Nuclear scientist V. Sridhar of Indira Gandhi Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam, exhorted the youth to first get a firm grip on the basics in whichever field they are before trying to become experts . He was addressing the students of KBN College as part of the Inspire workshop on Tuesday. Noted geophysical scientist K. Gopalan, KGRL College professor M. Satyanarayana, KBN College principal P. Krishna Murthy and others participated.