Students have a gala time in Manipal

 A total of 21 students from 10 different schools participated in the program hosted by the Manipal Life Sciences Centre from February 23 to 28. The residential training programme is aimed at developing motivation and interest for scientific research in various fields of science among the high school children.

Over the course of their stay in Manipal, the students learnt and performed experiments on cell and organelle identification, cell culture and storage techniques, blood cell typing, biochemical estimation of proteins, lipids and enzyme, chromosome preparation and karyotyping, basic chemistry and microbiology techniques and plant tissue culture methods. They were also given a short introduction on laser spectrometry.
The students also were introduced to various aspects of engineering and technology research at the MIT. They were also given a guided tour of the anatomy museum of the Kasturba Medical College.

The students also visited various places like End-Point, Malpe Beach and Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi. They had received physical education training from Physical Director of MIT Kemparaj. On the last day of the training program, the students became teachers as they demonstrated some of the techniques that they had learnt during their stay in Manipal, to their counterparts from various schools in and around Udupi and Manipal. They were felicitated during the valedictory programme of the National Science Day celebrations on Sunday, informed a press release.
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