Mangaluru: Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, organized the “National Science Day-2023” (NSD) program, under the theme “Global Science for Global Wellbeing” at University campus. National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28th February in honour of the discovery of The Raman Effect by Sir C. V. Raman, which later received the Nobel prize in the year 1930.
The NSD 2023 celebration included a series of events along with distribution of research awards to its faculty and departments. The program started with the invocation, Dr Rekha P D, Director, Yenepoya Research Center delivered the welcome address in which she emphasized the significance of Raman effect and its subsequent influence on the contemporary science and technology including fields of chemistry, medicine and pharmacy. Dr M. Vijayakumar, Honorable Vice-Chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), delivered the presidential remarks, wherein he outlined the efforts taken by the university in fostering science, innovation and translational research. He also emphasized the services of Yenepoya Technology Incubator in shaping the ideas into products and processes of social and commercial significance.
Dr K. S. Gangadhara Somayaji, Registrar, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) announced the awards for best papers, best cited articles, best researchers and best department to recognize their research contributions. Dr A.V.M Kutty, Ex-Pro Chancellor, SDUAHER and Academic Advisor, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Dr M S Moosabba, Principal of Yenepoya Medical College, Dr Sham S. Bhat, Dean of Yenepoya Dental College, Dr Prashant Kumar Modi, NSD 2023 Co-ordinator along with the deans of all the constituent colleges, senior professors, faculty and students graced the occasion. Various events were conducted to mark the science day celebration for students, Brain storm (Quiz), Eureka (pitch an idea), and Word waves (Blog Writing) and the winners were awarded during the ceremony.