Industrial Visit to Shimla, Chandigarh 2019

The Industrial visit (Educational tour) was organized to Shimla and Chandigarh during 24th February 2019 to 2nd March 2019).A total of 67 students accompanied by 4 faculty [Dr. SubhashKudale, Dr.Naveen Padmadas, Dr. Jyoti Patki and Ms. Samiksha Garse.]

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Industries Visited

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  • ICAR – Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Shimla (27/02/2019)This institute issituated at Solan, Himachal Pradesh.  Solan is widely popular for its mushroom cultivation and bearing the title of “Mushroom City of India”.The students have observed various projects on mushroom research and the main objective of ICAR–DMR is to undertake research on all aspects of mushrooms and also to impart training to the trainers and growers. They collect new types of mushrooms and examine the adaptability of mushrooms and their different strains in different agro-climatic zones of the country and to test the developed technology of DMR.Figure 7

  • Figure 9National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Chandigarh(28/02/2019) is an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology. The tour started with posters that displayed the latest research and projects being attempted at the institute that majorly focused on food security and nutritional deficiencies. We also visited their labs that consist of various instruments and equipments like HPLC systems based on wavelength, retention time (RT) and mass, Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS), etc. In the bioinformatics lab, the researcher explained the work on rice genome and what is the importance of the reference genome. They also gave us an explanation of the components of a High-Performance Computer (HPC) which had been installed at NABI by CDAC.

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  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali 28/02/2019 It is the first national level institute in pharmaceutical science that has an objective of being a center of excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. The students were taken on a guided tour through the three main parts of the institute. A glimpse of Central Instrumentation lab (CIL) was arranged for the students, followed by a museum that housed a chronological depiction of the history of medicine and its roots in India, followed by Technology Development Center of the institute, where there was a Pilot plant set up for the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).

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