BMS College of Engineering organizes 2-day International Symposium “Horizon 2020” in association with Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

  Over 19 reputed research institutions/organization participated in the conference-

Bangalore, Monday, 25th November 2013:  The Medical Department of BMS College of Engineering organized a 2-day International Conference “Horizon 2020” in association with Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands at the BMS campus on Bull temple Road recently.

Horizon 2020 Conference was attended by some of the reputed research institutions/organization in Bangalore, which included NIMHANS, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Narayana Nethralaya, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd, Manipal University, Philips, PHFY (Hyderabad), JSS University, St.Johns Institute, Jain University, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, amongst others.

The conference was inaugurated by Dr P Satish Chandra, Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore and Dr Paul Salins, Director, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre and Narayana Hrudayalaya. The representatives present from the Maastricht UMC+ included Mr. Willem Walters, (Grant Office), Prof Jos Smith and Prof Dorine Collijn.

The two-day workshop Conference aimed at finding the thrust areas, which is of mutual interest between India and Europe.

 Dr. P. Satish Chandra, Director, NIMHANS, Bangalore spoke about the Global Collaborative Research in Healthcare and the major research areas to be focused on for Indian as well as global benefit. Dr Salins gave examples of great scientists who were able to contribute magnificently in the field of science and technology.

Mr. Walters introduced HORIZON-2020 and how it would benefit the researchers in India. He also highlighted the topics of interest to India to work on and two major topics discussed were on different sets of people, about the challenges and opportunities present in the field.

A networking session was organized in Cosmopolitan Club, Bangalore where the delegates discussed about the mutual interest and also learnt about the Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

On the second day of the workshop, Dr Navakanta Bhat, Professor, Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, shared his experience of Networking and funding for CeNSE and also discussed INUP (India Nanoelectronics User’s Programme). He also encouraged the delegates to visit the state of the art laboratory at IISc.

Mr. Walters spoke about writing a competitive proposal on healthcare related field and topics of interest for proposal.

The Conference concluded in presence of Dr. Gundu Rao, Visiting Professor from University of Minnesota who highlighted the importance of collaboration in this competitive world.

About BMS College of Engineering: The B. M. Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering – one of the most reputed engineering colleges in Bangalore, Karnataka, India was founded in 1946. It was one of the first private sector initiatives in technical education in India with the largest student population of engineering colleges in Karnataka, drawing students from all over the country and abroad. BMSCE offers a total of 38 programs at the Under graduate, Post graduate and Research level and have a total strength of 4700 students studying in the Institution currently.

Nearly 30,000 engineers around the world hail B. M. Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering forming their proud alumni base. One of the oldest engineering colleges in Karnataka, the institution celebrated its “Diamond Jubilee” in 2006. It is also known for the annual inter-collegiate Techno-Cultural festival UTSAV, one of the prominent student-managed fests in the country.

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