INSPIRE Awards- Manak Online nominations,Registrations Guidelines, Action plan

INSPIRE AWARDS MANAK Online nominations, Registrations Guidelines and Action plan. Schools one time registrations and online nominations instructions, Inspire Schools registrations, Inspire awards Online nominations, Implementation of INSPIRE AWARDS MANAK Scheme. SCERT Telangana, Rc.No.440, Dated:29-12-2016, Sub: O/o SCERT, TS, Hyderabad - Implementation of INSPIRE AWARDS MANAK Scheme - certain guidelines and plan of action for one time registrations and online nominations and in organization of Maths and Science activities in the districts - Reg. Ref: Procdgs of Director, SCERT, R. CNo. 440/Sci/SCERT-TS/2016, Dt. 17-11-2016 & 01-12-2016.

INSPIRE Awards,Manak,Online nominations,Registrations Guidelines, Action plan

The attention of all the District Educational Officers in the state is invited to the subject cited that the SCERT has conducted one day District Science Officers meeting on 27th December, 2016, to review the implementation of various Science and Mathematics related activities conducted at the school level and at the district level. The review also comprises of one time registration and online nominations of INSPIRE Awards- Manak by the schools in the districts. In the review it is noticed that as on date only 15 schools from entire State were registered through online This reflects the lack of seriousness and preparedness of the District administration towards one time registration and online nominations of the Inspire awards scheme.

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Keeping in view of the situation, the DEOs are requested to bestow their personal attention towards registration of schools and online nominations' for Inspire awards which commenced from 1st December, 2016 and ends on 28th February, 2017. In this connection certain guidelines and plan of Action has been prepared by Department of Mathematics and Sciences, SCERT for registering and online nominations of Inspire awards by the schools and also the conduct of various activities pertaining to Science and Mathematics at school level and at district level.

Further the DEOs are requested to send the action plan of respective district and measures taken for effective implementation of Inspire award scheme and on the following aspects.
• Registration and online nominations of INSPIRE AWARDS
• Nomination of DSOs (wherever not yet nominated)
• Status of District Science centres and District Science Museums
• Reorganization / opening of District Science centres and District Science museums
• Availability of funds for District Science Museums
• Submission of bills and vouchers related to Inspire award and reports pertaining to DLEPCs
• Constitution of DRGs in Maths and Sciences and other subjects

Some useful points:
A. Nominate your school students for INSPIRE Awards 2016-17:
1. First visit the website for School One tiem registration...
2. Complete your school one time registration OTR in above web site in school authority ...
( If already registered ignore OTR ,if forgot your password etc.,then only you create New OTR for your school)
3. After the approval of District get an email.

B. Students nomination for INSPIRE Awards 2016-17:
1. UPS level 6th class one,7th class one  and High schools 6th to 10th each class one nomination only.
2. Submit  students project or exhibit .
3. Along with  synopsis in the form of pdf or word format.
Note: 1. Already OTR completed schools can directly fill nomination of  their students.
2. All the schools can nominate their students for INSPIRE AWARDS 2016-17.

Inspire award name changed as INSPIRE MANAK AWARDS:
INSPIRE Awards- Manak Online nominations,Registrations Guidelines, Action plan

SCERT Guidelines and Plan of Action:
Guide lines & Plan of Action at District level for Implementation of Inspire Award - Manak Scheme and Mathematics and Science Activities in the District.
• Out of 31 districts only in 26 districts the DSOs are nominated by DEOs. Rest of the five districts viz. Sirsilla, KamaReddy, Suryapet, Kothaguem, Ngarkurnool, the DSOs are yet to be nominated. Steps shall be taken nominate the DSOs in the said districts.
• Steps to be taken to create awareness among the student community and the Science teachers on the scope of Inspire award scheme towards pursuit of creative Science as a career (Refer the brochure, guidelines available in the website of Inspire awards)
• To orient the Science teachers of Upper Primary and Secondary schools in the District working under different managements (Govt, local bodies, Residential schools under different managements; TS model schools, KGBVs, Aided, Private aided, CBSE, KVs, Navodaya Vidyalayas)through different means i.e face to face orientation, social networking (wattsapp, facebook, website, email), media, subject forums, school complex meetings for fresh online registrations of Inspire award scheme by 28th February, 2017 @ 5 nominations at Secondary stage and 2-nominations at UP level by every school.
• The orientation programme may be organized for nominations of students with science teacher who have keen interest in developing the exhibits and projects and with computer knowledge and internet browsing skills may be invited from each UP and Secondary school. If the teacher does not have computer knowledge, another teacher having computer knowledge may accompany the science teacher.
• To maximize the selection of nominations of Inspire awards, the DEOs and the DSOs should sensitize the guide teachers in selection of the theme and its write-up. The write-up should clearly talk about the project / Exhibit, its aim and objective, methodology (procedure and process), explanation, and its functional use. The theme/title of the project should reflect the originality and creativity of the student ideas.

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• Instructions to the School HM/ Science teachers to write the write up in English language in word form or Pdf form.
• To ensure the selection at the entry level, wider discussion with other teachers/experts/mentors may be considered on the write up prepared by the student and guide teacher. After thorough vetting of write-up, it may be uploaded in the official website of Inspire awards.
• For improvement of Quality Exhibits at district level, state level and to maximizes the chances of selection for top 60 exhibits at National level for National awards, the guide teachers and the students have to undergo the multiple rounds of interactive sessions with the subject experts, research institutes, higher education institutions available in the districts, or in the neighbouring districts for refinement of the project / exhibit. The DEOs and DSOs may take lead in arranging such interactive sessions at the district level. Further they may tag with any Institutes / Individuals for mentoring the project prepared by the students.
• The services of identified mentors by Department of Science and Technology, GOI located in Telangana State may also be utilized for refinement of projects/exhibits at different levels.
• At the District level, the DSO and the APO working in the DEO office may be entrusted to forward the application at the State level and to attend the enquiries of the teachers in the district with regard to INSPIRE nominations.
• An exclusive section may be allocated in the DEO office to monitor the Inspire programme and other Science & Mathematics activities in the district.
• The DEOs and DSOs shall evince keen interest, work with vision, a pragmatic long and short term approach in conduct of activities, competitions related to science and maths; Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyaan (RAA) programme at different levels in the district.
• The DSOs should be role model and should be resourceful enough to support and to guide the guide teachers and students in developing the exhibits and projects for Inspire awards and other activities.
• A calendar of mathematics and science activities shall be prepared at district level and shall be communicated to all schools within the district. A copy of the calendar of activities shall be communicated to SCERT by 15th January, 17. Similarly action plan may be prepared at district level and shall be submitted to SCERT by 8th of January, 2017 with respect to mobilization of schools for online nomination of Inspire awards in the district.
• The DEOs shall conduct bi-monthly review meetings with DSO, concerned sectoral officers of SSA & RMSA on progress of activities related to Mathematics and Science in the district including Inspire award scheme. The minutes of the meeting and decisions may be communicated to SCERT time to time.
• The DEOs are free to take decisions on effective implementation of the said activities, improvement in classroom processes in teaching of science and maths at all levels and improvement of academic performance in mathematics and sciences.
• As the appraisal system is weak in many districts, periodical bi-monthly reports shall be submitted to the SCERT on the activities of mathematics and science in the district.
• A plan may be drawn at the district level in conduct of National Science day on 28th February in the schools with various activities and also at different levels.
• It is observed that the District Science centres in the erstwhile districts are dysfunctional except in Karimnagar and Mahabubnagar. In this connection the DEOs are requested to examine the status of District Science centres in the district and take measures to re-activate the District science centres which were existing in the erstwhile districts as well as in the newly formed districts. Steps may be taken to identify the centres preferably in DIETs or is any other Government school/Aided school with good accommodation, accessibility and availability of lab facilities.
• The following table indicates the status of District Science museums and District Science centres in erstwhile Districts :
District Science Museum Science centre Remarks
Hyderabad Not positioned Defunct, exists in GBHS, Sultanbazar.
R.R. dist Not positioned Defunct, exists in ZPHS, Vikarabad.
Medak Not positioned Functioning, yet to be fully equipped. Located in Old DRD campus, bypass road, Sangareddy. 8 lakh rupees were released by District collector under CBF.
Nizambad Not positioned Non-functional, Exists in Boys Junior college, Quila, Nizambad
Adilabad Not positioned Non functional; now the premises has been converted into ITDA guest house
Karimnagar Functioning Functioning Both are in the DCEB campus, Opp. Bus stand, karimnagar
Warangal Not positioned Non functional GGHS, Laskar Bazar,

Khammam Not positioned but 44 lakhs rupees was allocated (as per the DSO information) Non functional Science center Located in GHS Nayabazar, The building now it is occupied by BC Welfare Office
Nalgonda Not positioned Non-functional, location of the Dist Science center is to be ascertained. Budget was allocated under DPEP prog.
Mahbubnagar Functioning at Pillamarri, Mahbubnagar Functioning in the same building of Science museum

• The DEOs working in erstwhile districts are requested to trace the funds given under DPEP/SSA for establishment of Science museums in the district. The details of the funds shall be furnished to the SCERT by 15th January, 2017 for taking further course of action for establishment of museums in the districts.
• The DEOs shall take necessary steps for Constitution of District Resource Group (DRGs) in the districts in Mathematics and Sciences and in other subjects. In this regard a Press note may be given by respective DEOs inviting the Science Teachers to send their application along with the profile for constitution of DRG. A committee may be constituted at district level to short list the candidates and send the selected list to the SCERT for further screening. The entire process should be completed by 20th January, 2017.
• Submission of bills and vouchers for the expenditure incurred for conduct and participation of DLEPC and SLEPC by respective DEOs shall be done immediately.

SCHOOL Level Online nominations,Registrations:
One time registrations:
• Enter INSPIRE URL : in any web browser
• Click on School Authority button
• Click on for one time registration
• Click online mode
• Fill in the relevant details in the page and fields marked with * are compulsory.
• Then click save and next
• You will get a unique application number to you mail ID after successful filling of the registration form.
• Remember of mail ID and password is must.
• click on forward for approval button
• Then click on to proceed.
• Please generate the acknowledgement for reference.
• Email notification will trigger to the mail address with your use ID and to create a password you will get a link (URL).
• With the copy & paste of link in new tab and set your password to login
• Then click save button
• The new password should be at least 6 characters including combination of alphabets and numeric.
• Those who are enrolling for first time for online registration, they have to remember the following aspects:
  o Phone No. of the HM/Science teacher
  o User ID
  o Password.
  o The above items should be recorded in the register or in the file meant for Inspire.

Online nominations
After registration, the guide teacher and the student should prepare the write up indicating the theme of the project/exhibit, aims and objective of the exhibit, working principle, conceptual frame work, functional value. The write up may be shared with other science teachers, subject experts available in neighbourhood areas. The idea is to have wider consultation for grooming the ideas and improving it. The write up may be made DTP in English language in the word or pdf form and may be uploaded in the website of Inspire awards.
• After setting the password go to home page and to login to click here
• Click icon forward nomination to DA
• Click on students nomination button
• Then open school dash board button
• After filling all the information the format press view & edit button if user wants to edit the particulars of the students.
• After editing click on forward application.
• Note :
o students bank details are compulsory for DBT.
o Uploading students photo, Aadhar Number
o Uploading write-up in word or pdf format is mandatory.

Last date of submission of Student Nominations for Inspire Awards MANAK is extented to 15th March 2017.
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