Session by Prof. Venkatesh Meda
Oct 12, 2015 | Megha Agarwal
The institute ascended another global stair by witnessing the visit of a very renowned personality and an expert of international repute in the field of Food Process Engineering. Prof. Venkatesh Meda, from the Department of chemical and biological engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, is currently engaged in various collaborations and research initiatives with European Union and India. Recently he visited NIT Rourkela on 4th and 5th October to deliver an intellectual talk on “Global food security challenges and its possible solutions” and also discuss on possible collaborations.
Dr. Meda had a one-to-one interaction on 5th morning with the research scholars where he discussed about the student exchange programs, internships, summer projects and higher studies in Canada.
More than 150 students from chemical and food process engineering branches attended the seminar held at Chemical Engineering department’s seminar hall on 5th October at 3:30 pm. The whole event was co-ordinated by Prof. Sabyasachi Mishra. The event was graced by the presence of Dr Bidyadhar Subudhi (Dean Alumni affairs) and other intellectual professors from other branches like Life Science, food process engineering and chemical engineering. The subject of the oration was “Global food security issues: the role of science and engineering at the interface.” Here the speaker explained how advanced technology can play a major role in solving the aforementioned issue and how multi-disciplinary collaborative focus and cross-sectional partnerships can help in addressing these challenges by linking food, energy and water security worldwide.
The cessation of this extremely enlightening lecture was followed by a doubt clearing session and a vote of thanks by Dr R.K Singh, Head of department of food process engineering. He was extremely grateful to Prof. Meda for accepting the invitation for the visit and talk and also appreciated the efforts put by Prof. Sabyasachi Mishra and Prof. R.C Pradhan in organizing the event.
During his visit Prof. Venkatesh met Director in presence of Prof. Sabyasachi Mishra and Prof. R.C Pradhan and discussed on possible collaborations and student exchange program with Canadian university. They also discussed on signing a MoU with NIT Rourkela.
The students gave a positive feedback for the seminar. The talk went down well with audience. The visit was highly enlightening and team MM wishes for many such visits of such eminent personalities in the future.