The Department of Bioengineering, Integral University, Lucknow organized a guest lecture on “Scope, Opportunities and Future of Biotechnology” on October 28th, 2021 from 10:00 am in the Seminar Hall, Department of Bioengineering, Integral University. The speaker was Dr. Ashutosh Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Lucknow.
The event was hosted by Ms. Samiya Feroze Siddiqui, a student of M.Tech Biotechnology. In his lecture, Dr. Ashutosh Singh mainly emphasized motivating the students by sharing his experiences. Dr. Singh talked about the various career options that are available for the students after B. Tech. He said how one can go for research, open a startup or make up a career in policy research. He enumerated the various advancements that are being made in modern technology in the field of biotechnology, for example, the prosthetic organs that are being made for the patients.
Apart from academics, Dr. Singh gave an insight into the importance of time- management. He talked about how students shouldn’t take breaks every day but rather take a long, fulfilling period of rest and spend the rest of their time studying diligently. He stressed the importance of reading books and developing a habit of continuous self-study. He warned the students about the ill effects associated with the mobile phone, and how today’s generation spends the majority of their time in front of the screen which has devastating effects on their lifestyle and health down the line. He drew attention towards women’s education and its impact on other women of society from all walks of life. Lastly, giving an example of himself being from a remote area around Buxar, he assured the students, that no matter where they come from, they can achieve their life goals if they are dedicated and work hard enough towards it.
He addressed 91 participants as the keen audience including faculty members and students of the Department. He shared his experiences and guided the students in the attainment of their future goals and aspirations. He addressed all the queries put forward by the audience and enhanced their general awareness. The audience found the lecture beneficial, informative, motivational, and relevant in the current scenario. The event was concluded with the vote thanks by Ms. Samiya Feroze Siddiqui.