The Department of Life Sciences had organized a Stem Cell Registry Drive under the guidance of Dr Suma S, Associate Professor, Dept of Life Sciences in collaboration with A DKMS, Germany and BMST, Bangalore on 19 August 2019. Ms. Shalini Gambhir, BMST Head of Donor Recruitment and Communications and her team of volunteers with Mr. Vysakh Shaji as the Lead were in charge of training the volunteers involved in the program on the importance of becoming potential stem cell donors and the procedures involved during the registration process like filling up registration forms, administration of the buccal swab, barcoding of the samples, etc. The Lead student Coordinator from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was Ms Vibha Bharadwaj of final year BCZ. She was assisted by a team of 20 other student volunteers. A total of 141 entries were registered during the drive. This was a positive move towards a social cause - of helping cancer and thalassemia patients who may need stem cells for transplant.
Friday, 23 August 2019
A four day workshop on “Competency building in Digital Learning” as a part of Faculty Development and Leadership Programme was organized by the Department of Life Sciences from 27 to 30 May 2019. The Programme was coordinated by Dr Anish Nag. As resource persons of the workshop, Dr Fiju K Chacko Dr .Vinay M, Dr Sayantan and Dr Anish trained faculty members on different aspects on digital learning with a primary focus on leadership competency building.