I am a teacher and teach Molecular Biology and Plant Cell Biology for Masters students.
I teach, part time, at Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, and at a college,
affiliated to Bangalore University.
I have put in more than 40 years of teaching and with plenty of
luck, am still going strong.
I had a whole lot of notes sitting in my cupboard made from my four decades of teaching.
I have put these teaching notes on the web for the benefit of
the students; they can download the notes and are free to use it as they wish.
I concentrate more on Black Board teaching and have
not opted for PowerPoint / Slide Projection mode of teaching.
It is easy for a teacher to deliver the material by
PowerPoint presentations and one can also use a lot of attractive and informative graphics, but students' attention
is distracted from proper understanding because their attention is drawn to visuals and cannot concentrate on words
that the teacher delivers in the class room and the whole understanding of the concept tends to get lost;
this is what my students have told me.
So my web notes provides the input for their studies, and it is better
than dictating notes for students.
Below are the sites that I have been maintaining for my students:Molecular Biology for Masters
Plant Cell Biology for Masters
Plant Cell Biology for PreUniversity
The notes were collected from reading a whole lot of books, reviews and journals
that also includes some of my own research work.
I have tried my best to acknowledge the authors of all those books,
who have illuminated and enriched my knowledge in Molecular Biology and Plant Cell Biology.
Certain websites hosted by eminent professors have given me an
insight about how one can present the matter in lucid and in a simple way.
I, with a deep sense of gratitude, acknowledge them while referring
to their material and few of their great diagrams, which are of great use for my students.
Many have given permission to use graphics and many are yet to
say yes; however the use of the materials is for fair use and not for any propaganda
or financial gains.