A training programme in the same spirit as that of NESST-BASE is also being organized exclusively for the school students of Darjeeling. This programme is organized usually sometime in August-September for one week.

DST-BASE 2012 group photo

Children’s Resource Centre – Activity hub:
Bose Institute at its Darjeeling campus has developed an “Activity Hub”, a unique facility to nurture the young minds of school students of Darjeeling. It provides the space and necessary tools to students for testing their own understanding and convert ideas into reality.
The curriculum initiates an innovative mindset in the students through immediate and direct application of theoretical concepts in practical projects. It breaks the barrier between theory and practice by creating a vibrant atmosphere where learning happens through hands-on projects.
The students can acquire the concepts of Science that is given in their Text Books. They can play with the materials in the form of toys. These would serve as springboards for new ideas and innovation and thus helping the society and economy to face future challenges and meet rising aspirations of the growing population. Specifically, embedding such creative pedagogies in science education through Innovation ‘Hubs’ would have potential to retain talent in modern science.

Idea Lab: This lab will have necessary basic facilities to pursue creative and innovative hobbies/activities that involve basic science experimentations and teaching/learning kits or aids for better classroom transactions. Students learn to do things with their own hands, dismantle, reassemble and remake devices/gadgets.
Purpose: To create an opportunity for the School Students from Class IX to XII to design activity for understanding the underlying principle and concepts of Science. The Institute will provide many Scientific Toys and Other materials to work with. There will be instructions to do specific activity and find the result. They can design their own activities to satisfy their curiosity with the materials supplied.