Voice for BT 2015

Novozymes India, in collaboration with the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), recently organized an intercollegiate public speaking contest, ‘voice for BT’ (vBT)

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(Photo Courtesy: www.artsinapril.vpa.syr.edu)

Since its inception in 2012, the event has been conducted every year in various regions, in India, to provide a platform for Biotechnology students to exhibit their knowledge.

The ‘voice for BT' program, this year, was held in Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) University in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, in which undergraduate biotech students from 30 science and engineering colleges participated.

The design of the program is such that the top 2 winners from each region gets to participate in the grand finale, scheduled to be conducted in Bangalore.

Students expressed their views on various topics including, ‘application of agricultural biotechnology in improving food nutrition in crops'; ‘the importance of cleaner environment and the role of biotech tools' and ‘the importance of waste to energy and the role of ‘biotechnology'.

India is said to be the 3rd biggest biotech industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

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