Published On : Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Education | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

IGNOU, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) to hold Symposium on Chemical Sciences in city


Nagpur News: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), is association with Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), is organizing National Symposium on Chemical Sciences on September 14.

The Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, is one of the oldest societies in the world. It aims at spreading latest chemical knowledge across the globe. In this direction, RSC West India, in association with IGNOU Regional Centre Nagpur, is organizing a one day National Symposium on Chemical Sciences in Nagpur on September 14, 2013. The seminar will be held in collaboration with IGNOU Nagpur Centre, SFS College and the Government Institute of Science.

Dr P Sivaswaroop, Regional Director, IGNOU, while speaking to Nagpur Today, informed that the symposium will have experts from premier institutes of the country like IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Delhi and MIP Pune and will deliver special talks on the latest topics in chemistry. The topics will range from Supramolecular Chemistry to Colloids .

Dr P Sivaswaroop further said that the there will be two sessions. The session in the morning will be held at SFS College. The afternoon session will aim at advance level for Post-Graduate and Ph.D. students and Faculty Members. Prof. V R Pedireddi, Dean, IIT Bhubaneswar will speak on “Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry”. Similarly, Prof. Shalini Gupta from IIT Delhi will speak on “Applications of Colloids in Biology”, and Prof Jayant Khandare, MIP Pune, will speak on “Implications of Macromers in Biology”.

There is no registration fee for participation in the Symposium. The talks and discussions are being provided for all interested participants. As the registration is limited, interested students and faculty, can register themselves with Dr. Roy George, SFS College ( 9850072030) for the morning session and Dr. Rashmi Batra, HoD, Chemistry Department, Institute of Science ( 9823038558) for the afternoon session.

Dr. Hemant Jagirdar, Head of Dept. of Chemistry at SFS College said, that these types of seminars are a rarety in Nagpur especially inviting such international experts and focusing on undergraduates is an excellent initiative undertaken by IGNOU. He also said that the morning session at SFS College will start at 9.00 am and will last up to 2.00 pm. At Institute of Science, the programme will be held from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. All the interested students and faculty are requested to utilize this significant opportunity.

Dr. Roy George, Dept. of Chemistry, SFS College also addressed the press meet.