Located halfway across the world from each other, four dedicated researchers felt the acute lack of well-researched science stories in their mother tongue, Bengali, and decided to come together to fill this gap. The outcome of their efforts - Bigyan.org.in - was launched on National Science Day, 2014. Here is the story of their journey.
This is the first article in our new column series on science popularisation in Indian languages. The Language Project offers free video courses in synthetic biology in 26 different languages (9 of which are Indian), and is the brainchild of a group of undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
In this next article in our PhD Cafe series, Pushp, a recent PhD graduate and science writer, discusses the importance of learning how to give effective scientific presentations as a graduate student and shares some tips and strategies from his personal experience during his PhD.
Is the style of writing related to the stream of science? Is the same scientific concept dealt differently in chemistry and biology textbooks? A recent study analyses language demography - the pattern of key word usage for explaining protein synthesis. The study suggests that students gain a holistic view of the concept by reading both the biology and the chemistry texts of protein synthesis.
This is the first article in our new column series focusing on the many unique aspects of the PhD journey. The articles in this series will be written by PhD students and for PhD students. In this post, Jacinth Rajendra, a graduate student at ACTREC, Mumbai, writes about the inevitable hurdles and obstacles that arise during a PhD, and the things that make it worth pursuing nevertheless.
This is a story of self motivation that provides a glimpse on the potential of digital learning. This account of an undergraduate biology student highlights that lack of resources and geography are no longer barriers to learning and education.
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.