July 13, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Chief Minister inaugurates ‘Science Gallery Bengaluru’ complex

Bengaluru, March 18: Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai on Saturday inaugurated the ‘Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB’ building. SGB which was incorporated in 2015 has been functioning as a not-for-profit public institution aiming research-based engagement of young adults between the ages of 15 to 28.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said, the organisation is working as the interface between the human, natural & social sciences, engineering, and arts.
It is a part of the Global Science Gallery
Network pioneered by Trinity College, Dublin, he added.

The building of SGB has been set up as a public-private partnership with a capital grant from the Government of Karnataka. Indian Institute of Science, the National Centre for Biological Sciences and the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology are collaborating as academic partners of SGB.

SGB aims to achieve its mission through community, and mentorship initiatives and public labs complex. SGB’s public lab complex concept is one of its kind in the international network. Shortly (around 7 months) SGB will house 7 experimental spaces of black Box Theatre, Food Lab,
Humanities Lab, Materials Lab, Nature Lab, New Media Lab and Theory Lab.

Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Science & Technology stated that the SGB building has been constructed on the Veterinary College campus in Sanjayanagara in a space of 140,000 sq. ft. The programmes conducted by SGB
will be free and open to the public supported by philanthropic funds, he informed.

SGB has developed learning materials such as Activity Handbooks and
Exhibition-in-a-Box that are being shared with educators across the country, he explained.

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