Varsity scholars win awards

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 21

Research scholars from Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda, have brought laurels to the university by winning best research awards in scientific presentations at two different national conferences recently.

Indian Council of Medical Research-Senior Research Fellow (ICMR-SRF) research scholar Neha Bajwa won the first prize by presenting her research work on Arteether-based nano formulation for the treatment of malaria at the national conference on “regulatory affairs and intellectual property rights in the Indian pharmaceutical industry” organised by CGC, Landran (Punjab), recently.

Junior research fellow Subh Naman won research award by presenting his research work on the development of interactive mobile application for identification and authentication of spices.

Similarly, Preet Amol Singh and FITM (Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine) fellow from the Ministry of AYUSH won research award for his work on “Agro-climatic zoning and assessing barriers in medicinal plant cultivation in Punjab” at National Conference on Water and Soil Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation, organised by the department of agriculture, SVGOI, Banur.

The conference was attended by Dr HP Singh, Deputy Director-General, Department of Horticulture, ICAR, and other scientists from ICAR, ISRO. Dignitaries from the department of agriculture, officials from the forest department and professors from Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

It is pertinent to mention here that winners are guided by professor Ashish Baldi, university registrar and head of department of pharmaceutical sciences and technology, who is at present supervising five research projects worth around Rs 1 crore that are being funded by different central agencies such as SERB-DST (Science and Engineering Research Board- Department of Science and Technology), ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research), NMPB (National Medicinal Plants Board), ICMR and Ministry of AYUSH.

The research teams under his supervision are working on development of novel formulations, assessment of breast cancer in the Malwa region of Punjab, quality evaluation of potential medicinal and aromatic plants through artificial intelligence and agro-climatic zoning and Good Agricultural Practices feasibility studies of medicinal plants in Punjab.

Professor Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice-Chancellor of the university, congratulated the winners and their guide on their achievement.

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