Annual Inter-collegiate Bio-fest Bio-Aura 2016 hosted by the Undergraduate Department of Life sciences of Kristu Jayanti college held on 15th September 2016.The fest was inaugurated by Mr. Sai Surya Narayana , Vice President, HR and Administration of Sami Groups Pvt. Ltd. This Bio-fest was a platform for all the inquisitive young minds to showcase their prowess both individually and as a team. This year 71 participants from 9 eminent colleges in Bangalore took part in the event. The fest comprised of a total of 8 events out of which 2 new events were introduced this year.
"Teach me if you can": The lecture contest wherein contestants showcased their oratory skills and fluency in conveying concepts in an understandable manner.The topics put forth by the students were not only interesting but also informative. 'Imprint', the photography competition where the students captured and presented photographs based on the given theme, 'Light & Life'.
'Reflex' The Quiz competition was conducted . It was literally a brain storm, where participants were bombarded with questions on various disciplines of Life Science . Six rounds were conducted and participants were screened based on their knowledge on various subjects .The audience were also at the edge of their seats throughout the event .
'Polemic'- Debate was held which enabled the participants to use scientific reasoning to present their views and opinions on the topic, ‘Organ donation should be made compulsory after death.’
'X-Files' The Forensic Science event was conducted which had maximum number ofparticipants. It was quite a fun and exciting event .
'Artistry' ( Bio- Art) and 'Pic –Mix', The collage competition , which sought to bring out the artist in every participant.
'Bioport'- Biojournalism , participants created awareness by reporting events on environmental issues and other life-science related events .
Overall Bio Aura 2016 proved to be an empowering experience for all the participants from various colleges .The enthusiasm and active involvement of every participant, as well as those who worked tirelessly especially the Final year UG students towards Bio Aura 2016, made this event a successful one.