Report on University Science Education



  1. V. G. Bhide (now deceased)
  2. J. Chandrasekhar
  3. M. K. Chandrashekaran
  4. S. Datta Gupta
  5. B. M. Deb
  6. R. Gadagkar
  7. N. Mukunda
  8. A. Sitaram
  9. V. Srinivas
  10. R. Srinivasan
  11. M. Vidyasagar


  1. "Statistical Outline of India: 1988-89", Tata Press Ltd., Bombay.
  2. National Policy on Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, 1986.
  3. This is an annual average from the total 8th Plan outlay on school education. See, for instance, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Volvo, No.2, p.18 (1993).
  4. Report of the Working Group constituted by the Planning Commission to suggest ways and means to improve undergraduate courses in science at Indian Universities, 1989.
  5. Arvind Kumar and A.S.Nigavekar, on "Physics Education" in "Physics in India" edited by S.S. Jha, Diamond Jubilee Publication, INSA, New Delhi (1994), chapter 2, pp 13
  6. Reports of the Curriculum Development Centres, University Grants Commission (1991).
  7. B.M.Deb, Current Science ,67,427 (1994).
  8. Current Science, 63, 270 (1992).
  9. "Reforms in our Universities : A New Perspective". A Report submitted to the Governor of Maharashtra, March 1993.
  10. The Report of the University Education Commission (December 1948 - August 1949),
  11. Government of India Press, Simla (I 949).
    Report of the Education Commission 1964-1966, Government of India Press, Delhi (1966).
  12. After preparation of this document, there has been considerable discussion of a proposal to set up a National Science University (NSU), (cf Current Science, Vol. 67, pp5O2-519, 10 October 1994). In Council's view, the proposals contained in the present document are wider in scope, more feasible, and take into account all aspects of this situation in a balanced way.
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    • Theory Of Evolution

      Posted on 23 January 2018

      Joint Statement by the Three Science Academies of India on the teaching of the theory of evolution

    • Academy Public Lecture

      Posted on 19 January 2018

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      25 January 2018 at 1600 hrs
      Ground floor, Main auditorium, New Biological Sciences Building, IISc
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    • 29th Mid-year meeting

      Posted on 19 January 2018

      The 29th Mid-year meeting of the Academy will be held from 29–30 June 2018 in Infosys, Mysuru

    • 84th Annual meeting

      Posted on 19 January 2018

      The 84th Annual meeting of the Academy will be held from 2–4 November 2018 in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

    • New Fellows and Honorary Fellow

      Posted on 1 January 2018

      List of Fellows and Honorary Fellow elected during 2017 (effective 2018).

    • Summer Research Fellowship Programme 2018

      Posted on 16 December 2017

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      Posted on 01 December 2017
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      16 to 28 April, 2018
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    • In remembrance

      Most recent entry 8 January 2018

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