Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 July 2015
News updated at 1:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 19°C
Min : 32°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Develop curiosity and spirit of enquiry, students told

Mysore. Jan 17, 2013, DHNS:

175 students from four districts participate

True geniuses of science are the ones who think and think better in dissimilar ways. It is this kind of thinking that has resulted in scientific revolutions, said  former vice-chancellor, University of Mysore (UoM) Prof S N Hegde, here on Thursday.

He was delivering the inaugural address at a Department of Science and Technology sponsored Inspire Internship Science camp 2012-13 at Rani Bahadur Auditorium at UoM premises.

Urging students to inculcate curiosity and a culture of inquiry, he lamented that universities are not recognising the contributions of researchers and scientists of international repute in the country.

Explaining that only ‘pure science’ evolves into a ‘technology’ in the future, he said that when inventions or discoveries are made it is ‘pure science’. It takes a while for the science to be implemented in technologies. “Technology is a derivative of science,” he said.

Former vice-chancellor of BLDE University, Bijapur B G Mulimani said that after 1950 individual contributions of Indian scientists to science, like the ones made by C V Raman, S Chandrasekar, S N Bose and Srinivas Ramanujan, became sparse and was replaced by collective achievements.

“India has not realised the wealth creating potential of knowledge. Even though we create a large number of Ph D’s, knowledge creation is negligible,” he said.Asserting that science involves intellectual and aesthetic creativity, he said that no sacrifice is greater than pursuing truth. Practising science is a way to pursue the truth, he said.

“Science progresses only by asking good questions. Greatest contributions to science was given by scientists in their early twenties,” he said referring to the theories of Issac Newton and Albert Einstien.

Vice chancellor of UoM, Prof K S Rangappa, in his brief address spoke on the excitements in the pursuit of science.

As many as 175 PUC students from 29 colleges of Mysore, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts are participating in the camp.

Students were given demonstrations in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany in the laboratories of the university, informed organising co-ordinator of the camp, V A Vijayan. The camp was organised by the Committee for Development of Science in Schools.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Monsoon clouds over the Royal Palace in Agartala on Wednesday...

Monsoon clouds over the Royal Palace in Agartala on Wednesday...

Police firing tear gas shells to disperse protesters at a mass protest rally on the second...

Police firing tear gas shells to disperse protesters at a mass protest rally on the second...

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah pays his last respects to the former president APJ Abdul...

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah pays his last respects to the former president APJ Abdul...

School students hold up a picture in tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon...

School students hold up a picture in tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon...

A Military Vehicle carrying the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

A Military Vehicle carrying the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Tri-services personnel carry the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Tri-services personnel carry the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Soldiers escort a gun carriage carrying the body of former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam...

Soldiers escort a gun carriage carrying the body of former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523