27 September, 2020

Sharda University ignites young minds through informative Internship

New Delhi: Physics Department of Sharda University organized a five-day DST INSPIRE Internship Science Camp” subsidized through Department of Science and Technology (Govt. Of India), from 29th July to second August. Dr. Meenal Gupta changed into the coordinator of the occasion. The camp engaged extra than one hundred thirty Class XI college students from various faculties in and across the NCR region. The camp aimed toward inspiring younger minds with several informative and interactive periods with the aid of esteemed DST mentors within the morning, and fingers-on laboratory sessions in Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Mathematics, and Environmental Science in the afternoon.

Prof. SBS Mishra, NIT Jalandhar became one of the mentors of the camp who got here the first day. Other Sharda University dignitaries present covered Prof. GRC Reddy (Vice-Chancellor), Prof. RP Agrawal (Chief Advisor), Prof. HS Gaur (Dean of School of Basic Sciences and Research), Prof. PK Singh (HOD Physics) & Dr. Meenal Gupta (Physics Dept, Organizer of DST technology camp).

Addressing the students, Prof. GRC Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, Sharda University said “India had a terrific record in technology and with all our efforts we will take a large soar within the close to future. The students need to consciousness on ‘How and Why’ of things as opposed to simply that specialize in rote gaining knowledge of. In the 21st century, the pecking order of nations would not be determined via their army or financial electricity, however via their knowledge power.”

DST Mentor, Prof. SBS Mishra stated, “RC Feynman once wrote a systematic paper titled “There are masses of room at the lowest” which caused scientists growing smaller and smaller gadgets to store information main as much as nowadays’s nanotechnology revolution”. Next turned into a communicate on rising developments in laptop technology consisting of synthetic intelligence, statistics technological know-how and digital reality through Dr. B.B. Sagar, CS, BIT Noida.

Bioinformatics, Mathematics had been in focus on the second day and blanketed lectures from mentors inclusive of Dr. Latha Narayanan, Shri Venkateshwara College, DU who shared her insights on diverse regions within biology and informatics and also pointed out thrilling streams, together with protein modeling and genomics, laptop aided drug design amongst others. Dr. M.M. Mishra, Asst. Prof, Mathematics, Hansraj College briefed the students approximately the essential structure of mathematics.

On the 0.33 day, Prof. Mohammed Fahim, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, an professional in Cardio-Pulmonary physiology counseled students on options and strategies of choosing a career in technology. It became followed by using a lecture on “Research Advances in Plant Biotechnology and Crop Improvement” with the aid of Dr. Manoj K. Sharma, Asst. Prof, JNU.

On the 4th day, Dr. R.K. Kotnala NPL, New Delhi, discussed the emerging subject of Hydro-Electrical Cells (HECs) and gave a stay demonstration of cells made in his lab whilst those cells lit up LED lights by way of just coming into contact with water. Prof. RM Mehra from Sharda university educated the students on semiconductor physics and sun cells.

On the final day, Prof. HS Gaur Sharda University pointed out careers in agricultural technology. DST mentor Prof. P.K. Joshi, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU addressed the students on “Geo-informatics for environmental control” the usage of far-flung sensing information from satellites and Prof. Anand Mohan, Dayalbagh Educational Institute mentioned Geology, while emphasizing the reality that how crucial it’s miles to guard the Earth’s prone soil cowl upon which our agriculture is based totally.

At the valedictory characteristic, Prof. HS Gaur (Dean SBSR, Sharda University) welcomed the Chief Guest Prof. Ravinder Kumar (retired IGNOU). He discussed the significance of younger students understanding the system wherein technological know-how progresses. Quoting Thomas Kun he said “technology doesn’t progress linearly but in episodes that mark discontinuous jumps from one paradigm to any other. Even social sciences may want to qualify to be called sciences”. Prof. RM Mehra, Prof. HS Gaur, and Prof. Ravinder Kumar distributed awards for an essay writing competition.

One of the highlights of the science camp was the afternoon laboratory periods, in which students enthusiastically participated in diverse hands-on scientific activities in Sharda University laboratories of Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Mathematics & Environmental Science.

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