The Student Lecture Series 2013 held at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, was made unique by the high level of excitement showed equally by members of faculty and students, who also participated in various interactive sessions with delegates from biotech industry.
It was great display of energy and enthusiasm by more than thousand students who gathered for the BioSpectrum Student Lecture Series (SLS) organized at Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Solan campus. Coming from various corners of Himachal Pradesh, these aspiring students listened patiently to industry experts during their respective talks on exploring entrepreneurship and corporate opportunities in the biotechnology sector. Held on September 21, 2013, this chapter of SLS was a part of the initiative to create connect between industry and students, replicated earlier at Bangalore, Mumbai and other major cities of India. In his opening speech, Prof Yajulu Medury, COO, Jaypee Education System, stated, "This JUIT campus has been like a home to lot many students across India and we therefore take it as a responsibility to create better opportunities for them. In that context, we decided to align with BioSpectrun to bring the student community closer to industry. I hope that students will utilize this golden opportunity to learn the basics and what is required to aspire for a great career in the sector." Prof Medury stated further, "Earlier whenever a student failed to get through the entrance for medical courses, he or she used to use the stream as an escape route. But now it is important to be focused on what the long term needs are and whether it is matching with ones expectations in life."
Following industry experts graced the occasion and interacted with students: