Pune: CSIR National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) virtually organized a curtain-raiser
outreach program of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 jointly with Vijnana
Bharati, Pune on December 3, 2020.
Prof. A B Pandit initiated his talk saying “The research institutes need to be ready for the course correction or re-orientation of the research efforts which are being made.”
Prof Pandit talked about the earlier practices of syllabus revision which was conducted as a
mandatory activity; it was more to satisfy the NBA and NAAC requirements with very little or
no motivation to improve the capability of the graduates.
Prof. Pandit also underlined that it is not possible for us to see the impacts of the NEP and NISP right away but five years down the line, it will be visible. He highlighted the major ingredients of these policies that address several issues about teaching, the professionals and their assessment process.
Earlier, Dr S Chandrashekhar, Director, CSIR-NCL, Pune gave away the welcome remarks. Dr Shekhar Mande, Director General, CSIR in his address asked the common people to assess
the current situation with scientific temper. The pandemic is still not over; hence to fight with
this situation we have to behave appropriately by maintaining the safe distance, avoiding
gatherings and wearing face masks.
since its inception and briefed on the activities of proposed IISF 2020.