“India needs many more CV Raman,” said Dr. S. M. Yusuf, Outstanding Scientist, Director Institute of Physics - Bhubaneswar, Associate Director Physics Group Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
Speaking at the annual Research Day held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur, he said “SRMIST has been doing great jobs in contributing to the nation through research.” He urged students to use high tech instruments, available at the Institute, and create high quality research.
“The purpose of the research is to discover answers to questions through the application of scientific procedures,” he said and added, “Never compromise on the quality of science. Have a deep knowledge in the subject, have an innovative mind and give 100% devotion to work”
Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, Pro Chancellor (Academics) said, “Higher education plays a very important role in shaping the nation. It is time we move from a teaching institution to a research institution. Research should be imbibed and observed by all students not just by those perusing Ph.D.”
Dr. C Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor i/c readout SRMIST’s Founder Chancellor Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar’s message, which said, “I want this university to become a full-fledged research institution. This is my dream and it should come true through all our faculty members.”
In his speech, Dr. C Muthamizhchelvan said, “Our goal is to become a research university. This day is to see what we are doing and how to improve it further.” He elaborated the research contributions and track of SRMIST.
The chief guest released the CD of abstracts and gave away the awards for - Top 2 % scientists in the global list published by the Stanford University, US; Research publications in nature indexed journals and high impact journals (Nature Electronics and The Lancet Infectious Diseases); Best researchers in terms of high Scopus indexed publications and h-index with SRMIST affiliation and International Consultancy project.
Director (Research) i/c, Prof K Ramasamy welcomed the gathering. Also present on the occasion was Deputy Registrar & Director of SRM Institute of Hotel Management Dr. Antony Ashok Kumar, Dean (Research) Dr. B. Neppolian, Dean (School of Management) Dr. V M Ponniah, Dean (Agriculture) Dr. M Chinnadurai, Pro VC (Medical) Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravi Kumar, Registrar in-charge Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Dean (Medical) Dr. A. Sundaram, Dean (CET) Dr. TV Gopal, Dean (Law) Dr. C A Gurudath, Dean (Science & Humanities) Dr. Jyothikumar.