VIJAYAWADA: The Regional Science Centre in the city is all set to house the head office of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology (APCOST).
According to official sources in Hyderabad, the final decision would be taken by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). There are two more RSCs in the state - one at Tirupati and the other at Rajahmundry.
The APCOST regional centre is located on a 5-acre site at Bhavanipuram on the banks of river Krishna. It was set up to promote scientific thinking among the students. It has 85 scientific exhibits on the principles of basic sciences to enhance the scientific understanding of students and the general public. Since its inception, a total number of 1,51,530 students, teachers and others visited the regional centre. Most of the visitors were students from the entire unified state of Andhra Pradesh.
J Dhilleswara Rao, office incharge, RSC, Vijayawada, said, “The monthly programmes are conducted by Education Satellite ‘EduSAT’’, a video conference programme in which the participants can directly interact with scientists sitting in the studio of Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi, to promote all forms of education in our country for students, teachers, women, Anganwadis, tahsildars, health workers and others free of cost.”
“The DST has sanctioned `60 lakh for setting up a 3D theatre at the centre. Since the sanctioned amount is meant for purchasing equipment, we have made proposals for another `70 lakh for the construction of a theatre,” he added.
DST has sanctioned `60 lakh for setting up a 3D theatre at the RSC
Proposals made for another `70 lakh for construction of a theatre