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Chancellor's Message

S. Gobind Singh Longowal

Chancellor

For the first time in Sikh history a unique institution of higher learning in the form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University has been established under Punjab State Act 20/2008, at Fatehgarh Sahib, near Chandigarh (India).

Vice - Chancellor's Message

Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra

Vice Chancellor

In this era of globalisation and specialisation when ever-widening horizons of knowledge are endeavouring to scale the acme of excellence, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, in tune with the times, visualise

SGGSWU Departments Department of Biotechnology

The core competence of the Department exists in genomics and proteomics; molecular genetics of human diseases; cell & tissue culture; nutraceutical food and beverages; handling of labile fermentation based compounds; efficiency in downstream processing methods; competence in DNA technology; development of diagnostics, drugs, etc.; molecular marker assisted breeding of plants and animals and infrastructure in fabricating bio-reactors and processing equipment. The Department offers a challenging academic environment to its students. It aims to instill the habit of life-long learning and therefore, provides a learner centric rather than a teacher-centric educational process. The students are encouraged to develop independence in thought and action as well as the ability to develop solutions that rightly fit problem requirements. The students of Biotechnology have scope of placement at R&D centres of Beckman Coulter, Perkin Elmer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mettlar Toledo, Millipore, Imperial Life Sciences, Roche, BioRad, Paul Life Sciences, Nicholas Health Care, Monsanto, ProAgro, Ankur Drugs, United Biotech, Ind Swift, Panacea Biotech and Hatch Biotech. Central organizations include; CSIO (Chandigarh), IMTECH (Chandigarh), IIITM (Jammu), IHBT (Palampur) and PGIMER (Chandigarh).

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1 Ph.D.

Seats: To be notified before the entrance test.

Duration: Minimum 3 Years

Eligibility: As per UGC norms.

2 M.Tech. Biotechnology

Seats: 20

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech. in Life Sciences and allied subjects Food Processing Technology/Nanotechnology with at least 50% marks in aggregate OR M.Sc. in Life Sciences and allied subjects Food Processing
Technology with at least 50% marks from a recognized university

3 M.Tech. Biotechnology Integrated

Seats: 30

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility: 10+2 (Medical or Non Medical) with minimum 50% marks from any recognized Board/Council (45% Marks for SC/ST/OBC/ Handicapped)

4 M.Sc.

Seats: 30

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary, Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, B.Sc. (Physician Assistant course); OR MBBS/ BDS with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% Marks for SC/ST/OBC/ Handicapped).

5 B.Tech. Biotechnology

Seats: 30

Duration: 4 years

Eligibility: 10+2 (Medical or Non Medical) with minimum 50% marks from any recognized Board/Council (45% Marks for SC/ST/OBC/ Handicapped)

6 B.Sc (Hons.) Biotechnology

Seats :30

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 (Medical or Non Medical) with minimum 50% marks from any recognized Board/Council (45% Marks for SC/ST/OBC/ Handicapped)

Sr. No Image Name Designation Email Specialization Resumes
1 Dr. C. Rajesh Associate Professor and Head rajeshc@sggswu.org Mammalian Molecular Genetics, DNA Repair, Genome instability and Cancer, Genomics & Proteomics Publications: 20
2 Dr. Rupinder Kaur Assistant Professor rupinderkdogra@yahoo.in Human Molecular Genetics, Human Genomics Publications: 5 Book Chapters: 3
3 Dr. Harsimran Kaur Assistant Professor microsimbac@gmail.com Nano-biotechnology Publications: 11
4 Dr. Pushpender Kumar Sharma Assistant Professor pushpg_78@rediffmail.com Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, r-DNA technology and Protein Biochemistry Publications: 21
5 Dr. Devinder Kaur Assistant Professor dev_aqua@yahoo.co.in Plant Biotechnology Publications: 12
6 Dr. Preeti Rajesh Research Scientist preetm123@yahoo.com Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacology Publications: 12
7 Dr. Ravneet Kaur Assistant Professor ravneet_gre@yahoo.co.in Glycobiology of Cancer, Enzyme kinetics, Glycosyl transeferase inhibitors Publications: 10
8 Dr. Sandeep Kaur Assistant Professor sanndeep@hotmail.com Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology Publications: 4
9 Dr. Rakhee Assistant Professor rchhetra@gmail. com Animal Cell Culture Publications: 3
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1 Research Area of Dr. C. Rajesh

1. Dr. C. Rajesh : Mammalian DNA Repair Lab

Dr. C. Rajesh’s research focuses on trying to understand the mechanism of Homologous Recombination DNA repair using RAD51 proteins as model system. Homologous recombination (HR) is an important pathway for the repair of DNA damage, collapsed replication forks, and unresolved strand break intermediates defect in which is responsible for chromosomal rearrangements leading to genome instability. Altered expression of the RAD51 HR genes is associated with both chemotherapy resistance and genome instability seen in cancerous cells.

Additionally, in model systems, defects in these genes have been demonstrated to result in chromosome aneuploidy and likely also in human. Although RAD51 proteins are known to form at least two independent complexes for repairing DNA damage, these proteins do not independently carryout the intricate repair processes. Therefore, it is important to identify and perform functional analyses of HR components and delineate how defects in them contribute to carcinogenesis and common chromosomal abnormalities. Realizing this goal will lead to new targets for anti-cancer drug discovery. To better understand RAD51 protein functions, a proteomics screen to discover the proteins that interact with RAD51 paralogs was performed (Rajesh C. et al., (2009) Proteomics, 9 (16), 4071-4086). The lab will be focusing on molecular and genetic analysis of several important RAD51 protein complexes to determine their role in repairing DNA damage by homologous recombination. One such example of a novel protein complex that was characterized was SFPQ and NONO as interacting partners of RAD51 paralog protein complex (Rajesh, C. et al., (2011) Nucleic Acid Research, 39 (1), 132-145). SFPQ and NONO were previously reported to have homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining related activities and also to bind and modulate the function of RAD51. It was demonstrated that SFPQ interacts directly with RAD51D and deficiency of both proteins confers severe loss of cell viability. SFPQ was demonstrated to mediate homology directed DNA repair and DNA damage response. Surprisingly, deficiency of SFPQ alone also leads to sister chromatid cohesion defects and chromosome instability (Figure 2, a, b, c). The lab will therefore determine the joint contribution of newly identified protein complexes in response to DNA damage and maintaining genomic integrity. Identifying and understanding these functional mechanisms is expected to advance the study of HR repair pathways in mammalian cells and will provide fundamental ideas genomic instability in cells.

These findings could affect several other fields of science involving inefficiency of DNA repair and provide a wide range of options for investigations in addition to the field of cancer. The lab will also like to study the effect of these proteins in recombination occurring during cell division and development that may result in infertility (Review Manuscript, Naz RK and Rajesh C., Frontiers in biosciences, 2005) and also in cell cycle regulation (Book chapter, Rajesh C. and Pittman DL.,ResultsProbl Cell Differ, 2006) leading to opening of newer avenues in developmental defects and infertility.

2. Dr. C. Rajesh and Dr. Preeti Rajesh: Mammalian DNA Repair Lab

Although RAD51 proteins are known to form at least two independent complexes for repairing DNA damage, these proteins do not independently carryout the intricate repair processes. Therefore, it is important to identify and perform functional analyses of HR components and delineate how defects in them contribute to carcinogenesis and common chromosomal abnormalities.

The lab will also like to study the effect of these proteins in recombination occurring during cell division and development that may result in infertility (Review Manuscript, Naz RK and Rajesh C., Frontiers in biosciences, 2005) and also in cell cycle regulation (Book chapter, Rajesh C. and Pittman DL., Results Probl Cell Differ, 2006) leading to opening of newer avenues in developmental defects and infertility.

 

 

2 Research Interest of Dr. Harsimran Kaur

Dr. Harsimran Kaur: Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory

Dr. Harsimran Kaur’s research focuses on the study of the surface properties of biomolecular assemblies, advanced delivery systems and new generation biomaterials. Surface nano-engineering and the self-assembly of surfaces are also an interest as is the characterization of drug delivery systems.  Gold nanoparticle attached with drug molecules are of great interest as these particles can be used as drug delivery carrier to target specific region. Particulate drug delivery systems include Microspheres and Nanospheres, Liposomes, Solid lipid nanoparticles (lipospheres), Nanobiotechnology, Designing of Targeted drug delivery, Peptide and protein formulation. Research interests also include development of nanogels for encapsulations of vitamins for neutraceutical applications. The main focus of this research is to nanoencapsulate water soluble vitamins into biodegradable polymer for sustainable release. Nanotechnology can be used to enhance food flavor and texture, to reduce fat content, or to encapsulate nutrients, such as vitamins, to ensure they do not degrade during a product’s shelf life. It is widely expected that nanotechnology-derived food products will be available increasingly to consumers worldwide in the coming years. One such approach can be the protection of these bioactive species by enveloping them with a biodegradable shell. The protection of bioactive compounds, such as vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, and lipids as well as carbohydrates may be achieved using this technique for the production of functional foods with enhanced functionality and stability. Nanocochleate has also been developed which can deliver nutrients such as vitamins, lycopene and omega fatty acids more efficiently into cells, without affecting colour and taste.

3 Research Interest of Dr. Pushpender K Sharma

Dr. Pushpender K Sharma: Protein Biochemistry Lab
His research interests primarily lies in understanding the structural and functional diversity of the microbes from various ecosystem employing metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. Bacteria are reported to be present everywhere in the environment i.e. in thermal ducts; at great depths in the oceans, in the international space station, and wide variety of other environmental niches. The complexity of microbes results from multiple interacting parameters that include pH, water content, soil structure, climatic variations and biotic activity. In general, microorganisms are heterogeneously distributed throughout the aggregates of soil particles. The classification of microorganisms based on 16S rRNA analysis has shown that the majority of microbes present in nature have no relation among previously cultured microorganisms. Furthermore community study of different microbial consortia has revealed that one gram soil may contain up to ten billion microorganisms of possibly thousands of different species and less than 1% bacteria present in most habitats could only be cultivated for study in pure culture. Therefore, circumventing cultivation may result in the loss of major portion of the microbial communities. His study focuses on potential role of the microbes on human health, degradation of complex pollutants, discovering novel antimicrobial compounds from various habitats. Cloning, expression, purification and characterization of novel biocatalysts and their engineering by rDNA approach for their industrial application. Another goal would be exploring the structural diversity of various ecosystems.

Structural and Functional characterization of Novel Heat shock Proteins, and their role in protein folding.

He is also interested in understanding the role of bacterial chaperones in protein folding under stress conditions (including temperature, pH, osmotic shock, starvation, exposure to UV radiations and several other stresses). These proteins are special class of proteins that helps in maintaining proper function and regulation of the microbial cells and help them survive under stress conditions. These HSPs offers opportunity to understand the basic process involved in protein folding. Another area of his interest is understanding and delineating the mechanism of Protein folding and Misfolding in array of diseases. The novel chaperones discovery may further help in targeting diseases that arises as result of protein misfolding, and mainly include the Alzheimers, Parkinsons, spongiform encephalopathies, type 2 diabetes and dialysis related amyliodosis.

 

4 Research interest of Dr Rupinder Kaur : Genomics Lab


Dr. Rupinder Kaur’s research area focuses on the study of “Association of polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and DNA damage in pesticide-exposed agricultural workers of Punjab”. Pesticides induce oxidative DNA damage, which is repaired via base excision repair (BER) and nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. The mechanisms of oxidative damage and disrupted DNA repair caused by the pesticides explain the link between pesticide exposure and adverse health outcomes. It seems obvious that pesticide-exposed individuals with inherited, susceptibility-associated, DNA-repair genotypes have increased risk of DNA damage. Genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may influence inter-individual variation in DNA repair capacity by altering the functional properties of DNA repair enzymes and thus modulate DNA damage. This will help in identifying agricultural workers who are having inherited susceptibility-associated, DNA-repair genotypes and hence, have increased risk of DNA damage.
Her research area also focuses on the study of “Association of polymorphism in oxidative-stress genes with cholinesterase activity in pesticides-exposed agricultural workers of Punjab” Pesticides cause oxidative stress leading to the generation of free radicals and alterations in antioxidants or free oxygen radical scavenging enzyme systems. The toxicity of many pesticides is associated with the production of free radicals, which are not only toxic themselves, but are also implicated in the pathophysiology of many diseases. The effective dose of the individual’s pesticide exposure is proportional to the initial environmental exposure and individual’s innate ability to detoxify & excrete specific pesticides or classes of pesticides. This is partly determined by the genes that encode for proteins involved in these metabolic processes. Genetic polymorphism of these genes leads to differential ability to metabolize these toxicants, leading to variability in the susceptibility to the effects of chronic exposure. Pesticides especially Organophosphates (OP’s) are cholinesterase inhibitors. Cholinesterase activity indirectly provides the measurement of pesticide exposure. Another area of her research work is “Study of genetic polymorphisms and risk factors in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Punjab” Diabetes is a multifactorial and polygenic disease involving complex interactions between genetic as well as environmental risk
factors. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is implicated in the etiology of T2DM. The metabolic impact of increased RAS activity remains poorly understood. Effects on the insulin signaling cascade and, hence, peripheral insulin sensitivity has been suggested, but a specific effect on pancreatic β-cell function has also been suggested. The involvement of polymorphism in genes involved in RAS pathway has been proposed to increase the susceptibility to T2DM in some ethnic groups.

 

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1 Genetic Engineering Research Lab

This lab is well equipped with all instruments required to perform the Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA technology like Horizontal and Vertical Gel Electrophoresis system for DNA and proteins, Gel Documentation system, Thermocyclers, Spectrophotometer, Shaker incubator, Ultra Deep Freezer and Deep Freezers.This lab is well equipped with all instruments required to perform the Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA technology like Horizontal and Vertical Gel Electrophoresis system for DNA and proteins, Gel Documentation system, Thermocyclers, Spectrophotometer, Shaker incubator, Ultra Deep Freezer and Deep Freezers.

2 Microbiology & Immunology Lab

The lab is equippped with autoclaves, laminar flow chambers, bacterial incubator, ELISA plate reader microscopes, etc.

3 Bioprocess and Fermentation lab

The lab is equipped with a fermenter, laminar flow cabinet, incubators and other glassware and plasticware required for Bioprrocess engineering.

4 Animal Tissue Culture Lab

This sterile separated lab is well equipped with all instruments and sterile environment required for Growth of animal cell Lines and manipulation in culture including CO2 Incubator, Biosafety Cabinet, inverted microscope, Liquid Nitrogen Containers etc.

5 Plant Tissue culture Lab

This sterile separated lab is well equipped with all instruments and sterile environment required for Plant Growth and manipulation in culture including Growth Chambers, BOD incubators, Laminar flow cabinet and other plant manipulation instruments.

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1 News
  • Dr. Rupinder Kaur, Assistant Professor has been sanctioned in July 2015 for a project entitled ‘Association of polymorphisms in base-excision and nucleotide excision repair genes with DNA damage in pesticide-exposed agricultural workers of Punjab’ under SERB-DST..
  • Dr. Preeti Rajesh, Assistant Professor has been sanctioned in July 2015 for a project entitled ‘Understanding the potential cross-talk between the homologous recombination and mismatch repair pathways of DNA repair’ under SERB-DST
  • Department of Biotechnology has started new course of M.Tech 2 year Biotechnology in session 2014-15.
  • Dr. Pushpender K. Sharma, Assistant Professor has been sanctioned Rupees Twenty Two Lakhs for a project entitled ‘Metatranscriptomic Analysis and Functional Characterization of the metabolically active genes of microbial consortium of polluted and water samples of cancer prone belt of Punjab’ under Young Scientist start-up fellowship by SERB-DST.
  • Dr. Harsimran Kaur, Assistant Professor has been sanctioned Rupees Twenty Two Lakhs for a project entitled ‘Polymer Encapsulated Vitamins Nanoparticles for Nutraceutical Applications’ under Young Scientist start-up fellowship by SERB-DST

 

2 Events

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.

 

Educational Visits

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.

  1. 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.

  1. IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (3 April- 6 April, 2015)
  2. Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar (6 April-7 April, 2015)
  3. NABI and NIPER , Mohali (10 April, 2015)
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1 In Industry

1. Mr.Amninder Singh, student of M.Sc. Biotechnology got placed in Marketing Department of Hash BioTech Labs Pvt. Ltd., Sector 35 C,Chandigarh.

2. Mr.Harkirat Singh, student of M.Sc. Biotechnology got placed in Marketing Department of Bio-Age Equipment & Services, Sec-82,Mohali.

3. Amandeep Kaur got placed in R&D in Addi Biotech Pvt. Ltd.Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh

4. Gurpreet Kaur (M. Tech) was placed at Paraxel, Mohali.

2 Teaching

Teaching

1. A student of M.Sc. Biotechnology, Ms.Jaspreet Kaur, got selected as Lecturer in SD college, Barnala.

3 In Research

Research

  1.  Ms.Simranpreet Kaur,  student of M.Sc Biotechnology has been selected for PhD under the supervision of Dr Heather E Mc.Dermid, Professor in University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. Pritpal Kaur (M.Tech) was selected for Ph.D at St. John’s University, New York, U.S.A with full scholarship.
  3. Arun Sharma (M.Tech) was selected for Ph.D (JRF) at THSTI (DBT), Faridabad.
  4. Jasleen Saini (M.Tech) was selected for Ph.D at University of Alabama & University of Kansas, U.S.A with full scholarship.
  5. Rahul Saini (B.Tech) qualified GATE-2016 (AIR-326) & CSIR-NET. He was selected for M.Tech at IIT- Roorkee.
4 Faculty Achievements

 

  1. Dr. C. Rajesh published a paper on “Thiopurine-induced mitotic catastrophe in Rad51d-deficient mammalian cells”(2017) in Environ Mol Mutagen with Wyatt MD, Reilly NM, Patel S, Schools GP, Smiraldo PG and Pittman DL.
  2. Dr. C. Rajesh published a paper on “Computational analysis of HSP-60 proteins with structural insights into chaperonin containing TCP-1 subunit 5 in Bos Taurus” (2017) in Proteomics & Bioinformatics (moj), 6 (1): 0183 with   Singh, R., Kumar, V,  Gurao, A., Kulshrestha, A., Sehgal, M., Kaushik, A., Sharma, P., Mishra, S., and Kataria, R.S.
  3. Dr. C. Rajesh published a paper on "Chilika- A distinct registered buffalo breed of India“ (2017) in International Journal of Livestock Research 7(9); 259-266 with Singh, R., Mishra S. K, Dash S. K. and Kataria R. S.
  4. Dr. Pushpender Kumar published a book Chapter in “Metagenomic Insights into Microbial Diversity and Metabolic Potential of Hot Spring Ecosystems” (2017)
  5. Dr. Pushpender Kumar published a paper on “Electrochemical behavior of membrane based on zirconium (IV) phosphoborate nanocomposite and its application in dye removal” (2016) in RSC Adv.6, 111606 (Impact factor: 3.3) with Sandeep Kaushal, Rahul Badru, Sanjeev Kumar, Susheel K. Mittal and Pritpal Singh.
  6. Dr. Devinder Kaur contributed a book chapter with Pooja Thapa, Priyanka Sood, Rupali Mehta, Jasmine Brar, Harleen Kaur Nadha, R. K. Ogra, Om Prakash, Amita Bhattacharya, Anil Sood in “Biotechnology of Bamboos”. In: Kaushik, S., Singh, Y. P., Kumar, D., Thapliyal, M., Barthwal, S. (Eds.), Bamboos in India” (2016) (pp. 147-163, Chapter 7). ENVIS Centre on Forestry.
  7. Dr. Ravneet Kaur Grewal presented paper entitled “Kinetic modulation of fungal amylase in the presence of divalent ions” at an International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (ICCBE), Auckland, New Zealand held on 7-8 June, 2016 and awarded certificate for best presentation.
  8. Dr. Ravneet Kaur Grewal presented a poster on “Kinetic Modulation of Bromelain (Ananas comosus) as a function of Activators and Inhibitors.” in New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Conference 2016, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  9. Dr. Sandeep Kaur published a review article entitled “Biofuels: A need for better futurewith Rajeev Sharma and Shubham Bansal in International Journal of Innovative Research in Science and Engineering. (2017) 3(1):477-88.
  10. Dr. Sandeep Kaur presented a paper on “Vinegar: A home Remedy” at 2nd National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biological Sciences held at Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala. November, 12, 2016.
  11. Dr. Sandeep Kaur presented a poster on “Properties of Malt Vinegar” at National Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Industry and Society “RAMB-2017” held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. February, 23-24, 2017.
  12. M.Singh and C Rajesh (2015) Molecular Insights into Depression in the Genomic Era. Chapter in “Depression: a silent culprit in health and disease” (Publisher:  Bentham Science) – Accepted for publication. Corresponding author
  13. L Mahadevan , Yesudas Ancy, PK Sajesh, S Revu, Prasanna Kumar, Santosh Devi, Sam Santhosh, JM Sasikumar, VK Gopalakrishnan, Boben Jojy and C Rajesh (2014) Prevalence of genetic variants associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Drug Response in the Southern Indian Population of Kerala. Indian J Hum Genet; 20: 175-84. Corresponding author
  14. Rupinder Kaur, Reena Das , Jasmina Ahluwalia , Rohit Manoj Kumar , Kewal Kishan Talwar (2014) Genetic polymorphisms, biochemical factors and conventional risk factors in young and elderly North Indian patients with acute myocardial infarction. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost: 1-6, (Epub ahead of print)
  15. Gagandeep Kaur, Rohit Sharma, Kashmir Singh, Pushpender K Sharma (2014) Delineating bacterial community structure of polluted soil 
    samples collected from cancer prone belt of Punjab, India” 3 Biotech DOI 10.1007/s13205-014-0270-5 (Springer). Corresponding author
  16. Alka Gupta ,Murali Gopal  ,George V Thomas,Vinu Manikandan, John Gajewski, George Thomas, Somasekar Seshagiri, Stephan C. Schuster, ,Ravi Gupta, Preeti Rajesh  (2014) Sequencing and analysis of three plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of plantation crops coconut, cocoa and arecanut. PLOS ONE, 9 (8). Corresponding author
  17. TK  Gopalan, P Gururaj , R Gupta, DR Gopal, Preeti Rajesh, B Chidambaram, Kalyanasundaram, and R Angamuthu (2014)  Transcriptome profiling reveals higher vertebrate orthologous of intra-cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors in grey bamboo shark. PLOS ONE, 9 (6). 
  18. Devinder Kaur, Vivek Dogra, Pooja Thapa, Amita Bhattacharya, Anil Sood, Yelam Sreenivasulu (2015) In vitro flowering associated protein changes in Dendrocalamus hamiltonii. Proteomics 15(7): 1291-1306. ISSN: 1615-9861 (Online) IF: 3.973.
  19. Devinder Kaur, Pooja Thapa, Madhu Sharma, Amita Bhattacharya, Anil Sood (2014) In vitro flowering – A system for tracking floral organ development in Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees et Arn. ex Munro. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 52(8): 825–834. ISSN: 0019-5189 (Print) 0975-1009 (Online) IF: 0.753.
  20. Tajwinder Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Ravneet K Grewal (2014) Kinetics studies with Fruit Bromelain (Ananas Comosus) in the presence of cysteine and divalent ions. Journal of Food Science and Technology doi 10.1007/s13197-014-1639-5. Corresponding author

 

5 Professional Achievements of faculty
  1. Dr. Pushpinder K Sharma delivered an oral presentation entitled ‘Understanding and delineating the Mechanism of Human Beta 2 microglobulin aggregation leading to amyloid fibril formation’ in International conference on Emerging Trends in Basic and Applied Sciences organized by Maharaja Agrasen University Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and got 1st prize in presentation.
  2. Dr. Vijay Kumari delivered an oral presentation  entitled ‘ Genomic DNA Cloning and Characterisation Studies on Soluble Acid Invertase in the Potato Cultivator’ in 7th National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences (30-31 January) organised by Multani Modi College, Patiala (Punjab).
  3. Dr. Ravneet Kaur Grewal was selected for 1st international e-learning course in Glycobiology and Glycochemistry (May 2015- November, 2015) funded by the EuroGlycoforum and coordinated  by Faculty of Medical Sciences, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal and successfully completed the course in November, 2015.
  4. Ms. Manpreet Kaur presented poster entitled ‘Probiotic DNA loaded chitoram nanoparticles as immunotherapeutic agents for management of diabetes’ in a national conference on ‘Emerging challenges in Biotechnology- Perspective and Prospective’ at Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC)  Landran, Punjab (India) in August, 2015 and got 3rd  prize in presentation.
  5. Ms. Manpreet Kaur delivered an oral presentation entitled ‘Immunomodulatory Efficacy of Probiotic DNA Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles: An In Vivo Study at SUS, Tangori.
6 Biotechnology activities
  1. Rahul Saini (12035120) qualified GATE-2016 with score-527 and All India Rank- 326.
  2. Damanpreet Kaur (IV sem) and Ranjeet Kaur (IV sem) got 1st position in poster presentation on ‘Environment friendly technology’ at Panache Tech fest organized by SUS group of colleges, Tangori.
  3. Damanpreet Kaur (IV sem) and got 1st position in ‘Smart structural modelling’ at Panache Tech fest organized by SUS group of colleges, Tangori.
  4. Nancy (VI sem), Jotinder kaur (VI sem), Gurpreet kaur (VII sem), Gurpreet kaur (VII sem) got 1st position in quiz competition held in department of biotechnology, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  5. Vimaldeep kaur  (M.Tech. VI sem), Jasleen Singh (M.Tech. VIII sem), Harman Gill (M.Tech. VII sem), Sukhjinder Singh ((M.Tech. VII sem) got 2nd position in quiz competition held in department of biotechnology, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  6. Damanpreet Kaur (M.Tech. IV sem), Ishdeep Singh (M.Tech. X sem), Manvir Singh (M.Tech. X sem), Manjit Sigh (M.Tech. X sem) got 3rd position in quiz competition held in department of biotechnology, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  7. Damanpreet Kaur of M.Tech. (IV sem) got Ist  position in scientific model making competition held in department of biotechnology, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  8. Vimaldeep kaur and Neelkamal of M.Tech. (VI sem) got 2nd position in scientific model making competition held in department of biotechnology, SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  9. Rajdeep Kaur (PhD) delivered an oral presentation entitled “” in Punjab Science Congress organized by SUS college, Tangori.
  10. Karashdeep Kaur (PhD) delivered an oral presentation entitled “” in Punjab Science Congress organized by SUS college, Tangori.
  11. Gagandeep kaur (Ph.D.) delivered an oral presentation entitled “Bacterial community structure analysis of contaminated soils from cancer prone belt in Punjab, India” in 
    International conference on Emerging Trends in Basic and Applied Sciences organized by Maharaja Agrasen University Baddi (Himachal Pradesh).
7 Extracurricular activities
  1. Damandeep Kaur Student of B.Tech (Semester VI) won the following prizes at different events:
  • - Second prize in Declamation on “Importance of Voting in Democracy” held at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  • - First prize in Declamation contest held on eve of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday celebrations at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  • - First prize in Extempore competition held at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • - Third prize in poster making competition held at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • - Third prize in declamation contest held on eve of Natinal Science Day at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  • - First prize in Documentary making competition in Management Fest-2017 held at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.

 

  1.  Damandeep Kaur (B.Tech; Semester: VI), Akshdeep Singh(B.Tech;Semester: VIII) and Mohammad Yameen (B.Tech; Semester: VI) won third prize in Quiz competition held during Management Fest-2017 held at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  2. Navjot Kaur (B.Tech; Semester VI) won second prize in Declamation on “Importance of Voting in Democracy” held at SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  3. Sandeep Singh (12035123) has participated in bhangra in Khalsai Kheda-2016. The Bhangra was performed during inauguration of the Khed mela.
  4. Gurpreet Singh (M.Tech. X sem) served as an ambassador of Election Commission India (II term) in SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  5. Gurpreet Singh (M.Tech. X sem) got 1st prize in poetry competition in SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  6. Gurpreet Singh (M.Tech. X sem) participated in Khalsai Kheda Parade in SGGSWU, Fatehgarh Sahib.
  7. Gurwinder Singh (M.Tech. X sem) got 1st prize in Malwai giddha held in Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib and 2nd position in Malwai giddha held in Chitkara University, Rajpura.
  8. Harmanpreet kaur (M.Sc. IV  sem) participated in youth festival of MMU Mullana, Ambala, and Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Colleges, Tangori and got 1st  position in giddha.
  9. Bipandeep kaur (M.tech. VI sem) performed in a play ‘Dhan Mata Gujri’ in ‘Khalsa Youth Festival’ of Guru Teg Bhadar Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib and ‘Pargaas Youth Festival’ of Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib.
8 Training Programs
  1. Gurpreet Singh: M.Tech Xth Semester: Research project entitled “Effect of the addition of two protein sources on the pasting, rheological and textural properties of potato flour” at Department of Food Science and Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. Jan-July 2016
  2. Prabhsimran Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Varneet kaur and Manveer Singh (M.Tech. X sem) are selected for six month training program in CSIR-CSO (Chandigarh), India.
  3. Varinder Singh, Harkamal Singh and Ishdeep Singh (M.Tech. X sem) are selected for six month training program in Simar Biotech (Wine Industry), Bahadurgarh, Patiala (India).
  4. Arun Sharma (M.Tech. X sem) is selected for six month training program in Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad (India).
  5. Harwinder Singh (M.Tech. X sem) is selected for six month training program NDRI, Karnal (India).
  6. Sandeep Kaur (M.Tech. VIII sem) was selected for training program (6-30 July, 2015) in Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Deser Research (BIDR), Israel.
  7. Jasmeet Singh (M.Tech. VIII sem) was selected for training program in Biocon, Banglore.
  8. Rajwant Kaur (M.Tech. X sem) is selected for six month training program Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

 

9 Placements

1.   Arun Sharma student: M.Tech Xth Semester: Selected as a Junior Research Fellow for Phd at DBT Institute Translational       Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad.

 

2.    Harsimran Kaur: M.Tech Xth Semester: selected as an Assistant Professor in BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.  

 

3. Varinder Singh and Ishdeep Singh: M.Tech Xth Semester: selected as a Project engineer in Verka Plant, Ludhiana, Punjab.

 

4. Sarabjit Kaur, Harsimran Kaur, Ishdeep Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, Varinder Singh were campus placed at GMH organics and Crescent Therapeutics Ltd. Baddi.

 

5. Pritpal Kaur and Manjeet Singh were campus placed at Wrig nanosystems Pvt. Ltd.

10 Student Publications
  1. Ph. D scholar Ravinder Singh published a paper on “Computational analysis of HSP-60 proteins with structural insights into chaperonin containing TCP-1 subunit 5 in Bos Taurus” (2017) in Proteomics & Bioinformatics (moj), 6 (1): 0183 with   C. Rajesh, Kumar, V,  Gurao, A., Kulshrestha, A., Sehgal, M., Kaushik, A., Sharma, P., Mishra, S., and Kataria, R.S.
  2. Ph. D scholar Ravinder Singh published a paper on "Chilika- A distinct registered buffalo breed of India“ (2017) in International Journal of Livestock Research 7(9); 259-266 with C. Rajesh, Mishra S.K, Dash S. K. and Kataria R. S.
  3. Ph.D scholar Ramanpreet Kaur presented a paper on “Investigating The Heavy Metals And Pesticides Concentration In Agricultural Soil And Groundwater of Mansa District Of Punjab, India: Insights Into Its Impact on Human Health” in 2 Days International Conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering, Science,Humanities and Management (ICRIESHM-17),DSCW,Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  4. Research article entitled “Unravelling the Molecular Diversity of Lipid Degrading Enzymes from Microbial Consortia of a Cold Desert from India” by Puja Gupta2, Rohit Sharma1, Jasleen Saini1 Jyoti Vakhlu2, Pushpender Kumar Sharma1٭ (2017) was accepted in Journal of Microbiology and related research and will appear online in July 2017.
  5. Research article entitled “Applications of Bioinformatics in era of Genomics and Proteomics: An overview” by Rohit Sharma, Jasleen Saini , Jaspreet Kaur Boparai, Ramanpreet Kaur, Pushpender K. Sharma was accepted in VIJR will appear online in July 2017.

Conferences

  1. Satvir Kaur (M.Sc Sem IV) presented a paper on “Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial strains resistant to heavy metals” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Industry and Society “RAMB-2017” held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. February, 23-24, 2017.
  2. Karamjot Kaur (M.Sc Sem IV) presented a poster on “ Removal of pesticides from water using low cost adsorbents” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Industry and Society “RAMB-2017” held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. February, 23-24, 2017.
  3. Yadveer Kaur Bath (M.Sc Sem IV) presented a poster on “ Isolation of elicitor compounds from Datura stramonium” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Industry and Society “RAMB-2017” held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. February, 23-24, 2017.
  4. Sweta (M.Sc Sem IV) presented a poster on “ Isolation of elicitor compounds from Mentha arvenisis” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Industry and Society “RAMB-2017” held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. February, 23-24, 2017.
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