To promote science and scientific temperament among students of the Punjab region, the SciRox-Science Club of Guru Nanak Dev University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) in Vice Chancellor’s office of the University.

The pact was inked by Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU and Mr. Dharam Vir, IAS, Former Chief Secretary of Haryana and President of Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India. Dr. Karanjeet Singh Kahlon, Registrar, Dr. Hardeep Singh, Dean Student’s Welfare, Dr. Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Coordinator, University-Industry Linkage Programme, Dr. Keya Dharamvir, Secretary SPSTI, and Mr. Makhan Lal Garg, Director, SPSTI were also present during the MoU signing ceremony.

In a bid to make science popular, SciRox is constantly working to keep the scientific spirits alive by organizing a number of activities for students under the mentorship of Dr. Hardeep Singh (Dean Students’ Welfare, GNDU), Dr. Bindiya Arora (Department of Physics, GNDU) and Dr. Venus Singh Mithu (Department of Chemistry, GNDU).

Addressing the gathering in the MoU signing ceremony, Mr. Dharam Vir Said “We are really glad to sign MoU with SciRox because this we believe will help spread scientific awareness among the children of this region. Our main objective is popularization of science among all the children to create future scientists.”

Speaking on the occasion Vice Chancellor, GNDU, Prof. Sandhu said, “Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar campus, has initiated activity clubs for students. These clubs are managed by students along with a mentor. The clubs focused on developing skills beyond education. Scirox has been taking active steps for the promotion of science among the children and youth of this region. We hope that this collaboration with SPSTI will help to create awareness and a competitive culture among the children in the area of science and technology.”

Dr. Hardeep Singh, Dean Students’ Welfare said that the University has established a Science Club with main focus on promoting science and technology. SciRox is a student-run club with a purpose to promote various scientific activities among students of the University and its affiliated colleges.

Dr. Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Coordinator University Industry Linkage Programme, Guru Nanak Dev University informed that “We are all very excited with this development and are very sure that we will be able to provide guidance and practical inputs to our students and contribute to their professional success”. He further informed as per the MoU, both the societies will jointly organize seminars, workshops, conferences, talent competitions, and science exhibitions etc. Moreover, rallies and awareness campaigns would be organized to promote and inculcate science education. The two institutions will share resources for organizing various activities and will jointly celebrate important occasions and jointly carry out activities from time to time.