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DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab
DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Dayanand Nagar
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, IndiaPin Code : 144008
DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1918.
Principal of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is Dr Satish Kumar Sharma, Sh. M.L.Aeri . Dr BB Sharma.
DAV College is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.
Fax # of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is +91-91-181-2203120.
Contact Person(s) of the DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): Prof Manu Sood, Head 98145-03206.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is (are) : 2255661.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab are +91-99146-50550, 98149-43138, 9779305750, 98720-06365, 9814534365, 9872598100.
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Website of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is www.davjalandhar.com.
Additional Information about DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is : Mr. Chaitanya Mahajan as Leader of Opposition took the issue of Corruption and mismanagement in the organization of Commonwealth Games. He factually and logically presented his point and demanded Joint Parliamentary Committee probe on the issue. Pulvi as Minister of Youth Affairs tried to satisfy the opposition but due to interruption by the opposition, Speaker has to adjourn the house.
Judges: The event was evaluated by a jury of three judges- Ms Gurkamal Kaur, Ex MLA, Dr. B. Moomin, a Group coordinator from Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Rajan Sharma, Head, Department of Political Science, Doaba College, Jalandhar. The jury appreciated the effort and encouraged the students to participate more in such programmes. Jury selected 7 students as best member of youth Parliament, these are Chandandeep Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur, Chaitanya Mahajan, Sarima Thakur, Kanwarpreet Singh, Pallvi Ahuja, Shikha Salaria. These students and Judges were honored by Principal Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Prof Kanwar Rajeev, Dean EMA, other members of EMA.
National Conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of PG Department of Physics organized 2-days UGC, DST, sponsored National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. The function was inaugurated by Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director General Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar. Principal extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the country. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all efforts have been made to provide quality research based education. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science. Prof. C J Bahl, Head Department of Physics also extended to welcome to Resource Persons and Delegates.
The Chief Guest Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director General Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar, congratulated the Principal, Member of Physics Department for Organising National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. He said that 21st century is a century of science. He pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.
Dr. Bikash Sinha, Homi Bhabha Professor, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, presented his key-note address. Speaking on the topic The Mini Bang, and The Big Bang, The great Indian adventure at Large Hadron Collider, he said that Under extreme conditions of high hadron density and/or high temperature, collision of two nuclei at the Large Hadron Collider is expected to create a new state of matter â€“ Quark Gluon Plasma. The condition thus created is rather similar to the universe, a micro second after the Big Bang.
Dr. J. Pasupathy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore presented his paper on From Classical Particles To Quantum Strings. He said that According to Feynman, the single most important scientific discovery is the hypothesis that matter consists of atoms. The development of physics in the last century has lead us to the Standard Model based on quarks, leptons and gauge fields whose interactions are described using methods of quantum field theory. A brief account of the evolution of physics from a classical world description made of particulate picture atoms, charged particles etc on the one hand and field description for electromagnetism, gravity etc on the other, to a unified picture of a quantum theory is given. String theory promises to provide further simplicity and unity including gravitation of our understanding of natural phenomena.
Dr. B.S.Acharya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai presented his paper on The Status of the India Based Neutrino Observatory. He said that The India based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration, aims to set up an underground laboratory for neutrino physics and other experiments requiring low background events. The flagship experiment will be an iron calorimetric detector (ICAL) consisting of 3 magnet modules, totaling about 50 kilotons, with active gas based charged particle detectors. Resistive plate chambers (RPCs) with X-Y position sensitivity will be used to identify the muon neutrino and anti-neutrino interactions via the curvature of the positively/negatively charged muons produced. The ICAL, When built, will have the biggest magnet in the world and also the largest areal coverage of RPCs. Apart from conducting experiments on neutrino physics, one of the goals of the INO project is to ring back the excitement of experimental science in the area of high energy physics and nuclear physics with a facility in India which is unique but complementary to other front ranking facilities worldwide and motivate young persons into this field of research. In this talk, the current status of the project would be covered.
Dr. Bindu A. Bambah, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad presented his paper on Physics of the Big and the Small : Particle Physics and Cosmology . In this talk the connection between two fundamental branches of physics Particle Physics and Cosmology is discussed. While Particle physics deals with microscopic phenomena and cosmology deals with macroscopic phenomena, the two areas are meeting, as we develop accelerators to study ultra high energy particle collisions. Particle physics, thus, becomes an important component in understanding the early universe where the temperatures and energy densities were very high. One has to go beyond the standard model, both of particle physics and of cosmology, to explain the epoch after the big bang. In this talk I will discuss the role high energy particle physics is playing in our understanding of the origin of the universe.
Dr. C.P. Singh, Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi presented his paper on QCD Phase Boundary and Critical Point. He said that the existence of critical point in the studies of QCD phase diagram has attracted considerable attention recently. The phase diagram of quark matter is still not understood either experimentally or theoretically. The conjectured phase boundary between quark gluon plasma (QGP) and hot, dense hadron gas (HG) represents a first order phase transition line for nonzero and moderate values of temperature T and baryon chemical potential ÂµB. At large ÂµB, we expect a color-flavor-locked (CFL) phase involving color-superconducting quark matter. The first order transition line ends at a critical point if temperature increases and beyond this value of T, there is a crossover region. We survey the present literature regarding the location of the critical point and present our own investigation regarding mapping of the QCD phase boundary. We point out how the critical point can be located in the present experiments at Relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
Dr. Pooja Saxena, University of Delhi, New Delhi presented her paper on Improvement in the Performance of Silicon Sensor for Future High Energy Physics Experiments. He said that Radiation tolerant Silicon Sensors are need of present and future High Energy Physics experiments due to very high radiation environment in which they have to operate. The main aim is to arrive at a design and technology which would guarantee a sustained detector performance during the operation of the experiments. In this work we have optimized the design of the final prototype silicon microstrip detector devised for the Silicon Detector (SiD) detector of proposed International Linear Collider (ILC), using device simulation. During the research and development phase of this project, design aspects of sensors have been extensively studied. The key points in the design include optimizing the spacing of guard rings and the metal overhang extending outside the p+ implants. Both the techniques help in reducing the maximum field around the strips resulting in increased breakdown voltage. Influence of the fixed oxide charge, background doping concentration and junction depth on breakdown voltage and leakage current is also discussed, providing comprehensive analysis of the behavior of silicon sensors.
Similarly the other Scholars presented their papers on different aspects of High Energy Physics. Nearly 400 delegates from all parts of the country participated in the conference. A healthy interaction on various aspects of Physics made the day quite fruitful. Nearly 60 research papers were presented. A souvenir containing the research papers was released on the occasion. On this occasion alongwith the members of Physics and staff members were specially present. Programme was conducted by Prof. Kanwar Rajiv, Department of Physics.
Jan 06, 2010*Alumni Meet at DAV - Jagjit Singh woos audience
His soulful voice, filled with nostalgia, was enough to make his old pals recall the golden days spent together in their alma mater. Accompanied by his friends and fans, the singer was virtually lost, gazing at the surroundings of his very own campus from where he began the journey of his classic ghazals. Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was at DAV College here to attend the alumni meet which saw the singer in a homely mood.
His eyes spoke of the change he felt on the campus after a gap of 30-odd years. The singer came to the city via Ludhiana and was visibly astonished at the pace of development.
Long timeâ€¦.. the city has massively changed. I could not locate the busy Mai Hiran Gateâ€¦. and my favourite hang out Kesri dhaba in the interiors of the city where we used to enjoy tea with modest means. And sometimes when we had good money and mood to chill, Hotel Green was the ultimate destination, he quipped.
Any special memories of the college? Hmm, I can easily recall room 169 in Mehr Chand Hostel of the college where I had a lovely time. I would do riyaaz early in the morning, much to the annoyance of hostel mates, he said in a lighter tone.
Jagjit Singh joined the college in 1959. A year after he composed a ghazal, Rukh se parda hata de, which became highly popular among the youth. Later when he came on to stage, the singer said, This is the same stage where I sang this ghazal.
Elated at singing from same old stage, he went on with some of the timeless ghazals, creating a magical aura. His ghazal Vo kagaz ki kashti reminded everyone of their innocent and carefree childhood. The singer mentioned the struggle period of AIR and Mumbai in the later years. I shifted to Mumbai in 1965 from where began my professional career, he said.
The singer released his first album The Unforgettables in 1976. Further talking about his first-ever stint as a music director in a film, he came out with the evergreen Hothon se chu lo tum, mera geet amar kar do.
He asked the audience to sing along, creating an ambience apt for ghazal lovers.
And before the audience could have asked for anything else, the ghazal maestro switched over to youthful Punjabi songs which saw the singer in a jovial mood.
His evergreen songs Saun da mahina hai and Billo ne tere gore rang ne, saare pind ch puade paye had the audience, especially the oldies, clapping along.
The singer, who enjoyed every bit of his visit, urged the college authorities to treat him as an old student and not as a guest when he visits the campus next time.
Earlier Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, also a student of the same college, performed on the stage sharing some light moments with the audience. The singer, accompanied by Jagjit Singh and college Principal, released a souvenir and took a round of a special photo exhibition depicting the 92-year-old journey of the college till date.
International Colloquium on Biotechnology
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology organized 2-days UGC, DBT, DST, CSIR sponsored International Colloquium on Biotechnology. The function was inaugurated by Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Principal extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the world. He said Biotechnology is one of the newest and most significant developments in the present scientific world with its wide-ranging applications in medicine and engineering. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all afferts has been made to provide quality research. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science.
The Chief Guest Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar congratulated the Principal, Member of Biotechnology Department for Organising International Colloquium on Biotechnology. He said that 21st century is a century of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a complex subject, its a combination of all sciences. It is an attempt to know the nature. He said it is a 2000 year old subject. Highlighting the various aspect of biotechnology like plant, medicine fermentation, information etc. he pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.
Dr. Amitab Mishra, Manager (Biotechnology), NRDC, New Delhi, congratulated the principal, members of biotechnology department for orginsing this great event. He ensured all support of his department to the college for Development in the field of science.
Key-note: Dr. E. Momotani, Senior Research Scientist, NARO, Japan presented his key-note address. Speaking on the topic Pathogenesis and Control of Paratuberculosis- Importance of Discovery and its Application, he said that Johnes disease (JD), caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), is a chronic and progressive granulomatous enteritis that affects many ruminants and other wild/livestock animals worldwide . In the United States, JD causes an estimated annual loss of $220 million to the agricultural economy. Prevalence of JD in cattle in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US ranges from 10 to 60%. In Japan, all dairy cattle (1 million head counts) have been examined for JD every 5 years by using ELISA and bacterial culture. About 1,000 of 500,000 examined cattle were diagnosed as JD positive, most of them showed minor or no clinical sign and typical lesion. The eradication of JD, it is very important to develop a method
that can detect MAP infection before the infected animals start shedding MAP organisms to the environment.
Dr. S.V. Singh, Principal Scientist, Central Institute for Research on Goats, MATHURA (UP) presented his paper on Therapeutic Aspects of Indigenous Johnes Disease Vaccine. He said that India possess substantially large population (>485 million) of domestic livestock and is presently ranked second after China with respect to human population in the world. Livestock husbandry is very popular means of livelihood and nutritional security and is source of income to the millions of poor and marginal farmers in India. Livestock sector contributes, 5.26% of the total GDP and share 30.0% GDP of agriculture sector (FAO, 2007). Of the total working population, 5.5% is dependent on livestock sector for their livelihood and income. Therefore a significant proportion of poor people (rural and urban) survive by keeping few animals for milk and meat purpose on community and government grazing resources. Presently, India is the leading milk producer and ranked second in meat production in the world. However, per animal productivity is much below the Asian and world averages (Bajarbaruah and Joseph 2008). Factors that contribute greatly toward the reduced productivity is the presence of chronic infectious diseases that are difficult to diagnose and control. Among the chronic infections, incurable paratuberculosis or Johnes disease (JD) caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is most important and responsible for serious economic losses in terms of productivity.
Dr. Swati Subodh, The Centre for Genomic Application (An IGIB-IMM Collaboration), New Delhi presented his paper on Microarray (Understanding the genetic network). He said that dramatic changes are being registered as a consequence of the development of techniques and tools that allow the collection of biological information at an unprecedented level of detail and in extremely large quantities. The nature and amount of information now available open directions of research that were once in the realm of science fiction. Pharmacogenomics, diagnostics and drug target identification are just a few of the many areas that have the potential to use this information to change dramatically the scientific landscape in the life sciences. Microarray is one of the ways in which a burgeoning amount of data can be viewed at a global scale and sieved to understandable, coherent information for the researcher.
Dr. Pravin K Singh, Scientific Technical Executive, VitaeGen Biotech, Varanasi presented his paper on Gene Therapy: A New Millennium Drug. He said that Gene therapy (GT) is a form of molecular medicine that has the potential to cure many of life-threatened human diseases. It has progressed from a dream to a bedside reality in quite a few human diseases. GT is a technique for correcting defective genes responsible for disease development.
Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi1,School of Biotechnology, College of Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J and K presented his paper on Modulation of Plant Metabolite Production Through Elicitation: Production of Bacosides from Bacopa Monnieri. He said that Higher plant species synthesize various secondary metabolites which are endogenous compounds containing specialized biomolecules. The study of the biosynthesis of these specialized compounds (Medicinal Plant Biotechnology) can best be analyzed and manipulated using in vitro cultured plant tissues in the form of, callus suspension, multiple shoot, axenic root, somatic embryos, transformed organ cultures or regenerated plantlets. Use of in vitro cultures has pushed this science to realm of technological applications by providing the base for modern biotechnology because of their easier techniques of conservation, propagation, improvement and utilization and added new dimensions using genetically transformed tissues.
Similarly the other Scholars presented their papers on different aspects of biotechnology.
On the 2nd day the interaction among the scholars, scientists, continues on different aspects of biotechnology. Dr. Manjinder Singh Khera, Centre For Water And Wastewater Technology, Department Of Biotechnology And Food Technology, Durban University Of Technology, Durban, South Africa presented his paper on A New Industrial Paradigm: Cultivation and Processing of Microalgae into Valuable Consumer Products. In his paper he said Microalgae biotechnology has recently emerged into the lime light owing to numerous consumer products that can be harnessed from microalgae. Product portfolio stretches from straightforward biomass production for food and animal feed to valuable products extracted from microalgal biomass, including triglycerides which can be converted into bio-diesel. For most of these applications, the production process is moderately economically-viable and the market is developing. Considering the enormous biodiversity of microalgae and recent
developments in genetic and metabolic engineering, this group of organisms represents one of the most promising sources for new products and applications. With the development of detailed culture and screening techniques, microalgal biotechnology can meet the high demands of food, energy and pharmaceutical industries. This review article discusses the technology and production platforms for development and creation of different valuable consumer products from microalgal species. The discussion encompasses recycling of carbon dioxide for microalgal biomass production and subsequent utilisation of biomass to create valuable and vital commodities.
Dr. Pratap Kumar Pati, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar presented his paper on Biotechnological Approaches Towards Enhancement of Commercial Value of withania somnifera (l.) dunal. He said Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal known as ashwagandha or asgandh has a high repute in traditional Indian medicine, and is one of the most extensively used plant in Ayurveda and Unani medicines. It belongs to the family Solanaceae and besides India, it is wide spread in Africa, Mediterranean region and middle-east. In pharmaceutical industries, roots are used as major source of alkaloids. Some of the major alkaloids are tropine, pseudotropine and somniferine. Besides alkaloid, W. somnifera possesses other secondary metabolites, such as, withaferin-A, withanoloides, flavonol glycosides, glycowithanolides, sterols, and phenolics. It possesses immense therapeutic value against a large number of ailments such as mental
diseases, asthma, inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, tuberculosis and a variety of other diseases including cancer. It is also called Indian Ginseng for its rejuvenating properties.
Dr. Sukesh Chander Sharma, Department of Biochemistry Panjab university, Chandigarh presented his paper on Role of Hal5p: A Protein Kinase in Ethanol Tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He said It is quite well known that presence of ethanol above critical level is a major stress factor even to ethanologenic micro-organisms. Ethanol concentration above the threshold level evokes water /osmotic stress by selectively leaking intracellular K+ as one of the key factors and also by oxidative stress thereby leading to loss of cell viability. In addition, trehalose and glutathione molecules have been reported to be the key molecules counteracting oxidative stress in microorganisms. Recently, Hal5p a protein kinase has been reported to activate uptake of K+ when cells are exposed stressing conditions. Several strategies have been to alleviate toxic affect of ethanol.
Prof. J. S. Virdi, Microbial Pathogenicity Lab., Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi presented paper on Genomics of Yersinia enterocolitica â€“ An Enteric Pathogen. He said Yersinia enterocolitica, an important food- and water-borne gastrointestinal agent (Sharma et al. 2003) is known to cause syndromes ranging from acute gastroenteritis to more invasive syndromes like terminal ileitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis and septicemia Post-infectious sequelae include erythema nodosum and reactive arthritis. Pigs and water have been regarded as the major reservoirs of Y. enterocolitica and the organism is transmitted to humans by consumption of contaminated food and water (Bottone, 1999). Biochemically and serologically Y. enterocolitica is an extremely heterogeneous organism, which is represented by six biotypes viz. 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and about 70 serotypes.
Exhibition : On this occasion an exhibition concerning Biotechnology was also organized. Nearly 100 posters were made on theme showing the different aspects of Biotechnology and its impact on the life of individual. A jury comprises Prof. J. S. Virdi, Dr. Amitabh Mishra, Dr. S P Singh, Dr. Sharda, judged the posters and 1st prize go to Kamaljeet Kaur, Second to Priyanka Mahajan and third to Vasundra Sharma.
Valedictory - Justice A L Bahri, Vice-President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi was the Chief guest of the function. Prof. Subash Chander from USA was the Guest of Honour. Justice A L Bahri congratulated the Principal, Member of Biotechnology Department for Organising this great event. He said that knowledge is on the cheaps and tips. It is easy to acquire knowledge in this age of science but the use of that knowledge is makes the difference. He suggested the young scientists to hardwork and to use the knowledge for betterment of community.
On this occasion, the delegates, experts, scientists who have come from all parts of country were honoured. The different rapporteurs of 2-day international colloquium Dr. Komal Arora, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Prof. Anu Gupta, Prof. Jagdeep Singh Sohal presented their reports. Dr. Renuka Malhotra, Head Department of Biotechnology proposed vote of thanks.
Nearly 400 delegates from all parts of the country participated in the Colloquium. A healthy interaction on various aspects of biotechnology made the day quite fruitful. Nearly 60 research papers were presented. A souvenir containing the research papers was released on the occasion. Posters exhibition containing posters on different aspects of science was also organized. On this occasion alongwith the members of biotechnology and staff members, chairman local committee Seth Kundal Lal, Programme was conducted by Dr. Renuka Malhotra, Head Department of Biotechnology, Prof. Sharad Mancho and Prof. Kanwar Rajiv.
College Started Coaching for Competitive Examinations
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Centre for Competitive Examinations started coaching of IAS, PCS, UGC-NET and other competitive exams on October 5, 2009. In the inaugural session Mr Ravi Bhagat, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Bathinda and Chief Administrative Officer, Bathinda Development Authority, was the Chief Guest. Principal and Dr. Ashwani Sharma, Dean, Centre for Competitive Examinations and other staff members welcomed Mr. Ravi Bhagat and his father Sh. K.L.Bhagat.
While introducing Mr. Ravi Bhagat, alumni of this college, to the students and staff members Dr. Ashwani Sharma said that in 1993 Ravi joined this college with a big dream to become an IAS officer and with pefect planning, hard work and guidance of teachers added with the blessings of parents he was able to achieve his goal. He also highlighted the various achievements of Mr. Ravi Bhagat. While talking about the Centre for Competitive Examinations (CCE) Dr. Ashwani Sharma said that DAV College is the only college, to start this centre for the preparation of competitive exams. The purpose of this centre is to help the students in the realization of their dreams. He said that Centre is fully equipped with study material, computer network, high tech classrooms and above all experienced and dedicated faculty. He stressed that the fee structure is quite normal and within the reach of students as the objective is not to generate money but to provide proper guidance to the aspirants. He advised the students to dream big and work hard .The Centre will provide latest study material and conduct periodicals.
Principal, while formally welcoming the Chief Guest Mr. Ravi Bhagat, said that his presence would encourage the young students to accelerate in the field of competitive exams. He advised the students to develop competitive spirit. He also stressed on the need to articulate the information into practical knowledge. He congratulated the Dean of Centre for Competitive Examinations, Dr. Ashwani Sharma for taking this initiative and assured all help to the centre for its smooth working.
While speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest, Mr. Ravi Bhagat,IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Bathinda and Chief Administrative Officer, Bathinda Development Authority congratulated Principal and Dean, Centre for Competitive Examinations, Dr. Ashwani Sharma for starting this centre for competitive exams. He dedicated his success to DAV College faculty and his parents. While sharing his experiences, he said that there is no shortcut to success. One must be clear about his aim, and then with proper planning, strategy and with the help of teachers one can achieve his goal. He appreciated the infrastructure of DAV College, specially the library and dedicated faculty in the overall development of personality of students. While interacting with the students he advised them to remain focus on target. They should be positive in their thinking and work hard with total commitment. They should take all help of teachers for clear understanding of the concepts. He said that Civil Services exam is a sort of personality test; hence the aspirants should develop their holistic personality. Prof. A.K.Trivedi, Head, Dept. of Geography, proposed a vote of thanks.
International Seminar on Molecular Biology
DAV College, Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Bio-technology organised International Seminar on Molecular Biology on 28 September. Professor Yung-Fu Chang, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director, Infectious Disease Research Programme, Dept. of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA was the Keynote Speaker on the occasion.
Principal, HOD, Biotechnology and other members of Staff welcomed the Chief Guest. Principal formally welcomed the Chief Guest, dedicated this Seminar to 102nd Birth-Anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, who strongly advocated the vast spread of quality education and creation of new knowledges by the youth of India. He said the presence of such an internationally eminent Scientist would encourage the young students to accelerate in the field of science and research.
Prof. Y. Chang discussed the ultra modern Molecular approaches on the development of Johnes Disease or Paratuberculosis Vaccine. Prof. Chang briefly introduced the audience with the global importance of Paratuberculosis and its zoonotic concerns. As the disease is important not only for economic concerns but also for human health concerns hence development of efficacious vaccine is the must requirement of todays world in order to secure economic losses and to reduce human exposure to this deadly pathogen. First of all he discussed the use of recombinant Ag85 complex, SOD, 74F Poly Protein etc. as Vaccine candidate in goat and cattle system. The recumbinent antigens were able to significantly raise the immune system of animals and hence the protectivity. He laid the concept of cocktail antigens as potent vaccine candidates. Secondly he discussed the attenuated mutant strain of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratubnerculosis (MAP). The mutants used by were leuD deficient. These mutants were unable to cause disease but raise the immune system of animal significantly. Hence he laid stress on the use of these mutants as vaccine candidates. Finally he discussed the use of recombinant Salmonella typhimurium expressing MAP antigens as vaccine candidate. He emphasize that this approach can meet the cost constraints of the recombinant antigens. In conclusion he laid stress on the molecular vaccine to control disease.
He appreciated the entire infrastructure of DAV College, Jalandhar in general and Dept. of Biotechnology in particular. He also offered to involve Dept. of Biotechnology, DAV College, Jalandhar to carry out future vaccine research in collaboration. The lecture was followed by long interaction where students and teachers satisfied their queries.
The scientific session was followed by the cultural session by students of Biotechnology Department, wherein Ana, Rajwinder, Swati, Poonam, Surabhi, Rupinder, Iti and Niti performed traditional Giddha. Priyanka performed Katthak Dance in honour of the international guest. The DAV College Managing Committee, Staff and Students wished Professor Chang new heights of success in controlling the Johns Disease through the development of efficient vaccine which should further lead to treatment of other diseases amongst the humans and the animals.
Seminar on Swine Flu
An interactive talk on Swine Flu was organized by P.G Department of zoology under the aegis of Kashyap Biological Society at D.A.V College Jalandhar on 15th sep 09. The valuable talk was delivered by District Epidemiologist Dr. T.P Singh, from Civil Hospital. This eye opening talk was attended by members of faculty and students of the College. Various aspects regarding structure, lifecycle, incubation periods, dos and donts, were commented upon. The enlightening talk was followed by an interactive session in which students cleared their doubts and misconceptions regarding this disease and manifestation. Dr. T.P Singh Sandhu was catagoric instating that prevention is best cure and panic driven uptake of medicine by fit human, can only empower the virus to become immune to the drug. This would further complicate the problem as only one drug Tami Flu is available whereas remaining one still be obtained from developed countries..
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Contact Details of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: 91-181-2255641, 2255642, 2255643
Principal Dr Virander Kumar Tewari retired. We have come to know that he was persuaded to take forced leave for two months before his retirement.
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