Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Hands on Summer Training
Short Term Research Project

For more details, please contact
Ph: 044-28271616, Extn: 1350,

Back to Education

(A unit of Medical Research Foundation)

(In Biomedical Laboratory Sciences for M.Sc Postgraduate Students)
3rd June - 14th June 2024

Sankara Nethralaya, New No.41 (Old No.18), College Road, Chennai – 600 006.
Ph: 044-28271616, Extn: 1350, Email:
Web at

The Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya conducts Hands-on Summer Training Programme in biomedical laboratory sciences for M.Sc. postgraduate students of Science every academic year. This Programme consists of Practical demonstration, relevant lectures and “Hands on” training to the participants.

Topics covered IN the training course

Electrospinning Technique:

  • Basics of Electrospinning: Grasp the principles of technique and its use in generating nanofibers.
  • Practical experience: Utilize electrospinning equipment to fabricate nanofiber samples.

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  • Introduction to SEM: Learn how SEM operates and its importance in Nanobiotechnology.
  • Sample Preparation Techniques: Master the proper methods for preparing samples for SEM examination.
  • Imaging and Analytical Skills: Develop proficiency in obtaining high-resolution images and interpreting SEM data.

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

  • Hands On Operational Training: Gain practical experience with FTIR equipment to analyze nanomaterials.
  • Spectral Data Interpretation: Learn to interpret FTIR spectra for material identification and analysis.

Eligibility: Students undergoing a) M.Sc. Biochemistry / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Life Science / Genetics in Arts and Science colleges / Medical colleges / Academic Institutions preferably in the final year of the Programme and b) research Scientists / Junior Faculty in all Basic Medical Sciences Departments are eligible to apply.

The applications should be forwarded through proper channel by HOD / Head of the Institution. Applications will be accepted on first-come first-serve basis.

The last date for accepting applications through proper channel in the prescribed format is 31st May 2024.

No. of Candidates to be selected: Maximum 6 Candidates

The duly filled in Application form along with the CV should be sent through proper channel to the Vidyasagar Institute of Biomedical Technology & Science (VIBS) , Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 41, College Road, Chennai – 600 006 on or before 31st May 2024. For further details contact Phone: 28271616 Extn: 1350 The students will be selected based on the selection criteria framed by the Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya. The selected students will be informed through e-mail and they may then pay the fees for Rs. 15,000/- in the form of a DD in favour of Medical Research Foundation, payable at Chennai to VIBS, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 41, College Road, Chennai – 600 006. The DD can be handed over personally or through post, and the receipt will be given for the same.

A certificate for having undergone the course will be issued to the students along with the evaluation results, at the end of the Programme.

Course Fees: Rs. 15,000/-
Duration: 03rd June 2024 – 14th June 2024
Last Date : 31st May 2024

Please note that students will not be allowed to carryout any project / dissertation work
elsewhere during this training period. We will not be able to provide any accommodation facility.

Click Here for Application Form
Sankara Nethralaya,
New No.41 (Old No.18), College Road, Chennai – 600 006.
Ph: 044-28271616, 044-28271036
Email :
Web at
Our Partner in Ophthalmic Research