16 Jan : University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), UGC Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, organized a 1-week Training and Research program for mid-level teaching faculty under UGC Networking Resource Centre for Training and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences on the “Emerging Areas in Pharmaceutical Sciences” from January 11 to 16, 2010. The course content focused on the recent trends in a gamut of diverse pharmaceutical disciplines delivered to twenty teachers selected from different pharmacy institutions located across different regions of the country.
Eminent scientists and experts from varied industrial houses, academic and research institutions deliberated on variegated topics ranging from nanomedicine, pharmacokinetics, animal modeling, in-silico drug design, intellectual property, UPLC and drug regulatory affairs. The resource faculty included Prof. R.S.R. Murthy, Prof. R.K. Maheshwari, Dr. Shivprakash, Dr. N. Ganesh, Dr. Velpandian, Dr. Parikshit Bansal, Dr. Sanyog Jain, Dr. J.N. Verma, Mr. Madan Dhiman, Mr. Vikas Vohra and Mr. Girdhari Lal. The in-house faculty members of UIPS such as Prof. B.S. Bhoop, Prof. A.R. Rao, Prof. P.D. Sharma, Dr. Kanwaljit Chopra, Dr. Anil Kumar and Dr. Shishu also participated actively and presented lectures as well as innovative practical demonstrations on important pharmaceutical topics.
Notably, the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has recently granted Networking Resource Centre in Training and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences to UIPS in its initiative to create such one national platform in pharmaceutical Sciences to train the trainers with the grant of Rs. 5 crores. For this, the institute has designed different modules of training for various level teachers & researchers and plans to take them periodically. Renowned pharmacy Prof. Emeritus Harkishan Singh inaugurated the training course on Monday, January 11, 2010, while Prof. R.S.R. Murthy was the guest of honor. The program was concluded today by Prof. Karan Vasisht, Chairman, UIPS. The complete program was coordinated by Prof. O.P. Katare and Prof. Renu Chadha.