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Krishnanagar Government college students visit VECC
posted by Mishreyee Bhattacharya & Tilak Ghosh on August 27, 2012


26 final year B.Sc. Physics students, accompanied by their 4 teachers from Krishnanagar Government College visited our centre on last Friday (24th August).The students were greeted by Dr. Sarmistha Bhattacharya, member of the VECC Public Awareness Cell, at the main gate and took them to the seminar hall of the Raja Ramanna Lecture Wings where the visitors were shown a video slide on our centre’s activities. Three scientists of our centre gave the students tours to the different facilities of our centre and explained the research activities that we pursue here. The students visited the experimental area of the K130 Cyclotorn, where they get to know about different kind of detectors that we use for our research. The students also got the opportunity to interact with Manas Datta, the on-shift cyclotron operator who explained visitors the basic principle of cyclotron. The students and their teachers also visited the K500 Superconducting Cyclotron control room and the PMD laboratory. A lunch was organized for the students by our Director.


Dr. Ramnaryan Deb, Head of the Physics department of the Krishnanagar Government College informed us that their college has been recognized as “College with Potential for Excellence“ by NAAC and awarded the accreditation level “A”. As a part of the academic tour, they choose VECC for their student’s visit. The students conveyed us that they were excited to visit all our facilities, the video show and now got more motivated to pursue such kind of research in future.