The IBT Hub, Arya Vidyapeeth College, had organised a Hands on training on Basics of Biotechnology on 15th , 16th , 17th November 2018. The training was for students and teachers of Sonaram H.S.School , Guwahati. IBT Hub A.V. College is mentor to Sonaram H.S School under BliSS Scheme of DBT, Govt. of India. The training program was conducted for 7 students and 1 PGT. The main aim of the training was to stimulate and encourage the students towards hands on experiments on basic biotechnology so as to popularise the subject.
The training included experiments such as isolation of DNA from plant and animal sources; Polymerase chain reaction demonstration, Agarose gel electrophoresis apart from preparation of various reagents. The students were exposed to various instruments present in the IBT Hub along with their working principle described. They were subjected to theory sessions as well as group discussion on their experiments were conducted.
The training was beneficial for the students and the feedback received was excellent which was a source of motivation for the Hub.