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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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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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