Kolkata, By Surya Sekhar Roy: The Neotia University, one of the leading self-financed private Universities in West Bengal is organizing an International Conference on “Energy Options for Tomorrow: Technology to Sustainability” from 17th – 19th April at Eco Vista, New Town. Well known academicians from some of the best institutes in India and abroad, such as, IISc, IITs, Jadavpur University, IIEST, CGCRI-CSIR, MNRE, Trinity College Dublin and The University of Edinburgh are attending the conference. They will deliver talks on topics ranging from conversion of electric power from non-conventional energy sources (solar, wind, ocean tidal waves, bio, etc.), storage of electrical power and its distribution through intelligent grids etc. During the conference there will be a panel discussion on “New technologies and policies in energy sector for growth and sustainability”.The list of speakers and the title of their talks are enclosed.
From the list it can be seen that senior persons from power industry such as Adani Power Limited, India Power Corporation Limited, Vikram Solar Private Limited, Emami Power Limited, Shirode Associates are also presenting talks and discussing industry related nuances in this area. In addition to senior academicians and industry persons, more than sixty young researchers will present results of their recent research work in the form of posters and oral presentations.
Former Governor of West Bengal, Shri M. K. Narayanan, has inaugurated the conference.
Prof. A. S. Kolaskar, Vice Chancellor of TNU has pointed out that the aim of the conference is to provide a platform for young researchers to present their work and interact with senior academicians and industry persons. According to him, the conference is a very good example as to how TNU is striving for excellence in every area and developing human resources in contemporary subjects through experiential learning and high quality research. To emphasise the importance and urgency to carry out research in energy sector, he referred to recent executive order of President of USA, Mr. Donald Trump. In this order, Mr. Trump has given importance to fossil energy production. President Trump has reversed the policy of ‘clean power plant’ of Mr. Obama. President Trump has also introduced variable ‘social cost of carbon’ from the fixed ‘social cost of carbon’. These changes will have according to Prof. Kolaskar, immense impact on research in clean energy in USA and the world. India will have to take major initiative if it has to achieve the set goal of 175 GW clean power generation by 2022 which is almost half of the existing capacity of the grid. Indian will have to invest in R&D much more and change the policies. We have very limited coal and gas resources.
He also pointed out that TNU is keen to take up major research and development projects in energy storage and distribution along with industry. He further pointed out that TNU is the only university in India that has B.Tech programme in “Energy Engineering” indicating TNU’s commitment. TNU has signed an MoU with Adani Power Limited and will soon sign MoU with India Power Corporation Limited.
About The Neotia University (TNU):
The Neotia University (TNU) is a self-financed University established in February 2015. The University offers highly advanced and employment-oriented courses in various field of technology
and other general areas of education such as Robotics and Auto Manufacturing, Maritime Studies, Applied Economics, Applied Psychology, Animation and Video Game Design, Biotechnology and many more.
TNU is growing under the guidance of luminaries on its governing board, deep interest and involvement of the Educational Development Trust of the Ambuja Neotia Group, personal supervision of the Founder and Chancellor, Padmashri Harshavardhan Neotia, and the academic and administrative excellence of its Vice Chancellor, Prof. A.S Kolaskar, a well-known scientist and highly experienced educationist. The University has excellent infrastructure, well equipped laboratories and highly qualified and experienced faculty members.