On January 3, 2020, Indrashil University witnessed inaugural ceremony beginning with students of XI Std. from various schools of North Gujarat registering for DST-INSPIRE, Science Camp. Around 149 students registered for the most prestigious Science camp sponsored by DST (Department of Science and Technology), Govt. of India at Indrashil University. The objective of the camp as slated by DST is to promote Science and Research aptitude among young minds with scientific temperament. The program started with welcome address by the Provost-Dr.J.S.Yadav, who is a noted scientist and acclaimed world-wide for his contribution in organic chemistry. It was followed by lighting of lamp by the Key speaker-Prof.Mohan Rao, dignitaries and participating students and offering prayer to Goddess Saraswati. Observing eco-friendly measures, the Key speaker was felicitated with a plant sapling. After this, a short film briefing emergence of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. was screened for the audience. Further, Dr.Bharti Dave, Dean-School of Science shared the objective and significance of DST-INSPIRE Science Camp with the students. Dr. A.P.Vyas, Dean, School of Engineering tendered vote of thanks which was followed by group photo with the dignitaries. The first session of the program was marked with the address by Prof. Mohan Rao, a Molecular Biologist and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar laureate from Hyderabad as the key speaker. Prof. Rao spoke on topics like- Molecular Biology, Bio-physics and Nanotechnology in a very lucid manner. He cited very simple and day–to-day examples from human life and nature. He was successful in creating curiosity among the students and prompting them to ask various questions related to Nanotechnology, Science, Spirituality and the likes. The second session of first day was addressed by Prof.Srubabati Goswami, an eminent scientist from PRL (Physical Research Laboratory), Ahmedabad. Her topic of speech was ‘Neutrino Physics’ that has intensive futuristic scope. She answered all queries of the students during her address. The students found her session very informative. The second half of the first day was devoted to Lab Practicals in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology Laboratories. Students had fun with experiments in the labs observing and understanding the nuances of science. After this, the students were explained and made to participate in Science Stage Show understanding the intricacies and miracles of scientific laws, theorems and hypothesis explained by faculty/mentors of Indrashil University which was enjoyed by all the students.
Yoga Session,Padmashree Prof.Anil Gupta addressing students,Prof.Rishi Narayan Explaining students about human earth science and its significance ,Science Write-up Competition and Bonfire activity done during DST Inspire Science Camp in @IU
Prof.Harish Padh explaining the difference between the research culture in india and abroad to the students,Prof.V D Sharma is having a quick chat with the students about present scenario in the field of mathematics done during DST Inspire Science Camp in @IU.