Students not attracted to science, regrets KIIT V-C

Published: 19th October 2012 11:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2012 12:15 PM   |  A+A-

Utkal University, on the occasion of the 15th Odisha Bigyan Congress, organised a two-day national conference on ‘Science for Shaping the Future of India’ on Thursday.

The conference was conducted by the Bhubaneswar chapter of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) in collaboration with the Odisha Environmental Society and was hosted by the Geology department.

KIIT University Vice-Chancellor Premendu Prakash Mathur said: “Students are not getting attracted to basic science in the country. As far as the global contribution is concerned, we contribute only 5.7 per cent,” said Mathur.  ISCA (scientific affairs) general secretary Vijay Laxmi Saxena emphasised on the need for improving research facilities in the country for the advancement of science.

UU Vice-Chancellor PK Sahoo commended Odisha Bigyan Congress for choosing the topic as he felt it was the right time to discuss the country’s role in the field of science. He also expressed that science cannot move ahead if nothing is done about the vacancy problem choking the higher education across the country.

Talks by eminent scientists were held on the first day. On the second day, Science Education in Odisha, agriculture technology for ensuring food security in India, Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Managing coastal zones of Odisha and Application of remote sensing for natural resources development will be discussed.

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