7 - 8 Feb 2020 | Gurgaon

21st century science faces one of its biggest challenges in solving the energy crisis: procuring safe, clean and sustainable energy for the human race. 200 years of industrial and technological advancement powered by fossil fuels has put the entire civilization at the brink of extinction: rising air and water pollution coupled with global warming. Hence, the transition from fossil fuels to solar and renewable energy is need of the hour.


This symposium aims to bring together leaders from industry, research organisations and academia to discuss energy conservation and the challenges and opportunities in the solar and renewable energy sector and envision the road to its future


GD Goenka University is one of the top ranked Private University in India ​offering programs from diploma to doctoral level in various disciplines. The University focuses on holistic development of students through inclusive, innovative, and value-based education and research.

The University follows an interdisciplinary research-based teaching learning pedagogy where students are encouraged to take learning from the level of Remembering to Creating. All students are exposed to project work from the very first semester through a 3 -credit course called Inter Disciplinary Project where students from various fields, skill sets and perspectives get together and work on providing solutions for a real world problem. This inculcates qualities such as leadership, teamwork, research abilities, time management and communication skills.

The faculty members are highly qualified and handpicked from the top institutions from India and abroad such as IITs, IISc, MDI, FMS, Iowa State University USA, KTH Sweden, University of Sydney Australia, University of Manitoba Canada, Technical University of Clausthal Germany, Florida University USA, University of Wisconsin USA Barcelona Institute of Architecture Spain to name a few. They have rich research experience and international exposure.


School of Basic & Applied Sciences (SoBAS), officially launched on 22nd February 2019, is functional since 2013 under the aegis of School of Engineering at G D Goenka University. The school is engaged in creation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of basic and applied sciences through innovative teaching-learning practices and cutting-edge research. At present, there are 5 departments housed in SoBAS viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Forensic Science leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral programmes, that aim to provide students with a strong foundation in fundamental principles of science and foster them to apply this knowledge to real-life problems


Dr. Arun. K. Tripathi

Director General, NISE, MNRE, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Dr. Tobias Winter

Director, Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO), New Delhi

Shri R. K. Rai

Secretary, BEE, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Prof. Amritanshu Shukla

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Amethi, UP

Prof. Subhas Thota

Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, Assam

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 (15th October 2020)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Introduction to the symposium with Saraswati Vandana and GDGU video
10:15 am – 10:25am Welcome Address by Prof. (Dr.) R.K Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University
10:25 am – 10:35 am Address by Prof. (Dr.) Suku Bhaskaran, President, GD Goenka University Address by Prof. (Dr.) ___, Pro Vice Chancellor, GD Goenka University
10:35 am – 10:55 am Keynote Talk I by Dr. ___
10:55 am – 11:15 am Keynote Talk II by Dr. A.K. Tripathi, Director General, NISE, Faridabad
11:15 am – 11:45 am Introduction and talk by Dr. Radovan Kopecek, Managing Director, International Solar Energy Research Centre, Konstanz, Germany
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Distinguished lecture by Shri R. K. Rai, Secretary, BEE, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, New Delhi
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Dr. Amritanshu Shukla, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Amethi, UP
12:45 pm – 1:45pm Dr. Amritanshu Shukla, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Amethi, UP
1:45pm – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Prof Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar, Vice-Chancellor, Bennett University
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Power Talk by Dr. Subhash Thota, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, Assam
3:50 pm End of Day 1
Day 2 (16th October 2020))
10:00 am – 10:05 am Welcome
10:05 am – 10:35 am Keynote Talk I Dr. Tobias Winter, Director, Indo-German Energy Forum
10:35 am – 10:55 am Keynote Talk II by Shri Rameshwar, Project Head, HAREDA, Govt of Haryana
10:55 am – 11:25 am Prof. Dr. P.B Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Gurgaon
11.25 am – 11.55 am Dr. Schmidt Lucas, Professor, Konstanz University, Germany
11:55am – 12:25 pm Mr. Gaurang Sethi, Vice President, Azure Power, New Delhi
12:25pm- 12:55 pm Dr. D. K. Aswal, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
1:00- 2:00 PM 1:00- 2:00 PM
2:00-3:30 PM Oral and Poster Presentation (Parallel Sessions)
3:30- 4:00 PM Valedictory Ceremony
Concluding Remarks by Prof. (Dr.) R.K Thakur, Dean, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, GD Goenka University
Vote of Thanks by Dr. Sonika Sethi

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