February 17, 2012 admin

Advances in food technology can meet food requirements of world, a seminar at Khalsa College

Amritsar, February 17, 2012 : The deliberations held at Khalsa College today during the ‘18th Popular Bio-Technology Lecture Series’ stressed on the need of advances and research in the bio-technology field to meet the growing demand of food in the world. The lecture series, sponsored by Government of India, was organised by Khalsa College Department of Bio-Technology in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST).
The three experts including well known Micro-Biologist from Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, Dr. GS Kochar spoke on environment friendly approach to improve safety and shelf-life of the food in his inaugural lecture while Dr. SK Sharma, a senior scientist from PAU focused on technology to preserve food and nutraceuticals. In the third lecture, Dr. Alkesh, a senior scientist from PSCST talked about the research on engines in food industry.
There was interesting question answer session with the students following the lectures. The chief guest at the lecture series, Khalsa College Governing Council Honorary Secretary, Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina said that there is an urgent need for more research in the field of bio-technology to meet the ever growing demand of food in the world and to end the malnutrition and starvation.
Earlier, College Principal, Dr. Daljit Singh honoured the chief guest and the experts and he said that the aim to organize the lecture series was to apprise the students and faculty about the latest ongoing research and studies in the field. He presented bouquet and memento to the guests. Dr. Dapinder Kaur Bakshi, Principal Scientific Officer, PSCST said that their objective was to sensitize the people and scientist regarding the new trends in bio-technology through such lectures, seminars and workshops.

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