A three day meet of North East Astronomers, jointly organized by the University and Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, was held at St. Anthony’s College, Shillong from 5th to 7th October, 2017.
The aim of the meet was to bring together young and highly motivated students, researchers, and college and university teachers of the North- East region, working or intending to take up research in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics and related topics, on a single platform to simulate discussions and collaborations.
The three day meet started at 9:30 am on 5th October 2017 with a very brief inaugural session in which Br. (Dr.) Albert L. Dkhar, Principal, St. Anthony’s College gave the welcome speech, Dr. Monmoyuri Baruah, convener NEMA III and HOD, Physics, ADBU, gave an overview of NEMA III and Prof. Ranjeev Misra, IUCAA, explained the aim and objectives of NEMA series.
The talks in the sessions were delivered by faculty members, research scholars, project fellows and post graduate students from various institutions. The meet had five technical sessions comprising a total of 25 talks and 41 participants including faculty members, research scholars and students from different Universities and Colleges of North East India. The universities and colleges included Assam University, Cotton University, Tezpur University, Gauhati University, Manipur University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, North Eastern Hill University, Hojai College, Assam Don Bosco University.
A feedback session was conducted by Prof. Ranjeev Misra at the end of the 5th Technical Session, where participants expressed their satisfaction a new found interest in pursuing higher research in the area of Astrophysics. The meet ended with a vote of thanks from the convenor Dr. Monmoyuri Baruah.