Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao lays the Foundation Stone of New Campus of CeNS.

The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) is setting up a new campus on about 14 acres of land, allotted by the Government of Karnataka, for the exclusive purpose of promoting Nano-Science and Technology and to create a Centre of Excellence.

The foundation stone for the new campus was laid by Bharat Ratna Professor C.N. R. Rao, FRS, Chairman, Governing Council, CeNS. In his address, Prof. Rao emphasised the importance of Nanoscience and Technology and its applicability in a wide range of areas, from drug delivery, engineering, agriculture and so on. He advised the Centre to take-up important projects and completes them on fast track mode so that innovations would help in the development in all spheres of life.

Professor G.U. Kulkarni, Director, CeNS, in his welcome speech, mentioned that the aim of the Centre will be to highlight the applications of Nanoscience and Technology in all walks of life and to translate the results of research into technology and to ensure that the innovations are applicable in the lives of common man particularly in Indian context. The facilities in the new campus will be designed to include regular interaction programmes with the students from schools and colleges, exhibitions and demonstrations of research work for developing a scientific temper among young students.

The campus will also house specialised laboratories and incubation centres for carrying out research and technology projects in collaboration with other scientific institutions as well as industries.

Mr. Subhod M. Gulvady, Administrative Officer, CeNS proposed the vote of thanks.