National Conference cum Industry-Academia Meet

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Dr. Ram A. Vishwakarma

CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine

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National Conference-cum-Industry-Academia meet concludes at CSIR-IIIM

JAMMU: National Conference-cum-Industry-Academia meet on “Opportunities and Challenges in Fermentation Based Industrial Processes” (IAMF-2018) organized by CSIR Integrative Medicine, Jammu (IIIM) concluded successfully on Friday after two days of intense deliberations on present state of knowledge and future of fermentation bas J&K state and India.

The event was primarily sponsored by DBT, SERB, DRDO, IIIM-TBI and Ministry of AYUSH. Large numbers of well-known dignitaries from Government, Industry and Academ event. Many well known personalities from the fields of Fermentation, Ayurveda and Medicine presented their work. High quality research work of scholars was displayed and various products & processes were displayed in the exhibition.

First session of the day was chaired by Prof UC Banerjee and co-chaired by Pinakeen S Patel & Dr Bijen Choudhury. Key note lecture was presented by Dr DC Katoch, Minis lead lectures of the session were presented by Prof Shankar Rao and Prof Pradeep Prajapati. Invited talks were presented by Mr Prashantha Das and Ram N Kumar.

Second session of the day was chaired by Prof V Arul and co-chaired by Dr Inshad Ali Khan. Key note lecture was presented by Prof Rama Chaudhry, AIIMS, whereas invite Raj Kumar, Dr Ravinder Kumar, Dr Bijender Bajaj, Shalvi Shah and Er Senthil Prasad.

In two separate sessions, first chaired by Prof Pradeep Prajapati and co-chaired by Dr Prasoon Gupta, and second chaired by Prof Shankar Rao and co-chaired by Dr Sumi Shankar, 24 oral presentations were given by various well known researchers from all the across country. To motivate young researchers and innovators, awards were pre categories i.e., young scientist, product development and best poster presentation.

Most of the participants and dignitaries agreed that this event was very much required to be conducted in J&K for development of the industry in the state. They also cong Vishwakarma, Director IIIM and Dr Vikash Babu, Convener of the conference for huge success of the event.
Event concluded with vote of thanks by Er Abdul Rahim. He thanked all the participants, dignitaries, sponsors and media for supporting this event.


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Dr. Vikash Babu

Scientist, Fermentation Technology Division
CSIR-IIIM, Canal Road,
Jammu-180001, India


Dr. Saurabh Saran

Sr. Scientist, Fermentation Technology Division
CSIR-IIIM, Canal Road,
Jammu-180001, India