13-05-2021  Thursday

01 February to 31 May, 2021

Conversation and Interaction Analysis in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Research

Every Monday (14:00-16:00), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Prof. Ayush Gupta

Graduate Course (Elective)

Instructor: Prof. Ayush Gupta


Thursday Seminar on "National Education Policy 2020 and Role of Teachers in an Increasingly Digital World"

Date: 13 May, 2021
Time: 15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dr. K. K. Mashood


Prof. L. S. Shashidhara

Zoom link:


Meeting ID:

940 5808 5713




The NEP is expected to take the nation towards the development mode that ensures equity and sustainability. There are two challenges teachers are facing and would continue to face in the coming years: (i) need for online education with high quality content and visuals to increase the reach and efficiency of learning outcomes and (ii) preparing the students for an increasingly digital world, which is beyond the imagination of current educators. It is, therefore, critical that teachers are provided with the necessary support and training to enable them to prepare the students for their future.

Bio Sketch:

Prof. LS Shashidhara is currently professor (biology) and Dean of Research) at Ashoka University, India. Prof. Shashidhara, who holds Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, specializes in Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolutionary biology. His group has identified key mechanisms that specify organ development and regulate growth control during embryonic development. Currently, they are studying the status of these evolutionarily conserved mechanisms in human epithelial cancers. Prior to Ashoka, Prof Shashidhara worked at CCMB, Hyderabad and IISER Pune. He has served/is serving as Chair/co-chair/member of various apex committees of Government of India and S&T organisations, particularly those dealing with education, funding, innovation, policy, international relations and outreach. For his contribution to basic and applied biology, Prof Shashidhara is recognized with top science awards in India, and he is an elected Fellow of Science Academies of India and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and currently the President of International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS).