Director NIT Srinagar inaugurates ‘Beyond the Classroom Lecture Series’

Prof. Qazi Azhar of Michigan State University delivers first lecture in mixed languages

Prof. Qazi Azhar of Michigan State University delivers first lecture in mixed languages

Srinagar, Sep 24 (KNS): Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Prof (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal, on Friday inaugurated the lecture series at the Department of Physics and first lecture of which was delivered by Prof. Qazi Azhar of Michigan State University.

He said NIT Srinagar is proud to host such lecture series from the eminent luminaries.  This lecture series takes place ten (10) times per semester during the autumn and spring semester.

“These events allow for random connections to be made that are so beneficial for the creative process, we call science. It is designed to expose our students to ongoing research and career opportunities,” Prof Sehgal said.

In his message, Registrar NIT Srinagar Prof Syed Kaiser Bukhari said that lecture series will benefit students and help them to explore more options in the field of Physics.

On the occasion, Prof Qazi Azhar of Michigan State University delivered the first lecture as part of the series.

The lecture was very informative and interesting. He covered many aspects of science, mentioned Ibni Al Haytum and about scientific temper.

He talked about various great Indian scientists and gave figures of Nobel Laureates. Detailed discussion about Innovation, he talked and made emphasis on conducting Science Fairs.

Dr. Vijay will coordinate on behalf of the institute under the supervision of Dr. Shah M A, Head Department of Physics.

Earlier Mr Azhar, a student of Prominent Scientist Prof T Pardeep of IIT Madras delivered an extensive lecture on Materials and their applications in our day to day life.

"It requires an ability to conceptualize highly technical and abstract matters and to express them in commonly used language, often through analogy, allowing people who have not had the privilege to grapple with the subject for extended periods to quickly grasp the elements at play," he said.

Professionals and academics gain a unique opportunity to engage across knowledge boundaries for the benefit of humankind. (KNS)

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