Director’s Message

Dr. H.K.Pathak
Director, CBS

Director’s message

Basic Sciences are one of the oldest academic disciplines. They are considered the basis in learning and understanding the other science subjects. Basic science is fundamental science. A number of examples from the past can be given where a discovery in fundamental science has led to a major economic development.

Even the industrial revolution of the 17th century had its origin in basic science. Basic Sciences contribute in all branches of Engineering, Industry, Management, and Metrology and Research. We can bring revolution in our Education, Industry and latest Modern Technologies, if we have good scientists in Basic Sciences. Some scientists devote their entire lives to understanding and describing key experimental phenomena in their fields of study: that is, they engage in “basic science”. Basic science researchers study the most fundamental elements of life - what makes a cell divide and conquer, the makeup of genes, the mysteries of DNA, and so much more - to advance existing scientific knowledge. History has shown that the building blocks of basic science can provide unexpected answers and tools that find important applications in engineering and medicine. The round table on “The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development”, held during the 33rd session of UNESCO’s General Conference, gathered some 50 ministers responsible for science policy from about 50 countries. In his opening speech, the Director-General of the Organization, Koïchiro Matsuura, underlined the need for governments to “re-evaluate the priority they give to science education and scientific research and their impact on overall development policies.” He added that “science leads to technological advances and economic benefits that offer unique opportunities to meet basic human needs, reduce poverty, protect the environment and improve the quality of life.”

Participants emphasized the need in Member States for capacity building in the basic sciences “as the platform for knowledge-based development”. Capacity building is also required in information and communication technology in the developing countries in order to reduce the “digital divide”. In addition, they noted that “investment in research areas of the basic sciences should be driven by national and regional priorities”.

  • The aim of center of Basic Sciences is to pursue excellence in teaching and research by developing appropriate curricula and teaching practices, acquiring talented faculty and providing an environment conducive to teaching and learning. The center provides service to the entire University, from undergraduate students to graduate students in Basic Sciences courses and other departments which need to upgrade the quantitative skills in Basic Sciences of their students.

  • It is absolutely in the interest of the State of Chhattisgarh and the Nation as a whole to have a Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences. Such a center will spearhead research not only in the less advanced branches of basic or fundamental sciences but also augment research activities aimed at solving problems of the industry and the society.

  • Director, CBS