Our Inspiration


May 18-22, 2012, Amritapuri Campus

The Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE @ Amrita) will be conducting the INSPIRE SCIENCE CAMP for class XI, XII students under the guidance of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India, from May 18th to 22nd 2012, at Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus, Amritapuri. Your top science students will get a unique opportunity to learn from and interact eminent scientists and mentors through lectures, projects, competitions and lab visits.

Speaker list


    Nobel Laureate
    Global Institute of Sustainability


    Former Chief Adviser DRDO & Director
    ADE (Aeronautical Development Est) & DARE (Defense Avionics Research Establishment)

  • Dr. Harish Bhat

    Research Scientist
    Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore

  • Dr. VPN Nampoori

    Emeritus Professor
    International School of Photonics Cochin University of Science and Technology

  • Dr. PRG Mathur

    International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), South Indian Regional Centre

  • Prof. P. T. Manoharan

    Ramana Fellow (DST), SAIF (RSIC)
    IIT Chennai, former Vice-Chancellor of Madras University

  • Anish Gopinath

    Control electronics group, Avionics, VSSC, ISRO

  • K Sajeevan

    Kerala State Pollution control board

  • Dr. Kumar Menon

    Center for Digital Health, AIMS

  • Dr. Vinod Gopal

    Nano Science


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Program Schedule

Advisory Committee

  1. Br. Sudeep, Director - Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham.
  2. Dr.Bala Krishnan Sankar, Associate Dean - Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham.
  3. Dr.Bipin Nair, Dean – Amrita School of Bio-Technology.
  4. Dr. Shankaran, Principal - Amrita School of Engineering.
  5. Dr.C. Gopinathan Pillai, Principal - Amrita School Of Arts And Sciences.
  6. Br.Biju Kumar,Chairman - Corporate and Industrial Relations (CIR).
  7. Dr. V.M.Nandakumaran, Professor - Physics, Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham.
  8. Prof.Raghu Raman, Director - Create@Amrita , The Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education.

Workshops and competitions

Hands on workshops and competitions with 10 awards will include:

  • DYE Sensitized solar cell
  • Online Labs for Science Experiments
  • National level Origami workshop
  • Ethical Hacking contest
  • Training on soft skills
  • Lectures related to scientific success stories and the joys of innovations across all science streams
  • Video Demonstrations
  • Round table discussions
  • Experiment sessions
  • Science quiz
  • Aptitude Test for Career Assessment ATCA
  • Competitions with awards

We look forward to seeing your students at the DST INSPIRE Camp 2012


“Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research” (INSPIRE) is an innovative programme launched by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for attraction of talent to science. The main objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the young students of the country the excitement of the creative pursuit of science and to attract talent to the study of science at an early stage.

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Student List

Download Qualified student list here»

Instruction for Students here»

About Us

The Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE) is an educational technology initiative pioneered by Amrita University. CREATE @ AMRITA applies innovative digital solutions to provide accessible and affordable educational technologies for all. We aim to improve the quality of education for all with innovative solutions that integrate research and practice.
Today, the center is funded primarily by research grants from NME ICT, MHRD; Department of IT, MCIT; HP Global Social Innovation etc. which contributes around 80 per cent of our funding.

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How to Apply

Plus one and Plus two science students can apply in the prescribed registration form which is available with your Principal’s office.

Application form can also be downloaded from here»

Duly filled application form countersigned by the principal of the respective school in which the applicant is studying in 11 or 12 STD, along with the attested copy of the class 10 mark statement should be submitted to:

Prof. Prema Nedungadi
Coordinator-INSPIRE CAMP
CREATE @ Amrita, Amritapuri, Clappana PO,
Kollam, Kerala 690525
E-mail: inspire@am.amrita.edu
Fax: 0476-2804411
Mobile: 9446007538


Students of class 11 and 12 in the science stream are eligible to participate in this programme. The selection of the students will be based on the top 1% performers in class 10 board examinations and pursuing science at class 11 and class 12.

Cut off Percentage in Class 10

77% 93% or

NB: Students who have previously participated in DST’s camp will not be eligible to attend this program


The camp is funded by DST INSPIRE programme and is completely free to students. Participating students will be provided with free transportation (pick up and drop off from your school), free accommodation (Hostel facility available to university campus), and food (Breakfast, meals, tea and dinner).