Established in 1992 Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre (MESC), a unit of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra, is the brain child of Late Dr. V. G. Bhide, a noted scientist and educationist.
The Centre aspires to stimulate curiosity and science learning in all age groups students, teachers and community in general. The Centre has been working incessantly in innovative science education for 25 years.
In our Core Program – Science through experiments, (once a week, one and half hour lab session, yearly program – June to March), children from various schools are encouraged to experience science by performing experiments and activities in our seven well-equipped and state-of-the-art laboratories (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Electronics, Earth Science, Computer Science) instead of formal learning.
Here, children learn to explore and experiment, invent and innovate. This is highly beneficial in their conceptual understanding of the precepts of the various science disciplines. We also impart Homi Bhabha Young Scientist Exam guidance (theory and practical) for Std. 6 students. (June to September) and STD. 9 students (only practical guidance).
They also have a broad spectrum of science activities/programs for school children- inter-school essay writing competition, quiz competition, project competitions, creativity workshops, nature trails, summer and winter workshops, a day with exploratory, balloon planetarium shows, talks on emerging technologies, amazing science week, etc.
Another major attraction is that they have started an Innovation Hub at the Center, with support from National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Kolkata (Central Govt.) The Innovation Hub component will be introduced/integrated in their Electronics, Computer Lab activities from the next academic year (2018-19).
Currently, they have three active Centers- Senapati Bapat Road, Kothrud and Nigdi. The Centre received wide-spread recognition and has won prestigious awards like Indian Merchant Chamber’s (IMC), Mumbai, for popularising science education – 2006; National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Popularization Among Children, by National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Department of Science and Technology – 2014.
Their contact details:
BVBs – Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre (MESC)
Off: Senapati Bapat Road, Nr. Marriott Hotel,
Opp. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Pune 411 016.
Contact- 020-25677962 / 25677465 / 7218778851