SRHU’s First Research Advisory Committee Meet held

The first meeting of the Research Advisory Committee of Swami Rama Himalayan University was organized on 02 June 2023 at the campus.

The Chairperson of the committee, Dr. Manju Sharma (FNASc, FNAAS, Padama Bhushan, Former Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Chairman, New Initiative, NASI, Allahabad), and member, Prof. Paramjit Khurana (FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAAS, FTWAS, J.C. Bose National Fellow, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus) were present to discuss & suggest focus areas of research of the various academic units of the University.

The external members appreciated the University for having a good research oriented environment with amalgamation of basic research science and therapeutic clinical experience in the campus. It was also suggested that Swami Rama Himalayan University can be a center for local plant based nutraceuticals.

The external members of the committee were welcomed by Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Honorary Director, Strategic Planning and R&D of the University. Dr. Vijendra Chauhan, Vice Chancellor, SRHU presented an overview of the University in reference to the vision and mission of Swami Rama to the committee members. Dr. Sunil Saini apprised the members about the research in the field of Tissue Banking, Palliative & Supportive Care and Genomic Landscape of Breast Cancer in Young Women.

Dr. Jayanti Semwal presented over all status of the research activity at HIMS. She informed about use of electronics health records for hospital based research and to explore avenues to generate resources for self-sustenance.

Further Dr. Rajeev Bijalwan apprised the members about the health program being run by the Rural Development Institute that includes social welfare, health beneficiaries, water sanitation water security and capacity building programme to improve livelihoods of the people of various regions of Uttarakhand.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta presented the research that will benefit society, the main area of research being Plant Microbe Interactions: Mineral Bio fortification, Stress mitigation, Plant growth Promotion, Nutraceuticals, Biogenic nanomaterials for agronomic and biomedical Applications, Mushroom Cultivation etc.

Dr. C S Nautiyal, Scientific Advisor of the University informed that research is going on with combined efforts of Cancer Research institute, Himalayan School of Biosciences and Orthopedics’ Department of the University to develop a medicine to help the cancer patients.