IIT Roorkee organises workshop to encourage careers in science, technology

IIT Roorkee conducted a career workshop for school students to motivate them to have jobs, launch start-ups etc. in science and technology field.

IIT Roorkee organises workshop to encourage careers in science, technology IIT Roorkee career workshop for school students (Image Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Dec 20, 2021 - 7:31 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee organised a two-day workshop on December 18 and 19 to encourage school children to opt for careers in the field of science and technology.

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The workshop was conducted under Vigyan Pradarshani by the department of biosciences and biomedical engineering, IIT Roorkee to commemorate India’s 75th year of independence, said an official statement from the institute.

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A total of 50 students of Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Haryana, along with two teachers participated in the workshop conducted by IIT Roorkee.

A student of Class 10, Pranav Dhiman, shared his experience of the workshop and said that this workshop will surely assist him in deciding the subjects for Class 11. Another student, Simrin got emotional looking at the dedication and hard work of research scholars and faculties had put in the workshop. She said that she will give her best to join IITs as a student, as per the IIT Roorkee statement.

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Another student Nisha of MNSS Rai got highly motivated after the interactive session at TIDES and told IIT Roorkee she will have her own startup and will employ IITians in her company.

The workshop is a part of the Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) initiative developed by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with the IIT Roorkee.

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Telling about the significance of the programme, Pravindra Kumar, head of the department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering “explained that science and technology are highly interdisciplinary and in the future, the progress of our country and mankind is in hands of the present generation.”

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Manish Shrikhande, the dean of sponsored research and industrial consultancy, IIT Roorkee said: “ The seed of love for the science and technology sown in the mind of children at an early age, results in producing great innovative thinkers in this domain which is a most essential requirement for the progress of the country in the modern time. Such workshops are great means of introducing the children to the wonderful world of science and technology and developing their approach to pursuing a career in this field.”

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