National Science Day Celebrations

Institute of Science, Nirma University, organized National Science Day Celebrations on February 28, 2015 with the rationale to spread the message about the significance of science in human society, to encourage the young students to pursue science and to popularize the science & technology. Prof. Sarat Dalai, Dean, Faculty of Science, Nirma University was the convener and Dr. Heena Dave was the coordinator of the programme. Dr. Asis Datta, Founder Director & Professor of Eminence, National Institute of Plant Genome Research and Former Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi was the Chief Guest and he delivered a public lecture on Dream to bring Science to Society”. There were three hundred and fifty students including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and faculty members from various educational institutions. Distinguished and eminent scientists were invited for Panel discussion on Research Policy with the special emphasis on ‘Research in Education’. Dr. Bharat Chattoo, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Department of Microbiology, M.S. University, Vadodara was the moderator of the panel discussion. Dr. Datta, NIPGR, New Delhi, Dr. C.J. Shisoo, Hon. Director, B. V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development (PERD) center, Ahmedabad and Dr. Anjana Desai, Professor, Department of Microbiology, M.S. University, Vadodara were the panelists. Numerous events for students like Rangoli competition, Essay writing, Poster presentation, Quiz contest, Model demonstration, Sci-toon competition were organized under the title of ‘SCIENZA-15’ Individual events were coordinated by the ISNU faculty members in association with faculty members of IPNU. One hundred and fifty two students participated in various activities. The programme was sponsored by The Gujarat Council of Science & Technology, DST, Government of Gujarat.