Vigyan Prasar(VP) is an autonomous organisation under Department of Science and Technology. Objectives of VP are to take up large-scale science popularization tasks/activities, to promote and propagate scientific and rational outlook, to act as a resource-cum-facility centre for S&T communication.
VP was established in 1989.
Renewed VP framework
Objectives:
  • To promote and propagate scientific and rational outlook.

  • To act as a resource-cum-facility centre for S&T communication.

  • To take up large-scale science popularization tasks/activities.

  • To develop, disseminate and market a variety of software on S&T popularization in different Indian languages (Audio, Video, Radio, TV, Print, Learning packages, Kits, Toys).

  • Using different media for S&T Communication.

  • Use of new/emerging technologies for S&T Communication.

Vigyan Prasar - A Resource-Cum-Facility Centre:
  • VP is a national resource-cum-facility centre for S&T communication

  • VP strives to adapt, utilize and employ new and emerging technologies for S&T communication / popularization.

  • VP’s emphasis is on development, production, dissemination and marketing of S&T software.

  • VP’s emphasis is on development of a countrywide network for S&T popularization / communication.

  • VP organizes training programmes on use and dissemination of software produced.