The J&K Women Science Congress is being held by The J&K State Council for Science Technology and Innovation, Department of Science and Technology J&K alternately in the Jammu and Kashmir regions of the state since last few years. These scientific congresses provide vibrant platform for sharing scientific knowledge between science experts (national as well as state level), academicians, scientists, scholars, students and policy planners. They also address critical issues in realizing the goal of promoting science and technology for the welfare of the society in general and the state in particular. As far as the Women Science Congresses are concerned, they deserve much importance keeping in view the role played by women in promoting science and technology at different levels. In this connection, The J&K State Council for Science Technology and Innovation, Department of Science and Technology J&K has entrusted the Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road Srinagar with the responsibility of organizing 5th session of J&K Women Science Congress. It is proposed that the 5th Session of the congress will be held on the focal theme of “Emerging Trends in Science: Role of Women” from 27-29 March 2018. The theme of the congress is apt as the rapid scientific developments coupled with the modern technological innovations are bringing the profound changes in our lives. .
Situated in the heart of Capital City Srinagar, Government College for Women is a premier institution of Higher Learning for women in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Established in 1950, the college has a glorious past with excellent academic track record and has played a pivotal role for women education and empowerment in the state. Presently this college is one of the few colleges in the country and so-far the only Degree College in the State of Jammu and Kashmir with NAAC Accredited Grade A, a testimony to the academic excellence and quality culture achieved and maintained by the College. The College joined the elite club of institution with facilities of satellite based education by setting up of an Edusat Hub for Kashmir valley in the College. We offer these students an exciting array of career-oriented programs that meet their demands and quality standards. GCW offers a holistic approach to education that provides students with opportunities to excel on campus in academics, student leadership and extra-curricular activities. Our faculty and staff is comprised of more than 200 dedicated professionals, working together to bring the best of standards to the classroom and the campus. Staff and faculty enthusiastically guide students to success with a commitment to excellence that has resulted in the establishment of valuable, student-centered resources such as the library and learning centers, the Career Development and the Information Administration Center. Administratively, the Higher Education Department of the State Jammu and Kashmir Government adjudicates College Administration under the direction of the College Principal, who directly acts as a liaison officeholder in the corridors of politico-bureaucratic setup and academics edifice of the Institution. The Commissioner, Higher Education is the Administrative Head while as Minister for Higher Education is the Political executive for aid and advice.
I learn that The Govt. College for Women, Cluster University, Srinagar, in Collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, J&K, is shortly organizing the J&K Women Science Congress to deliberate on “Emerging Trends in Science – Role of Women”.
The Projected science congress shall provide an excellent opportunity for the scientists in the colleges affiliated to the cluster University and in other institutions to meet, hear and interact with some of the leading women scientists and academicians from other parts of the country. Such events, which are also attended by students and teachers, contribute significantly towards the development of scientific temper in our educational institutions.
I wish high success to the Organizers of this Congress.
Jammu & Kashmir
It is a matter of pride for all of us in the Cluster University Srinagar that Govt. College for Women, M.A. Road is organizing the 5th Session of J&K Women Science Congress. Women have made important contributions in the advancement of mankind. Who can forget the contributions of Marie Curie in Chemistry and Emmy Noether in Mathematical Sciences? In our own State, women have left indelible mark in all spheres of life, whether it is administration, health, teaching or research. It was a proud moment for me when I learnt that more than 60% enrolled students in M. Phil/Ph. D research programmes are women in many Universities of the State.
In today’s science, the major advancements are made through interdisciplinary research and in this respect the Science Congress plays an important role as it brings together the whole scientific community working in diverse fields of science. J&K Women Science Congress is being held annually on the pattern of the Indian Science Congress where intensive deliberations are made on scientific and technological research achievements, in particular, at the regional level and towards the end recommendations are made and presented to the State Government for policy interventions and implementations.
Wishing all the success to the 5th J&K Women Science Congress and let me end with the quote from Marie Curie “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”.
Prof. Shiekh Javid Ahmad
It is indeed a matter of great honor for our college to host the 5th session of J&K Women Science Congress (JKWSC-2018) from 27-29th March 2018. The organization of such events has always been on priority of the college, keeping in view the dire need of developing scientific temper and research aptitude among the faculty and students of the college. The congress will also provide a platform to the female scientists to share their research findings with their counterparts and thus play a pivotal role in building their confidence. I am sanguine that the congress shall succeed in advocating the need for popularizing latest scientific trends and innovations among the women in general and students in particular so that we match our steps with the global march of progress and prosperity. I wish the congress all the success.Principal
Prof. Shaheen Altaf
Organizing Secretary's Message
Girls with dreams become Women with vision
Women in general need to be self reliant and need necessary fillip to excel at various fronts. In today's world, there is a strong need to create a conducive atmosphere for women to enter science and technological fields, and also to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among women scientists. Govt. Women's College M.A.Road in collaboration with the State Department of Science & Technology is helping to bring women scientists of the state together and guide them to the positions of leadership.
The three day event has been organised to bring women to the forefront by showcasing their work in different areas of science & technology and empower women beyond measure, and beautiful beyond description.
I wish all the participants a great success.
Dr. Kousar Bhat