Indian Institute of Science Bangalore celebrated its centenary in the year 2009. To expand its activities, need for a second campus was felt at that time. Indian Institute of Science has acquired a second campus at Kudapura, Challakere, Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The creation of the second campus has been greatly facilitated by the Government of Karnataka. The campus is located at Kudapura 15 Km from Challakere on the Challakere - Nayakanahatti Road. Kudapura campus is 220 Km away from the Bangalore campus.
The Institute conceived the idea of starting a Talent Development Centre mainly to impart training to science teachers at all levels, to conduct discussion meetings, seminars, winter and summer schools, provide academic and research facilities for the young high school, college, and University students. High School Science Teachers Training Program is considered a priority because it is in the high schools the students are introduced to science. Science education is crucial for the development of our Nation. It is the experience of the Institute that if the teachers are trained, vast number of students gets benefitted for a long period of time.
The primary vision of this program is teaching and training teachers to teach students with passion. Motivating them to have higher level of intellectual activity is more important than just giving lectures to the participating teachers and covering the course syllabus. The hallmark of the IISc academic program is in its rigor, honesty of purpose, simplicity, humility, sincerity, time consciousness, hard work and delivery. It is the research and the research attitude that drives the Institute. If an event is announced in IISc it takes place at the scheduled time. Can we inculcate IISc's culture of learning in these teachers?
Karnataka High School Teachers Training Program Schedule for 2019-20
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UGC Refresher Course Training Programme for Degree College Teachers Teaching in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Life Science and Mathematics from November 22, 2019 to December 12, 2019 (21 days) at IISc in its Challakere campus at Kudapura. There is no registration fee for the course. Free boarding and lodging will be provided. No holiday / break in 21 days. Only one Sunday afternoon will be left free.
One can reach the new campus by road via Bangalore- Tumkur-Sira- Hiriyur on the NH-4 and turn right to Bellary road to Challakere (From Hiriyur to Challakere is 40 Km). With Kudapura is on the Challakere- Nayakanahatti road (From Challakere to IISc campus is 15 Km). It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the new campus by car. Historical Chitradurga fort is just 30 Km away from Challakere.
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