activities during November 2010 to October 2011–
Lecture by Prof. A. K. Pandey, Department of
Botany, University of Delhi
(Left) Prof. A.K. Pandey
delivering the lecture (Right) Prof. G.K. Srivastava giving
An illustrative and interesting lecture was delivered by
Prof. A.K. Pandey on “Diversity, Phylogeny and Conservation
of Ginseng (Panax)”, on August 28, 2010 in the
Department of Botany, University of Allahabad. Prof. G.K.
Srivastava Chaired the lecture session; and also proposed
vote-of-thanks in the end.
A series of lectures was organized at Narayani
Ashram, Allahabad on 13th August, 2010. Prof. G.K.
Srivastava, Secretary, Allahabad Chapter (Head, Department
of Botany, University of Allahabad) outlined the objectives
of this programme. The eminent resource persons of NASI were
Prof. V.C. Srivastava, Dr. Pankaj Srivastava and Dr.
Kamalesh Pandey; who delivered lectures on ‘Mechanism of
Evolution, ‘Role of Mathematics in Computer Science’ and
‘Alternative sources of Energy’, respectively. Interactive
sessions were held at the end of every lecture. Students
raised many queries and the experts answered satisfactorily.
The Principal of the school proposed vote-of thanks in the
(Left) Prof. B. Rai
delivering the Lecture (Right) Prof. P.N. Pandey delivering
Prof. V.S. Tripathi
delivering the lecture
August 26, 2010 at ECC, Allahabad - Three interesting
and illustrative lectures were delivered by Prof. S.P. Misra,
Prof. (Mrs.) Krishna Misra and Prof. U.C. Srivastava in the
National Seminar on “Impact of Physics on Biological
Science” on August 26, 2010, organized by the Department of
Physics, Ewing Christian College (ECC), Allahabad.
Other science extension lectures were organized at
Allahabad Inter College Allahabad on 21st
September, 2010. Prof. G.K. Srivastava, Secretary, Allahabad
Chapter, introduced the eminent speakers and highlighted the
significance of the programme being organized by the NASI,
Allahabad. Prof. P.N. Pandey, Department of Mathematics,
University of Allahabad; Prof. V.S. Tripathi, Department of
Chemistry, University of Allahabad; and Prof. Bindhyachal
Rai, Former Head, Department of Mathematics, University of
Allahabad delivered lectures on popular science topics
‘Geometry and its importance’, ‘Significance of Chemistry in
Daily Life’ and ‘Comment on International Conference in
Hyderabad, India’, respectively. The Principal of Allahabad
Inter College, Allahabad proposed vote-of –thanks in the
A Computer workshop was organized at Janta Inter
College, Sikandra, Phulpur on 18th September,
2010. Principal of the Janta Inter College, Allahabad
welcomed the experts. A large number of students of class 10th,
11th, & 12th of science stream
participated in this workshop. Students were introduced
about the "Introduction of computers, M.S.Office, Internet
and e-mail". The Resource persons were R.V.G.K. Mohan, Amit
Srivastava, V. Narendra, Prasanna Acharya and Dr. Pankaj
Srivastava. A number of queries were raised by the students
about e-mails, MS-excel and Internet; and their replies were
given by the resource persons. At the end of the programme,
Shri Shiv Murat Shukla (Science teacher) proposed the vote-
The third series of science extension lectures was
organized at Kendria Vidyalaya, Manauri, Allahabad on 5th
October, 2010. Prof. G.K. Srivastava, Secretary, Allahabad
Chapter, outlined the objectives of this programme. Prof.
Avinash Pandey, University of Allahabad and Prof. Anupam
Dixit, Dept of Botany, University of Allahabad delivered
lectures on popular science topics ‘Nano-technology and its
application’, and ‘Innovations and Interaction’,
respectively. Dr. Shalini Dixit, Principal of Kendriya
Vidyalaya, Allahabad proposed vote-of –thanks in the end.
at Gurukulam School, Phaphamau -
On 22nd December 2010 Allahabad chapter organized
lecture series at Ganga Gurukulam school, Phaphamau.
Principal, Mrs. Alpono Dey welcomed the Speakers
Prof.P.K.Banerjee (Emeritus Professor, U.G.C. Fellow, J.N.V.
University Jodhpur) and Dr.Kamlesh Pandey,Scientist, NCEMP,
(Left) Prof. P.K. Banerjee and Dr.
Kamlesh Pandey being greeted by students and (Right) Prof.
P.K.Banerjee delivering lecture at Ganga Gurukulam,
Banerjee discussed the Principles of Mathematics in
detail with a number of interesting examples and explained
the answers of questions raised by the students during the
interactive session. Later on Dr. Kamlesh Pandey has given
a talk on the “Fancy Diamond: Synthesis and Characterisation”.
In his talk Dr. Pandey show the brief history of the
exploration to use of Diamond in ancient India. Before the
18th century India was the major production hub
of the natural Diamonds. Due to increasing demand,
scientists were focused on the production of artificial
diamond. He also explained the defects present naturally in
diamond as well as the creation of new defects externally.
The role of these defects is very important in the
production of fancy diamonds.
Dr. Kamlesh Pandey
delivering lecture at Ganga Gurukulam, Allahabad
Workshop on “Experimental tools for characterization
of Novel Materials” - The National
of Sciences, India, (Allahabad Chapter) & National Centre of
Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology, University of
Allahabad jointly organized a workshop entitled
“Experimental tools for characterization of Novel Materials”
on 9-10 Feb. 2011. In this workshop total 70 participants
were participated for five Indian Universities and research
Institutes. The inaugural session was organized in the NASI,
auditorium on 09 Feb., 2011.
(Left) Dr. Kamlesh Pandey, Prof. G.K. Srivastava, Prof. S. Dasgupta
(Chief Guest), Prof. Krishna Mishra and Prof. Pankaj
Srivastava in Inaugural session of workshop
(Right) Group photo of all
Dasgupta (FNA, FASc, FNASc, FTWAS and J.C. Bose National
Fellow), Director, N.C.E.M.P. was chief guest in this
function. Dr. Kamlesh Pandey, convener of the workshop
welcomed all the distinguished guests and participants.
Prof. G.K. Srivastava (Chairman, Allahabad Chapter), Prof.
Krishna Mishra (General Secretary, NASI) and Mr. A.K.
Srivastava (Deputy Ex. Sec, NASI) also addressed the
participants. In the inaugural speech, Prof Dasgupta said
that today facilities for characterization of Electrical,
thermal and structural properties of new compound and
samples are available. Our mission requires a great
versatility of supported experimental methods, including the
development and cultivation like experimental techniques to
perform measurements on Petrological as well as other
important small samples, under different physical
conditions. Prof. Pankaj Srivastava (Secretary, NASI,
Allahabad Chapter) explained the functioning of Allahabad
Chapter, in spreading the culture of science. He also
expressed the vote-of-thanks.
Welcome by Dr. Kamlesh Pandey Inaugural
speech by Prof. Somnath Dasgupta
Introduction of NASI by
Shri A.K.Srivastava Vote-of-thanks by Prof.
The technical sessions were arranged in NASI auditorium on
09-10 Feb., 2011.
In the first technical session Dr. Devesh Kumar (Molecular
Modeling group Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad),
gave a talk on “Drug metabolism by Cytochrome P450: A tale
of multistate reactivity”. In his talk he has given detail
description of Quantum Mechanics (QM, Molecular Mechanics
(MM) method. The QM methods provide electronic structure
information and can be applied to the study of complete
Invited talk by Dr. Devesh
IT-2 by Dr. Prashant Dubey
IT-4 by Dr.
In second lecture, Dr. Prashant Dubey Material Science Dept.
A.U.) explained the various experimental techniques of
nanomaterial synthesis. Dr. Dubey said, Synthesis and
characterization of various nanostructures have grown a
restless pace due to creativity, applications,
opportunities, and economics in broad areas of science,
medicine, and technology. Increasing emphasis have been
placed on harnessing synthetic versatility to produce
nanostructures at a very high degree of precision with
control of the size, shape, structure, morphology, and
connectivity of molecules, supermolecules, nano-objects and
nanostructured materials and devices.
Dr. M.M. Dwivedi (N.C.E.M.P., University of Allahabad)
explained the utilization of EPMA in the structural analysis
of physical and biological compounds. He explained the
electrons and x-rays, spectroscopy and chemical analysis,
development of electron and x-ray instruments and essentials
of an electron microprobe. He also explained the elastic,
Backscattering of electrons (~high energy) and Inelastic,
Plasmon excitation (in metals, loosely bound outer-shell
electrons are excited) with Phonon excitation (lattice
oscillations: heating), Secondary electron excitation,
Inner-shell ionization (Auger electrons, X-rays),Bremsstrahlung
(continuum) X-ray generation and Cathodoluminescence
radiation (non-metal valence shell phenomenon).
The experimental demonstration at NCEMP (for 30
participants) and interaction sessions at NASI (for 30
participants) were held in IInd and IVth
technical sessions simultaneously. In demonstration we gave
the full details with performing experiments on EPMA, XRD,
High pressure-temperature equipments and novel material
synthesis (i.e. sol-gel and solution cast) technique. In
interaction sessions participants were interacted with Prof.
D. Kumar, Dr. N. Srivastava and Dr. P. Dubey on different
techniques and modelings.
In the third technical session Dr. R. Dhar (Co-coordinator,
Material Science Dept, A.U.) delivered a talk on use of DSC,
IR and polarizing microscope in characterization of novel
materials. He explained, the basic principle underlying this
technique is that, when the sample undergoes a physical
transformation such as
transitions, more or less heat will need to flow
to it than the reference to maintain both at the same
temperature. Whether less or more heat must flow to the
sample depends on whether the process is
endothermic. DSC may also be used to observe more
subtle phase changes, such as
transitions. It is widely used in industrial
settings as a quality control instrument due to its
applicability in evaluating sample purity and for studying
Dr. S.S. Narvi (Chemistry, MNNIT, Allahabad) gave an
interesting lecture on Mousborr Technology. He gave the
complete knowledge of use of Mousborr technique with the
application in ferromaterials. Dr. Neelam Srivastava,
Physics Dept., B.H.U. Varanasi gave a talk on impedance
spectroscopic technique is an important tool for the
analysis of novel materials. She explained in her talk the
Introduction to Solid State Ionics, basic characterization
techniques, electrical characterization techniques,
impedance spectroscopy, scaling properties and different
technique of transport number measurement i.e. Tubandt’s
Electrolysis Method, EMF method, Wagner’s polarization
technique, dc polarization technique, Combined ac-dc method
and Isothermal transient ionic current methods.
Certificate given by Dr. N.
Srivastava, BHU Varanasi Vote of Thanks by Dr. Kamlesh Pandey
in valedictory session
Lastly the valedictory sessions was arranged in the
auditorium of NASI, Allahabad. In this Prof. G.K. Srivastava
(Chairman, Allahabad Chapter) extended his kind blessings to
all participants. Dr. Neelam Srivastava, chief guest of the
function has distributed the participation certificates to
all participants. Dr. Kamlesh Pandey proposed the
vote-of-thanks. The function was ended with National anthem.
(IX) Extension lecture at Jaunpur on 11 Feb. 2011 - The NASI
Allahabad chapter organized lecture series at Jaunpur on
11-2-2011 and the first session of lecture series was
organized at Nagar palika Inter college Jaunpur. Dr.Udai Raj
singh, Principal of the college informed the audience about
the importance of the extension lecture series. He
introduced the speakers. The first lecture was delivered by
Dr.Pankaj Srivastava, M.N.N.I.T., Allahabad on the role of
Mathematics in computer science. He elaborated the concepts
in a simple way and inspired students to strengthen the
mathematical concepts. Later on Dr. Kamlesh Pandey,
Scientist, N.C.E.M.P. University of Allahabad given a very
interesting and popular talk on alternative energy sources.
He told that, we now stand at an important historical
crossroads in terms of the structure of both Indian and
global society. Therefore, it is necessary for us to
discover alternative energy sources in order for our
industrial and commercial future in the twenty-first century
to be secure. Students and teachers asked a number of
questions related with the both lectures and explained
answers given by both the speakers.
The second extension lecture was organized at T.D. Inter
College Jaunpur. In the beginning the Principal Dr. Virendra
Singh introduced the speaker and highlighted the role of the
National Academy of Sciences, India. He mentioned about the
previous lectures organized by the National Academy of
Sciences, India under the extension lecture series and
requested that such type of support must continue so that
the students of science stream will be aware of current
development of science and technology. He felicitated the
speakers Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, MNNIT, Allahabad and Dr.
Kamlesh Pandey, Scientist, N.C.E.M.P., University of
Allahabad. The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Pankaj
Srivastava on the concept of Mathematics and its emerging
roles in the field of biological sciences. He emphasied that
the knowledge of mathematics is essential to the students of
biological background up to the 10+2 level. He explained
number of biological sciences examples and its mathematical
explanations. After that Dr. Kamlesh Pandey gave a very
interesting lecture on battery. He told that a battery is a
collection of multiple electrochemical cells (or cells, for
short), but in popular usage battery often refers to a
single cell. He further classified the Batteries into two
broad categories, each type with advantages and
disadvantages. Both batteries and fuel cells are
electrochemical devices. As such, both have a positively
charged anode, a negatively charged cathode and an
ion-conducting material called an electrolyte. Fuel cells
are classified by their electrolyte material.
Electrochemical devices generate electricity without
combustion of the fuel and oxidizer, as opposed to what
occurs with traditional methods of electricity generation.
At the end of the session, number of queries were raised by
the students; and answers were given by the speakers.
(X) Workshop on Characterization techniques in
Nanotechnology - The National Academy of Sciences, India,
its Allahabad Chapter & Nanotechnology Centre, University of
Allahabad jointly organized a workshop entitled
“Characterization techniques in Nanotechnology” on 12-13
Feb. 2011. The program was inaugurated by Prof. G.K.
Srivastava, Chairman, Allahabad Chapter. Dr. Niraj Kumar,
Executive Secretary briefed the audience about the role of
the Academy in generating scientific temperament. The
convener of the workshop Prof. A. C. Pandey highlighted the
role of Nanotechnology in the current trends of science and
technology. In this workshop about 60 participants from the
various degree colleges participated. In the end of
inaugural session, Dr. A. K. Srivastava expressed the vote
of thanks. The details is given under the Science
Communication Activities head.
Srivastava delivering inauguration speech
Participants working at
Nanotechnology Centre, University of Allahabad
(XI) Extension lecture at Kamla Nehru Institute of Physical
Sciences, Sultanpur-The National Academy of Sciences, India,
Allahabad Chapter, organized extension lecture series
“Recent Researches in Physical and Biological Sciences” on
14-15th Feb., 2011 at Kamla Nehru Institute of Physical
Sciences, Sultanpur, U.P. (India). The program was
inaugurated by Prof. G. K. Srivastava, Chairman, Allahabad
Chapter. During the two days session, eminent speakers
namely, Prof. Krishna Mishra, General Secretary, NASI,
Prof. M. M. Verma, University of Allahabad, Dr. Niraj Kumar,
Executive Secretary, NASI, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, MNNIT,
Allahabad, Dr. Kamlesh Pandey, N.C.E.M.P., University of
Allahabad delivered lectures on the emerging topics of
Science and Technology.
of the Extension Lectures Prof. G.K. Srivastava
Chapter) addressing the audience
Mishra (General Secretary, NASI) Dr. Niraj Kumar
(Executive Secretary, NASI)
delivering the lecture
Prof. Pankaj Srivastava
delivering the lecture; and vote-of-thanks being given