Ranchi: Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra has been focusing on Faculty Development Programmes to enhance the skills of faculty in different departments. The institute has taken up AICTE sponsored programmes to enable updating of knowledge and skill in the field of technology which is considered ever emerging and growing.
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Department is organizing a five-day-long Online AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Trends in Measurement and Control for System Automation.”
The Programme beginning June 28 would be coordinated by Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of the institute Dr. Vijaya Laxmi while acting vice chancellor Prof. S. Konar will inaugurate the five day training.
The Faculty Development Programme, sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi, will host participants from different National level AICTE approved institutions and industries. Faculties from various recognized international level institutions like IITs, NITs, BIT, Mesra, and other institutes and industries will deliver lectures and host seminars.
The main idea behind the program is to develop the idea about the importance of measurement and control in the automation of industries and various fields of engineering. The five-day event would comprise many lectures and seminars related to the trends in measurement and control for system automation. In addition, the event would also provide hands-on practice in related areas like Matlab, LabView, and many others. A Lab session and an assessment test will follow the seminars and lectures and E-certificates will be issued to the participants on completing the program.
Dept of Pharmaceuticals
The Department of Pharmaceuticals Sciences & Technology BIT Mesra, Ranchi organized Short Term Training Program “Bioanalytical Techniques and Tools for Drug Discovery Process,” under Quality Improvement Program-2021 sponsored by AICTE, on June 21. Hundred faculties from different pharmacy institutes across India participated in this 6-day long program.
Seventeen eminent speakers from the pharmaceutical industry and academia spoke on various issues of bioanalysis and drug discovery. Head department of pharmaceutical sciences and Technology Dr. Swastika Ganguly, welcomed all the participants in her opening speech while coordinator of the QIP Program, Dr. K. Jayaram Kumar, briefed the gathering about all the courses organized in 2021 under the banner of AICTE-QIP.
Dr. Biswatrish Sarkar, Course Coordinator, summarized the importance of bioanalysis as an emerging area in the drug discovery process and provided a brief overview of all the sessions.
Dr. T. Thanga Mariappan, Director & Head (PCO), Biocon BMS R&D Centre, Bangalore was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He deliberated on the use of animal models used for screening of drug molecules and impact of bioanalysis in novel drug entity.
Faculty Development Programme on Quantum Science
To disseminate the knowledge of Quantum Science among students, researchers, and academicians, ATAL Faculty Development Programme was also organized. Quantum Computing is focused on developing computer technology based on the principles of quantum theory which explains the behaviors of energy and material on atomic and subatomic levels.
The objective of the program was to train manpower in the field of quantum computing, and to discuss the status of the quantum computing development and research work in India and across the world.
The program commenced with an opening keynote by Dr. K.Sridhar Patnaik, Associate Professor, Computer Science, and Engineering Department. It was followed by the institute prayer and address by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Indranil Manna.
Dean, Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. C Jegannathan, and Head of Department, Computer Science and Engineering Dr. V Bhattacharjee, addressed the participants and enriched them with their knowledge.
The speakers of the programmer were Dr.S.Banerjee, IIT Jodhpur; Dr.Prashanta K.Panigrahi IISER, Kolkata; Dr.Anil Prabhakar, IIT Madras; Dr.Atul Mantri, University of Maryland, USA; Dr.Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA; Dr. Srinathan K IIIT, Hyderabad; Dhinakaran. V, IBM India Research Labs; Prof. Anirban Pathak, JIIT Noida; Ravi Katukam CEO, QuantumEngg, Hyderabad; Dr. Harish Sahu, DRDO.