Wednesday, 27 February 2019

REPORT ON THE GOLDEN JUBILEEE NATIONAL SCIENCE EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THE DEANERY OF SCIENCES on January 7, 2019

The Deanery of Sciences organized the Golden Jubilee National Science exhibition on January 7, 2019 in the Main Campus of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the different colleges and Universities across India actively participated in the exhibition. A total of 70 teams representing the seven domains of sciences, viz. Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Life Sciences took part in the exhibition. There was a total of 26 external college teams, including few from outside Karnataka.

             The exhibition was inaugurated by the Honorable Vice Chancellor of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Fr Dr Thomas C Mathew. Dr T V Joseph, Coordinator of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Deanery of Sciences, Dr Suma S, National Science Exhibition Coordinator, Dr Surendra Kulkarni, Dean of Science, Dr George Thomas, Associate Dean of Science and the HODs and faculty of various Science departments were present for the inauguration.  The students showcased their talents in various domains of Science by way of exhibits spread across 12 stalls. One stall was dedicated to Innovations by Christities. The judges of the exhibition included prominent scientists from industry and academia. The Prize distribution ceremony was conducted in Sky View, Central Block of the Main Campus. Dr T V Joseph distributed prizes to the winners. Three teams from each domain were given cash prizes – Rs 3000 (First prize), Rs 2000 (Second Prize) and Rs 1000 (Third Prize). The students appreciated the practical learning experience obtained from the National Science Exhibition.







REPORT ON BIOGALA 2019, WORKSHOP and INTERCOLLEGIATE FEST ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON JANUARY 21, 22, 2019.

‘Biogala’, a celebration of life, was organized by the Department of Life Sciences, to mark the Golden Jubilee celebration of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The theme of the Workshop on Day 1 was RECENT TRENDS IN LIFE SCIENCES. The second day was allotted for the Intercollegiate competitions.  The Coordinator of the 2 day event was Prof. Vasantha V L. The event started with an inaugural ceremony which was graced by the presence of Fr. Dr. Col. Thomas C. Mathew, Vice Chancellor, Fr. Jobi Xavier Chief Finance Officer and Head of the department of LifeSciences, faculty members and students of the department. The inaugural address was given by the Chief Guest, Dr. Chenna Reddy Aswath. Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural research, Bengaluru.
Day 1 of Biogala comprised of talks by various renowned speakers from distinguished institutes. The first speaker of the session was Dr. Chenna Reddy Aswath from Indian Institute of Horticultural research (Bengaluru),  followed by Dr. Seetha Krishnan from Syngene, Dr. Abhraham Verghese from ICAR-NBAIR, Mr. Vibhava Shukla from Biocon and Dr. Senthil Kumar Radhakrishnan from GPS Institute of Agricultural management. After the lecture series Poster presentation was conducted. The day ended with a valedictory session during which the winners of the poster presentation were announced.
The inter-collegiate fest was held on day 2 of Biogala. There were various colleges from Bangalore and outside Bangalore participating in various events with a total of 110 students. Events for the day included- Quiz, Treasure Hunt, Marketing Genius, Flower arrangement, Sketching, JAM and True Detective. After the end of all the events, cultural celebrations were held. The valedictory session was held for the distribution of prizes and certificates.






REPORT ON THE GUEST LECTURE ON “CAREER PROSPECTS IN GENOMICS” BY HITESH GOSWAMI AND AVINASH DHAR, BIONIVID – A COLLABORATIVE VENTURE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES AND BIONIVID ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019



An invited talk was organized by the Dept of Life Sciences in collaboration with BIONIVID on February 11, 2019 in Room No 911,Central Block, Main Campus of CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The Dean of Science, Dr Surendra Kulkarni gave the Welcome address. Mr Hitesh Goswami and Mr Avinash Dhar delivered talks on the topics “Career Prospects in Genomics” and “Genomics in Everyday Life” respectively. The talk was attended by the undergraduate students of BSc. BCZ. BCB, CBZ and the final year MSc Biotechnology students. The aim of the talk was to stress the importance of genomics in the world of science and technology today. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Suma S, Associate Professor, Dept of Life Sciences who coordinated the session. The students enthusiastically participated in the query session too.









REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ALUMNI MEET HELD ON 26 JANUARY 2019





The Department of Life Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) had organized its alumni meeting session on 26 January 2019. The official gathering started by 10.00 am in the Zoology Laboratory (Department of Life Sciences) and was graced with the presence of alumni from various older batch students of the department. The function started Dr Suma, Alumni Coordinator and Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, welcoming the gathering. It was followed by the welcome address delivered by honourable Head of the Department, Fr. Jobi Xavier, who briefed the alumni regarding the recent developments and introduction of research courses (MPhil and Ph.D) in the department. It was followed by short session of alumni interaction and cake cutting as a token of gratitude to the alumni. The meeting was concluded at 11.00 am with group photo session. The short alumni meeting held in the department clearly paved a platform for interacting with alumni from different batches of the department.






Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Report on Awareness Campaign 2019 Organized by Department of Physics and Electronics



An awareness campaign on e-waste and its management, Hazards of mobile phone radiation, Renewable energy sources was organised on 1 February 2019, by the Electronics Club, an association of Electronics students. 

The annual awareness campaign has an objective to enable students to understand the concept, gather information from various sources, analyze it and prepare it for the presentation. It also aims at developing the interpersonal skills among students.

The students from II year BSc (PME and CME) classes under the guidance of the faculty members of the department participated in the campaign held in the University main campus. There were 46 teams, about 130 students, showcasing their ideas in the form of charts and explaining their respective topics to the visitors. The students from other classes, other deaneries and faculty members from other departments interacted with the student volunteers during the campaign.

The campaign helped the participating teams to learn about the need for effective e-waste management, renewable energy sources and helped in knowing more about the hazards of mobile phone radiation. The visitors received a lot of useful information about all the topics by interacting with the team members.

The Electronics Club sincerely thanks the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) management for providing the opportunity and encouragement to organize such a socially relevant campaign in the campus.