About Vigyan Jyoti


The objective of the 'Vigyan Jyoti', an initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi, India, is to create gender-enabling S&T ecosystem and to inculcate scientific temperament among school girls. Based on the DST guidelines under the program, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is organizing a program for 11th Class meritorious girl students for three (03) weeks duration from August 30, 2018 till September 19, 2018. The program is fully residential and Thirty (30) meritorious Girls students, who will be selected for the program, are required to stay in the Hostel in the IITG Campus. Each selected girl will be given one time stipend of Rs 5000/- to meet their sundry expenses. The program will not only encourage these young girl students to pursue career in Science, Engineering and Technology but also give them guidance on how to balance life.

Call for Nomination

IIT Guwahati invite nominations from Schools of all eight states of Northeast India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) in the prescribed google form. The School Heads/Principalsare required to recommend the names of at least two (02) (max. of 4 names) meritorious Class XI girls from your institution for the program. It is mandatory that one Teacher representative, preferably woman, from your institution must accompany the girl students. Nominations must be made by the Head of the institutions; self-nomination will not be considered for the program. The participating Girl and Teacher representatives are entitled for free Campus accommodation, boarding and lodging including all meals. The cost on travel (To & Fro) by road/train journey from the place of Departure to IIT Guwahati through the shortest and most economical route will be reimbursed to all participants, as per actual. The nominations must reach by August 3, 2018. Schools will be confirmed of their participation by August 8, 2018. To fill Google Form click here. The nominations can also be provided by E-mail (vigyan_jyoti@iitg.ac.in) by filling the pdf copy of the Form. The duly filled and signed copy the Google Form/ pdf Form may also be sent by post to Mr Nurul Islam, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039, Assam, India.

Important Dates

Duration of Program August 30, 2018 – September 19, 2018
Program at IITG Campus August 30, 2018 –September 14, 2018
Program at Parent School September 15 – September 19, 2018
Last date of Submission of Nominations August 3, 2018
Confirmation of Participation August 8, 2018
Submission of Feedback Form September 19, 2018