iiser_ulc_ulloor_1iiser_ulc_ulloor_2In response to the demand from enthusiastic students and eager parents, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune hosted for the first time, an in-house summer school for students of class IX to XII from in and around Pune. A statement issued by IISER said the aim was giving students an exposure to various disciplines of science in a fun way through interactive lectures, videos, demonstrations, hands-on experiments, research-lab visits among others, thereby making learning an enjoyable experience.

More than 100 applications from Baramati, Bhandara, Nasik, and Solapur, besides Pune were received, of which 50 students were selected. They were joined by 30 students from Assam who were visiting IISER Pune as a part of a national programme called Ishan Vikas Shibir.

Each day of the five-day camp was allotted to a different discipline of science, which was covered by scientists from IISER Pune and some invited experts. The school was inaugurated by director of IISER K. N. Ganesh who talked to students about what is science, how it is done, the joy of doing it, and how various disciplines are all inter-related. Sheela Donde, in-charge of outreach activities at IISER Pune and organizer of the programme, explained the main theme and gave an overview of the entire event.

Source: The Times of India