The community science centre has been working to develop the scientific outlook as well as to train scientific attitude among the people, since 1972. Various kinds of programmes are organized in order to encourage the awareness of the scientific attitude. Having been an attraction as a resource centre for the children and the teachers of the surrounding primary and secondary schools, this department has been a remarkable success in making the science in human life participative and demonstrative, simple, interesting, easy-accessible and life-oriented. It propagates the use of science in day-to-day life, in thought and attitude of the villagers surrounding the institute. People regularly visit this science centre and like-vise the science centre also goes amidst people. Thus the relation between the center and the surrounding community is reciprocal.
Many sorts of activities and programmes are carried out successfully with the help of various schemes from the central and state Government. The department has been functioning in a well-equipped building-Vigyan Bhavan. The programmes of demonstration and exhibition on the various aspects of rural development, such as agriculture and animal husbandry, medicinal plant garden, water conservation, bio-control, organic farming, environmental education and awareness etc. have been proved very helpful to attain sustainable development of the villages. The department has also a different identity as Energy Education Centre of Gujarat for the sale and demonstration of renewable energy devices-gadgets.
Now the centre has a guest house also for students who come from villages to study science. The department has become an important and famous resource centre regarding scientific knowledge with the attraction of the Energy Park and Science Park among the many science-teachers and students of the area. Gujarat State School Text Book Board assigned this science centre a very important task of preparing new text books of Science-Math-Environment subjects for the fifth-sixth-seventh standards of primary school, in 2010. It was successfully executed by the centre.
The centre has been striving for making science life-oriented by arranging book-fairs, expert lectures, exhibitions, film-shows, slide-shows, live-demonstrations, exposure visits, seminars, workshops, quiz, debates, sky-gazing etc.