SILCHAR, Aug 22 - In what could be called an inspiring leap, Arpita Dalal, a research scholar in the Department of Ecology and Environment Science, Assam University Silchar has been selected for the 5th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave 2020 scheduled to be held in Russia in September.
She is among the 19 young researchers and one among five ecologists of the country making it to the conclave. Daughter of Babul Dalal and Putul Dalal from Bongaigaon, Arpita is pursuing her PhD under Professor Susmita Gupta at the department. of the university.
�I had applied in July, based on my CV and publications. It has been a tough phase of selection done by the Government. Out of the 19 seats, six seats were for researchers in Artificial Intelligence, five for Ecology, six seats for Material Science and two for Innovation prize competition. I am happy to be able to make it to the list of participants and looking forward to exchange ideas and share experiences with other researchers at the conclave on Aquatic Insect Ecology and Mosquito Bio-control which is my core research area,� Arpita told The Assam Tribune.
Elated at the achievement of the young researcher, Vice Chancellor of the varsity Professor Dilip Chandra Nath shared his views saying, �Arpita has been a hard-working researcher and her efforts have taken her to such a global academic platform like the BRICS Young Scientist Conclave. My congratulations to her and also to the Department which is focused on academics and research-oriented activities. Such achievements amidst an ambiance shall inspire and encourage other students as well.�
The Vice Chancellor added to inform that the university has academic collaboration with Gifu University and Shizuoka University in Japan wherein students of the varsity can go for research orientation and academic excellence.
Expressing her happiness on her doctoral scholar�s feat, Professor Susmita Gupta said, �this major achievement of Arpita has made all of us at the university extremely proud. I want her to become a successful academician in the future.�
Former HoD of Ecology and Environment Sciences Prof Parthankar Choudhury also expressed his wishes for the young researcher saying that such accomplishments shall encourage fellow researchers and do a world of good to improve image perception of the department and the university at large.