Industrial Visit to “Central Potato Research Institute” Modipuram, Meerut 24th Dec, 2016
On 24th Dec, 2016 Department of Biotechnology arranged a one day Industrial Visit to “Central Potato Research Institute” Modipuram, Meerut for B.Sc. Biotechnology III Year students. CPRIC, Modipuram is the biggest Research Station of the Central Research Institute, Shimla under ICAR. The institute is famous for its research in the field of Potato Research, Plant Tissue Culture Technology, Seed Technology, Soil Science, Organic Farming etc. On the visit a brief lecture was given by Dr. Ashok Kumar, Asstt. Chief Technical Officer who informed the students about various agricultural activities being performed by the Scientists at CPRIC, Modipuram. He also informed about the varieties of potatoes being produced at CPRIC. Joint Director Dr. Manoj Kumar also addressed the students and informed them about the history of the institute and various stations of CPRI. The students visited laboratories, plant tissue culture labs, museum, potato fields, hydroponic system unit, aeroponic system unit etc.
Academic Visit to I.A.R.I. New Delhi 13th Oct, 2016
M.Sc. (Biotechnology) students from Department of Biotechnology visited Centre for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture (CESRA) Division of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (I.A.R.I) New Delhi for Academic Tour. The Center has ambitious programme of collaborating with the public, private and civil society organizations to develop and demonstrate the technologies on-farm and promote them to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture and improve the livelihood of farmers. Students were benefited in many ways. A special lecture was also given by Dr. D K Sharma Principal Scientist on Environment and Climate Change.
Industrial Visit cum Excursion Tour to Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling and Gangtok from 1st Nov to 8th Nov 2015.
The tour was accompanied by 37 students and 6 faculty members. The journey started on 1st Nov by Mahananda Express from Delhi to New Jalpaiguri. During two days stay at Gangtok the students visited MG Market, Tsomgo lake. Because of bad weather and security reasons the team was not permitted to go for Baba Mandir and Nathula bypass. After having great enjoyment in Gangtok we left for Darjeeling. Staying two days in the Queen of Hills was itself a great experience. During stay in Darjeeling we visited Happy Valley Tea Estate in Darjeeling which was established by british government in 1857. Mr Ajay Mondal the supervisor explained us different processes of manufacturing organic tea. Tea appreciation session was also held in which the students were made to taste different types of tea which were manufactured by Happy Valley Tea Estate. All the students were excited to see the processing of tea industry live. We visited Himalyan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Himalyan Zoological Park.
“Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.” Sonipat (Haryana) 11th Feb, 2015
On 11th Feb, 2015 industrial visit was organized for M.Sc. students to “Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.” Sonipat (Haryana). Yakult is a pioneer in Probiotic foods worldwide since 1935, Yakult was launched in Delhi and NCR in December 2007, followed by Chandigarh, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mysore. Yakult has a global presence in more than 30 countries. This refreshingly delicious drink has proven health benefits recognized worldwide and has 30 million people drinking it every day. Daily consumption of Yakult helps improve digestion and build immunity. The Yakult plant located at Sonipat has seen visits of a number of academic organization. The tour provides a firsthand experience to understand the science behind Probiotics and learn more about its unique production process. The students had a very unique experience of visiting Yakult as it the only manufacturing plant of Yakult in northern part of India and the entire step wise process of manufacturing pro-biotic drink can be clearly visible behind the glass frame.
Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli. Solan (H.P.) on 24th & 25th Nov, 2014
An Industrial Visit was organized for the students of Biotechnology to Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli. Solan (H.P.) on 24th & 25th Nov, 2014.Central Research Institute (CRI), Solan (H.P.) originally the Pasteur Institute of India, was established at Kasauli in 1904. The institute works in the fields of immunology and virological research. The CRI works as a World Health Organization ‘Collaborating Centre’, and as an immuno-biological laboratory producing vaccines for measles and polio, and the DTP group of vaccines. Dr. Yashwant Kumar, Chief Scientist coordinated the visit. He interacted with the students and gave very useful information about the laboratories, infrastructure and functioning of various units working at CRI. Students came to know about the involvement of CRI in development of various vaccines and the new and advance types of vaccines being designed at the CRI. Students were also informed about the various types of training programs performed at CRI and how to approach for training. Dr. Yashwant also discussed the job opportunities for the graduates and post graduates in biotechnology in various sectors of science and inter disciplinary areas. The industrial visit was a conducted very successfully.
Auroprobe Laboratories, Ghaziabad
M. Sc. Students of biotechnology visited Auroprobe laboratories, Ghaziabad which is a biotech company dealing in diagnostic kits manufacturing and contract research on April and November 2010. Demonstration cum hands-on training of various cutting edge instruments was given to students. They also visited the research and development and manufacturing unit to gain real time industrial exposure.
iLife Discoveries in IMT Manesar, Gurgaon 30th Nov.2010
An educational tour was organized by the department of Biotechnology for the students of M.Sc.(Biotech.) 3rd Sem. on 30th Nov.2010 to iLife Discoveries in IMT Manesar, Gurgaon .Dr. Seema P. Upadhye was accompanied by three other faculty members Dr.Ahkilesh Tiwari, Dr. Manoj Kumar and Ms. Alka Diwaker. Mr. Anand Gupta, an NRI, is the Founder and CEO, iLife Discoveries. According to him there is endless scope of Biotechnology in India and lots of companies are requiring employees for the research. He wants to shake hands with the institutions and with leading organizations to set manpower trained.