BIS, Madurai conducted a Two-Day Residential Training Program

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BIS, Madurai conducted a Two-Day Residential Training Program on Learning Science via Standards for Science Teachers of BIS Standards Clubs at Hotel Weshtern Park, Madurai on 18th and 19th June 2024. 65 Science Teachers predominantly from various Government schools located in Madurai and Theni districts participated in this training program.

Shri S. D. Dayanand, Senior Director and Head, BIS, Madurai presented the welcome address and program objectives. He interacted with the science teachers of BIS Standards Club and explained about the importance of understanding Standardization and Quality in our daily life. Smt. K. Karthika, Chief Educational Officer, Madurai, delivered the inaugural address, urging teachers to actively participate in the program to ensure its maximum benefit for students. She also highlighted that BIS has curated 52 Lesson Plans under Learning Science via Standards initiative, urging teachers to familiarize themselves with these plans and inculcate the scientific approach into their teachings.

On the first day of the training program, a wide range of topics, including the core activities of BIS, features of the BIS Care App, promotional activities for standards, engagement with academia regarding the genesis and activities of Standards Clubs, an orientation film, the significance of science in daily life concerning quality and standards, the role of science teachers in promoting quality and standards, and lesson plans focusing on products such as Caustic Soda, Gas Stove, Geyser, and Pressure Cooker were covered.

On the second day, participants visited M/s CIPET Laboratory in Madurai for demonstrations illustrating testing procedures and scientific principles relevant to the testing of products. Following the lab visit, a group activity focused on identifying scientific laws and principles applicable to everyday products took place. Participants presented on various commonly used products such as Plastic Feeding Bottle, Plain Copier Paper, Iodized Salt, Potable Water Bottle, etc. Certificates were distributed to all participants towards the end  of the program.

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has actively fostered over 10,000 Standards Clubs across India's educational institutions since 2021, including 342 in southern Tamil Nadu alone. These clubs, facilitated by nominated mentors, aim to cultivate a culture of quality awareness among students, emphasizing the relevance of Indian Standards in daily life. Supported by BIS through financial assistance, the clubs engage in activities geared towards empowering students as discerning consumers, equipped with tools like the BIS CARE APP. Educational Institutions interested in establishing BIS Standards Clubs are encouraged to reach out to the BIS Madurai Office or email at  for further information.

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