Madan Mohan Malaviya Amphitheatre

The Madan Mohan Malaviya Amphitheatre at the C. N. R. Rao Hall of Science was inaugurated in a special inaugural program held on February 3, 2009. The Hall of Science and Education technology Unit in collaboration with Molecular Frontiers Foundation organised a one-day interactive Science Education programme as part of the formal inauguration of the Madan Mohan Malaviya Amphitheatre. The Amphitheatre was inaugurated by Prof. Richard Zare, Stanford University, USA and Prof. Bengt Norden, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. ETU organised and conducted the Science Education program.

The Program on Learning Science in the morning session was for Junior high school students and the program Youth forum for Senior high school and Pre-university students was held in the afternoon. The highlight of these programs was the interactive Question & Answer sessions. About 165 students and teachers participated in the morning session and 160 students and teachers participated in the afternoon session.


3 February 2009, Science Education Program (Special Inaugural Program of MMM Amphitheatre)
Morning Session Junior high school Students & teachers (165)
Learning Science Prof. C.N.R. Rao (JNCASR)
“Learning Science” Prof. Richard Zare & Prof. Bengt Nordan
Q&A Session


Afternoon Session Youth Forum (Senior high school & PU students and teachers (160))
Lecture Prof. D. Balasubramanian (Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation)
MM presentation - Nanoworld Mrs. Indumati Rao
Lecture Prof. Martin Jansen
Q&A Session

On June 30th, 2009 as the first program, The Hall of Science and ETU conducted a lecture program as part of the C.N.R. Rao Education foundation Prize program for Outstanding Science teachers. The distribution of the awards and felicitation function was conducted at the Madan Mohan Malaviya Amphitheatre. In the lecture program Prof. C.N.R. Rao gave the first lecture on 'Nanoworld'. Prof. Prajval Shastri from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics gave the second lecture titled 'The fascinating Cosmos' and the third lecture was given by Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science on 'The Fascinating World of Insect Societies'