January 15, 2020 07:06 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Dr. NavneetKaur, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh was awarded with Professor D. V. S. Jain Research Award (2018) which includes a citation and award amount of Rs. 30,000 while Dr. Nishima Wangoo, Assistant Professor from University Institute of Engineering & Technology, PU was awarded with Smt. Prem Lata Jain Research Award (2018)which included a citation and award amount of Rs. 15,000.

These awards were presented by Smt. Prem Lata Jain, during the 4th Best Research Award Ceremony, organized by Department of Chemistry, on behalf of Smt. PremLata and Professor D V S Jain Research Foundation,here today.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh congratulated the awardees, and exhorted other faculty members and young researchers to carry out meaningful research, not only for wider scientific reach but also for societal impact. PU VC expressed gratitude and appreciation towards the generous contribution ofRs. 50 lakhs endowment fund donated by Prof. Jain’s family.Prof. Raj Kumar believes that such endowment funds will really support and accelerate the university research activities in multifaceted ways.

Smt. Jain also bestowed upon the Best Researcher and Best Publication awardees. The six Best Publication awards for the year 2018, for publication of outstanding research articles with impact factor more than 5.0, were presented to Prof. Parveen Rishi (Microbiology), Dr. NishimaWangoo (Chemsitry), Prof. G. R. Chaudhary (Chemistry), Dr. Rohit Kumar Sharma (Chemistry) and Prof. NavneetKaur (Chemistry). The best publication awards included a citation and award amount of Rs. 5,000 for each awardee. The certificates of appreciation for publishing high impact papers in the year 2018 were bestowed upon Dr. SavitaChaudhary (Chemistry), Prof. RajatSandhir (Biochemistry), Prof. Amarjit Singh Naura (Biochemistry), Dr. VijayataChadha (Nuclear Medicine) and Dr. P. Natarajan (Chemsitry). 

Earlier, Prof. K. N. Singh, Chairman briefed about the genesis objectives of Smt. PremLata and Professor D V S Jain Research Foundation. This foundation has been created based on the endowment funddonated by Professor D.V.S. Jain. The main objective of this foundation is to promote and nurture scientific research in Panjab University. The foundation has initiated scientific programs such as Best Researcher Awards, Best Publication Awards, Bright-Begin Research Grant, Conceptual Consolidation in Innovative Areas Lecture Series, Fellowships for research scholars and Book fund.  The participants remembered and paid homage to Prof. D.V.S. Jain who passed away in October 2019. 


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