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Asmita Ghosh (Secretary)
requirement for any race or country or society, set up for development is new
technology. And the easiest way to avail that is to invest in the sciences. Over
history, most of the ideas leading to great inventions, were born in the
hallowed portals of educational Institutes. SXC’s Science Association or SXCSA
functions to showcase the talents of every student of sciences as well as
maintain & develop interest in sciences from all streams.
The 2010-11 academic year saw the participation of commerce and humanities
departments for the first time in the annual inter-department quiz and debate
based on general science and the news and new developments in science that are
taking place everyday. The preliminary round was held on 26th August 2010 and
six teams were selected for the final round of debate. The motion of house for
the preliminary round was “Indian Space Programme : Is it an overhyped failure
or are we technologically challenged?”. The six teams to qualify were Physics (Honours),
Sociology, Microbiology (Honours), Statistics, Biotechnology, Computer Science (Honours).
The final round for the quiz and debate was held on Thursday, 30th September
2010 in the college auditorium. The quiz master was Neha Pinha [of 3rd Year
Biotechnology] and chemistry dept came first followed by Physics (Honours) and
Economics Dept came a close third.
For the debate, the judges were Prof. Suhash Ghosh, Founder Member and Present
Executive of Indian Society of Surface Science and Technology (ISSST) and Mr.
Shekhar Niyogi, Educational Consultant with The Times of India. The debators
battled it out with Biotechnology winning with a narrow margin followed closely
by Physics. The motion of the house was “Emerging as a Super-Power in Science
and Technology is a distant dream for India”. Soham Bagchi of 2nd Year
MicroBiology (Honours) and Animikh Ray of 1st Year Physics (Honours) were the
best speakers of the day.
“Pebbles” the annual magazine brought out by the SXCSA will be published
shortly. Several articles by students from various departments have been
November 15, 2010 saw the sesquicentennial birth anniversary celebrations of
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy in collaboration with the chemistry deptt.in the
form of a seminar. The Chief Guest for the event was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of
Calcutta University Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay. The Chair Person for the
day was Prof. Dulal Chandra Mukherjee who retired from Calcutta University in
2002. The event was graced by Fr. Felix Raj and Fr. Jimmy Keepuram.
The coming months will see the celebration of National Science Day on 28th
February in the form of an exhibition by students of various dept showcasing
their new ideas and innovative designs in science and technology.
The year has, till date, seen a variety of articles and pieces of
scientific writing from myriad sources