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Online Course Awareness on “Biosafety Aspects of GE Plants” Join Before 1 Sept 2020

By Prepared under Phase II Capacity Building Project on Biosafety | Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Dr. Vimal Rarh

The course on “Biosafety Aspects of GE Plants” has been prepared as part of the UNEP/GEF-supported Phase II Capacity Building Project on Biosafety implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India. Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) served as the Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

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The objective of the project is to strengthen the biosafety management system in India with a view to ensuring an adequate level of protection for the transfer, handling, and use of living modified organisms, also referred to as genetically modified organisms. The project activities focused on four thrust areas viz. risk assessment and risk management (RARM), handling, transport, packaging, and identification (HTPI), socioeconomic consideration (SEC), and enhancing public awareness (PA).

The course modules are based on the “Biosafety Resource Kit,” consisting of five brochures on important biosafety aspects and guidance documents prepared under the project. BCIL is the technical agency for the development of e-courses. The Centre for e-Learning, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa (SGTB) College, University of Delhi, designed the course. The following aspects are covered:

Awareness on “Biosafety Aspects of GE Plants”

  1. Introduction to GE plants
  2. Regulatory framework for GE plants
  3. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  4. Confined field trials of GE plants
  5. Food safety assessment for GE plants
  6. Environment safety assessment for GE plants

The course is available in two languages, i.e., English and Hindi, and is available in Units 1 and 2.

This course on “Biosafety Aspects of GE Plants” has been prepared for students, teachers, and other stakeholders under the component of enhancing public awareness of and understanding biosafety aspects based on factual information.

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Course Status:Upcoming – Read Notification
Course Type:Not Applicable
Duration :Self Paced
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Level :Continuing Education

Course layout

This course has been designed in two languages English and Hindi to cover the following aspects:

Module 1: Introductory module of e-Learning course on Biosafety Aspects of GE Plants
Module 2: Introduction to GE plants
Module 3: Regulatory framework for GMOs
Module4: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Module 5: Confined Field Trials of GE Plants
Module 6: Food safety assessment of GE Plants
Module 7: Environmental Safety assessment of GE Plants