A report on the UGC sponsored one-day state-level seminar on “New Innovations in Advanced Materials.”

Mysuru, March 7, 2020: The JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Mysuru, had organised a UGC sponsored one-day state-level seminar on the topic, “New Innovations in Advanced Materials,” on March 7, 2020, at the Golden Jubilee Hall in the college.

Prof. K.M. Mahadevan, Registrar (Evaluation) of the University of Mysore, Mysuru, inaugurated the seminar. In his address, he explained the historical overview and importance of science for every multifaceted activity in the Universe. He compared protons, neutrons and electrons with Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara respectively, with the roles played by each of them in the creation of Universe, and the phenomenal activities of them to enrich the human functioning through achievements. He opined that the unhindered science allowed humans to make many inventions in different fields like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc. Prof. Mahadevan described the action of chemical materials like uranium compounds in atom bombs and others in the reactions, namely, fission and fusion. He shared that the researchers are well utilizing every available matter to invent many things to make this world fabulous. He wished that the gift of nature is going to be grabbed in more quantum in the coming decades so that the researchers can make many more inventions that will serve the society.

Chief Guest of the programme Dr. S. Srikantaswamy, Director, College Development Council, University of Mysore, Mysuru, delivered a speech on the applications of various materials used for centuries for diverse purposes. He quoted the invention of Fullerene, allotropy of carbon, use of natural minerals and chemical substances as materials for wider applications. He highlighted that in the future material science will dominate many activities for human development.

Prof. B.V Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College presided over the function. In his address, he highlighted the various credentials and milestones of the college since its inception to date. He justified the invention of many scientific truths and the existence of the universe, as stated by Prof. K. M. Mahadevan. He also mentioned applications of different materials for the present-day scenario. He explained in detail the fact that of the key role played by materials in present days as predicted by scientists long ago. He also stressed the need for newer materials for better tomorrow for the overall development of society with scientific adventures.

Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal of the College welcomed the guests, dignitaries, faculty, students and others who were present on the occasion.

Dr. L. Mallesha, Head of PG Department of Chemistry and Convener, and Dr. C. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Organizing Secretary were also present. Ms. Spandana and Ms. Yashaswini rendered an invocation. Mr. Manjunath compered the programme.