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‘Be passionate about science’

‘Be passionate about science’
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Dr. Pentyala Srinivas, co-ordinator of the Science and Research Awareness Series (SARAS)-India program me motivated students to take up scientific...

Dr Pentyala Srinivas, co-ordinator, Science and Research Awareness Series-India programme tells students

Sneha Verghese

Dr. Pentyala Srinivas, co-ordinator of the Science and Research Awareness Series (SARAS)-India program me motivated students to take up scientific research through his lecture on “Igniting Young Minds in Research in Medical and Biological Sciences”. He was speaking on the occasion of the first foundation day of the Global Medical Education and Research Foundation (GMERF) at Global Hospital, Hyderabad on Saturday.

He guided the students on how to make the right choices in their career and spoke on how the SARAS program aimed to bridge the great divide between formal education and goal-oriented education. Through various workshops on Forensics, Geriatrics, Microbiology, etc., he said he hoped to ignite the innate curiosity in students in order to nurture their research potential. He advised the students to make science their hobby first, and then their passion, to have a successful research career.

The foundation day lecture was given by Padma Bhushan Dr. P Rama Rao, metallurgist and recipient of many prestigious awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize. In his lecture he stressed on medical science research, and recommended the building of centres of excellence in clinical science. The developmental gap between USA and India could be bridged by encouraging research in India, he said.

Prof. K S Ratnakar, Director and Chairman of the GMERF, said that their aim was to develop research and infrastructure in the field of medical and biological sciences. The lecture was attended by more than 200 Intermediate and Undergraduate students from various colleges in Hyderabad.

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