Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research


2nd Summer Science Camp for School Children

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

June 24-28, 2010


Event Management Committee

  • Dr. S. K. Wanchoo
  • Mr S B Kotwal
  • Dr. Anil Kumar
  • Mr. S. Sharma
  • Mr J K Chopra






Inaugural SMVDU Colloquium on 13.08.2010 (Click here)

Feedback about INSPIRE@SMVDU from Students (Click Here)



Prof R N K Bamezai, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof Ram A Vishwakarma, Director, IIIM Jammu, Prof A K Susheela, Former Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi, Prof A Adimurti, TIFR,  and Dr. S K Wanchoo, Coordinator, INSPIRE, SMVDU while releasing Souvenir of the 2nd Camp of INSPIRE on 29th June, 2010. 


Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has become the first University in Jammu & Kashmir to host over 800 students from allover the state in two INSPIRE Camps held in April and June, 2010 respectively. These students were mentored by over 40 eminent scientists from allover the country. 26 mentors were fellows of multiple science academies. With these camps we have set yet another quality benchmark. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is committed to organize such programme in future as well. 


INSPIRE Camp: A Programme for School Children


After the success of the first Camp (April 19-23, 2010) It is our great pleasure to announce Second Department of Science & Technology (DST), GOI sponsored Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Science Internship Camp to be held in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, from June 25-29, 2010. INSPIRE is an innovative program of DST for attraction of talent to science. The basic objective of the INSPIRE camp is to communicate to the young attendees the excitement of creative pursuits of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding science and technology system in R&D base.
      Under the above scheme SMVDU is organizing its first INSPIRE science internship summer camp. This camp is meant for the top 1% performers in class 10th board examination, and who, are presently pursuing science in XI and XII standard. All the students will be hosted on our campus. They will be given exposure with invited fellows of various science academies, awardees and scientists of national and international repute who will interact with the students through lectures and interactive sessions. This would be followed by personal interactions in an exclusive setup in this camp.

Selected candidates will be accommodated in the SMVDU Campus during the camp. They will be eligible for TA (as permissible) free local hospitality.
Transport facility is being provided from Saraswati Dham to Campus and back. It is compulsory for the students who belong to Jammu District to avail this facility (No TA will be provided to students who travel on their own from Jammu). Students form other districts can also make use of our bus service from Jammu by pre registering for the same via email or sms.



Organizing Coordinator

Sponsored By :

  • A Program of
    Department of Science and Technology
    Government of India