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3rd National Science Day Symposium
(NSDS) - 2024
February    28, 2024
Jaypee University of Information Technology
Waknaghat, District Solan, Near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA


National Science Day (NSD) and Purpose of the Celebration

National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on February 28. On this day in 1928, Dr. C. V. Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons later known as the 'Raman Effect' after his name. After two years, in 1930, he got the Nobel Prize for this remarkable discovery, the first Nobel Prize for India in Science. National Science Day is celebrated in India yearly to mark the discovery of his famous phenomenon. Govt. of India declared the day as National Science Day in 1986. The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987.   The fundamental Objective of the NSD is to propagate the message of the importance of Science and its application among the people and to promote the spirit of curiosity, creativity and scientific temperament in the young generation of India. Other than these primary objectives, NSD is celebrated as one of the leading science festivals in India every year to display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of Science for the welfare of human beings, to discuss the issues and to implement new technologies for the development of the Science, to provide an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in the country, to encourage the people for Science as well as popularize the Science and Technology.

Proposed Activities on National Science Day (February 28, 2024)

Organization of Third National Science Day Symposium (NSDS):
The third edition of NSDS - 2024 will be organized on February 28, 2024, with collective participation from schools, colleges, Institutions, Universities and JUIT students and faculty members. It will mainly include the following components:

(a) Expert, Plenary and Popular lectures for school and college students:
Public and popular lectures have been effective methods of addressing people in general. Therefore, at the commencement of National Science Day, popular lectures on a topic in coordination with this year's theme or any topic of current interest will be imperative to demonstrate the importance of Science given by a distinguished senior scientist/professor. Faculty from JUIT will be delivering talks on recent trends and developments in Science and Technology. Students from Himachal Pradesh schools/colleges and other parts of country will be invited to attend this event.

(b) Children's Science Congress and Science exhibition based on themes and concepts, including oral, posters and models:
Children's Science Congress will be the major attraction this year. National Science Day is celebrated to realize and appreciate the accomplishments and participation of individuals in Science and Technology. Therefore, National Science Day would be the finest day to promote aspiring innovators and young minds to demonstrate their talent through science projects in various forms. Students can fabricate innovative models and demonstrate them. Science exhibitions can reveal various science projects from multiple academic institutes in one place and help make students aware of the importance of Science and Technology. Topics of Science for the exhibition will be but not limited to (1) Scientists in action, (2) Biology and Biotechnology; (3)Bioinformatics  (4)Chemistry; (5) Earth and Space; (6) Physics and Astronomy, (7) Engineering or any other theme of interest. Abstracts for oral presentations will also be invited from College/University UG, PG and PhD students. Oral presentations and poster-making competitions will be a mode to extend awareness about Science and Technology. Digital abstract book will be prepared for all the accepted abstracts. A soft copy of the book will be disseminated to all the registered participants. School students will make posters on the themes and concepts. This presentation will exhibit the creativity and knowledge of the students about the subject and enhance their presentation skills. Attractive prizes will be awarded for the poster and model-making competition to motivate the participating students and to ignite young minds of India for a better and sustainable future.

(c) Quiz and debates:
Quizzes are a great way to increase students' knowledge through competition. The quiz competition will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The quiz will have the inclusion of questions from different topics of Science. Some quizzes will be organized in various schools during February, where a team of JUIT faculty members will visit to organize the quizzes on Science. In the debates, students' knowledge can be enhanced on a particular topic by direct communication between two teams or two individuals. Furthermore, each group or individual has to prove why they are correct by proposing logical arguments based on facts and statistics. For example, a topic can be: Is AI a boon or curse? Or Is research on new viruses a blessing or a curse? Or Is social media a blessing or a curse? Role of Science in India's overall Growth and Development/ Role of Bioinformatics in Biomedical and healthcare Technologies etc.

(d) Workshop for Teachers
A special one-day workshop for the school teachers will be another special feature of this year's NSDS-2024 event. The main purpose is to sensitize science teachers to various engineering domains and their applications in real-life situations. This workshop is with an expectation that if teachers are aware of it, they can communicate a similar message to their respective students. Recent advancements in Physics including Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning along with Biotechnology and Bioinformatics will be the major highlights of the workshop.

JUIT Campus Visit
All the external participants which include school/college students and teachers joining the events, will be given a full campus tour, including departmental course labs, research labs, library, classrooms and other existing facilities of JUIT.




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