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Science City, Kerala

Science and Technology Department

PROJECT PROFILE ON

SCIENCE CITY

Prepared by:

Department of Science and Technology

especially the youth. The total footfalls in these centers have been estimated to be over 8 million people (2010-11). 3. but also in the country. INTRODUCTION In the present day. The NCSM has 27 Science Centers in various parts of India with a total area of over 16. entertaining learning place where youth can encounter science and technology in action. The development could provide opportunities for youth to participate in science through exploration and creative experimentation.684 sq. science centric developments are not common in the State. with the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum & Priyadarsini Planetarium being one of the very few such examples. Kerala Science and Technology Department PROJECT PROFILE FOR SCIENCE CITY 1. This concept presents various formats which are planned not only to amuse or entertain but also to educate. ten new Science Centers in various cities are also in the pipeline.m). colleges and technical institutions all over the state. there are a number of science education centric developments. Such developments supplement curricular education and aim to spark up the interest and inquisitiveness in the visitors’ minds and also promote their willingness to be involved in scientific and technological advances.500 sq. PROJECT FOCUS The proposed Science City would aim at creating a sustainable.86. Therefore. the concept of ‘edutainment’ is becoming increasingly popular. 2.ft (1.56. MARKET Kerala is known for its advancement in the field of education. The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is said to be the largest network of science centers/museums in the world that is governed under a single administrative umbrella. . providing a large existing market for education based developments.Science City. a science city offers a conducive environment for extra-curricular learning about the multi-faceted aspects of science and technology through participatory learning processes such as exploration and creative experimentation. However. The concept of Science cities is a budding ‘edutainment’ paradigm not only overseas. Approximately. With a primary focus on the youth. there is a need for the planning and setting up of science centric developments in order to infuse in the people. In India. There are a considerable number of schools. an increasing interest towards science and technology.

Science City. Technology partner. The State Government is in the process of identifying the same. Operations and maintenance 3. Reference herein to any specific commercial product. The project would be developed on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis. Some of these themes could be as follows: ► The environment zone ► The energy zone ► The space zone ► The future zone These themes would present to the visitors through interactive media. industry. along with the nature of participation proposed. environment and human life as a whole. These include: 1. manufacturer. etc. . which is only indicative and may not reflect the realities of an actual project. Development 2. or otherwise. Kerala Science and Technology Department The proposed development would be centred on various themes to portray to the visitors the growth of science and technology through the ages and their applications in the various spheres of life. 50 acres. recommendation. process. the various ways that science and technology affect our lives in the various interfaces. Development-cum-O&M 4. PROJECT PARAMETERS Typically for such projects. service by trade name. the total land requirement would be in the tune of approx. are invited from interest players. EXPECTED PARTICIPATION The project envisaged involvement of private partners could be in multiple capacities. 4. does not constitute or imply its endorsement. where the private partner is expected to develop and manage the Science City project. trademark. Expressions of interest. or favoring by (name of department) or any entities thereof. 5. in addition to that of a PPP mode. Disclaimer: The findings contained in this Project Profile are based on the initial information collated through primary and secondary research.

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