Srinagar: The 5-day Internship Science Programme titled ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) organized by National Institute of Technology, concluded with an elaborated discussion on career options in science stream on Saturday.
With an intention to attract gifted minds of Valley towards science, more than 200 bright students who have excelled in academics particularly in science subject participated in the programme that started on December 26.
A number of lectures, short workshops and hand-on experiments, various engineering laboratory visits and quiz competitions for participants were part of the programme aimed to provide exposure to science loving students.
A press statement issued by the institute said that the interaction with experts in various branches of science that were invited from across the country to share their experiences with the participants was highly appreciated.
“It has been seen in the past that such programmes are instrumental in making a positive change in growth and progress of scientific manpower in the region and at the same time nurtures students at right stage of the life,” it said.
During the inaugural ceremony, many eminent academicians of the valley addressed the participating students and encouraged them for choosing career in various science streams while stressing on hard work to excel in the field.
Director Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Dr. A. G. Ahangar was the chief guest on the occasion while as, Vice-chancellor Kashmir University, Prof. Khursheed Iqbal Andrabi, VC Central University of Kashmir, Prof. Mehrajud-din, VC Islamic University of Science & Technology, Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqui, Dean Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Prof. Shakil Ahmad Wani, Principal Sir Syed Memorial College of Engineering and technology (SSM), Prof. M.Mustafa were guests of honour who graced the auspicious occasion.
Moreover, the programme was attended by prof. Siddiq Wahid, and many senior functionaries of the University of Delhi, NIT Hamirpur, faculty members of the host institution, research scholars and school teachers.
“During this week long internship, speakers talked about wide-ranging issues like atmosphere, climate change, fatal diseases like malignancies and methods to deal with them. Besides, scientific methods, methods to deal with critical problems in science, nuclear medicines, nuclear power and its potential, animal kingdom, water animals and cloning like issues were also discussed during the programme,” it said.
Moreover, speakers discussed astronomy, solar system, viruses, mathematical art and the formulas employed to solve the problem. “Participants visited the prestigious laboratories of NIT Srinagar and were given hands on demonstration of many physical phenomenons,” it said.
Prof. Monika Koul and Prof. Tariq conducted a quiz completion covering the life science and contribution of various physicists to the growth and progress of science over past couple of centuries. The students who excelled in the competition were given awards as an appreciation. Prof. M.A Shah was the convenor-cum-coordinator of the INSPIRE programme.