Scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee C.N.R. Rao will interact with pre-university students to orient them towards research in basic sciences in the Rang Mandir in Bidar on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Prof. Rao, who is the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, will inaugurate the Internet of Things (IoT) laboratory and Centre of Excellence at the Bheemanna Khandre Institute of Technology in Bhalki remotely from the Akka Mahadevi College for Women in Bidar. He will also lay the foundation stone for Makkala Mahamane, a hostel for poor meritorious students, to be built by the Kalyan Karnataka Pratishtana at Mamankeri on the outskirts of Bidar.
Channabasappa Halahalli, president of District Development Forum, said Prof. Rao would speak on the need to motivate more students to take up research in basic science and how research and academics can be promising careers.
The Karnataka Rajya Vigyan Parishat, Karnataka Rashtriya Education Society, Shaheen Education Society, BKIT and K.K. Pratishtana are jointly organising the programmes.