Plasma Outreach Programme
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (Tamilnadu)
10-14 July, 2023

IPR Outreach conducted a week-long scientific outreach programme at the Department of Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore during 10-14 July, 2023.  This is IPR’s second outreach activity in the state of Tamilnadu.  The programme consisted of an exhibition on plasma, its applications as well as introductory talks on plasma for visiting students.

The event was inaugurated by Prof. V. Selvarajan, eminent plasma physicist and former HoD of Physics, Bharathiar University. The function was presided over by Dr. K Srinivasan (HoD Physics) and Prof. F. X. Lovelina Little Flower (Syndicate Member). The event was coordinated by Prof. G. Shanmugavelayutham of the Dept of Physics, Bharathiar University.

For this exhibition, 67 UG, PG and Research Scholars of the Dept of Physics, Bharathiar University were trained by IPR team to explain the exhibits to visiting students in their local language.  

The concluding function was organized on 14th July, 2023 and was attended by Prof. K. Murugavel (Registrar, BU) and Prof. K Ramachandran (UGC Professor, Dept of Physics)

Over 2300 students and general public visited the exhibition at Bharathiar University.

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View of the exhibition of Plasma and its applications at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Inauguration of the event (Clockwise) Dr. K Srinivasan (HoD Physics), Dr. Ravi A V Kumar (IPR), Prof. V. Selvarajan and Prof. G. Shanmugavelayutham speaking during the inauguration. Professor Selvarajan opening the exhibition.
Prof. Selvarajan and Prof. F. X. Lovelina Little Flower visiting the exhibition

Introducing plasma to visiting students

Student volunteers trained by IPR team explaining the exhibits to the visitors

IPR staff introducing plasma and training the volunteers

Feedback about the exhibition from visiting students

Students of some of the schools/colleges in Coimbatore that visited the exhibition

IPR team with the scientific volunteers from Department of Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

© IPR, 2023