HT BureauGUWAHATI, Sept 7: A one-week training program on ‘Sophisticated Instruments used in Scientific Research’ was organised by Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous R & D institute under DST, Govt. of India, Guwahati from Wednesday which will conclude on September 13.
The program was aimed to build human resources and knowledge capacity through open access of science and technology infrastructure across the country under the banner of Synergistic Training program Utilizing the Scientific & Technological Infrastructure (STUTI), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India which is implemented under the Program Management Unit (PMU), National Institute of Technology. Agartala.
The week-long training program was inaugurated with a welcome address by Prof. A. K. Mukherjee, director, IASST. Dr. Arup Ratan Pal, associate Professor. IASST coordinator of the programme briefly described the program. Dr. Chiranjit Bhowmik, DST-STUTIPMU, NIT Agartala gave a brief description about STUTI-DST initiatives.
The training was delivered by Prof. A. K. Mukherjee, director, IASST, Prof. D. Chowdhury, IASST. Dr.Jagat C. Borah IASST, Dr. Biswajit Choudhury IASST, S. Chakraborty, IACS. Kolkata, Prof. N. S. Sarma, IASST. Prof. Mahuya De IIT Guwahati, Prof. H. Bailung Bodoland University, Dr. Roshan M Borkar NIPER Guwahati, Dr. A. Devi, IASST, Dr. Sarathi Kundu IASST, Dr. S. Kamatchi, IASST, Dr.Suman Kr. Samanta, IASST, and Prof. Alika Khare IIT Guwahati.
The training was focused on the instruments Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), BET Surface Area Analyzer, Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Basic Electronics and Instrumentation, CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer, Vacuum Techniques and Systems for sophisticated Analytical Instruments, Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). A total of thirty-three participants from various educational and research organisations of this region participated in the program.