Outreach program- 2018

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology is organizing an outreach program on 19th of September 2018 as part of the 4 th India International Science Festival (IISF-2018),a joint scientific event conducted by Ministry of Science & Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). During the outreach program, RGCB is planning to open its gates to students, public and local media. The core objective of this program is to showcase our achievements and research facilities to the general public so as to get an insight into the work life of researchers.
As a part of the program, we would like to invite 5 student representatives and two teachers from each School/College to participate this auspicious scientific event. We are also organizing an elocution competition (one particpant from each College / School). We request you to send a line confirmation of participation to the undersigned by e-mail on or before 12 th of September 2018 . Selection will be done on a first-come first-serve basis.A total of 200 participants can attend the outreach program and a maximum of 20 students can participate in the elocution competition. There will be separate competition for the college students and School students (10th, 11th and 12th standard). The details of the program are attached.

Nodal Officers

  1. Dr. T R Santhosh Kumar, Scientist G, RGCB
  2. Dr. Priya Srinivas, Scientist F, RGCB
  3. Dr. K B Harikumar, Scientist E-I, RGCB
  4. Dr. Debashree Dutta, Scientist E-I, RGCB
  5. Dr. Surya Ramachandran, Program Scientist, RGCB

Organizing committee members

  1. Dr.Ratheeshkumar T, Postdoctoral Fellow, RGCB
  2. Ms. Revathy, JRF, RGCB
  3. Mr. Sudheesh A. P, PhD Student, RGCB
  4. Mr. Shafeeque C.M, PhD Student

The Program schdule

09.00 AM to 10.00 AM Registration
10.00 AM to 10.45 AM Inaugural function, address by Chief guest Dr. E.Sreekumar, faculty scientist, RGCB Topic: Emerging viral infections in Kerala
10.45 AM to 11.15 AM Tea break
11.15 AM to 01.00 PM Elocution competition * (either in Malayalam or English or Hindi, 3 minute/student; one from each school/language) Topic: Nav-bharat Nirman (English translation: Building NewIndia)
01.00 PM to 01.45 PM Lunch break
01.45 PM to 03.00 PM Visiting exhibition stalls in RGCB lobby, free blood group detection group and visit to RGCB common instrumentationfacility
03.00 PM Valedictory function and distribution of awards

Rules and Regulations

  1. All students are requested to carry their ID card, uniform is not mandatory. Please report by 9.30 AM.
  2. Upon arrival you will have to register at the registration counter located in the lobby of MR Das convention centre and collect the delegate kit.
  3. RGCB will provide the lunch and snacks during the program.
  4. All the delegates will get a participation certificate.
  5. RGCB will not provide any TA/DA to any participants.
  6. All the delegates are requested to be co-operate with volunteers throughout the program.
  7. Please contact any one of us for confirmation of the participation or for any other queries.
    Email: trsanthosh@rgcb.res.in, priyasrinivas@rgcb.res.in, harikumar@rgcb.res.in, ratheeshkumart@rgcb.res.in
    Mobile No: 9539137691 / 9447117380 / 9567655337 / 9447024097


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