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Visit from New Alipore Multipurpose School, Kolkata

On October 11th, around 65 students from New Alipore Multipurpose School, Kolkata visited our Institute. With the help of the Office of International Relations and Outreach, several departments and sections organised many events throughout the day.

The pre-lunch part of the visit was handled by DCS - and the students were treated to two great talks by Prof. Venkat Mahalingam and Prof. Sayam Sengupta. This was followed by a visit to chemistry labs. The whole event was managed admirably by Dr. Parna Gupta from DCS.

The post-lunch sessions were held in parallel. Half the students visited the first-year DPS teaching lab where they were exposed to three of our teaching experiments - viscosity measurement, Millikan's oil drop, and electron diffraction. Special thanks to Prof. Bipul Pal and Dr. Pradip Khatua for setting this up, and to the volunteer PhD scholars who did a great job of explaining the details to class nine and class eleven students with a great deal of patience, clarity, and enthusiasm.

The rest of the students were treated to a great presentation on the mysteries of the cosmos by volunteers from CESSI, who kept the young minds absolutely enthralled!

We ended the session with all the students being addressed by Prof. Narayan Banerjee of DPS, who used the example of the great AKR to enthuse the students and instill in them the idea that good science can be done by Indian students in spite of the many handicaps facing us.

Special thanks are due to Mrs. Sangita Shaw and Mr. Rabindra Sharma of the DPS office for helping with several arrangements.


Posted on: October 14th, 2023