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Dear colleague,

Given below are the details about today's online ASET colloquium. Kindly
make it convenient to participate. Please note that the list of
forthcoming ASET colloquia is available at
https://tinyurl.com/ASETForum.

Speakers: Prof. Rajaram Nityananda (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)
Title: The Undergraduate Science Programme at Azim Premji University
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Time: 4 pm
Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/91427966752?pwd=RkpCdE5JSDl6ajJLUlJNN3R6RTlrUT09
(Passcode: 388629)
YouTube live link: https://youtu.be/PINhe9Jq6Ms

Abstract:
This colloquium will go over the experiment and experience of designing
and conducting an ambitious undergraduate science programme over the
last six years at the Azim Premji University in Bengaluru. This is one
among many efforts in the country to go 'beyond the standard model' in
undergraduate education. An unusual factor is being part of the  Azim
Premji Foundation which has been engaged for two decades in dozens of
backward districts with government schools. and other human development
issues. After describing various features of the courses, and their
evolution, I will offer my personal views on the possible wider
implications for undergraduate science education in our country.

About the Speaker:
Rajaram Nityananda worked in areas of optics, crystallography, and
condensed matter, and astronomy, at the National Aerospace Laboratory
and the Raman Research Institute in Bengaluru before moving to the
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of
Fundamental Research in 2000, retiring in 2013.  He has served as editor
of Pramana, the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, and Resonance,
and took up teaching assignments in physics and astronomy at the
pre-PhD, masters, and undergraduate level during this period. After
2014, he has been a full-time member of the School of Arts and Science
at the  Azim Premji University in Bengaluru and taught in the
undergraduate programme.

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