What we do
Videos unveiling magnificent scientific discoveries and researchers’ journeys
Conveying scientific literature in lucid manner
MOOC videos and lecture recordings as educational media
Videos elaborating scientific concepts
Broadcasting exciting scientific events online
Partnering with several organizations, the SMC aims to build a strong and competitive presence as a science communication practitioner and foster an engaged and diverse community through collaborative Workshops and Webinars.
National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Starting in 2019, we have conducted a series of workshops and webinars on Science Communication with the support from NCSTC.
A workshop on Writing Science was conducted in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar in 2019. It included lectures, presentations, discussions, role-play, demonstrations, hands-on practice, feedback, mentoring and highly interactive sessions.
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
The SMC is involved in video recording and editing of lectures for courses and workshops offered by IISER Pune faculty members under the NPTEL programme.
NPTEL-SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds)
The SMC plays a crucial role in the video content creation for higher education faculty members for courses offered under the Ministry of Education’s SWAYM programme.
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune
Partnering with IUCAA Pune, SMC organized a 5-day online workshop for LIGO-INDIA. It provided training on science communication & soft skills to create a pool of volunteers, who will help the LIGO-India team communicate Gravitational Wave (GW) Science to the public.
A 5-day workshop was organized in collaboration with IndiaBioscience on Writing about Science for Non-Scientific Audiences
On an institutional level SMC is useful in connecting scientists, science journalists and the community of people who want to learn science. The institutional mechanism of having a Media Centre in a research and teaching institute is very good
- Dinesh Sharma (Managing Editor, India Science Wire)
Vigyan Prasar and SMC IISER Pune have been collaborating in conducting workshops for more than four years. People trained under SMC’s workshops have continued to work in areas where communication of science is taking place
- T V Venkateswaran (Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar)