● To generate an interest in basic as well as advanced fields of Life Sciences by imparting knowledge via hands-on practical sessions.
● To inculcate a strong research ethic, encourage critical thinking and problem solving in students and instill the confidence to present themselves and their academic work..
● To educate students on being responsible citizens,sensitised to protect India’s Biodiversity for a sustainable and unpolluted environment.
● Holistic approach to the study of Life Science.
● Presentations by students, debates, quiz, visits to research institutes, biodiversity field study at national park / sanctuary/ agritourism site.
● Students also participate at intercollegiate programs, conferences, seminars, workshops and competitions.
● Reduction of paper usage by conducting online tests and assigning assignments online.
● Introduction of collaborative learning techniques for a more engaging learning experience.
● Tree plantation drive encouraging students to plant saplings on barren hill or land.
Synapse’ the department festival has been organised every year since 2005. Here students showcase their creativity and interests in the subject by making working live models, 3D projects, designing unique games, quizzes, bio rangoli competition, artifacts like bookmarks and keychains and catering delicious delicacies at food stalls. They also structure the theme for the festival and design decorations, logo, badges, T-shirts and brochures.
Experts from various fields are invited to deliver lectures and share their experiences. We have had such talks by Dr. Vijay Shastri, Director-Technical, MurliKrishna Pharma Private limited and Dr. Sanjeev Waghmare, Scientific Officer “E, ACTREC to name a few.
Engaging visits are also organised as per the curriculum design which helps students to gain real-world experience as they learn parallel to theory. Topics like fermentation technology are clubbed with a visit to Sula Vineyards, Drug designing with a visit to pharmaceutical company, advanced instrumentation with a visit to institutes like NIRRH, Biodiversity field visits to Sasan Gir, Ranthambore national park, Jim Corbett national park, Rann of Kutch, SGNP and Saguna baug have been organised. During the Citizen Science course students had camera trapped nocturnal movements of leopard and wild boar at the Phansad wildlife sanctuary.
This year we celebrated themed days to create fun moments along with studying. This helps students to develop not only IQ but their EQ and SQ levels. Together, these activities help in creating a lively learning environment for the students.