IIT Jodhpur
2018 World Immunology Day celebrated in IIT Jodhpur

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur  

Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering 
2018 World Immunology Day was celebrated in IIT Jodhpur by the Faculty Members of Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering on 1 May 2018. Class VIII Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Jodhpur, were invited to attend the program and participate in the activities planned for them. This program was aimed at encouraging students to choose a career in science. The program started at 9:30 am with welcome speech by Sushmita Jha, Assistant Professor, on Immunology and Hygiene. It was followed by a short introduction by Ph.D and M.Tech. Students of their journey of science. Then, videos on the Immune System were shown – how it fights different microorganisms and the importance of hygiene in daily life for prevention of diseases. Thereafter, the activities were undetaken, like solving puzzles, answering questions based on the videos shown to them, and viewing slides of blood smears and sections of human brain.
Professor Madhu Dikshit, Professor-in-Charge, Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering, interacted with the students and reiterated the importance of health and hygiene in daily life. A group of M.Tech. students enacted a short skit based on hygiene and healthy habits. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the activities. The celebration ended with group photographs and feedback from students on what they have learnt and liked about the event.
Studnets of Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Jodhpur, watching videos on Immune System

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Jodhpur, viewing samples under microscope
Ph.D. and M.Tech. Students of Department of Biocience & Bioengineering enacting a skit on Immune System

Prize distribution
Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Jodhpur, with the Faculty Members and Students of the Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering