ST. FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE NAGPUR, INDIA
Estd. 1956

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ST. FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE NAGPUR, India

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Department of Biotechnology & Biochemistry

Activities

Biochem-Biotech Organization of S.F.S. Students(BOSS)

In order to develop a better understanding of the Principles of Biological Sciences and future prospects, the Biochemical Organization of S. F. S. Students (BOSS) was started in 2002. After the start of P. G. course in Biotechnology from 2005-06, it has been rechristened as Biochem-Biotech Organization of S. F. S. Students.

Aims and objectives of BOSS are – Organizing lectures on topics in Life Sciences and lectures on general topics related to overall development of students. This includes general Group Discussions, Facing an Interview, Public Speaking, Quiz, Career Guidance, etc. BOSS also plans to procure teaching aids, instruments, scientific literature, etc which would not only benefit the students but also the teachers.

In its constant effort to improve and increase facilities in The Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, BOSS has started a BOSS library for its members. The staff, alumni and present students make efforts to increase the number books and journals in the library.

 

Report on Activities of BOSS 2019-20

Biochemists and Biotechnologists are involved in the study of chemical compositions and molecular structures of Biomolecules, Chemistry of Human and Animal cells, tissues and bones, Plant tissues, Metabolism, Bioengineering of Plant and Animal cells, etc. Biochemistry & Biotechnology has a wide range of scientific applications such as Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine, Animal Science, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food Processing, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology etc. The field is growing rapidly. In order to develop a better understanding of the Principles of Biological Sciences and future prospects, the Biochemical Organization of S. F. S. Students (BOSS) was started in 2002. After the start of P. G. course in Biotechnology from 2005-06 and UG course in Biotechnology from 2010-11, it has been rechristened as Biochem-Biotech Organization of S. F. S. Students. 

Aims and objectives of BOSS are – Organizing lectures on topics in Life Sciences and lectures on general topics related to overall development of students. This includes Group Discussions, Facing an Interview, Public Speaking, Quiz, Career Guidance, etc. BOSS also plans to procure teaching aids, instruments, scientific literature, etc which would not only benefit the students but also the teachers.

In its constant effort to improve and increase facilities in The Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, BOSS has started a BOSS library for its members. The staff, alumni and present students make efforts to increase the number of books and journals in the library.

 

Till date, BOSS has about 400 books either purchased or donated by staff and ex-students. BOSS also purchased some books and journals from the funds saved for the purpose.

“Educational program on Hello Diabetes along with Guest Lecture by Dr. Sunil Gupta, Director, Diabetes Care and Research Center and Dr. Kavita Gupta, Director, Diabetes Care and Research Center ” Ramdaspeth Nagpur, followed by  Health Check-up camp (only for girls) was organized by our Biochemistry and Biotechnology Department  on 12th Sept 2019.  Dr. Sunil Gupta explained different types of diabetes with its severity & gave suggestions to the students. This lecture makes students to understand about the metabolism of the body and problems related to diabetes. Dr. Kavita Gupta discussed about the diet plans of diabetic patients.

Another guest lecture was organized for Sem VI and M.Sc Students on 8th Feb 2020. The Speaker Mr. Ashwin Pandey, Ex-Student, S. F. S College and Regional Manager, Pearson Education India, on “Prospects of Higher Studies in Abroad”. He guided students for higher education in abroad by providing knowledge about different entry level exams. On the same day, Mr. Vishal Jain, Centre Director, GEEBEE Education Nagpur spoke on importance of English language. He focused on different criteria’s required for admission in abroad. This year also the students of Biotechnology and Biochemistry department organized a program for felicitation of teachers 5th Sept. 2018 as a part of Teachers Day Celebration.

Report on Activities of BOSS 2018 – 2019 :

An invited guest lecture was organized by BOSS on 4th Auguest 2018. The speaker Dr. Suchitra Basu Shiralkar, Ex-Student, S. F. S. College and Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy Manager, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, West Chester, Philadelphia, USA on “Regulatory affairs as a career path and discussions on career development” on 4th August 2018. She discussed about students opting for career in regulatory affairs, their pros and cons. It was followed by a long question answer session in which various querries of the students were answered.

Another guest lecture was organized on 11th August 2018. Dr. Mrs. Arti Shanware, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Center, R. T. M. Nagpur University spoke on “Biofertilizer Production Technology: An approach towards sustainable agriculture”. She mentioned that liquid biofertilizers are in demand because they are easier to produce and apply, they are temperature tolerant and contamination free.  She explained various strategies applied for the development of liquid biofertilizers and their advantages and disadvantages.

The Nomination of office bearers for 2018-19 was held on 5th Sept 2018. Ms. Saba Sultana of M. Sc. Part II was unanimously elected as President for the session 2018-19. The other office bearers unanimously elected for different positions are: Ms. Aakansha Kumar, Ms. Payal Thaokar, Mr. Sohail Khan, Ms. Suvarna Mahant, Ms. Sonali Somkunwar, Ms. Mehak Patel, Mr. Vaibhav Vaidya, Ms. Rubina Bhati, Mr. Aaurav Jambhulkar, Ms. Tejeswini Aherwar and Mr. Siddharth Das Sharma.

On the same day, Dr. P. H. Zanwar, Associate Professor, S. F. S. College, Nagpur. Interacted with BOSS members about “Regulated Freedom’. He mentioned that in this age of freedom of information, movement, expression, etc, the students should know how much of this freedom should be used and when to stop. He encouraged the students to use this freedom for their benefit and not to cheat or abuse it.

Semester VI Zoology students of the College along with their teachers visited the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Department on 15th March 2019. BOSS members and the staff explained them the principles and working of various advanced techniques and equipments used in the subject. They were given detailed inputs about Animal and Plant tissue culture facilities and their use in Life Sciences.  

This year also the BOSS members organized a program for felicitation of teachers 5th Sept. 2018 as a part of Teachers Day Celebration.