Felix Bast is an Associate Professor of Molecular Phylogenetics at the Central University of Punjab. In this article, he describes the MentX initiative, which is a pan-India open platform for matchmaking between mentors and mentees for the exchange of ideas. The spring 2021 call for MentX is currently open with the deadline of 30 April 2021.
The Post Doc Symposium is an effort initiated by postdoctoral fellows to bring visibility to their community and to provide a platform to collaborate and share valuable experiences. The symposium embodies the talent, issues and expectations of the young and emerging postdoctoral community in India.
The flagship activity of the Department of Science and Technology's INSPIRE program, which aims to encourage academic engagement with the sciences, is a popular science camp for high school students. Athulaprabha Murthi speaks with program coordinators and organizers of several of these camps to gain insight into the program, which attracts students from across the country.