Unimaginable progress in future science: ISRO advisor

Unimaginable progress in future science: ISRO advisor

In the present scenario, the technology has progressed to such an extent that man is able to land on the moon and technology has become a vital part of everybody’s life, said ISRO Advisor and NRSC (Hyderabad) former Director Dr V Jayaraman.

He was delivering his presidential address at the inaugural function of ‘Scientia-2014’ at Vivekananda College premises in Puttur on Tuesday.

Way back in 1970s, India had to depend upon foreign countries when it came to science and technological issues. But today, India is rapidly progressing in the field and in coming days, unimaginable developments will take place in the field of science, he said.

Owing to technological advancements, huge sized transistors are replaced by microchips and India has a significant contribution in this regard. Food production has increased as against increase in population and there is no scarcity of food. But, the problem of food security is likely to haunt the future.

Discussions towards rectifying the problem, is the need of the hour, he said.Dr V Jayaraman further stated that computer technology has been advanced in India by thousand fold. Even the supercomputers superceding the power of human brain have been introduced to the world. Days will come when the contents of human brain will be stored in a pen drive, to be used after his death, to know about him completely, he predicted.

ISRO member and former secretary to the Government of India V V Bhat said that ISRO has immense contributions to the field of technology in India. “We have a long way to go in the field of science, for which the process of learning should be ongoing,” he said.

Bhat further said that the objective of ‘Scientia’ programme is to empower students with science. He called upon the students to inculcate the things they have learnt through ‘Scientia,’ in their lives, along with contributing to the science field. A five -day programme ‘Inspire’ will be organised in the coming days in this direction, where every participating student will be provided a grant of Rs 3,500, he added.

The College Administrative Committee President Balaram Acharya presided over the programme and said scientific developments in India gained momentum during the period between 1960s and 1970s. Later, due to rapid advancements in the field of computers, the development of basic science lagged behind, he said and suggested to utilise resource persons and to bring changes in school syllabi so as to introduce basic science behind the technology to Pre University level students, instead of technology oriented education.

TATA scientist Dr S Tripathi, Vivekananda Engineering College Principal Ashok Kumar, Administrative Committee Convener Radhakrishna Bhaktha and Organiser Krishna Shatry among others were present.

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