Saturday, February 19, 2011

Students exhibit their talents at Manasa 2011

Manasa 2011 is attracting huge crowds on the first day as students belonging to various streams of science and other disciplines of learning showcased their talents by exhibiting working models and explaining the underlying scientific principles behind them. Their enthusiastic participation and involvement in the exhibition generated curiosity in the visitors to linger at each exhibit and keenly observe them.

Over all 42 departments from various field have exhibited their talent at Manasagangotri campus. One can enrich their knowledge by visiting the exhibition being held from February 15 to February 22.

Science is the sector which blooms and is the base of life. It fulfils the objective of triggering interest in Science and motivates one’s ambition in their career. Hence to provide beneficial information to the students and public many departments from various sectors are exhibiting their achievements here with a model and Power Point presentation.

ISRO has exhibited models and audio visual presentation of Chandrayaan-1 Mission, ISRO's first mission to the Moon. It has also exhibited its goal and the major maneuver of the mission Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) at the exhibition.

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has exhibited power point presentations and models of Power Plant Automation, Excitation Systems, Solar Photovoltaic Modules, solar and lunar eclipse formations, about earth and its position, Traction drive systems for Locomotives, performance analysis diagnostics and optimization, induction heating equipment and much more.

KSNDMC has exhibited model of rainfall forecast and advisories to the farmers for preparedness about natural hazards its vulnerability, forecasting early warning, advisories and preparedness in management of natural disasters so on.

Students of Department of studies in Mircrobiology have exhibited Microbial Pesticides in which the effects of using pesticides and also they have created an awareness on how to extract herbal drugs from plants and can be used as a medicine.

Balasurbramany led by his team has exhibited about Bio-terrorism in which using microbes as a weapon one can kill the person. It is learnt that its used by terrorist. Apart from this the microbiology department has exhibited an overall view about micro organism, their exploration and their life circle depicting a phylogenetic tree of life.

Apart from getting a inside view of the Hi-tech laboratories where experiments on frontier science subjects are held, one can also take part in Computer Science, Geology/Earth Science, Microbiology, Statistics, Zollogy and Genetics, Psychological Tests, participate in Educational Games and Brain Teasers, understand the process of Human Evolution, the nuances of Organic farming and Bonsai, along with enjoying the floral beauties in philately. One can even get to understand desert ecosystems and how rain harvesting can be deployed in our homes. A display of more than 1000 species of rocks can be seen in museum of Earth Science Department.

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