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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Bioengineering is a Synergy of Two Different Streams of Science and yet a Specialty on its own : Dr. Jitndra Singh

Dr. Jitndra SinghINVC, Delhi, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that it is a sign of elevation to higher level of academics that the IITs have been constantly experimenting with new areas of scientific technology and have truly proved to be the most cherished seats of learning in contemporary India. Dr. Singh was inaugurating a 4-day International Conference on Biomaterials organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in collaboration with Italian National Agency for New Technologies here in New Delhi last evening. Dr. Singh said it is a strange yet healthy paradox that each stream of science is growing into a highly exclusive super specialty on its own but at the same time, the science scholars are also realizing the importance and viability of coordination among these apparently different streams. This remarkably manifests, for example, in the form of bioengineering which is a synergy of two different streams of science and yet a specialty on its own, he observed. Congratulating the organizers for having put up an innovative scientific programme, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that he found the event unique because in addition to symposia, the 4-day conference also included “microsymposia” on certain lesser discussed topics like aloe vera, biosensors and bioplastics. Dr. Jitendra Singh said, this is an upcoming area in the field of science and technology and added that just as in the middle and last half of 20th century the emphasis was on physics and electronics, in the first quarter of the 21st century, the focus is going to be on research in the areas of biomaterials, bioengineering and biodiagnostics. Looking forward to India’s role as a leader in the scientific world, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he is glad to be among a galaxy of some of the world’s reputed scientists, whom instead of describing as ‘scientific fraternity’, he would prefer to describe through the newly coined term “bio-fraternity”. Among others, Prof R.K. Shevgaonkar, Director IIT Delhi, Dr. Bhuvanesh Gupta, Professor IIT Delhi,Dr Chattopadya ,HOD Textile IIT Delhi and Dr. Lindia,Scientific Counsellor Italian Embassy also spoke on the occasion.



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