Extension Lecture on Molecular Tools for Genetic Characterization
Dr. Ranjit Singh Kataria , ICAR- National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources,Karnal, delivered a lecture on " Molecular Tools for Genetic Characterization of Livestock" on November 7,2017. The students of Ph.D, M.Tech (Sem IX & VII) and M.Sc (Sem III) were benefited from the talk.
Extension lecture on IPR
An extension lecture was delivered by Dr. Balwinder Singh Sooch, Punjabi University, Patiala on ‘Scope of Intellectual Property Protection in Biotechnology’ on October, 18, 2016. he talked about various aspects related to patent filing and grant of patents. The students of M.Tech (Sem IX & VII) and M.Sc (Sem III) were benefited from the talk.
Industrial Conclave- 2017 (April, 7, 2017)
An industry-acamedia interaction was held on April, 7, 2017. Representatives from industries like GE Life technologies, Nector and Medzome participated in the event. The experts talked about the role of biotechnology in industry during present times, how the students can prepare themselves for working in industry and various job options available for them. The students of Department of Food Technology and nanotechnology along with students of Department of Biotechnology were present at the event.
Visit to Jaisalmer- Jodhpur
A departmental trip to Jaisalmer-Jodhpur was organized from March,3, 2017-March, 6, 2017. The students of B.Tech (sem VIII & VI) visited industries in the region. Dr. Harsimran Kaur and Dr. Davinder Kaur accompanied the students.
Entrez La Biotechnologie-2 (January, 23-25, 2017)
In continuation to its first hands on training workshop held in 2016, Department organized a three day workshop ‘Entrez La Biotechnologie-2’ from January 23-25, 2017. 50 students from various colleges of Patiala and Chandigarh participated in the workshop. The participants were given hands on experience in the techniques in the field of microbiology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, plant tissue culture and protein expression.
Debate Competition (January, 25, 2017)
A debate competition was held on ‘Role of Biotechnology in present world’ on January, 25, 2017 in which students from schools of Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala participated. The winners were awarded full time scholarship for B.Sc or B.tech program in University.
Extension Lecture on ‘Pharmacovigilance’ (February, 07, 2017)
An extention lecture on ‘Pharmacovigilance’ was delivered by Mr. Sunil from Academy of Clinical Intelligence (ACI), Chandigarh on February, 7,2017. He discussed about the scope of pharmacovigilance in research industry and how students can be benifitted by it.The students of B.Sc (Sem II), B.Tech (Sem II, IV, VI, VIII & X) had an interactive session with the speaker.
Freshers cum farewell party & teachers Day celebrations.
Students of department of Biotechnology organized a welcome cum farewell lunch party for B.Tech. and M.Sc. students who got admission in the department for 2016-17 session and those leaving the department after completion of their degrees on August, 22, 2016. The party commenced with the welcome speech of Dr. C. Rajesh, HOD, Department of Biotechnology and followed by the participation of the students in singing, dancing, ramp walk and introduction of engineering and masters students of I-semester along with outgoing batches. The faculty and students enjoyed the cultural program, fun activities like singing and dancing. Manpreet Kaur and Jashanyot Singh of B.Sc (Sem I) won titles Ms. Fresher and Mr. Fresher (2016) after many rounds of talent hunt. The students presented teacher the titles and the environment of the department was filled with enthusiasm with the excitement of young brigade.
Students of the department celebrated Teachers Day on September, 5, 2016 with fun and enthusiasm. The faculty and students enjoyed the cultural program.
International Conference on Recent Advances in Emerging Technologies (ICRAET-2016)
The International Conference on Recent Advances in Emerging Technologies, 2016 was organized by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab on 23rd and 24th February, 2016. It was an indeed an appreciable venture which deserves admiration and applause. The conference fulfilled the objective to shed light on the translational nature of emerging technology research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. The conference was complimented by the invited talks from 11 distinguished professors and oral talks were given by as many as 46 professors & research scholars. More than 350 delegates from 30 different Universities and Institutes participated in the conference and 300 researchers presented their research work in the form of Poster presentations.
Entrepreneurship Talk (4 November, 2015)
Department of Biotechnology organized an entrepreneurship talk on 4 November, 2015 to inspire the students to take up entrepreneurship as a viable alternate to employment. Dr. Balbir Kumar, Managing Director, Simar Biotech (Farm Bahadurgarh, Patiala) was invited to discuss possibilities, issues and challenges for an entrepreneur in Biotechnology. He delivered lecture on “Wine Entrepreneurship: Requirements, Funding schemes and Future prospects” to students of M.Tech. (IX and VII) and M.Sc. (III) semesters. The faculty and students had an interactive session with the spokesperson and they discussed their queries related to self employment issues in the field of biotechnology.
Birthday celebrations of the Legend Shahid Bhagat Singh (28 September, 2015)
Students of M.Tech (VII) semester volunteered to celebrate the birthday of the legend Shahid Bhagat Singh at grand level and with the contribution of students, teachers and non-teaching staff of the department; they distributed the ladoos in university as a tribute to the legend on his birthday. It is matter of pride for department to see the new generation following the ideology of the legends who served the country.
Fresher’s party ‘NOVA AEVITAS’ and Teacher’s day celebrations (5 September, 2015)
Students of department of Biotechnology organized a welcome lunch party for B.Tech. and M.Sc. students who got admission in the department for 2015-16 session and celebrated teacher’s day on 5 September, 2015. The party commenced with the welcome speech of Dr. C. Rajesh, HOD, Department of Biotechnology and followed by the participation of the students in singing, dancing, ramp walk and introduction of engineering and masters students of I semester. The faculty and students enjoyed the cultural program, fun activities like musical chair game, singing and dancing. Snehpreet Kaur and Sukpreet Singh of MTech (I sem) won titles Ms. Fresher and Mr. Fresher (2015) after many rounds of talent hunt. The students presented teacher the titles and the environment of the department was filled with enthusiasm with the excitement of young brigade.
‘GE Health care’ Workshop (10 August, 2015)
In collaboration with GE Healthcare, Department of Biotechnology organized one day workshop ‘Protein expression and purification’ on 10 August, 2015 for M.Sc. (II sem) and M.Tech. (VII) and (IX) as an opportunity to learn the advanced practices employed in molecular biology for protein analysis. Mr. Rakesh Arora (Project Head) introduced students to GE Profile-downstream instrumentation and techniques used in proteomics. Mr. Karan Sharma discussed with students the different approaches for selection of media and purification of proteins, and demonstrated the students with AKTA start. Students had interactive sessions with the visiting experts. This workshop provided the students the opportunity to learn about the working and application of AKTA start for protein purification.
Extension Lecture (23 April, 2015)
Department of Biotechnology organised an extension lecture on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for M.Tech. (VIII) Semester. The spokesperson was Mrs Divya Kaushik , who is working as a scientist in Punjab State Council for Science and Technology. She provided students the knowledge about various issues related to IPR like basic principles and acquisition of IPR, patenting system in India & abroad, evaluation of innovations & intangible assets, etc.
‘Explore the Science’ Intra-Department Quiz and Scientific Model Making Competitions (25 March, 2015)
Department of Biotechnology organized one day event and conducted activities- quiz and scientific model making competitions among the students of the department. Enthusiasm was observed among the students for participation in quiz competition.
‘Enterz to Biotechnology’ Workshop (29 January, 2015)
Department of Biotechnology organized one day workshop for undergraduates as an opportunity to learn the skills used in the field of biotechnology. The workshop emphasized on hand on experience of participants to the techniques in the field of microbiology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, plant tissue culture and protein expression.
Department of Biotechnology organized various institutional and industrial visits to get students the opportunities to interact with the scientists, to learn advanced techniques in the field of biotechnology and to get acquainted with the working culture of the national research laboratories.
- Visit to Simar Biotech [Wine Industry] (22 November, 2015)
Department of Biotechnology organized one day industrial visit to Simar Biotech (Farm Bahadurgarh, Patiala) to provide the students an insight about the practical challenges in industry. The students were accompanied by Varinder Singh, Harkamal Singh and Ishdeep Singh of M.Tech. (X) sem] for six month training program.
- IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (3 April- 6 April, 2015)
- Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar (6 April-7 April, 2015)
- NABI and NIPER , Mohali (10 April, 2015)