SMVDU Katra, July 9: Five-day, Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI sponsored “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)”, Science Internship Camp started today in the university campus under the able guidance and competent leadership of Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University. The inaugural interactive lecture was delivered by Prof. S. K. Dogra, Former Professor of Chemistry from IIT Kanpur. Other prominent speakers are: Dr. Ashish Shukla and Dr. Puja Srivastava both from Space Application Centre, ISRO, Prof. Supriyo Mitra, IISER Kolkatta, and Prof. R. N. Gohil, Former Professor, Jammu University. Prof. K. K. Kapoor from Jammu University shall be conducting innovative sessions. Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, Advisor, DBT, GoI and Dr. A. Mukhopadhyay, Advisor, DST, GoI shall be mentoring the interns during the Camp. Notably, this is the 13th such Camp that is being organized by the University out of which 4 Camps have been conducted by the University at Leh for the interns from Ladakh region. The second interactive session of the day was conducted by Shri Mineesh Gulati who demonstrated various concepts of physics on stage through his unique and simple experiments. All the interns were engrossed in both these sessions and asked a number of interesting question from the mentors. With these camps SMVD University has set a quality benchmark of attracting talent to the study of science and technology so as to communicate to the young attendees the excitement of creative pursuits of science and catch them at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding science and technology system in R&D base.