IIT Guwahati has invited participation of schools of the north eastern states for the upcoming two-week residential central 'Ishan Vikas' programme. The scheme is open for students of Class IX and Class XI science stream for the programme to be held between November 30 and December 22 next, an IIT-G press release said today. Selected students and accompanying teachers will be provided air travel, food and lodging during the period of the visit, the release said. Stating 'Ishan Vikas' scheme is an initiative taken by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, it said IIT Guwahati was the coordinating institution for this programme. The aim of the 'Ishan Vikas' programme is to introduce school children of the north eastern states to the best institutions of higher education in the country and to motivate them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Under this scheme, students from different states of the north eastern region studying in classes IX and XI (Science) are sponsored for a two-week visit to a number of premier institutions such as IITs and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).
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