Socio-Scientific Outreach

In this page we present resources created by a volunteer group of scientists, artists and science communicators from around India who collaborate under the umbrella – Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD19 (ISRC) group. Many scientists from IISER Kolkata contribute to the science outreach work of this group which is geared towards busting hoaxes and myths related to the coronavirus, and spreading general socio-scientific awareness related to the pandemic. We present only some of the science awareness materials here and provide links to the original site from where all the resources created by ISRC can be downloaded and shared freely.

Science awareness infographics on hoaxes and myths

Frequently asked questions on the coronavirus

Socio-scientific awareness graphic stories

Science awareness resources in many Indian languages

Our Work in Social Media

Scientists, artists fight misinformation as COVID-19 myths spread

Indian scientists mobilize to counter myths surrounding coronavirus

Videos on CoViD-19

Creating Social Awareness: A Bengali Audio Play

'Corona Kumir o Haridpada' (translated as : Crocodile Corona and Haripada) - is a script based on a lower middle class family in Bengal where the main earning member - a middle-aged man named Haripada - frustrated by the lockdown, has generally stepped out, met friends, and now - his mother is observed to be running a fever accompanied by a severe cough. The family panics thinking that she has been infected by COVID-19, but the pre-teenage son Gaalu keeps his head, calls up the local public health worker (ASHA-didi) and gets a load of instructions which he passes on to the rest of the family, who then decide to fight whatever comes as a team. The play has been written be Ayan Banerjee and enacted by Ujaan Banerjee, Rupkatha Bhadra, Ayan Banerjee (IISER Kolkata) and Anindita Bhadra (IISER Kolkata).


Dr. Jayaprakash Muliyil, one of India’s best epidemiologists, gives a comprehensive webinar on CoViD-19 and its growth pattern:


What does exponential growth mean for an epidemic? Mathematics made easy!


General Do’s and Don’ts