New building inaugurated at BHU
@ Sep 11, 2009
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TNN 8 October 2009, 10:07pm IST

VARANASI: The new building of the Centre of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agriculture Sciences (IAS), was inaugurated at the Banaras Hindu University on Thursday.

Inaugurating the building, Chancellor, BHU, Dr Karan Singh said the centre had shown great promise in delivering world class academic programmes in less than a year. "It reflects the collective efforts of various functional units within the university and fruitation of vision of administrators," he added on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor, BHU, Prof DP Singh said the centre would be gainfully used for pursuing academic programmes and conducting meaningful research, especially suited for eastern region of the country. He also promised that in the near future, the centre would be developed as full-fledged faculty of food and dairy science.

Earlier, advisor, department of biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Dr Rajesh Kapur highlighted the role of DBT in the area of food and nutritional sciences while emphasising the progress of the centre.

Director, IAS, Prof SR Singh, dean Prof RP Singh, coordinator of the centre Prof Alok Jha and other senior faculty members were also present on the occasion.

Annual Conference: The 20th Annual Conference of Indian Society Of Nephrology (ISON) started at the Banaras Hindu University on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor, BHU, Prof DP Singh inaugurated the function. Noted international nephrologist (UK) Prof AM Davison and other office bearers of ISON were also present on the occasion.

It may be mentioned here that department of Nephrology, BHU has organised the three-day programme, covering various aspects of kidney transplantation.

Seminar: The two-day national seminar on 'Right to Information (RTI) and Libraries' began at the Central Library of the Banaras Hindu University on Thursday.

Inaugurating the function, Prof SB Singh, member, executive council (EC), BHU, urged the participants to utilise RTI to curb corruption in the country.

Rector, BHU, Prof BD Singh, in-charge (Central Library) Prof DK Singh and other members were also present on the occasion.

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