Mohali 19th March
One day national seminar on “Recent Innovations in Applied sciences” was organized by the applied science and agriculture department of Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh at its campus. Dr. TR Sharma, Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) , Mohali Punjab was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr. Yogesh Nangia, Director (R&D), Nangia Nanolab Pvt. Ltd; Dr. BirBikram Singh, Faculty, Sri Guru Granth Sahid World University, Fatehgarh Sahib and Dr. Amit, Faculty, Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus were the guests of honour on the occasion. Prof. B.S Sidhu, Registrar, Aryans Group presided on the occasion.
Dr. T.R Sharma as a biotechnologist shared his views on classical genetics and modern DNA world. He discussed about internal rice genome sequencing. He said that researchers are working on if rice would flourish in dry barren soil,mature several times a year and counter threatens from diseases and pests without losing its intrinsic flavor or fragrance. He added that India is concentrating on chromosome 11,the portion of rice genetic material that contains genes controlling the grain’s response to drought,salinity,acidity, and tolerance to floods to meet the quality and quantity for millions of people.
Dr. Yogesh Nangia & Dr. BirBikram Singh enlightened the students on classical and emergence of physics including LASER,Nanochips,fibre communication etc. They discussed on developments in nanotechnology, the way it has developed and advanced in the last few decades and has influenced every walk of life be it in the arena of health-care, IT, agriculture, defence, etc. and outlined how it is different from microelectronics.
Dr. Amit shared his experience on conventional and non-conventional energy sources with particular emphasis on natural gas hydrate .He also discussed about environmental significance of Co2 and methane hydrates and green house effects. He further discussed on future potential of gas hydrates particularly for Indian sub continents and encouraged students to follow 3 D theory i.e determination, Devotion and Dedication.
The seminar was followed by question/answer round. Prof. Sidhu thanked the speakers for enlightening the students with latest developments going around the world and presented a token of love and remembrance to guests.