Month-long training for graduates

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Month-long training for graduates

A month-long entrepreneurship development programme for the benefit of youth will be held from 1 March, 2011 to 31 March, 2011 at St. Joseph’s College in Tiruchi.

The training was organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute and the CII.

Candidates should register at the college on 21 February, 2011 (Monday) between 9.00 a.m. and 1 p.m. M. Vijayakumar, Collector said the training would be free for SC and ST candidates.

The fee is [rupee] 6.250 for candidates belonging to backward class and most backward class community and [rupee] 12,500 for others.

Candidates figuring among top 10 at the end of the training would undergo training overseas. For details dial 94438 – 13657.

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International Meet on Nanosonics, Ultrasonics

The pervasive nature of Nanosonics and Ultrasonics in vital spheres of human activity was discussed through nearly 150 presentations at an Indo – US workshop and international conference organised by the Department of Physics, St.Joseph’s College, Trichy.

Applications of Nanotechnology to agriculture, medicine and health, communication, space, energy, environment, cosmetics, and food were discussed in the form of oral and poster – paper presentations.

The presentations on applications of ultrasound and acoustics pertained to liquids, bio – materials, nano – materials, medicine, and buildings.

The outcome was that the participants comprising 400 delegates from all over the world could gain insights into customising these technologies to arrive at innovative products for mankind’s convenience, according to the programme convenor I. Johnson.

The three – day mega event last week was approved by three international agencies – the Indo – US Science and Technology Forum, the International Commission for Acoustics, and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Indian National Science Academy were the national sponsors.

Rich Benefits

The society is poised to reap rich benefits from nanotechnology and ultrasound, the Additional Director of Naval Science and Technological Lab, Defence Research Development Organisation, Visakhapatnam, K.Trinath, said, inaugurating the workshop in the presence of the college secretary Rev.Fr.Albert Muthumalai and Principal Rev.Fr.Sebastian Anand.

Speakers at the conference include, Dr.Silvana Martini of Utah State University, USA; Dr. Osvaldo Campanella of Purdue University, USA; Dr. Kambiz Pourrezaei, Drexel University, USA; Dr Vijayalakshmi, IGCAR; R.J. Pardikar, Additional General Manager, BHEL; Dr.Vilas Thabane, Pune University; Dr Mahavir Singh, National Physics Laboratory, New Delhi; and Dr Gardash Ramesh, IIT Madras.

Topics covered

The topics covered include atomic electron microscopy in nanoscience, characterization of food and bio – materials using ultrasound, uses of ultrasound in food lipid systems, sound transmission through building elements, micro and nano – biosensors for detection of bio markers, engineering particle to particle compositional variability for chemically synthesized nanoparticles, applications of ionic liquids to the synthesis of nanoparticles, simulating ultrasound in heterogeneous materials for industrial and medical applications, and medical applications of ultrasound to cancer therapy.

On the final day, an International Video conferencing was conducted by Dr. Timothy Doyle and Dr. Jeffrey Goodrich from Utah State University. The College Rector Rev. Fr. John Britto addressed the valedictory session.

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