Activities (Under DBT Star College Scheme)

    Extension Lecture
    16 oct 2015
    An extension lecture was conducted by botany department under DBT Star College Scheme, for which the invited resource person was Dr. SarojArora , Associate professor in Botany in department  of botanical and environmental sciences, GNDU . Her topic of talk was “PLANTS And SOCIETY”. She told the students about the various types of plants and their uses for human society starting from birth to death. She categorised the plants according to their uses like fibre yielding plants, timber, oil yielding, medicinal, edible and ornamental plants. She discussed about the future aspects of using plants for the production of diesel. She also told the students about neutraceuticals. At the end she motivates the students to take interest in plants and research related to them as plants are the important part of our life.


    12 Sep 2015
    Under DBT star college scheme a workshop was organised by IISER (INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH) Mohali. Students were given lecture on optical illusion. An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological illusions that are the effects of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, colour, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences. Pathological visual illusions arise from a pathological exaggeration in physiological visual perception mechanisms causing the aforementioned types of illusions.