Students are lost in the process of today’s education and there is no clear focus on research fields, especially on subjects like life sciences. This is the reason why the country does not get any nobel prize winners anymore, said P T Srinivasan, HOD, Bio Chemistry department, D G Vaishnav College, at the National Science day celebrations at Madras Medical Mission recently.
He reminded the students of the great works by nobel prize winners like C V Raman and about various research works in view of the National Science Day, which is usually celebrated on February 28 to commemorate the invention of Raman Effect by C V Raman.
He emphasised on the scope of research opportunities in the various fields of life sciences such as molecular biology, genetics, nutrition, plant bodies and DNA computer. He acknowledged the fact that the Indian education system is slightly skewed, but insisted on using one’s scientific knowledge to overcome the shortcomings to become researchers.
A debate was also conducted on the central theme ‘Scientific temper being fostered or hindered by today’s formal education’. Students from nearly eight colleges in the city including Anna Adarsh, Shankar Nethralaya, Women’s Christian College, Ethiraj College participated in the debate in which Kezia Sasitharan from WCC and Nikhila B Nair from MMM College of Health Sciences won the first prize and K Jeyashree from Ethiraj and Nikitha T George from WCC emerged as runner-ups.