Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao Inaugurates the International Conference on Emerging Frontiers in Chemical Science (EFCS) on 23rd September 2017
Bharat Ratna Prof. C. N. R. Rao inaugurated the International Conference on Emerging Frontiers in Chemical Science (EFCS) on 23rd September 2017. Professor CNR Rao mentioned the importance of science in building up a nation. He told that India has to invest more in scientific research to become a developed nation. He also mentioned about the interdisciplinary importance in research and also the importance to reconstructing the curriculum for a fruitful education system.He told that a traditional study can do nothing in development of science.
Janab P K Ahammed, President, Management Committee, Farook College adorned him with ponnada. Mr.K.V Kunhammed Koya, Secretary, Managment Committee, Farook College presented him a memento.
Prof. T. Pradeep, Chairman, Organizing Committee (IIT Madras) briefed about the conference. He nostalgically shared his days in the college as a student of at the Department of Chemistry. He mentioned in his speech that Calicut has a great history of Chemistry but it is not often mentioned. He told Kozhikode is very famous for natural products. He also stressed about the interdisciplinary importance of Chemistry.
Prof. Dr. V. M. Abdul Mubjeeb, Vice Chairman, Organising Committee (Director, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Calicut) introduced the chief guest.
Dr K Mohammed Basheer, Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut released the conference proceedings.
Prof Shahid Latheef, Former HOD, Department of Chemistry was honoured with the Life time achievement award of distinguished service to Chemical Sciences. Prof. P. E. Abdul Rasheed, Joint Convenor, Organising Committee and Controller of Examination, Farook College briefed the audience about the contributions made by Professor Shahid Latheef.
Felicitations were done by Dr.Suresh Das, Executive Vice President, KSCSTE and Mr C.P. Kunhimohammed, Manager, Farook College.
Dr AK Abdul Rahim, Head, Dept of Chemistry welcomed the gathering and Dr. Shalina Begum T, Coordinator, Organizing Committee tendered vote of thanks.