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Indian Institute of Technology observed National Technology Day

Indian Institute of Technology observed National Technology Day on 11 May 2018.  An eminent environmental scientist Prof U C Mohanty of IIT Bhubaneswar was the Chief Speaker and Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director Metrological Centre Bhubaneswar was the Guest of Honour of the day.  The theme of this year celebration was “Science and Technology for sustainable future”. 

Speaking on the occasion Prof Mohanty outlined the effect of climate change on mother earth and activities of various research group of IIT Bhubanesewar on the theme and its contributions to the society.  It may be mentioned that IIT Bhubaneswar with the help of Ministry of Earth Sciences is establishing a Bay of Bengal Coastal Observatory near Brahmapur with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.  

Dr Sahu gave a presentation on the climate change and adaption process to reduce its effect through meteorological forecast using modern technology. He also elaborated the role of Indian Metrological Department and the activities of Metrological Centre Bhubaneswar in predicting the weather conditions of Odisha.  Director IIT Bhubaneswar Prof R V Raja Kumar in his speech emphasized on the utilization of the research outcomes and use of technology for future, highlighting on rediscovery of technology from age of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa and its use in current times.

Dean (Research & Development) Prof R K Panda outlined the supportive role of the Research & Development in promoting the research activities of IIT Bhubaneswar.  Assistant Registrar (Research & Development) Dr S N Routray proposed vote of thanks.