To make science popular, it is necessary to make it easy
Author(s): City Air NewsDifferent pictures taken on the second day of the three-day Punjab Science Congress held at PTU Kapurthala campus. 17th Punjab Science Congress & Expo becomes a major crowd-puller; experts lauded the efforts of...
17th Punjab Science Congress & Expo becomes a major crowd-puller; experts lauded the efforts of paper presenters who came up with posters as well to showcase their research
Jalandhar, February 15, 2014: It has been observed in the recent past that generally students lose interest in science as they graduate from school level to higher education. Something path breaking needs to be initiated such that this does not happen. This was one of the main points of the panel discussion held on the second day of the three-day Punjab Science Congress at PTU Kapurthala campus. Experts came to the consensus that teaching science in easy language, communicative the concepts effectively, making learning aids easily available etc. shall help maintain the interest of students in the subject. The other main point of the panel discussion was how to use science for sustainable growth and to achieve this objective, the panelists concurred that it is important to achieve a common ground between ancient sciences and the latest scientific developments. In this panel discussion 7 subject experts participated while 25 relevant papers were also presented.
Appreciating the panel discussion, Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University (PTU) said, “Panel discussions are central to the success of any conference or workshop. It is always great if the participating panelists are able to highlight the objectives of the conference and reach a conclusion. Our panel discussion has been very productive in this aspect.” Chairman, Organising Committee and Chief Coordinator of the Punjab Science Congress, Dr. Anirudh Pratap Singh (Dean – Research, Innovation & Consultancy, PTU), lauded the efforts of all young scientists who besides presenting their papers also showcased their posters to bring forth the salient features of their research work in a simple manner.
A large number of people attended the science expo on the second day. The YS Group of Institutes, Barnala had put up robotic science models; Bhai Gurdas Institute, Sangrur had put up solar grass cutters; Ryat & Bahra Group students had put up automatic railway gates and Gurukul Vidyapeeth had put up aircraft design at their stalls which attracted many.
In the Section A of the Technical Sessions, the first lecture was of Dr. Raghubir Chand Gupta while the second lecture was that of Dr. C Ghanshyam, Chief Scientist, CHIO, Chandigarh. Section B of the Technical Session was addressed by Dr. Megh R Goel of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez and Dr. MS Chauhan. Section D was addressed by Dr. Prashant Sharma of PGI Chandigarh and Dr. Amar Singh Azad. Section E, the last in the session, was addressed by Dr. Kamaljit Singh, Director, Punjabi University, Patiala; Dr. SK Sharma, Department of Semiconductor Science, Dongkok University; and VM Trehan of the Mekaster Group.
Technical sessions and poster presentations for the young scientists were held at Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT) campus. On the second day 80 participants presented their papers while 10 special lectures and presentations were also organised. Besides this, a detailed report of the participants who had sent in their papers was read out.//jalandhar news, jalandhar current news, jalandhar news live, jalandhar breaking news, jalandhar headlines, jalandhar latest news, india news, punjab news, punjab news live, punjab news online, punjab news, punjab news headlines, punjab breaking news, kapurthala news, india news, punjab news,