14-02-2019  Thursday

15 January to 30 April, 2019

Advanced course in Research Methodology

Every Tuesday (11:00-13:00), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dr. Reema Mani

Core course - For 1st year


Thursday Seminar on "#SixWordStory Read. Write. Edit. Publish. Connect. Grow!"

Date: 14 February, 2019
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar


Dr. Rohini Karandikar


At a time when propagating misleading information is so easy, drawing a boundary between science and pseudo-science is a pressing need. Science communicators play a key role in this effort by writing for myth-busting. Of course, science communicators do a lot more than myth-busting, like writing to keep the public informed on recent developments and keeping their curiosity alive. In my presentation, I will be discussing what I learned from a Science Journalism/Communication Workshop and how it is relevant for us as science educators. I will be sharing tips on writing popular science articles and overcoming the writer's block. I will be talking about a writing initiative which could benefit those involved in academic and popular science writing at our Centre.