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AIMST University: Global Immersion Program-2020
Dayananda Sagar University for the first time sent their students for a Global Immersion Program, hosted by the Department of Biotechnology, AIMST University, Malaysia. A total of forty students signed up for the program and were under the supervision of Dr.Sunil S More, Dean- School of Basic and Applied Sciences and Assistant Professor Dr.Aneesa Fasim.
The students filled with excitement and joy set to Malaysia on the 7th of January. Reaching Kuala Lampur during the afternoon, the batch set out for sight-seeing for the next two days, serving as a buffer time between the travel and the program. Visiting places like the Prime Minister’s office at Putrajaya, the Battu caves and Ghenting Islands back at Kuala Lampur gave students an insight and appreciation towards the culture and infrastructure of Malaysia. After a brief moment of relaxation, the students set to Kedah on the evening of 9th January. Reaching as early as 2:30am at AIMST University, the energy of the students was pretty evident as they started the Global Immersion Program in the following morning.
The School of Basic and Applied Sciences of Dayananda Sagar University were given a warm welcome by the Dean of Applied Sciences- Senior Prof.Manickam Ravichandran. The orientation day elucidated the scope of the field of biological sciences to the students. After some rest, the crew set on a hike near the university, where they enjoyed the climb and invested themselves into meditation and introspection. Day-2 onwards saw labs and talks which emphasised heavily on the recent trends in Biological Sciences. From Genome sequencing to aquaculture, bacteriophages, biosensors to Biosafety Practices, Cholera Vaccine and more, students of DSU were engrossed in the activities and initiatives taken by AIMST University and made use of the opportunity given by DSU. On the evening of 15th January, the students were felicitated with certificates for completing the Global Immersion Program.
Million memories, thousand thoughts, one destination, the students of DSU arrived at Malaysia with ambitions and aspirations. Along with the educational part of the program, AIMST University went the extra mile by hosting various excursions. A day trip to Penang, visit to Fruit, honey and strawberry farms along with the amenities provided in the campus. The batch had made a second home by the end of the trip and arrived at Bangalore on the 16th of January with Knowledge, experience and endeavour.