Pale Blue Dot is the Public Lecture Series that IIT Palakkad organises jointly with the Palakkad District Library and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. The series features eminent professionals and academicians engaging with the general public on a wide range of topics in science and technology. The confluence of cultures that characterises this border region is the perfect locale for a regular assemblage of intellectually stimulating interactions, encouraging us to question the known and explore the unknown. As a young institute, we look forward to participate in, learn from, and contribute to the vibrant intellectual and cultural life of this region and we consider the lecture series to be a step towards that.
Event 3 | 17 July 2020
Learning Online: Opportunities and Challenges
Shri. K. Anvar Sadath
Chief Executive Officer, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE)
Prof. Andrew Thangaraj (IIT Madras)
National MOOCs Coordinator for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) in the Swayam project of the MHRD.
YouTube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnEpbsd3g0M
Event 2 | 29 February 2020
Global Climate Change: Causes, Concerns and Commitments
Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan
Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
Event 1 | 24 January 2020
Why evolution is central to both biology and our lives
Prof. Amitabh Joshi