The National Science Day – AION-2015: Science-Fest – of Vidya Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Thrissur was celebrated on February 19, 2015. The programme was organised for S1-S2 students by the Applied Sciences, Humanities and Physical Education Departments with the cooperation and support from all other departments. Chief Guest of the programme was Sr. (Dr.) K A Germina, Professor & Head, PG & Research Dept. of Mathematics, Mary Matha Arts & Science College, Mananthavady, Wayanad (Former Head, Dept. of Mathematics, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod) who gave a highly informative and instructive talk on “Graph Theory & Social Networks”.
Dr. Mannil Mohan, Professor of Physics, VAST welcomed the gathering. Principal, Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, VAST presided over the function. Er. G. Mohanachandran (Executive Director, VICT), Dr. P. Prathapachandran Nair (Prof. Emeritus, VAST), Dr. V. N. Krishnachandran (Vice Principal, VAST), Adv. Raghunath Kazhungil (Vice President, PTA, VAST) felicitated the function. Ms. Divya Radhakrishnan (Asst. Prof. of Economics, VAST) proposed the vote of thanks.
Students presented papers on Nano Robotics, Fractal Robotics, Cost Effective Bio-catalysts for Fuel Cells and on Methods of Utilization of Solar Energy. First prize was won by the paper on Nano Robotics by Yadukrishnan, Loyied Paulson and I Vijayakrishnan of ECE- Branch, second prize by the paper on Solar Energy for Heating and Electricity Generation by Vivek Sha and Vivek Menon of EEE-Branch, and third prize by the paper on Cost Effective Bio-catalysts for Fuel Cells by Lekha R Menon of CE-Branch.