14-09-2023  Thursday

07 August to 28 December, 2023

Research Publication Ethics and Effective Science Communication

Every Monday (09:30-10:45), Thursday (09:30-10:45)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Core Course:

Instructors: Dr. Anuttama Kulkarni and Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya

Credits: 2

17 August to 28 December, 2023

Mathematics Education Research: Themes, Processes, and Sensibilities

Every Tuesday (15:00-17:00), Thursday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Elective Course:

Instructor: Dr. Shweta Naik

Credits: 4


Ph.D. thesis defense seminar by Ms. Sujatha Varadarajan

Date: 14 September, 2023
Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Candidate Name:

Ms. Sujatha Varadarajan

Ph.D. Thesis Title:

Problem-Based Learning in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories in India


The thesis has explored the feasibility of implementing an inquiry-based approach in undergraduate chemistry laboratories. An inquiry-based approach helps students engage with higher-order thinking skills and catalyzes the process of becoming independent investigators in the experimental domain. However, there are challenges in adapting inquiry-based approaches owing to diversity in the educational setting. Thus, there is a need for a dedicated research-based approach for implementing such pedagogies in the Indian context. The thesis details the design of a short course on indigo dye to introduce inquiry in incremental levels. The short course also included a scaffolded problem-based learning (PBL) module as a higher level of inquiry. The work involved two major studies. Study 1 explored the effect of scaffolds on the experimental designs devised by students for the indigo dye PBL task. Scaffolds such as a precursor task, reading material, and structured group discussion were designed to support students' self-directed learning. Study 2 focused on understanding the science practice skills imparted during the implementation of the indigo dye short laboratory course. The results of these two studies indicated that the scaffolds helped students in devising an experimental design and an incremental approach to laboratory learning enhanced the science practice skills of students. Both the scaffolded and the incremental inquiry approaches favoured a smooth transition from conventional to inquiry laboratory instruction.


हिंदी दिवस - २०२३

Date: 14 September, 2023
Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Venue: V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Auditorium

Coordinator: Rajbhasha Committee

होमी भाभा विज्ञान शिक्षा केंद्र (टी. आई. एफ. आर.) द्वारा आगामी १४ सितम्बर २०२३ को 'हिंदी दिवस' मनाया जाएगा | राजभाषा समिति ने इस उपलक्ष्य में निबन्ध-लेखन, सामान्य हिंदी ज्ञान तथा आशुभाषण प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन कराने का निर्णय किया है | यह प्रतियोगिताएं क्रमशः ८, १३ तथा १४ सितम्बर, २०२३ को आयोजित की जाएंगी |