First it was the teachers who made a mark by travelling abroad often to present research papers. Eight teachers have travelled to various countries like US, France, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Portugal etc to present research papers in academic session 2010-11.
Among students Ruchika Pokhriyal started the trend of students travelling abroad. She represented the Indian Youth at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in 2009. She was among four essay competition winners to accompany Minister Jairam Ramesh to the conference.
For news reports : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article60174.ece
Then Nikita Ahuja, a very active NSS volunteer joined the Indian student delegation to SAARC Youth Workshop for Promotion of Regional Harmony at islamabad in September last year.
In the coming session, our student Pratik Chakravarty, of B.Sc Electronics Honours Part II, will attend the Conference SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011, during August 20 – 25, 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA on an officer travel grant. The trip is fully funded by SPIE, USA - travel, stay, registration etc. A rare achievement at the under-graduate level. Pratik will present a paper based on the work he did as part of the ongoing UGC funded project - 'Investigating science hands-on to promote innovation and research at the under-graduate level'.
For details on SPIE DU Chapter at ANDC: http://spie.org/x1727.xml
Raghu Raman of B.Com (H) Part II has also been selected for 'One Young World Forum' - a premier forum for young people showing leadership calibre - to be held at Zurich in September 2011.