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GENERAL STUDIES

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In search of Talent Since 1993

 

 

 

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The Institute of General Studies for Children (IGSC) is conducting Scholarship Examinations for schoolchildren since the year 1993.

It is a nonprofit venture promoted by a group of elite educationalists. More than 65,000 school children from all over India had been bestowed with scholarships, medals and useful books during the last 22 years of its fruitful existence. Other activities of IGSC include seminars, study tours, literary and painting competitions to create environmental concern and ecological awareness in school children.

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February 1

KALPANA CHOWLA

 

Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an Indian-American astronaut and the first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Kalpana Chawla was born on March 17, 1962, in Karnal, Haryana. She completed her earlier schooling at Tagore Baal Niketan Senior Secondary School, Karnal and completed her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College at Chandigarh in 1982. She moved to the United States in 1982 where she obtained a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984. Determined to become an astronaut even in the face of the Challenger disaster, Chawla went on to earn a second Masters in 1986 and a PhD in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

kalpana chowla kalpana chowla in childhood