Students acquainted with colour-making process

NAGPUR: Students of Std IX coming from varied backgrounds got the first-hand enjoy of ways colors are created and also how crystallization is done at a programme organized by way of the dep. of chemistry of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology to inspire them to take hobby within the matter and later pursue it at the university level and for upper studies, on Friday.

The three-day Salters’ Chemistry Camp is being performed by way of VNIT in affiliation with the regional centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou). It has been sponsored by way of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Salters’ Institute, UK, to advertise sensible chemistry amongst school students.

Over 65 students from 35 faculties of Nagpur, Bhandara and different cities participated within the conference that promises to infuse a laugh in learning and increase long-term hobby in chemical sciences. Students of presidency and aided faculties participated in sensible activities, chemical demonstrations and lectures filled with a laugh that had been delivered in Hindi and Marathi languages for better working out.

Students learnt learn how to make green, blue and orange colors whilst crystallization incorporated crimson, purple and yellow colors.

Amit Majumdar, former regional director of Atomic Mineral Division at Nagpur, inaugurated the programme whilst director of VNIT PM Padole presided.

Non-executive chairman of Cipla Limited Yusuf Hamied, a number one Indian philanthropist and pioneer in pharmaceutical business, has supported the Salters’ Chemistry Camp. It is a part of ‘Inspirational chemistry programme’ in India. Hamied has committed Rs8 crore to this five-year programme which includes training school science teachers as neatly. More than 20 camps had been organized in various cities since 2014.

Suresh Umare, head of the chemistry department at VNIT and Chayan Das, assistant professor, along side Bhakti Dhamdhere of Royal Chemistry India Foundation are the programme coordinators. Regional director of Ignou P Sivaswaroop and primary of Saraswati Vidyalaya S Prabhuraman are actively concerned in this match.

In his cope with, Umare expressed happiness over affiliation with RCS and Salters’ Institute for organizing the first chemistry camp being performed within the city.


He mentioned, “This camp aims to provide a platform to students from rural areas. It is organized to increase hobby in chemistry as they get hands-on enjoy in state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories and a tour of the campus. They may also get to experience time with a view to socialize with like-minded students.”


Professor John Holman, chairman of Salters’ Institute and past president of Royal Society of Chemistry, mentioned: “Salters’ chemistry camps have been very a success in the UK as some way of constructing enthusiasm amongst young other people for long run learn about of the subject.” The Royal Society of Chemistry and Salters’ Institute are happy to have this opportunity to extend the idea that to India, he added.


He also thanked Yusuf Hamied for his generosity in making this programme conceivable.


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