The focus of college education needs to shift, from just passing examinations to attaining employability after graduation.
2015 was the year of the phage—it marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the phage. Urmi Bajpai talks about her induction into the phage community and proposes that activities and simple experiments around phages should be included in school and college curricula.
Kundan Sengupta from IISER Pune writes about how model building can be a useful approach in teaching concepts in introductory biology courses.
Through a PhD, and then a postdoc, we are trained as scientists and researchers, to think logically, analyze experimental results, design experiments to test hypothesis. Research is a natural progression, but educating the next generation is a totally different ball game.
Science and engineering students are increasingly looking to opportunities in academia and research given the recent explosion of funding and institutes in India. A few may also be flirting with the idea of doing an Integrated MS-PhD. It’s for this group that this article blog is relevant.