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October 11, 2009

IISc's Bachelors in Science (BS)

Now that the prestigious Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has planned to offer a four-year Bachelors in Science (BS) degree from the 2011 academic year, students can hope for a very meaningful shift in science education. The proposed course will be unlike the usual three-year BSc course and unique because it will blend basic science with engineering — never tried before. A BS student has to compulsorily choose an engineering course too. Basic science courses will be offered in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and materials science while a student can choose engineering courses from electrical, mechanical, civil and computer science. It will be a fusion of fundamental science and the practicalities of it all as are engineering courses. Imagine a fusion of mathematics and computer science under an expert faculty in both the streams or of biology and electrical or mechanical engineering towards biophysics or biomechanics, one of the most happening fields in the world’s best universities. Therefore, let not the would-be BS student at the IISc be inspired by a job market edge alone; some job will definitely come his way, given the IISc image. What is more important is how he will benefit from the fusion of disciplines and how he will contribute to quality research by extracting the best from both fundamental science and engineering. The only tragedy is that it should happen only after 100 long years of the IISc’s establishment. However, as they say, better late than never. THE SENTINEL

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