17-09-2021  Friday

11 August to 31 December, 2021

Understanding Teaching Practice

Every Wednesday (11:00-13:00), Friday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Core Course


Narendra Deshmukh and Kalpana Kharade

Course Day and Time:

Wednesday and Friday (11 AM to 1 PM)

Starting from August 11, 2021

13 August to 31 December, 2021

Introduction to Academic Writing and Research Practices

Every Friday (14:00-16:00)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Elective Course


Geetanjali Date and Anuttama Kulkarni

Course Day and Time:

Friday (2 PM to 4 PM)

Starting from August 13, 2021


Twentieth V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Lecture

Date: 17 September, 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office


Thoughts on education in a small research-oriented science university


Prof. Jayant Udgaonkar (Director, IISER, Pune)

Abstract of the talk:

Students entering a small elite research-oriented university for their undergraduate education are often, on the average, more bright and focused than students elsewhere. Having the right balance of depth and breadth in designing the curriculum for educating these students is not an easy task. What type of education can ensure that students leave such a university as individuals who think better, who are more self-confident, and who are more aware of the problems facing the world, than when they come in?

About the speaker:

Prof. Jayant Udgaonkar is an eminent biophysical chemist and currently the Director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. Prof. Udgaonkar obtained his MSc degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and his PhD in Biochemistry from Cornell University. He joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in 1990, with an appointment at the yet to be established National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). From 1997 to 2008, he served as the first Dean of NCBS, where he helped set up both academic and research programs. His contributions to research in protein folding has won him many laurels and prestigious awards, both national and international. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy and The World Academy of Sciences.

The soft copy of an event poster is available on: https://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/vgk-memorial-lecture-series/vgkl-2021-poster.pdf

We have arranged live video streaming of this lecture on the Zoom meeting platform. The weblink is: https://hbcse-tifr-res-in.zoom.us/j/99422541184?pwd=bFV3TitaSXBnTWVpQjVEclZBQi9Sdz09

Meeting ID:

994 2254 1184



The live video streaming will start at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2021.