Local Chapters

The local chapters engage in the following range of activities:

  1. Celebration of Science Day- lectures, seminars, exhibition
  2. Awards, etc. for greater motivation in science
  3. Organizing science quiz among college students
  4. Sending as many students as possible for Minaxi Lalit Science Awards
  5. Setting up merit-cum-need based scholarships for science students
  6. Taking up science centres- community or school- to be established in the Chapters surrounding area
  7. Adopting of school/schools for improvement of science education including for students and teachers of the school.

GSA has established local chapters in Vadodara, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Patan, Bhavnagar and Surat.

Vadodara Local Chapter

PresidentProf. B. B. Chattoo 
Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre
Faculty of Science,M.S.University of Baroda
Vadodara, 390002.
SecretaryProf. Arun Pratap
Applied Physics Department
Faculty of Technology & Engineering
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Vadodara 390001, Gujarat, INDIA
Ph. :+91-265-2434188 Extn. 211
Fax: +91-265-2423898,(M) +91-9998799918
e-mail: apratapmsu@yahoo.com
TreasurerDr. Nilesh Bhatt
Associate Professor, Department of Geology, 
Faculty of Science, Vadodara -390002
Phone: (R) 0265-2226088, (O)
0265-2785560, (M) 9825334817
email : nilesh_geol@yahoo.com;

V V Nagar Local Chapter

PresidentProf Datta Madamwar
Professor & Dean 
Dept of Biosciences
Sardar Patel University  
Vallabh Vidyanagar
Cell No: 9825686025
E-mail : datta_madamwar@yahoo.com
SecretaryDr Ujjval Trivedi
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biosciences
Sardar Patel University
Vallabh Vidyanagar-388120
Cell No: 9428489159
TreasurerProf K C Patel
Dept. of Biosciences
Sardar Patel University
Vallabh Vidyanagar-388120
Cell No: 
Office addressC C Patel Community Science Center, Nr University Circle,
Sardar Patel University,
Vallabh Vidyanagar
Phone: 2692-230603

Patan Local Chapter 

President Dr. S. A. Bhatt, 
Prof. & Head, 
Dept. of Life Sciences, 
HNGU, Patan 382 265
email : sabhatt9@gmail.com, shreyas_bhatt@yahoo.co.in
Secretary Dr. J. J. Vora, 
Prof. & Head, Dept. of Chemistry, 
HNGU, Patan
Treasurer Dr. Nishith Dharaiya, 
Dept. of Life Sciences, 
HNGU, Patan
Phone: (R) (02766)-221652, (O) (02766)-220932 ext 381
email:    nadharaiya@gmail.com 

Local Chapter Activities – A report

  1. Minaxi Lalit award: The prestigious all Gujarat MINAXILALIT SCENCE TEST-2015 for the UG and PG ( BSc and MSc-MPhil) students was conducted by Gujarat Science Academy, on Sunday 18th  Jan 2015 at 11:00am to 12:15pm. It is matter of pride that maximum numbers of students are always appearing from the Vallabh Vidyanagar center. This year also about 900 students appeared for the examination.
  2. Physics Essay Competition : Organized by CSC, GSA (VVN) and IAPT July 4,2015
    A joint program of physics essay competition was organized by CSC (SPU), GSA (VVN) and Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT – Gujarat region) for higher secondary and college students, on July 4, 2015. The year 2015 is being observed as international year of light and light based technologies in short IYL – 2015. The program arranged at CSC on July 4th was actually an interactive question-answer session on the theme of ‘light in our lives, in physics and in technologies’. Participating students from schools and colleges in Anand and V V Nagar were asked to bring an essay written by them on the above topic. About 45 students and a few teachers attended the program, while almost all students brought their essays. Prof. K.N. Joshipura gave a ppt-Talk on the theme of light and also conducted a question-answer session. There was a very good response from all the participants, particularly since in their daily routine, students are busy with tuitions and examinations and they never get opportunity to satisfy their curiosity. The essay entries received were passed on to the expert Dr. Tarun Trivedi of Bhavan’s college Dakor. We found unfortunately that there is ‘copy-and-paste’ tendency i.e. the students simply adopt and use the material from the internet sources like Google, and originality is lacking. However, after assessment, 15 entries were selected for encouraging the students to go for the National Competition on Essay Writing in Physics NCEWP, organized by the IAPT on the same topic. The top 5 entries amongst them were selected for awarding prizes. The prize distribution was held on July 29, as a part of the meeting of Principals and physics teachers of CVM institutions. The prizes were given away by Dr. Shantibhai G. Patel, the first Hon. Director of the CSC and retired professor of physics, SPU. The toper students who received prizes were from RPTP higher secondary science complex, V and C Patel school, I. B. Patel English School of Vidyanagar, and D. N. High school of Anand. The selected 15 students were asked to modify and edit their essays and final entries were submitted to NCEWP-2015. Thus organizing a joint program by CSC, GSA and IAPT was a successful experiment.
    Finally, it may also be noted that CSC-SPU is a coordinating centre for IAPT voluntary examination for the Schools in Anand and V V Nagar. The examinations, called National Science Examinations conducted for higher secondary students are in the subject of physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy while junior science Olympiad test is conducted for 10th standard students.
  3. Dr Vikram Sarabhai Vaktrutva spardha: Jointly organized with Sanskar Mandal and CSC on 31st December, 2015

A Science elocution competition for students of 9th 10th 11th is being organized since last 35 years. The topic of competition this year was INDIA IN DIGITAL AND MOBILE-PHONE AGE; IS IT A BOON OR A BANE?  વક્તૃત્વ સ્પર્ધા નો વિષય:- ડિજીટલ અને મોબાઇલ-ફોનના યુગમાં ભારત; લાભદાયી કે હાનિકારક ?! Two participants each from 18 schools alongwith their teachers participated in this whole day event. The event started with written quiz, hands on experimentation session, visit to CSC Lunch followed by oral presentations. About 100 students from nearby schools were among the audience during presentations