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One-day workshop on Optics by Prof. Ajoy Ghatak

A one-day Workshop on Optics sponsored by SPIE student Chapter was organized for BTech first year students on 16 November 2016 at The NorthCap University, Gurugram. The speaker for the workshop was Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, Professor Emeritus, IIT Delhi and S.S. Bhatnagar awardee. The programme was attended by more than ninety students.

The aim of this workshop was to motivate, inspire and create interest in the young minds. The idea for arranging the workshop by an eminent expert was to give the students insight and be able to analyse the physical phenomena with the topics beyond the regular curricula.  Interaction with the speaker was highly enlightening for the students.

Prof. Ghatak enlightened the participants on various aspects of optics such as polarisation, laser, fibre optics etc. In addition, there was a demonstrative session also on fiber optics and polarization. In this session, different types of fibers, polaroid’s, polarizing sheets etc. were demonstrated. Students were indeed inspired and motivated for the subject. Students expressed their interest to attend more such demonstrative workshops in the future.

The event was coordinated by faculty advisor SPIE-student chapter Dr. Sunanda Vashisth. The student coordinators were Mr. Mohit Yadav (President) and Ms. Neha Gosain of SPIE- student chapter.