The importance of science and technology as crucial factors in the economic growth and competitiveness of a country has become all the more evident in the face of globalisation , trade liberalisation and the emergence of knowledge-based industries. The Government of Mauritius is determined to effectively steer the country into the global economy by developing a diversified, sustainable, knowledge-based economy and a highly trained and adaptive workforce in the 21st century. A scientifically literate population is an essential element in attaining this objective. The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC) has been given the mandate for the popularization of science and technology in Mauritius in order to assist in the realisation of government’s developmental aims.
The RGSC houses several galleries with innovative and interactive exhibits which allow visitors to explore science while enjoying themselves. Many in-house and outreach activities are also conducted by the Centre to promote scientific and technological concepts using informal teaching methods.
Various other institutions in the country have joined hands with the RGSC in an effort to create a scientific temper in the society.