KIIT & CRSI Organize Symposium on “Modern Trends in Chemical Sciences”


KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, in association with the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) local chapter, organized a one-day symposium on “Modern Trends in Chemical Sciences.” The symposium provided an opportunity for young researchers, scientists, and academicians to learn from distinguished experts in cutting-edge research areas of chemical sciences. 

Inaugural session of the meet was graced by Prof. N. Jayaraman, IISc Bangalore & Secretary General, CRSI; Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU; Prof. Prasanta Rath, Dean, KIIT School of Applied Sciences; Dr. Rojalin Sahu, Convener, CRSI Local Chapter; and Dr. P. C. Ravikumar. The inaugural session was followed by general talks where Prof. S. Chandrasekaran, IISc. Bangalore delivered keynote address on ‘Role of Teachers in Shaping the Career of Students’, while Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya, Director, IISER Tirupati spoke on the subject ‘Chemistry – Preparing for the Future’. 

Scientific session of the symposium was enriched with deliberations by eminent academicians like Prof. Vinod K. Singh, Former Director, IISER Mohali; Prof. N. Sathyamurthy, Founder Director, IISER Mohali; Prof. Sourav Pal, Former Director, IISER Kolkata; Prof. Ashok Ganguli, Director, IISER Berhampur; Prof. Amitava Das, IISER Kolkata; Prof. Ashok Mishra, Professor & Dean (Academic Research), IIT Madras; Prof. Alakesh Bisai, IISER Kolkata; Mr. Rajesh Parishwad, American Chemical Society (ACS); and Dr. Rajdip Roy, Royal Society of Chemistry.

Well-known academician such as Dr. Ramanuj Narayan, Director, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar; Dr. Karuna Kar Nanda, Director, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar; Prof. Pradeep Vavia, Director, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Bhubaneswar; Prof. Gopal Kundu, KIIT Bhubaneswar; Prof. V. R. Pedireddi, IIT Bhubaneswar and Dr. Debasis Dash, Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar chaired various sessions.

As many as 117 students from different institutions across Odisha presented posters and 300 participants attended this event. Established in 1999, the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) is a leading pan-India organisation for the promotion of research in chemical science in India. It represents more than 4000 lifetime members and has about 30 local chapters.

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