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Swayam Central

Introduction to Professional Scientific Communication

By Prof. S. Ganesh   |   IIT Kanpur
The objective of this course is to introduce undergraduate and postgraduate students to the different aspects of professional science communication including written and oral communication, and publication ethics in research.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : Science and engineering stream students interested or pursuing R&D related activities.
PREREQUISITES        : Basic level of understanding on concept and methodology in scientific research
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : This course is meant for professional development, and hence applicable to all R&D related industries and academia

Learners enrolled: 435

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 21 Feb 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction to Professional Scientific Communication, Discussion of creativity, research ideas and where 
    to find them, Inductive reasoning versus deductive reasoning
    Week 2: Hypothesis, reasoning and testing the hypothesis, Peer review process, Structure of a scientific report
    Week 3: Structure of a Research article, Title, abstract, methods, results, and discussion
    Week 4: Structure of a Research article contd., Schematic diagrams, figures, tables and flow charts – rationale and 
    usage, Ethics in biomedical research, Different forms of writing: scientific report, proposal, and reviews, 
    Presentations-thumb rules and good practice

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Mostly publically available literature. Will be shared with the participants during the launch of the course.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. S. Ganesh

    IIT Kanpur
    Prof. S. Ganesh teaches biology, genetics and genomics at IIT Kanpur. His research interests include human molecular genetics and neuroscience. He works on genetic forms of neurodegenerative disorders in humans to understand their genetics and disease mechanisms, and to develop therapeutics. He has been serving on the editorial boards of journals, and offers courses on professional and scientific communication at IIT Kanpur. For more information, visit his group’s website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~sganesh/

    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 March 2020, 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 IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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