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GITAM allocates Rs.100 cr for interdisciplinary research

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GITAM Deemed-to-be University is poised to become a leading hub for scientific research, with a substantial investment of Rs.100 crore planned over the coming years. This ambitious initiative was announced by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dayananda Siddavattam during an international conference on chemistry research, hosted by the university’s Chemistry Department.
Prof. Siddavattam highlighted the critical role of interdisciplinary research in tackling contemporary societal challenges, emphasising its potential to foster scientific breakthroughs. He stated, “High-impact discoveries often occur at the intersection of disciplines. Combining expertise from various fields will allow us to minimise the environmental and health risks associated with chemical products.”
Prof. K.S. Krishna, Dean of the School of Science, encouraged chemistry researchers to focus on addressing pressing environmental issues. He stressed the urgent need for innovations in clean energy generation, emission capture, and water and air purification technologies. Additionally, he emphasised the importance of developing biodegradable materials for sustainable environmental protection.
The conference’s inaugural session witnessed the participation of leading figures from the academic community. This esteemed group included Prof. J.N. Murthy, Director of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Prof. K. Vedavathi, Principal of the School of Science, Prof. B. Srinivasa Rao, Head of the Chemistry Department, Prof. G.V.R. Sharma, Director of the Faculty Development Cell, Dr. A. Jana, Conference Convener, and various other dignitaries. Their presence underscored the significance of this event in promoting interdisciplinary research at GITAM.

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