Our faculty, students and researchers work together everyday to contribute to a better world by grappling with urgent problems we are facing in India. We conduct rigorous work to produce high quality learning resources and publications to contribute to public discourse and social change. Here, we feature a sample from our work for everyone to access. You can explore featured resources, policies, and the latest publications from the University.
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Explore three ‘Emerging Trends in Chemistry’ – new elements, metal-organic frameworks, and fluorescent tags. Read ‘Serendipity’ & ‘Annals of History’ to re-live the exciting jigsaw-puzzle-like process of scientific discovery – whether of a novel protein or the structure of DNA.
Engage with the process of encouraging peer instruction in the science classroom through ‘Students as Teachers’, or use our activity sheet ‘Early Bird Nature Detectives Bingo’ to get students to observe (non-human) life in their backyards.
Use our ‘Science Lab’ section to get your students to calculate their molar masses (!) or understand pressure and volume through simple experiments with easily available low-cost materials.
Discover the chemicals in everyday phenomenon through ‘The Scent Orchestra of Flowers’ & ‘The Chemistry of Life’.
Explore the concept of energy from three very different perspectives with ‘The Mystery of Dark Energy’, ‘Powering (human) Life on Earth’ & ‘Clean Energy’. Plus, enjoy our two pull-out posters on ‘Doppler Effect’ and ‘Some interesting scents of flowers’.
The theme of public education is one that affects every society across the globe. All over, there has been fundamental dissatisfaction with the systems, though the idea itself is intimately linked with a democratic society: one in which the individual is taught her place in the larger society. In India there has been disaffection with both public and private schooling, especially in urban centres, where private schooling flourishes at exorbitant cost, many times with inadequate space, facilities and less than adequate teaching. Every single person in the country is crucially involved in what form education takes, since it matters to us what the future of our society is going to be. It reveals too the tremendous hope that we all have that there are solutions, elusive perhaps, but they exist and it is for us, and others who follow, to find these solutions. This hope is all the more attenuated when we hear stories, as we do, of our public schools in the remotest of places, where teachers are doing a wonderful job, coming to school braving the weather, working under very challenging circumstances, their enthusiasm unabated.