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temperament must be inculcated among science students: DST
INSPIRE Internship Camp by DST for budding
scientists from NE begins at USTM
9th Mile, Baridua, May 21, 2018: “Motivation is the basic
strength for a person to pursue a career in science and
technology. The nation is expecting young talents to bring
innovation which will be applicable for the society across the
country and the globe.” This was stated today by Dr Umesh Kumar
Sharma, Scientist E-DST, Government of India while speaking in
the inaugural of the Department of Science and Technology’s
INSPIRE Internship Camp for Higher Secondary science students
from the region being organized here by the University of
Science & Technology, Meghalaya.
Addressing 100 HS science students from different schools of
Meghalaya and Assam who are participating in the 5-day
residential Internship Camp that begins from today, Dr UK Sharma
said that the Department of Science and Technology, under the
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India is
giving serious effort to make science appealing to students so
that the aspirants can hone a career in scientific research.
Talking about scope and opportunities for innovation in basic
science, he said that such a programme is requirement for
science students of the region and thanked USTM for organizing
Speaking on the occasion, M. Hoque, Chancellor of USTM said that
innovation is a must for advancement of a nation and the young
generation has to be inspired to be dreamer—a dream that does
not allow to sleep. He thanked DST for supporting to organize
the Camp and urged the participating students to take active
part and also promised them to provide financial help if they
want to pursue a career in science at USTM. The sessions in the
Camp will be taken by reputed scientists of top institutions
from across the country.
Taking one of the interesting sessions today on “Bacterial
Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Plastic of 21st Century”, Dr Amal K.
Paul, professor from Calcutta University said that as a mentor,
he can tie up the students who have interest in a particular
area of science with scientists working in that field. “Hands on
training is very important to generate interest and make the
students research oriented. The endeavor of DST is to nurture
scientific aptitude of the young generation and promote
research”, he said. Another session was taken today by Prof
Saurabh Basu from Department of Physics, IITG.
Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by Dr RK Sharma, VC,
USTM. Delivering the vote of thanks, Prof Enamul Karim, Dean,
Applied Sciences, USTM said that interest in science has to be
instilled among the children at an young age for better outcome.