The seven days’ workshop on ABC's of Infra-Red Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, and Gaussian (ABC's-2022) organised by the Department of Chemistry, MU concluded on Monday.
It was organised under the Project Management Unit NIT Agartala, Synergistic Training Programme Utilising the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI).
The workshop focuses on imparting basics of the following spectroscopic and software tools, which are routinely employed for research analysis in various areas of physical, chemical and biological sciences.
As many as 66 teachers, research scholars and students, including four from outside the state took part in the workshop where per cent of the session was conducted on hands-on training and exposure to the above-mentioned spectroscopic instruments and software, said coordinator of ABCs 2022 Francis AS Chipem while speaking on the valedictory function of the workshop.
He said that the workshop also provides a platform to raise problems faced in their works and discuss on how to tackle and solve those problems.
The main objective of the workshop is to envision sensitisation of the state-of-the-art equipment as well as towards sharing while ensuring transparent access of science and technology facilities meant for research and development supported by the DST targeting scientists, professors, PhDs and PDFs actively involved in research across various institutions in the country and the state in particular, he added.
The valedictory function was also attended by former vice-chancellor of NEHU, Shillong Prof SK Srivastava as chief guest and Chemistry Department MU HoD Prof O Mukherjee as president.