|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 15: A five-day long workshop organized by the Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, on updating and restructuring course curriculum for Master Degree Programme in Chemistry under RUSA scheme (Phase II) concluded at the University of Jammu today.
The workshop was inaugurated on May 10, 2019 in the Department of Chemistry by Prof Naresh Padha, Dean Faculty of Sciences & RUSA Phase-II Coordinator.
Prof RK Bamezai, Head of the Department, presented the introductory remarks on the inaugural day which was followed by a lecture from Dr Rajesh Thapar, Director, Brawn Laboratories, Gurugram entitled "Emergence of new knowledge concepts in pharmaceutical industry".
On second day of the workshop deliberations on Organic Chemistry were conducted by Prof. VK Yadav, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Prof SS Chimni, GND University, Amritsar and Prof IP Singh, NIPER, Mohali. On third day of workshop the focus was on Inorganic Chemistry wherein Prof Rajeev Gupta, University of Delhi, Delhi, Prof KK Bhasin, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Prof Mohd Shakir, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh suggested the reforms to be implemented in the curriculum.
The fourth day of workshop was dedicated to the Physical Chemistry section in which Prof SK Mehta, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Prof Rita Kakkar, University of Delhi, Delhi and Dr RL Gardas, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, suggested the ways to improve the course contents.
On the concluding day of the workshop, all the faculty members of the Chemistry Department, University of Jammu, and faculty from GDC Udhampur as well as GDC Rajouri discussed finalizing the final draft of action plan, after accommodating the suggestions of the learned experts which will be submitted to the University for implementation.