Founder Director Prof. C V Vishveshwara

Prof C. V. Vishveshwara

Prof C V Vishveshwara was the founder-director of JNP. He served as vice-chairman of Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE), the autonomous Body that administers JNP, from the time of its formation in 1992 up to the time he passed away in January 2017


Science Popularisation :

Sky-theatre Shows

Scripted and directed Six Planetarium Shows :-

Our Sun and His Family - 1989

Cosmic Journey - 1992

Life Beyond the Earth - 1994

Eclipse - 1995

Time : The Eternal Stream - 2000

Albert Einstein - 2004

Celestial Fireworks - 2006

Artworks for Planeterium :

Provided guidance in producing all planetarium shows until he passed away in 2017.

Introduced a distinct style to Planetarium Programme Production such as : use of artwork, cartoons and      anecdotes and mythological stories drawn from different cultures and so on.

Set up of Science Park in the JNP campus - 1997

Introduced Science Watch, an audio-visual programme to inform the latest in developments in science and      technology to the public.

Non-formal Science Education :

What sets JNP apart is a set of educational programmes offered by non-formal methods to students at various levels, leading to a career in science and research, in particular. These were initiated by Prof Vishveshwara in 1992 and have continuously progressed and made a mark in science academics.

'Science in Action' - an exhibition of working experiments to inspire students - 1992

'Science Over Weekends' (SOW) for high school students - 1995

Hands - on Science Education programmes during summer vacation - 1995

Weekend sessions in physics for undergraduate students - 1996

Activity - oriented programme children of classes 3 to 5, entitled, Science Education in Early Development (SEED)

Foundation for a three-year Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP) conducted in collaboration      with IISc, RRI, NCBS and IIA - 2000 (ICTS joined the group in 2016)

REAP (Biology) for UG students of Life Sciences - 2000