Seminar on ‘Innovations and challenges in Nuclear, Chemical and Bio-Chemical sciences’ held

A one-day state level seminar on ‘Innovations and challenges in Nuclear, Chemical and Bio-chemical sciences’ was organized by the Departments of Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry(UG) at St.Philomena’s college auditorium, Mysore on 24th July 2017.

            The seminar aimed at educating and enriching the students, faculty and research scholars in exploring the potentialities, problems and prospects in the fields of nuclear, chemical and bio-chemical sciences.

Dr.Gulshan Relhan, visiting faculty at BARC, Mumbai inaugurated the seminar and explained

the importance of future challenges in the field of science especially in nuclear, chemical and bio-chemical fields

(Dr.Gulshan Relhan is seen  inaugurating the seminar by watering the plant. Dr.Veena Prasad, resource person;  Prof.Ruth Shantha Kumari, Principal;  Rev.Fr.Bernard P.Barnis, Rector of the college; Dr.Alphonsus D’Souza, HOD of Chemistry;  Prof.Rajalakshmi, Dean of Science and Lydia Vandana, HOD of Bio-Chemistry  look on.)

Pointing out at the main motto of the seminar, which is to encourage and to throw light on future challenges in the field of science, he said that science is evolutionary and dynamic process, but not a stationary one. Dr.Gulshan through his power point presentation, gave a bird’s eye-view of innovations that took  place in the current century viz. discovery of God’s particle(HIGGS BOSON) using larger Hadron collider.  He also mentioned India’s contribution to the world of science by citing the example of MARS orbiter mission(MOM) which made India one of a few countries in the world to enter into MARS atmosphere(November 2013).  He also gave a brief account of future challenges in science like splitting of water at room temperature, which if made possible can reduce the energy crisis.  He said that Target drug synthesized can act upon only on harming tissues without causing damage to healthy cells.  He also threw light upon non-fossil fuel based options for production of power.