Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Hindustan Times on IISc's UG program

Happy new year, folks!

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As some of you might know, our Institute launched a 4-year BS program in 2011. The students of the first batch have just entered the fourth semester, in which they begin classes in their major subjects (after taking a common set core courses in the sciences, humanities and engineering). As expected, the most popular major, with over a third of the batch opting for it.

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Today's HT carries a news report about the program. Let me just say that it's largely -- and gratifyingly! -- positive.

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This semester, I teach a course on thermodynamics (with a focus on applications in materials science) for the UG students in the materials major (+ a few others). Exciting times!