The department of Zoology organized a 3-day online workshop on Soil & Water Quality Analysis from 05/03/2022-08/03/2022 through Google Meet. The programme was organized in association with STRIDE-UGC-MHRD, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The workshop was inaugurated on February 15 by Dr Baburaj PT, Director, College Development Council. Dr Abhilash Babu, STRIDE Coordinator MG University, Kottayam delivered an introductory note on the workshop and its objectives.
On Day 1,March 5, Saturday, Introductory session on Sustainable Agriculture was led by Dr Manuel Thomas. Two other sessions were on the topics- Estimation of organic carbon in soil and Determination of pH, moisture, electrical conductance of soil by Ms.Lisinta E.S.
On Day 2 of the Workshop, March 7, Monday, Topics discussed were Determination of NPK in soil by Ms. Rose Lawrence and Microbiological analysis of Soil by Ms. Lisinta E.S. Final session of the day discussed Microbiological analysis of Water led by Ms. Anjitha S Nair.
On the final day, Day 3- March 8, Tuesday, Topics discussed were Water potability (pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Electrical conductivity) by Ms. Reshmi U, Water potability (Total Hardness, Alkalinity, Iron) and Water potability (Iron & Sulphate) by Ms. Anjitha S Nair. The concluding session & Discussion was led by Dr. K.S Rishad.
The workshop was really informative and it gave practical knowledge to carry out soil and water analysis.