• The Academy Trust (tAcT) was set up in August 2014 as a non-governmental entity under the auspices of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru. Working closely with some of the most distinguished scientific minds in the country through the Fellowship of the IASc, the Trust hopes to bring about a tangible change in the way science is taught and implemented in the educational system and society in general.

    The Indian Academy of Sciences was established in 1934 by Sir C V Raman with the objective of creating a body that could champion the cause of science in India. Over the years, the Academy has contributed significantly in this direction through different activities in the spheres of science education, science dissemination by publication of scholarly journals and books, and the public recognition of scientific excellence by electing outstanding scientists into the Fellowship. It has about one thousand and fifty of the leading scientists of the country among its Fellowship and about fifty of the leading scientists of the world as Honorary Fellows.

    Existing institutional structures and mechanisms in a country as large and as diverse as ours are often inadequate in meeting the challenges that the evolving global order has thrown up in the past decades. Therefore, tAcT was established in order to expand the activities that can address the above objectives. The initial focus of tAcT will be to

      Organize programmes aimed toward science education for school and college students, to augment the existing curricula and to develop interest in science

      Establish a strong Visitors programme by instituting Endowment Chairs through which we can invite leaders in science from across the world, and

      Encourage industry internship programmes for students in order to enable them to gain hands-on experience of working in industry, and also to nurture Academy-Industry interactions.

    • Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster
      -- Carl Sagan.

      Success can come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you
      -- C V Raman.

      Imagination is more important than knowledge. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them
      -- Albert Einstein.

      The science of today is the technology of tomorrow
      -- Edward Teller.

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