Chandigarh, June 12, 2019: Five day Summer School of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) started with the Inaugural function at Physics Department, Panjab University(PU), here today.
Prof. Devinder Mehta, Dean Sciencesin his Welcome address motivated the students to be innovative and take up Science as future. He also gave details of Honours School Courses in various Science subjects being run at PU. He urged the students to realize their potential and skills to realize their interest.
Prof. Raj Kumar. Vice-Chancellor, PU, delivered motivational words for NASI. He appreciated the efforts of NASI for running Science summer schools for 10+2 students which inspire to take science for their undergraduate programs. He laid stress on innovation, creative ideas and promised to make Incubation Centre in Panjab University Campus for students. He urged the students to interact informally with the scientist/academician to get inspired and motivated.
Prof. I.B.S. Passi, President, NASI, Chandigarh Chapter, shared about the functioning of NASI.
Prof. K.N. Pathak, Former VC, PU, said that there is an appreciable initiative from NASI to support students and motivate them towards sciences.
More than 200 students from various schools of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are participating in the Summer School.
Three lectures were delivered on the first day after the inaugural. Prof. Neelima R. Kumar from Zoology Department delivered very informative lecture on importance of honey bees, their types and life cycle. Prof. K.K. Bhasin, Senior Professor from Chemistry department discussed with the students ‘how to appreciate and understand chemistry’. Prof. Suman Bala Beri eminent Physicist delivered a talk on understanding the mysteries of nature and creation of universe as a step forward with The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment.
In the evening, the day concluded with visit to museums of Zoology, Geology and Anthropology departments, Botanical Garden, and Cyclotron accelerator facility in the Physics department.