An informative and educational visit was organized to IISER, Mohali by Departments of Physics and Chemistry of SGGS, Khalsa College, Mahilpur under DBT Star College Scheme on 4th of February, 2020. Nearly 140 students of undergraduate classes comprising of medical and non-medical streams visited the Institute and acquired knowledge about the various scientific facilities and got exposure for future research prospects in Science education and research.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali envisions a new generation of scientists dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in frontier areas of basic sciences. In an intellectually vibrant academic environment, IISER Mohali nurtures the basic tenets of science education and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In so doing, the institute aims to emerge as a global centre of learning, academic excellence, and innovative research.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali) is an autonomous academic institution established in 2007 at Mohali, Punjab, It is one of the seven Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs), established by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India, to research in frontier areas of science and to provide science education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. It was established after IISER Pune and IISER Kolkata and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. The institute is well equipped with recent facilities.
The students were overwhelmed to see the various laboratories like NMR Research Facility (NMR),X-ray Facility – X-ray Diffraction Crystallograph, Cell Culture Facility, Atomic Force microscope, Laser Raman and AFM Facility ,Atmospheric Chemistry Facility, Scanning Electron Microscopy, DC Sputtering, Liquid Helium Facility.
The staff of Science departments accompanied the students. The visit to IISER, Mohali boosted the morale of the students and enlightened the scientific temper among the students.