Bringing research in to the classroom is one of the vision of the college. ANDC is promoting a culture of research as a major co-curricular activity for the past many years. Here students and the faculty share an adventure of discovery and the laboratories are abuzz with research activities through the year. How to strike a balance between teaching and research, without putting unnecessary pressure on the students and the faculty is what we are striving for.
To encourage critical thinking and intellectual curiosity amongst the students, they are provided with various opportunities to participate in research projects under the guidance of faculty members as their mentor. The gained experience not only advances the understanding of students in an academic discipline but also imparts intellectual maturation that comes from designing experiments and taking responsibility for the process. Research activities not only keep the students as well as faculty members updated with the advancements being made in the world of science, the research grants help in improving the infrastructure and in developing state of the art laboratories.
The research projects in the college are funded by three sources: the grants received by individual teachers from external funding agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR; from the college and since last year from the university of Delhi.
As is said: We can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if they are taught to learn by creating curiosity and by giving them opportunity to find answers to their own questions, they will continue the learning process all their life.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other people. ~Bill Beattie