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Sursangam-2015, a tribute concert to the legendary Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy
'Srutilaya', the Classical Music and Dance group of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), organized Sursangam - 2015, a tribute concert to the legendary Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy on 3rd and 4th October 2015. It was a grand two days festival of Indian classical dance and music of Carnatic, Hindustani and Dhrupad styles.
On the 3rd of October, Mr. Balakrishnan Raghavan on Carnatic Vocals accompanied by Mr. Hancel Salim on Synth and Mr. Sreecharan Shatdarsanam on the Mridangam opened with Cheta Sri in the Raga Dwijavanti, a classic Mutthuswami Dikshithar piece following which was an alapanai and tanam in keeravani for the main piece karunakarane by papanasam sivan which was followed by a brisk tani by Sreecharan S. A padam in yadukulakambhoji Upamu Gaane and a javali 'Modi Jesevelara' in khamas marked the end of his concert.
The main concert of the evening was by Vidwan Manasa Nayana. He started with the famous Maha Ganapatim followed by brisk swaraprasthara. He then presented a ragam tanam Pallavi in Hindolam which showed his complete virtuosity in the creative space of the carnatic idiom.
Following the Carnatic concert was a Bharatnatyam recital by Ms. Lalan Desai and her students which featured pieces on Ardhanareeshwara, following which was a Marathi composition about playful Parvathi and Lord Shiva, following which a piece on playful Lord Krishna through the song "Krishna nee Begane Baro" and a piece on Kalinga Mardhanam by Ms. Lalan's Students and it ended with a Bhajan leaving the audience enchanted.
On the 4th of October, Rajat Mishra, an accomplished singer in the Hindustani style opened the concert with Mohe manaawan, a bada khyal bandish set to vilambit ektaal followed by Naahak naahak tumne which is a chhota khyal set to ek taal madhyalaya and finally Balma mori a chhota khyal set to teen taal in madhyalaya, in the raag bageshri.
Post the hindustani concert was a Dhrupad performance by Dr. Aparna Shastri. Dr. Aparna Shastri started her performance with a short introduction to traditional dhrupad that consists of alaap, jhod, jhala and then the composition to which pakhawaj is the rhythmic accompaniment. The piece that was chosen for the evening was a behag composition set to dhamar.
The star performance of the evening was the mesmerising rendition by Vidushi Jyoti Hegde on the Rudra Veena. Her divine performance of alaap, jhod, jhaala in raag shree followed by bandish set to chou taal left all the listeners in deep peace. Pandit Sanjay Pant Agle on pakhwaaj left the audience spellbound.
Prof. Radhika Vathsan and the Director, Prof. Sasikumar Punnekat felicitated all artists and Mr. Madhukar drew the curtains with the vote of thanks.
EURAXESS Information Session held on Friday 25th September 2015
Department of Economics and International Programmes and Collaboration Division of BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus jointly organised EURAXESS Information Session on Friday 25th September 2015 at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.
The Objectives of the event were
The session was attended by 158 participants from BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, NIO - Goa and NIT - Goa. Apart from the said participation, colleagues from BITS Pilani’s campuses at Pilani, Hyderabad and Dubai participated throughTelepresence.
Outreach Programme held on 11th September 2015
Reserve Bank of India conducts the 'Outreach programme', on publication of their Annual Report to increase awareness of the roles and functions of the Bank among students in different parts of the country. This year BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus was shortlisted for this programme. The programme was held on 11th September 2015. A team of five senior officers from the Reserve Bank led by Dr. Sanjay Hansda ( Director, Department of Economics and Policy Research) made a presentation on the economy, its prospect and challenges and on the working of the Reserve Bank of India.
Prof. Sasikumar Punnekkat, Director, K K Birla Goa Campus emphasized on the role of RBI in the growth and development of the Indian economy. Dr.Hansda provided an overall outlook on the Indian economy and shared the different perspectives taken by RBI for the smooth functioning of the economy. His presentation was followed by a presentation by Dr. Saurav Ghosh and Dr, Jai Chander. They emphasized on the underlying dynamics of the monetary policy stances that RBI takes to manage the economy. Ms. Upasana Sharma shared the opportunities available with the RBI for students and the different modules which can be suitable for students at different grades. This was followed by a question answer session mainly on the issues covered in the Annual Report. Faculty and students participated enthusiastically. To make the programme truly participatory few other local academic institutions were also invited and the response from them was also praiseworthy. Dr. Debasis Patnaik, Head of the Department of Economics thanked the RBI and all others to make this programme a grand success.
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus invites applications for the position of General Duty Medical Officer. The post details are as follows:
Name of the position
General Duty Medical Officer
No. of position
Salary & other benefits
Pay Band: Rs. 9,300 – 34,800; Grade Pay: Rs. 4,800; Starting Basic Pay: Rs. 15,960
Other benefits such as D.A. at Central Government rates, CPF @ 12% on pay & all other allowances, Gratuity, Pension under EPS 1995, Group Insurance, reimbursement @ 90% of medical expense, LTC, Reimbursement of children’s school fees up to class XII, leave etc. will be admissible as per institute norms.
Qualification & Experience
Fresh MBBS candidates or BAMS / BHMS candidates with minimum 2 years clinical experience.
Desirable: Good communication / clinical skills to manage the patients at the Medical Centre.
Management of OPD & emergency health services at the Medical Centre and
maintenance of electronic health records.
Applications in the prescribed format (refer Employment-Application-Form) may be submitted along with copies of the testimonials to the office of Dean, Administration within 13-Oct-2015 or it may be emailed to email@example.com within the due date.
Applications are invited from candidates with Master degree (First class)/ or equivalent in Chemistry/Physical Chemistry/Organic Chemistry or Physics to work as a JRF in a Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, funded research project entitled “Structures and Energetics of C7H2 and C9H2 Isomers: Quantum Chemical Studies” (Project File No. YSS/2015/000099 dated 03 Sep. 2015). Project duration is ongoing and of total three years duration. This position is purely temporary and co terminus with the project.
Monthly Stipend: Rs. 25,000/- for the first two years plus 20 % HRA provided the candidate is NET qualified.
Applications with up-to-date curriculum vitae should reach to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Venkatesan S. Thimmakondu, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by hard copy to the mentioned address above. Last date to receive the application is 29 October 2015.
Skills Required: Candidates are expected to have firm theoretical knowledge in group theory, quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and basic organic chemistry. Prior experience in computational chemistry projects is a plus but not necessarily required.
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Fellow under DAE, BRNS collaborative project among BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus and BARC, Mumbai entitled “Development of field portable device for the analysis of contaminant in water” (project no. 36/14/25/2014-BRNS-445 dtd.30.5.2014). PI : Prof. Sunil Bhand. The project duration is 3 years.
Eligibility: M.Sc./ M.Tech. in Chemistry/Biochemistry or M. Pharm. with (First class or equivalent) and desired research experience can submit their detailed bio-data to the Principal Investigator (Prof. Sunil Bhand). Deadline for submission of application by email is 25 Sept 2015.
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Tel.: 0832 2580 332
Monthly Fellowship and HRA : As per BRNS norms
Applications are invited from the candidates with Master degree (First class)/ or equivalent in Chemistry / Biochemistry or M. Pharm to work as a project fellow in a DST-Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) funded project entitled “Development of b,b’-Edge Fused p-Elongated Donor Acceptor Porphyrins Possessing Near-IR Optical Spectra” (project no. SERB/F/519/2014 15 dated 28.04.2014). Project duration is ongoing and of total three years duration.
Above research position is temporary and co terminus with the project.
Monthly Stipend: Rs. 14,000/- + 20% HRA.
Applications with detailed bio-data should reach to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Subhadeep Banerjee by e-mail (email@example.com)
Applications are invited from candidates for one Research Associate Position in the Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI) of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India sponsored research project, titled “Home automation and smart wheel chair based on Electroencephalography (EEG) signals produced in brain” (SR/CSRI/50/2014 (G)) for a maximum period of three years or till the project continues.
Essential Qualification: Candidates with PhD / MD / MS / MDS (Computational Neuroscience / Neurobiology / Brain Computer Interface /Bioinformatics/ Machine Learning / Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Signal Processing / EEG data analysis) or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research in teaching, design and development experience after M.Sc / MPharm / ME / M.Tech (Computer Science or Information Systems or Bioinformatics or Information Technology or Electronics & Instrumentation) with First class (60% marks) and at least 1 research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Desirable Qualification: Candidates with expertise in Brain Computer Interface / Steady State Visual Evoked Potential based Brain Computer Interface / ERP / SCP / SMR / P300 / Biomedical and Neural Signal Processing / Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition and knowledge on MATLAB will be given preference.
Candidate without Ph.D. will get a chance to enroll in PhD program of BITS Pilani (Institute’s rule is applicable). Candidate will be working on high-end EEG systems of Electrical Geodesics Inc., (EGI).
Interested applicants can send their applications containing a cover letter along with a detailed CV to Dr. Veeky Baths (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) latest by 15th October 2015.
Emolument: Rs. 38000/- + HRA: 20% of Emolument
National Conference on New Frontiers in Chemistry - From Fundamentals to Applications (NFCFA-2015) will be held on 18-19 December, 2015 at Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.
1st International conference on Trends in Cell and Molecular Biology (TCMB 2015) will be held at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, from 19-21st December 2015. Emphasis of the conference is on, but not limited to, the understanding of cellular toxicity, cellular response to nanomaterials, molecular approach to cancer and computational and systems biology.
The purpose of this conference is to provide a common platform for all researchers, students, working on different aspects of ‘cell and molecular biology’ to discuss their research findings. The conference will consist of plenary sessions, invited lectures, oral and poster presentations.
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