Public Communication of S&T in India (PCST) is a fast growing area of legitimate inquiry and gaining the attention of the policy makers and the media equally. The concerted efforts over the years by Governmental and non-governmental agencies, working hands-in-hand have yielded highly encouraging results in defining and consolidating the conceptual framework of PCST in India. Continued efforts like BJGV-89, BJGVJ-92, and campaign built around natural phenomena like eclipses and programme like children science congress and recently concluded "2004 Year of Scientific Awareness" have proved the efficacy of indigenous parallel approach to PCST which is not only decentralized and participatory in nature but low in cost.

The paper highlights and analyzes the development of conceptual framework and parallel approach used for PCST as indigenous model in India.

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Conceptual frame work and parallel approach of pcst – an indian experience

Brinder Kumar Tyagi   Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology, India

Public Communication of S&T in India (PCST) is a fast growing area of legitimate inquiry and gaining the attention of the policy makers and the media equally. The concerted efforts over the years by Governmental and non-governmental agencies, working hands-in-hand have yielded highly encouraging results in defining and consolidating the conceptual framework of PCST in India. Continued efforts like BJGV-89, BJGVJ-92, and campaign built around natural phenomena like eclipses and programme like children science congress and recently concluded "2004 Year of Scientific Awareness" have proved the efficacy of indigenous parallel approach to PCST which is not only decentralized and participatory in nature but low in cost.

The paper highlights and analyzes the development of conceptual framework and parallel approach used for PCST as indigenous model in India.

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