What is Jignyasa

'Jignyasa' is the Sankskrit word for CURIOSITY. Jignyasa began in 2011 with the objective of enhancing students’ curiosity and creativity through s'ience projects and model making. It serves as a platform for students to exhibit their knowledge and to share their passion for science by interacting with large audiences across the state. Jignyasa is an annual competition which has been monumental in the enhancement of science at the school level over the last five years. We now aim to push the boundaries of Jignyasa beyond model making to promote children to research and innovate! The Jignyasa platform allows children to talk about their projects and models to massive audiences, thereby promoting for peer-to-peer teaching and learning and hence improving children’s confidence and leadership abilities.

Who can participate?

  • Higher Primary School Students
  • High School Students
  • Teachers at both these levels

From the Founder

Let me welcome you to the world of Aah! Aha! Ha-Ha!
Agastya's mission is "to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and instill confidence" in economically disadvantaged children and government schoolteachers by bringing innovative hands-on science education and peer –to –peer learning to government schools and villages across India.
Agastya's goal is to stimulate the Aah! Aha! Ha-Ha! experience in children, teachers and communities through hands – on, experiential learning methods. Aah! Using simple, counterintuitive experiements, models, stories and discussion to create surprise, delight, enthusiasm and joy in learning. Aha! Promoting enquiry, experimentation, exploration, participation and hands-on interaction through kinesthetic, activity and project based learning to generate inspiration, recongnition, comprehension and creative insight. Ha-HA! Reliving fear and anxiety, ingraining information, improving retention, boosting performance and increasing motivation through fun and humor.
'Jignyasa' empowers children and gives them an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. I wish you all the best!

Mr. Ramji Raghavan
Founder & Chairman, Agastya International Foundation

Supported by




Dr. N. H. Ayachit

It transforms lives !

Mr. Rajeev Vikamshi

A movement to spark CURIOSITY and spread CREATIVITY

Mr. Shivanand Hombal

Thinkers of today are the pathfinders of tomorrow !

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