The three-day State-level exhibition of science projects for high school students began here on Friday.
As many as 530 projects from different districts are being displayed by students. From among these, 54 projects would be selected for the national-level competition to be held in Delhi in October.
S. Jayakumar, Director, Department of State Educational Research and Training, who inaugurated the exhibition, said that experts from different districts would judge the projects on display and select the good ones for the national exhibition. “This is an event to encourage students to think differently and experiment with innovative ideas,” he said.
Many students have come up with projects that can benefit farmers in lifting water from a well without power, monitor his irrigation pump set sitting at home with the help of a mobile handset or keep a check on the entry of outsiders into his farmland through photo censors. “The DSERT has been encouraging such activities extensively. Teachers should understand the importance of such activities and get motivated to take part in exhibitions with innovative projects,” he said.
Padmamma, Principal of the District Institute for Education and Training, told The Hindu that the DSERT would provide travel expenses to students and teachers who take part in the exhibition. “The best projects will be selected for national event after scrutiny,” she said.