RGUHS to set up research lab in B'lore

The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS),  will set up a state-of-the-art research laboratory focussing on molecular biology and steam cell research, in Bangalore .

A high level committee has been set up to work out the details on staff, funding and functioning. It will function in close coordination with the public health unit of the university, K S Sriprakash, Vice-chancellor of RGUHS told reporters on Monday.

The laboratory will be used by research workers of affiliated colleges, he said.

The university is also working on an e-learning project in which a modern studio will be set up in Bangalore where reputed specialists from India and abroad will be invited for delivering lectures. It will be aired at all affiliated institutions through video conferencing.
The studio will also help impart better training to the faculty.

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme (IGNSS) award to the university at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and was received by the Vice-chancellor.

The university has made exemplary contributions in the field of community health through NSS. B Vasantha Shetty, the programme coordinator, has conducted 550 camps under the “school health” programme. A total of 1,36,379 students have benefited from the camps, said a release from the Press Information Bureau on Wednesday.

In the “health education” camps conducted in 2011-12, a total of 33,385 people benefited and 849 health check-up camps were conducted to benefit 54,930 people, the note said.

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