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IIT Bhubaneswar celebrates National Science Day

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar celebrated the National Science Day on February 28, 2018 in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir C. V. Raman.  The event was celebrated in the presence of the students, research scholars, faculty members and the functionaries of the Institute.
The event was comprised of a poster presentation session by the Research Scholars of the Institute and a function held in the Institute Community Centre. The poster presentation session was inaugurated by the Acting Director & Dean (R & D), Prof. R. K. Panda. In the poster presentation session, the Research Scholars displayed their research findings in posters and explained their research works to all.
In his address, Prof. R K Panda wished a very Happy Science Day to all and emphasized on development of conducive ecosystem for quality research resulting in more number of Ph D. degree holders. He also highlighted the immediate need of the IITs to be engaged in mentoring other educational institutions for inculcating this in the students staring from the school level. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof. L. M. Patnaik, a distinguished computer scientist and former Professor of Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (Department of Computer Science and Automation). In his lecture, he gave a spirited address to the students and faculty members on the topic “Joys and Challenges of Doing Research” and emphasized the scholars to focus on the fundamental understanding of the research topic and genuine innovations. It was followed by announcement of the three best posters, as evaluated by a panel of experts, by Prof. N. C. Sahoo, Dean (Academic Affairs).  The prize winners were: Ajay Babu Kambhampati from School of Electrical Sciences (1st prize), Anil D Pathak from School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (2nd prize) and Paltan Laha from School of Basic Sciences (3rd prize). The cash prizes and certificates were awarded to the Research Scholars of these posters. The participation certificates were also given to all the Research Scholars participating in the poster presentation session.