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The Col­lege of Arts, Science and Hu­man­i­ties, Mody Uni­ver­sity, Lak­sh­man­garh or­ga­nized a one-day pop­u­lar lec­ture se­ries and science ex­hi­bi­tion on March 25, 2017. The lec­ture se­ries wit­nessed the pres­ence of highly qual­i­fied dig­ni­taries, in­vited speak­ers, fac­ulty mem­bers, and stu­dents. The main ob­jec­tive of this lec­ture se­ries was to serve as a foun­da­tional re­source for pub­lic out­reach for food se­cu­rity and in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights as well as to ed­u­cate and ad­dress mis­per­cep­tions and mis­in­for­ma­tion about pro­cessed foods. The science ex­hi­bi­tion was con­ducted keep­ing in mind the pur­suance of nat­u­ral cu­rios­ity, imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­ity en-route for de­vel­op­ment of science as a ma­jor in­stru­ment for achiev­ing goals of self- re­liance, so­cio-eco­nomic and so­cio-eco­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ments. The lec­ture se­ries was in­au­gu­rated by the Pres­i­dent of Mody Uni­ver­sity and Dean Col­lege of Arts, Science and Hu­man­i­ties-Prof. Amit Mukher­jee. The day be­gan with aus­pi­cious Ganesh van­dana, lamp light­ing and gar­land­ing cer­e­mony of Maa Saraswati. The in­au­gu­ral func­tion was at­tended by renowned and em­i­nent per­sons Dr sud­hir Kochhar (ICAR), New Delhi, Prof.I.S.Dua -for­mer chair­man Depart­ment of

Botany at Pun­jab Uni­ver­sity Chandi­garh, Dr. Vivek R. Var­tak- Fish­eries Sci­en­tist in Khar Land Re­search Sta­tion, Pan­vel. The afore­men­tioned dig­ni­taries were also the guests of honor for the day. The CASH stu­dents pre­sented the uni­ver­sity theme song‘Nir­maanon ke PaawanYug Mein’. In the se­ries of talk 1st lec­ture was de­liv­ered by Prof. Dr Sud­hir Kochhar on the topic ‘Food Se­cu­rity and In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty’. He ex­plained the im­por­tance of Un­der­stand­ing Some Ba­sics of Food Se­cu­rity and realm of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty. By quot­ing Prof. M.S. Swami­nathan he said that Science and ed­u­ca­tion re­quire men and women of in­tegrity, ded­i­ca­tion and an at­ti­tude of mind where work and recre­ation are syn­ony­mous. He also em­pha­sized that self-dis­ci­pline by the in­di­vid­u­als and hu­man­ity in their con­duct with en­vi­ron­ment and eco-sys­tem will en­sure the bal­ance of ecol­ogy and food sys­tem. The sec­ond lec­ture was de­liv­ered by Dr Prof. I. S. Dua, on the topic ‘Ap­pre­ci­ate Life Through SCIENCE: Homage to Dr Nor­man Bor­laug.’ Dr. Prof. I. S. Dua em­pha­sized on the re­la­tion be­tween life and science. While pay­ing spe­cial homage to DR Nor­man Bor­laug on his 103rd birth an­niver­sary he men­tioned con­tri­bu­tion of var­i­ous en­to­mol­o­gists, pathol­o­gists, ge­net­ics, phys­i­ol­o­gist and ecol­o­gists who have poured their knowl­edge and their cre­ative in­spi­ra­tions into the for­ma­tion of a new science of bi­otic world which may pro­vide a bet­ter­ment in terms of food, feed and wel­fare of hu­man­ity through their sem­i­nal work of in­nu­mer­able bi­o­log­i­cal stud­ies. The fi­nal lec­ture of the day was de­liv­ered by Dr. Vivek R. Var­tak on DNA la­bel­ing of sea food which has also been his re­search topic. He em­pha­sized on the need of in­tro­duc­ing bar-cod­ing for sea food items as a lot of adul­ter­ation and false food pack­ag­ing has in­creased. He pro­vided so­lu­tions to prob­lems by us­ing sim­ple tools of bioin­for­mat­ics. The ex­hi­bi­tion of posters and mod­els dealt with a slew of sub­jects such as chem­istry, biotech­nol­ogy, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, en­ergy con­ser­va­tion, so­lar en­ergy, psy­chol­ogy etc wherein stu­dents of Mody Uni­ver­sity ac­tively par­tic­i­pated and show­cased their tal­ent. The 103rd birth an­niver­sary of No­bel Peace prize win­ner Nor­man Ernest Bor­laug, the Amer­i­can agronomist, was cel­e­brated by a Cake Cut­ting Cer­e­mony. The pop­u­lar lec­ture se­ries was also a hum­ble ges­ture to ob­serve the con­tri­bu­tion of Nor­man Bor­laug to the hu­man­ity. Dur­ing the vale­dic­tion cer­e­mony, prizes were given and hon­ours were con­ferred upon the de­serv­ing win­ners for their in­ge­nu­ity and orig­i­nal­ity. The first prize was bagged by Roopam Bish­noi, a B.Sc. 1st year stu­dent for her work on work­ing model of a so­lar

bus. The run­ner up prize went to the group of Shee­tal, Vinita and Renu Bish­noi of B.Sc 3rd year stu­dents (Chem­istry Hon­ors) for pre­sent­ing their project on ‘Ben­zox­aza­lone’. The 1st run­ner up prize was pre­sented to Pr­erna and Kush­boo Mody of B.Sc.1st year (PCM) stu­dents who mod­i­fied traf­fic light con­trolled by am­bu­lance. The Con­so­la­tion prize was given to Nivedita Rao of B.Sc fi­nal year (CMZ) and Priya Ra­jpuro­hit of B.Sc 2nd year (CMZ) for their project on ‘Mod­ern Day Alchemy’. The 1st con­so­la­tion prize was pre­sented to Muskaan of B.Sc. 1st year for her project on ‘Life and Death of a star’.

Cov­eted GSI Fel­low­ship awarded to a stu­dent of Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing & Tech­nol­ogy, Mody Uni­ver­sity

Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing & Tech­nol­ogy (CET), Mody Uni­ver­sity, is proud to an­nounce that Ms. Charu Rathore, stu­dent of B. Tech. Com­puter Science & En­gi­neer­ing has been awarded the cov­eted GSI Fel­low­ship. Ms. Rathore was se­lected from over 200 ap­pli­cants from 35 coun­tries from all over the world. The awardee shall par­tic­i­pate in GSI’s Sum­mer Stu­dent Pro­gram, July 24 – Sept. 14, 2017. She will join a re­search group and work there on a study project un­der the guid­ance of a do­main ex­pert. The Sum­mer Stu­dent Pro­gram is or­ga­nized un­der the lead­er­ship of HGS-HIRe – the Grad­u­ate Pro­gram of GSI with its part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. The schol­ar­ship en­tails free lodg­ing, 100 Eu­ros per week for liv­ing ex­penses and 500 Eu­ros for travel. Two more fel­low­ships are likely to fol­low shortly. The Uni­ver­sity The Mody Uni­ver­sity was es­tab­lished in the year 2004 by Shri R. P. Mody. He is a true vi­sion­ary who took an idea ahead of his time and founded Mody Uni­ver­sity ex­clu­sively for girls. His phil­an­thropic at­tributes, op­er­ated in terms of so­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal pro­mo­tion of the women com­mu­nity, led him to im­part his pro­posed vi­sion through prac­ti­cal in­fra­struc­ture. The in­sti­tu­tion in­stils the thought that is fully ca­pa­ble of ori­ent­ing knowl­edge and in­for­ma­tion in a sci­en­tific man­ner in the minds of the com­mon mass. This acts as a boon to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of a 21st cen­tury per­spec­tive of the knowl­edge ac­qui­si­tion process im­ple­mented within the uni­ver­sity. Vi­sion To be an in­sti­tute of pro­fes­sional learn­ing com­pa­ra­ble to the best in the world, with spe­cial com­mit­ment to women ed­u­ca­tion and cul­tural her­itage of In­dia. Mis­sion Com­mit­ted to ex­cel­lence, the in­sti­tute seeks to im­part knowl­edge and de­velop skills in women to be­come pro­fes­sion­als, well versed in mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment prac­tices while im­bib­ing so­cial sen­si­tiv­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness for the bet­ter­ment of self and so­ci­ety. Mody

Dr Sud­hir Kochhar (ICAR), New Delhi

A One Day Pop­u­lar Lec­ture Se­ries and Science Ex­hi­bi­tion, Mody Uni­ver­sity

Col­lege of Law and Gov­er­nance has been se­lected and con­ferred with the Best In­sti­tu­tion Award

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