Bhavya Gupta and Aashka Wadhwani, students of newly launched BMS Program (Integrated Program in Bio Molecular Sciences) have been selected in The National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS), a major initiative of HBCSE, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai. The broad goals of the Centre are to promote equity and excellence in Science and Mathematics Education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country.
National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS), a major initiative of the HBCSE (TIFR) concerning tertiary science education in India, was launched in the summer of 2004. With thrust on promoting undergraduate research and learning, the NIUS camps are conducted each year which include sessions related to -a) frontier research areas in the discipline, b) core scientific areas/concepts, c) laboratory activities involving planning and decision making, d) comprehension of scientific papers, and e) problems solving.
NUV students are selected in NIUS camps every year since 2014-15. While the UG Science curriculum represents the University’s vision, the teaching methodologies adopted, empowers students with critical thinking skills, a scientific temperament and a multidisciplinary approach to solve problems that challenge humanity. Attending seminars/ conferences/ science camps is encouraged as it gives students a platform to network with peers and eventually widens their academic horizons.