MRSPTU research scholars won prizes in international conferences for research work
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Bathinda
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda’s three Research Scholars Preet Amol Singh, Neha Bajwa and Subh Naman of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology 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 first prize by presenting her research work on Arteether based nano formulation for the treatment of Malaria at National Conference on “Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry” organized by CGC Landran, Punjab recently.
Research Scholar, Preet Amol Singh and also FITM (Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine) fellow from 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” organized by Department of Agriculture, SVGOI, Banur.
While junior Research Fellow Subh Naman, also won research award by presenting his research work on “Development of interactive mobile application for identification and authentication of spices.
The conference was graced by the presence of Dr. H.P. Singh Deputy Director General, Department of Horticulture, ICAR, and other scientists from ICAR, ISRO. Dignitaries from Department of Agriculture, officials from Forest department and professors from Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) were among the other dignitaries present on the occasion.
It is worthwhile to mention here that winners are guided by Prof. Ashish Baldi, University registrar and Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, who is at present supervising five research projects of approximately worth 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 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.
Department Of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology in a very short span have managed to mark its presence both at national and international level by providing advanced research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, congratulated the winners and their guide on their spectacular achievement during interaction. He motivated the students to participate in conferences to explore about the recent trends in Pharmaceutical education.