JALUKBARI, Oct 8 - Experts from the field of electronics are of the opinion that this branch of technology has widespread applications and it has now become an indispensable part of our lives.
Opening the seminar session at the National Seminar on Electronics & Allied Science and Technology (NaSAEAST-2018) organised by the Electronic Scientists and Engineers Society (ESES) and Gauhati University at the university premises on October 5-6, GU Rector Prof HP Sarma spoke about the application potentialities of electronics and how it has now become indispensable. �The activities of ESES in promoting awareness and research in this discipline are the right moves at the right time,� he said.
In his keynote address, PLN Raju, Director of the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), presented an extensive overview of the remote-sensing facilities created by ISRO and their widespread applications � from hazard warnings to deep space explorations. He welcomed scientists to utilise the research facilities at NESAC, Meghalaya and urged the Chief Minister to set up an ISRO centre at Guwahati. Raju appreciated the contributions of GU and ESES in promoting space research in this region, especially in setting up the ST Radar at GU.
Dr A Mishra, Director of the Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC), acknowledged the tremendous growth of electronic science and technology within a short span of time, but cautioned about cyber frauds looming in the background.
Dr S Shaw of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, said that with the advancement of remote sensing, reliability in weather prediction has been greatly enhanced, and the benefits can be enjoyed by farmers in remote areas.
ESES president Prof AK Barbara said the society has been developing a strong pool of human resources at all stages � from research scientists to uneducated youth � for self-employment in the field of electronics.
Prof M Devi, project investigator at ST Radar, GU, presented an overview of the facility that can be utilised by scientists and engineers.