Science Refresher Courses/ Lecture Workshops / Research Projects

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Science is progressing at a fast pace. Teachers and students in colleges are unable to keep themselves abreast with the state-of –art in their various disciplines.  To overcome this lacunae IWSA has been conducting Refresher courses for teachers and Lecture workshops for students and teachers. These are supported by the Joint Education Panel of the three Science Academies; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, Indian Academy of Science, Bengaluru, National Academy of Science, Allahabad.  The courses and workshops conducted uptil now are given below.

Academies supported Refresher courses and lecture workshops

  1. Lecture workshop on Neurosciences: Biology to Disease Management, 3rd -4th August, 2018
  2. Lecture Workshop on Lasers and their applications, 20th -21st January, 2018
  3. Refresher course on Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry, 15th -30th Dec 2017
  4. Lecture Workshop on OMICS: Basics and Applications, 8th-9th July 2017
  5. Lecture Workshop on Bioinformatics, 6th -7th February, 2016
  6. Refresher Course on Foundations of Physics, 20th December, 2014- 2nd January, 2015
  7. Refresher Course on Advances in Plant and Animal Biotechnology, 3rd-16th February, 2013

Click on the above links for their respective reports.

Other Workshops 2017-to date:

Lasers, Fibre Optics & Optical Communications, Fibre Sensors

6th – 7th March, 2020

Workshop on Machine Learning 

3rd – 5th February, 2020

IARP Workshop on Beneficial Effects of Radiation and Indian Nuclear Energy Programme

14th September, 2019

Bioinformatics Workshop: Molecular Dynamics 

23rd-25th December, 2018

Bioinformatics Workshop: RNAseq data analysis

  1. 20th -23rd September, 2018
  2. 1st-4th December, 2017
  3. 13th -16th February, 2017

In the past a few Research projects have been conducted by IWSA members outside the domain of their regular work and with funding from different government and private agencies. These were:

(i) Integrated approach for tribal welfare with respect to women and children: Convenor : K. Ranadive (1981-1999). This project conducted in tribal areas of the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, with funding from different government agencies, investigated the health profiles of the tribal population. A variety of health problems among tribals, with emphasis on respiratory, gastro-intestinal and reproductive diseases were studied.

(ii) Assessment of indoor pollution in tribal population in western Maharashtra and its effects on health under different conditions of cooking fuel (U. Thakare, J.J. Nadkarni, R.S.Patil and S.C.Gupte) was funded by the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Delhi, in 2000-2003. The results of this study revealed that the concentration of carbon monoxide and respirable particulates was considerably reduced with the use of improved cooking stoves vis-à-vis traditional stoves when bio-fuel was used for household cooking purpose. Subsequently, the effects of this fuel on health of women, who are the major casualties in terms of lung functions and circulating immunoglobulin levels, were also monitored. Since several respiratory problems are of chronic nature, the authors recommended long-term studies to assess precise health effects of the use of bio-fuels, using both conventional and improved kitchen stoves.