The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai (India) has now tied up with many schools to enhance high school science education in the country.
T S Natrajan of IIT-Chennai stated that though IIT has introduced a number of initiatives like the National Programme on Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) to enhance the quality of engineering education in the country by developing curriculum based video and web courses. The new 'Science Enrichment Program' is the first direct initiative of the institute to improve school education. Under this new programme, IIT Chennai will provide consultancy and develop Science Enrichment Program for classes Five to Twelve in Physics and Chemistry. This will include planning and developing problem based worksheets and activities which will make science fun and easy for children.