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Student Branch Chapter formed at Kuvempu University

An IEEE Nanotechnology Council Student Branch Chapter was approved in September 2012 at Kuvempu University. There are 44 departments at Kuvempu University. This University has a distance learning program with 77 centres all across India. The University is located in the middle of the Bradra Reserve Forest and adjacent to the Bhadra Dam, and is 32 Km away from Shimoga, a district in the state of Karnataka, situated 345 Km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The University was started in 1987. It completed 25 years and celebrated its silver jubilee event with a grand ceremony and followed by initiation of the University Science, arts and sports exhibition. It even has its own publishing house called “Prasanga”. The University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC).

There is a class of 13 people in the department of Nanoscience and Technology. Our Department runs a 2 year master’s course titled “Master of Technology” in Nanoscience and Technology.
An inaugural meeting on the occasion of having got the approval for the IEEE student branch at Kuvempu University was held on Thursday 27, September. Seated separately in the side is Dr.J Manjanna. He has been an inspiration for all of us. They call him “Japan Manja” for the vast years of research experience has had in Japan during his post-doctoral studies. Seated in the chairs are the heads of various departments within the university. From the left: Prof.Bhojya Naik (member of IEEE) is chairman of Nanotechnology department as well as Industrial chemistry, to his right is Prof. Rajeshwar, department of Biochemistry, followed by Dr.B N Jagadale (member of IEEE) who is the chairman of Electronics Department and to his right is Dr. Neelgundh, from Department of Biochemistry and to his right Prof. Vasanthakumar Pai, from department of Industrial Chemistry followed by Prof Venkatesha, the Dean of the Science studies in Kuvempu University and to is right is Prof. Yadav Bodke, from Industrial Chemistry department.

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