Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS) is one of the constituent laboratories of CSIR, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India - National Institute of science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), has launched knowledge and Awareness Mapping platform-International Assessment for Scientific Temperament & Aptitude (KAMP-IASTA) in knowledge alliance with an industrial partner M/s Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd. with an attempt to harness the creative and innovative talents of school children.
Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform is an International intellect E-based assessment platform to evaluate cognizance of 21st century skills, awareness and knowledge of Science, Technology & Humanities among students.
In view of growing pace and complexity of knowledge system in the present times, it has been realized that there is a critical need to quantitatively assess the awareness and knowledge of students on various subjects regularly and objectively. Thus, KAMP has been initiated to identify and promote gifted and talented students of class 5th to 12th and other pre-graduation students in the field of Science, Technology and Humanities across India. Based on the algorithm and design developed by CSIR-NISTADS, KAMP would support in identifying the talent at primitive stage and nurturing them in their areas of strength. The outcome of the KAMP will provide a comprehensive assessment report not only to the young students but also to schools/institutions, teachers and parents.