MAM College to be developed as Innovation Hub: Kansal

Dignitaries at the inaugural of a two day national conference at Maulana Azad Memorial College in Jammu.
Dignitaries at the inaugural of a two day national conference at Maulana Azad Memorial College in Jammu.

National Science Day celebrated

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 27: Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Rohit Kansal today said that our education system has to reorient itself to impart skills to students that are in consonance with modern day requirements. He also said that lower level cognitive jobs that are repetitive in nature had turned obsolete and were being replaced by jobs that required a different set of skills. Kansal called for moulding the educational curriculum to impart the skills that are needed in workplace of the future.
He made these remarks while opening a 2-day National Conference on ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future (IAST-SF 2022)’ here at MAM College.
Speaking on the age of technology and innovation, Kansal said that the challenge for scientists is to amalgamate technology with sustainability.
He said that technology with disparity in terms of environmental or human hazards is not recommended anymore.
Kansal also announced that MAM College Jammu would be developed as innovation hub and given support under NEP 2020.
In her keynote address, Dr. Sulekha Chattopadhyay, Senior Analyst, California Public Utility Commission said that we have to break this huge problem of environmental degradation into smaller ones to tackle one by each.
Prof J.S Tara, Convenor ISCA Jammu Chapter encouraged all the budding scientists to be part of this association to bring greater scientific understanding among masses in the country.
Principal MAM College, Prof. G.S Rakwal in his welcome address said the Conference is an endeavour to bring together innovators, academia, industry, researchers and scholars to exchange ideas and share experiences for sustainable development of our societies.
Principal GDC Ukhral, Prof. Ranvijay Singh presented vote of thanks.
Bharti Slathia, Assistant Professor conducted proceedings of the Conference.
Dr. Vishal Sharma, Convener of the Conference also spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the NSS unit of Government College of Engineering & Technology here today organized a national level webinar to commemorate ‘National Science Day-2022’.
The event held under the patronage of Principal Prof. (Dr.) Sameru Sharma.
Speaking on the occasion she said that India commemorates National Science Day every year on February 28 to honour Indian scientist Sir C.V Raman’s discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’.
Around 125 participants from different colleges and universities participated in the event.
The resource person was Dr. Ranjit Kumar, Assistant Professor at Department of Animal Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala.
The topic of his talk was ‘Present Status and Future Prospectus of Remedial Measures for Removing Ground Water Contaminants’.
The webinar was organized by NSS volunteers Sakshi Bhat, Mandeep Singh, Mohd. Sami, Jaanvi Sharma and Duha Faisal under the guidance of NSS Programme Officer, Dr. Raman Gupta.
The event ended with vote of thanks by Sunidhi Sharma.
Apart from this, Department of Botany, Padma Shri Padma Sachdev Govt. P.G College for Women Gandhi Nagar Jammu organised ‘Science Festival-2022’ from February 26-28 with theme ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future.’
The three day science festival was inaugurated by Principal Dr. Sangita Nagari.
Prof. Mala Bhasin, Convenor and Head of Department of Botany delivered welcome address.
Interacting with students, Principal of the College motivated the participants to be the part of various research based science programmes launched by the Government of India for sustainable development.
On day-1, a model making competition was organised. The second day started with a guest lecture by Dr. Ashaq Malik, Assistant Professor, Govt. PG College, Rajouri who spoke on the contribution of top Indian scientists in the field of science and technology.
The event was coordinated by Prof. Sania Hamid, followed by vote of thanks by Organizing Secretary, Dr. Harjeet Kour Sodhi.