Saturday, March 16, 2013

A web-based course “Science, Technology & Society” developed by IIT Guwahati/ NPTEL is now freely available

A web-based course "Science, Technology & Society" (, developed by IIT Guwahati under the Indian National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), is now freely available to lifelong learners.

This course contains eight modules, namely:  

  • Science as Culture Social Context of the Production of Scientific Knowledge
  • Organisation of Production of Scientific Knowledge and Professionalisation of Science
  • Society and Culture: Resources and Legitimation of Knowledge
  • Perspectives on Science-Technology Relationship
  • Science in Colonial and Post-colonial India
  • Emerging Technologies
  • New Ethical Codes for New Technologies: Responses of the Civil Society Discussion and Forum
  • Science: From Public Resource to Intellectual Property

Further Details: "Science, Technology & Society" (

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