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Seminar on 'Journey of Science and Technology in India: A historical perspective'

Students from the School of Engineering and Technology and Faculty members attended a one-day seminar on ‘Journey of Science and Technology in India: A historical perspective’ at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 2 September 2017. This seminar was jointly organized by Alumni of Presidency University, Kolkata (formerly known as Presidency College) and The National Academy of Sciences, India (Delhi Chapter). The seminar was held to commemorate the 200-year journey of Presidency University since its inception in 1817.

The seminar provided students and faculty a platform to interact with scientists such as Padma Bhushan awardee Dr Manju Sharma, Prof. Ajoy Ghatak (Chairman, NASI-Delhi chapter), Dr D. Kanjilal (Director-IUAC) and Dr Akhilesh Tyagi (Director-NIPGR). Students were inspired by the biographies of eminent scientists like Sir CV Raman, M Saha, and SN Bose who were graduates of the Presidency College. The experienced scientists motivated the students to serve the nation by doing innovative research in science and technology. The seminar was coordinated by Dr Feras Al-Hakkak.