Udupi: Synergistic Training programme held at Manipal Institute of Technology

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Udupi, Jan 13: Seven days Synergistic Training programme Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) was successfully conducted by Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka from January 5 to 11. The training programme was organized by Departments of Physics and Chemistry, MIT, Manipal in joint collaboration with Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. This prestigious event was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. The STUTI Scheme is intended to build human resource and its capacity building through open access to S&T Infrastructure across the country by organizing training program on DST supported R&D equipment targeting Scientists/Professors/PhDs and PDFs actively involved in research across various institutions in the country.

The training programme was inaugurated on January 5 by Prof R G Sonkawade, PMU coordinator, STUTI Programme, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra accompanied by Dr Vinod V Thomas, registrar evaluation, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Cdr (Dr) Anil Rana, director, MIT, Manipal, conveners of STUTI programme Prof Mohan Rao K, Prof Suma A Rao, coordinators Dr Ismayil, Dr Gurumurthy S C and Sudhakar Y N. Participants from Maharashtra, Andra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Assam and Tamil Nadu attended this national level training programme.

In this seven days long training programme, total 14 plenary lectures were delivered on the Instrumentation and Practical Aspects of various scientific instruments such as XRD, SEM, NMR, AFM, LIBS, FTIR, AAS etc. by different resource persons from academia and industry. During the lab sessions participants undergone hands-on training on 24 research grade instruments. The valedictory programme of the STUTI was held at Sir M V Seminar Hall, MIT, Manipal on January 11. Dr Ashok Rao, associate director (R&C), MIT, Manipal was the chief guest for the programme. Dr Somashekara Bhat, joint director, MIT, Manipal presided over the function.


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