Ashoka University announces Webinar SERIES ‘BEYOND THE CLASSROOM’ from May 26 to May 30

In the last week of May, Ashoka University under its interactive virtual seminar series Beyond the Classroom will host a week of multilingual lectures and firesides with its community of scholars, teachers, experts and thought leaders on Facebook and Instagram presenting their research and ideas in a language other than English. The live sessions will be open for everyone to attend.

Every day for five consecutive days beginning May 26, a new faculty member will break down complex academic research into simple, introductory 20-minute lectures. These seminars will use a mix of technical and colloquial language to make the content accessible to a variety of audiences/ The episodes will be broadcast simultaneously on YouTube.

May 26 (Tuesday) –  Prof Rita Kothari (professor of English, Gujarat Univ) Hindi/English/Gujarati/Sindhi

Title: ‘Bolchaal: a multilingual journey of India’

 May 27 (Wednesday)  – Debayan Gupta (Bengali)

Title: ‘Truth, Lies, and Secrets: A brief history of privacy’

 Debayan is an assistant professor of computer science. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale.

May 28 (Thursday) – Bittu Rajaraman (Biologist) | Kannada 

Title: ‘How we think: from the brain to behaviour’ 

May 29 (Friday) – Ali Khan Mahmudabad | Urdu 

Title: ‘Islamic Poetry: combat with the self’

May 30 (Saturday) – Rudrangshu Mukherjee (founding VC, Ashoka) | Bengali 

Title: ‘Remembering Bapu: Gandhi vs Swaraj’

Watch here the English version of BTC Semester 1