Amritsar, April 27, 2022 – A seven days hands on training program was inaugurated today at the department of chemistry Guru Nanak Dev University. The program is being organized under the STUTI program of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India in continuity to celebrations of the 75 years of Indian Independence, Azadi-ka-Amrit Mahautsav.
Speaking on this occasion Professor S. S. Behal, Dean Academic Affairs of the university congratulated the department of chemistry for being involved in the organization of the hands-on training program and said that use of analytical tools as well as their designing is the most important part of education system, He, on behalf of the vice chancellor, professor Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu welcomed the speakers and participants of the workshop. He said that Guru Nanak dev university is always eager to help its researchers with infrastructural facilities available in the university. He said that Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu. Vice chancellor has conveyed his best wishes for the participants and organizers of the training program.
Dr. Ganga Ram Chaudhary, Professor, department of chemistry and Director Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation facility (SAIF) and Central Instrumentation facility, Panjab University Chandigarh, said that DST has started this program to train researchers in India by utilizing the infrastructure developed using the Government of India funds at various educational institutes. Many departments of Guru Nanak dev university including the department of chemistry has been funded by Department of science and technology under its various infrastructure related schemes like FIST, PURSE etc and the university is successfully implementing various research projects for the benefits of its students, faculty and general public. He also informed that the SAIF facility has successfully designed an ultraviolet rays-based sanitizer for sanitizing the currency notes and papers during the first wave of the pandemic as well as a chemical free boot sanitizer for cars during the peak of the pandemic.
Dr. Palwinder singh, professor, department of chemistry and Professor-in-charge examinations who is coordinating the training program welcomed the guests and participants of the program. Dr. Sukhprit Singh, Head department of chemistry said that the department of chemistry is one of the premier departments of chemistry in India and has made great progress since its inception in 1971. Many of its faculty members have been honored with awards within India and abroad. He added that the department is committed to contributing wholeheartedly toward the development of research and education in the area of chemistry and related science.
By: Madhur Vyas