The five-day INSPIRE camp sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi began at Shivaji Science College, in the city.
Dr Rahul More, IIT Bombay and Oxford Alumnus and strategic partner, Erehwon Innovation Consulting Innovation and Strategy Expert was the chief guest. Harshwardhan Deshmukh, President, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati presided over the function while Hemant Kalmegh, Executive Member, Shri Shivaji Education Society was the guest of honour.
Principal Dr C J Chandekar in his introductory remarks informed that Shivaji Science College is organising INSPIRE for seventh consecutive year. Such camps help in popularising the need of understanding basic science and exploring it further, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr More said science is not to be learned but experimented in everyday life and enjoyed. He asked a number of activity-based out of box questions to the participants related to science and science innovation.
Deshmukh in his speech said, “The educational institutions must design curriculum looking at the challenges the young generation will face in near future.” This will equip the fresh graduates with expertise and skills to meet the same, he added.
INSPIRE camp provides an opportunity to the students to directly interact with scientists of national and international repute. This gives them a chance to acquire the required skills and knowledge, he said.
Hemant Bonde, convener of INSPIRE camp briefed the audience about INSPIRE. D C Karokar proposed a vote of thanks; K J Datey conducted the proceedings of the programme.