Kottayam | With an appeal to the academics to bring in new age technologies to the varsity, the three-day International Congress on World Microscopy, organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nano science and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, started at the
School of Chemical Sciences Auditorium yesterday.
Inaugurating the Congress Dr Babu Sebastian, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University said the university is all set to become the front runner in the technology absorption as well as in creation of strikingly fresh new domains of knowledge.
Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, being established in the University as an Inter University Centre at an initial cost of Rs 6.5 crore with financial support of the Union Department of Science and Technology, will be boon for the scientific explorations of the academics in South India.
The science faculty of the University, especially from the Chemical Sciences, have been able to net more than patents of which many have been used in up gradation of the various production processes.
The research scholars are also contributing immensely to the reflected glory of the University as well that of the State, said Dr Babu Sebastian. Prof. Sabu Thomas, Director, IIUCNN, presided over the function.
There will be a brain storming discussion on October 11 to submit joint project proposals to European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme for funding between Europe, India and rest of the world.
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