September 11, 2020 04:03 PM

Chandigarh (Face2Nerws)

The Vice Chancellor of Panjab University Prof. Raj Kumar inaugurated the faculty development programme (FDP) on ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Perspective of New India’ today via online mode organized by UGC-HRDC, Panjab University. He emphasized on the role of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the emerging scenario of new education policy NEP-2020 and the role it plays in developing ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ and future smart cities.

Director of UGC-HRDC Prof. S. K. Tomar welcomed the guests, resource persons and participants. Four eminent scientists in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology delivered lectures in the event. Prof. Amitava Patra, Director of Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (INST), Mohali talked about ‘Challenges and opportunities for nanomaterials based energy harvesting systems’.

Another renowned scientist Prof. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai, former director CECRI-Tamil Nadu, former acting director CSIR-NCL, Pune and currently the Chair Professor at IISER-Tirupati and the dean R&D delivered a scintillating talk on Nanoscience and nanotechnology using two-dimensional (2D) materials’. Dr. NiranjanS. Ramgir from Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) -Mumbai gave some input on ‘Nano-sensors-technology development challenges’.

Dr. Shunmugavel Saravanamuruganfrom CIAB-Mohali delivered the concluding talkon ‘Nanoporouszeolites and nano zirconia as catalysts for the production of sustainable chemicals’.

There were participants from all across India in the online event. The event was coordinated by Dr. Jadab Sharma from Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Panjab University. A panel discussion was also held on integration of industry and research institutes with academic institutes like Panjab University in view of the NEP-2020.

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