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CONSUMERISM AND ENVIRONMENT

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 twelfth invited online lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was on ‘Consumerism and Environment’, held with MS-Teams live event, where approximately 500 students participated.

The guest speaker, Dr. Gopinath, explained how the population growth and consumerism behavior affects the ecosystems and global environmental degradations. He discussed this with comparing before and current situations. He also deliberated the causes of consumerism, and pros and cons of consumerism to the human life. Dr. Gopinath 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 of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr. Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest to the audience. Dr. Areti Sivaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.

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AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION: SOURCES AND SOLUTIONS

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.

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MICROBIAL REFINERY FOR THE CONVERSION OF WASTE-TO-RESOURCES

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 eleventh invited online lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was on ‘Microbial refinery for the conversion of waste-to-resources’, held with MS-Teams live event, where approximately 500 students participated.

The guest speaker, Dr. Krishna P. Katuri, explained the liquid waste generation and importance of its management to the society. He explained the anaerobic electrochemical membrane bioreactor, which is a unique bioreactor for the harnessing energy and clean water. Dr Katuri further enriched the understandings by explaining the answers for the doubts and questions raised by the enthusiastically attended students.

Dr. Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr. Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry welcomed the gathering and introduced the guest to the audience. Dr. Areti Sivaiah, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry delivered the vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.