IISc Press welcomes you to the release of a new book entitled “Research Methodology for Natural Sciences” by Soumitro Banerjee

Date of Release: 4th August, Thursday

Time: 11.00 am (Online)

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Release by Professor Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Interdisciplinary Sciences Division, IISc 

About the book: This book introduces budding scientists to the method of science. Science tries to find out the laws governing the material world and explain various natural events and phenomena following a definite methodology: proposing hypotheses and postulates and accepting or rejecting these based on evidence. This book contains a step-by-step exposition of the method. The book begins with philosophical issues like subjective versus objective thinking, materialism versus idealism, logical reasoning, causality etc. Then the methodological issues in proposing and testing hypotheses and postulates, making measurements, and conducting theoretical research are covered. The third part deals with the ethics of science and the art of scientific communication.

About the Author: Soumitro Banerjee is an Indian electrical engineer and a professor at the Department of Physical Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata. He is known for his studies on bifurcation phenomena in power electronic circuits and is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. the National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy. He is also a fellow of The World Academy of Sciences. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2003


Dr. Bitasta Das will initiate the event:   

11:00 am         Welcome Address

Chair IISc Press, Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, CPDM, IISc 


11:10 am         About the Book and Author

Prof. Gautam Menon, Professor, Ashoka University


11:25 am         Author’s Remark

Prof. Soumitro Banerjee, IISER Kolkata


11.40 am         Release of the Book and Address

Prof. Navakanta Bhat, Dean, Interdisciplinary Sciences Division, IISc


11.50 am         Vote of Thanks

Chair OoC, Prof. Kaushal Verma, Dept. of Mathematics, IISc