Science is a systematic study of things around us while technology is the application of knowledge. Confining to textbooks alone will not add glory to one’s academic growth. Understanding fundamental concepts, knowing your goals early in life and working towards them, help students gain an edge in the competitive world, said centre head of FIITJEE, Gurunadh, at an awareness programme on science and technology as career options.
“Though many young aspirants are seen opting for technology as their mainstream, the need to pick up science as a career is also equally imperative. Listen to your conscience and know what you want rather than getting influenced by what others want you to be,” he asserted. Highlighting the concept of education, he said that one should expand their horizons by improving IQ level and encouraged the concept of learning beyond textbooks.
Scientist of NSTL G.V. Krishna Kumar gave a presentation on the top ten discoveries of scientists like Isaac Newton, Alexander Fleming, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, Robert Hooke, S.N. Bose, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, Gregor Johann Mendel, Charles Robert Darwin and Nicolaus Copernicus and their influence upon mankind in comparison to people who lived centuries ago.
“It is time to question yourself, think creatively and work on innovative ideas for a better future,” he suggested.
Close to 400 students of IX and X Classes from Siva Sivani Public School, Sri Krishna Vidya Mandir and Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar participated in the awareness programme, which was organised at Visakhapatnam Public Library on Monday. It was put together by The Hindu in association with FIITJEE.
Students had an interactive session with the expert trainers on queries such as how to identify recognised universities, how to prepare for an entrance test and how to pursue genetics as the mainstream.
Experts also suggested focussing on scoring well in entrance examinations like KVPY, NSTE, SAT, NEST, BITSAT and IISER. Expert trainers Ramakanth Reddy and Subba Rao, senior deputy regional manager of The Hindu, A. Seshagiri Rao, and others were present.