The Department of Biotechnology hosted it’s Annual Fest, OPERON on August 27 2013, welcoming colleges from around the city to participate in various events. Neighbouring colleges like Jyothi Nivas, St.Josephs as well as those colleges across the city like MES, Kristu Jayanti, NMKRV, Vijaya College, BMS, Garden City, BHS and Oxford rendered quite a number of participants.
The programme for the day started at 9:30 AM with an invocation song. This was followed by a short documentary made by the final year Biotech students depicting the highlights of Biotechnology department. Various nail-biting events like Master cracker, debate and Potpourri showed maximum number of participants. The event Marketing Genius portrayed entrepreneurship, however amateur, in the students.
Apart from textbook knowledge, participants were also tested in their creativity in art and poetry in events like Techtooning and Synthesizing Shakespeare. Winners from the latter events proved that one can be an all-rounder in the field of science as well as art simultaneously. The events of the day were carried out smoothly under the guidance of Dr Suma S, the faculty Coordinator of OPERON 2013. Prizes were distributed during the valedictory function by Dr. Nanjegowda, Dean of Science, Dr.Louis George, Associate Dean of Science and Prof Baby Mathew, ex COE.
A brilliant cultural performance was put up by the students of the Biotechnology department. St.Josephs College of Arts and Science was awarded the overall trophy. The vote of thanks was rendered by the OPERON student Coordinator Michelle DSouza. All in all, happy memories were created that day, memories which one will never forget.