Society For Promotion Of Science And Technology In India(SPSTI)

Promotes science accessibility and fosters scientific curiosity, organising diverse programmes and events for societal engagement

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  • Headquarters

    Panchkula, Haryana

  • Since


The Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making science accessible and fostering s Read morecientific curiosity among society, especially children and youth. It stands as a unique entity in this region and was established by thirty-seven eminent scientists, academics, and administrators. With registration number 80/2009, it operates under the Societies Registration Act, of 1860 (now updated to the new Haryana Registration & Regulation of Societies Act, 2012). Supported by three distinguished scientists as its patrons and a Governing Council featuring globally acclaimed professionals, it currently boasts 92 members. Since its inception, SPSTI has initiated various programmes and events spanning diverse themes, contributing significantly to scientific outreach. Under provisions of Sections 12A and 80G (5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, SPSTI has received concessions. It remains actively engaged in executing numerous initiatives and organising extensive programmes covering a wide range of subjects.


  • Prerna Programme – Summer Schools in Science & Mathematics

    The organisation identified a disparity in science and math education across schools, notably in Physics, affecting both private and Government institutions, especially in smaller areas. To address this, it initiated a free four-week summer school in 2011 for girls in class XII at Kurukshetra, aiming to bolster their science understanding for better board exam performance and university admissions. Over 50 attendees benefited, showing improved results and personal growth. Expanding these schools to include both genders from classes IX to XII across various locations, the programme engaged interns from esteemed national institutes as mentors, creating a successful model appreciated by students and mentors alike. This initiative not only contributed to nation-building but also instilled confidence in school students about excelling through hard work and planning.

  • Mobile Science Laboratory Programme

    The organisation initiated a mobile science lab, named Circus of Science (Vigyan Ka Jantar Mantar), with support from the National Council for Science & Technology Communication. This lab focuses on hands-on experiments, linking science to daily life, and dispelling scientific myths for rural and small-town students. It houses laptops, scientific instruments, projectors, and educational films, and encourages DIY experiments in various sciences. Its core aim is practical learning, engaging schools, science exhibitions, celestial observations, community screenings, and career awareness programmes. Presently operating in Yamunanagar and Nuh districts, it collaborates with Government schools, following planned routes, inaugurated by Haryana's Chief Minister in 2016, and previously impacting over 35,000 students in Karnal district.

  • How and Why Monthly Lecture Programme

    The organisation hosts a regular Monthly Lecture Series, commencing from April 7, 2012, tackling diverse scientific topics crucial for public awareness. Every month, on a Saturday, it conducts lectures focusing on significant scientific and technological issues. With themes encompassing Mathematics' hidden presence, food sustainability, technology's societal impact, and future advancements in artificial intelligence and genomics, these lectures engage the community in thought-provoking discussions. The organisation covers a vast array of subjects, from environmental conservation to historic scientific milestones, aiming to educate and spark curiosity among the public.

  • Sky Watch Events Programme

    The Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) conducts Sky-Watch events, aiming to stimulate curiosity about astronomy and science. Utilizing professional telescopes, it hosts public viewings of rare celestial occurrences. These events have taken place in Chandigarh and Karnal, featuring events like partial solar eclipses, planetary conjunctions, lunar phenomena, and live telecasts of celestial events like solar eclipses. Professors and experts have also shared insights, such as 'From Galileo to James Webb Space Telescope: The Forward March of Astronomy,' providing engaging sessions to broaden public understanding and interest in astronomical phenomena.

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    Mobile Science Laboratory Programme

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 5515
    • 2019-20 1989
    • 2020-21 6366

Leadership Team

  • Dharam Vir


  • Prof. Arun K Grover

    Vice - President

  • Prof. Keya Dharamvir

    General Secretary

  • Prof. N Sathyamurthy


  • Er. M.L. Garg


  • Prof. Rajni Bhalla

    Joint Secretary


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  • Headquarters

    #229, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector-4, Panchkula, 134114


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