It was said by a great man that imagination encompasses the whole world. What could be better than nurturing young and curious minds to foster and grow? Muktangan Exploratory, under the umbrella of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, has been working towards this goal since its inception in 1992. Brainchild of Late Prof. V.G. Bhide, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Pune, the Muktangan Exploratory has been at the forefront of innovative science education amongst school children in Pune for the past 30 years and prides itself in igniting passion for science in over 50,000 young minds.
At Muktangan Exploratory we believe that to foster better understanding of nature around us and to stimulate realisation of creative ideas, hands-on experimentation plays an important role. Equipped with laboratories dedicated to Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and design & fabrication facilities, Muktangan Exploratory is an exciting place brimming with curiosity and creativity.
Human beings have been driven by insatiable urge to understand nature and harness the knowledge for betterment of life. Muktangan Exploratory too is driven by a strong sense of developing a learning and innovative culture among young children. Experimenting is learning in its trust form and hence the focus is always on the three core values – Explore, Innovate and Invent.
Being one of its kind centre in the country, Muktangan Exploratory surpasses all norms and gives education a new meaning that aims to groom budding scientists and innovators. The act of Exploration is a process of deep learning, involving curiosity, observation – cornerstones of scientific temperament. Some of the programmes conducted include Science Through Experiments (for students of 5th to 10th standard) which runs throughout the year, Training for the Homi Bhaba Young Scientist Examination Guidance (for students of 6thand9th standard), Summer and Winter Workshops on various topics, Lecture Series, Project Competition, Programmes for Underprivileged Children. Customised programmes are also conducted for schools.
Through the process of Exploration children are encouraged to challenge the boundaries of knowledge, thus embarking on journey of remarkable learning. Innovation is what differentiates a true leader from followers. At Muktangan Exploratory we challenge young children to come up with creative solutions for solving day-to-day problems. Our emphasis is also on development of technical skills and abilities that are just as critical as the idea itself to realise the innovative solutions.
Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre’s Innovation Hub aspires to enable skill development and capability enhancement among children. Special programs designed and conducted by experts having a strong background in Robotics, Engineering and Creative Design are being conducted to achieve this. School students participating in these programs gain a solid foundation in basic skills and essential capabilities which enable them to tackle various challenges in life. This exposure also enables students to discover their latent talent and passions to make suitable life decisions in future. Various activities are conducted at the Innovation Hub through different clubs such as, Electronics Club, Computer Club, Robotics Club, STEM Club, Young Entrepreneur Club.
The Innovation Hub aspires to promote training for mentors in tinkering activities being conducted in various schools. Our facilities and latest equipment allow for training in areas such as Laser-cutting, 3D printing, wood work, mechanical fabrication. 2D/3D design and electronics. Mentors can get trained comprehensively in these areas and get equipped to conduct innovate activities in their respective centres. At Muktangan Exploratory we aim to fuel passion in every mind to invent something of purpose!
Last updated on:07, June, 2022