NIT Srinagar hosts Karyashala delegates from SKUAST- K
Prof. Shah, Dr. Anju delivered keynote speeches
Post by RK News on Saturday, March 4, 2023
Srinagar, Mar 03: A group of scholars and students attending Karyashala program at SKUAST Kashmir on Friday visited PG Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.
Besides interaction with eminent academicians, Prof. M A Shah, Head, and Dr. Anju Sehgal, ex. Principal GDC Hamirpur delivered expert lectures. In afternoon sessions, delegates learned hands-on operations on sophisticated instruments like FESEM, XRD and coating workstations in CRF of the institute.
In his message, Director NIT Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said expert lectures provide students with valuable networking opportunities, allowing them to connect with professionals.
"Nano-science has emerged as one of the most critical areas of research and has given the remarkable current and futuristic impact of the subject on vital sectors of human existence," he said.
Institute's Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said nano-science has emerged as one of the most critical areas of research in the present area. He said such lectures are aimed to expose students to a variety of topics beyond their curriculum.
"Expert lectures provide a platform to interact and exchange ideas with eminent experts. It helps scholars, students to develop an all-round and nuanced view of a topic," Prof. Bukhari said.
In his key address, Prof M A Shah delivered expert talk on impact of Nano-science on agriculture and food technology. A variety of nano-materials prepared in the LMN laboratory at NIT Srinagar for various uses in agriculture and food have been explained extensively, he said.
Nanoparticles can be used to deliver nutrients and other beneficial compounds directly to the plant's cells, improving crop yields and reducing the need for fertilizers. An advocate of use of nano-fertilizers, Prof Shah is an admirer of launching Nano fertilizers in J & K.
The lecture was followed by a small test on Nanotechnology by Prof Shah.
Addressing the participants, Dr. Anju Sehgal, ex. Principal GDC Hamirpur HP spoke on sustainability in agriculture. It involves balancing environmental, social, and economic considerations to create a long-term and resilient food production system, she said.
Dr. Anju highlighted all aspects of Nanotechnology in agriculture and food. Overall, sustainable agriculture is essential for ensuring food security, preserving natural resources, and promoting social and economic well-being in the long term, she said.
Many participants while acknowledging Prof M A shah and Prof Anju Sehgal for sharing knowledge have been thankful to the staff of Central Research Facility (CRF), NIT Srinagar for practical training.
‘‘KARYASHALA’ is an effort by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Govt. of India via accelerate Vigyan to improve research productivity of promising MSc and Ph.D students from universities and colleges through high end workshops on specific themes. The program aims to provide opportunities to acquire specialized research skills.