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Monday, January 28, 2013

Ph.D Programme 2013, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University

Calcutta University

Institute of Agricultural Science

Admission to Ph.D Programme

6 ( Six ) vacancies exist in the Department for admission to Ph.D considering the strength and availability of faculty members.

The Research Eligibility Test (RET) for Ph.D. programme in Genetics & Plant Breeding will be held on 12th February, 2013 at 2 p.m.

The last date for submission of application form :11th February, 2013.

The RET will be of 50 marks . The question pattern will be of multiple choice type or short answer type . The Duration of the entrance test will be one hour.

An interview will be held on 13th February, 2013 at 2 p.m. for RET qualified ( Qualification bench mark – 40% of the total marks ) as well as NET/GATE/ SLET qualified candidates. A seminar of 10 minutes duration is to be given on work plan for each candidate.

Successful candidates will be eligible to register for their Ph.D in Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding .

Eligibility : The Ph.D. entrance test of 50 marks for the eligible candidates will be held twice (depending on the availability of candidate) in a year and the qualifying marks will be fixed at 40%. Candidates with at least 50% Marks obtained in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Genetics & Plant Breeding ( or allied disciplines subject to endorsement by the concerned Ph.D. Committee) from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the Examination. Those who have qualified in NET/GATE/SLET or already obtained M.Phil degree would be exempted from the RET examination. They may directly submit a statement of purpose or research in brief and appear in the interview.

Syllabus: The syllabus as per M. Sc ( Ag. ) in Genetics & Plant Breeding of The Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding , Institute of Agricultural science, Calcutta University.

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PU - Winter School on Computer Aided Drug Design: Hands-On Workshop at UIPS

Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Winter School on Computer Aided Drug Design: Hands-On Workshop at UIPS

A Winter School on the theme “Computer Aided Drug Design: Hands-On Workshop” is being organised from 28th January to 9th February 2013 at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University for the Pharmaceutical professionals drawn across the country under the initiative of UGC Networking programme and co-ordinatorship of Professor Manoj Kumar. Professor K. K. Bhutani, Director NIPER, Mohali will be the Chief Guest on the occasion and will deliver
the Key Note Lecture on ‘Predictivity for Druggable Properties in Drug Discovery and Development Ventures’. The school will commence on Monday, 28th January at 9:30 am in ICSSR Seminar Hall of Panjab University Campus. UIPS is the first and the only Pharmacy Institute in the country selected by MHRD for creating UGC Networking Resource Centre to promote research in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Computer Aided Drug Design became an invaluable tool for medicinal chemistry and drug discovery applications since it often dramatically reduces the overall cost of drug discovery and accelerates the design of newer leads for the life threatening diseases like cancer, AIDs, tuberculosis, diabetes etc.

The aim of the course is to make the participants familiar with a variety of computational methods used in the area of rational drug discovery and intensive hands on training would be imparted during the course using various available software”, said the Coordinator Prof. Manoj Kumar.

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PU Chandigarh Annual Convocation March 2013

Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
University Enquiry Toll Free Number: 1800-180-2065
(from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 on working days including Saturday)

Annual Convocation Scheduled on March 2013 - The 62nd Annual Convocation Scheduled on March 10th, 2013 Chandigarh

The 62nd Annual Convocation of the University will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in the University Gymnasium, Panjab University, Chandigarh & Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 2.00 p.m. Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi will Preside & address the convocation.

If you were a student of PU, Chandigarh and looking for your degree then you must attend this convocation.

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