BITS Pilani International conference – 2015

HTCampus Expert updated on : 20 Oct 2015

The objective of the conference is to propagate knowledge and experience in the field of chemical science

 

Department of Chemistry at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) arranged three days International Conference for the young researchers to pursue career in chemical and allied sciences. The subject of the conference is Nascent Developments in Chemical Sciences. The three days conference was held on October 16-18, 2015.

The theme of the conference “Nascent Developments in Chemical Science is pertinent and imperative also it comes at the right time when whole world economic is shivering. The objective of the International conference is to make strong nexus between academic institutions and industry for sustainable growth in chemical sciences.

BITS Pilani International conference has attracted about 450 researchers from academia and industry in which some of them are mentioned below:

  • Nine international speakers from Japan, USA, Canada, Korea, Germany and Spain
  • Fifty five national speakers from prestigious institutions and universities (CSIR, IICT, IITs, IISER, NIPER etc)

BITS has invited Professor G. Mehta, FNA, FRS, Lilly-Jubilant Chair, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad as a chief guest for this special occasion. On addressing conference he said that chemistry is intrinsically a science that thrives and delivers through ‘incremental innovations’ rather than ‘big-bang’ events, through interdisciplinary convergences rather than lonely disciplinary furrows to enrich life and life styles.

Also, Guest of Honor, Prof. V.S. Rao, Vice Chancellor, BITS, Pilani said that the global and societal challenges in diverse areas such as health, food, water and energy has underlined the importance of chemistry in playing a vital role in providing sustainable solutions to face these challenges.

Prof. A.K. Sarkar Director BITS, Pilani, has also addressed the conference and said that the chemistry department is one of the oldest departments of the BITS and it is fully committed to contemporary teaching and research in chemistry.

Apart from this conference had stimulating scientific programme, which includes 8 plenary, 32 invited, 14 short invited, 10 short lectures, 14 oral presentations, 281 poster presentations, exhibitions, Local Chapter of Indian Society of Chemists & Biologists (ISCB), Lucknow and a special session on “Academia-Industry Collaboration” for the three day conference.

"Industry-Academia Collaboration" of the conference also discussed following topics:

  • Industry-Academia Collaboration.
  • Industrial advisory committees at universities,
  • Cooperative research endeavours and continuing education programmes for successful strategic partnerships 

 

Source: Aayush Agarwal, HT Campus Specialist

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