Our dual undergraduate degree is a four year residential programme in science and teacher education. It will train you to develop deep and thorough disciplinary knowledge in science, and award a practical and professional degree in education.
The work of teaching is a profession like no other, and needs preparation, training and support. We train you to work in the very diverse contexts of India’s schools, and ensure that you have a chance to explore your skills in field sites.
You can choose any future you like!
This unique programme opens up multiple avenues for further study and work. You will be equipped to become both an excellent scientist and an outstanding science educator. We make sure that you study both science and education in great depth and with keen rigour.
With your BSC, you can
- Carry on with higher degrees and a career in academics.
- Shape curricula for students of science.
- Teach science in schools.
With your BEd, you can
- Teach science in any sort of school: a government school, a private school or an alternative school.
- Shape curricula for students of science.
- Our community of faculty and mentors cares for each student and their needs.
- We help each of our students understand their hopes and capacity to nurture their dreams.
- We encourage you to think about the world we live in and India’s complex past and present.
We prepare you for the art of teaching.
- We show you how to bring what you learn in the classroom as a student into the classroom to your work as a teacher, with focus, empathy and skill.
- We support you through your early years as a teacher — whether you have problems dealing with students, or if you need to cope with the pressures of your work.
- We connect you with our vast network of schools all over the country so you can find a place where you want to teach.
A rich science programme.
- You can choose between a Major in Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
- We help you build a deep understanding of the natural world. We look at how human attempts to understand the natural world have shaped the way in which we live.
- We believe in experiential learning. You will spend a lot of time with experiments and out in the field.
We believe that it is important that you understand the broader contexts of each discipline and the porous borders between them. We encourage you to make links between your chosen field of study and the world in which we live.
You will meet all your classmates at the beginning of the year for this set of courses, and build the tools you will need for your years of study. We introduce you to different modes of thought and themes, including writing and communication skills, strong critical abilities, a facility for language, and the ability to connect ideas across fields of study and inquiry. You will do courses to strengthen critical thinking, logical reasoning, and develop effective verbal and written communication. We will ask questions about the personal and collective identities in India that make us what we are.
Developing the skills and capacities to read, write and communicate effectively.
Language training so that you are able to meet the needs of your courses, use your written skills for understanding ideas and questions.
An inquiry into the 'origin' questions of India: geological, ecological, cultural and political.
How do we address India's problems and our limited ecological resources in this globalised world?
How do we make claims in the public realm?
Our science programme helps you build a deep understanding of the natural world and how human endeavours to understand it have shaped the way in which we live.
Courses in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
A theoretical component of the introduction designed as a transition between the higher secondary school approaches to physics and our programme.
The importance of calculus in Physics.
A basic course on Newtonian Mechanics.
The electromagnetic force, unifying electrical and magnetic forces, is one of the four fundamental forces.
An introduction to classical and modern optics.
Courses in Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
How does life work? Answers from molecular, cellular and evolutionary perspectives.
Pick up the key attitudes necessary for a study of biology with observation, exploration and imagination.
Do plants see, hear, feel and smell?
How is a cell organised?
A study of one of the cornerstones of modern biology and the life sciences.
The ability to use quantitative information to understand the world around us is essential to human functioning.
An introductory course in chemistry to explore a conceptual foundation to understand biochemistry and material science.
A prerequisite course for understanding Differential and Integral Calculus.
Courses in Mathematics, Computer Programming, and Physics.
Two of a two-part introduction that introduces you to the foundations of mathematical thinking.
The second of three courses of calculus for your Mathematics Major.
A course on multivariable calculus for a further study in a large number of mathematical areas.
Appreciate the power of abstraction and the axiomatic method.
Building on the foundational capacities developed during the common curriculum and the introductory courses in the disciplines, this section is divided into three parts.
This draws on the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, psychology, history and linguistics in an analysis of educational processes.
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
This develops the ability to design curricula, create appropriate curricular materials, adopt effective instructional strategies and develop relevant assessments.
This prepares you to understand the different school contexts in India, with a semester-long field apprenticeship at Azim Premji Foundation.
This course will develop an ‘educational judgement’ in teachers.
A sociology of education course to engage with realities of the education system.
What is it to be a teacher and how does human development work?
Total 120 credits