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Journey from “College to a Knowledge Centre”

 

Maitreyi’s journey to a Knowledge Centre began in the year 2009, when Department of Biotechnology, Government of India sanctioned a financial grant to the four science departments. This grant was utilised effectively for fulfilling the requirements of delivering distinct measures of progress set forth by DBT like, i) increase in proportion of ‘Hands on’ experimental work by students ii) student seminars and projects iii) strengthening biotechnology component in existing life sciences courses and practical training iv) Improvement in access to life sciences related journals.

College initiated the efforts to take up programs for enhancing scientific aptitude through organization of short-term workshops, lectures, excursions, exhibitions, fairs, quizzes and other related activities such as educational visits to Institutes and Industry. This helped to inform, excite, entertain, educate, and enlighten the students for developing and sustaining interest in science. Some of the activities were undertaken to strengthen the interdisciplinary involvement amongst the students.

Under this grant a large number and variety of teaching and learning resources have been made available to teachers and students. Addition of new equipment and consumables have facilitated the implementation of new experiments (and built bench skills).

The devoted faculty jointly brought out one manual on “Laboratory Instruments” and another on “Laboratory Techniques” is under preparation, along with ready reckoners and hand outs for the students. Interdepartmental interactions between faculties have reinforced a wider appreciation for science among students too.

Coordination between the faculty members of the four implementing departments helped Maitreyi to stand on a firm footing when the progress was reviewed in 2013 in Mumbai, where the college had a tough competition with other colleges from all over India. Our efforts were rewarded by DBT conferring the status of STAR DEPARTMENTS to all four science departments (Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology).

This definitely is a step forward on the journey towards achieving a unique and world class brand and it comes as a great achievement for the college and our faculty. 

An On-site Evaluation Visit was conducted by the team of experts viz.,  Dr. Suhas Pednekar (Ruia College), Dr. Suman Govil (DBT),  Dr. Garima Gupta (DBT) on January 12, 2016.


Lectures, Symposiums, Workshops, Seminar and Visits organised

Visits

Lectures

 

National workshop

National Conference

Symposiums

 

Visit to the Mother Dairy Plant on   February 3, 2016

“Introspection: Connect With Your True Self”  by Dr. Indu  Arneja on September 9, 2015

Understanding Dynamics of Life Sciences: Concepts and Techniques on July 6-10, 2015

 

National Conference on Interdisciplinarity Prospects & Challenges under Star College Scheme (DBT) on April 5 – 7, 2017

 

National Symposium on Man Made Diseases: An Urban Menace on February 11-12, 2016

Visit to Jim Corbett National Park on October 15-18, 2015

 

Lecture by Prof. H P Singh and Essay Writing Competition on January 12, 2016

 

National Workshop on Advanced Biological Techniques (Interdisciplinary Outreach Program for College Teachers of Adjoining States) December 2-8, 2015

 

 

Visit to National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi on September 30, 2015

 

Dr Alan Warren from National History Museum, London on March 1, 2016

 

In Vitro : Techniques to Technologies (An Inter-college Inter-disciplinary Hands-on Training Workshop For Undergraduate Students of Science) on December 14-19, 2015

 

 

 

 

‘Confluence 2016’ science fair for school students on January 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

Extension Workshop on FOLDSCOPE by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) on   February 23-24, 2016

 

 

 

GLANCE OF VARIOUS EVENTS

 

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