Kerala will soon devise a special training programme for the students who have come out with innovative ideas at the recently held State School Science Fair in Kochi. The programme is aimed at imparting special skills to the students to conceptualise their futuristic ideas and transform them into products and services.
The government’s decision to launch such a programme was announced by Industries Department Minister P Rajeev. “Students have presented many ideas that will be useful for the future. These students will be given special training at the Kalamassery Maker Village. Efforts have been made to include entrepreneurship as a subject of study in the curriculum,” he said adding Kerala has been promoting entrepreneurship culture heavily and even students with innovative ideas can now start a business.
Transport Minister Antony Raju said the government was also considering to include latest technology topics like artificial intelligence in the school curriculum.
The Kerala State School Science Fair (Sasthrolsavam) is the largest science Fair for students in Asia region. The Sasthrolsavam is a combination of five variants such as science, maths, social science, work experience and IT. The event is organized by the state education department for students from lower primary to secondary, higher secondary and vocational higher secondary sections.