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PhD Candidate in Science Communication


Currently pursuing the last lap of my Doctoral studies; scroll down to learn more about my education and contributions. 

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PhD in Science Communication, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru, India

August 2018 - present

Major Contributions

  • Co-conducted a panel discussion and a full day workshop on Science Communication at Dept. of Biochem., Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, 31 Janurary 2023

  • Co-convenor and Chair of Science Communication track at the Americal Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago and worldwide (hybrid), Apr 2022- Feb 2023

  • Mondal Sreshtha, Binoy VV (2021), A storm is coming! How does the Indian public and media attend to Cyclones?, SY44A-007 presented at 2021 Fall Meeting, AGU, 13-17 Dec. 

  • Winner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Covid-19 Challenge: India Turning the Tide edition in Track - 'Highlighting and communicating Covid-19 information that is scientifically accurate' held from 28-30 August 2020.

  • Contributor (Science Popularization Team) -  Indian Scientists Response to COVID-19 (ISRC)

  • Science Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 - Contributor in various capacities such as communications and outreach, policy suggestions for science communication in India, amongst others. 

  • Oral Presentation on ‘Girls v/s Boys: Does Gender Influence the Knowledge and Attitude of School Children from Water Scarce Rural Regions Towards Water Management?’,  National Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, 29th Swadeshi Science Congress. ICAR -Central Plantation Crop Research Institute (CPCRI) Kasargod , 2020 

  • Conducted second session of SciCommSci Journal Club on 'Science communication in India: Where are we heading next?' at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) on 19 October 2019.

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MSc (Distinction) Biotechnology, Dept. of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

July 2015 - July 2017

Major Contributions

  •  Poster Presentation at International  Conference on Drug Design by Schrodinger at JNU (7-9th Apr  2017)

  • Youngest participant at Indo-UK Workshop in science journalism for women organised by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (Govt. of India) & British Council at IISER-Pune (4-7th Mar 2017)

  • Poster presentation at Genomeet (ISHR- Indian Chapter) at CSIR-IGIB (27-29th Jan 2017)

  •  Attendee at 3rd IIT-Madras Tokyo Tech Joint Symposium on "Algorithms & Applications of Bioinformatics" at IIT-Madras (5-6th Nov 2015)

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BSc(Honours) Zoology, Gargi College, University of Delhi

July 2012 - June 2015

Major Contributions

  • Fellow, Microsoft-WWF India Create to Inspire Fellowship 2014-15. 

  • Indo-US Conference & Workshop on Systems & Synthetic Biology  2014, sponsored by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India & National Science Foundation, USA at JNU.

  • International Conference on Stem Cell Research, Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics & Applied Biotech. -Organized by Krishi Sanskriti at JNU.

  •  Best Poster Presenter at National Conference on Striving & Thriving towards the diffusion of student-driven research in Science & Technology for Inspired Learning 2014- sponsored by University Grants Commission and organized by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi.

  • Bioworld 2013, Organized by Kusuma School Of Biosciences, IIT-D
    * Biotikos 2015, organized by TERI University

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