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 sixth invited online lecture for the Fall 2020-21 semester was on ‘Introduction on Air Pollution’, held with MS-Teams live event, where approximately 400 students participated.
The guest speaker, Dr. K. V. George, started his lecture with the history of earth’s atmosphere followed by a discussion on various components of air and their crucial role on earth’s climate. Through the help of Hadley cell, Ferrel cell and Polar cell, the unequal heat retention by the earth surface was explained in a detailed yet uncomplicated way. He described the role of air-composition in formation of vegetative land and deserts on our planet and their location pattern. After the lecture, several questions and doubts have been asked by students, and Dr. George cleared them up in an extremely simple way.
Dr. Sabeel M Basheer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry coordinated the online lecture along with all other chemistry faculty members. Dr. Anubendu Adhikary, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry chaired the session and invited the gathering, and Dr. Soumyakanta Prusty, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry delivered vote of thanks and the online webinar lecture was concluded.