Ullal: A seven-day national-level training programme on the theme ‘State-of-the-art Tools for Property Detection of Materials’ sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) was inaugurated at Mangalore University on Wednesday under the STUTI-21 scheme of the Government of India.
The programme, which will continue till January 10, 2023, has been jointly organised by the DST Purse Instrumentation Centre and MHRD NMR Instrument Centre of Mangalore University in association with NIT Warangal, Telangana.
NITK Surathkal Dean (Research and Consultancy), Prof. S.M. Kulkarni, in his inaugural address, opined that research institutes, industries and the government are the three pillars of progress to be established between them. STUTI-21 is DST’s best thought program to serve this purpose. It will develop the skills required for the industry and achieve the objectives of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission.
Prof. M. Jayashankar, Dean, Department of Science, Mangalore University, in his presidential address called upon the participants to develop the skills of using state-of-the-art tools and utilize the training programme to contribute to the progress of the country.
Prof. B. Visalakshi, Coordinator, DST Purse Instrumentation Centre and Convener of the training programme introduced and welcomed the guests. Technical Officer and Coordinator of STUTI-21. D Ravikumar of NIT Warangal informed the gathering about the project. Guest of Honour Prof. N. Rajeshwar Rao, former Dean R&C, Warangal attended the inaugural ceremony in virtual mode.
Prof. Bhoja Poojary, the Deputy Coordinator of the DST Purse Equipment Centre and Co-Convenor of the training programme, proposed the vote of thanks. Former coordinators Prof. Manjunath Pattabi, and Prof. Bhaskar Shenoy, faculty and researchers from various departments were present on the occasion. Lecturer Shabina M Khan compered the programme. More than 30 people from different states participated in the training programme.