The College of Arts, Science and Humanities, Mody University, Lakshmangarh organized a one-day popular lecture series and science exhibition on March 25, 2017. The lecture series witnessed the presence of highly qualified dignitaries, invited speakers, faculty members, and students. The main objective of this lecture series was to serve as a foundational resource for public outreach for food security and intellectual property rights as well as to educate and address misperceptions and misinformation about processed foods. The science exhibition was conducted keeping in mind the pursuance of natural curiosity, imagination and creativity en-route for development of science as a major instrument for achieving goals of self- reliance, socio-economic and socio-ecological developments. The lecture series was inaugurated by the President of Mody University and Dean College of Arts, Science and Humanities-Prof. Amit Mukherjee. The day began with auspicious Ganesh vandana, lamp lighting and garlanding ceremony of Maa Saraswati. The inaugural function was attended by renowned and eminent persons Dr sudhir Kochhar (ICAR), New Delhi, Prof.I.S.Dua -former chairman Department of
Botany at Punjab University Chandigarh, Dr. Vivek R. Vartak- Fisheries Scientist in Khar Land Research Station, Panvel. The aforementioned dignitaries were also the guests of honor for the day. The CASH students presented the university theme song‘Nirmaanon ke PaawanYug Mein’. In the series of talk 1st lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr Sudhir Kochhar on the topic ‘Food Security and Intellectual Property’. He explained the importance of Understanding Some Basics of Food Security and realm of intellectual property. By quoting Prof. M.S. Swaminathan he said that Science and education require men and women of integrity, dedication and an attitude of mind where work and recreation are synonymous. He also emphasized that self-discipline by the individuals and humanity in their conduct with environment and eco-system will ensure the balance of ecology and food system. The second lecture was delivered by Dr Prof. I. S. Dua, on the topic ‘Appreciate Life Through SCIENCE: Homage to Dr Norman Borlaug.’ Dr. Prof. I. S. Dua emphasized on the relation between life and science. While paying special homage to DR Norman Borlaug on his 103rd birth anniversary he mentioned contribution of various entomologists, pathologists, genetics, physiologist and ecologists who have poured their knowledge and their creative inspirations into the formation of a new science of biotic world which may provide a betterment in terms of food, feed and welfare of humanity through their seminal work of innumerable biological studies. The final lecture of the day was delivered by Dr. Vivek R. Vartak on DNA labeling of sea food which has also been his research topic. He emphasized on the need of introducing bar-coding for sea food items as a lot of adulteration and false food packaging has increased. He provided solutions to problems by using simple tools of bioinformatics. The exhibition of posters and models dealt with a slew of subjects such as chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, energy conservation, solar energy, psychology etc wherein students of Mody University actively participated and showcased their talent. The 103rd birth anniversary of Nobel Peace prize winner Norman Ernest Borlaug, the American agronomist, was celebrated by a Cake Cutting Ceremony. The popular lecture series was also a humble gesture to observe the contribution of Norman Borlaug to the humanity. During the valediction ceremony, prizes were given and honours were conferred upon the deserving winners for their ingenuity and originality. The first prize was bagged by Roopam Bishnoi, a B.Sc. 1st year student for her work on working model of a solar
bus. The runner up prize went to the group of Sheetal, Vinita and Renu Bishnoi of B.Sc 3rd year students (Chemistry Honors) for presenting their project on ‘Benzoxazalone’. The 1st runner up prize was presented to Prerna and Kushboo Mody of B.Sc.1st year (PCM) students who modified traffic light controlled by ambulance. The Consolation prize was given to Nivedita Rao of B.Sc final year (CMZ) and Priya Rajpurohit of B.Sc 2nd year (CMZ) for their project on ‘Modern Day Alchemy’. The 1st consolation prize was presented to Muskaan of B.Sc. 1st year for her project on ‘Life and Death of a star’.
Coveted GSI Fellowship awarded to a student of College of Engineering & Technology, Mody University
College of Engineering & Technology (CET), Mody University, is proud to announce that Ms. Charu Rathore, student of B. Tech. Computer Science & Engineering has been awarded the coveted GSI Fellowship. Ms. Rathore was selected from over 200 applicants from 35 countries from all over the world. The awardee shall participate in GSI’s Summer Student Program, July 24 – Sept. 14, 2017. She will join a research group and work there on a study project under the guidance of a domain expert. The Summer Student Program is organized under the leadership of HGS-HIRe – the Graduate Program of GSI with its partner universities. The scholarship entails free lodging, 100 Euros per week for living expenses and 500 Euros for travel. Two more fellowships are likely to follow shortly. The University The Mody University was established in the year 2004 by Shri R. P. Mody. He is a true visionary who took an idea ahead of his time and founded Mody University exclusively for girls. His philanthropic attributes, operated in terms of social and psychological promotion of the women community, led him to impart his proposed vision through practical infrastructure. The institution instils the thought that is fully capable of orienting knowledge and information in a scientific manner in the minds of the common mass. This acts as a boon towards the development of a 21st century perspective of the knowledge acquisition process implemented within the university. Vision To be an institute of professional learning comparable to the best in the world, with special commitment to women education and cultural heritage of India. Mission Committed to excellence, the institute seeks to impart knowledge and develop skills in women to become professionals, well versed in modern technology and management practices while imbibing social sensitivity and environmental consciousness for the betterment of self and society. Mody
Dr Sudhir Kochhar (ICAR), New Delhi
A One Day Popular Lecture Series and Science Exhibition, Mody University
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