Dr. Homi Bhabha Balvaidnyanik Spardha is truly the highlight of M.S.T.A.'s achievements. This competition was started in 1981 in Marathi medium for students studying in 6th and 9th standard from Mumbai region with only 250 participants.
M.S.T.A is proud to announce that in this year nearly 50000 students from 6th and 9th standard appeared for this contest from all over Maharashtra in English, Marathi medium.
The other regular activities of M.S.T.A. are as follows:-
To arrange workshops and training programs for students and teachers for enhancing science education as per requirement.
To help the Education Dept. in organizing orientation programs for science teachers such as orientation for the new syllabus, innovative methods of teaching etc.
To provide assistance in the evaluation and execution of various science activities, such as science exhibition, nature club, science club, science fare, etc.
To visit and introduce to our students science institutions, such as, [Science Educational trips]
a) Nehru Science Centre
b) Nature Information Centre
c) Nehru Planetarium d) AYUKA
e) IISER f) Bajaj Science Center Wardha
g) Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education h) TIFR i) BARC
To make student aware about environment conservation through various activities such as [Environment awareness through Science]
a) Environment Camps
b) Celebration of World environment Day
c) Visits and excursions
e) Organizing ‘SWACHHATA ABHIYAN’ etc at various places (National Parks, Sanctuaries)
Integrated Junior Science Olympiad Training Programme (IJSO) [Olympiad Training]
: The new activity started from 2014 in order to prepare student for integrated Junior Science Olympiad
a) Structure of programme
- It will be a three year integrated programme.
- Programme is designed for 30 Sundays per academic year.
- Training period: 30 Sundays, 4 Hours per Sunday
- Guidance for registration at various stages.
- Theory as well as practical sessions.
- Expert teachers.
- Learning by doing
State level Competition for students and teachers [State Level Competitions]
a) Essay Competition
b) Elocution Competition
c) Poster painting Competition
d) Slogan Competition
e) Poem writing
Science Concepts developing Workshops. [Develop Science concepts for children]
Practical Workshops for students of std. V to VII [Practical workshops]
Science enrichment Camps for winners of Balvaidnyanik Competition. [Science Enrichment camps]