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Exposure to new avenues of science

Vadodara, India: Medicine and engineering are not the only career choices for a student of science stream. This is the message with which the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU)’s science faculty is gearing up to host a five-day camp. The faculty along with Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi will start the camp, Inspire science camp 2010, from June 29, 2010, at C C Mehta Auditorium, Vadodara, India.

The camp aims to provide exposure to fields such as atmospheric science, oceanography, geochronology, paleoclimate, remote sensing and geoinformatics. Eminent scientists from various fields of science have been invited to mentor students and have discussions and sessions on varied topics and attract talent to build a career in science.

“Students who wish to pursue careers in science are forced to make tough decisions if medicine or engineering is not their first preference. They have no information regarding new areas that have surfaced in science. This camp has been specially designed for the purpose of creating awareness among students of the various choices that are there for them,” said, Nilesh Bhatt, Coordinator of Inspire camp and reader at MSU’s geology department.

Inspire camp will also provide scholarships for students, who have benefited from the camp and wish to obtain education in any of the lines. “Scholarships for BSc, MSc and PhD levels are available as well as scientist positions have been reserved for those interested in pursuing a career in research,” added Bhatt.

Source: Times of India