Chandigarh February 9, 2018
Industry-Academia Symposium on Medical Devices
        In the backdrop of Government of India’s impetus to promote industry-academia
collaborative research for generation of innovative products for economic and societal
benefits to the nation, DST-Centre for Policy Research, at Panjab University,
Chandigarh in collaboration with CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH),
Chandigarh is organizing the 4th Symposium of Medical Device Innovation Cluster (MDIC,
Chandigarh Region), at IMTECH on February 10, 2018.
        The academia will be represented by the scientists of various CRIKC (Chandigarh
Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster) institutes including, PGIMER-Chandigarh,
Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)-Chandigarh, IIT-Ropar, Panjab
University-Chandigarh, Punjab Engineering College (PEC)-Chandigarh,  Institute of Nano
Science and Technology (INST)-Mohali,  CSIR-Council for Scientific and Industrial
Organization (CSIO)-Chandigarh, CSIR-IMTECH-Chandigarh and Semi-Conductor Laboratories
        The symposium will be inaugurated by Prof. Arun K. Grover Vice-chancellor, PU,
Chandigarh.The highlight of the Meeting will be the display of ‘Innovative
Technologies’ developed by the academia and the industry. The ‘Key-Note Address’ will
be delivered by Dr Jitender Sharma, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Medical Tech Zone (AMTZ),
Vishakhapatnam and Exec. Director, Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT)
Vishakhapatnam. The Symposium also has a dedicated interactive session on ‘Promoting
Innovations in Medical Technologies’ in which senior officials of Ministry of Science
and Technology (GoI), Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED),
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII, northern region) along with senior scientists of
CRIKC institutes will be participating, and the recommendations submitted to GoI.
        More than twenty industries from northern India have confirmed their
Chandigarh February 9, 2018
UIPS, Panjab University outshines at International conference on AYUSH and Natural

        The research scholars of Pharmacognosy division at University Institute of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University have won four awards at the International
conference on ‘Challenges for global competiveness of AYUSH and natural products and
IASTAM oration and award function 2018’, held at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and
Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi from 2-4 February 2018.
        Two best poster awards and two best oral presentation awards in different
themes were bagged in the conference, where more than 600 delegates attended the
conference and 270 papers from across 15 states of India were presented.
        The research scholars Neetika Sharma, Sunyana Chowdhary, Rajendra Kumar Panda
and Mandeep Kaur working under the supervision of Prof. Karan Vasisht, Prof. Maninder
Karan and Dr. Jai Malik presented studies on standardization, validation,
pharmacological evaluation and formulation development of herbal drugs. The aim of the
conference is to deliberate on the major challenges of global competitiveness and
acceptance of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy medicine and to come out with
reports giving strategies that can be submitted to authorities and policy makers in the
government for promotion in AYUSH herbal medicines.
Chandigarh February 9, 2018
Workshop on Human Evolution Concludes at PU
Workshop on Human Evolution Concludes a four day workshop on Human Evolution concluded
with the Valedictory function held here today in the Department of Anthropology.
Prof. Devinder Mehta, Dean, Faculty of Science in his valedictory address related
Anthropology with Physics and elaborated in details on Carbon 14 (C14) dating methods
which will help us to identify the age of human fossil remains.
According to Prof. Rajan Gaur, Coordinator of the Workshop, 58 delegates from 17
universities/institutes participated and were taken for one day field work to the
Siwaliks. Delegates really appreciated the academic content of the workshop which they
say will greatly benefit them.