Guest Speaker Programme for Class IX

A Guest Speaker Programme was organised for the students of class IX on the 18th of January 2024 during the 3rd and 4th periods. The distinguished guest, Dr. Deepak Ghuliani, Professor and Unit Head of Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College, was felicitated at the commencement of the compelling programme. The felicitation was gracefully conducted by Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, Headmistress of classes IX and X, and Ms. Niva Chhonkar, Head of the Department of Biology. The seamless organisation of the session was skillfully orchestrated by Ms. Dimple Menon

The primary objective of the session was to inspire students to explore the subject, Biology and contemplate a career in medicine. Dr. Ghuliani, in his discourse, deftly addressed prevalent misconceptions about biology, emphasising its practical applications and dispelling myths that may dissuade students from pursuing the subject in future.

During the session, he highlighted the dynamic nature of biology, emphasising on its role as a practical guide for thriving and surviving. Using visual aids, Dr. Ghuliani demonstrated how complex biological concepts could be effectively communicated, making the subject more accessible and engaging.

Beyond the academic discourse, Dr. Ghuliani emerged as a mentor, encouraging students to find joy in the learning process. Drawing from personal anecdotes, he underscored the significance of curiosity in mastering subjects, particularly in the intricate field of Biology.

Furthermore, Dr. Ghuliani emphasised that a medical degree opens up diverse career opportunities. He highlighted that individuals with a background in medicine can venture into various fields, showcasing the versatility of the profession.

Acknowledging the prevailing stress in various professions, Dr. Ghuliani navigated the discussion towards the inevitable impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on employment. He emphasised that while AI might make certain professions obsolete, the field of medicine stands resilient and irreplaceable. Despite technological advancements, the unique role of a doctor, marked by empathy and human connection, cannot be replicated by AI.

In conclusion, Dr. Deepak Ghuliani’s guest speaker programme not only inspired students to delve into the world of Biology and consider medicine as a profession but also provided valuable insights into the evolving landscape of professions, stressing on the irreplaceable role of a doctor in the face of technological advancements.