The Centre for Science Education and Communication (CSEC) at the University of Delhi was established in 1989 as a response to the changing relationship between society at large and the University. It was established to serve as an institution in which studies can be carried out by teachers and students of the University, and other interested individuals, for the generation of ideas and materials for the improvement of science education and for the promotion of a wider interest in science and scientific issues through all means of communications.
The Scheme of Innovation Projects is a highly successful venture of the University of Delhi. It is a unique scheme for promoting undergraduate research in colleges and inculcating a spirit of innovative and creative thinking among students.
The Innovation Projects Scheme for colleges of the University was conceptualized with a view to bring inter-disciplinary research into the purview of young students and faculty. The Innovation Projects Scheme was visualized as a means to break the mold and to encourage both the students and faculty members to think ‘out of the box’, look beyond curriculum restrictions and find solutions for real life challenges of the society.
It is the first scheme in the country to promote undergraduate and interdisciplinary research through university funding. The aim of the scheme is to develop a research culture in colleges and encourage the involvement of undergraduate students in research initiatives by the faculty.