Capacity Development and Skill Enhancement



Soft Skills

Preamble

Soft skill training programme are organized at SSBS for the students with an aim to understand, improve their skills and make them employable. The achieve the amin following process is adapted.

Skills enhancement Process:

Stage 1: Selection of article

Connect to the mentor and discuss specific areas of interest. A list of mentors will be presented on the registration portal. The article needs to be selected from a reputed journal. The article selected should be a research paper.

Stage -Il: Guidance during presentation

The participant will be in constant touch with the mentor. The participant can give mock presentation to the mentor. The presentation can be of 30 - 45 minutes.

Stage Ill: Presentation

  • The presentation will be monitored by a conductor. The presenter can make a choice of the conductor during the registration. The conductor will present a preamble of the research area from where the article was selected. The preamble can be of 5-10 minutes in duration.
  • To adhere to the duration of the session, the questions and suggestions will be at the end of the presentation
  • At the end of the presentation the conductor will ask specific questions from the data presented and provide suggestions towards enhancement of presentation skills.
  • The conductor will welcome questions from the audience.
  • The conductor will answer the questions of the audience in case the presenter fails to do so.

Learning Outcome (s):

  1. Equip students to conduct a literature survey in a particular topic and select appropriate research article for presentation.
  2. Impart skills to critically analyze a research article and build a scientific presentation.
  3. Enhance skills to communicate scientific literature in vocal formats.
  4. Enhance ability to answer questions directed from the peers.




Pedagogy:

  1. Mentoring for selection of research articles
  2. Presentations via PowerPoint/alternative slide presentation software
  3. Discussion forum



List of Programmes conducted on Soft Skills

Academic Year

Name of capacity development and skills enhancement schemes

Date of implementation

Number of Students Enrolled

Name of the agencies/consultants involved

2020-21

Scientific Information Presentation Skills Training

30-7-2020 to 26-11-2020

25

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU), Lavale, Pune- 412 115

Outcome of the Training:

The Scientific Information Presentation Skills Training sessions helped students to understand the research updates and present the information to expert faculty and students. Overall, it enhanced their skills to communicate scientific literature in vocal formats.

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Language and communication skills

English language skills are a prerequisite for better career prospects nowadays. Proficiency in English is important as it is the most commonly used language in academia or otherwise. Good verbal and written communication skills are mandatory to augment the odds of success in careers. Language lab at SSBS has been initiated with the purpose of developing excellent communication skills among students. 

Objectives of the Language lab:

  1. To equip students with the English language to face the challenging world with confidence.
  2. To empower students through effective language skills and communicative Competence.
  3. To help students build up their personality through language and soft skills.

Pedagogy:

  1. Lectures using audio-visual aids
  2. Interaction
  3. Activities

Topics:

  • Job and responsibilities
  • Case studies on dealing with difficult people
  • Cross cultural awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Business meetings
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Email etiquettes
  • Resume writing
  • Presentation skills




List of Programmes conducted on Language and communication skills

Academic Year

Name of capacity development and skills enhancement schemes

Date of implementation

Number of Students Enrolled

Name of the agencies/consultants involved

2020-21

Importance of Communication Skills for better job opportunities

24-6-2021

40

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS), Pune. 

2019-20

Language lab

22.6.2019 to 

10-8-2019

66

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS), Pune. 

2018-19

Academic writing and language skills

14-7-2018 to 

22-9-2018

32

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS), Pune. 

2017-18

Language Lab

15-7-2017 to

7-10-2017

53

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS), Pune. 

2016-17

Language Lab

27.8.2016 to 

30-11-2016

87

English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS), Pune. 

Outcome of the Training:

The language lab sessions helped students to develop their overall personality with focus on communication and presentation skills useful in academics and otherwise.

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Life Skills

Yoga and meditation

Preamble:

To face the challenges in the life and to serve the society, SSBS also takes the responsibility of training the students physically and mentally and bring out their latent talent. Motivating the students to achieve peace, health, happiness is the aim of this activity.

Dr. Bishnudeo Roy, (Assistant Professor, SSBS) conducted regular Meditation Sessions for students, staff and faculty of SSBS. Starting from mid-April 2021 till May 2021 weekly, three sessions were conducted on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 1st and 2nd year students of M.Sc. BT programme, some faculty members as well as a few non-teaching staff from SSBS, participated in the meditation session. During each session, Dr. Roy facilitated meditation based on different techniques. During the 1st week, the techniques were based on music assisted physical movement in the form of dance and/or shaking followed by periods of silence and stillness. In the second week, the focus was on feeling and synergizing the body’s energy centres (7 Chakras – Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras) by channelising the sound vibrations or breathing or attention to these energy points. 

List of Programmes conducted on Life Skills

Academic Year

Name of capacity development and skills enhancement schemes

Date of implementation

Number of Students Enrolled

Name of the agencies/consultants involved

2020-21

Meditation Sessions

9-4-2021 to 

2-5-2021

5-12

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU), Lavale, Pune- 412 115

2018-19

Yoga Day Celebration

21-6-2018

68

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU), Lavale, Pune- 412 115



Outcome:

After each session, participants shared their experiences and expressed that they felt stress free, relaxed, refreshed and joyous after the meditation session.

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Awareness of trends in Technology

To orient the students towards new trend and innovation in Biotechnology, guest lectures and Finishing School activity are conducted at SSBS every year. A talk by distinguished speakers on various topics such as career opportunities, entrepreneurships, roles and responsibilities in quality control labs, Importance of communication skills, trends in biologics and biosimilars development & tips for competitive exams and research career in India and abroad are scheduled throughout the year. 

List of Programmes conducted on Awareness of trends in Technology

Academic Year

Name of capacity development and skills enhancement schemes

Date of implementation

Number of Students Enrolled

Name of the agencies/consultants involved

2020-21

Entrepreneurship skills for Clinical nutrition & Dietetics

29-8-2020

14

Prana Nutrition, Vaidic Nutrition, Balanace the plate, Wellness Discovery

2020-21

Genomics in Healthcare

11-6-2021

57

Dr. Amol D. Raut (Ph.D.), Chief Executive Officer - GeneSupport

Director, Operations- GeneOmbio Technologies

2020-21

Don’t let the Pandemic stop you from Pursuing your Study Abroad Dream

18-6-2021

64

Prof. Subhash Padhye 

FRSC, CChem, Fulbright Scholar, NIH visiting Professor

University of Kansas School of Medicine 

3901 Rainbow Blvd. 

Kansas City, USA

2020-21

Career opportunities in Biotechnology

21-6-2021 

45

Dr. Sanjay Nene, CEO, Innovation Biologicals Pvt Ltd, Adjunct Professor in Biochemical Engineering, AICTE, Pune

2020-21

Introduction to Quality Control, Roles and Responsibilities and Methods in Biotech / Microbiology QC

22-6-2021

45

Mrs. Kirti Aphale, Founder Director – Q-Edge Consultancy and Training, Pune

2020-21

Being Entrepreneurial

23-6-2021

45

Dr. Prabhakar Kulkarni

CEO, NeoDx Biotech Pvt. Labs, Bangalore, India

2020-21

Current Trends and Future opportunities in Biosimilars and Biologic Development

26-6-2021

45

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, Ph.D.,

Sr. General Manager and Head-

Advanced Biotech Lab (R&D Biosimilar)

Ipca Laboratories Ltd.,

Mumbai-India

2020-21

Viral Vectors - Olas and Ubers of Gene Therapy

26-6-2021

50

Dr. Hemant Dhamne

Head, Vector and CAR-T Cell processing at Immuneel, Bangalore



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