Hindu’s secret formula of success | Best Science Colleges – Best Colleges News

Hindu College has a wonderful legacy of pedagogy in topics coated beneath the science stream—Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The faculty has a wonderful laboratory infrastructure, which bought a fillip after the addition of the brand new science block in 2019. Like schools throughout the nation, Hindu College additionally confronted many challenges as a result of of the Covid pandemic. The greatest drawback was conducting sensible lessons on-line. The faculty administration and lecturers brainstormed to recreate the laboratory atmosphere for the scholars on the digital platform. In some instances, software program purposes have been made accessible and utilized by the school.

Hindu College has a wonderful legacy of pedagogy in topics coated beneath the science stream—Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The faculty has a wonderful laboratory infrastructure, which bought a fillip after the addition of the brand new science block in 2019. Like schools throughout the nation, Hindu College additionally confronted many challenges as a result of of the Covid pandemic. The greatest drawback was conducting sensible lessons on-line. The faculty administration and lecturers brainstormed to recreate the laboratory atmosphere for the scholars on the digital platform. In some instances, software program purposes have been made accessible and utilized by the school.

The lecturers went out of their method to make sure that studying continued with out disruptions. Along with the laboratory workers, they braved the pandemic disruptions, went to the labs themselves to hold out the experiments and document them for the scholars. All this was achieved whereas following Covid protocols. They paid consideration to the minute particulars for demonstrating the experiments and offered the scholars with as consultant an expertise as attainable.

The faculty additionally made use of the net studying portal, Coursera, to supply college students entry to check materials. It has initiated and financed a number of inter-disciplinary, analysis and innovation tasks with undergraduate college students in an internet set-up. The Innovation Council of the faculty, established beneath the Union ministry of training, has continued to strengthen the spirit of scholar entrepreneurship by participating the school and college students in on-line occasions throughout India. The faculty additionally began the Hindu Fortnightly Lecture Series in collaboration with eminent scientists of the nation.

Student Speak | Rayirth Bhat

BSc Physics (Hons) third Year, Hindu College

Rayirth Bhat, BSc Physics (Hons) third Year, Hindu College

“I still recall March 8, 2020—the last time I attended my college and tasted those yummy samosas in the canteen. It’s been more than a year. But our teachers have worked very hard to help us learn in an online environment. They have been very understanding, especially because it is easy to develop ‘online sickness’. Our lab sessions too have been conducted online, with proper apparatus and procedures. The only drawback was the length of the lectures and lab sessions. In the online mode, you feel lethargic after a point and need a break. But our teachers have tried their best to make the classes interactive. I believe the online mode has given us more opportunities to take up projects and internships. We have participated in projects under the Hindu College Innovation Council. Our college participated in the Asian Undergraduate Summit 2021, hosted online by the National University of Singapore from June 7 to 10, 2021. It gave us global exposure and a platform to present our ideas on the scientific developments in Asia.”

– As instructed to Mrini Devnani

Student Speak | Ananya Sehgal

BSc Chemistry (Hons) First Year, Hindu College, Delhi

Ananya Sehgal, BSc Chemistry (Hons), First Year, Hindu College, Delhi

“I began my college life sometime in late November 2020. Hindu College erased any apprehensions I may have had at the very outset. Ten minutes into our first online meet, I was already feeling at home. I was pleasantly surprised as to how easy it was to fit in. Our teachers were so welcoming. Even in an online set-up, they had us pumped up with contagious enthusiasm. The immense work our teachers put in daily—by making presentations and videos to ensure we have no trouble grasping the concepts—is heart-warming. It almost seems nothing goes wrong if they are around. The college has delivered a vibrant atmosphere online, and with its numerous societies and clubs, there’s always a buzz of activity.”

– As instructed to Mrini Devnani

2. Miranda House, New Delhi

Student Speak | Arju

BSc Chemistry (Hons), Third Year, Miranda House, Delhi

Arju, BSc Chemistry (Hons), Third Year, Miranda House, Delhi

“The sudden shift to online learning did initially disturb the flow of regular classes. We had to get used to various applications needed to perform the academic tasks online. But with time, we adjusted and improvised on our learning methods. One drawback with online learning was the lack of hands-on lab practice for Science students. It has affected our grasping abilities to some extent even though our teachers did their best to fill the void with the help of presentations and videos and through websites that offered us hands-on virtual lab experience. During the pandemic, the college has ensured that there was no lack of study material and offered us access to important books, practice questions and notes, and also offered regular workshops on difficult topics. The faculty provided us with engaging assessment that requires teamwork. This made learning more efficient. However, social interactions with our friends and teachers have been restricted to the ‘screen’, which has led to some dissatisfaction as we cannot enjoy the regular college experience.”

– As instructed to Mrini Devnani

3. Madras Christian College, Chennai

Student Speak | David S.M.

MSc Chemistry, Final Year, MCC

David S.M., MSc Chemistry, Final Year, MCC

“Initially, it was hard to follow the concepts on the online platform. It is difficult to attain practical learning without lab experience. Our teachers did their best to explain the concepts through customised virtual lab sessions, which enabled conceptual learning. We could not perform micro-projects in labs but started using our intellectual skills to analyse topics and made use of the freely available cheminformatics tools. During the last semester, hybrid classes (online and on-campus) were available. We turned up at the research labs to follow up on our project work and gain hands-on experience. Doing a large part of the research work within three months meant a lot of pressure, but we achieved more than what we might have in the entire year. It has helped me gain admission for doctoral studies at the University of Utah.”

– As instructed to R. Gireeshvaran

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