BIOTECH NOT A RECENT SCIENCE: Dr.I.KARUNASAGAR
‘Genesis 2006’, an Inter Collegiate Science Fest of the Biotechnology Association was inaugurated by Dr.I.Karunasagar, Prof. & Head, Director, UNESCO Centre for Marine Biotechnology, on Friday 29 September 2006.
“Biotech is not a recent science but has existed from the time of Louis Pasteur even though he was not considered as a biotechnologist. This branch of Science is a part and parcel of life”, said Dr.I.Karunasagar in her inspiring inaugural speech.
Also present on the dais were Rev. Dr.Eugene Lobo, Principal, Dr.Rajendra, Co ordinator, Ms. Noriene Fernandes, President and Lyned Lasrado, secretary.
A Birds Eye view
‘Genesis 2006 is a distict level one day inter collegiate fest of thev Biotechnology Association.The fest reounded with energy and excitement and to top it all nine colleges from the district made their active participation felt.The variety programs included
1)JUNKYARD GENIUS-An on the spot model competeion in which ten colleges participated.Each team was provided with the same amount of junk and wre asked to create models based on science.
2)ELABORITE:A creative writing on the spot competition.
3)A-MILE-A MINUTE-A JAM competition which came to life with the acive participation of four colleges each team a pair.
4)WORDLY WISE-A competition that tests the vocabulary and the presence of minds of the participants.A fun competyion sub titled WHATS THE WORLD
5)ENTRE VISTA-A mock interview
6)B TEASERS-a quiz competition with a team of two participants each.Out of the sixteen teams that participated in the preliminary round 4 teams qualified to the finals.
7)EL DORADO-A fun game of treasure hunt
Valedictory function-Dr K R Chandrashekar,Professor and chairman, dept of applied botany, mangaolre university presided over the valedictory function