The Student of the Honours Department of Physics , Tulasi Women’s College , Kendrapara, went on a study tour under the guidance of Prof. Brahmananda Sethi, Miss Diptimayee Routray, Miss Arpita Kanungo, Mrs. Monalisha Sahoo and Sri Biswaprakash Sahoo to Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC), Planetarium and Raj Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 07.01.2020.
They visited different sections of computer laboratories and computer data base system server functioning therein. The students attended a computer awareness programme specially organized by OCAC to educate and enlighten students on multiple database and digitalized programmes of the Government of Odisha. Senior System Analyst Sj. Manasranjan Pati demonstrated different programmes based on computer application through power point presentation (PPT). Though it was an aware-long programme the students got an exposure to the advance and applied data management system. It was really an exciting and rewarding visit. The next visit was paid to the Pathani Samant Planetarium located at Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar. The students watched the audio visual programme inside the planetarium hall and got practical experience of the functioning of the solar system. It was really an exciting and rewarding visit for physics Honours students.
The study tour concluded with a visit to the premises of the Governer’s house, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. The students were captivated to see a large garden comprising multiple varieties of rose plants and other beautiful flower plants.
Impact of the Tour: The said study tour has greatly impacted the students academically, mentally, morally and spiritually. The stereotyped and monotonous classroom activity fails to instill and infuse a feeling of thrill and excitement of reading science . The Study tour gave them a hands-on experience at applying their knowledge in the practical fields. This tour also gave them an exposure to fast changing field of science and technology.
Students Feedback:The students expressed their satisfaction over tour. They narrated their delightful and exciting experience of during the visit. Some of them expressed their desire to go for a course in MCA and P.G in corresponding honours subject after graduation. Some of the students are desired to do research on space and satellite communication system after post graduation (P.G).
Future Plan:The Department plans to conduct further study tour to different centers and institutions related to their area of studies preferably to Institute of Physics (IOP) BBSR and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) BBSR.