Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur celebrated National Science Day recently. The programme was supported by National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Government of Maharashatra. The patrons of the programme were Vice-Chancellor Dr S P Kane and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr P G Yeole. The programme was coordinated by Dr Manoj Rai, Director, Innovation incubation and Linkages (IIL). The program was shaped by joint initiative of Innovation, incubation and Linkages cell, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Technology Park.
This year theme of National Science Day was ‘Communicating Science for All’. Followoing the theme, RTMNU organised a novel science based competition like science video clip making competition, innovative idea presentation competition and science exhibition to provide platform for students to show their talent in different formats. Post-graduate students from university and affiliated colleges of the university participated in all the competitions.
Over 25 ideas were presented in the innovative idea competition which can be implemented for development of commercial product. More than 500 hundred students participated in the programme. Dr P Padole, Director, VNIT, Nagpur was the chief guest and Dr S P Kane, Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, Dr G S Khadekar, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics and Dean Science and Technology, RTMNU. Dr M M Rai, Professor, Sericulture and Director, Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, Dr. S B Zade, Professor, Department of Zoology and Director of IQAC and Dr S J Dhobale, Professor, Department of Physics, RTMNU graced the occasion.
Dr P Padole in his key-note address shared his experience, how one can convert the knowledge of science and technology for societal sustainability and rural development.
Dr Kane spoke about “How our day-to-day activities are controlled by modern mode of science and technology”. He said progress of sciences and technology should be beneficial and not miserable for society.
The programme was conducted by Dr Smita Acharya, Professor, Department of Physics, RTMNU. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr S B Zade. Dr S A Acharya, Dr A S Shanware, Dr R. Badere, Dr N M Dongarwar along with the other faculty members and student volunteers worked hard for the success of the programme.