Honours Programme

Caius Research Laboratory

Molecular Diagnostics today and tomorrow
Dr. Priya Sundrrajan

Insight into latest techniques used in molecular and immunological diagnosis of diseases. Lectures will be taken by experts in the field

No. of credits: 1
Course tentatively in November – December 2020 (Depending on End Semester Exams)

Course Fee: Rs. 500
Open for: Students of SY, TY of all the any of the Biology disciplines (15-20)
Mode: Online on Zoom platform. Total of 6-7 lectures of two hours each (Evenings or weekends). Attendance compulsory for all sessions
Course format and Evaluation: Continuous evaluation and report or assignment to be submitted at the end of the program, continuous quizzes will be conducted.


Start-up India and Innovation
Dr. Priya Sundarrajan

Lectures on Start-up, Entrepreneurship and innovation will be taken by industry Professionals. (Total 30 hours, evenings or weekends)The course is carried out in collaboration with Patlex Business Solutions.

No. of credits: 2

Course Fee: Rs. 500
Open for: Students of SY, TY of ALL disciplines (Min: 20).For TY/SY the session start tentatively in January 2021.
Mode: Online via Zoom PlatformSame course for FYs of all Disciplines will be in Summer Vacation (Tentatively in MAY 2021)
Course format and Evaluation: Continuous evaluation and Report /Assignment to be submitted at the end of the program. Continuous Quiz



Understanding Urban Sustainable living for a cleaner and greener planet

Dr. Priya Sundarrajan and speakers who are experts in the field

The aim is this course is to create changeprenuers who are conscious and sustainability leaders of the future.

No. of credits: 1

Series of 5-6 sessions of two hours each on the following topics:

  • Understanding waste footprint, waste management through auditing.
  • Microbiology, chemistry, and technology of home composting
  • Understanding dry waste streams and various modes of recycling. Insights into the difference between upcycling and recycling. Sustainability footprint of each 
  • Kitchen gardening, herb gardening, DIY home cleansers to mitigate toxic strong acid cleaners at home, and understanding the positive environmental impact of each action.
  • A conclusive group discussion amongst students to brainstorm new ways to implement a sustainable decentralized waste management system

Course Fee: Rs. 700/-

Open for:  Same course for FYs and SYs of all Disciples will be in Summer Vacation (Tentatively in MAY 2021)

Mode: Online via Zoom Platform/ Google meet

Course format and Evaluation: Continuous evaluation and Report /Assignment to be submitted at the end of the program. Continuous Quiz

The course is carried out in collaboration with RUR Green Life Pvt. Ltd.

Department coordinator: Dr. Priya Sundarrajan priya.s@xaviers.edu

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