Workshop for First Year B.Sc. Zoology students

workshop on “Assembly and Applications of Foldscope” was conducted in D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai for the F.Y. B.Sc. Zoology students. A group of 26 participants attended this workshop. They assembled the Foldscopes in groups and prepared slides of pollen grain, scales of fish, onion peel, stomata of leaf and observed them. The participants were enthused…

Foldscope workshop in a Library

A workshop “Foldscope as Educational Tool” was conducted on 25th December 2018 at Mahim Sarvajanik Vachanalaya, Mahim by the Foldscope Team of D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai. In the workshop, lecture on foldscope invention and application was given followed by preparation and observation of slides. Participants prepared slides of onion peel, pollen of lily, stomata…

Workshop in Chiradpada, Mumbai

The Foldscope Team of D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai conducted a Foldscope workshop for thr students of standards 7, 8 & 9 of thr Zillaparishad School, Chiradpada, Bhiwandi, Mumbai. The students were very keen to know about Foldscope and to observe slides.

Foldscope workshop – Jawhar, Palghar

The Foldscope team from D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai conducted a Foldscope Orientation Workshop for 9th standard students and science faculty in Bhartiya Vidyapeet Prashala and Junior College, Jawhar on 11th December 2018. 

International Symposium –

An oral presentation titled “Exploring fungi through foldscope” was presented at International Symposium on fungal presented Biology: Advances, Applications and Conservation & 45th Annual Meeting of Mycological society of India conducted in Agharkar Research Institute of Pune, Mumbai during 19-21 November, 2018.  JRF – Priti Dubey & PI – Gayathri N. from D.G. Ruparel College,…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop 8 August 2018

Foldscope Orientation Workshop was conducted on 8 August 2018 for second year B.Sc. Zoology students in D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai. The session included Introduction to Foldscope and observation of pre-prepared slides. Participants were very excited and enthusiastic to know about and use Foldscopes. Thanks for DBT for supporting us.

DBT Foldscope Twinning Program

Dr. Sewali Pathak, Bijni College, Bijni, Assam and Dr. Gayathri N., DG Ruparel College, Mumbai discussed the methodology of using Foldscopes in their respective research projects in Bijni, Assam under the Twinning program of DBT Funded Foldscope Research Project.  The study of embryogenesis in Zebrafish using Foldscope was explained by Dr. Gayathri. The efficient use…

Workshop conducted in Cosmos High School, Mumbai

The Foldscope Team of D. G. Ruparel College conducted a workshop at Cosmos High School, Borivali, Mumbai on the 22nd of September, 2018.  The students were thrilled to be introduced to this awesome paper microscope. They were very eager to prepare their own slides which they later observed through the Foldscopes.

Foldscope Workshop held on 18 September 2018

The Foldscope Team of D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai conducted a workshop on Introduction and Applications of Foldscope in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai on 18th September, 2018. An introductory lecture on Foldscope was given to the participants after which they were taken to the laboratory wherein they prepared slides of fungi, Lactobacillus,…

Foldscope workshop & Trail

The Foldscope team of D.G. Ruparel College organised a workshop for M.Sc. Zoology  second year students.  On 6th September 2018, a hands-on session was held wherein the participants assembled their own Foldscopes with  great interest. On 11th September 2018, the participants were taken to Malad Trail in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. They took their Foldscopes…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop

A workshop for tenth standard students of S.R.T Vidya Mandir High School, Virar, Palghar District, was conducted on 8th September 2018 by the Foldscope Team from D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai. A total of 100 participants from both English and Hindi medium attended the workshop with great enthusiasm. They were greatly thrilled to see the slides…

Workshop at IES New English School, Bandra, Mumbai

Foldscope Orientation Workshop was conducted for the eighth standard students of Indian Education Society New English School, Bandra. It was organised through the Science Club of the school. The students were very keen and attentive during the explanation of the Foldscope. They were very thrilled to use the Foldscope and to observe the slides.

Foldscope Orientation Workshop – D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai

Foldscope Orientation Workshop was conducted on 8 August 2018 for Second year B.Sc. Zoology students in D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai.  There was an introductory lecture followed by observation of pre-prepares slides. The participants were very excited and enthusiastic to know about and to use the foldscopes. Thanks to DBT their initiative and support.  

Zebrafish Embryo

Trying to observe the embryonic development of Zebrafish. WOW! Need to standardize the method to keep them alive in the medium to observe using foldscope


A foraminiferan captured through the Foldscope. Sand sample from Juhu Beach, Mumbai, India