An academic visit to the two state-of-the-art research facilities was organized by the Dept. of Biotechnology on March 11. The students of the department visited Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, Mohali where they were shown around the various component labs of Faraday Laboratory. They were briefed about the working principles of various high-end instruments installed therein such as Particle Size Analyser, X-ray Diffractometer, Glove Box, Scanning Electron Microscope, Confocal Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope, Dynamic Light Scattering, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Circular Dichroism, FTIR Microscope, Nanofiber Unit Electron Spinning to name a few.In the visit to IISER they got to visit eight labs in the Biological Sciences Section where they interacted with Ph.D. scholars and were briefed about the type of research work being carried out in their respective labs.The students were toured around in the labs and introduced to the instrumentation available therein. They learnt about the working of Gel Documentation System, Thermal Cycler, Western Blotting Assembly, Flourescence Microscope, Single Peltier Cell Accessory, Circular dichroism and Stopped Flow Spectrometer. UV - visible Spectrofluorimeter, Time - Resolved Spectrofluorimeter, Quasi- elastic and static light Scattering Detector, Isothermal Titration Calorimeter, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Multifunction Microplate fluorescence Polarization Detector, Environment - controlled Multifunction Microplate Detector, Gel Luminescence and flourescence Detector, Vaccum Centrifugal Concentrator, Lyophilizer, 5-Liter Fermenter. The applications of these instruments were also detailed on to the students. At IISER they were also guided on what courses they can enroll in once they finish their graduation. The visits were undertaken to give the students exposure to the highly sophisticated instrumentation so as to generate curiosity about the scientific techniques and the inspiration and desire to pursue higher studies in their country itself rather than in the foreign lands.