Ludhiana 16 July – To overcome the hurdles put forth due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the College of Animal Biotechnology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized educational trips through virtual mode for the B. Tech (Biotechnology) students. Dr. Yashpal Singh Malik, Dean College of Animal Biotechnology informed that the college is regularly organizing such kinds of activities to motivate students. During the seven days program, students visited Gujrat Biotech Research Centre, Gandhi Nagar, Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand, College of Biotechnology, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUAT), Modipurum, Meerut, and College of Biotechnology, DUVASU, Mathura.
Dr. Simrinder Singh Sodhi in-charge of educational trips added that during this program all institutes showcased their respective research facilities, infrastructure and students were apprised about the ongoing research projects and the facilities being offered by institutes to outsiders. Interactive sessions between the faculty and students were also organized, and students took part in these sessions with great interest. Dr. Chaitanya G. Joshi, Director of GBRC took a lead to walk students through Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre through their interactive live virtual tour. Dr. R.S. Joshi, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand interacted with students. He showcased the advanced research infrastructural facilities of the department. Dr. Amit Kumar, Associate Professor at College of Biotechnology, SVPUAT highlighted the research accomplishments of the college. He explained the scientific and research setup of the college. Dr. Rajesh Nigam, Dean, College of Biotechnology, Dr. Shweta Sharma, Dr. Priyambada Kumari, and Ms. Shweta from College of Biotechnology, DUVASU, Mathura interacted with students. The ideas about career opportunities in biotechnology and research options were the main centre of attraction during the interactive sessions.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU appreciated the efforts of the college and emphasized holding such events to explore collaborations with leading institutions in the country and abroad.