Two days’ Faculty Development Programme was organized by the Department of Chemisrty, School of Engineering, Presidency University in association with Center for Continuing Education, IISc, Bangalore on 23/11/2018 and 24/11/2018 to enhance the knowledge of faculty on modern methods in various fields of chemistry. Besides faculty from Presidency University, the participants included academics from Nagarjuna College of Engg, Raja Reddy Institute of Technology, Presidency Schools, Presidency College, Sri Krishna Institute of Technology, HUDA National PU College, Reva University, BMS College of Engineering, R R College of Engineering, University Visweshwaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, and Acharya Institute.
This FDP was intended to orient participants towards developing their own research plans with due attention to every stage of research, to enhance their researching skills and understand the methodologies. The major objectives were as follows:
• To understand what is Nanotechnology and its application in various fields.
• To understand various concepts in X ray Crystallography and innovations in battery technology.
• To make participants familiar with techniques for different research approaches.
• To understand the application of right tools and techniques while conducting a research.
• To enable participants to enhance the analytical skills.
The inaugural progrmme witnessed the presence of eminent personalities, Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, Former Deputy Director and Prof. L. Shivakumar Babu, Chairman CCE, IISc, and key officials of Presidency University.
Session 1: Was conducted by Prof.K. K. Nanda, MRC, IISc on Nanotechnology and its applications.
Session 2: Was conducted by Dr. M. Netaji, Department of IPC, IISc, Bangalore (Convenor) on basics of crystallography.
Session 1: Was conducted by Prof. N. Munichandraiah, Department of IPC, IISc, Bangalore on Electrochemistry and smart materials
Session 2: Was conducted by Dr. Satyam Suwas on Powder X-ray diffraction technique and its applications.
The programme was presided over by Prof. Joel Hemanth, Associate Dean, SOE, and the participation certificates were distributed to all participants.
The workshop was very interactive with knowledge enrichment Feedback among the participants was very positive, and many of them requested to conduct such informative sessions in near future.
The discussed areas were of much benefit for the participants as the topics match with the current working domain. Through this workshop, the participants were able to connect with renowned scientists in respective fields, and also it has motivated many participants to indulge in effective research activity.