Yet another batch of students from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science successfully completed the BITS Practice School 1 Summer Training Programme on July 16, 2010. Every year BITS students undergo an intensive two-month training at the Vision Research Foundation, the research wing of Sankara Nethralaya.
This year a total of 10 students underwent training in various departments, including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology and Information Technology.
Student feedback: Nandkishore Prakash pursuing his MSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (II year) at BITS shares his experience at Sankara Nethralaya.
“Being in Sankara Nethralaya has been a fun and enriching experience. The projects gave us the opportunity to carry out practically the things that we have only read in theory. We were in awe of the facilities, as we have never seen such advanced labs, far less work in them. The training we received is invaluable. We are very satisfied with the kind of exposure we gained. We step out with newly gained skills. Many of our batchmates working in other organisations have said that the work they have been given is routine. On the contrary, the valuable nature of the research work given at Sankara Nethralaya motivated us to work for long hours without regret. Right from the orientation till the last working day, Sankara Nethralaya employees have been a constant source of encouragement. The congenial work environment in the labs and the lively atmosphere at the institution has made the experience at Sankara Nethralaya wonderful.”