Poornaprajna College Science Association under the guidance of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organised Students – Scientists Meet 2023 at Poornaprajna Auditorium on 15TH June 2023. The program was inaugurated by his holiness Sri Sri Eeshapriya Theertha Swamiji, President Udupi Shree Adamaru Matha Eduction Council. The stage was shared by Hon. Secretary Dr. Chandrashekar G.S, Poornaprajna College Managing Committee, eminent scientist of our country Dr. P. Sreekumar, Director, Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Dr. Sooryanarayana Varambally, Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, Dr. Gurumurthy Hegde, Director, Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD). The program was presided by Dr. Raghavendra A, Principal, Poornaprajna College. Dr. A.P. Bhat, Administrative Officer and Former Principal Poornaprajna College was present.
Dr. Vijayalakshmi C Bhat, H.O.D of Botany Department and Convener of Science Association welcomed the gathering. During the inaugural function his holiness Shri Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji addressed the gathering with his blessing words. The scientists while addressing the students shared their experiences and emphasised the need for basic science research for the development of cutting edge technologies in our country. The inaugural function was concluded with presidential remarks by Dr. Raghavendra. A, Principal, Poornaprajna College.
Second session the Students- Scientist interaction was chaired by Dr. A.P. Bhat, around 800 students and 50 Lecturers from various colleges participated and more than 100 questions related Astrophysics and Astronomy, Material Science and Pathology & Cancer studies were asked by the students.
During the interaction session scientist answered students queries with examples. They also shared their college day experiences and research opportunities in India and Overseas. The Students – Scientist Meet concluded on a positive note by encouraging the students to opt basic science as the career.
Students- Scientist Meet 2023 was coordinated by Dr. Ramu. L, Assistant Professor, Physics Department and the event was hosted by Smt. Prathiba C Acharya, HOD, Physics Department.