REPORT FOR THE III-NATIONAL CONFERENCE
RECENT TRENDS IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
(In Commemoration of National Science Day)
The National Conference on “Recent Trends in chemical and Biological Sciences” was conducted by the Department of Chemistry on 2nd March 2017 (Friday) funded by UGC-Autonomous.
More than 300 delegates from various Institutions and companies registered to participate in the conference. The inaugural session was started with the prayer song by UG Chemistry Students followed by lighting of the Kuthuvilaku by the dignitaries.
Dr.N. Thenmozhi, Head of the Department of Chemistry, delivered the welcome address in which she expressed her sincere gratitude to the chief guests .Dr.C. Ramanathan, Assistant professor of Chemistry, School of Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences, Pondicherry University, Dr.K. Parthasarathy, Research Officer, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of Ayush, Arumbakam, Thiru.D.Maninathan, Secretary and Dr.P.N.Sudha, Principal, D.K.M College for Women (Autonomous), Vellore-1. She also welcomed the gathering.
The presidential address was delivered by Dr.P.N Sudha, Principal, D.K.M College for Women (Autonomous), Vellore-1. Madam highlighted the importance of women empowerment, women noble laureates and also encouraged the students to take up research in future. She also appreciated the Department of Chemistry for conducting the conference in a short duration of time.
The theme of the conference was presented by Dr.K.Vijayalakshmi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She highlighted the quotes of Edward Teller: “Science of today is the technology of tomorrow”. She emphasized the importance of celebrating National Science Day, on 28th February, in commemoration with the discovery of Raman Effect by Indian Physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman. She added that this conference will pave an ideal platform for the youth to share and discuss recent findings in research.
The souvenir was released by the Secretary Thiru.D. Maninathan and it was received by the chief guest Dr. C. Ramanathan and Dr.P.N. Sudha, Principal. While giving the felicitations, he congratulated the department of chemistry for arranging such a conference. Dr.M. Nagarathinam, Associate Professor of Chemistry proposed the Vote of Thanks.
In the first technical session Dr.C.R.Ramanathan was welcomed and introduced by Dr. S. Sashikala, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He delivered the keynote address on the topic “Designing Novel Chiral Molecules for Asymmetric Organocatalysis”. He explained about the importance of the study of the chiral molecules on organic reactions. He also discussed the conceptual way of designing, synthesizing of chiral molecules and its applications in various fields. Mrs.R.Bharathi Priyadarshini, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, proposed the vote of thanks to Dr.C.R.Ramanathan.
In the second technical session, Dr.T.Gomathi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry welcomed and introduced the Chief guest Dr.K.Parthasarathy, Research Officer, Siddha Central Research Institute, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of Ayush, Arumbakam, Chennai. The chief guest Dr.K.Parthasarathy, delivered the keynote address on the topic “Structural characterization of drug substances by using modern spectroscopic techniques”. He explained about “Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients” used in Pharmacological activities and also discussed about quality, safety, and efficacy of the drug. Mrs.J.Saranya, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, proposed the vote of thanks for his enthusiastic talk and motivations for the women students to become a researcher in industry and she also thanked the participants for their outstanding interactions.
Totally 80 abstracts were accepted to be published in the souvenir and the scholars were called upon to present their papers in the conference for oral / poster. Posters were exhibited in PG chemistry lab and oral presentations were conducted in the conference hall in two sessions. Dr.S.Guganathan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Muthurangam College for Arts, Vellore and Dr. Caleb Nobel Chander, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Voorhees College, Vellore acted as judge for the poster as well as oral presentation.
Mrs. G. Aswini, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, made arrangements for the distribution of certificates and prize. In the valedictory session, Dr.N.Thenmozhi, and Dr.S. Guganathan distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners for poster presentation. Dr.K. Parthasarathy and Dr. Caleb Nobel Chander distributed the prizes and certificates to the winners for oral presentations. The feedback form was distributed to the students and outside participants. The participants mentioned that the invited lectures and the paper presentation were highly informative, for the students as well as for the researchers. They appreciated the hospitality and excellent arrangements made by the institution.
Finally the Vote of thanks was given by Dr.S. Santha Lakshmi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. She thanked each and every one who had contributed to make the conference a grand success. She personally extended her thanks to the invited chief guests, judges, colleagues, audio-visual supporter, photographer, professors from various colleges and students for gracing the occasion for grand success. Finally the conference ended with the National Anthem.