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: January-May 2024

  • 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 Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Roorkee.
  • Duration: January 2024 to May 2024 (total of 25 hours)
  • Enrolment/Registration: By filling up a form (link given below). Form to be filled from 1 January 2024 10 am to 6 January 2024 11:59 pm.
  • The selection of the candidate will be based on their responses to the form and a short interview, if needed, after the submission of the form.
  • For the short interview (if scheduled), the SFRI panel will assess the interest of the candidate towards SFRI activities.
  • SFRI reserves the right to assign the topic to the candidate based on our depository and redundancy. The topic assigned can be different from the one mentioned by the candidate in the form.
  • All relevant details will be put on the SFRI webpage.

SFRI TAship Activity Timeline

Activity Tentative Deadline
01/01/2024 to 06/01/2024
Interview (optional)
06/01/2024 and 07/01/2024
Confirmation of participation
Confirmation of topics assigned
10/01/2024 to 12/01/2024
Content creation through continuous monitoring
12/01/2024 to 31/03/2024
Submission and revision of the content
01/04/2024 to 30/04/2024
Voiceover and final content
Certification on completion

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 out the form using the link or scan the QR code:

For any queries, please reach out to us at: