IIT Bhubaneswar to hold Grand Science & Technology Exhibition on Feb 12


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar will hold a Grand Science & Technology Exhibition in the campus on February 12 on the eve of its 11th Foundation Day.

The exhibition is being put up by the students of all Department, Schools of IIT Bhubaneswar and more than 205 live exhibits and experiments will be displayed and presented, to inspire students of Universities, Engineering colleges and Schools. Students from class 5 to Engineering and Postgraduate Science are likely to have excitement.

The exhibition will be thrown open to the public from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

The premier technical institute has received a phenomenal response from the school and colleges across Odisha and it is expecting a footfall of over 10,000 students and teachers on the day.

Keeping in view a large number of expected visitors, the Institute has made elaborate arrangements such as drinking water kiosks throughout the campus and a healthy working lunch to the visiting students in a hygienic environment.

“For the safety of the campus community, the visiting students and the accompanying guardians are requested not to carry any packets or bags inside the campus and certainly not to the exhibition areas,” a press note released by the Institute stated.

On the other hand, the Foundation Day programme will be inaugurated by Prof Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha as Chief Guest at the Community Center of the Institute at 11 am for the fraternity of IIT. Prof RV Raja Kumar, Director will preside over.

The Foundation Day lecture will be delivered by Dr S Christopher, Former Chairman, Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). On this occasion, students, faculty and other staff of the institute who have put up outstanding performance will also be felicitated.

Director Prof Raja Kumar said that the institute is keen on doing its best in inspiring the school children and university students in the region as a part of its ambitious Outreach Programme and keen on continuing the tradition of conducting the ‘Open House’ on the Foundation Day, which was started, last year with about 1000 school children and 100 experiments were displayed.

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