IQAC & Department of Microbiology in association with the Innovation Cell of Annai Violet Arts and Science College, Ambattur, organized a Virtual workshop on “Be an Entrepreneur by Cultivating Mushrooms at Home” on 07.05.2021 at 10.30 a.m.
The Resource Person for the program was Mr. R. Govindaraj M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, Director, Sri Marutham Agro Biotech, Madurai. The session began with the welcome address by Ms. Priyanka of II B. Sc Microbiology. Principal Dr. Kamala Balakrishnan took up the session by briefing the theme of the virtual workshop and its importance during this pandemic situation. Her address followed the introduction of the Guest speaker by Dr. V. Shyamala, Asst. Prof., Department of Microbiology.
The guest Mr. R. Govindaraj began his speech with a detailed explaination on the types of mushrooms cultivated in India and its medicinal properties. He added the various cultivation methods employed and briefed on oyster mushroom cultivation with appropriate demonstration. Further he presented the cost analysis including the capital and production cost of Oyster mushroom cultivation at small scale & medium scale levels. Various types of value added products of mushroom were also explained with pictures.
The session was highly informative as he practically showed the preparation of bed and techniques to improve its production.
The questionnaire session was hosted by Mrs. Angel Jenefa, Asst. Prof. Department of Microbiology. The speaker answered all the questions posted on the chat box by the participants. The program concluded with vote of thanks rendered by Ms. Kalpana. S, III B. Com, Student Coordinator, ED Cell. The entire session was hosted by Ms. Birundha, of II B. Sc Microbiology.
There were 633 viewers on YouTube live during the program. All the participants were given e-certificates post submission of the feedback form.
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