Students encouraged to research, innovate

October 28, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 03:44 am IST - New Delhi

JNU organises Open Day; schoolkids get a glimpse of studies being conducted

Expanding minds:Schoolchildren watch a presentation during the Open Day in JNU on Friday.Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Expanding minds:Schoolchildren watch a presentation during the Open Day in JNU on Friday.Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

In an environment where machines are taking over many functions once performed by humans, the youth must use creativity and learn teamwork to develop India, said Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Chancellor V. K. Saraswat.

Addressing schoolchildren at JNU’s second annual Open Day, Mr. Saraswat added that the youth must keep pace with changing technology where “data will be the new oil, information the new currency, and artificial intelligence the new electricity”.

JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar encouraged students to visit the various schools and centres of JNU and take a look at cutting-edge research, and be inspired to consider a career in research to solve the various issues being faced by the country. Besides research, it is important that we innovate to solve problems, said Mr. Kumar.

After being shown a film on the university, the children were able to interact with JNU students and faculty who had made poster presentations to demonstrate various experimental models undertaken by research scholars.

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Through these presentations, schoolchildren were made aware of the latest developments in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, nano-sciences, molecular medicine, computational sciences, arts and aesthetics, social sciences, humanities, and international studies.

This is the second Open Day hosted by the university.

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