One-week Workshop on “Spectroscopic Techniques using sophisticated Instruments” commenced at Central University of Punjab


Bathinda : The Department of Chemistry of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari is organizing a one-week Workshop on the focal theme of “Spectroscopic Techniques using sophisticated Instruments” from 18—24 October, 2021. This workshop is being sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under ‘KARYASHALA’ scheme of Accelerate Vigyan with the aim to boost research & development in the country by developing dedicated research skills among youngsters in selected areas. The Chief Guest and keynote speaker of the inaugural ceremony of this workshop was Dr Anil Kumar Mishra, Director, Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences (INMAS). Out of 150 applicants who got registered for this workshop, around 110 shortlisted candidates including PG/Ph.D. students from leading Higher Educational Institutions are participating in this workshop.

The Inaugural ceremony commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Vinod Kumar, Workshop Convener, and HoD, Dept. of Chemistry, stated that this workshop will provide an opportunity to participants to know about theory, principle, problem-solving and hands-on demonstrations on the handling of various spectroscopic instruments used in chemistry such as AAS, UV, CD, Florescence, IR, Mass spectrometry, NMR & HPLC. While presenting details of Dept. Achievements, Dr. Vinod Kumar highlighted that the Department of Chemistry, CUPB, was established in the year 2015 and in this short time the faculty of the Department has bagged research grants of more than 700 lakh and published more than 110 research papers in highly reputed journals.

The Chief Guest Dr Anil Kumar Mishra complimented the faculty of Dept. of Chemistry for their achievements and delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Shift Reagents to Imaging Probes: Chemistry Point of View”. He described the discovery and use of non-invasive contrast agents developed for the early detection of diseases like brain tumor, cancer etc. Dr. Mishra discussed the applications of various analytical spectroscopic instruments in the diagnosis of diseases and emphasized that the hands-on training on such instruments to be provided in this workshop will be useful for PG/Ph.D. students.

Prof. R.K. Wusurika, Dean Incharge Academics, stressed on the importance of spectroscopic techniques in research as well as in diagnostics, made an appeal to the participants to actively participate in all sessions. This one-week workshop will conclude on 24th October, 2021.