National Science Day & 12th Research Scholars’ Day Celebration

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National Science Day & 12th Research Scholars’ Day Celebration at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar
National Science Day & 12th Research Scholars’ Day Celebration at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar
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National Science Day & 12th Research Scholars’ Day Celebration

28th Feb, 2022, Bhubaneshwar: Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar observed the National Science Day and its 12th Research Scholars’ Day on February 28, 2022. The National Science Day is observed to honour the outstanding contribution and invention of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir C. V. Raman. The theme for 2022 is “’Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future”.  Prof. V. Adimurthy, ISRO Honorary Distinguished Professor graced the occasion as a Chief Guest through online mode. The event was celebrated on hybrid mode with physical presence as well as virtual presence of the students, research scholars, faculty members and the functionaries of the Institute.

On the eve of the Research Scholars’ Day on 25th Feb 2022, the institute conducted a poster presentation competition for its research scholars and awards prizes to the best posters. In the poster presentation session, total 42 nos. of Research Scholars showcased their research findings through posters and explained their research works to all.

Speaking on the Occasion, Prof. R. V. Rajakumar, Director IIT Bhubaneswar acknowledged the latest initiatives such as the creation of Rs. 76,000 Crore fund for the establishment of a Semiconductor Fabrication facility and actions encouraging Start-ups and private participation in Defence technologies by the Central Government. He also highlighted the recent achievements of the Institute in Semiconductor, IC designs, ARVR, Nano Science and the new initiatives taken up by the Institute in setting up PG courses and facilities in the same as well as the other areas. He called upon the students to develop interdisciplinary skills and better depth in understanding of science for better research and better application for engineering problem-solving. He further called upon for a fraction of Research Scholars to take to entrepreneurship, particularly in high technology areas.

Prof. V. Adimurthy in his address, highlighted the contributions made by Indian Physicists from 5th Century AD onwards in the area of space science. He further made a presentation on Chandrayan and Mars Mission of ISRO and, the self-reliance of the country achieved therein in detail. Furthermore, he spoke on the frontiers of space science and technology including interplanetary missions, space colonization and space stations. The Institute also shared the link of the webinar with the schools of Odisha inviting the participation of school children with the objective of rising their inquisitiveness and thought provoking questions.

Also present at the event were Prof. P. V. Satyam, Prof. Sujit Roy, Dr. P. R. Sahu and an enthusiastic participation from several Faculty Members, Officers, Staff and Students. Awards and participation certificate were given to the Research Scholars’ who have participated in the Research Scholars’ Day. Mr. Manas Ranjan Sial secured the first prize, the 2nd Prize was shared by Mr. Himadri Sekhar Basu, and Kalipada Chatterjee, and the 3rd prize was shared by Mr. Uma Shankar Biswal, and Ms. Samina Easmin.

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