L S Shashidhara takes a look at the strengths of the Indian Institutes of Science Educations and Research (IISERs) and their successes in biology as they enter their 10th year.
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.
Arunan M. C.reports on the second phase of CUBE (Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education)
How many scientists are remembered not just as exceptional researchers but also as great teachers? Richard Feynman is one of the first names that would spring to the minds of many in this context. And for good reason. His formidable scientific legacy is matched only by his reputation as a teacher extraordinaire. A reputation that lives and grows even today, through the exhaustive Feynman Lectures on Physics, that continue to … More
Science education and research in India is experiencing a huge fillip. In addition to cutting edge and exciting research in existing institutes a number of new and exciting educational initiatives have been set into motion in the past four years. This is not only transforming the opportunities for talented young students of science, but also providing an incentive for researchers to return to India at this time.