CSIR-BCSIR Joint Workshop on "Chemical Metrology"
15-16 January 2015
A two day joint workshop on “Chemical Metrology”, under the CSIR,India-BCSIR, Bangladesh S&T cooperation, was organized at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi during 15-16 January, 2015. Dr. Amitava Sengupta, Acting Director, CSIR-NPL inaugurated the workshop. The BCSIR delegation was comprised Dr. Md. Tofazzal Hossain, Member (S&T), BCSIR; Mr. Reaz Mohammad Mazumdar, Scientist, BCSIR and Md. Moniruzzaman, Scientific Officer, BCSIR. Over 30 scientists participated in this bilateral workshop. The aim of the workshop was to identify joint projects for implementation, develop mechanisms for scientific exchanges and provide opportunities for training BCSIR researchers at CSIR institutes in the area of “Chemical Metrology”.
The BCSIR delegates found the workshop very informative & interactive and felt that it was necessary for DRICM, BCSIR to have close cooperation with CSIR-NPL, New Delhi. CSIR assured the BCSIR delegation of providing all necessary support for developing their Infrastructure and expertise in the area of Chemical Metrology by offering long term training to young scientists for capacity building, organizing joint workshops, sending CSIR experts to Bangladesh to deliver lectures on Chemical Metrology.
A visit to the Metrology facilities of CSIR-NPL, New Delhi was arranged for the BCSIR delegation on the 16 January, 2015.
Participants of the CSIR-BCSIR Joint Workshop on Chemical Metrology
On this occasion, a Working programme of S&T cooperation for the period 2014-2017 was also signed between the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India and the Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh. The areas identified for cooperation include Materials Science, Chemical Metrology, Pharmaceutical Science & Technology with emphasis on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Medicinal Plants and their derivatives & Polymer Science & Technology
The Working programme was signed by Dr. Amitava Bandopadhyay, Head , International S & T Affairs Directorate, CSIR (on the right )& Dr. Md. Tofazzal Hossain, Member (S&T), BCSIR (on the left) on 15 Jan 2015
CSIR and BCSIR are planning to organise a series of joint workshops/meetings in the mutually identified areas of cooperation in the next two years in order to engage in fruitful collaboration between the two sides.