The two-day Sixth National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (including Bio-Sciences) was inaugurated by Prof. P. V. Bhartam, NIPER Mohali, at Multani Mal Modi College here. Addressing the delegates he emphasised on the need of scientific research in the institutions of higher learning. He said that in this fast developing material world new research especially in chemical Sciences can be beneficial for our society. He further said that such conferences provide ample opportunity to the younger generation where they get valuable information as well as they share new experiences. He also appreciated the college administration for successfully organising the conference consecutively for the sixth year.
In his welcome address, the Principal of the College, Dr. Satish Bhardwaj stressed on the need of organising such research based events like RACES at the college level. He also highlighted that the basic sciences are losing their popularity among the students going for higher education. On this occasion an Abstract Book, comprising 214 abstracts, was released by Dr. P. V. Bhartam, Dr. Satish Bhardwaj, Dr. Vinay Jain, Dr. Ashwani Sharma, Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Kuldeep Kumar.
Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Convener of the conference, informed that 250 research scholars and teachers from 10 states and UTs are participating in this two-day national conference.
Dr. G. S. Sodhi, GTB College Delhi, in his presentation introduced a single chemical composition which can develop finger prints on unique, difficult and unconventional crime scene evidence. The technique requires neither costly equipment nor sophisticated instrument.
Dr. Rakesh Bhardwaj from Dyal Singh College Karnal presented his paper on Sewage Treatment using an Innovation System called Down-flow-Hanging Sponge. Prof. NB Patel from Veer Narbad South Gujrat University, Surat, Dr. Anil Kumar from Thapar University, Dr. Ravinder, Dr. Sarabjeet Singh, Dr. Vaneet Dhir, Dr. Vikas Rana and Dr. Shefali Dhiman also made their oral presentations.