The Autonomous & Heritage Institution, JALANDHAR from December 4 to December 8, 2018
Jalandhar December 3 (Gurkirat Singh)- Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar-the Autonomous & Heritage Institution is going to organize 9th five day INSPIRE CAMP from December 4 to December 8, 2018. This camp will be attended by various students of XI class selected from 14 schools across Punjab. These students are top 1% students of each board. The five-day camp will include lectures, interactions, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics workshops, quiz competitions as well as explorations. Throwing light on INSPIRE Prof. Atima Sharma Dwivedi, Principal, KMV averred that Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi is a program launched by the Government of India to inspire students into natural science streams and to strengthen the National Science and Technology base in India. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS) aims to attract talented students and motivate them to study science by providing a Science INSPIRE camp for toppers in Class X Board – 2018 examinations, on condition that they are presently pursuing science in XI standard. She further maintained that mentors for INSPIRE science camp are Academy Fellows and Scientists of international and national repute. The camp will be a ground for healthy interaction between the mentors and the students through lectures related to scientific success stories and joys of innovation across all streams of science that in turn would stimulate their curiosity and attract them at an early age to pursue their career in science. The students will be given exposure as the invited fellows will interact with the students through lectures and personal interactive sessions in an exclusive set up in the camp. Some of the mentors who will be present for the occasion are Major General (retd) Prof GG Dwivedi, Aligarh Muslim University; Prof. Karmeshu, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida; Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Thapar University, Patiala; Dr Raghav Raman Sinha, NIT, Jalandhar; Dr G.S. Sodhi, S.G.T.B, Khalsa College, New Delhi; Dr N.C.Kothiyal,NIT, Jalandhar; Prof. Atul Khanna, GNDU, Amritsar; Prof. Arvind Dhillon,IISER, Mohali; Dr Partap Kumar Pati, GNDU, Amritsar; Dr A.S.Ahluwalia, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Dr Saroj Arora, GNDU, Amritsar; Dr Yogesh, CDAC, Pune; Dr Rajwant Dhami, Dept. of Geology, SERB, New Delhi; Dr Manoj Kumar, Dept. of Chemistry, GNDU, Amritsar. We have lectures on various topics which include use of Vedic Mathematics in daily life, use of Number Theory and Mathematical Problems in different fields of Science, human story about how man reached the present state after series of innovations from stone age to iron age and then from silicon revolution, computer age to present age, history of Mathematical Problems, Statistics, role of Bioinformatics, Bio Physics, Walk and Learn Activity, Quiz, Innovative Write up and Visit to Museum & Botanical Garden among others. The camp is going to provide an apt platform for healthy interactions among mentors and students. Students will be apprised with many research fields and research facilities available in top Indian scientific institutions. It is worth a mention here that KMV-The Heritage Institution was the first college in this part of the region to organize the Inspire Camp way back in 2011. This initiative of organizing the first INSPIRE Camp has been inspiring for many other educational institutions of the region and has motivated them to follow our lead and organize INSPIRE camps.

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