selection at State Level: 5 team projects, 5 individual projects and 3 teaching aids.
  • National level organisation: In the month of December, at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.
2.1.5 Maths Olympiad
  • State level competition organised by State Institute of Science Education, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in the month of December every year. Council sponsors prizes for 30 best students.
2.16 Young Scientist Congress
  • Council organises this programme every year with the help of Universities of State in the month of February/March .College/ University students may participate.
  • Council also supports awardees of Young Scientist Congress for pursuance of his/her research work.
2.17 Teachers Training Programme
  • Council also supports teachers training programme for preparation of science kits with collaboration of Science Centre, Bhopal .
2.18 Special programmes
  • Council also organises specific training programmes with support of National Council for Science &Technology Communication , Department of Science & Technology , New Dethi in the following areas:--
    Aeromodelling,  Model Rocketry, Food adulteration, Water testing & Telescope making
2.2 Patent Information Center (PIC)
  • PIC of Council gives information on patent, copy right, trade mark industrial design, geographical indications, lay out design of integrated circuit and trade secret to Researcher/ inventor in industry/R&D organizations /university through consultancy as well as training cum awareness workshops.

 

 

 
(C)M.P. Council of Science & Technology, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of M.P.
Centre for Information on Science, Technology & Industry, Vigyan Bhawan, Science Hills, MANIT Campus, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal