For drug discovery, CUSB signed a MoU with Vastu Vihar Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

 

Taking an initiative towards adopting the National Education Policy (NEP) – 2020 in its curriculum the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vastu Bihar Biotech Private Limited on Friday, December 10, 2021. The Inter Institutional – Industry Partnership was signed between CUSB Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh and Mr. Vinay Kumar Tiwary, Chief Managing Director (CMD) Sambodhi Retreat, Bodhgaya. The Controller of Examination (CoE) Mrs. Rashmi Tripathi as the Registrar (In-charge) also signed the collaboration document between CUSB and VV Biotech Private Limited. CUSB Biotech department former head, Prof. Rizwanul Haque who played an instrumental role in making the academia – industry partnership with VV Biotech Private Ltd. was also present in the MoU Signing ceremony.

 

 

CUSB Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh said that today is a red-letter day in the history of University as we have taken a step ahead on making the provisions of NEP-2020 possible. Taking inspiration from the July 29, 2021 speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered on completion of one year of NEP -2020, the University is committed and trying hard to undergo Academia – Industry partnership. This is one of its kind first partnership in which CUSB is going to carry out quality research and innovations. I always believe in horizontal growth of the University and making significant contributions in the upliftment of the community and nation at a larger level. I appreciate the efforts of Prof. Rizwanul Haque, the HoD Prof. D. V. Singh and dedicated faculty members of Biotechnology department for making this partnership. I hope going hand-in-hand with VV Biotech Private Ltd. we are looking ahead for making remarkable and fruitful discoveries in this field that in turn would be beneficial for society and the nation.

 

After the formal inauguration Mr. Vinay Kumar Tiwary presented an overview of the Vastu Vihar Biotech Private Limited and elaborated about its work in the area of Biotechnology including drug designing for different diseases. Mr. Tiwary looked quite optimistic towards joining hands with CUSB for carrying out the quality research in Biotechnology, Toxicology and other related areas. He expressed his gratitude towards CUSB VC Prof. K. N. Singh, Prof. Rizwanul Haque and other concerned faculty members for accepting the institution-industry partnership offer.

 

On this occasion Biotech department head Prof. Durg Vijai Singh, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Dr. Jawaid Ahsan, Dr. Krishna Prakash, IQAC Chairman Prof. Venktesh Singh, Proctor Prof. Umesh Kumar Singh were present along with heads, faculty members, University officers, research scholars and students of the departments. The officials and research scholars working at Vastu Vihar Biotech Pvt. Ltd. were also present in the MoU Signing ceremony which was followed by technical sessions.

 

The technical session started with the presentation of Dr. Durg Vijai Sing, HoD, Biotech who presented an overview of the Department of Biotechnology of CUSB. Mr. Sarthak Tiwary gave a presentation on the topic 'Genotyper', Ms. Naina Sakshi (Regulatory Manager) presented the overview of Biotech. Other presentations were given by Dr. Vivek Dwivedi (Head Pre-Clinical) on Toxicological Studies, Mr. Abhay Pandit (PhD Scholar) on Biopolymers & Biopolymeric products from renewable, Ms. Ekta Singh (PhD Scholar) on Investigation of role of IRFI & IRF2 in Cancer & Covid Infection, Dr. Permendra Kumar (Head Biotech, TCR) on Genotyping and Pharmacogenomics, Mr. Pritam Dutta on Microfluidics, Lab-On-Chip, Ms. Archana on Modulation of Cancer, Ms. Sushma Singh on Drosophila as a neurotoxicity model and Mr. Pritom Biswas on Enhancement of Secondary Metabolites.

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