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Dated: Fri 14th September 2007 Posted by: S. Srinivasan

NRCFOSS conducted a half-day workshop on "FOSS in Chemistry" was held on 14th Sep '07 at AU-KBC

NRCFOSS, in association with the Life Sciences group of AU-KBC Research Centre, conducted a half-day workshop on "FOSS in Chemistry" to create an awareness of FOSS tools and packages of interest to colleges and research groups. The workshop was held at AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chromepet, Chenna from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs on Friday, 14th September 2007. There were twelve participants from different colleges in Chennai city.

Dr. S. Srinivasan, Project Scientist, NRCFOSS @ AU-KBC, and  Dr. K. Krishnamurty, Principal Investigator, Life Sciences Group, AU-KBC, briefed the participants about FOSS concepts, NRCFOSS activities and the relevance of FOSS in teaching and research, in particular related to Chemistry in under-graduate and post-graduate education. 

Dr. C Arunkumar  gave a detailed presentation on various software studied by him including Chemtool, GChemPaint, Xdrawchem, Chemical Calculator, etc. , and demonstrated their features. He also threw light on the additional features that could make the software more robust and highly useful.

During the ensuing discussions, Dr C N Krishnan, Director, AU-KBC & JT Coordinator, NRCFOSS, invited the audience feedback on their inclination to use FOSS and suggestions regarding further steps. The participants expressed a keen desire to learn more about FOSS options, plan further seminars and training workshops to use FOSS and take up FOSS-based projects.

List of Participants: 

Mrs. Karthikeyani                Guru Nanak College
Mrs. Sadhiya Banu            Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women
Dr. V. Jaisankar                L.N. Government College
Mr. Prince Edwin Das         Madras Christian College
Ms. T. Pavunambal           Meenakshi College for Women
Mrs. K Mallika                S.D.N.B. Vaishnav College
Dr. Rukmani Srinivasan     Stella Maris College
Dr. Mary N.L.                Stella Maris College
Dr. T. Eswara Yuvaraj          The New College
Ms. S. Selvi                Queen Mary's College
Ms. K.S. Meena                Queen Mary's College
Ms. Lily Margaret Priya       Women's Christian College

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