National Mathematics Day & National Science Day Celebrated

The Department of Applied Sciences, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh celebrated National Science Day and National Mathematics Day on 5th April 2017 which was sponsored by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST), Chandigarh in collaboration with NSS, PEC. The inaugural session was graced by eminent speakers Prof. Sahijpal, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Prof. Anil Kumar, IIT, Bombay and Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Head, Department of Applied Sciences.

The celebrations included a popular lecture on mathematics by Prof. A. Pandey, IIT Ropar followed by Mathematical competitive Quizzes for student of B. Tech 1st year in the morning session. The afternoon session included an exciting lecture “A Space Odyssey” by eminent astrophysicist Dr. Sahijpal to give an insight into the creation of matter and the Big Bang Theory. This was followed by a short movie by PDC club of PEC on the life and work of Prof. Stephan Hawking as the focal theme of National Science Day for this year was “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Person”

The grand finale of the evening was the popular “Science and Magic Show” by nationally acclaimed Chemistry Professor Dr. Anil Kumar who through visual demonstration of experiments taught scientific principles and helped to motivate and develop a scientific temperament to pursue research. This event was highly appreciated and was a great success with large participation by the student community at PEC.

The cash prizes were awarded to the winning teams. The first prize of Rs. 3000/ was won by team comprising of 1. Tejas Nagpal 2. Charanjit Singh 3. Varun Gupta. The second prize of Rs. 2400/- was won by team comprising of 1. Janamdeep Singh 2. Mayank Saggar     3. Abhinav Chawla. The third prize of Rs. 1800/- was won by team comprising of 1. Kunal Gupta 2. Tanishq Mittal 3. Aditya Sharma. The fourth prize of Rs. 1200/- was won by team comprising of 1. Shivam Jand 2. Kushal Nudeja 3. Madhav Pruthi.

The event was co-ordinated by Dr. R Sehmi and Dr. Sucheta of Mathematics section and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dr. Prem Lata, Dr. Gyaneshwar and Dr. Kirtanjot of Physics and Chemistry section respectively. Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Head, Applied Sciences thanked one and all for making the event a great success.

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