Summer Learning Adventure for High School Students

Workshop in Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities for high school students, curated by the faculty members of Azim Premji University, Bhopal.

Online Summer Workshop Bhopal

We invite you to turn your summer break into a learning adventure! Our faculty members from Azim Premji University, Bhopal have curated a workshop experience like never before. Whether you are a science, social science, or commerce stream student, we have packed online workshops for everyone looking forward to equipping themselves with 21st-century skills.

Open to students of grades X‑XII, these workshops are entirely online and have no registration fee. Participants who complete the quiz will receive digital certificates for their participation.

Sip your frappé and enjoy this unique learning experience. Seize the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive! Register Now.


10 – 10:40 AM: Of Light: The Ghazal in English | Debolina Dey
 This segment will introduce the form of the ghazal both in its historical form as it was sung/​recited and in its contemporary form, as one that’s read, and in English.

Break: 5 minutes

10:45 – 11:25 AM: A man slips on a banana peel and falls into the gutter”: Comics, medium, and possibilities | Neha Yadav

Comic books generally evoke memories of halcyon days of childhood summer; long afternoons spent hidden away in shaded rooms, nursing a cold glass of Rasna and idly turning the pages of Archie’s Digest or Tinkle. This session will defamiliarise these beloved childhood companions by focussing upon the formal medium of comics or sequential art and the dizzying possibilities for world-making present therein.

Quiz Time : 10 minutes 

Watch the recording of Day‑1 here.

10 – 10:40 AM: Aliens that live amongst us | Achyut Banerjee

For thousands of years, as modern humans explore the world, other animals and numerous plants also move with them. Humans take some of them knowingly, and some move accidentally. Some of these species, alien to their new place, escape human control and start rampaging on other life forms. This session will introduce a few of such aliens and inform why and when we should think of these aliens.

Break: 5 minutes

10:45 – 11:25 AM: The case of Ligers and Tigons: The fascinating story of interspecies hybrids | Alok Bang

Ligers and tigons are hybrids between lions and tigers. The interspecies hybrids (or, as J. K. Rowling would call them, half-bloods”) are quite common in the natural world. Their presence defies many rules to which biology adheres. They do not merely convey the science of how species reproduce but are also telling of how human societies perceive wildlife emotionally and culturally.

Quiz Time: 10 minutes 

Watch the recording of Day‑2 here.

10 – 10:40 AM: Earth first! Why do environmental history? | Ayushi Dhawan

Did you know that 79,000 tonnes of plastic waste float in the Great Pacific Patch? A vast pile of discarded clothes in Chile’s Atacama desert is so big that it is visible from space. A 2019 report by Niti Ayog predicts that 21 major cities in India will run out of groundwater by 2030. Have you ever wondered how we got here? In this session, we will see how our present-day environmental concerns are rooted in the past and how the mutual relationship between humans and nature has changed over time.

Break 5 minutes

10:45 – 11:25 AM: Stone, paper, and light: Exploring environmental history through visual archives | Ajay Salunkhe

Can a cave painting speak about a silent era of humanity’s past? Could the discovery of a pigment jeopardise an ancient civilisation? Can a photograph raise an alarm about the impact of human actions on Earth?

Delve into these intriguing questions and more as we explore the potential of images to unravel the mysteries of human-nature relations from prehistory to the present. Join us to discover how the study of visual culture and art history has emerged as a vital tool for historical research.

Quiz Time: 10 minutes 

Watch the recording of Day‑3 here.

Session 1: 10 – 10:30 AM: From farm to factory: how does economics work? | Sunit Arora and Shiuli Vanaja

In this session, we will talk about the production process in agriculture and factories using real-world examples from the field (Sunit) and imitating factory production in a classroom setting using games and exercises (Shiuli).

Break: 10 minutes

Session 2: 10:40 – 11:10 AM: Understanding budgets | Avinash Tripathi

Every year there is a lot of media buzz around the budget presented by the finance minister. What is a budget? How is it made? How does it impact the life of common people? In this short talk, we explore some of these issues.

Quiz time: 10 minutes

Break: 10 minutes

Session 3: 11:30 AM-12 noon: The joys of doing social science | Sharib Zeya

The session would be on curiosity, civility, and courage and to start thinking like a Social Scientist. 

Watch the recording of Day 4 here.

For further questions and enquiries write to us at outreach@​apu.​edu.​in

Learn more about our Bhopal campus here. Please see below the details of our faculty members anchoring the workshops. 

Recording of Day 1 workshop | English | Ghazals and Comics

Recording of Day 2 workshop | Biology | Aliens and Hybrid Species

Recording of Day 3 workshop | History | Environmental History and Visual Culture 

Recording of Day 4 workshop | Economics, Budgets and Social Science