Science Aptitude Developer Programme

Science Aptitude Developer Programme (SADP) is a unique programme developed by St. Berchmans College in 2005. The activities of SADP is widely appreciated by the public and especially hailed by the former President of India His Excellency Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, during his visit to the college and by the UGC – NAAC reaccreditation committee on its visit to the college. By the programme SADP, students are given basic information about science and the vast world of treasures in it. The programme is aimed at attracting more students to the field of basic science.The programme is aimed at high school students, especially students of 9th standard from schools in Kottayam District of Kerala. The students are selected for the SADP programme on the basis of a screening test conducted by the respective schools. The science departments of the college arranges sessions for students on all Saturdays. The students are given basic information on different topics with hands on experience in the laboratory under each subject area. They also get opportunity to visit various research centres of national importance like CUSAT, RGCB, ISRO etc. In addition to this, star watching is also arranged as part of this. Occasionally students are given chances to interact with eminent scientists and resource persons. Besides, scientific awareness programmes are conducted for the parents of the participating students.

In charge:

1. Dr Joe Prasad Mathew (General Co-Ordinator)

2. Dr Shajo Sebastian

3. Dr Joseph Job

4. Dr Shine C Mathew

5. Mr Philip Litto Thomas

6. Dr Bejoy Francis

7. Dr Gijo Jose

8. Dr Cyril Augustine V

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