Integrated Approach in Science and Technology – Latest News from Jammu and Kashmir | Tourism
Dr Arshed Iqbal Dar
National Science Day is celebrated every year as one of the major science festivals in India with an appropriate theme. The theme of the year 2022 is “An integrated approach in science and technology for a sustainable future”. The main context behind the theme of the year 2022 is to chew more than two keywords viz. “integrated approach” and “sustainable future”.
Well, the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us the beauty of ties and connections between institutions, departments, ministries and industries. The integrated approach followed by the Nations during the pandemic has been the mark of the survival of humanity. In this context, the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India explodes this time using the prism of integration in science and technology for a sustainable future.
The statement issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology made it clear that the celebration of National Science Day or any other important science day should not be limited to a one-day event and in this context, the main objectives were extracted from the keywords of the theme. of the year-2022 and it is the synergy of all science ministries and departments to work on a thematic approach, integration of technical, engineering and medical institutions, integration with government line ministries and finally integration with industries for sustainable development. development. Additionally, the United Nations has declared that the year 2022 will be dedicated to basic science, with a focus on how scientific research can propel sustainable development and improve the quality of life around the world. It is universally accepted that scientific research is the best result of the human intellect and fundamental for the progress of society and the understanding of nature, the universe, matter and all that constitutes them.
The learning environment under the banner of integrated approach is Multiple Learning Environment (MLE) – the combination of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Physical Learning Environment (PLE ) and will be the integration of skills with content for the preparation of future citizens of society. Emphasis on the learning environment should be a prerequisite as it can affect learning outcomes and student developments without any reservations. This multiple learning environment (MLE) requires a strong link between learning institutions and industries and this approach is going to be the central tenet of the integrated approach in science and technology for a sustainable future.
National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28 and on this day, all Indians show their respect to the famous Indian physicist CV Raman (Chandra Shekhar Venkata Raman) to mark the discovery of “Raman Effect”. Raman scattering (or the Raman effect) was discovered in 1928 by CVRaman and in 1930, for the first time in its history, an Indian scholar, educated entirely in India was awarded the highest scientific honor, the Nobel Prize in Physics . In 1949 he founded the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, served as its director and remained active there until his death on November 21, 1970, at the age of eighty-two. Raman received the highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, bestowed by the Indian government.
As we celebrate National Science Day, we learn that teaching science requires motivation, innovation and commitment rather than routine work. As the interconnected world has entered the era of biotechnology and nanotechnology, we must introduce courses like biotechnology, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, etc. at preliminary levels. There are various shortcomings in the methodology of teaching science subjects and there is an urgent need to take concrete measures to improve the quality of teaching in science subjects. The younger generation must be aware of the fact that our quality of life, the strength of our economy and the very future of our society depend on the innovations and discoveries made by scientists and above all, the development of new techniques is sine qua non, so now is the time to explore something new, something new that may prove fruitful for humanity. One of the best ways to improve our performance in scientific research is to develop research-oriented science curricula and its link with industry for successful translation. We need to focus on cultivating the habit of independent and critical thinking in undergraduate and postgraduate students. Such emphasis on analytical thinking and problem solving is extremely important in a country like India which is riddled with socio-economic and development challenges. A nation with a week-long body of doctoral scientists, ill-equipped laboratories and limited ICT will struggle to meet its challenges. We must also take into account the importance of scientific culture in society at large. If people don’t understand the basic science of germs, they’ll be less likely to wash their hands. If the community does not understand the cause and impact of climate change, its inhabitants will be less inclined to take corrective action. In this context, understanding the linkages and linkages across science departments and industries will open fruitful chapters in science and technology.
Due to the social nature of science, the dissemination of scientific information is crucial to its progress. Some scientists present their findings and theories in papers presented at meetings or published in scientific journals. These articles allow scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism from other scientists and, of course, keep abreast of scientific developments around the world. The advancement of information science and the development of information technology are shortening the time between discovery and application. It is relevant to mention here that the dissemination of scientific information and the visibility and easy access of publications at the right time are not only to increase the level of citations, but it is also a prerequisite for the creation of new approaches in the world of science and technology. Many models have been adopted by different business tycoons from time to time to boost their economy viz. advertising agencies display the pivotal elements of their organization and interested candidates follow their activity and disinterested skip their ads. In the same way, global publishing giants can follow the same mantra not only to boost their publishing industry, but their timely access and dissemination can open new vistas in science and technology for a sustainable future.
It is universally accepted that the 19th century was marked by the transportation revolution. This was followed by remarkable changes in space technologies and computing, which together ushered in the communications revolution. In the 20th century, the world has seen several desirable developments driven by scientific and technological research. Science and technology have become the determinants of economic growth and development. To attain a position among the developed countries of the world, the government of India has taken the right step to make a quantum increase in infrastructure. But this is not enough because the quality of education is a very important factor that must be taken care of as a priority. Success in science and scientific work does not come from the provision of unlimited or large resources, but from the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. A scientific mind is an adventurous one and is not afraid to speak the truth even if it does not correspond to established thoughts, beliefs and superstitions. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister after independence, believed that a strong scientific base and scientific temperament are the most powerful catalysts for economic performance and social progress. If India wants to transform into a developed nation, it needs a major boost in science and technology, especially in the border regions. This is due to the fact that science and technology profoundly influence humanity and society, as well as progress for the future. About fifty years ago, both Houses of Parliament passed a far-sighted science resolution emphasizing the importance of science and technology in developing countries like ours. The resolution provides. “The key to national prosperity, besides the spirit of the people, lies in the effective combination of three factors: technology, raw materials and capital investment.
Much has been accomplished since the adoption of this resolution.
Here one can safely conclude that science and technology relates to the creation of knowledge and then translates the knowledge created into application and this is possible through the integrated approach, but this approach requires a combination of good strategy and better execution for a sustainable future .
(The author is assistant professor of zoology Islamia college of Science & Commerce Srinagar J&K)