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14th JK Science Congress Concludes at JU

JAMMU: 14th JK science Congress with the theme 'Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future organised by University of Jammu in collaboration with the J&K State Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Jammu and Kashmir from December, 20-22, 2019 concluded today at Gen Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu.

In the Valedictory function, chief guest of the function Prof R P Tandon, an eminent professor of University of Delhi addressed the gathering with his remarks on the current scenario of science and technology in the country.

He said that congress was a successful event wherein researchers shared their finding with the experts and their own collogues and such types of the events always help in progress of the subject.

He said that no doubt we are excelling in the number of scientific publications in the world like US and China but we need to work hard in the quality publications also. According to him the quality publication can ultimately help in combat many social issues like job security, water conservation, health, housing etc.

He further said that Artificial Intelligence is the hope in such condition when our PhD. students are seeking the jobs in school teaching and in various industries. He stressed upon the fact that University and Industry interaction can help in the proper use of the research potential in right direction. Prof. K.S. Risam, Vice-Chancellor SKUAST Jammu and Prof. Talat Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir were the special guest of the valedictory function.

Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu in his address to a galaxy of scientists and researchers said that the number of scientific publications, India is ranked at number three wherein most of the contribution are from engineering sciences.

It means nation is progressing very hard in the field of science. He urged upon the scientists for such progress in other streams of science also, but simultaneously he also stressed that the publications must be in the reputed journals with impact factor.

According to him the publications in the predatory journals will always kill the science amplitude of the researcher. Earlier, Prof. Naresh Padha, Organizing Secretary of the congress in his welcome address presented the conference report.

He further said that this was due to the co-operation of 160 members working in 20 different committees who made this event a great success. Prof. Roopma Gandotra, co-organizing secretary said that Sustainable Development issues were well taken by all the speakers during the event which was the theme of the congress.

The event was concluded with the prize distribution among the research students in oral as well as poster presentations during the congress.

Among others Deans, Directors, faculty members, Officers, participants from various Universities, research scholars and students were also present on the occasion

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