The Chemistry Department organised a One-Day Symposium for S.Y.B.Sc students on 21st January 2019 “Exploring the Exciting World of Chemistry”. The event was coordinated by Ms. Janesline Fernandes and Ms. Isabel de Noronha. The co-convenors were Dr. Dattaprasad Narulkar, Ms. Milagrina D’Souza and Ms. Gautami Shetye
The Chief Guest and the Resource person was; Mr. Kashinath Sawant, Senior Executive, Quality Control, Cipla Pvt. Ltd., Verna Goa. Mr Kashinath spoke on ” Chemistry for Graduates: Job Prospects & Career Avenues in Pharmaceutical industries”. He strongly focussed on the importance of Chemistry and how it can help to build a successful career in the Pharmaceutical industry. He briefed the students about the different sections under the Quality Control department and also the different Departments & processes in a Pharmaceutical Company.
The event constituted of exciting Competitions and various sessions to create interest in the subject of Chemistry for the students such as Guest lecture, Oral Presentations, Chemtunes- song based on Chemistry, ChemWizard- Quiz, ChemEnact-skits based on Chemistry and CatWalk Chemistry-Fashion show based on Chemistry related themes.The judges for the event were Ms. Kathleen Pinto, Ms Edwina Pereira and Dr. Vinod Mandrekar. The presenters were asked questions on their topic by the judges. The Quiz was organised by Ms. Janesline Fernandes and Quiz Master Dr. Dattaprasad Narulkar.
The Chemistry Symposium overall was a great success and a source of knowledge and motivation for the students to highlight the importance of Chemistry as career option.