Andrea D. Phillott, Professor in Environmental Studies at FLAME University, Pune, Maharashtra, conducts research in the field of marine biology, conservation and education. In this article, she writes about how researchers can effectively engage undergraduate students in research, and how this can benefit both faculty and students.
PK Burma, senior faculty at the Delhi University wanted to be a politician in his younger days. Here he shares stories on mentorship that moulded him into a plant geneticist with a love of teaching. He suggests that a forum for teacher networking is good as long as the discussions remain meaningful.
We interviewed a behavioural ecologist passionate about teaching. Manjari Jain shares her experience of getting undergraduates interested in biology. From her struggles of establishing a lab come forth suggestions on balancing the myriad responsibilities of a young faculty.
Has the advent of the information age affected learning behaviour? Do teaching strategies need to be modified to keep up with times? Education Innovation Conference brought together leaders in education to deliberate. This report presents the highlights of the conference.
Teri Balser conducted a two-day workshop at NCBS, Bangalore, where she talked with participants on the perceived problems and opportunities in higher education.