Jammu, April 15 : It may be worth to mentioning that the invitation to participate in the Getenergy is the result of the recent international conferences and research activities in the Geology Department at the Jammu University with international oil companies and overseas universities.
The Jammu University stall was one of the most colourful and tastefully decorated and attracted at least two hundred visitors. Current research and training facilities at the Geology Department, Business School, Biotechnology, Botany Department, e-learning, etc. were presented and useful links with other training providers were established (Kazak-British Technical University, Delphin International Germany, University College London, BI Norwegian School of Management, Nautilus USA, University Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia and NORTRAIN in Norway).
The sponsored participation of the Jammu University at Getenergy event is truly a great honour and an important achievement and certainly an important step towards gaining a national university status in the future. Getenergy is an annual event and the Jammu University should ensure to continue to show presence at this event and continue with the efforts of making the university a global player in collaborative education and training programmes.
This includes the recently held international conference at the Jammu University on the exploration of hydrocarbons in India, Pakistan and the Middle East and the energy efficiency campaign programme for school children in J&K state. Following these major international events in Jammu, the University of Jammu was invited and sponsored for the Getenergy international conference in London from 26-28 March 2008. Getenergy conference is dedicated to Global Education and Training opportunities. This conference provides universities, colleges, institutes and training providers to showcase their education, training and research capabilities and develop international collaborations. The Jammu University was among 112 global education and training providers including major global oil and service giants at the conference from 35 countries and was invited and sponsored by Eni S.p.A, the sixth largest Oil Exploration Company operating in 70 countries including India and Pakistan.
Team leader Professor G M Bhat along with Dr Renu Nanda and Ms Malvinder Kaur contributed in promoting research and training facilities and capability at the Jammu University. As Alumni of the Jammu University, Dr. Bindra Thusu provided local support to this event. Dr. Jonathan Craig, Vice President, Geoscience Studies and New Opportunities Selection, Eni Exploration and Production Division, Milan represented the sponsors of the Jammu stand. The thrust areas of discussions at Getenergy were energy exploration, exploitation, conservation, ecosystems and climate and measures towards developing alternative sources of energy especially those which are environment friendly including Kangari and samovar. To develop skills, Jammu University has been offered partnerships/collaboration by the overseas training providers to jointly organise courses in energy related disciplines like exploration, conservation and waste management of bio-fuels.
The traditional Energy sources were debated and the use of ‘Kangari’ in J & K State was demonstrated and received the highest attention and was unanimously given a Green Energy status (environment – friendly and renewable energy source).