IIT Madras conducted a two-day bio fest on April 13 and 14. The fest was conducted for students to learn various aspects of biotechnology through lectures and contests. The second day started off with technopreneur K Rajeshwari’s lecture on the path of a technopreneur. She is the founder and managing director of Bioklone, Chennai. Her lecture dwelled on her journey to become a technopreneur and the efforts she put in to run a biotechnological enterprise. The Biofest Open Quiz was the highlight of the event. About 40 teams registered for the event, with a maximum of three members per team. Jayadev Bhaskaran and Aravindabharathi R from IIT Madras won the first prize of Rs 4,000. Jessica Bernard, Evelyn Antony and Aparnna Suresh, also from IIT Madras and Thiru Kumaran, Rishi Rajasekaran and Vishal Katariya from Chettinad Vidhyashram, Chennai, were placed second and third respectively.
Annual day held
Commencing with the university anthem, the 28th Annual Day of Hindustan University, Chennai, was celebrated on April 12. A day of recognition was dedicated for the hard work put in by students, teachers and non-teaching fraternities on campus. Students at the University were awarded for achievements in sports, projects, presentations, symposiums and cultural programmes. S Venkataraman, executive vice-president, Delphi-TVS Diesel System, presided as the chief guest. He confessed that there is a gap between industry and academics and invited students to come to his company during their vacation and gain some practical knowledge