Saturday, February 12, 2011
Manasagangotri getting spruced up for golden jubilee celebration
The whole premises of Manasagangotri is now getting a bridal look to celebrate the occasion of the completion of 50 glorious years by the University of Mysore after it became autonomous and has imparted education to millions since its inception in 1956.
Both students and staff were seen enthusiastically preparing for the event. Students were seen keenly preparing models, chats, instruments, audio-visuals and other Cleaning work was also going on. Painting stones on the road side curbs was going on briskly.
On the occasion of the University of Mysore celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the setting up of the Manasagangotri Camps it has organized an academic exhibition called Suvarna Manasa 2011.
The main theme of Manasa 2011 is exhibiting and showcasing the academic achievements of every Department in the campus. In all 42 departments, right from Science and Technology to Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts & Culture to Commerce & Education, Technology & Law - each and every Department has involved itself to make it a grand celebration.
This is a unique opportunity to everyone to enrich their knowledge by visiting the exhibition being held from February 15 to February 22 which is open to all and the entrance is fee. The Chairpersons and faculty members of all Departments were seen guiding the students and the staffs too were eagerly helping them to make the event a grand success.
Major attractions at the exhibition:
Apart from getting a inside view of the Hi-tech laboratories where experiments on frontier science subjects are held, one can also take part in Psychological Tests, participate in Educational Games and Brain Teasers, understand the process of Human Evolution, the nuances of Organic farming and Bonsai, along with enjoying the floral beauties in philately. One can even get to understand desert ecosystems and how rain harvesting can be deployed in our homes. A display of more than 1000 species of rocks can be seen in museum of Earth Science Department.
Apart from holding the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the University has also arranged the third annual conference of the Karnataka State Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), on February 15 and 16, at the University Senate Bhavan. The highlight of this two-day conference is 14 national-level experts will speak on ‘Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Science and Technology Development’ in which various aspects of Globalization and its impact on the development of science and technology will be discussed. Around 900 participants are expected to attend the conference.
Some of the major organizations participating in the KSTA are: National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL), Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd.(BHEL), ISRO, Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL), CFTRI, DFRL, INCOIS, BEML Limited, Ministry of Tourism, Vishweshwaraiah Technical University (VTU), Central Power Research Institute(CPRI), Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), etc.
What students say…
When Express met the students most of them shared their joy at organizing the event and said “The exhibition helps one to focus on various subjects while sharing the knowledge. We are happy that we too are a part of this project. We are preparing enthusiastically and eagerly waiting to see our projects being seen and appreciated by others, as well as to watch new inventions in other departments.
* Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will inaugurate the event on February 15 at 10.30 am at Senate Bhavan.
* Around 5 lakh visitors are expected to attend the week long event.
* University of Mysore is also planning to hold lectures throughout from eminent personalities apart from conducting symposiums throughout the year.
About University of Mysore
The University of Mysore is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country. It was established by the then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar on July 27, 1916.
The University became autonomous in 1956 and in 1960 the Postgraduate Centre at the picturesque environs of Manasagangotir facing the lake Kukkarahalli Lake was established. The name ‘Manasagangotri; was suggested by the National Poet Dr. K.V. Puttappa (Kuvempu). The motto of the university is ‘Nothing equals Knowledge’ followed by ‘I Always Uphold Truth’.