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A student explaining his exhibit at the inter-collegiate science exhibition organised by Physics Department of National College in Tiruchi on Monday. Photo:R. Ashok
A student explaining his exhibit at the inter-collegiate science exhibition organised by Physics Department of National College in Tiruchi on Monday. Photo:R. Ashok

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Two-day inter-collegiate science exhibition conducted

TIRUCHI: Over 40 exhibits from different colleges were displayed at the two-day inter-collegiate science exhibition organised by the Department of Physics of National College here recently. The exhibition was organised on the topic ‘science and technology’ in connection with the silver jubilee celebrations of the department.

The students had displayed various models explaining the achievements of the country in the field of science and technology in the recent past.

Y. Venkatramani, director (academic), Saranathan College of Engineering, inaugurated the exhibition. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Venkatramani urged the students to take up basic sciences and move up to the research level in Physics. Basic Sciences are equally important like applied sciences. The students should concentrate in taking up research and upgrade their knowledge to scientific level and work for the development of the country.

A. Krishnamoorthy, vice-principal, in his presidential address, emphasised the need for the students to learn more about basic sciences.

K. R. Seetharaman, former faculty, in his felicitations stressed the need for the students to think of the physics in day to day life. S. Pari, head of the Department of Physics, explained the objectives of the exhibition.

R. Ranganathan, Senior Professor, SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkatta, delivered valedictory address and gave away prizes to the best exhibits.

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