Amritsar: Dr Arun Chandan, Regional Director, Research-cum-Facilitation Centre, North Region, Joginder Nagar (HP) visited DAV College on Sunday. He held a meeting with Principal Dr Rajesh Kumar and Dr Rupinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology. Dr Chandan discussed about the progress made in the already sanctioned research project being undertaken by DAV college, a pilot survey of demand and supply scenario of medicinal plants, their conservation potential through Biotechnology inputs and contribution of herbal products in global market. This project is allocated to Dr Rupinder Kaur, a college faculty and funded by RCFC — NRI, National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. “He expressed his satisfaction over the way, the project was executed and the findings compiled for onwards submission to the competent authority. He also discussed about the various strategies being explored and implemented in propagation of these plants through tissue culture technique,” said Dr Rajesh Kumar.
IKGPTU to set up mini-forest
IK Gujral Punjab Technical University’s regional campus in on Monday carried out plantation drive for creating a mini forest inside its campus. It also set up a vertical garden inside the campus to connect students with eco-conservation. The plantation drive today was carried out by prof (Dr) Ajay Kumar Sharma, VC of IKGPTU and Rohit Mehra, IRS officer who brought the concept of vertical garden to Punjab. “The forest will be created over a large part of the land inside the campus, with over 500 trees of different native varieties planted. VC Prof Sharma has also asked all the colleges and institutions under IKGPTU to carry out similar plantation and if need be, create mini forests inside their campuses. It’s a great initiative and bets way to plant the seed of sustainable living among our future generation,” said Rohit Mehra.
GNDU invites applications
GNDU invited online applications for various posts of Instructors for different courses/diplomas in the Department of Lifelong Learning of the Guru Nanak Dev University. This appointment will be purely part-time contract basis for the session 2021-22.Prof Saroj Bala, Director said that the candidates, who fulfil the prescribed qualifications can fill the online application form at the websitehttp://www.gndu.ac.in/lifelongptins/default.aspx before August 31, 2021. The applicant can visit the University website www.gndu.ac.in for the interview date, time, venue and qualifications/instructions etc. TNS
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