Inauguration of Research Facilities at CeNS new campus, Bengaluru

Opening Ceremony of the new state-of-the-art Research Facilities of the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bengaluru, in its new campus at Shivanapura, Bengaluru North. Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao, FRS, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Health &Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, and Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka have kindly consented to grace the occasion scheduled at 10.30 am on Saturday, 17th August 2019.

The Secretary to Government of india, Department of Science and Technology, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, along with the Director of IIT Delhi and Chairman, Governing Council of CeNS, Professor V. Ramgopal Rao, and many other senior scientists from renowned Institutions will also partake in the event. The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, an autonomous scientific research institution, functioning under the aegis of DST, is presently located at Jalahalli in the precincts of Bharat Electronics. Started in 1991 as Centre for Liquid Crystal Research under the stewardship of Prof. S. Chandrasekhar, FRS, the Centre came under the administrative control of DST in 2003.

True to the trends internationally, it expanded the scope of research by taking up the mandate of promoting and popularising Nano Science and Technoiogy to achieve its present stature as CENS. This long scientific journey has been possible owing to the absolute support of DST and the Nano Mission of Government of India. Indubitably, the areas of scientific research practiced in CeNS today, are globally hot topics, and nationalily the most relevant fields spanning energy, water and healthcare. The grand vision of Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Chairman, Nano Mission Council of Gol, and mentor of CeNS, has been well supported by the Government of Karnataka in promoting nano science and technology. True to its commitment, the Government of Karnataka has been very kind in allotting a 14 acre-land to CeNS, for setting up a campus at Shivanapura. A prime laboratory block that will function as Materials and Technology Laboratory has been constructed at this new location.The motto of these laboratories is to work towards innovations assisting entrepreneurs from institutions and even from the general public, who aspire to bridge the gap between purely scientific innovations and technology, thereby, contributing more productively towards the Make in India mission.

The event, scheduled to start at 10.30, is expected to get completed in 2-hours duration.

For further information including the transport arrangements, the media may please contact Mr. M.G. Narayana (9448568833 / of our Centre.

City Today News



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