vBT contest 2015 participants held at Solan, HP
‘voice for BT' (vBT), an intercollegiate public speaking contest on Biotechnology, is a platform for the undergraduate biotech students to voice their opinion on the key role biotechnology can play in solving challenging problems that the nation, and the world is facing in recent times.
The event was hosted at the Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Waknaghat, Solan (Himachal Pradesh). Participants from 31 different institutes across north India, gathered on September 25, 2015 at the JUIT campus.
The panel of judges included Mr Mads Bjornvad, R&D head Novozymes, Mr G S Krishnan, regional president Novozymes, Mr Divakar Rao, advisor, Life Sciences Sector, Govt. of Karnataka, and Mr Narayanan Suresh, group editor, BioSpectrum Magazine.
Participants spoke on subjects including, ‘Importance of Cleaner Environment and the role of Biotech Tools'; ‘Application of Agricultural Biotechnology in improving food nutrition in crops'; and ‘Importance of waste to energy and the role of Biotechnology'.
Each student was given 5 minutes.