Jharkhand state chapter of The National Academy of Sciences, India in association with CSIR NML organized Prof. Meghnad Saha memorial lecture, at NML’s auditorium to celebrate the life and teachings of Professor Meghnad Saha, Founder Chairman, The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), on his 125th Birth Anniversary. On this occasion Dr. Indranil Chattoraj emphasised on the role of Prof. Meghnad Saha in upliftment the standards on science and society in India. Dr. Arvind Sinha, Chairman, NASI Jharkhand Chapter illustrated the glorious past of NASI and its present endeavours to uplift the status of science to reach masses. He also deliberated on the role of prof. Meghnad Saha in shaping NASI to what it is now.
Prof. Sankar K. Pal (Professor, Distinguished Scientist & former Director Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata), delivered the lecture on Evolution and challenges of Machine Intelligence to Data Science. The lecture deliberated on the anticipated role of machine learning in Big data technology revolution where India aims to strengthen its hold. He also cautioned the students to choose areas relevant to their education streams and not falter around the big hype names.
More than 250 students attended the program from NTTF, Jamshedpur, Cooperative College, and Graduate College, who spent wonderful interactive time with Prof. Sankar Pal in the one-hour lecture.