Students of St. Edmund’s College visited the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Node Meghalaya, on Friday along with faculty members for their educational visit.
During their visit, the students observed the different phytoresources, particularly the various types of orchid species available in the orchid garden.
The students were acquainted with the various activities of the IBSD along with the importance of local bioresources, their sustainable utilisation, and generating livelihoods out of them.
They were made aware of the BIRAC BioNEST scheme, which is particularly inspiring for startup programmes through the value addition of local bioresources.
The activities of sensitising the young minds of students were supported by the guidance and initiative of the Director, IBSD, Prof. Pulok K. Mukherjee, to promote awareness of local bio-resources and their utilisation towards sustainable development.
The IBSD head office at Imphal, the regional centre at Gangtok, and the two nodes, each at Shillong and Aizawl, are organising such activities to inculcate scientific temperament among students, gain exposure to research environments, motivate them to pursue research in various fields of life sciences, and raise awareness about local bioresources.