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Oct 29, 2019
Category: General
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Students, staff and teachers of the Department celebrated Diwali including rangoli decorations. The pictures gallery is here.

Oct 5, 2019
Category: General
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The Teachers day was celebrated in Department on 05-Sep-2019 and Microbiology day on 26-Sep-2019. The details of celebrations and pictures are here and here.

Sep 14, 2019
Category: General
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The puzzle for Sep 2019 was created by Babbal and Shilpa Mohanty (both PhD Students). The competition was held on 13-Sep-2019 and the winners are- First: Aparajita, and Second: Nupur and Tanu. More details here.

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck

Sports Day


By Aparajita Sen


ORGANISERS: M.Sc. (Previous)

February marks the onset of spring, making it a perfect occasion for outdoor sports. And that is precisely why our Department organizes 'Spardha', one of the most awaited events, every year in February. This year also without any exception, the Annual Sports Meet was organized on 14th February, 2019. However, this time there was an unexpected guest too, whose arrival was announced by tremendous thunder and lightning! The overcast sky and the persistent rainfall that wet our ground did lower our morale for a moment, but the support of our Staff and Students did not let us lose hope!

And as if in praise of our excitement and determination, the Sun finally decided to shine and dry our ground, and allowed us to begin the races! The staff and students brimmed with excitement as they participated and won the lemon and relay races, which were followed by the King of Indian Sport, CRICKET! As was expected, Dr. Y.P. Khasa and his team won the match, as well as the M.Sc. girls, who set the ground on fire with fours and sixes! A surprise race was kept to break monotony, wherein the participants had to run 100m on one leg, and on reaching the finishing line they were met with 10 riddles, and on solving as many as they could, they had to return to the starting line, on ONE leg again! As organizers, we were nervous regarding the reactions to this race, but to our immense joy, participants were many, and so was their enthusiasm!

After a hearty lunch, we resumed our event with Tug of War, and the best part was when the rope snapped into two and everyone toppled over with hilarious consequences!! This was followed by some more events for Faculty members, Kho-Kho, and Badminton, which extended up to 5 pm, and with a lot of reluctance, we stopped playing and started cleaning up!

Being pursuers of science, we become engrossed in our everyday research work so much so that the only time we move is probably when we need to use an instrument! However, a healthy mind can only reside in a healthy body, and this is the Mantra that Spardha reminds us every year and inculcates us with qualities like healthy competition, leadership, and team spirit. Ending the event on a positive note was difficult due to the initial unpleasant weather, but we are immensely thankful to our Faculty, Staff and students for not giving up on us and participating in large numbers to make this event successful yet one more time, proving that a few drops of rain cannot wash away the immense enthusiasm of our department!

Vishal Dashora, Akanksha Saini, Kritika Bansal, Ashee Singh
(M.Sc. students: Organizing Team)


Believing in ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, the students and staff members of the Department of Microbiology eagerly wait for the month of February to go out on the playfield and engage enthusiastically in their favorite sport(s).

Spardha’18 was organized on the 22nd of the same month this year, and as a part of the organizing team, nothing made us happier than seeing the entire departmental staff, students, and teachers, pumping up their energies and participating in large numbers in activities like cricket, 100 meter races, lemon and spoon race, three-legged race, badminton and many more. Fitness freaks proudly made it first to the finishing line.

The most awaited of all these were the ultimate cricket match between students and staff. Not exaggerating, if it were up to them, you could find the next Sachin Tendulkar on this ground!

Grabbing the limelight this year was the team led by our most thrilling professor, Dr. Y.P. Khasa, who won the match with an unbeatable score. Our girls’ teams were no less and tried really hard to get the ball onto the other side in a match of M.Sc. vs. Ph.D. students. The Ph.D.s won with as big a margin as it could get!

Going along with the connotation of the word ‘Spardha’, i.e., competition, we witnessed the competitive spirit of the teams when the Tug-of-War event began. Seriousness is at its peak when you see your hands getting bruised on that rope but you know only one thing: not to let it go. No activity has better taught us the significance of team spirit than this.

During the everyday humdrum routine we rarely realize the importance of physical exercise. In the midst of our busy schedule, coming up with an event encompassing a day packed with fun-exercising was something we really appreciated. We celebrated exercising in its truest sense!

 As organizers, we had one hell of a time executing this event. We would like to thank our faculty for motivating us with the fervor they exhibited and our colleagues for the help they extended in putting things together.

The Participants

Sports Day 2018





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