National Science Day – International Year of Chemistry Celebrations at Shridhar University Pilani
To quote Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore “In Science, we go through the discipline of eliminating the personal limitations of our minds and thus reach the comprehension of truth which is in the minds of the universal man”.
Raman Effect is a phenomenon in spectroscopy discovered by the eminent physicist while working in the laboratory of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of science - IACS Kolkata. When a beam of light traverses a dust-free, transparent sample of a chemical compound, a small fraction of the light emerges in directions other than that of the incident (incoming) beam. Most of this scattered light is of unchanged wavelength. A small part, however, has wavelengths different from that of the incident light; its presence is a result of the Raman Effect.
IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization have declared year 2011 as International Year of Chemistry – IYC 2011 to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. February 28 also happens to be the birthday of Linus Pauling born in 1901 who won the undivided Nobel Prize twice – for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962.
In the context of the above, Way to Transform Shridhar University Pilani chose the theme for National Science Day celebrations on 28 February 2011 as Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century.
Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor in his address to the faculty and students of Shridhar University highlighted the challenges in terms of Synthesis and Manufacturing:
For more details see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in
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An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-