Course modules

  1. Pandemics in history – Black plague, Spanish flu, COVID-19: Statistics and Global Effects, Reasons for the Spread,
  2. What is the difference between the terms ‘Corona’, ‘Coronavirus’, and ‘COVID-19’?
  3. Why is COVID-19 proving to be Lethal? Why do most people who get infected not even get hospitalized?
  4. How can we control the spread of the disease?
  5. What are the medicines against this disease? How do they work?
  6. What will the eventual outcome of this pandemic?
  7. Will a vaccine be developed? Will it be useful?
  8. What should we worry about next?

Course instructors

Tejas M Gupte, Ph.D
Luisa Scott, Ph.D
Sukant Khurana, Ph.D
Dr. Dipasri Konar
Dr. Le Phuong Nguyen

Important Information

Course Fees: USD 10 | INR 700
Course Starts: 13 July 2020 – 20 July 2020
Course Timings: 7 AM IST – 8:30 AM IST


  • The course will be delivered live on Zoom.
  • The Zoom link will be emailed to all who sign up.
  • Please mute yourselves while the instructor is speaking.
  • Recordings will be shared for a limited time on request.
  • Further study material will be emailed to all participants.