The Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) Departments of Chemistry of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa-Goa, organized a talk on 30th July 2018 to inaugurate the Chemistry Club of the UG Department and the Decennial Year Celebrations of the PG Department. The Speaker for the event was Prof. Sheshanath Bhosale, UGC Professor, Goa University and Visiting Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
In his welcome address, Dr. Teotone Vaz, Head, UG Department of Chemistry, highlighted the department’s activities and achievements and announced plans for the academic year 2018-19. He thanked the Principal and the faculty members for their continuous support and cooperation. Ms. Mamata Prabhugaonkar, PG Course Co-ordinator, traced the evolution of the PG Department, stressing upon the laurels brought by the students at the University and other exams. The Principal, Dr. (Fr.) Jeronimo D’Silva stressed the importance of educational trips and talks in the life of the students. He invited them to participate actively in the College events.
Dr. Sheshanath Bhosale in his talk on ‘Supramolecular Chemistry: Functional Structure on the Nanoscale’, stressed on the importance of “doing things, being innovative and looking ahead into the future”. He spoke about various molecules with fascinating structures, such as flowers and worms, which he synthesized over the years. He advised students to be “passionate about the subject and willing to work with people who will help them grow”.
The Departmental Newsletter of the UG Department, ‘Catalyst’, edited by Ms. Shivta H. Mayenkar and Ms. Flavia S. Travasso, Assistant Professors, UG Department, was released on the occasion.
The event was coordinated by Dr. Tushar Anvekar, Ms. Isabel de Noronha and Ms. Flavia S. Travasso, convenors of the Chemistry Club, and Ms. Mamata Prabhugaonkar. The event was compered by Ms. Milagrina D’Souza, Assistant Professor, UG Department. Ms. Flavia S. Travasso proposed the Vote of Thanks. The programme ended with the singing of the College anthem.