“SPECIES” the-intercollegiate competition organized by the Department of Zoology had a humble beginning about a decade and a half ago. This was organized as an annual affair even before a central committee on departmental festivals was set up. We, the students and the faculty had chalked five events for Species-2013.
The events are as follows: Crossword, Dumb charades, Photography, Pick and speak, and Quiz.
Another feature was an EXHIBITION which showcased the peculiar, uncommon & interesting specimens of our humble museum. In addition a collection of cancer specimens from KIDWAI hospital and brain specimens of various neurological
disorders from NIMHANS were also on display. A live glass beehive and an aquarium were also additional attractions.
The guest colleges participated in Species-2013 were: Jyothi Nivas College, Garden City College, Vijaya College, Basavanagudi, B M S College for Women, SSMRV College, RJS College, NMKRV college for women, Jayanagar, Garden City College, Oxford College, Al-Ameen College, M E S College Malleshwaram and Kristu Jayanthi College.
The event ended with a talk by Dr Harish Bhat, a Biodiversity expert from IISc, Bangalore and various colorful cultural programmes by CBZ/ BCZ students.
A sense of togetherness and team work developed among the volunteers, which percolated even after the festival was over. We are sure that the guest participants also had a feeling of fellowship and learnt something during the festival.
It was, and is encouraging to acknowledge the unstinted support of the management through all these years.
We hope that the spirit of competition, camaraderie and co-operation will continue through “SPECIES”………………..