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Swayam Central

Artistic Exploration in Scientific Research And Technology

By Prof. Bitasta Das   |   IISc Bangalore
Human-nature interaction exudes various outcomes. One of them is folk arts. Folklore, among all the human sciences, is probably one of the rare fields of inquiry that transcends disciplinary boundaries tying all expressive forms together. It encompasses not just the formal and standardized forms but also the rudimentary and fundamental expressive modes. Folklore is a significant tool to arrive at credible nuances about what it means to be “human” and about human expressive behaviour. In a country like India where majority of the population resides in rural, technologically untouched societies, it is the folk lexicon that gives expression to their worldview. The two domains of knowledge—Science and Art are seemingly different. While the objective of Science is to arrive at absolute truth, for Arts it is aesthetic expressions. This course brings together these two distant domains of knowledge and explores the aesthetics of science through Indian folk art.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students from any discipline PREREQUISITES: Interest in Scientific Concepts and creativity INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Folk art

Learners enrolled: 570

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 23 Aug 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Science and Art emergence of the two domains Week 2: Folk art: theory and perspectives; Understanding the diverse Indian folk art Week 3: Science and Indian folk art: Facilitating a dialogue Week 4: Exploring science through folk arts; Learning to create


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    Prof. Bitasta Das is presently Instructor-Undergraduate Programme at Indian Institute Science, Bangalore in the Humanities discipline. She teaches one module on “Ethnographic Methods” and one module on “People and Nature” and a course titled “Mapping India through the Folk Arts”. She has doctoral degree in Cultural Studies from Manipal University and is a gold medallist from Tezpur University, Assam. Arting Science is an area of work introduced by her at IISc where the students work in the interface of art and science to produce artefacts; songs, dance, play and painting that has scientific research and technology as its subject. She has many research papers and four books to her credit. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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