Seminar on knowledge society at DTUUpdated: Jul 07, 2010 10:10 IST
Seminar on knowledge society at DTU
Delhi Technological University (DTU), formerly Delhi College of Engineering, and Society for Technology and National Development (STAND) jointly organised a Seminar recently on ‘India – a Knowledge Society’ at the India Habitat Centre in the Capital.
The seminar was inaugurated by the Lt Governor of Delhi and Chancellor of DTU, Tejendra Khanna. In his inaugural address, Khanna laid emphasis on adopting a holistic view and highest level of commitment in whatever one had to do. “Indians are endowed with high intellectual capability. India today needs hardcore ethical professionals, who can add value to society”, he said. Delivering the keynote address, Dr SK Brahmachari, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt of India, said, “When it comes to health we need to have a balanced view between health as a right and health as business. A similar approach needs to be followed for knowledge. However, we cannot be a knowledge society unless we appreciate knowledge generators.”
Joining the seminar through video-conferencing, Dr RA Mashelkar, former Director General, CSIR, said, “For creation of a knowledge society, there has to be a ten-point agenda to be followed, including creation of knowledge and its convergence into wealth, through innovation; inclusive innovation – for the benefit of all. Education, research and innovation have to go hand in hand.” Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Father of India’s Green Revolution, also conveyed his message through video recording on the occasion. Speaking on ‘Delhi as Knowledge Capital,’ PK Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi said, “Now it is the time to encourage new ideas, innovations and new product development. More synergy is required between academia and industry.”
seminar also included a panel discussion to deliberate on the meaning of knowledge society, the problems and constraints in making knowledge society operational and inclusive, diffusion of knowledge and its utilisation, promoting innovation in knowledge society, and on the difficulties faced in involving science and technology professionals in the knowledge society. JMI announces results of many coursesJamia Millia Islamia has started the process of declaring results for provisionally selected/wait listed candidates with respect of those who have qualified the entrance test and interview in various faculties/departments/centres for admission to the academic session 2010-11.
Following are some of the courses for which the results have been announced so far:
Master of business administration (MBA) (full time)
Bachelor of business studies (BBS)
Bachelor of dental surgery (BDS)
MA (mass communication)
MA (convergent journalism)
Bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in (applied art), (art education), (painting), (sculpture)
BA (Hons) tourism and hospitality
MA (human resource management)
BA (Hons) social work
M Sc bioinformatics
M Sc biotechnology
Besides above mentioned courses, the results for other courses are also available on the University website www.jmi.ac.in.