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Varsity to introduce `History of Science'

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TIRUCHI, NOV.13 . Bharathidasan University has decided to introduce `History of Science' as a compulsory paper for all under-graduate students in its affiliate colleges from the next academic year.

The move was aimed at providing a historical perspective to the students on how science has contributed to the enhancement of human life and imbibing a scientific outlook among them, its Vice-Chancellor, C.Thangamuthu, has said.

The move would be a pioneering effort in this direction, he added.

He was speaking at the valediction of the annual district-level selection meet of the National Children Science Congress hosted by the Tamil Nadu Science Forum here today. The event is organised as part of the Year of Scientific Awareness 2004 celebrations.

Stressing the importance of imbibing scientific temper among students, especially school children, he said that an understanding of basic scientific principles would encourage them to develop independent thinking and the spirit of inquiry. Adequate opportunities have to be created to provide an avenue for them to give shape to their scientific ideas and develop confidence.

He called upon students to develop a scientific outlook towards all social issues. Scientific reasoning alone could help them question accepted beliefs and ideas. They should go beyond texts and traditional beliefs.

The President of the district unit of the Tamil Nadu Science Forum (TNSF), S.Karuppasamy, said over 300 schools were invited to present projects on the topic of `Harnessing Water Resources for a Better Future' for the event this year.

Seventy-nine projects from 12 schools were received out of which 10 have been selected to represent in the State-level children's science congress.

The selected projects included seven in the junior and three in senior categories. Teams were required to make an oral presentation on their project report for the contest.

He called upon managements of schools to encourage their students to participate in the event.

The Director of the School of Engineering and Technology of Bharathidasan University, R.Vasudevan, the past secretary of the district TNSF, N.Manimekalai, and the secretary, A.Jeyaseelan, spoke.

The following projects presented by teams of various schools were selected to represent in the State-level meet to be held soon: Juniors - ` Utilisation of Rainwater Harvesting in an Industrial Complex,' `Save Water to Serve Humanity' (both R.S.K.Higher Secondary School), `Water and Health' (BHEL Matriculation Higher Secondary School), `Water Health' (Boiler Plant Girls HSS), `Waterborne Diseases,' (K.A.P.Viswanatham HSS), `Water harvest and safety,' (Manachanallur Girls HSS) and `Conservation of Future Water Sources' (Bishop Heber HSS, Puthur).

Seniors: `Water Harvesting Techniques - Waste Water Management' (R.S.K.Higher Secondary School), `Water and its Mineral Salts - Health disorders and solutions' (Nehru HSS, Puthanampatti) and `Water Quality - sufferings of living biota,' (Savitri Vidyasala Hindu Girls HSS.)

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