‘Pre-Symbiot’ holds forensics for engineers2 min read

March 26, 2011 2 min read


‘Pre-Symbiot’ holds forensics for engineers2 min read

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Manipal: Institution of Engineering Biotechnology Chapter (IEBT) in association with the Department of Forensics, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) conducted a Forensic workshop on Mar 26th. The event took place at the TMA Pai Hall of KMC for the students of Biotech engineering of Manipal Institute of Technology.

“The workshop is part of pre events for Symbiot, our national level biotech symposium to be held from 8th to 10th April”, said Prabhpreet Gill, treasurer of IEBT and also a 3rd year MIT student.

The workshop saw many forensic experts talk on various cognitive contents. The first session was taken by Vinod Nayak, associate professor of KMC Forensic Department. He spoke on forensic crime scene investigations and how the evidences from the crime scenes need to be collected without them being tampered. The second session concentrated on real time case studies of crime investigations taken up by Shankar MB, also a professor from the department. He concentrated mainly on the present day crime investigations such as the highly publicised Aarushi Talwar murder case.

The post lunch session started with a talk by Manjunath S, associate professor of the Forensic department. He talked on the ‘Prints of Life’ explaining in full about finger printing and how to identify and test finger prints.

The lectures were followed by a practical session which was divided into four different stations. The stations included blood testing and grouping, human skull analysis, snake venom analysis and finger print analysis. “With increasing crimes in our country it is important that the knowledge is shared with the students so that they can help police and other agencies in investigations in the times to come,” said Charan Kishor of the Dept. of Forensics who headed one of the practical stations.

“The workshop was knowledgeable since I am interested in forensics and I got to learn many new things,” said Sahil Dhanwan, a 3rd year MIT student who attended the workshop. The workshop was attended by 60 students who registered for the event.


Sub-edited by: Divya Lad