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About CoESME

The Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CoESME) at IISER Pune has been set up as a part of the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching under the ambit of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.
CoESME aims to strengthen science education in India by engaging with various stakeholders, in particular teachers of school & undergraduate level science and mathematics. The objective of this centre is to help impart pedagogy training to teachers as well as hands on science education to teachers and students from schools, colleges, universities and research institutes. Our focus is concept-based learning, with emphasis on pedagogical innovation by and for teachers. Since its inception in October 2015, CoESME has organised workshops and activities for various target groups towards this goal. 
 
A. Beneficiaries of Pedagogy Training conducted by CoESME, IISER Pune*:                                            (up to March 2020)
Activities
Participants
Workshops, Hands-on Sessions and Seminars for School Teachers
10,912
Workshops and Training Programmes for Undergraduate Teachers
3,259
Total    
14,171

 
B. Beneficiaries of Online Pedagogy Training conducted by CoESME, IISER Pune*:                                            (April-July 2020)
Activities
Participants
One-week Online Workshop for College Teachers on REsearch BAsed Pedagogical Tools
120
Two Half-days Online Workshop on Introduction to Assessments and Assessment Tools
103
Total    
223
 
C. Educational Resources generated by CoESME, IISER Pune*:                                            (upto July 2020)
Under- and Post-graduate Level
Number
Resource Packages for Using Research-based Pedagogical Tools in the College Classroom 10
   
School Level  
Low-cost, Hands-on Science Toys at the Science Activity Centre 210
Videos on Using various Teaching Resources 191
Sequential Photographs of Hands-on Activites 165
Total    
576
 
*This data is also reflected on the MHRD-PMMMNMTT Portal
 
Other Activities of CoESME, IISER Pune:                                                                                                            (up to October 2019)
Activities
Participants
Training programmes for scientists, policy makers, educators etc. on science communication, management,
policy related to various educational and R&D schemes 
689
Science Camps for Students
1,336
Hands-on Science Activities, Demonstrations at the Science Activity Centre
~20,000
Visitors to Science Exhibitions organised by Science Activity Centre
~20,494
 
 
 
RBPT Resources for College Teachers
CoESME conducted a series of workshops across India for teachers of undergraduate science and mathematics courses, on Research-based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs). One of the outcomes of the project was a set of resources created by selected participants of the workshops, for other teachers. We encourage you to browse through these resources and try out inquiry-based teaching in your own classroom using them.
We welcome any feedback and comments on these Resource Packages at coesme@iiserpune.ac.in
 
 
Programmes
CoESME's activities can be classified under the following broad areas (see CoESME Programmes for more details)
 
     
 
See our Past Activities and Upcoming Events for more details and CoESME Photo Gallery for glimpses of our various workshops, camps and training programmes.
 
 
Collaborations
To better tap and leverage available resources and expertise in the field, CoESME has followed the policy of collaborating with various organisations and funding agencies. We have implemented projects in collaboration with several government (RMSA, DBT, DST) as well as non-government (Newton-Bhabha Fund [British Council], ISEF, Vigyan Ashram, etc.) bodies.
In each case, we try to find the best pedagogical practices and disseminate them to the largest audience.
 
Contact us
For queries, information and requests, write to us acoesme@iiserpune.ac.in or call us at 020-25908211/8277.

Follow us on Twitter: @CoESMEIISERPUN1

 
 
Team CoESME
Dr Apurva Barve
Centre Coordinator
 
Prachi Pasalkar
Senior Teaching Assistant
 
Shanti Pise
Senior Teaching Assistant
 
Ashok Rupner
Senior Teaching Assistant (Activity Centre)
 
Chaitanya Mungi
Teaching Assistant (Activity Centre)
 
Renuka Ambarkhane
Multi-skill Office Assistant
 
Tejashri Nanaware
Multi-skill Office Assistant
Dr. Asim Auti
Consultant, NRC (Climate Change)

 

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