Start with the last three questions from personal experience and then
come to the others
On 12/5/17, Rajesh Khindri <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We are having a two-day joint meeting of Academic and Executive Councils
(4th and 5th), so Kingshuk is going to be tied up with that today. So, it
will be good if you and Nitika can talk to a few applicants as you have
suggested and based on the those, formulate a set that Kinghshuk can follow.
Probably telecons will need to be divided up among four of you (including
Set of questions seem fine. The more we get them to talk, it helps us
understand. By switching language, you can also try to check out language
proficiency level. Keenness, interest and initiative are what I presume
everybody will be looking for.
On Monday 4 December 2017, 10:58:20 PM IST, Anish Mokashi
Tomorrow, Nitika, Kingshuk and I are going to call up a few applicants.
Should each of us try to assess different things for some applicants whom we
Obviously we can't assess hands-on aspects on the phone, but these are some
points that I want to find out through the conversation:
A: Interest in understanding others’ learning process.
B: Basic understanding of a few science concepts.
C: What does the applicant feel about doing experiments/hands-on?
D: Attitude about learning something new or about not knowing something.
E: Ability to listen to others, respond with relevant points, engage in a
Could you give feedback on the following sample questions for AFSPs and
(Has the applicant read the advertisement? How has the applicant understood
Describe the nature of the job.
What is hands-on science?
Why hands-on? Why do experiments at all?
Give examples of two school science experiments that you find interesting.
What will you do if an experiment does not show the results you are
Which topic in science do you like and why? Which topic in science do you
dislike and why?