Fests featuring competitions wherein undergraduate students compete individually and in groups are organized annually. This helps in enhancing apptitude, team work and leadership abilities among students. Such events involve the student in an innovative learning process
Various academic fests organized by the department are
Bioventura 2023 Intracollegiate Fest
Date: 19 October 2023
Objective: The Intracollegiate Science Fest, BIOVENTURA 2023, was organized with the primary objective of encouraging and enhancing the talents of postgraduate life science students. The fest aimed to provide a platform for students to showcase their skills and expertise in various aspects of life sciences.
Session Overview: This year's BIOVENTURA had the theme "CELL SYMPHONY." The first-year postgraduate students were organized into 12 groups, each led by a mentor from the final year. The fest spanned from 13th to 19th October 2023 and featured a wide range of activities to engage students and bring out their hidden talents.
In addition to the traditional events like Debate, Quiz, and Biomanager, BIOVENTURA 2023 introduced new activities, including Spell Bee, Meme Making, and Escape Room, to provide a diverse and enriching experience for the participants.
1. LOLLAPOOZA (BIOMANAGER) - A challenge of managing life science scenarios.
2. VENTUREVISTA (VENTURESHIP) - An event focused on entrepreneurial skills.
3. QUIZZARDS OF CHORDS (QUIZ) - An intellectually stimulating quiz competition.
4. ALLEGRO DISPUTPO (DEBATE) - A platform for debating on life science topics.
5. THE BIOLIT ODYSSEY (CREATIVE WRITING) - A creative writing competition.
6. ABSTRACT CONCERTO (GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT) - An event emphasizing visual communication.
7. XPONENTIAL (JAM) - A jam session for life science enthusiasts.
8. DISSONANT RESILENCE (SHIPWRECK) - A challenging and team-building event.
9. WAY OUT THE WEST (ESCAPE ROOM) - A thrilling escape room challenge.
10. LAFTUNES (MEME MAKING) - A fun and creative meme-making competition.
11. CINEMATIC SERENADES (VIDEOGRAPHY) - A video production competition.
The fest was a resounding success, with students actively participating in all the events, showcasing their knowledge, creativity, and teamwork. BIOVENTURA 2023 provided a platform for postgraduate life science students to come together, learn, and express their talents, making it a memorable and enriching experience for all participants.
Intra-collegiate UG Bio-fest- CONNOISSEUR 2023
Date: 03 October 2023
“Connoisseur’2023 annual intra-department biofest conducted by the Life Sciences Department this year commemorated Helix70, to celebrate 70 years of the discovery of DNA double helix. This grand event was conducted over a period of 14 days starting from September 20th to October 3rd. The whole event is being organized under the guidance of two prominent faculties: Dr. Sriram Thiruvengadam and Dr. Esther Shoba R
The fest had 12 events namely Primer’s Pitch – Biopreuner, Chases’ Craft - Art, Darwin’s Dilemma - Quiz, DNA Decorders - Biothon , Double Helix Discourse - Debate, Franklin’s Quest - Biomanager, Gene Prix - Biorace, Linnaeus’ Letters – Biospell Bee, Mendel’s Minute - JAM, Molecular Moments - Photography, Crick’s Crew – Shipwreck.
The final day event was scheduled on 3rd October 2023 and the chief guest was Mr. D.T. Arasu, Founder and Managing Director, IDD Research Solutions INC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu along with the guest of honour Ms. Gayathri Arumugam, Founder, Talent Surabhi. Fr. JaisV. Thomas, Financial Administrator, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) presided the inaugural ceremony.
In the valedictory ceremony, Fr. Deepu Joy, Director, Student Welfare Office, KJC felicitated the winners of various events and appreciated the seniors for having conducted the biofest successfully. The overall champion was bagged by the group Morgans Magicians.
Staff coordinators relentless support and guidance along with the all the faculty members and tireless zeal of student coordinators and event heads made the fest resounding one.
Creatrix 2023 – Life Sciences Exhibition
Date: 24th February 2023
The Department of Life Sciences organized Creatrix 2023 – a Life Sciences Exhibition that showcased 81 exhibits of student creativity in the form of static and working scientific models pertaining to the domains of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany, and Genetics on 24 th February 2023 in the M1 Auditorium (Main block, First floor). Dr. Sathish Sadagopan, Senior General Manager, Anthem Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru was the Chief Guest. 16 schools were invited to witness the exhibits. Grades of VI, VII, and VIII students of Kristu Jayanti Public School and St. Nobert High School visited the exhibition. Ms. Neethu Vellara, an Alumni of the Department and also Director, of the Ebenezer Group of Institutions, was the judge for the Creatrix exhibition. Among the models, the three best models students were selected and rewarded cash prizes.
Bioaura 2023 Intercollegiate Fest for Undergraduate Life Sciences Students
Date: 24th February 2023
This year, the theme selected for BIOAURA was “NOBEL’S SCI- LAND”. The fest started with an inauguration that took place in the M4 auditorium. The inauguration was done by the respected chief guest, Dr. Sathish Sadagopan, R & D head in Anthem Biosciences, along with Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College. Participants from different colleges and universities registered in various events to showcase their hidden talents. In addition to the regular events like Debate, Quiz, and Biomanager, new events such as Instagram Reel Making were introduced this year. The valedictory session was addressed by Rev. Father Deepu joy, Director of, the Student Welfare Office. He also felicitated and awarded the winners of all the events. The overall runner-up trophy was bagged by Mount Carmel College and the overall championship was awarded to Reva University.
Bioventura 2023 -Intercollegiate Fest For Post-Graduate Life Sciences Students
Date: 7th February 2023
This year, the theme selected for BIOVENTURA was “MICROBIOME” with the tagline “Into the Biocosmos”. The students of the first-year postgraduate programs were segregated into 12 groups, headed by one mentor from the final year. The fest comprised a mélange of eleven events, spanning from 30th January to 7th February 2023, in which the students actively took part and demonstrated their hidden talents and skills. In addition to the regular events like Debate, Quiz, and Biomanager, new events such as Graphical Abstract and Instagram Reel Making were introduced this year. The most anticipated event, Exonimpresario (the Biomanager) was conducted. The preliminary forum was held in two rounds on January 30th and February 3rd respectively which comprised of an aptitude test, introductory session, personal interview, and telemarketing. A total of 16 participants were evaluated on their capacity for reasoning and executive skills, and then each one of them voiced their opinions in an open forum designed to assess their public speaking abilities. The willpower and managerial abilities of the students were tested before naming a “Biomanager” through the final round. The overall winner for the Bioventura 2023 was the group Agaricus Daredevils and the overall runners was bagged by the group Tapeworm Slytherins.
Connoiseur 2022 - Intracollegiate Fest
Date: 23 September 2022
This year, the theme selected for Connoisseur was “Research, Recreate, Reward”. The students of the first and second year Undergraduate programs were divided into 17 groups, headed by two mentors each. The fest comprised a mélange of eleven events, spanning from 19-23 September 2022, in which the students actively took part and demonstrated their hidden talents and skills. In addition to the regular events like Debate, Quiz, and Biomanager new events such as Graphical Abstract and Instagram Reel Making were introduced this year.
The Quiz event titled Indigenous Genius, headed by Francina and Ayaaz tested the knowledge of the participants in current developments in science. After a brain-wracking preliminary round on the 19th and a semifinal on the 21st, four groups proceeded to the Final round on the 23rd. The event was fun and informative.
Opinionated Scientist, the debate event was led by Saqeena and Chris Kurien. The participants were divided into groups of two and locked horns against each other, supporting or opposing their topic. After two rounds of rebuttals and cross-questioning, four teams advanced to the final round which was held onstage on the 23rd.
Under the scrutiny of Sandra and Grace Biomanager - The Ground Breaker one of the most anticipated events of Connoisseur was successfully conducted in four rounds. The three preliminary rounds included a questionnaire and resume round on the 19th, an interview round on the 20th and a telemarketing round on the 21st. The willpower and managerial abilities of the students were tested before naming a “Biomanager” through the final round on the 23rd.
Mighty-Chondrias: The Powerhouse Of Ideas, the event which sparked the entrepreneurial flames of the students was another remarkable accomplishment under the able guidance of Adira and Aayush. The participants passed through a problem-solving and startup establishment round on the 19th and a product description and revenue model presentation round on the 21st. Four teams made it to the final round which happened on stage on the 23rd.
Captained by Angel Biju and Rakshana, Shipwreck: The Survival of the Wittiest was a fun-filled event in which the participants were given the task of convincing the captain of a sinking ship why they should be the one to get on the only available lifeboat, taking on the guise of an eminent personality. The event had two preliminary rounds on the 19th and 21st and the final round was on stage on the 23rd.
The poster-making competition this year took a twist, with Jhansi and Sabeela heading the event. In the preliminary round which took place on the 21st, the participants designed digital posters on a given topic, and the shortlisted finalists presented their posters to the Jury on the 22nd. The students’ presentation skills and creativity were judged.
Based on the online game that became a sensation during the Covid 19 lockdown, Among Us, coordinated by Jayanth, Varun, Vaishnavi and Nandini was a novel experience for the participants, who had to find the impostor among them, and the impostors who had to remain concealed using clues from specific keywords. The event was conducted on the 20th with 12 enthusiastic participants.
Graphical Abstract was another newly introduced event of Connoisseur 2022. Jayanthi and Rudraangsh were in charge of the event where the participants were asked to pictorially represent the contents of an abstract they were given to read. Conducted in two rounds, on the 19th and 21st of September, the creativity and accuracy of the students in illustrating the abstracts were judged by Dr. Elcey C D and Dr. Shinomol George.
Living in a society that loves to document the tiniest details of life, Instagram reel-making was included as one of the events. Under the guidance of Bhagyasree, the participants from 17 groups were asked to make reels based on any science-related the topic for the preliminary round. The 10 shortlisted participants were given the freedom to choose between three specific topics in the final round and were marked based on their originality, creativity, and technical skills.
The Photography event led by Anmol Sharma and Ayon Barman required the participants to click pictures based on the topic given on the day of the event. It showcased the creativity of the students in portraying life through a lens.
Last but not least, the Report Writing headed by Reshma and Krishna Vaishaki encouraged the students put on their thinking caps to bring out a creative description of the different events taking place every day.
INQUISITOR 22 - Inter-collegiate Forensic Science Fest
The Unit of Forensic Science at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore conducted a week-long virtual inter-collegiate forensic science fest named ‘Inquisitor-2022’ between 04-08 April 2022. The fest was organized with the purpose of collaborating students of forensic science from different institutions across the country and provide them a platform to test their skills and learn. Close to 100 participants from 5 institutions across India took part in this virtual gathering.
The fest was inaugurated the final day of the fest by Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Retd. Joint Director, Chhattisgarh and was presided by Fr. Joshy Mathew, Director of Library, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. Dr. Rakesh Gupta listed the many developments in the field of forensic science in India in the recent years and highlighted the ways in which students pursuing forensic science can benefit from them. He also encouraged the participants to test their skills in platforms such as these and use them to grow into better scientists and help the field improve in India. Fr. Joshy Mathew commended the efforts of the unit of forensic science and the forensic science club at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore and thanked the coordinators of the different institutions who took part in the fest.
The week long fest had interesting events such as crimetoonist (a composite sketching event), crime travel (case study presentation event), Think detective (puzzle solving event), canvas (e-poster designing event), trial by trivia (forensic quiz event), Sherlock & Watson (case solving event) etc. and participants from across India could showcase their abilities and test their skills. The events were highly fought and also fun-filled and it improved the team-work, problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the participants.
The week ended with a valedictory ceremony where the winners of the different events were announced and the institution which bagged the overall competition was also announced.
Bioventura 2022 (Intracollegiate PG Fest)
Date: 14th Feb 2022; 9.00 am – 4.15 Pm
The Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, organized the annual intracollegiate PG Fest- Bioventura 2022, virtually. The event was organized by final year post graduate students for the first year post graduate students of M.Sc Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Microbiology from 07th February to 14th February, 2022. The theme of the fest was “The lost city of Atlantis”. Encouraging a blended learning model, the fest provided a platform to the creative minds with artistic challenges to empower them to think beyond boundaries.
The topics for various categories related to visual art, performing art and Ad making, which encouraged the participants to think out of the box. Ten teams were created and given names based on the theme. Nine events were scheduled with prelims and finals. Some new events were introduced this year such as Inter Brains, Poetry making. All 91 students enthusiastically participated in the events. In the Biomanager event, prelim rounds were conducted where the participants were tested through aptitude test, which summoned their problem solving and decision making skills. Events like Poster making, photography and poetry writing on specific theme tested their creativity and typography.The participants showcased their skills to subvert the ordinary, to communicate the theme and to avoid clichés.
The final day of Bioventura 2022 was inaugurated by the chief guest of the session, Bijesh Manikoth, Associate Director Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance, Hanmi Pharmaceuticals, Seoul, South Korea. After the inaugural ceremony, finals of three events were conducted and it was judged by faculty members and alumni members of the department. There was active participation from the first year students and there was excitement in the air. Bioventura 2022 brought out the holistic development in each and every Jayantian of the department
Connoisseur 2022 (Intracollegiate fest)
Date: 9th Feb 2022; 9.00 am – 10.15 am
At Kristu Jayanti College, Department of Life sciences have the annual system of conducting intracollegiate fest which enable students to participate and exhibit their skills in a competitive spirit with each other. This brings about the spirit of teamwork, enables students to think out of the box and also provides an enjoyable platform to students to inculcate sportsmanship and Leadership qualities.
Connoisseur 2022 was an Intracollegiate extravaganza conducted between 5th -9th of February 2022 based on Shakespearean theme.
Altogether 9 events were conducted virtually through preliminary rounds and finals were conducted on 9th of February. Final year students were made to organize the events and First and second year undergraduate students participated in various events with enthusiasm.
The final day of events was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) and the chief Guest was Ms. Kuppulakshmi, Global Head, ZOHO.
The final day events were conducted from 10.00 am - 4pm and valedictory function was inaugurated by Fr.Deepu Joy, Director, Student Welfare Officer, Faculty Member, and Dept. of Life sciences.
Intra-collegiate Forensic Science fest – ATRIUM 2022
Date: 11th February 2022
The annual intra-collegiate forensic science fest, - Atrium 2022, took place on 11th February, 2022. The fest was organized by the Forensic Science club, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. The final year students were the team mentors and the event heads. The fest was actively participated by the students of first and second year BSc. Forensic Science.
The events included 8 co-curricular events which tested science related skills in the participants and 7 extra-curricular events which were skill based and fun filled.
The events included Crucipher (Crossword), Crime Travel (Case study presentation), Internal Affairs (Just A Minute), Think Detective (Online Treasure hunt) etc.
The highlight event was named Sherlock Holmes and took the participants through a series of investigative rounds to identify the winner who was titled “Sherlock Holmes” and the runner up “Dr. Watson”. The events were interesting and the students participated with full energy.
The fest was inaugurated by a formal session. The chief guest, Ms. Maalini Ramalo, Director for Social Protection, Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas (DHRRA), Malaysia inaugurated the session with a talk on her role in the DHRRA. The presidential address was delivered by the Principal, Rev. Fr. Augustine George who stressed on the need for skill based learning among students pursuing higher education.
Intra-collegiate UG Forensic Fest- ATRIUM 2021
Date: 05th March 2021
Number of participants: 130
Objective: To stimulate and promote students to improve their understanding in their core skills and channel their participation to intercollegiate fests.
The Unit of Forensic Science, Department of Life Sciences with the support and management of Kristu Jayanti College organized Atrium 2021, intra-collegiate forensic fest for first and second year undergraduate students of forensic science. This forensic fest aimed at discovering students’ knowledge and understanding of the subject as it offered a wide science related events. The events were conducted by the teachers of the unit of forensic science. The fest was executed with a total of 10 events and was organized at its best of quality. The fest was conducted online due to the pandemic situation using the ZOOM platform. The high- spirited forensic fest started with preliminary rounds of various events on 3rd March 2021.
Atrium, being the first forensic fest in the college the theme was maintained at crime and investigation. With respect to this the events were also organized accordingly. There were a total of ten event planned for the students to participate in. Cognitionis- the quiz event had a preliminary round and time limit was given for each question to be answered. This kept the students on their feet even though the competition was virtual. Events like Scleus Fabula tested their writing and intuitive skills as the vent dealt with write a crime story but based scientifically. Bringing out the forensic scientist or the detective within them events like Inquisitor, Obscura, Fortitudo aimed at testing their investigation, intuitive, observation skills respectively. Events like Parle (debate), Pictura (Logo Designing), and Prescripta (sketching) were organized and these tested their artistic skills. Realis (the documentary contest) was themed as “Water - the essence of life”. The last event was Qualis which was based on the best participation and performance of the students.
Bioventura 2020 Intracollegiate Biofest for Post Graduate Students
The Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, organized the Online Fest- BIOVENTURA 2k20, exclusively for the Post graduate students, from 18th November to 20th November, 2020. The theme of the fest was THE PANDEMIC THAT OCCURRED AROUND THE WORLD, keeping in mind the preventive measures regarding COVID-19. Encouraging a blended learning model, the Fest provided a platform to the creative minds with artistic challenges to empower them to think beyond boundaries.
The topics for various categories related to visual art, performing art and movie making, encouraged the participants to think out of the box while maintaining social isolation. The fest was organised for the first year PG students by the final year students. The entire PG first years, with a strength of 92, were divided into 11 groups, namely: Team Star lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, Rocket, Yondu, Nebula, Mantis, Kraglin, Stakar ogord and Half nut
On the first day of the fest, 18th November 2020, Agent Perroncito or the crime scene investigation was held, where 3partcipants from each team were engaged. The participants were given a crime scene with interrogation of the suspects and were asked to answer a set of questions related to the briefing, which could help them to solve the puzzle. The event challenged their analytical skills as well as attention to detail.
On the same day, first round of prelims for the Heir of Tyrrell or Biomanager also took place. It was an individual event where the participation was mandatory for all. The first round of biomanager was aptitude test, which summoned their problem solving and decision making skills. Among all the 92 participants, only 16 participants qualified the first round of biomanager. 19th November 2020, the second day of the fest, five events were conducted. The second round of prelims for heir of tyrrell consisted of stress management round. The participants were put under extreme stressful conditions to challenge their cognitive techniques to review their attitude and their reaction towards it. Among the 16 participants, 6 were qualified for the final round of biomanager .
Charlotte’s prodigy or the poster designing and presentation was held, with one participant from each team. The topic, CRISPR/Cas 9 an antiviral strategy, was given 2-3days prior to the event and were asked to make posters on the topic and present. This event tested their creativity and typography, since they were asked to develop legible, well-designed type. Yersin’s quest or the quiz prelims were organised with two participants from each team. The questions were all related to life sciences, which put through its paces on their abilities like conflict resolution, team work and in depth knowledge of the topic. 5teams were qualified for the final round.
Piot’s sonnets or the poetry competition involved one participant from each team, where they were asked to write poetry on individual topics given to them. The time limit was 30mins for writing and 5mins for reciting their poetry. The participants showcased their skills to subvert the ordinary, to communicate the theme and to avoid clichés.
The last event of the day was Gallo’s lens or photography, where one participant from each team were required to display their photographic skills. The topic, BE RESPONSIBLE AND DON’T BE A COVIDIOT, was given 4hrs prior to the event. This was a great chance for the participants to ignite their photography skills with attention to detail, patience and concentration. On20th November 2020, the final day of BIOVENTURA 2k20. The formal inaugural session was held virtually through zoom platform. The inaugural ceremony started at 9.30am with invoking the Almighty’s blessings, followed by a welcome address by Dr. U. Sivagamasundari, faculty coordinator of BIOVENTURA.
All auspicious occasions commence with the lighting of the lamp, as light symbolises wisdom and knowledge. So did we start our ceremony with virtual lighting of the lamp. Presidential address was delivered by Fr.Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. The inaugural address was given by the esteemed Prof.Mukesh Doble, professor Emeritus, Department of biotechnology, IIT Chennai. The vote of thanks was given by Chris Mathew, student coordinator of BIOVENTURA 2K20. The formal inaugural session came to an end with Jayantian anthem.
A keynote address was given by Prof. Mukesh Doble on the topic Polymers as medical implants. The events started from 10.45am and the event was Haddow’s broadcasting or bioadvertising, which included 4-6 participants per team. The participants were required to make an advertising video of 2-mins and were asked to send it 2days prior to the main event. This event showcased their creativity, humour and authenticity.
Yersin’s quest or quiz finals took place from 11am. The qualified 5teams competed against each other for the title. From 12 noon, Miner’s start-ups or bio-entrepreneurship started, which required 2-3participants per team. The participants were required to ignite their flame of being an entrepreneur. John Snow’s comic or meme designing started from 2pm, where 2-3per team were asked to make memes on topic related to science.
The participants were allowed to make minimum of 2 and maximum 4 entries per teams. The participant’s creativity was determined by this event. The final and the most awaited and prestigious event, Heir of Tyrrell of the biomanager started at 3.30pm. The hunt for the Biomanager 2k20 finally came to an end with a round of personal interview with the 6 finalists. The valedictory ceremony began at 4pm with welcome address by Dr. Esther Shobha R. The fest witnessed participation from 92 participants. The response for the Fest was heartening as the entries received from the young competitors left an indelible impression on everyone associated with it. BIOVENTURA 2K20, became a medium for the young learners to introspect, innovate and implement new ideas in harmony with the existing environment.
Connoisseur 2020: Virtual Intra collegiate UG Biofest
Connoisseur 2020, the first ever virtual annual intra-collegiate Biofest organized by the Department of Life Sciences in association with the Life Science club of Kristu Jayanti College came to an exciting closure with the final rounds of the major events on 14th October 2020. The fest that strives to unearth and discover the talents and skills of the students of the Department is planned and brought to life by the final year undergraduate students under the guidance of the faculty members. ‘Bio verse’ was the theme, emphasizing on how biology unites us as a whole new universe. The students of first and second year were divided into 25 groups with 15-17 members. Each group was named after ‘The houses of the Famous TV show- Game of Thrones’. The undergraduate students of first and second year BBG, MBG, BBB and FS participated in the various events of the fest including quiz, debate, poster making, lecture competition, Bio-manager, shipwreck, mask designing and minute to win it etc.
In Total 14 events were conducted virtually. The fest was kick started on 9th October 2020 with the preliminary rounds of the competitions. The winners of preliminary rounds competed in the final rounds of the events. The inauguration of the final day of the fest was held virtually on 14th October 2020, which was presided over by Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College and had Ms. Suja Sajiv, Manager- People Relations, Molecular Connections Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr. Augustine, in his presidential address inspired the students with his motivating words, and instigated them to work towards reaching their goal. Ms. Suja, in her inaugural address, revealed the various opportunities available for the Life Science graduates. The entire day was spent conducting the final rounds of the fest on virtual mode. The valedictory ceremony was presided over by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. J, Director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law and Jayantian Extension Services. He spoke about the new normal life and importance of the students to strive for excellence in their future endeavors. The Winners of the various events were announced during the Valedictory program.
Bioaura 2020 | National Level Intercollegiate Bio-fest
At Kristu Jayanti College, education is not confined to the four walls of a classroom. Here we believe in holistic education that nurtures creativity, innovation, leadership, and team skills. It is this vision of the college that is reflected in events like departmental and intercollegiate fests and departmental exhibitions. The Department of Life Sciences organized Bioaura’20, the latest edition of the national level intercollegiate bio-fest on 7th February, 2020 in association with the life science club of Kristu Jayanti College. The fest was inaugurated by Dr. Gopalakrishnnan Ramaswamy, founder and, CEO at Theracues Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru. Dr. Ramaswamy’s inaugural address narrating the story of his transformation over the years from a passionate academician to a daring entrepreneur and the motivations that drove him through the journey was well-accepted by the audience because of its liveliness and substance. Undergraduate students from life sciences and allied programmes of different colleges in the country competed in the different events of the fest, all related to life sciences. This year’s fest featured nine events including two unique novel events - the herbal cooking (without fire!) and the science model exhibition. The other events were, Bio-manager, Quiz, Photography, Advertisement, Laboratory skill evaluation, Just a Minute (JAM) and Lecture contest. The fest was centered on the theme ‘constellations’. The fest had participants from colleges all over Bengaluru and one college from Salem, Tamil Nadu. St. George College, Bengaluru were declared the overall winners of the fest while Garden City College, Bengaluru bagged the runners-up trophy.
Bioventura| Intracollegiate Bio-fest (PG)
BioVentura, the Annual Intra Collegiate Biofest for the PG students of Life Sciences was held on 22nd August 2019. The fest provides an amazing platform for students to showcase their various talents and explore the depths of the wonderful world of science. The fest was a critical driver for performance and innovation and made way for young minds to put forth their innovative ideas and perceptions. 75 participants were divided into 10 groups, holding the names of 10 different Secondary Metabolites namely- Atropine, Gossypol, Reserpine, Quinidine, Galantamine, Vincristine, Psilocin, Linamarin, Dhurrin, Azatyrosine. The fest was organized by the Final year MSc. Students for the first year students. The faculty Co-ordinators was Dr. Esther Shoba and Dr. Dileep Francis. The student Co-ordinators were Kushbu.R, Ananya.V, Keren Nisha and Pooja Saravanan. Bioventura featured two new events this year which were Bio- Entrepreneur & Sum It Up (Manuscript Abstracting). A total of 10 events were organized out of which 5 were off stage events and the rest were on stage events held on 22nd August. The fest was inaugurated by the chief guest of the day Mr. Sandeep, Managing Partner, BioNova Biologicals Pvt Ltd Bangalore at 9:30am in the Mini Auditorium III of UG Block. Ms. Kushbu. R, Student Co-ordinator welcomed the gathering, after which the lighting of the lamp ceremony took place. The Presidential address was given by Rev. Fr. Dr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Kristu Jayanti College. He passionately addressed the students encouraging them to never settle for ordinariness The Chief Guest of the day, shared valuable thoughts about the importance of Life Sciences and its application in day to day life. He inspired the students to take up science with passion. The Student Co-ordinator for Bio Ventura, Ms. Keren Nisha, proposed the vote of thanks. The events Transcript, Reflex, Bio-Journalism, Bio-Entrepreneur, Spectrosnapy and Bio-manager followed the inaugural ceremony. The events were judged by the faculty members of the Department along with two special guests Mr. Justin and Mr. Srinivasan Sundarajan. R, alumni of Kristu Jaynati College. Students participated in all the events with lot of enthusiasm & exhibited team spirit. Bioventura was truly successful in evoking a sense of intellectual thinking, team spirit, innovation, creativity & leadership skills.The Valedictory function took place in the Mini-Auditorium II at 4:30 pm. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P.J. gave an inspiring and informational talk about how humans have a societal responsibility to make the world a better place and motivated the students to strive for excellence in their future endeavours. The Winners of the various events were announced in the Valedictory program and the Certificates and Prizes were also distributed. Ms. Andrel D’souza proposed the vote of thanks and the programme concluded with the National Anthem.
Connoisseur | Intracollegiate Bio-fest (UG)
Connoisseur-19, the 2019 edition of the annual intra collegiate bio fest organised by the Department of Life Sciences in association with the Life Science club of Kristu Jayanti College came to an exciting closure with the final rounds of the major events on 16th August 2019. The fest that strives to unearth and discover the talents and skills of the students of the Department is planned and brought to life by the final year undergraduate students under the guidance of the faculty members. The first and second year undergraduate students participated in the various events of the fest including quiz, debate, poster making, lecture competition, Bio-manager, Bio-journalism, Bio-entrepreneurship etc. The fest was kick started on 5th August 2019 with the preliminary rounds of the competitions. The selected few from the preliminary rounds competed in the final rounds of the events. The grand promotion of the fest, introducing the occasion to fellow Jayantians, was staged in the Quadrangle on 12th August 2019 and bagged appreciations from the entire college. The Inaugural Ceremony of the final day of the fest, held in the Mini Audi III on 16th August 2019 was presided over by Rev. Fr. Dr. Augustine George, Vice Principal and had Mr. Mayank Anand, Director & Head, Global Data Management Service Delivery, Global Clinical Operations Bristol Myers Squibb, as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr. Augustine, in his presidential address elaborated the concept of T-shaped skills, as a prerequisite for increasing ones probability of landing a job in a highly competitive environment. He urged the students to work on gaining depth and skills in ones field of expertise, which represents the vertical bar on the letter T, while also being skilled in collaborating across disciplines by gaining knowledge and skills in fields other than one’s own, representing the horizontal bar on the letter T. Mr. Mayank Anand, in his inspired the students of the Department by shedding light on the managerial roles that can be taken up by Life Science graduates and introduced the non-conventional career prospects offered by the subject. The day that witnessed the best minds of the department locking horns in different events of the fest in a constructive and spirited manner, cheered by their group mates was a robust display of Jayantian brotherhood and culture. The day came to a closure through a valedictory ceremony presided over by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. J. He inspired the students to strive for excellence in their future endeavours. The Winners of the various events were announced in the Valedictory program and the Certificates and Prizes were distributed.
Bioaura 2019 the intercollegiate biofest conducted by the Department of Life Sciences was organised on 18th February 2019. The participants for the fest were UG students across various colleges of Bangalore. The fest had plethora of events like Advertising, Lecture Contest, Jam, Painting, Quiz, Event-X, Crime Scene Investigation, Pot Pourri and Biomanager that was named after eminent scientists contributed to the field of Life Sciences.
The inaugural ceremony of the fest was headed by Fr. Josekutty P.D, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College and the chief guest was Mr. Ashish Srivastava, Vice–President HR – Inbisco India, Part of Mayora group. In his presidential address, father enlightened about integration of innovation and creativity for contribution to research. Mr. Ashish Srivastava, in his address rationalised the role of teachers’ in every student’ life. Adding to the fact he conveyed that knowledge can be mined from data available through internet, but for one’s wisdom, students have to indeed look upon teachers for a world of success.
A marketing event, advertisement had the students to sell their product in an innovative way. Lecture Contest a pep talk had the participants’ speak on any topic with the use of power point presentations. Just a minute (JAM) with 20 different topics was given to assess the vocabulary skills and knowledge in different areas. To exhibit their creativity and concern for the environment, painting competition with the theme DREAM GREEN was held. For demonstrating their practical skills, hands on experiments were given with time limitation in Event X. Crime scene investigation event tested the investigation skills of students in judging the culprit. Potpourri event was conducted to know the thought process, presence of mind and the ability to work in team. Leadership skills enough to thrive in the competitive world were judged in the event biomanager.
In the valedictory ceremony, Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, KJC felicitated the winners of various events and appreciated the participants for their efforts. The overall champion was bagged by Reva University and the runners up place by Garden City College.
Staff coordinators relentless support and guidance along with the all the faculty members and tireless zeal of student coordinators and event heads made the fest resounding one.
Connoisseur 2018 and Bioventura 2018
The Life Sciences Department of Kristu Jayanti College organised Connoisseur 2018, an intra collegiate biofest for undergraduates and Bioventura 2018 for post graduates on 16th August 2018. The fest was inaugurated by the guests of honour were Mr. Nihar Gundumala, Head of Employer Brand Marketing and Ms. Shwetha Sharma Associate Director, Recruitment and Talent Advisors both from Covance in the Mini Auditorium II. Dr.Challaraj Emmanuel, Staff Co-ordinator of Life Sciences Club, welcomed the gathering. Fr. Lijo P.Thomas, Financial Administrator and Head, Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College, presided over the function. In his presidential address, he enlightened about integration of clinical trials and data management in the area of research. The Chief guest, Mr. Nihar expressed that research is utmost important for the betterment of the health and in turn society. Ms. Shwetha Sharma stated that development in life sciences brands, today’s healthcare challenges into tomorrow’s solutions. She explained the varied roles of Covance in offering laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical and food industries and as a top global provider of Phase III clinical trial management services. Discussion on the recruiting process to the students was indeed valuable.
This year, Connoisseur 2018 was set up with the theme ‘Harry Porter’ and the groups were named after this theme viz., Muggle Mayhem, Animagous Army, Granger Zone, Buckbeak Banter etc. For Connoisseur 2018, along with the events such as short documentary movie making, quiz, crime scene investigation, pep talk, debate, photography, poster making, tableau, biojournalism, biomarketing, biomanager etc., two new inclusions were made - the Yule ball (fashion show) and the Muggle movies(advertising). Events such as biomanager, debate, quiz, witnessed preliminary rounds and final round.. The participants of the fest were first year M.Sc. students and 1st and 2nd year B.Sc. students. Off stage events and preliminary rounds of few events started on 6th August 2018.
In Bioventura 2018 the Intra Collegiate biofest for PG students, the participants were divided into groups and were named with genetically modified entities like tegon, humulin, synthia, etc. Events in Bioventura 2018 were Transcript, Reflex- a quiz event, Polemic - the debate competition. Biomarketing event had the students to sell their product in an innovative way. In Biojournalism event, participants reported on a current scientific issue in their own creative means. Cinethesis had factual documentary presentation on scientific importance. Corrections to be made in the intentionally inserted wrongs’ in the research papers made up the event Blue Pencil. Nutrichoice, cooking without fire, utilization of used waste items for a constructive purpose helped in crafting Wealth out of Waste. Crime scene investigation event tested the investigation skills of students in judging the culprit.
In the valedictory ceremony, Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, felicitated the winners of various events and appreciated the seniors for having conducted the biofest successfully. The overall champion of Bioventura 2018 was bagged by the group Herman and under Connoisseur 2018, Animagous Army won the championship. Staff coordinators relentless support and guidance along with the all the faculty members and tireless zeal of student coordinators and event heads made the fest resounding one. The fest helped the students to showcase and hone their creativity and expertise in the field of life sciences. On the flip side, the fest also helped in team building among the students and enhanced their event management and leadership skills.
CONNOISSEUR (UG) AND BIO VENTURA (PG) 2017
Connoisseur and Bio Ventura are Intra collegiate fests organized by the final year Students of BSc and MSc Programme for the juniors. It is an opportunity for the students to rekindle academic concepts, showcase their skills and to work together as a team as they participated in various events. This Bio-fest excavated the heights of creativeness, innovativeness and enriched knowledge on this platform. The fest was inaugurated on 18 Aug, 2017 by Ms. Smitha Murthy, Founder Director, Credora Life Sciences, Bangalore. In her inaugural address Ms. Murthy emphasize the importance of Passion in the field of Lifesciences. The Presidential address was delivered by Rev Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal of the college highlighted about the importance given to research and entrepreneurship in the field of life science. This year the fest had a total of 16 events for UG Programme namely Gold Rush (Treasure Hunt), Insta Nutra ( Cooking without Fire), Jeffery’s Lab (Crime Scene Investigation), Picaso Art (Poster Making), Kalam Jr. (Young Scinetist), Event X, Chimera (Pot Pourri), Tableau, Reflex (Quiz), Turncoat, Pep Talk (Lecture Contest), Eagle’s Eye (Documentary), Imprint (Photography), Minute to Win it, Polemic (Debate), Reporting and Bio Shuttle; out of which 2 events Chimera and Event X were introduced for the first time. Events for PG students such as X-files, Nutrichoice and Transcript, Reflex, Biojournalism, Biomanager, Polemic, Cinethesis, Biomarketing and Blue pencil were also conducted.
Intra-collegiate UG Bio-fest- CONNOISSEUR 2016
The fest was hosted for the first and second year students with a total strength of 120 participants. The students were assigned into 10 teams. The team names allotted was Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Strontium, Titanium, Radon, Scandium, and Chromium; named after the elements of the periodic table. The fest spanned a total of 8 days and comprised of a total of 16 events, out of which, 6 new events were introduced this year.
The Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College organized “ Bio Aura”, an inter- collegiate Bio Fest on 14 March and it’s a maiden venture. Bio Aura is a unique platform for undergraduate and post graduate students to radiate their attitudinal, interpersonal and communicative skills. This Bio Fest was attended by 130 students from eight different colleges. The various events of the fest included (Reels of life) Documentary presentations, Science Triathlon, Quiz, Working model presentations, Lecture contest and Entrepreneur in You.
BIOVENTURA 2014: An Intra collegiate Bio fest for PG students of Life Science Department
Bio Ventura is the intra collegiate bio fest for postgraduate students. This is the 2nd year of Bio Ventura in which new events were introduced and there was a lot of excitement among the students about the events. The fest started with the very 1st event “Decoding the Sequence” on 13 August 2014 at 11 AM in which 7 teams participated among which 4 teams proceeded for the finals. Followed by “Spin a Yarn” at 12, which was an individual event where the startup of the story was shown & the remaining story was to be narrated in a creative manner by the students. The next event was “Quiz” prelims with 30 objective questions.
The next event was the “Bio Art” in which 10 teams (2 per team) were participated. In the event, biological products were used to create & depict biological processes in the form of art. The next event was “Scientific Writing” where 10 students participated. It was an individual event where in they were given a research article, the concept was to be grasped & review of the article should be rephrased in their own words.
On the next day, 14 August the Bio fest Bio Ventura was inaugurated by Dr. Arun Chandrasekhar, President, of Bhatt Biotech. He delivered the key note address. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principle of the college delivered the presidential address. The first event for the day was Documentary in which 3 teams participated, with an open topic related to life science. Followed by was the final round of decoding the Sequence in which 4 teams took part. The next event was the “Trigger the Taste buds” in which dishes were prepared without fire but with the products of microorganisms. Various products were used to prepare variety of dishes wherein we saw the creativity of the students.
This was followed by “Bio marketing”. It was team event. Each team chooses a product of its own advertises and markets the product. The last event was the quiz finals with 5 teams. The competitions were successfully conducted by the coordinators; over all Bio Ventura was an impulse to acumen all skills & knowledge
REPORT ON BIOFEST-2012
Connoisseur, the annual intra collegiate Bio-fest is conducted by the department of Life Sciences. Like every year this year also Connoisseur was a testimony for every life science student’s talent. The main event was scheduled from the 23 of July to the 10 of august 2012. Connoisseur was headed under the able guidance of our HOD Dr.Elcey CD, staff coordinators Mrs Sangeetha and Mr.Thomas Abraham and all the faculty members of the department of Life Sciences. The first and second year students of BSc Biotechnology and Microbiology were divided into 6 groups under the titles, PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA, NELUMBIUM, CANNABIS, DATURA METAL, DIGITALIS and ATROPA BELLADONA. There were 14 events of which 2 events were newly introduced that year, Bio photography and Mind mapping.