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Food Tech Club of School of Applied and Life Sciences celebrates World Health Day

Food Tech Club of Uttaranchal University celebrated ‘World Health Day’ on 7th April, 2021. The program was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devender Pathak, Dean-Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh, Dr. Nishesh Sharma Dr. Sukriti Singh and Mr Rajeev Kumar by lightning the auspicious lamp. World Health Day is celebrated by WHO every year on 7th April. The celebration of World Health Day aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern. The theme for World Health Day 2021 was ‘Building a Fairer, Healthier world’. The events organized included Recipe Contest, Poster Presentation and Nutrition Fare. Around 50 students participated actively in the events. The evaluation committee for the event was led by Dr. Poonam Negi, Dr. Nishesh Sharma, Dr. V.K. Srivastava and Dr. Bharti Ramola. 

The enthusiastic students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology, M.Sc. Food Technology and M.Sc. Food Nutrition and Dietetics showcased their creativity by setting up food stalls with various value added products, prepared posters and explained their creations to the judges. The event was organized and coordinated by Miss Arshi Siddiqui and Mr Rajat Singh. Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Mr. Kamran Chaudhary, Mr. Yogesh Kr Awasthi and Mr. Junaid Aman helped in making the event a huge success. The event concluded with Prize Distribution by Dean – Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh and Dr. Sukriti Singh. 

Winners of Recipe Competition were as follows: 

First Position : Ayushi Bhaduri, Tamana, Suprna 

Second Position : Rashi, Simran, Nishtha 

Third Position : Shivani, Vashnavi 

Best Poster Award was bagged by Ayushi Bhaduri. 

The cumulative efforts made the event a grand success.

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates ‘World Health Day’

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University, organized a Guest Lecture on the occasion of “71st World Health Day” on 7 April, 2021 for the students of UIPS. The event was well coordinated by Mrs. Pallavi Ghildiyal (Convenor) under the guidance of Dr. Vikash Jakhmola, Dean-UIPS. The event included an address on “World Health” and the theme of Year 2021, i.e., “Building a Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone”.

The Guest Speaker of the day was Mr. Pratap Singh Panwar, President of Government Pharmacist Association, Uttarakhand. He was accompanied by the Guest of Honour Mr. B.S. Rana, District Pharmacist Officer, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

The event commenced with a welcome speech delivered by Dr. Vikash Jakhmola, Dean-UIPS and was carried forwarded by the Guest Speaker of the day. After the informative and intellectual lecture Hon’ble Chancellor Shri. Jitender Joshi and Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak acknowledged the contribution of the eminent speaker by presenting him a token of appreciation. The event concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Mrs. Pallavi Ghildiyal.

School of Liberal Arts celebrates ‘World Water Day’

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” -Benjamin Franklin

As an initiative to enhance extension activities, School of Liberal Arts celebrated ‘World Water Day’ and initiated a step to raise awareness in the rural and slum areas. Students of Liberal Arts organized a rally with an objective to evoke a sense of responsibility on water conservation. The students participated in the initiative with great enthusiasm and through posters and slogan chanting aimed to make the people comprehend importance of water resources, identify the presently deteriorating level of water and the ways to conserve it and ensure a secured future for the upcoming generation.

The students headed to a slum, at a short distance from the college premises, where the speaker of the session, Pawan Singh Rawat (B.A. Semester IV), gathered the attention of slum dwellers and acquainted them with the value of water resources and the repercussions of its misuse. The faculty members also accompanied the students. The colourful and attractive posters gained the interest of the people and were successful in spreading awareness regarding water and its conservation. After the visit, the students continued the rally within the college campus wherein they enthusiastically chanted aloud the slogans on water conservation. The event was successfully coordinated by Dr. Reeta Rautela under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Shriya Goyal, Dean- SLA. The rally within the campus was followed by a short photography session with Hon’ble Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the University who appreciated the consciousness raising efforts of School of Liberal Arts. This was a great conclusion to the entire event. All the participants relished the whole experience and were happy to have successfully concluded a wholesome initiative.

Uttaranchal University organizes ‘ACS Chemistry Festival’

Department of Chemistry, under the aegis of Uttaranchal University organized a two-day Chemistry Festival from 24th March to 25th March, 2021. The festival was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devender Pathak, Director –SA & IT (Dr.) Abhishek Joshi, Dean – Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh, (Dr.) Poonam Negi and Mr Shivam Pandey by lightning the auspicious lamp. The festival was organized in association with American Chemical Society (ACS) by the UU-ACS International Chapter. The main theme of the event was “Hands on Approach of Chemistry in Daily Life” which focussed on the magic of chemistry in our regular life. The young & enthusiastic students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry and M.Sc. (Chemistry/IC) showcased their ability and out of the box thinking capability to demonstrate a number of experiments such as Magical Pen, Chemical Bar, Lava Lamp, Preparation of Soap and many others. A number of students from various schools such as Government Inter College (Harrawala), Dehradun Public School, Doon Presidency, Kendriya Vidyalaya (IMA) and many others participated enthusiastically. The students were enthralled by the magic of chemistry. On the occasion, Quiz and Poster Competition was also organized. The event ended with Prize Distribution. Nikhil and Piyush of GIC, Harrawala got the First and Second Prize respectively while Anshika Rawat of Kendriya Vidyalaya (IMA) was awarded the Third Prize in the Quiz Competition. Vishwajeet, Vibha, Suryapratap and Vishal of M.Sc. Chemistry were awarded for their demonstration while Ankit Joshi, Sumit Bhatt, Himani Bhandari and Yukta Saklani got the prize for the “Most Popular Demo”.

The event was conceptualized by Dean – Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh and ACS Chapter Co-ordinator Mr. Shivam Pandey. Dr. Tarun Kumar, Dr. Waseem Ahmad, Mr. Manoj, Mr. Gurmeet and Ms. Megha Thakur helped in making the event a huge success. On this occasion Dean – Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh, Dean – Agriculture M.P. Singh, Dean – Pharmacy Vikas Jakhmola, Co-ordinator of Event Mr. Shivam Pandey, Dr. Bharti Ramola, Dr. Poonam Negi and others were present. Almost 150 students participated in the event. ACS awarded Dean – Sciences Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh with the Most Commendable Award for the Chemistry Festival and funded 1500USD for best Chemistry Festival Project in India.

Department of Hotel Management conducts a Practical Session on preparation of various dishes using eggs

What can’t an egg do?

As a chef we are asked to prepare an omelette on our very first day. So our first practical for the II Semester students on 24th March, 2021 was dedicated to one of the most versatile of ingredients, i.e., egg.

Egg preparations were demonstrated such as Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Omelette, Akuri, Scrambled Eggs, Boiled Egg, Egg’s Benedict, Devilled Eggs and the like with their accompaniments. The emphasis of the practical was to show the versatility of an egg as an ingredient and elaborate upon the different properties the different parts of egg shows.

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences conducts ‘Clothes Donation Campaign’

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences conducted a social campaign wherein it donated clothes to the homeless and needy people on 24th March, 2021. The students of UIPS collected the clothes and then after sorting and cleaning packed them for distribution. The collected clothes were distributed in the slum area of Nandi ki Chowki. The people expressed their thanks for this kind gesture.

All the faculty members supported the students. Dr. Vikash Jakhmola, Dean – UIPS, appreciated the students for their endeavour and said that one should donate and help others at least once a year. He further added donation gives you happiness and peace of mind.

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates ‘World Tuberculosis Day 2021’

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrated ‘World Tuberculosis Day 2021’ on 24th March, 2021 by organizing a Poster Making Competition. Every year, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is celebrated on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

The event was organized by Mrs. Pallavi Ghildiyal, Assistant Professor, UIPS and Dr. Ankit Sharma, Assistant Professor, UIPS. Students have participated with enthusiasm in the event.

Dr. Vikas Jakhmola, Dean-UIPS, elaborated upon the general awareness of tuberculosis, its prevention and control.

Uttaranchal University IEEE Student Chapter and Department of Computer Science and Engineering organizes a one-day Seminar on “Cyber Security” under “Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav”

Cyber security is the practice of protecting system networks and programs from digital attacks. These cyber-attacks are usually aimed at accessing changing or destroying sensitive information, extorting money from users, or interrupting normal business process. Implementing effective cyber security measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people and attacks are becoming more innovative.

Uttaranchal University IEEE Student Chapter and Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a one-day Seminar on “Cyber Security” on 23rd March, 2021 under ‘Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the occasion of 75 years of Independence of India.

The objective of the seminar was to create awareness among the students regarding cyber security norms, ethical hacking in cyber security, performing live attacks and career in cybersecurity.

Prof. (Dr.) S.D Pandey (Dean – UIT) delivered the Welcome Address. His opening words stressed upon the necessity of cybersecurity and impact of cyber attacks on common people. He encouraged the students to become a savior rather than a victim.

Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak motivated the students and encouraged them to excel in respective fields. He shared information regarding attacks performed on a person’s data on day to day basis like Phishing and he also talked about cyber security fields which can help students to build their career in.

Mr. Rahul Kumar, CEO, Cyber Wings LLP, was the Keynote Speaker. He is a certified Ethical Hacker from EC council. He has expertise of ethical hacking skills, networking and server skills like firewalls evasion and vulnerabilities assessment with the experience of more than 5 years.

In his opening statement he talked about the importance of cyber security which encompasses everything that pertains to protect our sensitive data. He shared valuable information regarding Ethical Hacking and various attacks targeted on data.

The Keynote Speaker performed some live attacks like Phishing and Vishing and also elaborated upon the method of creating SPOOF URL.

He advised students to always use a strong password and to update system regularly in order to secure personal information from attacks. He further talked about the Top Cyber Security Certification like CEH V11, OSCP CHFI and CCSP which can be very fruitful in starting a career in cyber security.

Mr. Somil Kumar Gupta (Assistant Professor, CSE), Mrs. Madhu Kirola (Assistant Professor, CSE) were the committee members to organize the seminar. Mansi Mahur (Student, 3rd Year, CSE) and Aditi (Student, 3rd Year, CSE) were the host of the seminar.

Head of Department – Computer Science and Engineering Prof. (Dr.) Minakshi Memoria proposed Vote of Thanks to all attendees in the seminar. It was attended by faculty members and students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Law College Dehradun pays an ‘Emotional Tribute’ to Immortal Martyrs

Law College Dehradun paid an emotional Tribute to the immortal martyrs of the nation on 23rd March, 2021 in the presence of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Devendra Pathak as the Chief Guest on the gracious occasion. Every year this day is observed to commemorate the sacrifice of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivram Rajguru. At the outset, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor offered flowers to the portraits of Shaheed-e- Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev followed by faculty members, non-teaching staff and hundreds of students. Vande Mataram song was sung at the event and slogans were raised on the name of the martyrs of Indian Freedom Movement.

Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna, Dean of Law College Dehradun, in his address, remarked that the objective of the event was to convey the inspirational memories of immortal martyrs of the nation to the younger generations. “This, in fact, is the moral responsibility of every educational institution,” he further remarked.

Honble Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Devendra Pathak, in his address, observed that the three immortal martyrs made their supreme sacrifice in the freedom movement. He further maintained that it would be a befitting tribute to the martyrs if we wholeheartedly contribute towards building an India of their dreams.

Those chiefly present on the occasion were Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Devendra Pathak, Dean, Law College Dehradun Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna, Dr. Poonam Rawat, Dr. Anil Dixit, Mr. Naresh Semwal, Mr. Mukul Rawat, Mr. Amit Chaudhary, Mr. Jagat Narayan, Dr. J.S. Ojha, Mr. Abhiranjan Dixit, Mr. Sachin Bhardwaj, Mr. Ashwani Dwivedi, Dr. Mayurakhi alongwith the students of Law College.

Law College Dehradun organizes a Seminar on “Career Development – How to Achieve Success in Life”

Law College Dehradun organized a Seminar on “Career Development – How to Achieve Success in Life” on 23rd March, 2021, in collaboration with Uttaranchal Institute of Management. It was an honour and privilege to welcome Ms. Pooja Anand, Head – Human Resources at Red Hat (IBM) and Mr. Vivek Anand, Associate Professor, Uttaranchal Institute of Management as the Keynote Speakers of the event. The event commenced with the felicitation of the guests and a warm welcome extended by Hon’ble Vice- Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak, who introduced the speakers to the gathering.

Ms. Pooja, in her address, captivated the audience by quoting down the example of Michelangelo (the famous Italian Sculptor). Then she threw light on the meaning of success stating, “Success is putting a structured framework towards achieving our goals.” Moving on she discussed the seven keys to success in detail which includes balance, attitude, continuous learning, empathy, emotional intelligence, ethics & integrity, spiritual anchor and determination. The speaker also emphasised on the significance of growing mind-set, perception, leadership qualities and introspection with the audience. Ms. Anand concluded the session by foregrounding the importance of continuous learning as a key to a successful life. Mr. Vivek Anand then familiarized the audience with his childhood experiences thus adding more enlightening points to the discussion. He then accentuated the importance of positivity, determination and confidence in life.

The session came to an end with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Hon’ble Vice –Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Devendra Pathak. The event was witnessed by students and faculty members of Law College Dehradun and Uttaranchal Institute of Management.

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