Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s
Dr. Bertrand Piccard, an epitome of exploration and a provider of creative solutions to environmental issues, was thus organized at RUAS campus on Friday, 12th January 2018 at Dwaraka Auditorium in Gnanagangothri Campus of RUAS. Dr. Piccard’s profile, achievements, vision and passion for clean environment matched perfectly with the vision, mission and passion of RUAS towards innovation and creative solutions. Dr. Bertrand Piccard- a hypnotherapist turned Balloonist, Environmentalist and creator of Solar impulse Foundation (for more information on Dr. Bertrand Piccard, click www.bertrandpiccard.com) gave an interactive lecture highlighting innovation, creativity and pioneering spirit. RUAS and Dr. Piccard have much in common by applying innovation to find solutions for challenging environmental causes. The insightful lecture by Dr. Piccard captivated the audience with thoughts drenched in passion for achieving impossible feats and exploring unexplored arenas. Some excerpts from Dr. Piccard’s lecture: “The Company which makes the best candles, doesn’t make light bulbs” “Innovation does not come from the system, it rather comes from outside the system” “I made solar impulse plane because nobody has made it yet” “I know making a solar impulse plane was difficult. If it was easy someone else would have done it by now” “As a psychiatrist, I was able to make a solar impulse plane as I knew no boundaries” Dr. Bertrand Piccard’s ‘Future is Clean’ initiative brings together more than 420 organizations around the world toward a common goal of environmental progress through clean technology solutions. RUAS is exploring an association with Dr. Piccard in his endeavors.
Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences organised a Prestigious Guest Lecture by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik - a scholar on Mythology and believes in leveraging the power of myth in business, management and life. The Lecture was organised in a question and answer mode. Mr. Arup Bhattacharya - Chief Manager, HR & Staff Welfare, RUAS hosted the event. The Hon’ble Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and all the staff from GEF and Ramaiah group actively participated in the Prestigious Guest Lecture.
Dr. M. Annadurai, Director of ISAC
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences organised a Prestigious Guest Lecture by Dr. M.Annadurai (Padmashri Awardee – 2016), Distinguished Scientist and Director of ISAC on the topic “Science and Technology in India: A Critical View”. Dr. M. Annadurai shared his learnings at ISRO and key challenges faced in handling Chandrayaan - 1 and Mars Orbiter Mission. Further, Dr. M. Annadurai made the audience to retrospect the status of Indian Science with real-life experiences emphasizing on ‘Out of the Box Thinking’ and ‘Systematic Implementation’. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.R. Shankapal, delivered the welcome address and the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), Prof. Govind R. Kadambi, proposed the Vote of Thanks. All Faculty members and students from the University actively participated in the Prestigious Guest Lecture.