MASHA INNOVATION CENTER
Masha Innovation Center started for the purpose of inculcating the sprit of creativity and inventiveness among school students. It was inaugurated by the Dist. Collector Shiri. Nagarajan IAS on 01-02-2014. This innovation center is housed in 1500 sft area and situated at Peruvilai, just 500 meter back of Parvathipurm Bus Stand, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari Dist. This center consists of a class room, workshop, and a laboratory. School students are being imparted with practical training in creative science during week ends at free of cost. This training includes learning by doing concepts, think science presentations, hands on projects, science fair projects etc. Every year a science expo is being conducted giving chance to students to display their models to dignitaries. Two of such expos were conducted so far which was visited by the District Collector, SP and the Municipal Chairman.
The idea behind starting of Innovation Center. "After gaining 2 successive Ignite National awards, I have received several enquiries from school students all over the state to guide them in doing science projects. So I have opened a website specially for this purpose and started helping school students in India and guided them to win national awards. During 2013 two school students who were guided by me won IGNITE National awards. I shared this happy news with our then District Collector of Kanyakumari Shri. Nagarajan.IAS During further discussions I expressed to him my concern over the challenges faced by the Indian student community in proving their talents beyond curriculum. Actually the School kids in India lack proper guidance and support for their interest in science models. Due to the academic syllabus pressure the teachers are also unable to support them fully. Parental support for such activities is very rare. Even science teachers fail to inform or motivate the students on science fairs which are the best opportunities to display oneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s talent. There is still a vacuum in this field. After a patient hearing the Collector asked me "why not we attempt to fill this vacuum right from our Dist- Kanyakumari- the southern most tip of India?" He encouraged me to open a centre for this purpose. Few private organizations supported me financially to startup the center. This was how the idea of starting my centre- Masha Innovation Centre developed.""I have stated this center with a fund of 1 lakh given by my Grandma. The Indian Over Seas Bank and the Chairman of Excel School has given Rs.25,000/- each. Padmasree. Dr. Azad Moopen Chairman of DM health care, UAE, and Padmasree. B.R. Shetty, Chairman of UAE Exchange also major donors for this noble cause who have donated Rs. I lakh each."
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|IGNITE 2019 award campaign: The Chief Educational Officer Kanyakumari inaugurated the IGNITE contest awareness campaign held at Duthie Hr. Sec School, Nagercoil on 23-08-2019. Also the CEO introduced IGNITE idea box to encourage students to drop more ides in this box. Also the CEO gave away idea boxes to all the schools so as to encourage students to drop more ides in this box which is sponsored by PET Engineering College, Valliyoor more..
|IGNITE2018: Collector inaugurated IGNITE 2018 award Campaign: Â The Dist. Collector of Kanyakumari inaugurated the IGNITE contest awareness campaign more
|Science Expo at St Mary`s Matric HS School, Kaliakkavilai organized by Masha Innovation Center on 02-03-2018 Chief Guest Mr.Thuckalay Haleema, Rtd. Deputy Collector. more..
|Invited to display projects in the INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL held at Anna University , Chennai on 13-16 Oct 2017 more..
|Collector inaugurated IGNITE 2017 award campaign: The Dist. Collector of Kanyakumari inaugurated the IGNITE contest awareness campaign held at Duthie Hr. Sec School, Nagercoil on 16-08-2017. Also the Collector introduced IGNITE idea box to encourage students to drop more ides in this box and donated 10 such idea boxes to selected Govt Schools. The salient feature of this Idea Box is when students drops ideas in this box, a voice from this box will thank students for putting entry in the Box. more
Inspire award - Idea Box : Masha Innovation Center has donated idea boxes ( worth of Rs. 17,000) to 10 Govt Schools in Kanyakumari Dist to encorage and motivate students to send more entires for IGNITE awards. participate in lare numbers in the IGNITE 2017 contest - a science project and ideological contest organised by the National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad under Dept of Science & Technology, New Delhi. Date 23-08-2016 more..
|Collector inaugurated IGNITE award campaign: The Dist. Collector of Kanyakumari inaugurated the IGNITE contest awareness campaign held at SLB Hr. Sec School, Nagercoil on 19-08-2016. Also the Collector introduced IGNITE idea box to encourage students to drop more ides in this box. The salient feature of this Idea Box is when students drops ideas in this box, a voice from this box will thank students for making this entry. more
|Creative Science & robotics: Yet another mile stone in the activities of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ Masha Innovation CenterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â by signing of an agreement with St. Mary`s school, Mariyagiri (Tamil Nadu Kerala Border) to conduct Creative Science & robotics for classes IV- IX. 2 full time teachers were appointed for this purpose they will teach regular classes on creative science - all practical- beyond curriculum & No Exams! more
2 LAKH GRANT : Met Indian business tycoons - Padma Sree. Dr. Azad Moopen and Padma Sree Mr. Shttey at UAE and explained the services rendered at Masha Innovation Center. . Both encouraged this noble services to school kids and as a token of encouragement they have donated Rs.1 LAKH EACH to Masha Innovation Center:( May 2015). Also delivered motivational speeches in some schools at Dubai, Sharjah & Abudhabi.more
|National Science Day celebrated by Masha Innovation Center on 28-02-2015.more
Motivational Talk@ NIT, Trichy: Masha Innovation center was one among the technological partner selected for Pragyaan2015 - an annual Techno Management festival of NIT(National Engineering College), Trichy and the innovations of Masha Innovation Center were displayed in the exhibition held for 4 days between 26-02-2015 to 01-03-2015. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between MASHA INNOVATION CENTER, Nagercoil & PRAGYAN, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY(NIT), Trichy in this rgard.more
|Inauguration of Masha Innovation Center: The, Kanyakumari District Collector, Shri. Nagarajan I.A.S, inaugurated Masha Innovation Center on 01-02-2014. .. more
|Asst. Collector`s visit. The Assistant Collector(UT) Shri. Vishnu IAS paid a visit to Masha Innovation center on 10-03-2014, spent 50 minutes there and gave valuable tips and guidance to Masha. Shri. Vishnu IAS is an Alumini of NIT, Trichy studied Mechanical Engineering....more
|IOB CRM visit: Shri. Padmaragam, The Chief Regional Manager(CRM), Indian Overseas Bank(IOB), Nagercoil Region has visited Masha Innovation Center on 10/03/2014 and handed over a cash award of Rs 25,000/- to Masha by means of Cheque... more
|Visit of School Students : More than 100 selected school students, teachers and principal of St. Mary`s Matric. H.S.,School, Mariyagiri (Neal Kaliakkavilai) have visited Masha Innovation on 28/03/2014... more.
|Project Presentation Day: The S.P, Kanyakumari and Chairman, , Nagercoil Municipality have visited Masha Innovation Center and shared their valuable time with school children. . Near about 20 students - from Thoothoor - Pechiparai to Kanyakumari - all most all from poor economical background being imparted with on hand training on Science model making at MIC- Masha Innovation Center during week ends at free of cost. On 16-08-2014 they presented their projects with the above dignitaries. more