National Workshop on Space Science and its strategic importance concludes
Oct 12, 2018

The two days National workshop on "Imagining the future of the Space Science and its strategic importance, scheduled for 11-12 Oct, 2018 organized by Department of Physics and Astronomical Sciences, Central University of Jammu concludes today at CU Jammu. This conference was sponsored by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Govt. of India.

The workshop was earlier inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Dr. Jitendra Singh, ISRO- Dr. K Sivan, Former Chairman ISRO & Member of Executive Council CU Jammu- Dr. K Radhakrishnan and CEO & Chairman J & K Bank- Jenab Parvez Ahmed. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed an MoU with the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in Jammu today for setting up of the “Satish Dhawan Centre for Space Science” in the University. Another MoU was signed between CUJ and the Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIR-CSIO). The aim of the MOU’s is to create awareness about space research and to motivate young minds to take up research related to space, astronomy, geology, atmospheric sciences and related fields.

Prof. Ashok Aima was the Chief Guest of the valedictory function. He deliberated the importance of sciences and technology in various field including space science, material science, health and medicine, etc. In his address, he emphasized that workshop of such nature provides a great opportunity for the scientific community, not only to update knowledge and keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of space science, but also an occasion for the invited speakers, delegates and participants to exchange ideas and interact with each other. He also said that this will act as channel for creating an atmosphere which will encourage and inspire students and young researchers for their overall academic growth. More than hundred participants through the country attended the workshop

On first day of the workshop, Prof. Ashok Kumar Sharma ( Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra), Katra delivered first lecture of the workshop on the topic “India's navigation satellite system”. Second lecture of the day was delivered by Prof. R. K. Ganjo of Jammu University on the topic “Climate Change and Glaciology”. Second technical session was started with the talk by Prof Ashok Sharma, SMVDU and gave an insight on the India's navigation satellite system and role of the ionosphere in communication, Prof. R. K. Ganjoo (University of Jammu) presented a wonderful insight on the Climate Change and Glaciology
On second day, the first technical session was chaired by Prof. S. K. Khosa. Dr. Mainpal Rajan, delivered an invited talk on an Introduction to X-ray Astronomy by, PRL, Ahmedabad and followed by Lecture on Remote Sensing Technology: Fundamentals by Prof. Ajai, FNASc FISG FSES, Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad. Other invited talks were on “Lack of clustering in low-redshift 21-cm intensity maps by Dr Jaswant K. Yadav(Central University of Haryana).

Ms. Eisha of 3rd year student conducted the proceeding of the valedictory function. Dr. Vinay Kumar, Convener of workshop and HoD Physics and Astronomical Sciences expressed his sincere gratitude for assistance rendered by students of Physics Department, financial by the sponsors: J&K Bank and M/s Ramesh Traders Jammu and necessary help and support from all administration, technical and officials of the University. He also thanks the untiring efforts of the organizing team of workshop: Prof. S. K. Khosa (Chairman), Dr. Amit Tomar (Co-convener), Dr. Avinash C Yadav and Dr. Suram Singh and Dr. Jehova Jire to make this as a mega event of the Department. Dr. Avinash Yadav, Organizing Secretary, summarized the report in the function.