Vidya, an educator at Bhavan's Vivekanand College, Hyderabad presents a fresh perspective on what activities constitute "research". She advocates that not all research requires lab work, expensive reagents and high end instruments.
The concept of meiosis can be taught at multiple levels for a holistic understanding. Wright et al discuss three such levels, forming the vertices of the Johnstone's triangle.
Undergraduate research should strive to move beyond mundane cookbook experiments and adopt a pedagogy that fosters question-based learning and provides a glimpse to professional research.
Realizing the need to attract students to pursue science as a career and to improve the quality of the teaching and learning experience in a holistic way, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) conceived the Star College Scheme in 2007. The Department took an unconventional and bold step by providing support to all science departments—not just biology or biotechnology—in undergraduate colleges under this scheme. The scheme primarily lays emphasis on practical … More
Biology today is changing to become more technology-dependent and collaborative, and the integration of research experiences with standard undergraduate biology education is considered essential to nurture future innovators in science. Utpal Banerjee from UCLA has focused on integrating education and research for over 20 years. He talks to Nandini Rajamani about the structure of these programs at UCLA, whether they can be adapted to India, and his personal motivations.