Summer school on basic science from May 12

A 11-day summer school for college students with emphasize on basic science under the headline, ‘Beat the heat with basic science’ will kick start on May 12 at St  Aloysius college here. 

About 30 students have been selected from various colleges in and around Mangalore to take part in the programme which is being organised by departments of Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry at St Aloysius college and financially supported under the star college scheme of department of biotechnology, Government of India.

The programme will be inaugurated at the audio-visual room in the Administrative block on May 12  by Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Mysore, Prof Cletus J M D’Souza.

St Aloysius College Principal Fr Swebert D’Silva SJ will preside. Co-ordinator of the programme Deepa Vasanth said this is a first of its kind summer school in Mangalore for undergraduate students and is an attempt to enthuse in students a sense of scientific temper and an insight into the field of research.

The participants will be given an opportunity to involve in programmes such as lectures, laboratory projects and research.

Applications and measurement of nuclear radiations, Laser theory and applications, do it yourself project on construction of some electronics circuits like door bell, remote switch and so on will be taught.

Health and environmental issues, experiments using spectrophotometer, flame photometer and water analyser, separation of plant pigments using Thin layer chromatography and microscopic observation would also be discussed in school.

The general schedule would involve three hours of training in the theoretical concepts everyday followed by hands on laboratory experiments and field work. A one-day educational trip has also been arranged.

The valedictory  be held on May 22 in which Dr Leo D’Souza SJ will preside.

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