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)