Talk on "Vigilance overview: Importance and awareness".

Speaker: Prof. Nandkishore, the chief vigilance officer of IIT Bombay.

Title: Vigilance overview: Importance and awareness.

Abstract:Vigilance is an important component of all organizations. Indian Institutes of Technologies are Autonomous Organizations which directly report to Central Vigilance Commission and Vigilance Section of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Country on vigilance related matters. Preventive Vigilance is the main objective the Vigilance Section of any organization. Therefore it is important to be aware of various aspects of vigilance, for us, especially in educational organizations. Each IIT has a Chief Vigilance Officer, who is an extended arm of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), and is a link between CVC and IIT. The lecture will cover an overview of Vigilance including procedures on dealing with vigilance related matters, matters which fall under vigilance, role of CVO and CVC, and need of preventive vigilance.

Speaker Bio: Prof. Nand Kishore is currently Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. He was head of the Department from December 2008 to December 2011. He did M Sc (Chemistry) from Guru Nanak Dev University in 1983.After completing his PhD (Chemistry) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1989, he received postdoctoral training at Yale University, U.S.A. (1989-1991) and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A. (1991-1992). He joined as faculty at IIT Bombay in 1992. He has been Guest Research Scientist several times at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A.afterwards. His research interests include understanding physical chemistry underlying the biologically important systems. His research group has contributed to the thermodynamic characterization of protein folding intermediates, drug-protein interactions, protein-solvent interactions, and prevention of fibrilization of proteins by using a combination of calorimetric and spectroscopic techniques. He has published 117 papers in international journals of repute in the areas of Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry and Biochemistry. He has delivered several plenary and invited lectures in national and international conferences. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Protein and Peptide Letters and Indian Journal of Chemistry Section-A. He is Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India. He was President of the Indian Chemical society, Mumbai Branch from 2010 to 2012. He has received The Rev. Fr. L. M. Yedanapally Memorial Award for the Year 2011 for contribution to research in Physical chemistry by Indian Chemical Society. He is also currently the Chief Vigilance Officer of IIT Bombay and IIT Dharwad.

Event Date: 06th February, 2019(Wednesday)

Event Time: 02:30 PM

Venue: Room 115
IIT Dharwad, Karnataka

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