The inaugural function of 3rd National Training on “Advanced Instrumentation in Ergonomics for Occupational Health research” was held on 3rd October 2018. This program was partially sponsored by ICMR-DHR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Gujarat Council of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat. A total of forty participants of 21 national institutes from 14 states of India participated in the programme. Shri MF Dastoor, Chief Fire Officer and Director, State Fire Prevention Services, Gujarat State graced the occasion as Chief Guest, who spoke about the importance of Ergonomics in the present work scenario. Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar, Director ICMR-NIOH spoke about Institute’s endeavour in research on occupational and environmental health to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment. Shri Joydeep Majumder, Scientist-C and Programme Coordinator briefed about the programme. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Rekha Kashyap, Scientist-F.
The Workshop on Research Methods for Biological Science Students 05-07 September 2018 supported by Gujarat Council of Science & Technology, Department of Science, Govt of Gujarat was conducted. Descriptive Studies, Analytical Study Designs, Introduction to Ethical Issues, Interventional/Experimental studies, Sampling methods and sample size determination, Data Entry and Management: Database creation, data entry, data manipulation/ transformation and importing external databases, Descriptive Statistics, Test of Significance, Correlation and Regression, Epidemiological tests were covered during the workshop and Demonstration/Hands on training were provided on the above topics in statistical software such as SPSS.
Green Skill Development Programme on “Laboratory Assistant for Eco-Friendly Food Testing Laboratory” at ENVIS-NIOH Resources Partner, ICMR-NIOH, Ahmedabad has been started on 23rd July, 2018. The Inaugural function was started with Prayer by Dr. Mamta Purohit and Lighting of Lamp by Dr. Chander Shekhar, Additional Director General, ICMR New Delhi. Welcome Address was given by Dr. H. G. Sadhu, Scientist-F, ICMR-NIOH. He gave brief introduction of chief guest Dr. Chander Shekhar and acknowledged MoEF&CC.