NBSE Launches Interactive Programme On Careers In Science - Eastern Mirror
Monday, May 20, 2024
Dimapur, Nagaland

NBSE launches interactive programme on careers in science

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 29, 2024 7:41 pm
Students attending the programme at Greenwood School, Dimapur, on Monday. (EM Images)

DIMAPUR — In a bid to broaden the understanding of science among students in the state, the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has launched an interactive programme focusing on the diverse career paths within the field of science.

It aims to dispel the common misconception that science education is solely geared towards careers in medicine or engineering.

The first session, held at St. Joseph Higher Secondary School in Chümoukedima on Monday, witnessed participation from approximately 300 students. The second session at Greenwood School in Dimapur saw an even larger turnout, with around 600 students in attendance.

Leading the programme as the resource person was Shalabh, a professor from the Department of Statistics and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Rangunpuing Nsarangbe, Secretary of NBSE, noted the stagnant progress of science studies in the state and the limited career aspirations of science students, primarily focused on medical or engineering fields. “We wanted someone from IIT to come and discuss that science subjects extend beyond just medical and engineering,” he explained.

Stating that the programme aims to create a platform for interaction between students and the professor in order to foster an understanding of the vast potential within the sciences, Nsarangbe said that it is a unique opportunity for students to gain knowledge directly from an IIT professor.

Recognising the comparatively timid nature of students in the region, the NBSE wants to encourage the students to have the spirit of curiosity, inquiry, and a thirst for knowledge within them.

Meanwhile, the resource person stressed the need for students to make scientific decisions in order to achieve results that are universally acceptable.

A scientific approach fosters trust and credibility in one’s actions, he said, adding that life is all about making the right decisions at the right time.

Culminating on May 2, the programme will be conducted across three districts: Kohima, Dimapur, and Chümoukedima.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 29, 2024 7:41:35 pm
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