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Workshop on computer science

Workshop on computer science

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NIT, Hamirpur, is organising a week-long short-term course on 'Recent Trends in Networks and Communication'. Professor Lalit Kumar Awasthi said 100 participants from more than 20 institutes of India and abroad would participate in the event. Experts from the USA, Switzerland, IITs and NITs would deliver talks on various research topics in the areas of networks and communication. Prof Awasthi said there is need to give impetus to research as it forms the backbone for the implementation of various applications based on artificial intelligence, cloud computing and fog computing.

Pollution prevention day observed

The National Pollution Prevention Day was observed at St Bede’s College, Shimla, on Thursday. The event was organised by the Zoology Department, in collaboration with the NCC Unit. The speaker for the day was Dr Pawan Rana, scientist, Himalayan Forest Research Institute. He briefed students about pesticide pollution and preventive measures for the same. The students also performed a ‘nukkad natak’ and recited poetry on pollution.

ABVP welcomes UGC decision

The ABVP has welcomed the UGC decision to grant an additional six-month time to the final-year researchers to submit their work, in view of the constraints caused by Covid. The student body said it had written to the UGC in February to extend the period by one year. Nidhi Tripathi, ABVP's national general secretary, said the decision would offer relief to the researchers.

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