The Department of Basic Sciences is an interdisciplinary department of the Institute, which offers the subject "Applied Sciences". It is an interdisciplinary subject consisting of Physics, Material Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and recent trend in Engineering and Technology. “The Applied Sciences Lab was established in 2017 at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur by Dr. Aatish S. Daryapurkar”. The goal of Applied Sciences theory class is to increase the knowledge of a subject. Whereas, the purpose of Applied Sciences Laboratory is to verify or appreciate the knowledge that students gain in the class room by performing different type of experiments. Students should be able to use the knowledge gained in the class room to device solution, often technological to specific problems for betterment of our lives.
Experience in the Laboratory forms an important part of any undergraduate degree, providing training in soft skills such as record maintains, communication, teamwork and problem solving, in addition to learning about measurements and instrumentation.
Applied Sciences Laboratory is about unravelling the complexity of the phenomenon of effects to discover how and why it works. The contributions of basic sciences subject such as Physics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to solving global problems such as energy production, environmental protection, global warming and public health are essential and have an enormous impact on our society. These are an exciting and challenging field to study, requiring an adventurous and inquiring mind, and good mathematical abilities.
Richard Feynman says “The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific "truth." But what is the source of knowledge? Where do the laws that are to be tested come from? Experiment, itself, helps to produce these laws, in the sense that it gives us hints. But also needed is imagination to create from these hints the great generalizations-to guess at the wonderful, simple, but very strange patterns beneath them all and then to experiment to check again whether we have made the right guess”.
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