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Films & Television

Vigyan Prasar’s (VP) programme Science on Television has emerged as one of its major activities. The objective is to bring out video science programmes on different aspects of science and technology in different Indian languages to demystify science and inculcate scientific temper and kindle involvement.
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India Science

India Science ( is an Internet-based science TV channel, initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India, implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar (VP). India Science ( is a bilingual Channel in Hindi and English. More...

DD Science

DD Science is a one-hour programme slot on Doordarshan National Channel. The telecast timing of DD Science is Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar (VP) in collaboration with Doordarshan & Prasar Bharati. DD Science programmes can be accessed on any DTH platform. More...






The Publication Programme of Vigyan Prasar delivers popular science books and newsletters aligned with Vigyan Prasar’s science communication goals.
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Vigyan Prasar (VP) was set up by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, as an autonomous organisation in 1989 for taking up large- scale science popularisation tasks...


Science & Technology through Radio is one of the flagship programmes of VP. Since 2008, as per the MOU with Prasar Bharti, radio serial are being produced in 19 languages/local dialects and broadcast from 121 FM and MW Stations of AIR.

Life Must Go On

Episode: 01- Lets play our role in Development
Episode: 02- New Approach in Managing Disasters
Episode: 03- ‘Small is Beautiful’
Episode: 04- How Much Do we Need
Episode: 05- Earthquakes: Terrible Natural Catastrophes
Episode: 06- Let’s Come Again
Episode: 07- Learning from the Past Experiences
Episode: 08 -Science Serial on Sustainable Development
Episode: 09-Interactive Programme based on Listener Letters
Episode: 10- Fossil Fuel and Environment
Episode: 11- Efficient and rational use of Fossil Fuels
Episode: 12- Towards the Bright Future
Episode: 13- A Smart way of Consumption
Episode: 14- Sound of the door bell. Creaking sound as door...
Episode: 15-Conservation Practices
Episode: 16- Interactive Programme based on Listener Letters
Episode: 17- Water the Interesting & Unique Chemical
Episode: 18- Water Pollution

Astronomy & Mathematics

Astronomy is the oldest Science. Curiosity, excitement and inquisitiveness to understand about the Universe is common in all age groups. Vigyan Prasar plays a significant role in bringing the knowledge products for various age groups through various means and modes.


Card image cap Films A repository of films, video programmes, and serials designed and developed...
Card image cap Activity Kits A set of around 30 hands-on activities to understand Universe, Solar system, Eclipse, Transits and other related...
Card image cap Books Explore the wonders of astronomy, astrophysics, and space sciences with...
Card image cap Workshops Vigyan Prasar is engaged in the popularization of Astronomy at the...


Card image cap Films Short duration (23 minutes) film takes an interesting concept or area of mathematics and journeys.
Card image cap Lecture Series Lectures to popularise mathematics among public in general, students in particular.
Card image cap Books Understanding and appreciation of mathematics is an essential skill.
Card image cap Workshops Workshops on learning mathematic through hand-on activities for different target groups.


Vigyan Prasar NETwork of Science Clubs (VIPNET) was established in 1998 to weave all Science clubs, Societies, Organizations to strengthen the popular science movement in the country.

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Training & Workshops

Interested to nurture your science writing skills? Want to learn how to make telescopes? How about day-time-astronomy? How to write scripts for radio and television?

Toys & Kits

Vigyan Prasar develops scientific kits, toys and hands-on experiments to promote learning by doing methodology to understand science.

Astronomy Kit

Astronomy Kit

A set of around 30 hands-on activities to understand Universe, Solar system, Eclipse, Transits and other related phenomena of ...


Chemistry Kit

Chemistry Kit

The kit comprises of 45 hands-on activities, illustrating scientific principles related to chemistry. These activities are...


Earthquake Kit

Earthquake Kit

A package of about 25 activities to understand what Earthquake is? Why they take place? And what do to minimize the...


Biodiversity Kit

BioDiversity Kit

Basic telescope to see different planets like Sun, Venus, Mercury and satellite Moon etc. Useful for the beginners...


Modern Physics Kit

Modern Physics Kit

This Kit has 28 different hands-on activities to understand various scientific concepts like Photoelectric Effect...


Weather Kit

Weather Kit

The concept, aspects and dynamics of natural processes relating to weather can be studied /learnt through 35 different...


Amateur Radio

The term ‘amateur radio’ (popularly called 'ham radio') is very often misinterpreted by the common people due to the lack of a proper understanding about this mode of communication.

Amateur Radio Training at NIDM, New Delhi

Training and Certification

Vigyan Prasar is instrumental in promoting amateur radio through various outreaching programmes especially among the school children and students of technical institutes facilitating a nationwide campaign to promote it as an alternative mode of community communication for experiments in radio technology as well as for emergency communication during large scale natural disasters. Outreach programmes are organized with an emphasis on its uses, benefits and techniques through workshops and training programmes to appear for the Amateur Station Operator’s Licencing (ASOL) Examination conducted by WPC wing of the Ministry of Communications. Licencing involves studying of electronics, radio theories and radio rules as per the syllabus devised by the Ministry of Communications.

Amateur Radio Awareness Programme at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Awareness and Outreach

Vigyan Prasar uses different modes of outreaching to the people to promote amateur radio
  • Internet/electronic media
  • Books and Publications
  • Technology Demonstration Workshops at Technical Institutes/Colleges/Schools and other governmental stakeholders involved in disaster management.
  • Training programmes in coordination with other governmental agencies/society/radio clubs/schools

Teaching application of amateur radio to students of Bal Bharti Public School, Noida

Application of Amateur Radio

Vigyan Prasar promotes amateur radio for the multifaceted role played by it in the Technical and Social Upliftment of the society.

  • Amateur Radio works like an Alternative Mode of Community Communication empowering people in two-way radio communication.
  • Amateur Radio helps people to become self-reliant in radio communication technology and to develop skills in different technologies used in radio communication.
  • Amateur Radio imbibes an interest in the art and science of radio communication technology.


This is a Blog on anything and everything on Science, Technology and innovation. In particular we love to have blog posts (with short videos, images and graphics) on science popularization.

J. B. S. Haldane-A“Great Rascal of Science”

T V Venkateswaran

What made J.B.S. Haldane one of the most respected scientists of the 20th century? At the same time, why was he called a ‘great rascal of science’ ? What are his contributions to science and what kind of a person was he? This article takes us through the remarkable life of one of the most interesting and accomplished scientists.


Annular Solar Eclipse

Arvind C. Ranade

From antiquity, we are aware about the occurrence of solar and the lunar eclipses. In fact, many Hindu epics refer to the eclipse event with certain references, for example, one of the incidents in Mahabharata wherein Lord Krishna mentions to Arjuna “See there is the Sun and there is the Jayuadratha”.


Our changing perspective of the Universe.

T V Venkateswaran

From antiquity, we are aware about the occurrence of solar and the lunar eclipses. In fact, many Hindu epics refer to the eclipse event with certain references, for example, one of the incidents in Mahabharata wherein Lord Krishna mentions to Arjuna “See there is the Sun and there is the Jayuadratha”.


Vigyan Samachar

Vigyan Samachar produces and publishes news/articles of different genres in all four possible media – print, electronic, social, and digital. It is India’s first news agency that aggregates and provides news and related articles in the domain of Science and Technology.


VIGYAN SAMACHAR (VS) / SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS OF INDIA (STNI) is India’s first news agency to aggregate and provide news & related articles in the domain of Science & Technology. Vigyan Samachar provides a number of science & technology news stories and features from the institutions and labs of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.

VIGYAN SAMACHAR (VS) / SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS OF INDIA (STNI) produce news stories/feature articles for all four media sources – print, electronic, digital, and social with all updated information of the Indian scientific institutions and labs.

Lots of good things are happening in India's science & technology, which needs to be disseminated properly among the common people through various news media, and Vigyan Samachar is one of the unique platforms for bringing about such dissemination.

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