Today is : 19, September 2014
I am Dr. Neeti Misra, teaching physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of Acharya Narendra Dev College which I had joined in July 2003. I had started my teaching career in Kirori Mal College in 1996.
I did B.Sc.(Hons) in chemistry in 1992 and M.Sc. in physical chemistry from Hindu College, University of Delhi in 1994. I qualified CSIR(NET) examination held in December 1993 and did my Ph.D. in copolymer-copolymer interaction with Professor S.K. Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi.
I like to read myfavourite books in free time. Nowadays e books are available on the internet on various sites like gutenberg. These sites also have books that are not easily available today. I also like listening to old hindi film songs on my lap top while I am working.
My other interests
Besides teaching in the college i am actively involved in creating course content for Institute of Life Long Learning(ILLL). I have also been involved with NCERT as subject expert. During vacations I sometimes work as a resource person with Vidya Bhawan Education Resource Centre, Udaipur. The Education Research centre is an institute under Vidya Bhawan Society. It is doing some pioneering work in improving school education. For the last two years I have attended the Upper Primary Science and Mathematics Workshops as a resource person. These workshops are organized for teachers trainers of Care India. These teachers' trainers group is a dedicated group and it is a real pleasure to work with them. To read more about the activities going out in these workshops read the page on these workshops.
Since 2010, I have become involved in training teachers in EasyNow techniques. EasyNow is a bouquet of easy to learn and use software for developing multimedia content. Most of these software are easily and freely available. EasyNow is a bouquet because it is open ended since each user can add more software to it.
The content on WikiEducator pages can be created in many languages. I have tried typing in Hindi(हिन्दी). To type in hindi, the computer has to be configured for Dev Nagri keyboard. Many sites are available that help you set up the keyboard .
The font used for typing is a unicode font. For hindi I am using Akshar unicode. Once the keyboard for hindi typing is set up you can change the keyboard to hindi by pressing alt and shift together. Pressing these keys again will again set the keyboard to English. Here is my first attempt at typing Hindi directly on wikieducator.
यादों के झरोखों से
बादलों के बीच में
झाँकती हैं तितलियाँ
चमकती हैं बिजलियाँ
Workshop on Open Education Resources
I was introduced to WikiEducator in the workshop conducted byDr. Savithri Singh in October 2008 . The workshop coordinators were Dr. Sarita Kumar of Zoology Department and Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri of Physics Department. The programme coordinator was Mr. Subhash Kumar also of Physics Department. Many teachers as well as students of University of Delhi had actively participated in this workshop. Some participants had come from outside Delhi also.
Since January 2009 I have been involved as a resource person in several face-to-face L4C workshops to introduce others to WikiEducator family.
Wikieducator workshop- WikiEd08
Here is a look at work done during first two days of the workshop and the group photos of the last day.
I have been a member of three college commitees.
Papers in international journals-4
- Foreign Language Courses Committee- Acharya Narendra Dev College runs a foreign language centre of University of Delhi. The College offers certificate and Diploma Courses in four languages-French, German, Russian and Spanish languages.
- Examination Committee - This committee is responsible for conducting examinations in the college.
- Library Committee
Textbooks for schools-8
To look at the details of my publications click here.
My subpage Workshop gives the list of all the workshops , seminars and conferences that I have attended since the year 2000.
- Presentaion on introduction to thermodynamics
This presentation is tells among other topics, about:
-common terms used in thermodynamics
-introduction to the laws of thermodynamics
- Presentation on use of MATLAB in data analysis
The undergraduate students have to work on one project in each paper as a part of their internal assessment. In their second year, the B.Sc. Hons. students of chemistry submit a combined project of physical chemistry and computers and their application to chemistry.
List of physical chemistry projects submitted by the B.Sc.Chemistry(Hons.)-II year students in 2009
Article on Acharya Narendra Dev
My college has been named after the doyen of Indian socialist movement, a veteran of India's freedom struggle and an able educationist, Acharya Narendra Dev ji. To read about Acharya Narendra Dev click on this link
Launch of Wikieducator -India Chapter
ANDC teachers at the launch
The India Chapter of WikiEducator was inaugurated by eminent agriculturist scientist and Honorable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Dr. M.S. Swaminathanin in the presence of Shri. Jainder Singh IAS, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It was a national event held at India International Centre on the 15th November 2008 at 2:30 p.m. The India page in various languages was also inaugurated. This function was organised by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in association with GKP, OWSA and Acharya Narendra Dev College. I have done the translation of India page in Hindi,भारत. Contributions are invited for more articles on India page in Hindi.
Dr. Seema Gupta and myself at the launch
The second L4C workshops on Open Educational Resources-WikiEd09 started from 9th January 2009. The workshop was conducted by Acharya Narendra Dev College in association with Commonwealth of Learning(COL), Vancouver, Canada. The workshop was of four days duration. Two parallel workshops were held in which many teachers from the college and outside also participated. I was one of the facilitator of the workshop. It was a nice experience for me also as I gained much more while helping the participants of the workshop.The first session of 12th January was on Latex. It was an interesting lecture. The list of the maths commands we learned can be seen here. The page title is LATEX Tutorials.
For photos of WikiEd09 click here.
My photo gallery
This presentation was created using video captured on my mobile phone about a year ago during the lab work. The audio was added later and the entire presentation was made using EASY NOW techniques developed by CEMCA.
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