Operon is an intercollegiate fest organized by the department of Biotechnology, Christ University. The Biotechnology association consists of dynamic teachers and enthusiastic students who took active participation in the fest. The preparations for the fest began in July. Invitations were designed, printed out and distributed among 30 different life-sciences colleges across Bangalore.
The students performed a flashmob on 13.8.2014 to promote the fest. Operon 2014 was conducted in the Main Auditorium on August 19. Students from 14 colleges participated in the event. The fest began at 09:30 in the morning with an inaugural dance and lighting of the lamp by Professor NanjeGowda Dean of Sciences; Dr.Louis George, Associate-Dean of Sciences and Prof.Vasantha V.L., faculty Coordinator for Operon. Events like Mind Twister, Marketing Genius and Master-Cracker were all held in the auditorium.
Other events like Pot Pourri, Clay Modeling, Synthesizing Shakespeare and Techtooning, were held in Block I. Students from other colleges were extremely enthusiastic to participate in these events.
The afternoon session commenced with Quiz organized by Dr Biljo and students of BCB and BCZ. The chief-guest of the day: Dr.Sathyan Menon, Head of HR Division of Biozeen enlightened the students about the various opportunities that were available for them in the field of Biotechnology. This was followed by cultural events and the prize distribution ceremony.
Christ University won the overall championship. Being the host college, the overall trophy was presented to the runners-up- Jyothi Nivas College. The event came to a conclusion after the vote of thanks delivered by Dr Suma. S. The active participation of the students and faculty members of the department made this event a successful one.