Drosophila Resource Centre
Drosophila Resource Centre was set up in Department of Biochemistry almost 10 years ago. The centre is funded by DBT Star College Project. It aims to teach the basic principles of genetics using Drosophila as model system. Almost 250 students have been trained since its inception. Students of diﬀerent life science streams such as Botany, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Zoology from DU and Punjab University have been trained at the centre. A lab manual on ‘Rediscovering Genetics’ has been published in 2016 that covers the range of experiments performed by the students at the centre. The students have been immensely beneﬁted by this training which is reﬂected in their selection and persual of higher education in genetics from prestigious places. The centre also provides stocks and support to many colleges of Delhi University and AIIMS.
Psychology Resource Centre
The Psychology Resource Centre (PRC) addresses the psycho-social needs of the students, teachers and non-teaching staﬀ, that is, to be aware of and eﬀectively manage with everyday life issues and stressors which include self-growth and development, handling stress and emotions, relationship issues, academic pressures, constant worry and anxiety. With changing times, human life has become increasingly stressful making it imperative for people to be aware and develop a psychological understanding of themselves and their surroundings. This is achieved by PRC by providing counselling services, Faculty Development Programs, functions and events that address the mental health and well- being of all stakeholders. PRC includes: Mental Health Centre, Value Education Centre, Positive Psychology Centre and Capacity Building Centre.
Zebraﬁsh Lab Facility
The zebraﬁsh lab facility was set up in October 2015, jointly by Biochemistry department and Zoology department in collaboration with CSIR-IGIB, Mathura Road, Delhi, and Sansriti Foundation Delhi. The facility is funded by Star Innovation projects DU, Star College project DBT, Govt. of India, and Innovation projects DU. It was developed with the aim of providing an alternative in vivonon –invasive model system for science education, teaching and research. The facility provides training in zebraﬁsh model system to faculty and students. Till date, approximately 50 faculty members and 500 students from various science streams of diﬀerent Delhi University Colleges have participated in several workshops conducted for training in zebraﬁsh lab facility. The state of the art temperature and photo-period controlled facility houses automated re-circulatory ﬁsh habitat system, RO water plant, stereo-microscopes, inverted microscope with digital display screen ( Evos) and ﬂuorescent microscope (Nikon). The facility has been hosting summer internship program for students (under-graduate and post graduate) to get hands on training and research experience. Zebraﬁsh lab facility also serves as a resource centre to provide zebraﬁsh and embryos to other colleges/ departments and research institutes to support teaching and lab product.
College aims to become a zero-discharge campus and hence, it has set up a recycling unit in its campus which houses a paper recycling machine for recycling used papers and leaves shredder machine to make manure. The functioning of recycling unit is improving day by day with manufacture of tons of fertiliser which is used in household or sold outside, preparation of ceramic pots with medicinal/anti pollutant plants, manufacturing of white and brown recycled paper. Ceramic pots and paintings made here are used as gifts for the academic guests in the college. Students can do their internship and also earn NSS hours by participating in its functioning. Ever since its inception in 2016, this unit has processed tons of shredded leaves into manure, recycled paper and cartons, provided potted plants for gifting and also made folders, paintings, carry bags from recycled paper. Training workshops are organised regularly which helps to train the students and community members from time to time.
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