CHANDIGARH, December 19, 2013 : University of the Sciences (USciences), Philadelphia, USA would confer honorary degree of Doctor of Science to Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Emeritus Prof Harkishan Singh. Prof Harkishan Singh is Emeritus Prof at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), PU. The honorary degree will be conferred to Prof Harkishan Singh at the University’s Founders’ Day on February 20, 2014 by the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marvin Samon. Prof Harkishan is being conferred this honorary degree for many significant accomplishments and professional contributions to the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry and the history of pharmaceutics.
USciences is considered among world leading Universities in the field of health care and science and is located at Philadelphia in US. USciences was founded in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in the USA. It is considered as an important source of highly trained scientists, leaders and innovators for all future health professionals. In a communication to PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover, the USciences has informed that Prof Singh’s multidisciplinary expertise in medicinal chemistry and science history is of great interest and has been recognized as distinguished by their University. Our undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in programs that include a broad range of manors in the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and arts and sciences and are thus especially pleased to honour an individual of Professor Harkishan Singh’s Stature, the University of the Sciences said. Prof Harkishan Singh has done B.Pharmacy from PU in 1950 and was Ranked First. He was Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Mississippi, U.S.A. 1967-68 during on leave of absence from the PU, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, University of London, U.K., 1971-72 on leave of absence from the PU and Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Panjab University from 1972-88. He remained Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PU from 1976-81, Dean, PU Alumni Relations from 1979-84 and Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PU from 1981-85. From 1989-92, Prof Harkishan was Emeritus Fellow (University Grants Commission) at Panjab University. Since 2003, Prof Harkishan is Professor Emeritus at PU.