Making Applied Science easy

By Dr.Atul Kumar,
Professor & Dean, School of Applied Science


"Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness? The simple answer runs: because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it."
  --  Albert Einstein

As Aptly propounded by Albert Einstein, Applied Science makes life easier and better as its applications in Engineering & Technology leads to the development and manufacturing of devices that makes life better, but it lacks the joys of problem solving which scientists get when they solve the problems related to the functioning of our universe.

Traditionally, study of Science or Natural Science includes disciplines such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Life Science, Computer Science, Statistics and Economics. Applied Science is basically the application of laws of Science to solve problems in existing and emerging disciplines. Applied Science is used to design and develop useful things for mankind and also plays a pivotal role in technology and its development. Various fields of engineering are closely related with applied science.

It has been noted that over the last 50 years a number of new branches of science in the form of applied sciences and engineering have emerged. Besides well established traditional engineering branches (civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, industrial, computer science and electronics & communication) a large number of specific engineering branches have emerged in last decade in India. These include Information technology, Aeronautical, Mechatronics, Bio – Engineering, Nano-Engineering, Aerospace, Genetics, Military, Software Engineering etc. Such new branches are multi and inter disciplinary in nature and train students in a specific domain of engineering discipline.

Applied science has played a very important and crucial role in the development of various engineering disciplines and will continue to play a pivotal role in inventing new engineering branches. Following the same spirit we at School of Applied Sciences have launched three M.Sc programmes in Nano-technology, Computational Mathematics and Bio-technology to attract meritorious students.