December 21, 2011 admin

UGC awards Centre with Potential for Excellence in Life Sciences to GND University

Amritsar, December 21–The University Grants Commission has awarded Guru Nanak Dev University, the Centre with Potential for Excellence in Life Sciences (CPEPA) and a grant of Rs. 6.15 crores for research on "Genetic Basis of Cancer and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in Punjab".
    Disclosing this, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Brar said that under this Centre, the faculty and students would carry out epidemiological studies, environment and cancer and genetics of these diseases. The study finds relevance in the context of increasing incidence of these diseases in the State, he added.
    He further said that the University would acquire major equipment in this Centre like Microarray system, ICP-MS, Cytogenetic work station, RT-PCR Chemiluminescence analyser Electrocardiograph etc.
The University press release added that Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA) status is conferred on only selected universities which have excelled in research. The University Teaching Departments participating in this Centre have various other schemes running including DRS (UGC), PURSE (DST) and DBT.

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