Sep 04, 2023

CurioCon Plasma Exhibition and Innovation Fest commences at NIT Calicut

Nearly 1,500 students visited the expo on the opening day

CurioCon Plasma Exhibition and Innovation Fest, jointly organized by the National Institute of Technology Calicut, District Institute for Education and Training (DIET),  Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gujarat and EduMission has started drawing overwhelming participation from school students and teachers. Prof. M K Jayaraj, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calicut inaugurated the event at a programme held at the auditorium of the School of Management Studies on the NITC campus.

India has a talent pool and  engineers and professionals from even the second stream of professional colleges are capable of delivering extraordinary results, said Prof. M K Jayaraj during the inauguration. Referring to the unique mention about scientific temperament in the Indian constitution, he called upon the students to realise the significance of scientific temperament and urged them to grow up to build the nation.

He also urged the students to focus on science,  technology and research to increase the researcher ratio to ensure the development of the nation. The researcher ratio in India is only 25 per lakh and we need to increase this at least by 10 times, pointed out the vice-chancellor.

Delivering the presidential address, Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NITC urged the students to enhance their observation skills and acquire independent knowledge. Over-dependence on mobile phones and computers is affecting the observation skills of students and borrowing knowledge will not benefit the students and the country, he said adding that the whole world is looking at India and the young generation has the responsibility to meet their expectations.

Ms Chelsa Sini, sub-collector of Kozhikode inaugurated the innovation fest. “The way you look at the changing technology and make use of the opportunities is what decides your future and not your language, school or syllabus,” she said while addressing the students. She also asked the students to stop shying away from asking questions.

Dr. A V Ravi Kumar from IPR, Gandhi Nagar delivered the keynote address at the inaugural session. Mr. Manoj Kumar C, DDE Kozhikode, Dr. M K Ravi Varma, HoD Department of Physics, NITC, Dr. U K Abdunnasar, Principal DIET, Mr. E K Kutty, Former Director of ISRO and Mr. Jayaram K, Former Deputy Director of ISRO were present among others.






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