The Central University of Bihar (CUB) organised a seminar on nanotechnology and the environment on May 3. Brajesh Dubey, a teacher of environmental engineering at the University of Guelph in Canada said nanotechnology is an emerging field and has wide applications.
“Materials with nano-sized particles (1-100nanomater in diameter) have always existed in nature. As the application of nanotechnology increases, more and more manmade nano-particles could enter our atmosphere, soil and water. Since there is no regulatory body for nanotechnology based products, many of this could be potentially dangerous to humans,” he said.
Dubey, who has more than decade of research experience in the area of environmental engineering for four years, was welcomed by CUB Vice-Chancellor Janak Pandey.
Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna, (CIMP) received the international Arch of Europe award in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 28 for “Total Quality Management”.
The CIMP is the first institute in Bihar and the first education institute in India to get the award. The NTPC and Indian Oil Limited have got the award earlier.
The CIMP director, V. Mukunda Das, said: “It is a great achievement for us. Apart from good placement records, our institute has always encouraged its faculty members to conduct research.” Das himself had researched on rural India as the biggest emerging market in the world after China.
Bihar Political Science Association organised a seminar on the application of Gandhian technique for moral regeneration and economics reconstruction at AN College on April 30.
The president of the association, L.N. Sharma, said: “It is important to adapt Gandhian ideologies to achieve the ideal state of secularism, social equality and harmony.”
Director of Gandhi Museum Razi Ahmad stressed that Gandhian philosophy and socio-economic ideals can only be implemented through the democratic process in India. “We should not adopt other constitutional routes, or else we will end up having a disastrous example like Pakistan.” he said.
Sikkim Governor B.P. Singh said: “we are in the middle of change in civilisation and must follow the Gandhian economic and social ideal to compete with rest of the world.”