In line with its continued effort to promote science and technology, University of Mysore (UoM) is hosting a two-day international conference on ‘Science and Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions (STFCS- 2016) on August 8 and 9 at Senate Bhavan.
This conference is organised under the auspices of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Indian JSPS Alumni Association to mark the centenary celebrations of UoM. The conference will focus on bilateral relationships between India and Japan.
Announcing this at a press conference on Saturday,UoM Vice Chancellor Prof. K S Rangappa said that this conference is expected to provide an international platform that allows researchers, academicians and industry experts to share and discuss their latest research, ideas, and survey reports in the theoretical and practical areas regarding all aspects of future challenges in science. ”India and Japan have a good academic bonding with respect to academic collaborations since three decades and this year JSPS has allowed the event to happen in Mysuru.”
Briefing on the event, Rangappa said that a team of Japanese experts from five universities – Hokkaido, Toyo, Ritsuneikan, Meiji, Kyoto and Irate along with JSPS officials led by Dr. Masayuki Inoue and Prof. Ichiro Ueda are participating in the event. About 25 Japanese universities are setting up stalls in order to showcase their educational and research opportunities at respective universities. Several Indian experts are also taking part in the conference.
There will be 12 technical sessions including two key note addresses, 13 plenary lectures by both Japan and Indian experts and six invited talks, 32 oral presentations and about 400 poster presentations will be held at Vignan Bhavan.
Interaction with high school students
On August 9, an interaction session with high school students and Japanese experts has also been organised. This is an opportunity to ignite the young minds about science. The university has invited 20 schools from the city to send selected students for the interaction programme. Students from two schools in Bengaluru are also expected to take part.
Speaking on filling backlog posts, Rangappa said that he has written clarification to the department with respect to recruitment of backlog posts. “I have given them a legal clarification but I am yet to receive their reply. I will go as per the directions from the government. So far the recruitment process has been halted. Meantime, we should keep in mind that delay in filling the posts will create problems in administration of the university,” he said.