In the last two decades, the Academy has strived much to popularize science and to promote science as a career, to facilitate science research and to cultivate an enthusiasm for science among the students in Kerala. Thus the Academy endeavours to promote progress of science, both in pure and applied branches, in the state of Kerala and in the nation. The Academy realizes that attracting young talents to science is crucial and due to the manifold of other avenues available to the talented ones, an interest in science needs to be inculcated at the higher secondary school level. The Academy considers that the Fellows and Life Members of the Academy bear in them the responsibility to individually and collectivel promote science in all its aspects through meetings, discussions, seminars, workshops, competitions, publications, recommendations to the government and extension activities. The Academy actively seeks out resources, both financial and personnel, to conduct the above activities from state and union governments, foundations and similar sources. The present council KSCSTE, and the earlier council STEC, both, has remained a very strong supporter of the Academy, ever since its inception, for its activities in relation to the promotion and spread of the message of science and in its attempt to nurture the scientific talent amongst the young.