Jamshedpur: In collaboration with CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jharkhand State Chapter of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) organized a workshop entitled “Science and Technology Sensitization Program for the Women leading towards Excellence in Science” during Oct 5th and 6th, 2017 at NML’s Auditorium.
More than 300 women participants (Research scholars/ faculty) from Jharkhand and other states have attended the workshop. The organisation represented were from BIT, Mesra, BA College of Engineering & Technology Jamshedpur, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi University, Kolhan University, Jamshedpur Women’s College, Co-operative College, Graduate College, CSIR-NML, NIT Jamshedpur, SOA University (Bhubaneswar), and many more.
On the second day of the workshop emphasised on teaching the students and faculties on various aspects to keep in mind while writing a research paper and framing project proposals-cum-reports. The speakers in the session were Dr. Suman Mishra, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML; Prof. R.P.Manna, IITBHU; and Prof. U.C.Srivastava, Gen Sec, NASI. The session was hugely interactive.
The panel discussion-cum-valedictory function of the STSP-2017 begun with the feedback by Dr. Niraj Kumar, Executive Secretary, NASI, and other resource persons. Prof Manju Sharma, Session Chair and Former Secretary DBT (GOI) spelled the need to establish academic and professional link for students and be a part of NASI and enrol your name with this academy. She also emphasised the imperative requirement to raise the passion in students for all frontiers of science and practise them beyond the barriers of the various branches.
Prof. Paramjit Khurana, Co-Chairman of the session suggested student and teacher should involve themselves in small projects and improvise innovative ways to be inclusive in teaching and research. Dr. Arvind Sinha, Chairman NASI Jharkhand Chapter proposed the vote of thanks; and placed the commitment of NASI, Jharkhand chapter to spread the message of the workshop across Jharkhand and neighbouring states, to uplift the standards of S&T with closer interactions in near future.