There was a serious mismatch in the development of science and technology with a lot of focus on technology.
Thirteen students of Delhi Public School, Ukkunagaram Campus, who bagged ranks in entrance exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE and BITSAT were felicitated at a career awareness programme organised at the school here on Tuesday. Interestingly, three of them – Swetha Tripathy, Ch. Yogya and K. Soujanya Priya – have qualified for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship of the Government of India.
School Principal Aruna Kumari, Scientist of the Naval Science and Technological Laboratories (NSTL) Y.V.N. Chandrasekhar and centre head of FIITJEE-Visakhapatnam Gurunadh felicitated – Subhamoy Mahajan, B Madhuri Bhavana, Karan Sahu, Prajukta Pradhan, Esha Dutta, Madureeta Das Gupta, Adarsh Chandra Thakur, Avani Jain, D. Ruhika and K. Himaja – who got admission into premier institutions like IIT-Kharagpur, NIT Trichy, NIT Bhopal, NIT Nagpur, BITS Goa and Jadavpur University this academic year.
Addressing students of class X, XI and XII at the awareness programme, jointly organised by The Hindu and FIITJEE-Visakhapatnam, Mr. Chandrasekhar noted that science was embedded in every facet of life and urged the children to read well and assimilate knowledge. “All leaders are good readers,” he said. He told the students to be focused and work hard to find solutions to problems.
There was a serious mismatch in the development of science and technology with a lot of focus on technology, Mr. Gurunadh said and asked children to look at science as a career.
He asked the students to develop qualities like reasoning ability and application of knowledge for succeeding in the examinations. He urged the students not to replicate information but focus on grasping the fundamentals of the subject.
Senior Deputy Regional Manager of The Hindu, Visakhapatnam A. Seshagiri Rao, some of the ranking students and the school principal spoke.