Post Graduate Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Prakriti- Environment society of the college organized one day Seminar on “Invention & Innovation and Research Discovery in Chemistry”. Prof. Sanjay Mandal, Faculty Member in Department of Chemical Sciences at IISER, Mohali was the guest speaker. Prof Mandal has more than 30 years of experience out of which he spent over 20 years in USA including earning his Ph.D in Chemistry under the guidance of legendary Professor F. Albert Cotton , Texas. His research interests span across several sub fields of Chemistry with special emphasis on Multifunctional nanomaterials, Crystal Engineering, Organometallic Chemistry and X-Ray Crystallography. About 50 students & 6 faculty members from MSc participated in the seminar. The program started with welcome address by Dr. Sadhna Verma, HOD of chemistry department. Opening remarks and introduction of the program was given by Dr . Veenita Anand.
Addressing the students, Prof Mandal, apprised them that invention is something which is new in this world which is not pre existing in this world while innovation is an introduction of new and better solution that meets new requirement of existing market needs. It may be further defined as betterment in something already existing. Overall the session proved very fruitful for both staff and students. Madam Principal Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal applauded the efforts of Chemistry Department and motivated them to organise such events in the future