Science Academies' Refresher Course on

"Known to Unknown Techniques in Biology "

PG and Research Department of Botany, St.Josephs College (Autonomous) Tiruchirappalli
1 to 15 November 2018
Sponsored by
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad

A refresher course on Known to Unknown Techniques in Biology will be held at PG and Research Department of Botany, St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli , Tamil Nadu for two weeks from 1 -15, November 2018. The main aim of the Refresher Course is to improvise on teaching methodologies and also get familiar with basics to advanced laboratory techniques in Biology. The contents of this course has been designed with the objective of introducing biology teachers to concepts and experiments pertaining to ‘Known to Unknown techniques in Biology’ which are essential for a student who is pursuing studies in any branch of biology today. The practical module of the course will start with isolation, microscopic observation and other experimentation on Mycorrhizae. This will be followed by molecular biology, where participants will gain experience in various Biotechnology tools for conservation, genetic resource and biodiversity. Gene transfer in bacteria by transformation, PCR and restriction digestion can also be handled. The hands-on experiments would be accompanied by special lectures by eminent scientists in these fields.

The UGC has notified (F-3/1-2009) that teachers in Universities and Colleges attending two-week Refresher Courses are entitled to be considered for promotion. Applications are invited from teachers with experience in teaching postgraduate courses in Life Sciences. Applications from highly motivated Research Scholars will also be considered. Maximum 45 applications will be considered. Teachers who wish to participate in the refresher course may apply through proper channel with the following details: name, date of birth, gender, e-mail, official and residential addresses, telephone numbers, academic qualifications, courses taught, affiliation, positions held and tenure. It is also essential to submit a brief statement (between 250 and 500 words) as to why they think the Course will help to improve their classroom teaching of Life Science. There will be NO application fee/registration

Interested applicants must submit their application ONLINE by clicking on the following link:
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A print copy of the application must also be sent by speed post forwarded by the head of the institution. It should reach Dr T Francis Xavier, Coordinator, Science Academies Refresher course on Known to Unknown Techniques in Biology, PG and Research Department of Botany, St.Josephs College, Tiruchirappalli 620 002, Tamil Nadu on or before 8 October 2018 .Outstation participants will be provided local hospitality and round trip bus/train (three- tier AC) fare by the shortest route as per the guidelines of Academy.
Course Director: Dr D J Bagyaraj, INSA Honorary Scientist, Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development (CNBRCD), Bengaluru. Course Coordinator: Dr T Francis Xavier, DST SERB Young Scientist ,Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Botany, St Josephs College, Tiruchirappalli 620 002, Tamil Nadu (E.mail: mycofrancis@yahoo.co.in ; Mobile: +91 9944073773).

Last date for receipt of applications: 8 October 2018
Selected participants will be informed on 10 October 2018

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