A galaxy of scientists to meet at GNDU

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Amritsar, Oct 22 (UNI) noted scientists will converge at Guru Nanak Dev University to participate in JNC Frontier Lectures to be held at its campus from October 24 to 26.

Stating this here today, Harjit Singh, emeritus professor of the University said Professor CNR Rao, chairman Science Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister and honorary president of JNCASR, Bangalore would deliver the inaugural lecture of JNC Frontier Lectures on October 24 at Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium of the University. GNDU vice-chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh would inaugurate the programme.

The Lecture was being organised in collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore.

JNCASR is an internationally recognised premier research institute dedicated to scientific research in frontier areas.

He said galaxy of scientists of international and national repute participating in this programme would deliver lectures on state-of-the-art themes such as Application of DNA Chemistry in Therapeutics and Materials, Click Chemistry and Organic Synthesis, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Organic Reaction on Water, Femtosecond Spectroscopy, Macro Cyclic Coordination Compounds and Beyond Van Der Waals.

He said these themes would provide the students exposure in such modern and inspiring areas in Chemical and Physical Sciences.

The participating distinguished scientists includes Prof V Krishnan, Hindustan Lever Research Professor at JNCASR, Prof S Chandrasekaran, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Prof K N Ganesh, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Prof N Satyamurthy, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Prof Kankan Bhattacharya, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, Prof R N Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

He said the Frontier Lecture Programme aims at introducing the young post graduate students, researchers and teachers in Chemistry and Physics to the exciting world of contemporary education and research in Chemical and Physical Sciences.

In this programme, students, research scholars and faculty of various departments of the GND University, Khalsa College, Amritsar and Thapar University, Patiala would be participating.

Dr Ishtiaque Ahmad, Head of the Chemistry Department said as a part of this programme, a two-hour meet on 'Learning Science' would also be organised in the auditorium on October 25 for students of 8th to 12th class.

Prof Ishtiaque said this programme would deal with various aspects of science and would provide information normally not covered in school syllabi. It would include a lecture by Prof CNR Rao followed by a multimedia presentation. The audiovisual presentation using colourful visuals, animation and movie files of experiments is designed to facilitate better understanding of difficult concepts and generate a sustained interest of students in science.


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