Faculty Development Workshop on Molecular Techniques

The inauguration of the 2-day Faculty Development Workshop on “Molecular Techniques" which was jointly organised by the Departments of Biological Sciences (UG) and PG Biotechnology in association with Karnataka Science and Technology Academy was held on 4th November 2022 in Sanidhya Hall of the College.

Dr T S Keshava Prasad, Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya Deemed-to-be University, Mangalore, inaugurated the programme and delivered the keynote address. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal, presided over the programme. Dr Hemachandra, HOD of Zoology, Mr Harsha Paul, Dean of Biological Sciences and Mr Sreejesh P.C., Convenor of the programme were on the dais. 

Dr T S Keshava Prasad in his keynote address spoke on the importance of soft skills and technical skills for employment in the field of science. He emphasized on Attitude, Knowledge, Skill (ASK) and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), Govt. of India which enables persons to acquire desired competency levels. He guided the faculty members to impart more soft skills and technical skills rather than theoretical skills. He also said that the faculty members should strive to be experts in their fields and make a meaningful contribution to society. He suggested that participants should think how to create or find opportunities rather than not having one.

Rev. Dr Praveen Martis in his presidential remarks said that the faculty members are fortunate to get relevant information and knowledge from the speaker on how to acquire softskills. He congratulated the departments for organising such programme. 
During the workshop participants will get hands-on training in PCR, Agarose and  Poly Acrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Gel Doc, and Nanodrop. The hands-on training workshop will help the Degree and PUC teaching faculties to enhance their laboratory skills in the field of molecular biology. 

Ms Akshitha, Department of Zoology compered the programme. Mr Harsha Paul welcomed the gathering. Dr Shreelalitha Suvarna, HoD of Postgraduate Studies ad Research in Biotechnology introduced the chief guest. Dr Hemachandra Amin proposed the vote of thanks.