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JU signed MoU with Racemix Molecules Pvt. Ltd, under Industry Academia Partnership

Jammu, Dec 24: In a landmark decision, University of Jammu inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Racemix Molecules Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram, Haryana, India (A subsidiary of Anphar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Jammu). Anphar Laboratories Pvt Ltd. is engaged in the manufacturing and export of bulk drugs. JU created Industry Academia Partnership Centre (IAPC) under RUSA 2.0 to build industry-academia partnership and to inculcate industry based skills in the students and researchers of the University. For realizing these objectives, JU has entered into collaboration with Racemix; the latter will provide skill based training at JU and its affiliated colleges.

Further, emphasis will be laid on developing process for drugs and intermediates which are imported from other countries. In order to strengthen the resolve of Government of India of “Atamanirbhar Bharat’, the University conceptualized to enter into Industry Academia partnership to develop scientific skills as well as systematically include additional development and training that will enable researchers to deep dive into business needs, meet senior leaders and develop practical solutions to industry issues and become potential entrepreneurs.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar University of Jammu, Dr. Rajesh Thaper and Mr Anil Gupta, Directors, Racemix Molecules Pvt. Ltd. in the presence of Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and Chief Guest of the function. Prof. Dhar emphasized that this is a historical event for the University of Jammu and was happy to share that after overcoming all obstacles the University was able to develop a mechanism to introduce IAPC to bridge the gap between Academia and Industry. He thanked Dr. Rajesh Thaper and Mr Anil Gupta Directors, Racemix Molecules Pvt. Ltd. for showing faith in the University. Prof Dhar apprised the audience about the significance of taking this collaboration to the next level wherein university can collaborate with the industry in the areas of curriculum development and delivery through partnership models which include apprenticeships, hands-on training, real-life simulations and specialised employer training programmes, teaching and learning, research and development, consultancy as well as securing suitable industrial placements for students.

University of Jammu engaging with industry players will benefit students in terms of acquiring skills and knowledge and researchers will also gain from technology transfer and commercialisation. He showed his gratitude and appreciated the role played by MHRD for strengthening the University curriculum by sanctioning the grants under RUSA. Further he said, MOU will play a pivotal role in building industry and skill based training programs at the JU, which will significantly improve employability and self entrepreneurship in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. Naresh Padha, Dean Academic Affairs and Coordinator RUSA 2.0 emphasized that such partnership shall help in curriculum reforms to develop entrepreneurship and inclination towards applied research among the students. Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar University of Jammu expressed satisfaction over the progress of the University in initiating the MoU first of its kind. He said the partnership would give fillip to the young researchers and motivate them towards innovation and patent filing.

Dr. Rajesh Thapar, Director, Racemix Molecules Pvt. Ltd. thanked the Vice chancellor for extending the opportunity to enter into the MOU. He said that Universities are the main talent pipeline for the industry, thus it is crucial for industries also to partner with academic institutions. Collaboration between universities and industries is critical to accelerate students’ skills development, enhance their industry exposure as well promote participation and engagement via learning. Needless to mention here that Dr Thappar is also an Alumnus of University of Jammu.

Earlier, Prof. Kamal K. Kapoor, Convener, IAPC welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the very concept of creating IAPC and signing of MOU. He informed that the Centre is not only striving to emerge as a trusted R&D partner but is also expecting numerous benefits via the enhancement of research and innovation through joint research projects, delivery of innovative commercial products, improvement in teaching, learning and enrichment of student’s knowledge and their employability, as well as providing new streams of funding. Researchers will get to collaborate with industry players to take their research products to another level where their product will be visible in the market and reach the end user via commercialisation.

Ceremony was also attended by Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Dean Research Studies, Prof. Rajni Kant, Dean Faculty of Sciences and Controller of Examinations, Prof. Vinay Chauhan, Dean Placement and OSD to Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Deans of various faculties, Er Ankit Gupta, Director, Racemix Molecules Pvt Ltd and members of IAPC. The event concluded with pledge to work in coherence by JU and Racemix to achieve the objectives of the IAPC under the slogan “Strive not to survive but to Thrive” while vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Sanjay Gupta, Department of Law.

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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COVID-19: As cases resurge, SMHS closes OPD again

Designates 12 wards including paid rooms as COVID designated wards

(Asian News Hub) – In wake of the rise in the COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities at Srinagar Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital has decided to stop the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and said that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained.

Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar chaired a meeting yesterday  regarding the preparedness of SMHS hospital Srinagar to deal with the COVID-19.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Masood Tanvir Professor and HOD medicine, Dr. Rouf Ahmad Professor and head ENT, Dr. Tariq Qureshi Professor and Head Ophthalmology, Dr. Ruksana Najeeb Professor and Head anesthesiology, Dr. Iffat Hassan Shah Professor and Head Dermatology, Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Dar professor and Head Radiology, Dr. Mufti Mehmood Professor and Head Surgery, Dr. Sonaullah Kuchay Professor and head Radiation Oncology, Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah Professor and Head Chest Disease and Dr. Nazir H Chowdhary Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital.

In the meeting, it was decided that Ward number 02, 03, 3A, 04, 18, 19, 20, isolation/drug De-Addiction Centre, paid rooms, MICU, SICU, w-17 and disaster management ward shall be designated as COVID-19 wards.

“Ward number 01 shall function exclusively for ENT department, besides, ENT department shall carry out surgeries on their designated Operation Theatre. Ward number 08 comprising 36 beds shall be operated by Medicine (30 beds) as non-COVID ward and Dermatology (06 beds) jointly as rush increases,” the order issued in this regard reads.

In the meeting, it has been further decided to stop the operation of OPDs, adding that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained. Furthermore, the patient load vis-à-vis duty roaster of doctors and paramecia staff should be regulated and rationalized, the meeting said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nazir Chowdhary said that 203 beds have been designated for COVID beds at the hospital. He said that the rush of patients has been increasing with each passing day, saying that nearly 30 patients are being admitted at the hospital on a regular basis.

He added that adequate supply of oxygen and other related things are available at the hospital at present.


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Kashmir Law College students stage protest, demand punishment to ‘erring students’

Allege rented goons of 3rd semester students vandalized college property, beat students, threaten staff

(Asian News Hub) – Students from Kashmir Law College Friday hit streets to protest alleged ragging of juniors by 3rd semester students, stating that the later brought “goons” who vandalized college property and beat students.

Protesting students alleged that erring 3rd semester students besides harassing their juniors also brought some rented goons who vandalized college furniture, beat students to pulp and threatened the staff.

The students including girls assembled at Press Enclave to lodge their protest against the bullying of junior students at Kashmir Law College Nowshera.

The slogan shouting students carrying pictures of alleged rented goons holding ‘knuckle-punches’ in their hands demanded stringent action against erring students, who they alleged broke all records of ‘rowdiness’.

Zakariya Ashraf, an 8th semester student said some 1st year law students brought the issue of alleged bullying by 3rd semester students a few days back which became the cause of disagreement between the two sides.

He said the 3rd semester students who were exposed after the recent episode of hooliganism at Kashmir Law College are now trying to put blame on 8th semester students for the mess.

“Some 1st semester students came to us and informed us that they are being bullied by their seniors, we assured them that ragging will not be allowed in this college and we took the issue up with erring students, who instead of feeling sorry, started beating us,” Zakariya told reporters.

He also said that the parents of erring students also joined them in beating students while rented goons played their part by vandalizing college property, abusing students and staff and threatening the college head.

He said the entire college administration and other students stand by their side to come to the rescue of some juniors who were being bullied by erring 3rd semester students.

“Had we done anything wrong, college administration, faculty and students would not have supported us. We want the students who uploaded fake video on social media to gain public sympathies and those who were hired by them to create ruckus in the college be brought into book,” he added.


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