Jammu : Five day 5th INSPIRE Science Camp concluded at University of Jammu Jammu, November 18 : The five day 5th Science Camp Under Innovation in Science Pursuits for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Program of Department of Science and Technology ( DST) (Govt. Of India) concluded at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu here today.
The five day Camp was organized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in collaboration with PG Department Of Geology University Of Jammu under the coordination of Prof. M. A. Malik for the School children’s of 11th and 12th Class of Science stream that secured more then 80% marks in their Board examination. More than 300 hundred meritorious students of various Higher Secondary Schools of Jammu region participated in this Camp.
Experts from all over the country shared their knowledge with the students participating in the Camp which include Prof. Talat Ahmad Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof. A. K. Bakshi Vice Chancellor Rajshree University Allahbad, Mr. Rakesh Thaploo Vice President capgemini India Pvt. Ltd, Prof. Satish .K. Verma, Professor Department of forensic Medicine and Toxicology GTB Hospital Delhi, Prof. Sher Ali NII Delhi , Prof. Ramesh PRL Ahmadabad, Prof. Kanchan Pande IIT Mumbia, In today’s valedictory function, Director School Education Mr. Gulzar Ahmad Quareshi was the Chief Guest while as Dean Academic Affair, University of Jammu Prof. R.D. Sharma was the guest of honour.
Speaking on the occasion , Director School Education Mr. Gulzar Ahmad Quareshi while highlighting the importance of INSPIRE programme stressed upon the students to share their experiences with the other students of their respective schools so that they too can get benefitted. Director School education said that in these changing scenario in both rewarding and awarding, the Govt. of India’s INSPIRE program is a great opportunity to pursue science with adequate fellowship and a guarantee of permanent placement. “It is an great opportunity for the students participating in these camp to explore their self so that they can lead the nation in different capacities in time to come. Dean Dean Academic Affair Prof. R.D.Sharma while speaking on the occasion said that the initiative being taken by the department of Science and Technology and Jammu University over the last few years to popularize science among the school children’s of Jammu and Kashmir States by organizing such programme. In his address Prof. M. A. Malik Coordinator of INSPIRE Program and Rector Bhaderwah Campus said that the Innovation of Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE)” is one such innovative programs proposed by the Department of Science & Technology for attraction of talent to science. “The basic objective of INSPIRE would be to communicate to the youth population of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base,” he said He further said that INSPIRE Scheme has included three components. They are i) Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS), b) Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and c) Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).,” Prof. Malik said adding further that the scientific revolution of the 20th Century have led to many technologies, which promises to herald wholly new eras in many fields. During five days programme, the participants were taken to different lab. of Jammu University beside their visit to Asia’s renowned Aquarium at Bage Bahu. A quiz Competition was also held to days between the five team out of the students participated in the Camp. The first three winners were Districts Samba, Jammu and Doda respectively. The winning teams were given mementos besides cash prizes. The Quiz Competition was conducted by Ms Manmeet Bali, Cultural Officer, DSE Jammu. All the participants were given certificates.