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Episteme 2022

About the Program

Episteme 2022, a collaborative effort between Pravaha, Indian Institute of Space, Science, and Technology (IIST) Thiruvananthapuram, and Agastya International Foundation, was a transformative two-week residential program for highly able children, conducted at IIST.

Emphasizing an integrative learning approach, it introduced 36 selected children from across India to the intricacies of Space, Science, Math, and Natural Sciences.

Episteme 2022 offered a rich experience with interactive lectures and lab visits, focusing on Space Science, Math, and Natural Sciences. This program aimed to ignite a passion for scientific exploration and nurture socio-emotional growth, in line with Pravaha’s commitment to holistic learning.

Focus Areas

Space Science and Astrophysics

Exploring the universe and its mysteries.

Advanced Mathematics

Delving into complex mathematical concepts.

Transdisciplinary Integration

Understanding the interplay of various scientific disciplines.

Innovative Research Techniques

Hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs.

Socio-Emotional Learning

Enhancing emotional intelligence and social skills.

Cultural Enrichment

Exposure to Kerala's rich cultural heritage.

Program Activities

Interactive Lectures and Demonstrations

The program included engaging academic sessions led by IIST faculty. Students were introduced to complex concepts through a blend of lectures and practical demonstrations, enhancing their understanding and curiosity.

Visits to Research Labs

Participants explored IIST’s modern space research facilities, gaining first-hand exposure to advanced scientific research and methodologies. The sessions provided a glimpse into the practical aspects of space science.

Observatory and Sky Watching

The program offered unique opportunities for practical astronomy experience, including sky-watching sessions at the observatory. It enabled students to apply their theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.

Interactions with Leading Scientists

Students had the chance to meet and gain insights from some of the country’s leading space researchers. It was an experience that broadened their perspectives and understanding of the field.


Cohort details

14 Nov - 26 Dec, 2022
31 Dec 2022 - 9 Jan, 2023
Phase II
14 Jan - 15 Jan, 2023
Phase III
Online Interviews
27 Jan - 29 Jan
Phase IV

Program Report

Click on the link below to get a detailed report on the program.

June 6-17




Age Group


IIST - Thiruvananthapuram



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