Swagata received her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from IIT, Delhi, and completed her Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Subsequently, she pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University, USA. Swagata has published multiple research papers in reputed international journals and has presented my work at several national and international conferences. Apart from conducting state-of-the-art research, she has mentored many Ph.D. students and has been actively involved in science outreach programs. She has also worked as a scientific writer and editor, helping researchers across the world publish their papers in international journals. Besides being a science enthusiast, she is an ardent admirer of visual, performing, and culinary art and enjoy exploring new places.
Swagata teaches Chemistry to IBDP students at BIS and has attended the IBDP Category 1/2 workshop on Chemistry. She strives to implement a constructivist and inquiry-based learning approach in her class, which challenges students to think critically, ask relevant questions, connect ideas and eventually become independent learners. She believes flipped classrooms, where students take responsibility of their own learning by engaging with problems, working collaboratively, learning from peers and evaluating their own progress with minimal intervention from the teacher, provide the most successful learning environment.