A Look at S&T Awareness - Enhancements in India

Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2008
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Comics, Books, and Newspapers, Public Programs, Public Events and Festivals, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Scientists
Discipline: 
Climate | General STEM | Health and medicine | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Rural
Organization:
Radiocarbon Lab., BSIP
Description: 

Basing mainly on author's direct involvement in some science communication efforts in India, and other reports, this contribution depicts and analyses the present science communication/ popularization scenario in India. It tries to dispel a myth that rural people don't require or don’t crave for S&T information. It discusses need for science and technology communication, sustaining curiosity and creating role models. Citing cases of some natural, 'unnatural' and organized events, it recounts how S&T popularization efforts have fared during the past decade and a half. It's made possible using print, AV and interactive media which, at times, require lot of financial inputs. However, this contribution shows that a number of natural and other phenomena can be used to convince people about power of S&T and in molding their attitude. The cases cited may be from India, but, with a little variation, are true for most of the developing and under- developed societies.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
7
Number: 
2
Document:

Team Members

Chandra Mohan NautiyalChandra Mohan NautiyalAuthor

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