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Science India: Virtual Science portal for students

Science Education is an important tool for the development of a nation. The alarmingly decreasing number of students opting diverse science streams as a career and the lack of right guidance to the young generation has prompted VIBHA (Vijnana Bharati) and NCSTC to take an initiative for a Virtual Science Portal for the Indian Students.

This web portal is a novel initiative for the students, particularly from class 6 th to 12 th to have basic understanding of diverse avenues of science and its latest trends in technological applications. Moreover this portal will act as a virtual science world which would motivate and inspire students to experiment and take science as an interesting career option. One of the main aims of the portal is to provide every student with a mentor. Every student can choose their mentor from a wide range of experts consisting of eminent Scientists, Academicians, Research Scholars, Civil servants, Technocrats and Social leaders.

Science India, through the mobilization of vast scientific contingent of India intends to promote Indian achievements in science and technology and develop curiosity and innovative ideas to address the challenges facing the globe. The Constitution of India in Article 51A on Fundamental Duties says:”It shall be the duty of every citizen of India…To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform”

Apart from a Constitutional Duty, the above is also a moral duty. This portal also intends to inculcate scientific temper as it promotes logical thinking and rational decision making, both being primarily essential for overall development of a nation. For such overall development and growth of the country and society, it is necessary to develop scientific temper among all the people irrespective of their age, caste, creed, religion etc. A society that is scientifically empowered is at par with standard human development as it develops a mind with the spirit to enquire and question in order to seek the right and proven knowledge with substantial evidence. Ultimately, it is the right knowledge that leads to reform.

It is quite natural for a school student to be amazed about the magnificence of science. This generates scientific spirit and inventive ideas during learning. Such a creative mind needs to be encouraged and mentored in the right direction. The encouragement not only yields results that have long term socio-economic benefits but also inspires and multiplies the self-confidence of the student. Science education with fundamental and multidimensional approach provokes logical thought and action. This shall form the foundation for achieving technological advancement of India where talent is plentiful, but identifying and mentoring talented students has so far been slow and faint. This cannot be allowed to continue in the better interest of India.

A very large team is associated with this portal in order to ensure that school students benefit the maximum and are mentored towards the right career path in science. Click here to know more about the team . There are several activities like mentorship program, daily science news, articles and blogs, student’s science community and many more to nurture and groom tomorrows citizens of India. Click here to know more about the activities

NOTE: It is mandatory for students to provide a valid email id and mobile number to sign-up in the Science India Web Portal.


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KVS Guidelines for School Library & Procedure Manual, 2014

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) Guidelines for School Library and Procedure Manual, 2014

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‘Gift a Book & Get a Friend’, Ed. 5: Registration begins


The Fifth Edition of the popular social responsibility imitative of KV Pattom Library, Gift a Book & Get a Friend, will be held in the last week of November 2017.

Students and staff members are invited to donate book (new and used) and register their names for the programme in the library before 17 November 2017.

For more details, visit


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Physics Class XII & XI Resources: Simulations, Exemplar, Study materials, Chapter-wise Sample Question papers, etc

KV Khagaria Physics Corner: Simulations, Exemplar, Study materials, Chapter-wise Sample Question papers, etc



Courtesy: & KVS ZIET, Chandigarh


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Meet the Author: Venita Coelho, 21 Sept. 2017


Venita Coelho works with images, words and paint. She is writer who has worked in film, television and literature. She has nine published books to her credit. These include ‘Dead as a Dodo’ which won the Hindu Award for the best fiction for children 2016. ‘Washer of the Dead’ was long listed for the Frank O’Connor award. She is a screenwriter, and is currently working on a film for Raj Kumar Hirani productions. As an artist she works with charcoal and with acrylic paint on glass.

Venita Coelho lives in an old Portuguese house in Goa with four dogs and a cat. She is about to set off on a great adventure – having converted a Tempo traveller into a caravan, she and her daughter are off to travel across India.

Meet Ms Venita Coelho at KV Pattom Library on 21 September 2017 at 10.00 am.

Know more about Venita Coelho

Frankly Speaking with Venita Coelho


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Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Internet and Digital Technologies in Schools and School Buses

Download the Guidelines here

Courtesy: CBSE


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‘Little Open Library’ inaugurated

Adv. V. K. Prasanth, Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram city Corporation inaugurated the “Little Open Library” (LOLib), an open, free and voluntary book exchange initiative at KV Pattom on Reading Day, 19 June 2017.

The prime objective of LOLib is to share one’s favourite books with the community. Anyone may take a book from the LOLib. But she or he has to leave a book in return, which may be taken by someone else. Students are inspired to exchange any number of good books in this Little Open Library. The project was conceived and implemented by Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian, under the guidance of Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal of the school.

In his speech, Adv. V. K. Prasanth urged students to wisely choose their reading materials and called the parents for becoming conscious about the adverse effects of visual media.

The Mayor also inaugurated the Reading Week Celebrations and the activities of various Clubs of the school. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal, welcomed the chief guest and Shri R. John, Senior Teacher proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. S. D. Rani, Vice Principal (Shift-II) and Smt S. Shyla, Head Mistress were also present.


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Library Time table 2017-’18








Mon. 6D 7B 10A 7C 7D
Tue. 8D 11 E 11C 10C 10B
Wed. 11B 8B 10D 12D 8C   9B
Thurs. 6B 8A     12A 11A 6A
Fri.   9C 7A 9A   12E  
Sat. CCA CCA 12C 11 D   6C 9D 12B

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‘Little Open Library’ (LOLib) at KV Pattom



Little Open Library (LOLib) is an open, free and voluntary community book exchange initiative, launched by the Library of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom in 2017.

The prime objective of LOLib is to share one’s favourite books with the community.

Anyone may take a book from the LOLib. But she or he has to leave a book in return, which may be taken by someone. You are welcome to exchange any number of good books in this Little Open Library.

The LOLib will be open shortly at two locations in the school campus. One in the Secondary Block and the other one in the Primary Block.

All are welcome to donate books to fill the LOLib for making it ready for the inauguration.

For more details contact 9447699724/
(The project is inspired by the “Little Free Library” movement)


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Why we need to empower the tech ecosystem in India

With almost every vertical market being transformed by digital technologies, the nature of businesses is changing. To enable the delivery of innovative new services as well as to optimise internal working processes, every sector has to evolve in line with the changing landscape.

Why is this happening, and why now? At the very heart of digital transformation, is data. With the swift and rampant adoption of automation and technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), the world is producing more data than ever before in history. To deal with the data deluge in a way that it can be harnessed to a business outcome is the need of the hour.

For example, reskilling the entire tech workforces with competencies in complex subjects such as Data Science and Machine Learning is easier said than done. However, it is undeniably the need of the hour.

Indian firms must make top priorities of adopting analytics and improving the skills of employees across the organisation, something that has been reinforced by the 2017 Forbes Insights-EY report on analytics. How can we empower the tech ecosystem, whether it is students, entrepreneurs or organisations, to prepare themselves for the era of digital transformation?

Holistic training

The Indian Government’s Smart Cities initiative created a buzz around the country with IoT being touted as the torchbearer for this tech revolution that is set to change lives in India. But even with several companies looking to ‘Make in India’ and creating home-grown solutions, how many tech workers actually have the necessary IoT skills to be able to tackle the challenges that are bound to occur? One of the ways to enable this could be to reduce the gap between technical education and technical skills needed in the job market. Increasingly, some of the world’s leading technology companies are focusing on creating industry-ready workforce through joint Industry-Academia partnerships.

The idea is to provide holistic training to students, in consultation with highly accomplished professors from premier science and technology institutes of the country. To create technology professionals who are market-ready, these programmes evaluate the current academia curriculum required to produce specific skillsets which are relevant in the dynamic technology environment. It is also equally important to ensure the faculty evolves with time and reskills themselves. This is something that NetApp accomplishes through its Academic Alliance and University Research partnerships programmes.

Enabling tech innovators

India has a dynamic and thriving startup ecosystem. In 2015, there were over 4,200 startups, behind only the United States and neck-to-neck with the United Kingdom, according to Zinnov and NASSCOM.

India also ranks third in the world for the number of incubators and accelerators and is seeing a trend of sector-specific incubators and accelerators. To some though, it may look like the heyday of India’s startups seems to have passed, with funding becoming increasingly tight and the competition having increased by leaps and bounds.

In fact, a recently-released entrepreneurial study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value based on a survey done in collaboration with Oxford Economics found that more than 90% of the startups in India fail in their first 5 years. The topmost reason for the failure of most Indian startups is the lack of pioneering innovation. However, all is not lost, what with well-established technology companies aligning themselves with specific technology-led startups whose pioneering innovations have the potential to enable their businesses. Such accelerator programmes can be extremely beneficial for startups, giving them access to business and technology mentoring, networking opportunities, infrastructure such as co-working spaces and tools along with market/customer access.

In turn, the advantage for tech companies is that they can partner with and even learn from the startups to create symbiotic relationships. By actively supporting startups, larger tech giants are enabling the development and advancement of the entire ecosystem where innovation is necessary to survive.

Technology is an enabler, be it for business, the economy, healthcare or education. So, it’s time for the industry to come together to strengthen the tech ecosystem at all levels.

With old technical skills falling behind the fast pace of technology, the only way to truly equip our country with the right set of technical and business skills is by encouraging more collaboration at every level. With tech industry stalwarts, educators and innovators working together, India will be truly prepared for the challenges and joys of digital transformation.

By Deepak Visweswaraiah who is Senior Vice-president & Managing Director at NetApp India.)

Courtesy: The Hindu


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Child Line (1098)

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