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University of Delhi at ANDC SPIE Student Chapter
The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light, formally approved University of Delhi at Acharya Narendra Dev College SPIE Student Chapter. The chapter is open to both students of Acharya Narendra Dev College and University of Delhi. With its establishment, college has joined the elite group within India of IITs, IISc, NITs and DCE where this chapter has been successfully running for years besides more than 150 well established chapters in other countries like USA, UK, Europe, China, Russian Federation and Canada etc. The Faculty Adviser approved for the chapter by SPIE is Dr. Amit Garg, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics.
With its establishment, chapter is entitled to receive the following grants:
Activity Grants: Each Chapter can have a minimum of USD 500 available per calendar year for promoting photonics.
Officer Travel Grant: Every year, Chapter Officers (students) have an opportunity to attend an SPIE meeting abroad with special assistance of at least USD 1,000 for travel/food/lodging from the Society. In 2011, this grant was availed by Pratik Chakravarty of B.Sc(H) Electronics Part III to attend Optical Engineering + Applications ( SPIE Optics + Photonics) conference , San Diego, California, USA whereas for 2012, it has been approved for Phalguni Mathur of B.Sc(H) Physics Part III.
Visiting Lecturer Program: Distinguished lecturers can be arranged under the SPIE student chapter. Lecturers will be eligible for USD 1,500 of travel assistance.
Collaborative Conference Grant: This grant provides a way for ambitious Chapters to organize events that offer professional development opportunities. Events designed in collaboration with one or more SPIE Student Chapters are eligible for up to USD 2,500 per event, each quarter.
Various workshops organized under the aegis of the chapter are as under:
A two day workshop on Digital Holography, a technology used as security feature in most of the commercial products, was organized from 15 -16 February 2011. The workshop was attended by 36 students. Eminent speakers like Prof. Kehar Singh and Joby Joseph delivered their invited talks on holography. Hands-on sessions were conducted both in the college and at department of Physics, IIT, Delhi where students successfully recorded the holograms for the very first time.
Thin Films and their Applications
University of Delhi at ANDC SPIE student chapter organized a two day workshop on ‘Thin Films and their Applications’ on 24th and 25th February, 2012. The workshop was attended by 39 students (Physics and Electronics Dept.). Invited talks delivered by eminent speakers like PADAMSHRI Prof. K.L. Chopra (Ex-Director, IIT - Kharagpur), Prof. Vinay Gupta (Department of Physics and Astrophysics University of Delhi), Prof. P.K. Bhatnagar (Department of Electronic Science University of Delhi) and Dr. Monika Tomar (Department of Physics, Miranda House University of Delhi). The hands-on sessions were held at Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi. During hands-on sessions students were exposed to different tools and techniques in various laboratories like Fabrication lab, Plasma lab, Ceramic lab, Pulsed Laser Deposition lab, RF Sputtering lab, Surface Plasmon Resonance lab etc.