Yuvaraja’s College campus was abuzz with activities on Saturday. What with enthusiastic science students from across the state participating in the ‘Yureka-2k16’, the atmosphere was electric.
The annual science festival of Yuvaraja’s college was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore, Prof K S Rangappa, at the Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar auditorium. Delivering the inaugural address, he said, “It gives me immense pleasure to see that the students of this prestigious college have envisaged and conceptualised a science fest like this with innovative ideas. This fest provides a platform for all local and other district students to widen their knowledge in science by participating in the science events and the expo. The conceptualisation, production and execution of this science festival are commendable and I am happy to know that students have coined various enriching programmes and musical events here. The students have made this heritage monument open to public to connect with the events running in the college, which is appreciative.”
Body organs from anatomy department of JSS College, Army and Navy exhibits, Mysore science Foundation, Mathematical laboratory from RIE, Eco toilet from environmental department, Medicinal plants from Ayurveda College, Museums of Zoology, botany and geology, biofuel manufacturing unit and many other exhibits were kept at the college premises.
In the same breath, he said, “The history and the legacy of Yuvaraja’s College are very noteworthy. For the improvement of the college, nearly Rs 10 crore was spent during my tenure. Another Rs 5 crore has been sanctioned again for the welfare works of the building and college. Students and faculty members must work for the betterment of the college and put efforts to transform the college into a model a college in the country.”
That the college has been given the NAAC ‘A’ grade accreditation, Rangappa went on to say that it has all the potential to reach the pinnacle of excellence. Students from different parts of Karnataka including Dharwad, Tumkur, Mangaluru, Chikkamagaluru, Ujire and others places participated in the fest.