Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days.

Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly etc…. More than 1000 students benefited. 10 students of our school with Principal Investigator D.Aravindaraja Trained the students of Meghalaya Christ Senior Secondary…

TWINNING OF SCHOOL WITH CHRIST SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MEGHALAYA

#Indiafoldscopephase 1 Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days. Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly…

motion of micro-organism in the water sample of ECO-PARK, CHEERAPUNJI, ASSAM

Stomata seen in T.S. OF LEAF OF POMMEGRANATE 
T.S. of Stem of Mango pith part of stem of Mango  T.S. OF Stem of mango
T.S. of Stem of Mangifera Indica (Mango)

Workshop for school students

we have conducted a workshop for school students in a nearby village and they were astonished to see the slides of protozoans and other lower invertebrates attached to my mobile phone. I have focussed paramoecium slide. showed them binary fission in one of the slides conjugation in paramoecium- Temporary union between two paramoecia for the…

A garden mushroom

  A mushroom seen growing in my kitchen garden was plucked and washed. I tried to take its spore prints as taught in my practical class. For 2 days, I placed the cap of mushrrom under a glass cover and obtained a spore print. The spore print thus obtained was used to study the spores…

Rotting apple under foldscope

I and my friend Divya had purchased apples from a mart and one of the apples was rotten. Learning foldscopy is amazing, as you try it everywhere. We tried to peep through a foldscope to see the microbes that had caused it.     This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Studying Post- harvest losses in fruits during storage using foldscope

Apples are a delicacy of North India and are supplied from Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh to the entire India. Long distance transport requires a proper storage at low temperature. However, certain losses may occur during storage. An apple obtained from supermarket showed a rotting spot. A sample was taken from the infected area…

Ectoparasites on Rodents – Rats.

A Rat in a trap. It is euthanized as per AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals Name(required) Email(required) Website Message The Rat is laid on a table for basic identification and measurements. The ears are being examined for Ectoparasites The collected ectoparasites are being put in 70% Alcohol for short-term preservation. More collections being...

Twinning programme with North East PI

PI and Co-PI of DBT-Foldscope project , Kabo Nazrul Vidyabhan, Telimura, Tripura with their students  visited  to our Department and participated the workshop “Foldscope as a study and research tool “. In the 2nd half students of both Institutions visited a pond of ward no. 3 of Alipurduar municipality and learnt how to collect water…

Onion Root Tip

I have recently got an opportunity to attend a workshop at GGDSD college, CHANDIGARH. I was amazed to see Foldscope and its wonderful working. The slide which I have seen was of onion root tip. Harsh  

Tutorial on Spore prints of mushrooms

Spore prints – These are made by the many microscopic spores falling from the mushroom, leaving a photographic impression. Significance – Each mushroom forms a characteristic pattern, so useful in identification and also a source of obtaining clean and homogenous spores for mushroom cultivation. Methodology: Pick out a mature mushroom Remove the stem so that…