Science for Rural India (SFRI) is a group originated in 2016 by the students of Indian Institute of Science with the primary motive of creating scientific curiosity and helping students, particularly from rural parts of India. The group is involved in spectrum of activities physical science outreach at rural schools around Bangalore, event ‘Kids Zone’ at Open Day IISc, scientific content creation and its regional language translation, PANIndia networking among several outreach groups, ‘Mental Health Awareness’ program, and a talk series ‘Nurturing buds’ for science popularization. SFRI continuously strives to bring awareness about the need for science outreach in rural areas among the students at IISc and other premier institutes (in the future) who are the future of our society.

SFRI-PMRF TAship: March-July 2023

  • PMRF candidate can opt for Science for Rural India (SFRI) outreach program as an option for the fulfilment of the TA ship only for one semester in the tenure of the fellowship.
  • Once registered with SFRI, the duration for the TA ship will be for the entire semester. The certificate of participation/completion of the TA ship will be awarded upon its successful completion.

SFRI-PMRF TAship: Deliverables

  1. Content creation: One activity with experimental model OR two activities without experimental model.
    • Creation of the content explaining scientific content aligned with the NCERT textbook activities (activities will be identified by SFRI).
    • Experimental model (if any) must be made with readily-available things.
    • The overall content will be a presentation supported by a video/animation explaining the concept.
    • The voiceover of the content should be made in two languages- English and candidate’s mother tongue/Hindi.
  2. PMRF candidate will be asked to participate in at least one physical/digital outreach session planned by SFRI.

SFRI-PMRF TAship Strategy

  • PMRF Nodal institutes included for the TA ship: IISc Bengaluru, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Dharwad.
  • Duration: March 2023 to July 2023 (required working hours for TA ship will be completed)
  • Enrolment/Registration: By filling up a form (link given below). Form to be filled from 1 March 2023 10 am to 6 March 2023 11:59 pm.
  • Number of candidates to be enrolled: Maximum 20 candidates from IISc and maximum 10 from each aforementioned IITs. The selection of the candidates will be based on their responses to the form.
  • All relevant details will be put on SFRI webpage.

SFRI TAship Activity Timeline

Activity Tentative Deadline
01/03/2023 to 06/03/2023
Confirmation of participation to be sent to the selected PMRF candidates
Selection of topics/activities by PMRF candidates
09/03/2023 to 12/03/2023
Content creation through continuous monitoring
12/03/2023 to 31/05/2023
Submission and revision of the content
01/06/2023 to 30/06/2023
Voiceover and final content
Certification of the PMRF candidate for completion of the project

Note: The assignment of the activities will be done to meet the requirements for the TA duties of a PMRF candidate.

To register for SFRIPMRF TA ship for MarchJuly 2023, please fill the form using the link or scan the QR code:

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