Food spoilage is covered in undergraduate biology courses with limited scope for practical experience. This article describes a simple module that not only helps students explore the topic experimentally but also develop a deeper understanding of various scientific concepts and gain experience in design thinking.
Undergraduate students endure a transition phase as they leave the protected environs of a school to enter a college or a university. This phase comes with its challenges and celebrations, and educators play a significant part in it. In this article, Upasana Sarma, an educator from REVA University, Bengaluru throws light on some of the responsibilities that educators have in this phase of their students’ lives.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 proposes actively seeding research in universities and colleges for a multidisciplinary ecosystem. In this article, Ragothaman M Yennamalli a faculty at the Department of Bioinformatics, SASTRA Deemed to be University, details the possibilities and significance of including research experience in undergraduate studies.
A mention of 'neuroscience' might stir up thoughts of cutting-edge brain scanning and imaging techniques and other complex, expensive and highly specialized procedures. However, such techniques might be inaccessible to undergraduate students and educators of basic sciences due to financial constraints or challenges of technical training. This article describes a simple, budget-friendly assay that can be used in such a setting.
This article gives an introduction to education research, emphasizing its significance and challenges, with a particular focus on the landscape in India.