Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched Project ‘Isaac’ to engage its students in creative projects to enhance their critical skills while they are confined to their homes because of Corona virus.
The project is inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, who was similarly sent home by Trinity College, Cambridge, because of the Great Plague of London in 1665.
During this year, Newton, then a 22-year-old college student developed some of his most profound discoveries, including early calculus, as well as his theories of optics and gravity.
As part of the project, four different competitions are being organized by IIT, Gandhinagar to cultivate new skills among students regarding writing, painting, coding, music, creative expression, and so on. Students can take part in competitions online.
Project Isaac is a model for academic institutions worldwide to explore ways to engage students in the midst of the pandemic.
Source : All India Radio