Grant-in-aid to the Puducherry Council for Science &
Technology (PCS&T) for operation and maintenance and
establishment of Planetarium, Science Park in Puducherry
and Karaikal respectively and also to strengthen the
Council for carrying on going / new activities.
Grant- in - aid to the research projects on identified
S&T thrust areas.
Partial financial assistance for conduct of
International/National conferences / Seminars /
workshops on S&T topics.
Travel Grant to Research Scholars to attend
international workshops / conference.
Setting up / upgradation of science labs in Govt.
schools ( to be done for colleges also).
Celebration of important days of scientific significance
in the U.T. of Puducherry.
Presentation of Best Science Student Awards.
Organizing the Science Tours for the benefit of
Science popularization/education programmes for the
benefit of students.
Dr. Abdul Kalam Science Center and Planetarium was
inaugurated on 03.05.2015
Has two exhibition halls viz., Marine Biology and Fun
Science Galleries with over 100 exhibits.
Marine Biology Gallery houses exhibits on marine -
ecology, diversity, resources, threats, tourism and it
is the only one of its kind in India.
Fun Science Gallery is completely interactive in nature.
The Planetarium is fully digitalized and automated.
Planetarium shows are in Tamil and English
Over 70,000 visitors have visited till date.