National Conference Titled ‘Recent Trends in Science & Technology (RTST-2020)’ was organized by the Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies on November 21, 2020. The eminent speakers of the event were Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, Centre for Advanced Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India and Dr. D. K. Sharma, Professor in the department of Physics at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad.
This multidisciplinary conference was organized with a vision to provide a forum to researchers around the local and national level to explore and discuss recent trends in Science & Technology.
Dr. Pooja Khurana, moderator of the event welcomed all the esteemed dignitaries, expert speakers and participants. An enriched formal introduction about the event was delivered by Dr. Jyoti Chawla HOD, Applied Sciences, FET, MRIIRS.
Dr. Geeta Nijhawan Associate Dean, FET, MRIIRS shared her words of wisdom and congratulated the department of Applied Sciences for organizing the conference. Dr. Harish. C. Rai Dean, FET, MRIIRS also shared his views and motivated the participants. The guest speaker Dr. Inderpreet Kaur started his talk on Current Scenario of Uranium Contamination of Ground Water in Punjab. She has discussed that the various regions of Punjab are contaminated with radioactive materials and explained various techniques used for determination and detection of radioactive elements in water.
She suggested some novel materials that may be used for removal of radioactive materials from water. Dr. D. K. Sharma delivered a talk on Ionosphere & its Influencing Phenomena. He explained the importance of the Ionosphere, which plays an important role in radio communication.
In the second phase of the conference four parallel technical sessions chaired by 8 chair persons (2 chairpersons in each session) were conducted starting from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. It is a matter of great pleasure that the conference received an overwhelming response and enthusiasm that can be acknowledged from the fact that 88 papers have been presented from various institutions. Chairpersons selected 2 best oral presentations from each technical session.
While heading towards the valedictory session, Dr. Rajeev Kumar and Mr. Kapil Gupta Co-convener of the conference announced the results of the best oral presentations.