Research should be directed towards social causes: Natu

Research should be directed towards social causes: Natu

Pune: “Innovation and research are the final products of creativity. This creativity needs to be groomed. On a global level, a large number of research areas are developing. This research should be directed towards social causes,” said Dr Arvind Natu, Professor and coordinator, IISER Pune while inaugurating AISSMS ‘Engineering Today 2018’. 

It is a three-day students’ symposium, where students from all over India exhibit their technical talent in various competitions. 

Natu said, “Research needs creativity, innovation and patient hard work. Today, information technology has brought the world closer. The spread of technology is capturing every aspect of human life. A researcher must not neglect the role of basic sciences in technology. For deployment of research, there must be a strong healthy relationship and coordination in basic sciences and technology. The lack of this leads to incomplete and disorganised research and researcher.” He also stated that intellectual property is not a monopoly of a specific country, class and merit. “You can achieve intellectual property if you have a vision of a researcher. The real research makes human life easy and comfortable which impacts society around us,” he added.

Suresh Shinde, Joint Secretary of AISSMS, said, “This society is growing on the thoughts of great social reformer Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj. Every engineer from this institute will be a proponent of this thought.”

Dr DS Bormane, Principal and AISSMS COE added, “This is a successive 13th year of this event and participation of engineering students is increasing every year. AISSMS Engineering Today has created a benchmark.” Prof NP Mawale and student representative Chinamay Borgaonkar were present on the dais. A large number of engineering students are participating in many events like Digimania, Robo race, CADWAR, Hide-n-C’k, Snaphunt, Marketing Mania, Mad-Ad, Quizo Mania, Poster Competition, Technical paper presentation, the Laser War, Air O Task, Circuit Wizard, Rocket Launcher, FIFA Science Exhibition etc.

A street play called ‘Save Girl Child’ was performed by NSS students of AISSMS College of Engineering. The decreasing ratio of girls and negligence of man-oriented society was showcased in this play in a subtle language. Prajakta Kulal, Rohan Patil, Sakshi Gonde, Pratik Pande participated in the play and Dr NN Shejwal guided the students.

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