Swadeshi Science Movement (SSM), the Kerala Chapter of Vijnana Bharati, New Delhi is a science movement that aims to popularize and propagate science at all levels. SSM inter-alia organises programmes such as Sastra Pratibha Matsaram (SPM) and Face to Face interactions with eminent scientists for the benefit of students in Kerala.
Initiated in 1999, Sastra Pratibha Matsaram is a unique science talent contest that aim to popularize the Indian contributions to science among students in Kerala. SPM has been well received by the students and teachers of Kerala right from its inception. All through these years, it has become a grand event that has a participation of over 20000 students. Following its success, similar talent search contests are being held at 25 Indian States and the United Arab Emirates. Eminent Scientists and academicians like our Hon’ble Former President (Late) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. G. Madhavan Nair (Former Chairman, ISRO), Dr. Anil Kakodkar (Former Scientific Advisor to PM), Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai (Former Chairman, KSCSTE), Prof. Yash Pal (Former UGC Chairman) and Dr. Vijay. P. Bhatkar (Chairman, Governing Council, IIT) are among those who have guided our venture. SPM is strongly supported by the Govt. of India, Govt. of Kerala, news media, public and private enterprises.
We are proud to announce the launch of the 18 th edition of Sastra Pratibha Matsaram. This year SPM is supported by Vigyan Prasar and NCERT (Govt. of India).