Sunday 9 February 2014


“Learning never stops within the four walls of the classroom; beyond this exists reality, which gives us the birds’ view”

The Department of Biotechnology, in association with Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences & National Academy of Sciences,successfully organised a 2-day lecture workshop on “The Recent Advances in Biology”, with an overwhelming response from 13 participating colleges and 150 participants. The journey spanned from 31st January to 1st February, consisting of 7 eminent speakers from reputed institutions. Both the days encapsulated interesting talks from excellent scientists and ignited the young minds. Day one started off with an inaugural session, covering messages by Rev. Dr. (Fr.) Col. Thomas. C. Mathew – our beloved V.C, , Prof.RaghavendraGadagkar-the first speaker, Prof.Vasantha V. L – the Staff co-ordinator of this workshop and Dr. Suma S-Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology. 

It then continued with the talks lined up for the day. Day two also had a host of interesting talks by excellent speakers and ended with a silver lining – the valedictory programme. This last segment of the workshop had inspiring talks by Prof. Umesh Varshney-the convener of this workshop and Dr. Louis George-Associate Dean and the HOD. It all finally ended with energetic performances by creative students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of Biotechnology.

All in all, this 2-day learning experience can be encapsulated in just one line : such workshops certainly inspire the students and this workshop has successfully made the students dream bigger and better!!!

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