Standards Clubs of BIS


    Syllabus: GS2/Important aspects of governance


    • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) establishes 6467 Standard Clubs for students across the nation.


    • Standards Clubs initiative of BIS was started in 2021.
    • In this initiative, students from science backgrounds are guided by dedicated science teachers as mentors who are provided with specialised training by BIS.
      • There are 5,562 Standards Clubs have been created in schools, and 905 clubs in different colleges, including 384 clubs in engineering colleges.


    • To sensitise young members of society about the importance of standards in improving quality of life.
    • It instils the paramount importance of quality, standards, and generating scientific temperament in young minds with the help of student-centric activities.

    Financial Support

    • One-time Laboratory Grant (maximum of Rs. 50,000/-) for high and higher secondary eligible Government Schools with Standards Clubs.
    • Rs. 1,00,000/- to establish ‘Manak Kaksha’ in government institutions where Standards Clubs have been formed.

    Activities Under Standard Clubs

    • Standards writing competitions;
    • Quiz competitions;
    • Debates, essay writing and poster making;
    • Exposure visits to laboratories & Industrial units and more.
    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
    – It is the National Standards Body which was established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardisation, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
    Headquarters: New Delhi
    – Regional Offices: Kolkata (Eastern), Chennai (Southern), Mumbai (Western), Chandigarh (Northern) and Delhi (Central).

    Source: PIB