Guidance sessions for HBBVC (Homi Bhabha Bal-Vaigyanik Competition) Examination
Homi Bhabha Bal-Vaigyanik Competition (HBBVC) is being
organized for students of std. VI (& Std. IX) each year by Greater Bombay Science Teachers Association.
NMSF, however, conducts “Guidance Sessions” for students of Std. VI only.
NMSF acts only as a facilitator for learning by providing an interface as under:
The interface broadens the horizons of students' mind. The salient features of these “Guidance Sessions” are
The guidance sessions are interactive in nature & are handled by scientists. Emphasis is on "Learning by Students"
rather than "Teaching".
The students are thus exposed to scientists' ways of thinking, where "Going Beyond" is normal rather than
an exception as distinct from the school mode.
A prototype syllabus has been developed for guidance purposes. It consists of 15 sessions, each one consisting of
3 lectures of 1 hour each on Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The sessions are conducted on Sunday mornings during April to August. On the last 5 Sundays,
there is one extra bonus lecture on Mathematics.
This approach initiates students into becoming independent thinkers bringing them closer to problem-solving
approach, so very essential to real life situations