Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi said academic and research institutions cannot remain oblivious to catching up with latest technological innovations.Addressing two-day national-level seminar ‘Electronic Devices, Systems and Information Security’—organized by Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology—Prof Andrabi said: “Such conferences should provoke our scientific and creative tendencies to help utilize the technological advancements to the benefit of our stakeholders—students, scholars, faculty members and general public .”He said such conferences have assumed huge importance in present times when technology is changing rapidly our way of thinking and living.The two-day seminar ‘SEEDS-2017’ was sponsored by the University Grants Commission to provide a platform to budding researchers to share their findings with the veterans in the field of science and technology.Dean, Academic Affairs, Prof MA Wani, stressed on engaging experts and professionals from the Industry in curriculum designing. “In our Board of Research Studies meetings, we must make sure that there is involvement of people from the industry so that all departments may reorient their syllabi and curricula in tune with the requirements of the industry and market,” he said.
Head, Department of Food Science and Technology Prof Farooq Masoodi said: “University in its own way is making efforts to respond to the requirements of the market and industry by identifying and addressing various gaps in the research and curriculum designing.”Earlier, Dr. M. Tariq Banday, Head, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology highlighted the importance of the seminar and its various themes.Eminent academicians from reputed institutions of the country who delivered lectures included Prof S. K. Koul from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Prof. R. K. Sharma from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra; Prof. Mohammad Hassan from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Dr. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; and Prof. SureshChandra J. Gupta, from University of Mumbai.This year’s SEEDS had 90 oral presentations contributed by 142 authors. The valedictory function was chaired by Prof. Neelofar Khan, Dean College Development Council. (CNS)