Nov 15, 2023

NITC conducts training programme on Optics and Photonics

 A two-day “Hands-on Experimental and Computational Training in Emerging Areas of Optics and Photonics” conducted by the Department of Physics, NIT Calicut, concluded at NITC on Wednesday. The student skill development programme on Optics and Photonics for Ph.D. and P.G. students- was organised in association with DST (Department of Science and Technology) and KSCSTE (Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment).

The two-day workshop was planned to motivate young students to pursue research in the emerging areas of Optics and Photonics. Prof. C. Vijayan, retired Professor of IIT Madras and Honorary Professor of IIT Palakkad was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof. C Vijayan, who is also a Professor at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Institute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam, delivered the keynote address on “Random Lasing”.

Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut, addressed the students and emphasized the need to organize more such programmes that give hands-on training to the students in all the emerging areas of science & technology.

Dr. Vari Sivaji Reddy, HoD (in charge) of the Department of Physics addressed the participants and briefed them about the various spectrum of research areas that the Physics Department of NIT Calicut caters to. 

A total of 50 participants from various parts of the country attended the training programme funded by DST and KSCSTE. The co-ordinators of the event, Dr. Anirban Sarkar, Dr. Natesan Yogesh, and Dr. Raman Namboodiri, addressed the participants, highlighting the importance of optics and photonics research. Sessions on various topics in Optics and Photonics were led by Prof. Chandrasekharan K., Dr. Subramanyan Namboodiri Varanakkottu, Dr. Nikhil Kumar C. S., Dr. Anirban Sarkar, Dr. Natesan Yogesh, and Dr. Raman Namboodiri.



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