Creative, hands on, humanities leanings in the classroom
In order that the science and technology community in this country provide effective leadership for the knowledge society, and bring new insights to areas such as sustainable development, agriculture, industry and health, we need a broader conception of science and its deep and complex relations with society and culture. Today many science teaching institutes have started imparting to students an interdisciplinary and integrated training in the natural sciences. A further and necessary step in integration would be to bring together training in human sciences (including social sciences as well as humanities) with natural science training.
Humanities course at IISc aims to bring about synergy between the humanities and social sciences (or ‘human sciences’) and the natural sciences.