DR. A.S. RAO AWARDS COUNCIL
(A Voluntary Organization formed to Spot and Nurture Talent in Science)
The aim of school education is reduced to one of the obtaining good marks leading to our emphasis on bookish knowledge. It was felt that an independent voluntary organization could provide suitable direction to enthusiastic and talent student. Thus, a non-profit voluntary society under the DR. A.S RAO AWARD COUNCIL was founded in 1988 (registered in 1989) in the name of first MD of ECIL, Hyderabad.
The aims of council are:
1. To spot and nurture talented students, and
2. To promote excellence in teaching science and mathematics
The council conducts a unique yearly Science Talent Search Examination (STSE) to spot talent in high school students. As part of nurturing the talented students, the council organizes a week long residential science workshop (RSW) for the awardees of 9th standard, free of cost to the participants, in April-May. Each participant does project work, writes a report and makes an oral presentation. This helps the participants develop initiative, to innovate and to critically analyze the experimental data. Participant are exposed to lectures-demonstrations on diverse topics by senior faculty drawn from universities and committed educational industries.
The council recognized the great need to help science teachers from schools in rural and semi-urban areas to cope up with the upgraded syllabi. The council focused its efforts through CETSAM (Capacity Enhancement of Teachers in Science and Mathematics) to help physical science and mathematics teacher of govt. schools in Mahaboobnagar District with active cooperation of the erstwhile (Govt. of Andhra Pradesh) Sir Ratan Tata Trust Funded this project (2005-09). In July 2014, the council on its own organized and conducted a similar 2 day CETSAM in Bhimavaram.
Significance of Dr. A.S. Rao
Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao (1914-2003) was the founding Managing Director of Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad.
Shri Rao was a physicist by training, but studied later Electrical Engineering to Stanford University. He was associated with Dr. Homi Bhabha, the well-known nuclear scientist. Shri Rao helped build our country’s first atomic reactor, Apsara, based on ‘self-reliance’. Shri Rao was closely involved in formulating policies for development of electronics in the country.
Shri Rao was conferred Honoaray Doctorate by Andhra University. Shri Rao was also recipient of Padmshri and Padma Bhushan awards.
Magnificent Achievement from our Students
Our students secured ranks in DR. A.S. RAO Exams
Our students qualified in the first & second level in DR. A.S. RAO Exams