Vigyan 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 programmes. Vigyan Prasar's mandate is to promote and propagate - as widely as possible - a scientific and rational outlook in the society. Its broad objectives include :
- Undertake, promote and co-ordinate science popularization programmes and inculcation of scientific temper among the people.
- 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 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
Website: Visit vigyan Prasar