The Department of Life Sciences had organized a talk by Dr K R Shivanna, INSA Senior Scientist, Ashoka Trust for Research in Environment and Ecology (ATREEE) Foundation, Bangalore as a part of “Memorial Lecture series on National Personalities” on 1 March 2019. Dr Shivanna shared his experiences and views about the national personalities Dr.Panchannan Maheshwari and Dr.Birbal Sahani. He also spoke about the importance of research and contribution of these scientist to research fields. The talk was followed by open discussion, question and answer session that were highly beneficial to the students.
Thursday, 5 December 2019
A rural exposure camp was held at Yeldur on 22 and 23 November 2019, as part of Centre for Social Actions (CSA) initiative to look in to the socio-economic conditions of the people living there and assessing their progresses towards development. The camp was held for 2 BCZ students coordinated by Dr.P.Manikantan and Mrs.Parvathy. Valuable inputs about the socio-economic life of the rural people were given by the coordinator Mr Anjan. He discussed about the conditions of the villages to visit, the rules to abide by and the issues that to tackle, as well as the stereotypes existing in the life of rural people. He also mentioned how previous batches had managed to ensure that the evils like child marriage were curbed, how women are encouraged to undergo delivery in hospitals and primary health centres so as to receive post-natal care, and how they had managed to improve the number of children pursuing their higher studies. The camp visualized the main problems currently faced by the villages including lack of awareness of the advantages of completing higher studies as well as maintaining cleanliness and hygiene.
Friday, 13 September 2019
Report on “Exhibition Of Teaching Materials” organized by department of Life Sciences in support with Centre For Social Action On September 12, 2019
Life Science Association, Department of Life Sciences in collaboration with Centre for Social Action, arranged a one day exhibition of teaching materials prepared for underprivileged children of schools on 12 September 2019. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Anish Nag, Coordinator of Life Science Association. The students of first year BCB presented various forms of teaching materials such as charts, posters, models etc. Students and faculty of other departments also visited the stalls.
Monday, 9 September 2019
The Department of Life Sciences had organized a Guest lecture on Stem Cells- a Life Saving treatment” by Dr Sachin Suresh Jadhav, Group Head, Hematology and BMT, HCG Group of Hospitals in collaboration with DKMS, Germany and BMST, Bangalore on 19 August 2019. The event was conducted in Sky View, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) under the guidance of Dr Suma S, Associate Professor, Dept of Life Sciences. Dr Sachin explained the need to donate stem cells as there is a huge need for stem cell transplant for cancer patients. He elaborated on bone marrow transplant and the numerous applications of stem cells. Ms Shalini Gambhir, Head of Donor Recruitment & Data Management at DKMS BMST Foundation India, talked on the significance of stem cell registry. The students had lot of queries in this regard and it turned out to be a very interactive session.
The Life Science Association and Placement Cell of Department of Life Sciences had jointly organized a guest lecture entitled “Lifecycle of a Drug and Emerging Career Opportunities for Biosciences Students” as a part of the Corporate Interface Connect as well as placement initiative on 3rd September 2019. The organizing faculty Coordinator was Dr Anish Nag and the resource person was Dr S S Easwaran, Academic Director, Biocon Academy, Bangalore. The talk was held in the Sky view, Central Block, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Dr. Easwaran discussed about the trends and career opportunities for students in Biotechnology industries. Faculty members and students interacted with Dr. Easwaran with respect to career prospects for life science students.
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
The Electronics Club of the Department of Physics and Electronics had organised “Excitino” an Exhibition of Arduino projects on Wednesday 29 August 2019 in the Pathway of the University Main Campus. The objective of the exhibition was to enable the students to design and assemble a working model of an electronic system using Arduino development board. This exhibition was planned and executed by the V semester B.Sc. PME and CME students under the guidance of the faculty members of the department.
There were a total of 120 projects displayed encompassing various application areas of our day today life. The students demonstrated their working projects with a model, chart and a few animations on their laptop computers. There were very interesting projects like smart escalator, smart dust bin, smart blind stick, Mini games on LCD module, soft drink and water dispensers, smart street lights, home automation, security systems, mechanical display unit, digital thermometer, temperature and moisture monitoring systems, smart traffic controllers, obstacle detecting robot, etc. Along with these, the crowd pulling attraction was the Nitro engine aircraft RPM counter project with a small but functioning aircraft.
The exhibition attracted a large number of visitors that included students from first and second year CME and PME classes, students from other deaneries, faculty from other departments, staff members from various offices and centres of the University. Dr. George Thomas, Dean of Science, visited the stalls put up in the pathway, interacted with the students and shared encouraging words with the students. The faculty members of the department were present during the exhibition and monitored the whole programme.
It was a great learning experience for the students by designing and constructing a working model, they also enjoyed explaining the concept and applications of their work to the visitors. The hands on experience of electronics projects made them excited to do better work in their next semester.
The Electronics Club sincerely thanks the Management for providing such an encouraging opportunity and permission to organise this exhibition in a grand and fruitful manner.
Friday, 23 August 2019
Report on the stem cell donor registration drive organized by the dept of life sciences, christ (deemed to be university) in collaboration with dkms, germany & bmst, bangalore on aug 19, 2019
The Department of Life Sciences had organized a Stem Cell Registry Drive under the guidance of Dr Suma S, Associate Professor, Dept of Life Sciences in collaboration with A DKMS, Germany and BMST, Bangalore on 19 August 2019. Ms. Shalini Gambhir, BMST Head of Donor Recruitment and Communications and her team of volunteers with Mr. Vysakh Shaji as the Lead were in charge of training the volunteers involved in the program on the importance of becoming potential stem cell donors and the procedures involved during the registration process like filling up registration forms, administration of the buccal swab, barcoding of the samples, etc. The Lead student Coordinator from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was Ms Vibha Bharadwaj of final year BCZ. She was assisted by a team of 20 other student volunteers. A total of 141 entries were registered during the drive. This was a positive move towards a social cause - of helping cancer and thalassemia patients who may need stem cells for transplant.