Students opting for Science stream declining: Krishna Kumar

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Bangalore, Feb 28 (UNI) Mr S Krishna Kumar, Advisor to the Karnataka Governor, today regretted saying that students opting for Science stream is declining.

Speaking after inaugurating National Science Day celebration organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology here, he said that "Students coming to Science stream is decreasing and it is causing concern both at State and National level".

He said that the programme organised to mark the centenary of Sir C V Raman, the first India to win Nobel Prize, was also aimed at attracting students to the Science subject.

Mr Krishna Kumar called upon Bangalore Bruhut Maha Palike (BBMP) to upgrade infrastructure facility for Science Students studying in Corporation Schools. He also called upon City Corporation to provide additional facility to students opting to pursue higher studies in Science subject.

Indian Institute of Science Director Prof P Balaram in his address said that even if a few students opt to study Science subject it would be a great tribute paid to the Nobel laureate.

Both Mr Krishna Kumar and Prof Balaram distributed prizes to the students who have won in various competition to mark the occasion.

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