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Weeklong training program on R&D equipment begins at NIT Srinagar

Srinagar: The weeklong training program on R&D equipment, ‘Material Processing and advanced functional material characterization techniques under STUTI Monday began at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

The workshop is being organized by the Department of Physics and Central Research Facility Centre, National Institute of Technology Srinagar in association with Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. Vijay Kumar is the convener of the workshop.

The event was presided over by Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal while Prof. Yogendra Kr. Mishra, University of Southern Denmark was the special guest during the inaugural session. 

In his key speech, Prof. Yogendra said this program is unique and it enables the researchers and students to acquire knowledge about various state-of-the-art equipment and learn about their usage.

“I will be very happy to host students and researchers of NIT Srinagar as visiting students to our laboratories at Southern Denmark University. We are ready to collaborate with NIT Srinagar on different aspects of material development.  Our university will act as vibrant platform for NIT Students,” he said.

He also congratulated Director NIT Prof. Sehgal, Head Physics Dr. MA Shah, and Dr. Vijay Kumar for successfully organizing this program. We are going to look forward to different types of materials development strategies and characterization avenues,” he said.

“I am really happy that Dr. Vijay Kumar is visiting the University of Southern Denmark under SERB SIRE Scheme,” Prof. Yogendra said.

He said participants of this workshop are the ambassadors and we need to pass the right knowledge to the younger generation so there will be more focus on science and technology.

Director NIT, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said availability and accessibility are very important for overall development. We must be thankful to our policymakers at the central level that imparting this kind of training program to the people who were deprived of such facilities,” he said.

“Research and technology are the need of the hour. Both NIT Srinagar and the University of Southern Denmark will work in joint collaboration of research projects in future,” he said.

Prof. Sehgal said research and innovation are essential to increase the abilities of young minds. We need to develop and test solutions; predict outcomes and mitigate harm and make informed policy decisions, he said. 

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