The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara has always been nurturing young minds to work towards the progress of country and this time too it makes no exception.

The students from Departments of Zoology, Botany and Environmental Science of the university are organising an international conference named YETI which stands for Young Ecologists Talk and Interact, from 22nd to 25th January 2018.

YETI is a student run conference which makes it one of the most unparalleled platforms of our country whose main target is to connect people to ecological sciences and conservation biology. The conference started off in the year 2008 in Bangalore where a bunch of students came forward and made a forum for enhanced opportunities, better networking and learning among the community of ecological enthusiasts.

Since then YETI’s popularity has grown over the years and got hosted in places like Bangalore, Nagaland, Guwahati, Tezpur and Noida etc. And making a history for the first time YETI is entering the west zone where The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara has been chosen its proud host.

YETI includes plenary talks, popular talks, capacity building workshops which will be conducted by eminent researchers who are prodigies in their respective fields.

Apart from this, poster and oral presentation will also be held, thus giving the attendees and participants an encouragement to participate as well as also present their own work and get introduced to various facets of ecological sciences and conservation biology.

Panel discussions for different ecological and environmental prospective and concerns, quiz competitions, field visits to nearby biodiversity rich areas are also a part of this meet.

YETI would not just teach the students organisational skills but very importantly it would ignite minds with the powerful wisdom that would be imparted in this conglomeration and also an opportunity to strike up collaborations and work for better causes.

 

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