1st annual online refresher course in chemistry across India to begin on Nov 1

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1st annual online refresher course in chemistry across India to begin on Nov 1

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | SR | New Delhi

The first annual online refresher course in chemistry for all chemistry teachers of universities and colleges across India will begin on November 1.

This course has been developed by the National Resource Centre of Chemistry (NRCC) located at Guru Angad Dev Teaching-Learning Centre of Ministry of Human Resource Development at SGTB Khalsa College.

“The mandate of this course is to focus on latest developments in chemistry, new and emerging areas in the field of chemistry, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting the Chemistry curriculum more effectively,” Prof AK Bakhshi, Chairman, NRCC.

The course has already been uploaded on the SWAYAM portal of the MHRD (www.swayam.gov.in) in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and will be available free to the teachers of chemistry till 28 February 2019. The enrolment to the course will last upto 11 November.

Speaking about the highlights of course, Prof Bakhshi said this course has been developed with help of the expertise from all over the country and has been divided into various modules such as “Chem News”, “Chem Talks”, “Chem Nobel Laureates”, “Chem Pedagogy”, “Chem Simplified”, “Chem Misconceptions”, “Chem ICT Tools”, “Chem Safe Labs” etc.

Dr Vimal Rarh, Coordinator of NRCC said “Chem Safe Labs” modules will help educational institutes develop safer and environmental friendly practices for reducing the harmful chemical wastage.      

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