SMVDU Katra: The second meeting of project monitoring committee (PMC) was held at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakryal, Katra on August 11, 2017 to review J&K projects. The meeting was chaired by Prof. R. P. Sharma INSA Senior Scientist, National Research Centre for Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). The other expert members of PMC who attended the meeting were Dr. Meenakshi Munshi Adviser/Scientist G- Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Professor School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Dr. Ashwani Pareek, Associate Professor, Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. R. S. Manik, Principal Scientist Animal Biotechnology Centre ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute Karnal and Dr. P. S. Yadav, Principal Scientist (Animal Physiology) Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana and Project Monitoring committee has been constituted by DBT to critically review and monitor the progress of the on-going projects vis-à-vis the objectives and milestones and to recommend corrective measure as and when required.
The meeting was attended by Project Investigators from different universities of Jammu and Kashmir like SKUAST-Kashmir, IUST Awantipora, SKUAST Kargil, University of Kashmir and BGSBU Rajouri. The Project investigators presented the progress of projects before committee Members. The project monitoring committee reviewed the status and progress of 11 ongoing research projects sanctioned by DBT under special call for J&K State. The meeting was organized with financial support from DBT and all other necessary logistics from SMVDU. The meeting was jointly coordinated by Prof. V. Verma, Head Department of Biotechnology & Dean Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Shafaq Rasool, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology.