Professor G Patwari inaugurates the ‘Research Scholar Week’ at NIT Rourkela


Rourkela: National Institute Of Technology(NIT) Rourkela organized two days ‘Research Scholars’ Week2019’ (RSW) to encourage researchers to pursue more research in different areas. An Indian chemist and a professor at the Department of Chemistry of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Professor Ganapathi Naresh Patwari inaugurated the event. In this occasion the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize winner, Professor Patwari said, ‘’Everybody needs motivation in life. Citing an example from his life, he stated, when I was in school I was a very bad student. I used to fail in four to five subjects every time. Once my father told me if I don’t study well then he will cut my name off from the school. I never wanted to herd cattle so his words aroused me. He told, ‘’ there is no shortcut to hard work. You to put continuous effort if you want to do something for society’’, said the Professor, who Known for his studies on ‘Vibrational Spectroscopy’.
Speaking to the research scholars, director of NIT Rourkela, Professor Animesh Biswas said, ‘’I’m happy to recount that NIT Rourkela has improved in multiple national and international rankings. I strongly believe that the research work showcase during RSW 2019 will receive greater visibility. The output of scholarly deliberations will give us the much-needed strength to take the name of NIT Rourkela further. I congratulate the RSW team for being proactive in organizing the vent. I wish the research scholars engaged in academic pursuits a positive and lively future ‘’ told the director.
Addressing the audience dean, academics and the chairman of RSW committee, professor Kamalakanta Mohapatra stated, ‘’ I’m sure RSW will certainly influence research scholars. I hope RSW would help in achieving academic excellence. We remain committed to the spirit of sharing knowledge and to contribute to developing new products. I express heartiest thanks to my faculty colleagues and other staff members for promoting a scholarly trend among students’’, said the dean. Deputy Registrar of Academics Kumar Prabhanjan Panigrahi welcomed the guests and gave the vote of thanks. He wished all the success of RSW. The deputy registrar also coordinated the entire event. This year total 119 abstracts have been selected for presentation .
Deviating slightly from the general practice, there are a few people who seek to plunge deeper into the aspects of their disciplines. NITR, being pledged as one of the best institutions for research, provides ample opportunities to its Ph.D. students, in the form of a Research Scholar’s Week (RSW) every year. Research Scholars’ Week is all about summing up a year’s work of Ph.D. research and presenting it in the form of a poster followed by an oral presentation. Interaction, being of paramount importance for any healthy communication, RSW provides a conducive atmosphere and a common platform for all the researchers to discuss and exchange their ideas. The main objective of RSW is to determine and identify the best and most worthy research work of all.