KOUSHAL

Bharatiya Vijnana Mandali, is conducting KOUSHAL a Science talent test covering all Government/ Zilla Parishad Schools in Andhra Pradesh. KOUSHAL-2018 received huge response from students from every corner of the Andhra Pradesh. Keeping in view of the interest & scientific tempo of students we are planning to take this science movement this year also.

IMPORTANCE OF THE KOUSAL FOR THE STUDENTS

Koushal is a unique platform for school children, especially those who are from government schools to explore, learn and compete in the field of science. This is a flagship competitive program organized by Bharatiya Vijnana Mandali that delivers challenging experience and ignites the young minds of Andhra Pradesh. KOUSHAL encourages the children to reason critically, solve problems with team spirit and make them discover the Indian contribution to the world in the field of science and technology. Koushal mainly helps to boost confidence and enable the rural students of Andhra Pradesh to realize their optimum potential.

OBJECTIVES OF KOUSHAL PROGRAM

  • To create a platform to explore rural Talent and to encourage the best scientific minds.
  • To inculcate scientific tempo and to encourage them to take up research careers in science.
  • To instil sportive and competitive spirit among children.
  • To enlighten students on Indian Contribution in the field of Science and Technology.
  • To enlighten students on flagship programs of State& Central Govts on Water Conservation, Environmental Protection, Swachh Bharat & Organic farming.

METHODOLOGY AND RULES FOR THE KOUSHAL PROGRAM

Level 1: School Level Competition (Selection for Quiz & Poster)
  • A School co-ordinator can select the good students for both quiz and poster presentation for participating at district level. For quiz a three-member team comprising of 8th, 9th and 10th classes (One from each Class) and for poster up to two students (for two themes) from 8th & 9th classes. If the school coordinator wishes to conduct written exam at school level for selecting the QUIZ team, the question paper will be sent to school coordinator’s email ID on his/her request.
Level 2: District Level Competition (Selection for Quiz & Poster)
  • Screening test (Written) of objective type will be conducted for a duration of 30 minutes at district level and the 36 selected teams will be appearing for the preliminary round of the quiz. Out of which 6 teams will be selected for final round of quiz .
  • Quiz Competition Cash Awards: 1st : 5000/-, 2nd : 3000/-, 3rd : 2000/-
  • Poster Competition Cash Awards: 1st: 3000/-, 2nd: 2000/-, 3rd: 1000/-
Level 3: State Level Competition (Selection for Quiz & Poster)
  • Top Two teams selected in District level from each District shall be allowed for the State Level Koushal Competition.
  • Quiz Competition will be conducted in two rounds: Preliminary Round and Final Round.
  • Preliminary Round of Quiz will be conducted for teams of all districts.
  • Final Quiz will be conducted for the top six teams selected from preliminary Round.
  • Poster Competition will be conducted for Top three students of each district.
  • Top Three Teams in Quiz and Top three Students in Poster Competition will get Cash Awards.
  • Quiz Competition Cash Awards: 1st: 10000/- 2nd: 7500/- 3rd: 5000/-
  • Poster Competition Cash Awards: 1st: 5000/- 2nd: 3000/- 3rd: 2000/-
  • All the participants should follow the competition rules at the venue. Quiz will be conducted using Digital Projectors. The decision of the quiz-master will be final and will not be subjected to any change.

REGISTRATION

  • No registration fee. All Schools can be registered by entering into www.bvmap.org site.

SYLLUBUS for QUIZ

  • KOUSHAL questionnaire will be from AP State Board syllabus, and 80% of the questions will be from Mathematics, Physical Science and Biological Science syllabus (upto October) of 8th, 9th and 10th Standard. Remaining 20 % of the questions will be on “Indian Contributions to Science.”.

THEMES FOR POSTER PRESENTATION

  • Swachch Bharat
  • Climate change
  • Water Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Contemporary Agriculture
  • Alternative to Plastic
Advisors
Sl.No. Name Designation
1. Sri B. Pratap Reddy Director, SCERT
2. Dr GPS Murthy Chief Scientist, NIO,Vskp
3. Dr G Krishna Kumar Scientist , NSTL
4. Prof GRK Sastry NIT, T P Gudem
5. Dr Duggaraju Srinivasa Rao Retd Principal
6. Sri AVVS Kamaraju Retd GGM, ONGC
7. Sri K Dasapathi Rao Retd DyEO
State Coordinator
Sl.No. Name Designation Mobile Number District e-Mail ID
1. Y. Raveendra SA (BS) 9989454749 West Godavari yraveendra@hotmail.com
Regional Coordinators (State Co-Coordinator)
Sl.No. Name Designation Mobile Number District e-Mail ID
1. Pudi Venkata Prasad SA (PS) 9963922087 Nellore pudi579@gmail.com
2. A. Punnayya SA (BS) 9491326592 Srikakulam kalyanipunnam@gmail.com
3. V. Kumarbabu SA (Eng) 9491342263 Kurnool kmrbabuv@gmail.com
District Coordinators
Sl.No. Name Designation Mobile Number District
1. S.V. Madhubabu SA (PS) 9441050024 Srikakulam
2. D. Chandrasekhar SA (Mat) 9493313271 Vizianagaram
3. M.P.Srinivasa Rao SA (PS) 8341695333 Visakhapatnam Urban
4. Inala Apparao SA (PS) 9959671927 Visakhapatnam Rural
5. S. Srinivas SA (PS) 8179518749 East Godavari
6. G Visweswara Rao SA (BS) 9676263644 West Godavari
7. P. Satish Kumar SA (Hin) 8143884811 Krishna
8. T. Koti Reddy Retd.HM 9963014954 Guntur
9. G. Nivedita SA (BS) 9963813856 Prakasham
10. R.R.S Prasad SA (PS) 9502607875 PSR Nellore
11. D. Dhanamjayulu SA (PS) 7032889880 Chittoor
12. K.V. Vijaya Mohana Reddy SA (PS) 9440507133 YSR Kadapa
13. K.V. Subba Reddy SA (BS) 9948605546 Kurnool
14. J. Madana Mohan Reddy SA (PS) 9492751586 Anantapuram
Academic Team
Sl.No. Name Designation District
1. Dr TSVS SN Murthy SA(Maths) East Godavari
2. U Lakshmana Suri Lecturer in Physics Krishna
3. D V Subba Naidu SA(PS) Kadapa
4. P L Phani Kumar SA(SS) East Godavari
5. A V Sudhakar SA(PS) Nellore
6. S Mohana Rao SA(BS) East Godavari
7. D Chandra Sekhar SA(Maths) Vizianagaram
8. P Umesh Kumar SA(PS) Srikakulam