Report on departmental MSI Student Unit Inauguration and Guest Lecture

Department: Life Sciences Year/Semester: B.Sc. & M.Sc students
Activity: MSI Student Unit Inauguration & Guest Lecture
Date and Duration: 20 February, 2021. 10:30 AM  to 01:00 PM
Title: MSI Student Unit Inauguration & Guest Lecture on role of microbes in climate change for sustainable agriculture.

Resource Person:

  • Dr. A.M. Deshmukh, President of Microbiologist Society, India
    Former Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Osmanabad Sub-Center, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada, University, Aurangabad.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Anil Prakash, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-26, India
  • Dr. Nandini Phanse, President of Microbiologist Society, India for M.P. Chapter Department of Microbiology, PMB Gujrati College, Indore

Brief description/ Remarks:

The Faculty of Life Sciences has organized MSI (Microbiologists Society of India) Student Unit Inauguration & Guest Lecture on role of microbes in climate change for sustainable agriculture” on 20 February, 2021 for the students of B.Sc. & M.Sc. The Microbiologist Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools since March 1996. It is one of the best society working for betterment of Microbiology students and professionals. First of all, Dr. Shekhar Jain, HOD, Life Sciences, welcomed all the experts and given a briefed about them to the students. Program was started with the inauguration session and encouraging words of the MSI President, Dr. Arvind Deshmukh. He gave brief idea about the MSI and current situation of microbiologists.  After his inspiring words, Dr. Anil Prakash Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Barkatullah University delivered a lecture in which he discussed about the role of microorganisms in climate change for sustainable agriculture. He explained in detail that how climate is getting changed day-by-day by due to the anthopogenic activities, how it is impacting living beings as well as how we can work on it by using microbes. Afterwards, Dr. Nandini Phanse, M.P. State Head MSI boost up the confidence of students by her positive words. At the end, Mr. Hitesh Patidar, M.Sc final year student shared his journey and experience in the department with all students. The engagement of all the participants appreciated by providing them with the MSI membership certificates by Faculty members of life science department. In the concluding remark, Dr. Shekhar Jain, Convener of the event, expressed vote of thanks to all the experts, faculty members and wishes bright future to students. All the faculty members have actively participated in the event.

 

Outcome: Members of MSI have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about the discipline. The Society’s role is to help unlock and harness the potential of that knowledge. They do so by bringing together and empowering communities that shape the future of microbiology. They generate public benefit by fostering communication both among communities of microbiologists and between microbiologists and other communities who can translate that knowledge in useful ways. Students acquired knowledge of different aspects of microbiology and role of microbes in sustainable development. Students get connected with scientific community and earned membership certificates.

No. of participants: 76 Students (UG+PG)

Prepared by: Ms. Teena Yadav, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Life Sciences, Mandsaur University

Verified and Submitted by (HOD/HOI): Dr. Shekhar Jain