INSPIRE Internship Science Camp 2016 Sponsored by DST New, Delhi & Organized by Christ College, Rajkot

Christ College Rajkot has the honour of organizing the DST sponsored INSPIRE Science Camp for the fifth time from October 21-25.Wide publicity was given to the programme through various media to spread the objectives of Inspire Science Camp and to attract the best talents. The college received 513 eligible applications from class XI students of Saurashtra region, out of which the top 203 students were selected for the camp.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

The Inspire Science Camp began with a grand inaugural ceremony on October 21, as per schedule at 9.00 am. The camp was inaugurated by Rev. Bishop Jose Chittooparambil, Bishop of Rajkot Diocese in the presence of Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada, Professor Girish Bhimani, Dean, Faculty of Science, Saurashtra University Rajkot, Syndicate members of Saurashtra University, Rev. Father Benny Joseph, Director, Christ campus, Dr. Yvonne Fernandes, Principal Christ college, Principals of local Schools and Colleges, Faculty members of Christ College and the 203 enthusiastic inspire participants.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

The inauguration was followed by the keynote address by the eminent Mathematician, Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai on “The Mysteries of Primes”.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

The Inspire programme was structured to integrate both theoretical and practical knowledge in various subjects of basic science. The pre-lunch interactive sessions by expert mentors were aimed at giving them an insight into the various novel developments in frontier areas of science. The post-lunch practical sessions were exclusively for hand on experience. Practical sessions were arranged in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Zoology and Botany.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

During the 5 days of internship, 10 mentors from highly reputed institutions like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Physical Research Laboratary, Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta etc interacted with the students on various topics of basic science and research. The topics of discussion ranged from, highly precise genetic engineering to the vast and amazing universe. The students participated very actively throughout this internship. Mentors had all the appreciations for their challenging questions and innovative ideas. The mentors also provided greater insight on the career options and the opportunities for higher studies. These brain storming sessions were augmented by pre-dinner entertainment programmes.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

A details of all practicals conducted are also attached for reference.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

The scientific entertainment programme organized by Christ College Faculty members Mr. Gaurav Vohra and Mr.Vishal Muliya on the first day, the motivational talk by Dr .Paresh Joshi on the second day, the cultural event by Dr. Daphne Fernandes on the third day and the treasure hunt on the fourth day were all meaningful and entertaining.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

An essay writing competition on the subject listed by DST was also conducted. The winners of the competition are

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
Mori Yashkumar R.
First Prize
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
Mehta Harshit
Second Prize
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
Lashkari Kinjal C
Third Prize

During the internship the feedback was collected from the mentors as well as the interns. The analyzed feedback is attached for your ready reference.

The five days camp concluded with an emotionally charged valedictory function on the evening of October 25. Dr. Mehul Rupani, Other than Dean, Faculty of Science, Saurashtra University, Rajkot was the chief guest of the function and Dr. S.P. Singh, Head, Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot was the Guest of Honour. The winners of the essay writing competition were honoured and the merit certificates were distributed in the function.

INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp-2016

The inspire internship camp was a real success which was highly appreciated by the interns, mentors, school principals and parents. The objectives laid by the Department of Science and Technology in organizing inspire camp were realized in their true sense.

Inspire 2016

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