School of Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) celebrated National Science Day on to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on 28 February 2019. To inculcate the spirit and to celebrate the essence of science, it is very apt for a science campus to celebrate this day. On the occasion of National Science Day, the campus hosted a series of events keeping in mind this year’s theme – “Science for the People, and the People for Science”.
Dr. Asha Rajiv inaugurated the program by informing the students about the importance of National Science Day, a notable achievement of C V Raman and the importance of this year theme. She emphasized the importance of scientific applications in the daily life and encouraged students to popularize Science and Technology. She informed the students that this celebration is mainly aimed at giving an opportunity for a younger generation to display their activities, efforts, and achievements in the field of science for human welfare.
With their silent yet expressive communication the students participated in an event called Mime which showcased the theme “Say no to – Organ Trafficking” extremely relevant in modern times, both in terms of science and society.
The best way to commemorate science would be to celebrate and place on record the achievements of the scientists of our motherland who contributed immensely towards every facet of science. Keeping this objective in mind the science forum Nucleus organized a Quiz with overwhelming participation from enthusiasts of science.
Song Spoof, an event which was an amalgamation of science and creativity of art – Concepts of science beautifully put across through singing. In this event, the students presented scientific concepts in the form of songs. This was a living example that science, in fact, is a lot of fun.
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) believes in bridging the industry and research and academia gap through talks by bringing together on a common platform eminent speaker from organizations of high repute. Keeping up with the trend, on the occasion of National Science Day three such talks were organized on topics such as -Cloud technology, Developing the scientific temperament and skills, Oral carcinoma drugs and targeting apoptosis in cancer. The talks were extremely enriching and academically relevant to the students.
The first talk for the day was by Dr. Pierson Rathinaraj, Research team manager, Waikato Institute of technology, New Zealand. Dr. Pierson spoke about the use of Bilirubin gold conjugates in oral carcinoma cell lines. This gave the students an idea about the new technology and research in cancer therapeutics and drug development.
The second talk was by Dr. Mohan CD, Assistant Professor, and University of Mysore. He also spoke about cancer but giving a molecular perspective in cancer biology and treatment. He explained the induction of Apoptosis in cancer cells and its role in cancer therapy.
In this data-driven word it’s very necessary to know about the disruptiveness of data. Keeping this in mind the third talk was on cloud technology by Dr. Suchitra R Nair, Associate Professor, IT, Jain University. Dr. Nair spoke about data production and safeguarding of data on social media. She also explained the role and involvement of data and technology in our day to day life.
The theme for this year’s National Science Day was “Science for the people and the people for science”, and our last talk for the day was based on this. Mr. Sundar M N (INSPIRE fellow, Alumni and Former faculty of Jain University) spoke to students about developing scientific temperament and skills. Mr. Sundar inspired and motivated the young scientists in our students.