COHERENCE, a two-day annual symposium was recently jointly organized by the Shape Your Thought Club and Junior Science Club of University of Hyderabad (UoH). The event was inaugurated by Prof K.V.A Ramaiah, Dean, School of Life Sciences. He addressed the audience by speaking about the true meaning of COHERENCE and extending it to the various systems around us.

The first day of the event had presentations from various disciplines like health psychology, neural and cognitive sciences and optometry. The talks were successful in bridging the gap between various subjects like biology and mathematics, language sciences, to name a few.

Prof. KVA Ramaiah

Prof. KVA Ramaiah

The second day was packed with a plethora of events like camp diaries, informational talk on internship opportunities, as well as other interesting presentations. The highlight of the day was the keynote speech by Prof Amba Kulkarni from Department of Sanskrit Studies about “The concepts of Recursion and Iteration in Ancient Indian Texts” which was truly an enriching experience.

All streams of study were represented with presentations by students from physics, chemistry, political sciences, and computer sciences. The audience actively interacted with the speakers all through the event initiating discussions about the topics presented.

A session by RUBAROO- The Youth Collective, an NGO dealing with mental well-being about creating safe spaces for youth was also held. It was apt for the situation as the audience mainly consisted of budding youngsters.


The day ended with a cultural event that was a grand success with songs of different genres being performed. There was also a poetry recital by the students.

Prize winners of the pre-Coherence events like quiz, creative writing, and JAM were awarded along with the best presenters of Coherence 2018.

All in all, this year’s Coherence was a grand success in bringing together students from different backgrounds thanks to the coherent efforts of the student community.

-Contributed by Team COHERENCE 2018