There are currently a number of life science companies in India. Since the names are different, the purpose actually remains the same. These societies aim to bring people onto a universal platform and popularize science. It takes a certain initiative to popularize science, which is necessary for its further improvement in society.
Life Science Society Initiative (LSSI)
The increased efforts of dominant societies call for a more focused perspective. The current outlook is more aimed at raising awareness of science within the community, and interdisciplinary work is being done by some of these societies. Efforts should not only be aimed at gathering these intellectuals and students on a common platform, but also at inculcating in them the habit of interacting in the near future. The guidelines should therefore be aimed at the creation of a scientist, teacher, entrepreneur and above all an intellectual.
Scientist-Teacher Interaction (STI)
There should be an increased researcher-teacher partnership between science educators and scientists to teach science as it is practiced. There is a communication gap that is frequently observed between both the scientist and a teacher. The use and design of improved facilities, updating of knowledge and productive interactions between scientist and teacher should be practiced. The integration of teaching, research and human research must also be part of the process. Programs should be initiated to improve interactions between both groups.
Teacher-Student Interaction (TSI)
This interaction is indeed powerful and affecting. There are daily interactions and discussions within the members of this group. The popularization of science is a positive trait that can be initiated by this group. Aside from the academics, the vision in the near future must be towards the popularization of science. In many institutes and universities, the inclusion of research projects in the curriculum has created enthusiasm for research and science among the younger generation.
Scientist-Student Interaction (SSI)
In most cases, the reach of the students in the direction of science and/or scientists is limited. There is a lack of knowledge about research among the students, so a dialogue must be established within the academic-student community. In recent years, communication between these communities is possible through interactive sessions and programs such as conferences, symposiums, guest lectures or open forums.
But what is the life of this speech? Does the conversation end within four walls of the conference room? Which figures benefit from this program? What about grassroots initiatives?
One of the initiatives in this regard is the introduction of scientific magazines. In recent years, the number of science-based journals has increased. Science magazines used to be geared more towards specific age groups, but now they attract a broader audience. In part, the scientific journals have proven to break down barriers. But how many of them can afford to buy or read these magazines?
Science Awareness Strategy (SAS)
Where do we classify science, scientist or science educator? Do you always face a financial setback? Are science teachers about to change? How do students of natural sciences see the long-term perspectives of their careers in science?
Honestly, science is undoubtedly still not such a career dream for most of them. Therefore, science should become more attractive and focused. The researchers’ view of the students must become more open. The life science societies and organizations are driven by their own disciplines. They focus more on the organizational aspects and need to coordinate their activities on issues such as science education.
The state of science education in India is currently still critical compared to the rest of the world. The importance of science education should not be neglected. A concerted effort by scientific and educational communities has thus become an hour-long necessity.
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