Science Facilitation Centre (SFC)

The Science Facilitation Centre (SFC) was established at Mar Ivanios College in the year 2007 and now is on its 11th year. It was established with a view to inspire the educationally brilliant youngsters at the high school level, with special focus on the economically marginalized. The centre imparts training in both theoretical and practical aspects of science in a stress-free, highly interactive, and creative ambience. The major objective of the Centre is to lead the young promising minds beyond the constraints of the curriculum into the exciting world of science whereby they gain deeper insights and learn to apply the knowledge they have garnered in an ingenious and inventive manner for constructive follow up in the higher classes. Every year nominations are invited from the principals of various private and government schools in the Thiruvananthapuram district and based on their nominations and the student merit, 40 to 50 talented students of standards VIII and IX are selected for the training. The duration of the course is one year and the programme is conducted every second Saturday of the month from 9.30 AM to 4 PM. Selected UG and PG students of Mar Ivanios college are given initial training to act as Teacher-Facilitators to the school students and they help the school students to carry out experiments in the laboratories of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences. Thus this is a twin-objective programme in which both the college students and schools students are benefited. Dr. John Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics is the current Co-ordinator. Email: