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Report on VIBS – Hands-on Summer Training programme (14th May – 1st June 2018)

The Hands-on-summer training programme is a scheduled annual training programme conducted under Vidyasagar Institute of Bio-Medical Science (VIBS) a Unit of Medical Research Foundation, with an objective of imparting real time knowledge and experience in Basic medical sciences including  application of advanced  techniques  in the field of  Medical Biochemistry,  Microbiology  and Human genetics to post graduate students from Science and Arts college /Research Institutions/Engineering colleges. The programme was conducted between 14th May and 1st June 2018   with the inaugural function conducted by Dr.H.N.Madhavan, Director of VIBS, alongwith Dr.N.Angayarkanni, HOD, Biochemistry  on 14th May 2018.

A total of 17 candidates (3 each from  Stella Maris College, Loyola College,1 each from Madras Christian College, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Saveetha Medical College and hospital, SRM Arts and Science College, &VMU-Aarupadaiveedu Institute of Technology in Chennai, one each from  SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Pondicherry  Central University, Pondicherry, Periyar University, Salem, Mahatma Gandhi Degree College, University of Bradford (MDIS), Singapore  and 2 from Andhra Pradesh  underwent hands on  training programme in advanced techniques in the 3 departments of Basic Medical Sciences (7 candidates in  R.S. Mehta Jain Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 4 in SN ONGC Genetics & Molecular Biology and 6 in   L & T Microbiology Research Centre).

The valedictory function was conducted on the last day of the training programme   on 1st June 2018. Dr.S.S.Badrinath Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya was the chief guest  for the programme. The programme started with a prayer song by Dr.S.R.Bharathi Devi and  presentation of VIBS activities by  Dr.K. Lily Therese, VIBS – Co-ordinator. The participants gave a good feedback on the programme and faculty from each department also shared their experience of conducting the hands on summer training programme, by appreciating the student’s interest and enthusiasm in learning the techniques which reflected in their good performance in the evaluation conducted at the end of the programme.  The participants were requested to share the acquired knowledge and impart the skills to their juniors and colleagues in their respective colleges.

Chairman Emeritus Dr.S.S.Badrinath alongwith the respective faculty from each participating department distributed the certificates to all the participants and the programme came to an end with high tea and a group photograph. We take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the support of the managements of Vision Research Foundation & Medical Research Foundation for providing the facility and the Founder of VIBS, Padmashri Iravatham Mahadevan, I.A.S. for providing the wonderful opportunity to share the acquired knowledge and skills with Post graduate students from various Science & Arts Colleges & Research Institutions, which is one of the major objective of this great Institution!!.

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