Jalandhar July 2 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Zoology Department of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya under DBT Star College Scheme organized One Day Workshop cum Hands on Training on the topic ‘Isolation, Preservation and Identification of Parasites of Vertebrates’. This workshop was conducted to provide practical experiences to the students regarding identification and preservation of various Protozoan and Helminthes parasites. The Resource Person of the workshop was Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The workshop started with the green welcome of the guest with a planter presented by Dean Academics and Head of Zoology Department, Dr. Seema Marwaha.
Dr. Harpreet Kaur, an expert Parasitologist, explained about the various kinds of ecto- and endoparasites of animals including man. She emphasised on the protective measures against these parasites. She elaborated the methods of isolation, recent approaches of identification, fixation and staining of various parasites. Dr. Kaur provided Hands on Training to the students on isolation and fixation of myxozoan parasites. The practical session was also assisted by the research fellows, Mr. Susheel Kumar and Mr. Nitin Ghai from Parasitology Lab., Dept. of Zoology, PU Chandigarh, working under the guidance of Dr. Kaur. They also helped the students in staining and preparation of permanent mount of Helminths.
Hands on Training was also given on the sectioning and staining of histological sections by the resource person
Hands on Training was also given on the sectioning and staining of histological sections by the resource person. All students of B.Sc. (Medical) and B.Sc. BT enthusiastically participated in the workshop and gave encouraging feedback to organize more workshops in future. Principal, Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen motivated the students to participate in such workshops in order to improve their thorough knowledge of subject through hands on training.
Dr. Seema Marwaha, presented the vote of thanks and emphasised on the importance of enhancing practical skills through workshop and Hands on Training. Dr. Sakshi Verma, from Zoology Department conducted the stage. Mr. Ravi Kumar, from Zoology Department assisted in organizing the workshop. Lab attendant Mr. Sachin helped in setting of venue and arrangement of chemicals and other requirements for the workshop.