The NUMS Department of Biological Sciences (NDBS) welcomed the first batch of students of BS Biological Sciences (Biotechnology, Genetics and Microbiology) in the orientation session held on the 20thof April 2020 at NUMS. Considering the current lockdown situation, when we are all self-isolating to stay safe, NDBS conducted an online orientation ceremony. The BS students joined the ceremony from all over Pakistan through a Zoom meeting.
The session started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Mr. Waheed Rashid and was followed by a welcome note from the Head of Department of NDBS, Prof. Aisha Mohyuddin. The students and faculty then introduced themselves to each other. After the concluding remarks of Dr. Jawad Hassan, Associate Professor NDBS, a training session on the learning management system Moodle, was conducted by Ms. Aqsa Arshad, Directorate of Digital Technologies. The formal classes commenced from the 21st of April 2020.