Jain University organises science refresher course

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 25, 2019

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In an effort to encourage study of advanced science in the country, a national level refresher course in “An Insight into Microbiology and Molecular Biology” was organised by Department of Microbiology at School of Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-University). This two week course programme witnessed 35 eminent teachers, and research scholars participated from all over the country.

The refresher course was a congregation of people from institutions in Bangalore such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) Mysuru, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), National Bureau of Agricultual Insect ResourcesI-ICAR, and BARC, Mumbai.

This course was conducted along with the support of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. The course Director and INSA Scientist, D.J. Bagyaraj addressed the participants, and explained the possible ways to nourish talent, to pursue a career in science. The practical sessions on topics in molecular techniques, solution preparations and others were supported theoretically with calculation methodologies taught by renowned professors and research guides.

The course sessions have induced changes in the participant’s career path. It has provided a clear guideline in setting up a career path in agriculture technology, said one of the academic professional participant of the event. The congregation of many like-minded people from different academic professions have benefited the participants to learn and implement new academic concepts and carry out new laboratory practices, especially in the fields of microbiology and agriculture, according to people who participated in the programme.

Published on January 25, 2019

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