To foster a well-rounded grasp of technical fundamentals and nurture advanced skills, educational projects and dissertations have become crucial. These efforts not only boost knowledge but also encourage an open-minded approach to learning. Project-based courses are particularly important as they help students appreciate knowledge deeply by exposing them to real-world challenges.
On November 6, 2023, the Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences (TIES) organized a one-day workshop focused on student projects. This workshop went beyond just completing projects; it delved into the intricate processes of selecting topics and setting objectives, equipping students with vital skills.
The event attracted participation from both undergraduate and postgraduate students from respected institutions like St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Sacred Hearts College Autonomous, Thevara, and St. Theresa's College Ernakulam. The diversity among the participants led to rich collaborative learning experiences.
The primary goal of the workshop was to provide students with a strong understanding of the scientific method. Dr. Punnen Kurian, the Secretary of TIES, led this enlightening session. Under his guidance, students embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of research methodology and project development.