The CHY1001 ‘Environmental Studies’ course is designed as a series of invited guest lectures along with project work. These lectures are focused on growing students’ awareness to the environment, understanding the fundamentals of our ecosystem, and ultimately towards finding the solutions of current environmental issues. Our tenth invited online lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was on ‘Agricultural pollution: Sources and solutions’, held with MS-Teams live event, where approximately 400 students participated.
The guest speaker, Dr. Saravanan, discussed how the intensive agricultural practices and agro-systems create the pollutions, and its affect on environment. He explained the importance of organic farming in the modern era. Dr Saravanan further enriched the understandings by explaining the answers for the doubts and questions raised by the enthusiastically attended students.
Dr. Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr. Areti Sivaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry invited the gathering, and Dr. Selvakumar Karuthapandi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.