SRM AP B.Sc. (Biology) students, Vasika Venugopal and Gowtham Gadupudi have landed prized internships with Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and World Wildlife Fund.
Vasika Venugopal will begin her summer at the Project Oriented Biological Education (POBE) an initiative of JNCASR, Bengaluru. Beginning May 2019 and for 3 consecutive years she will attend this esteemed fellowship for 2 months during the summer break. Meanwhile, around the same time, Gowtham Gadupudi’s begins his 1-month internship at WWF in Hyderabad.
The POBE project will enable Vasika to work in neuroscience and stem therapy (areas of interest to her) with an opportunity to have her work published in the JNCASR journal. The fellowship program awards a Diploma in Biology. Vasika will join a group of 11 candidates selected for this coveted program.
Gowtham will report to the WWF State Director (who inspired him to apply during his visit to the SRM AP campus) during his internship tenure. Gowtham will develop biodiversity resource material on reptiles, amphibians, birds, and butterflies of Hyderabad as well as trees and foliage of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. As part of his research, Gowtham will develop a database for the Wild Wisdom Quiz and write up research, proposals and reports.
While Vasika will be exposed to research methodologies, Gowtham will gain practical experience within the global organization structure of WWF.