GNDU will install portable ambient air quality sensor

GNDU will install portable ambient air quality sensor

Amritsar, December 30, 2020: Distinguished scientist from Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (Prof. J Srinivasan) dwelled light on climate change modelling and challenges in mitigating the climate change. He emphasized that climate change is far greater challenge and need political will and reduced dependence on coal. He was lead author and review editor of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ‘IPCC’ fourth assessment report on climate change of United Nation and PhD from Stanford University in year 1975 and fellow of all the National Academies of India. Second speaker was Prof. A.P. Dimri, an expert of climate modelling from JNU New Delhi, who deliberated on climatology of north India along with monsoon trends.Another speaker, Dr Satnam Singh Ladhar, Ex-Director, Punjab State Council of Science & Technology gave expert talk on Impact of Stubble burning on climate change.

UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, GNDU is a flagship programme of UGC, New Delhi and conducted this first online webinar under the visionary leadership of its Chief Patron-Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu. Prof Sandhuinteracted with all the eminent speakers and shared his vision of the green campus by starting electric bus for students in the recent past.

Course coordinators, Prof. Saroj Arora and Prof. M S Bhatti were instrumental in arranging the experts and thanked Director-HRDC for whole hearted support in flawlessly conducting the course without any internet glitch. Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences is collaborating with atmospheric scientist Prof. Sachiko Hayashida from Research Institute of Humanity and Nature (RIHN) Kyoto Japan as part of working groupon‘Crop residue burning in north India’ under Aakash Project and GNDU will install portable ambient air quality sensor (PM2.5) as part of collaboration.

Prof. Adarsh Pal Vig, Director, HRDC introduced about role of HRDC in shaping the carrier of the faculty and Dr Rajbir Bhatti, Deputy Director, UGC-HRDC presented vote of thanks to all the speakers and participants for being part of this first online webinar on highly complex science of climate change. This webinar was attended by 100 participants from all over India.

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