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Science and Education Snapshots: A summary of activities at Miranda House, University of Delhi


16 April 2013
Pratibha Jolly
Pratibha Jolly

Science and Education Snapshots: A summary of activities at Miranda House, University of Delhi

PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY SOUTH ASIA RESEARCH NETWORK (USSA) AND THE INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION IN SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (IISME)

With the support of a grant from AusAID, we are happy to welcome 9 Australian Leadership Award Fellows (ALAF) to Sydney. The Fellows, all from the University of Delhi, will be attending the Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) National Science Workshop and learning about how we teach science at the University of Sydney. This joint IIMSE/USSA seminar gives us the opportunity to gain insights into how the Fellows teach science to their students in India.

Program (download as pdf)

  • 2:30-3:00 Registration and light afternoon tea
  • 3:00-3:10 Welcome
  • 3:10-3:35 Keynote: Research and Innovation in Science Education: Transforming Teaching-Learning at the Tertiary Level (Dr. Pratibha Jolly)
  • 3:35-3:45 Plant Tissue Culture (Janaki Subramanyan and Saloni Bahri)
  • 3:45-3:55 Colours of Gold: Exploring Chemysteries (Bani Roy and Mallika Pathak)
  • 3:55-4:05 Deans address (Prof. Trevor Hambley - Dean, Faculty of Science)
  • 4:05-4:15 Undergraduate Physics Projects: Flavour of Research (Usha Malik and Mallika Verma)
  • 4:15-4:25 Searching Genes for Novel Drug and Vaccine Candidates from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genome (Sadhna Sharma)
  • 4:25-4:35 Final comments and close
  • 4:35-5:30 Refreshments (drinks and canap├ęs) and networking

Keynote: Dr. Pratibha Jolly

Dr. Pratibha Jolly is Principal of Miranda House, the premiere college for women at University of Delhi. Under her dynamic leadership, the college has regained its reputation as a pioneering institution for liberal studies in Arts and Basic Sciences. A chemical physicist by training, she has to her credit pioneering education research programs and has recently established the D S Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education at Miranda House. Dr. Jolly's research interests include computational physics; electronic instrumentation; use of computer-based technologies in education; development of locally produced low-cost equipment; innovative laboratories that use appropriate technologies; teacher training; cognitive aspects of students' learning and diverse student populations. A major thrust has been to engage undergraduate students in development of a package called Science Online consisting of an indigenous low-cost data-acquisition system and comprehensive set of sensor circuits for real-time measurements in multidisciplinary contexts.


Time: 3.00 to 4.35 (registration & refreshments from 2.30)

Location: Seminar Room 243, John Woolley Building, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

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