Intl Conference on Nanotechnology begins at SKICC

CM for fostering knowledge connectivity
SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today called upon J&K’s academic and technical institutions to catch up with the emerging knowledge-sharing scenario globally by forging cooperative relationship with their counterparts around the world. She said unfortunately J&K’s institutions are seen to be left out in the fast-changing academic scenario and it is time for them to pull alongside through exchange of ideas and knowledge.
“Jammu and Kashmir needs more interaction with the outside world as there are lot of misconceptions about this place which have to be removed so that our enterprising young boys and girls reap the benefits of globalization and economic liberalization that swept the world when our state was embroiled in an unfortunate situation which was not of our own making,” the Chief Minister said while inaugurating International Conference on “Nanotechnology for Better Living” being organised at SKICC here jointly by National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
Around 500 scientists and academicians from within and outside the country are attending the 4-day international conference and will be presenting papers on how best to use the nanotechnology for the betterment of the humankind.
The Chief Minister said in today’s world a researcher sitting in a university in Beijing can easily interface through online platforms with his counterparts in a university in New York on related research subjects and based on shared inputs steer the research in the direction where it throws up optimal results. “I want the academic and technical institutions of our State to become a part of this global movement of knowledge sharing,” she said.
She said the subject matter of this conference is extremely contemporary and relevant. Nanotechnology today is being increasingly seen as a silver bullet for better living, she said and added that in getting together in a collaborative spirit the entire world has come together to find solution to its varied problems.