School of Science celebrated ‘National Education Day’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first Education Minister of Independent India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. As part of the celebrations, School of Science organized a two-day “National Symposium on Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedical and Applied Sciences” on 11th and 12th November 2013 at Juhu Jagruti Hall, 1st Floor, Mithibai College.
The guest of honour, Dr. Jayant Gandhi, Honorary Joint Secretary, Shri Vile Parle Kelvani Mandal, and Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice-Chancellor, NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, lighted the ceremonial lamp and addressed the gathering. Both of them commended the effort of the School of Science in celebrating the National Education Day in the form of the National Symposium and stressed on the importance of multidisciplinary approach in research.
Eminent scientists from across the country such as Dr. D. Bahadur from IITB, Mumbai, Dr. D. B. Anantha Narayana, Ayurvidye Trust, Bengaluru, Dr. Sharad Varde, External Academic Advisor, Warwick University, UK, Dr. M. N. Welling, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be) University, Mumbai, Dr. Prabha Nair, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technologies, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Sujala Kapur, Institute of Pathology, New Delhi and Dr. Radhika Tandon, AIIMS, New Delhi, delivered talks on varied topics related to Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Statistics, Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Biology.
Close to 150 delegates participated in the Symposium and 79 young budding scientists presented their research work, of which 13 were oral presentations and 66 were posters. Winners of oral and poster presentations in each category, viz., ‘Chemistry/Phytochemistry’, ‘Statistics’ and ‘Cellular, Molecular and Applied Biology’ were awarded cash prizes.
A cultural event was organized by the student members of Cheerzzz!!!, the cultural committee of School of Science at the end of scientific presentations on day one.