SDP I

Website Report
Online Student Development Program

(A Webinar Series for students of all standards)
Organized by
School of Basic & Applied Sciences
G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon, Haryana
From 07th August, 2020- 09th September, 2020

Session 1: Motivation through Goal Setting and Team Building

Venue Details :
Date : 07 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/onj-fntb-eke
Speaker : Mr. Rizwan Uddin, Regional provident Fund Commissioner- I, Employees PFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India

The inaugurating session of the career counseling webinar series was delivered by Mr. Rizwan Uddin, Regional provident Fund Commissioner- I, Employees PFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India on August 07, 2020. The session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Ram-Krishna Thakur (Prof. and Dean, SoBAS). The session started with welcome of speaker and participants by Professor (Dr.) R. K. Thakur, Dean, SoBAS. In motivational session conducted by Mr. Rizwan, Goal setting and team building was main theme. Goal is related to happiness and wellbeing. He discussed on how to set goal, formula of success, driving force in life, importance of hobby, need of mentor etc. Success can only be The inaugurating session of the career counseling webinar series was delivered by Mr. Rizwan Uddin, Regional provident Fund Commissioner- I, Employees PFO, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India on August 07, 2020. The session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Ram-Krishna Thakur (Prof. and Dean, SoBAS). The session started with welcome of speaker and participants by Professor (Dr.) R. K. Thakur, Dean, SoBAS. In motivational session conducted by Mr. Rizwan, Goal setting and team building was main theme. Goal is related to happiness and wellbeing. He discussed on how to set goal, formula of success, driving force in life, importance of hobby, need of mentor etc. Success can only be

Overall session was interactive and engaging. It was indeed motivational session for everyone. The session was concluded by Professor Thakur with enlightening words and extended thanks to speaker for delivering a motivational lecturer.

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Session 2: Climate Change – Human Perspective and Sustainability

Venue Details :
Date : 10 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/czn-ezds-yok
Speaker : Dr. Parveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)

The second session of online SDP was on ‘Climate Change – Human Perspective and Sustainability’. Dr. Parveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, Geology & Environmental Science, School of Basic & Applied Sciences deliver this talk. The session started with welcome of participants by Dr. Renu Chaudhary, Assistnat Professor, School of Basic & Applied Sciences, G D Goenka University. She introduced and invited the speaker for the session. Dr. Kumar introduced participants with the science of climate and climate change in an interesting and interactive way. He explained about significance of climate in day to day life and earths processes. He described interaction between different components of climate system and functioning of climate system involving solar radiation, green-house gases, and heat transfer using interesting videos. He stated that climate change is real and cited examples of rise in global temperature and sea level, warming and acidification of oceans, extreme weather, and retreating icecaps. CO2 concentration has increased by 35% since industrial revolution as a result of human actions which is causing global warming and change in climate system. He further described various natural and human causes of climate change and potential impacts on human health, different sectors, and ecosystems using interesting video. He further described climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, and climate response of India. He showed a sustainable way at individual level i.e. emission reduction, energy conservation, adopting 3Rs, eating low-carbon diet, planting trees, renewable energy, green consumerism, and mass action to combat climate change. He stated ‘Think Globally and Act Locally’ in fight against climate.

The session increased curiosity among participants and resulted in intense discussion afterwards. Dr. Renu Chaudhary asked questions on behalf of participants to Dr. Kumar. The student curies have been satisfactorily answered. One of the students asked about role of earths tilt and orbit in climate change. The amount of solar radiation changes with change in tilt. More tilt favor deglaciation (melting of ice) due to more energy input and low tilt favors glaciation (increase in ice). Earth’s orbit shape also change from perfect circle to elliptical during 100,000 year cycle which affect distance between Sun and Earth and energy input to affect climate according to Dr. Kumar. Another question: How soil is leading to impacts on rivers? Dr. Kumar stated that excess use of chemicals in agriculture reaches river as surface runoff and impact aquatic life. Organic farming can help to control it. The session was concluded by Dr. Renu Chaudhary with enlightening words and acknowledgement of speaker and organizing team.

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Session 3: Save the Environment: Go Green with Chemistry

Venue Details :
Date : 13 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/abi-icjg-gag
Speaker : Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D (University of Rajasthan, Jaipur)

The speaker for the third session was Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Assistant Professor and Faculty In-charge of the Department of Chemistry, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, G. D. Goenka University. The title of the session was ‘Save the Environment: Go Green with Chemistry’. The session was started with the introduction of speaker and session details by Prof (Dr.) Ram-Krishna Thakur, Dean, SoBAS. Dr. Sharma started the session to explain the need of Chemical Manufacturing and impact of manufacturing plants on the environment. She defined the concept of Green Chemistry i.e. invention and design and also explained the audience about the need of Green Chemistry for sustainable development. She further discussed various principles and methodologies used by scientists and technologists for greener route for chemical transformations. She also explained briefly that designing criteria which should include the impact of chemical products and chemical processes. She described hazard considerations for initial materials and final products which must also be included in the performance criteria. She concluded the session by stating that one should think globally to attain goal of sustainability with the use of Green Chemistry.

She also introduced participant about School of Basic & Applied Sciences and various courses of UG, PG, PG Diploma and Ph.D. Program offered by SoBAS. She also discussed various experiential learning activities, outreach program, best practices and training & placement opportunities offered by school.

The session was interactive and question are answered satisfactorily. The session was concluded by Dr. Ram-Krishna Thakur with enlightening words and acknowledgment to speaker and organizing team.

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Session 4: Crime scene survey: A key to successful investigation

Venue Details :
Date : 19 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/amu-icew-wsw
Speaker : Dr. Neeharika Srivastava, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D (Allahabad University)

The 4th session of Student Development Programme was about ‘Crime Scene Survey: A Key to successful investigation’ conducted on 19 August, 2020. Speaker, Dr. Neeharika Srivastava explained the need of crime scene survey for successful investigation. Students were informed about different types of crime, physical evidences, handling, processing and recording of crime scene, packaging and preserving the physical evidences for effective analysis. Speaker also briefed few landmark case studies and suggested some good reads and television series for young crime scene enthusiasts. Students actively participated in the session and resolved their queries at the end. They were keen to know the internship, job opportunities available and different methods used for evidence analysis. The session made them understand the need of thorough crime scene investigation for a meaningful further analysis. More than 80 participants were there in the session and found the session very interesting and informative. At the end, Dr. Renu Chaudhary concluded the session thanking the speaker, students and all attendees for their enthusiastic participation.

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Session 5: Microbiology in daily life

Venue Details:
Date : 24 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/qsm-jbnf-ssj
Speaker : Dr. Shashank Kamble, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D. (Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Council of Scientific & IndustrialResearch, New Delhi)

The fifth session was delivered by Dr. Shashank Shivaji Kamble on august 24, 2020 from 3:30-4:30 pm. The session was attended by over 80 participants from various institutions across the country. In the beginning, Prof. Ram Krishna Thakur (Dean, SoBAS) who moderated the session gave introductory remarks on the history of microbiology and its relevance in daily activities such as cooking. Later on, Prof. Thakur introduced the speaker of the session, Dr. Shashank Kamble and handed over the stage to him.

Dr. Shashank Kamble started his talk by discussing about the extent of microbial diversity in extreme habitats which are beyond the reach of the most civilized living animals on this planet, the human beings. He also stated that it’s very difficult for the scientific community to culture all micro-organisms from diverse habitats because of their unique nutritional requirements and difficulty in sampling them. Dr. Kamble then moved on to the ambitious human micro biome project which aimed to culture the diverse microbial species in human body. He stated that a human body is home to 100 trillion of microorganisms, ten times more than the cells that constitutes the human body. He emphasized on the unique micro-organisms termed as “resident micro flora’ that inhabit various parts of human body such as skin, respiratory tract, genitourinary tract and gastrointestinal tract and its importance. Dr. Kamble then discussed about the normal micro flora of each body part and the factors that perturb its homeostasis with host. Moreover, Dr. Kamble informed the participants about the unique gut-brain axis wherein the metabolites produced by gut micro flora influences the behavior of the individual and thus highlighted its crucial importance. He also emphasized on how normal micro flora gets established in a newborn and how it changes over the course of life. In the final segment of the talk, Dr. Kamble stated the important role of micro-organisms in daily activities such as cooking and washing hands etc.

The students participated actively in the session and asked several brainstorming queries. The session ended with concluding remarks from Prof. R. K. Thakur who thanked the speaker for enlightening the audience with minute details of microbial relevance in daily life and also the organizers of the webinar series.

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Session 6: Fun with Physics

Venue Details:
Date : 26 August 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/rjp-pusw-pvg
Speaker : Dr. Shashikant Gupta, Associate Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
and
Dr. Sunita Negi, Associate Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D. (Department of Atomic Energy, Institute for Plasma Research, Gujarat)

A SDP session was taken on 26th August 2020 by Dr. Shashikant Gupta and Dr. Sunita Negi on the topic ‘Fun with Physics and Career Prospects’ moderated by Dean, SOBAS, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Krishna Thakur. Prof. Ram Krishna Thakur motivated the young minds. Then he introduced the speakers and warmly welcomed them for conducting the session. The general terms and aspects related to physics were introduced. The basic laws of physics and their coordination with other branches were also discussed with the students. Two very interesting videos were shown to the students in which some simple experiments of physics were demonstrated. The session was made interactive as the students were asked to guess and write the phenomenon names related to each experiment on the chat box. The main focus of the session was to make the students aware of their surroundings and interpret the physics phenomenon happening around them.

In this session, the speakers also introduced the students about the career prospects of the Physics. The speakers also revealed many exciting career opportunities in the field of economics and medical physics after pursuing physics. Several queries were answered by the speakers and the moderator. Overall participants attended the session were nearly 100 from across the country comprising of teachers, students and parents. The session was finally concluded with a vote of thanks from moderator, extending his appreciation to the speakers and all the participants.

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Session 7: Bioprospecting of Aquatic Microbial community

Venue Details:
Date : 01 September 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/zye-mjqn-xyd
Speaker : Dr. Raunak Dhanker, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D. (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan)

The seventh session in the Student Development Program Series on ‘Bioprospecting of Aquatic Microbial community’ was delivered by Dr. Raunak Dhanker, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University, India. Dr Raunak discussed how microbial bioprospecting can be used to discover new resources and products from living beings for commercial benefits of humans. The bioprospecting products can be used in a sustainable manner to enhance research possibilities and economic development of any country. The main focus of her discussion was how microbial bioprospecting can be used to generate clean energy and to improve human health by developing medicines. The session was attended by more than 70 participants. The participants found the session informative and interesting.

After the session, Prof. RK Thakur opened the forum for questions. The participants actively asked many questions related to basic aspects of bioprospecting products and their sustainable utilization in the bioenergy production and in other industrial fields. The session was ended by Prof. Thakur with vote of thanks to the speaker for delivering wonderful session and participants for their active and enthusiastic participation. The session is coordinated by Dr. Renu Chaudhary and other team members successfully.

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Session 8: Scientific Advancements Towards Peace & Harmony: Post World War II

Venue Details:
Date : 04 September 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/kyj-hfvq-etm
Speaker : Dr.rer.nat. Ram Krishna Thakur,
Professor & Dean, SoBAS
Ph.D. (Experimental Physics) Konstanz University, Germany
Ph.D. (ICTs in Education)

The session started with welcome of participants by Dr. Shashikant Gupta, Associate Professor, SoBAS. He introduced and invited the speaker of session 8 (Scientific Advancement towards Peace and Harmony: Post World War II), Prof. (Dr.) Ram-Krishna Thakur (Professor & Dean) School of Basic & Applied Sciences to deliver the talk. Prof. (Dr.) Thakur introduced participants with the facts about the key features of 21st century science education. He talked about the scientific advancements post world war II. He introduced noble prize winner Linus C Pauling and discussed his contributions in the field of Science. He discussed about the development of the molecular orbital theory, discovery of the mechanism of electron transfer reactions, development of the theoretical chemistry tools, determination of protein structure, discovery of supra-molecular chemistry, developments in NMR spectroscopy, discovery of Human cause for ozone depletion, discovery of fullerene, carbon nanotubes and grapheme and development of Lithium-ion batteries. He also introduced some eminent biological sciences scientists of the Post World War II. Then he discussed about some most influential contributions of forensic scientists. He explained how technology played an important role in World War II. Major advances in weaponry, communications, and industry by both sides impacted the way the war was fought and, eventually, the outcome in the war. He explained how artificial intelligence and robotics came into picture after World War II and its importance in this modern era. He also discussed about some important discoveries and events in environment and physics.

The session increased curiosity among participants and resulted in intense discussion afterwards. Dr. Shashikant Gupta asked questions on behalf of participants to Prof. (Dr.) Thakur. The student curies have been satisfactorily answered. One of the students asked about super-conducting material that if we are able to design a superconductor at room temperature, how it will change the society. Dr. Shashikant Gupta also gave a message to the young students that learning the concepts is not sufficient, plan some activities to use the concept to solve a problem. The session was concluded by Dr. Shashikant Gupta with enlightening words and acknowledgement of speaker and organizing team.

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Session 9: Robot: Helping hand in every field

Venue Details:
Date : 09 September 2020
Time : 15:30-16:30 IST
Google Meeting ID : meet.google.com/qcs-sajh-eot
Speaker : Dr. Ruchi Panwar, Assistant Professor, SoBAS
Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)

The session started with welcome of participants by Dr. Renu Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, SoBAS. She introduced and invited the speaker of session 9, Dr. Ruchi Panwar, Assistant Professor, SoBAS to deliver the talk. Dr Ruchi Panwar discussed how robots can be used in different fields as a helping hand for humans. Now a days, robots are using in every field specially in doing dangerous jobs like disarm the bombs, as spy cam, for cleaning sewers, for nuclear plant and so on. Also she has discuss about the role of mathematics in robotics. She introduced participants about various UG, PG, PG Diploma and PhD programs being offered in various department at School of Basic & Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University. The session was attended by more than 50 participants. The participants found the session informative and interesting.

The session started with welcome of participants by Dr. Renu Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, SoBAS. She introduced and invited the speaker of session 9, Dr. Ruchi Panwar, Assistant Professor, SoBAS to deliver the talk. Dr Ruchi Panwar discussed how robots can be used in different fields as a helping hand for humans. Now a days, robots are using in every field specially in doing dangerous jobs like disarm the bombs, as spy cam, for cleaning sewers, for nuclear plant and so on. Also she has discuss about the role of mathematics in robotics. She introduced participants about various UG, PG, PG Diploma and PhD programs being offered in various department at School of Basic & Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University. The session was attended by more than 50 participants. The participants found the session informative and interesting..

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