Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Report On Biodiversity Field Trip To Valley School, Kanakpura Road, Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 13 July 2019

A field trip was organized on 13 July 2019 for second year M.Sc. Zoology students to assess the biodiversity in the forest surrounding Valley School, Kanakpura Road accompanied by    Dr P U Antony. It is located in Thatguni at a distance of 17 km away from the Bangalore city. The trip was aimed at understanding biodiversity and various methods and methodologies of observing biodiversity like the point transact and the line transact. Various species of birds were observed ranging from drongos to the wild fowl, wild boar rest areas, and possible vulture nests. New techniques were taught to identify animals with their peculiar calls. The overall visit exemplified on the fact that it is important to learn about the biodiversity and even more important to conserve it.



Report On Agronomy Study Trip To Harohalli Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 19 July, 2019


A Study trip to Harohalli for understanding the agricultural practices in the state of Karnataka was organized on 19 July 2019 for the students 5BCB, accompanied by Prof Xavier Vincent and Dr D Sayantan. Prof Xavier elaborated the students about various cultivation techniques of maize and coconut, as well as the revenue generated by the farmers from those crops grown by the farmers in that area. The team also visited the lake, which was mainly used for irrigating the agricultural fields. The students were immensely benefited by the discussions on sustainable agricultural strategies, current scenario and future prospects.



Monday, 29 July 2019

Report On Field Trip To Biligiriranga Hills Organized By The Department Of Life Sciences On 5 And 6 July, 2019

A two days field trip was organized on July 5 and 6, 2019 for the students of  second year M.Sc. Botany to Biligiriranga Hills (BR hills) as a part of practical syllabus in Angiosperm taxonomy , accompanied by the honorable Head of the Department , Fr Jobi Xavier and       Mr Joel  Jose. The entire trip was about identification and collection of different species plants from varied families and the preparation of herbarium. The students guided by the teachers and local guide were taken deep into the forest to keenly observe the surrounding vegetation, identify and collect some of the rare varieties and thereby were taught the preparation of herbarium. The students were immensely benefited by this field trip as the study of taxonomy requires observing the characters of different specimen to get a better understanding of varied families.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Report on nature walk to devarayanadurga organized by green army 2019

A Nature walk was organized by the Green Army on July 3rd, 2019 to the Ramadeverabetta near Devarayanadurga under the leadership of Dr P U Antony and Dr K A Paari. Fifty three students from various departments participated in the trekking camp. Students discussed the importance of nature conservation and enjoyed the significance of green environment. Dr. Antony PU led the trekking team with his experience and explained the animal habitat in the hilly regions and modes of ecosystem selection by the animal kingdom. Students also discussed various other issues related with environment and ecosystem management. Trekking also turned out to be a good physical outfit for the students and was a real leaning experience. Green Army Alumni, Rachit shared his experience about his association with the green army activities. 



Report on official inaugration of green army activities (2019-20)

A study trip was organized on 16th July 2019 for 5BCZ and 5CBZ students to the Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC), Hesaraghatta as a part of their practical syllabus in Aquatic Biology accompanied by Dr Krishna Kumar V and Dr Mridul Umesh. Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC) is a unit established in the year 1960 by Govt. of Karnataka as a Fisheries Research Station and got transferred to University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru in 1966. It is a part of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University since 2005 and was re-nominated as Fisheries Research & Information Centre. It is located adjacent to the Hesaraghatta Lake, which is about 38 km away from the Bengaluru city. The visit was spearheaded by Dr Ravindragouda Patil, who briefed about the objectives of the institute, and highlighted the various steps involved in culture fisheries. Dr Patil described the shortcomings of the capture fisheries sector and explained the breeding techniques used for the culture of the Indian major carps at the institute.  The research centre housed facilities like breeding tanks, stocking tanks and integrated aquaculture (duck- cum- fish and poultry- cum- fish) systems and has diverse array of aquatic animals ranging from goldfishes, mollies, guramis to swordtails, bettas and a soft-shelled turtle. The students had a fruitful interaction with Dr Patil and were benefited from his expertise about the intricacies and the importance of care, prudence and aInauguration of Green Army activities for the academic year 2019-2020 was held on June 29, 2019 A lecture on Wild life conservation was delivered by Mr. Gowrie Shankar, a wildlife biologist studying king cobras for close to two decades. Several wildlife documentaries like the King Cobra and I, Secrets of the King Cobra, One million snake bites, Deadliest snakes and Cobra King screened in the channels like the BBC, Discovery, NatGeo Wild and Animal Planet explains the contribution of the speaker Mr. Gowrie Shankar to the field of wild life conservation. Mr. Gowrie Shankar enlightened the audience about the phytogeography of king cobras across South East Asia. He shared his experience working at premier organizations like the Centre for Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and also at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Agumbe. He shared his experience on how he has rescued and relocated over 350 king cobras from distress situations and monitored over 35 king cobra nests. Green Army activities were explained to the gathering. The students were encouraged and motivated to participate in all the upcoming activities of Green Army emphasizing the conservation of nature and wildlife.patience in the aquaculture industry.


Report on study trip to fisheries research and information centre (fric) 2019


A study trip was organized on 16th July 2019 for 5BCZ and 5CBZ students to the Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC), Hesaraghatta as a part of their practical syllabus in Aquatic Biology accompanied by Dr Krishna Kumar V and Dr Mridul Umesh. Fisheries Research and Information Centre (FRIC) is a unit established in the year 1960 by Govt. of Karnataka as a Fisheries Research Station and got transferred to University of Agricultural Sciences Bengaluru in 1966. It is a part of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University since 2005 and was re-nominated as Fisheries Research & Information Centre. It is located adjacent to the Hesaraghatta Lake, which is about 38 km away from the Bengaluru city. The visit was spearheaded by Dr Ravindragouda Patil, who briefed about the objectives of the institute, and highlighted the various steps involved in culture fisheries. Dr Patil described the shortcomings of the capture fisheries sector and explained the breeding techniques used for the culture of the Indian major carps at the institute.  The research centre housed facilities like breeding tanks, stocking tanks and integrated aquaculture (duck- cum- fish and poultry- cum- fish) systems and has diverse array of aquatic animals ranging from goldfishes, mollies, guramis to swordtails, bettas and a soft-shelled turtle. The students had a fruitful interaction with Dr Patil and were benefited from his expertise about the intricacies and the importance of care, prudence and patience in the aquaculture industry.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Report on Leadership Programme


Leadership programme was held on June 22, 2019 in Central Block, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. The guest speaker of the leadership programme was Dr. Divakar Goli, Campus Director, Acharya Institutes, Bangalore. The welcome address was delivered by Prof. Ganesh, followed by Dr. Divakar Goli speech, on how to streamline the life style to achieve goals in holistic way. After completion of the session faculty and students interacted with the guest. The leadership programme was concluded with the felicitation of guest and vote of thanks by Dr. Erumalla Venkatanagaraju, Programme coordinator.

Inauguration of Life Science Association 2019


The Life Sciences Association inauguration was held on June 25, 2019 in the KE Auditorium, Block IV, Main Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Vibhava Shukla, Associate Scientific Manager, Biocon Ltd., Bangalore. The inaugural event started with an invocation dance by the students of Life Sciences. It was followed by lighting the lamp where Mr. Vibhava Shukla, Fr Jobi Xavier, the HOD of Life Sciences, President of the Association and the CFO of CHRIST, Dr Anish Nag, Coordinator of the Life Sciences Association, along with Dr. Sayantan., former Coordinator of Life Science Association, Prof. Antony P.U., Prof. Xavier Vincent, Prof Manjunath and Prof. Ganesh did the honours. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Anish Nag. He also presented the new logo of the Association, released e-book for PG internship report compilation and also introduced newly elected members of the Association. This was followed by a scholarly lecture by the chief guest on Drug design and development. After the lecture, Prof Xavier addressed the students on the topic of environmental awareness. Fr Jobi addressed the gathering afterwards. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Amie Maria Jiji, 2 MSc Biotechnology and the General Secretary (PG Council) of Life Science Association.