KONGUNADU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)

Institution Affiliated to Bharathiar University

G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore - 641029, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

  • Re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade 3.64 CGPA (3rd Cycle)
  • College of Excellence (UGC)
  • Co-Educational Institution Approved by UGC, New Delhi
  • NIRF Rank: 51 (All Over India)

ISCA ANNUAL REPORT 2008 - 2009

Vision

The Coimbatore Chapter has continued its efforts to popularise Science and foster a scientific temperament among the Scientist and Research members by involving them in a series of Workshops / Seminars / Lectures organised during the year 2008-2009.
The main activities which have been organised during the year under report are detailed below:

  • A 2-day National Seminar on Biodiversity - "Status, Conservation and Management" sponsored by the ISCA, Kolkata was organised by the PG and Research Department of Botany of Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore on 12th and 13th September 2008. The National Seminar was well attended by Researchers and Scientists representing 38 institutions from all over India. Dr. T. Madan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India was the Special Guest who inaugurated the Seminar. Dr. Ashok Saxena, the General Secretary (Outstation), ISCA, Kolkata and a large gathering of members of the local Chapter attended and benefited from the Seminar.
  • Under the auspices of the Chapter, the Department of Bioinformatics coordinating with the Department of Computer Science of Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore organised a 2-day National Seminar on "Computational Algorithms for Bioinformatics" on 27th and 28th November 2008. The National Seminar was addressed by a galaxy of eminent speakers drawn from premier institutes of excellence which included Prof.P.Mathur, Centre for Excellence in Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University.
  • Under the auspices of the local Chapter, the Department of Biotechnology at the Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore conducted the following activities:

(i) Organised a Lecture on "Ethics and Biological Research" on 25th September 2008. A Magazine of the Department "Science News" was released by Dr.M.Aruchami, Convenor of the Local Chapter and Secretary & Director of the College.

(ii) With a view to highlight the importance of proper management and marketing practices in the pharma industry, a lecture on "Management and Marketing in Pharma Industry" was held on 29.9.2008. The Lecture highlighted various career options available to students in the Life Science Departments and the growing importance of Clinical Research within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

(iii) There was a Special Lecturer organised on the theme "Training as a Medical Microbiologist in England" on 28.11.2008 with experts in Medical Microbiology from the United Kingdom - Dr.Christopher Brightman and Ms.Jonesmith Brightman sharing their expertise and work experience in various hospitals in the United Kingdom.

  • The PG and Research Departments of Chemistry in the Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Coimbatore organised Guest Lectures on the following themes under the auspices of the Coimbatore ISCA Chapter:

(i) Introduction to Retrosynthetic Analysis on 12.8.2008.
(ii) X-ray Crystallography and its applications to small Molecules on 21.1.2009.
(iii) Applications of Lithium and Lithium-ion Batteries on 18.2.2009.