University of Jammu, Jammu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, Telangana under the auspices of the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Jammu. The purpose of the MoU was to implement various collaborative activities, in areas of mutual interest, which would address multidisciplinary scientific research, technological research, and educational issues of due relevance at the national level. The program was held online from the Office chamber of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu.
On the occasion, Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Vice-Chancellor University of Jammu opined that this MoU shall usher a new era of collaborations in research and academics of both the institutes. Prof. Dhar said that the University of Jammu ever since its inception has been consistently moving ahead in academic and co-curricular activities. Dr. K Thangaraj, Director Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad expressed his gratitude and ensured his support in the field of research and diagnosis. University offers around seventy postgraduate and undergraduate courses in different faculties and the research programmes range across many disciplines, imparting PhD in 37 and M.Phil. in 26 disciplines, said Prof Dhar.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Institute of Human Genetics in the University of Jammu is the pioneer center involved in the research and diagnosis of human genetic disorders in the UT of J&K. The Institute is also involved in collaboration with J&K Health Department and Govt. Medical College, Jammu in providing diagnoses for unknown Genetics Disorders in J&K UT like Skeletal Deformities(Arai village, Poonch) and Hearing Impairment (Pralkot village, Poonch).
Among others Prof. Arvind Jasrotia (Registrar), Prof. B.K. Bajaj, Director School of Biotechnology, Prof. Namrata Sharma, Department of Botany, Prof. Piyush Malviya, Head Department of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Sanjana Koul from School of Biotechnology, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Department of Zoology, Dr. Nisha Kapoor, Deputy Coordinator, Institute of Human Genetics were also present on the occasion. Dr. Parvinder Kumar Deputy coordinator, Institute of Human Genetics conducted the proceedings of the programme and presented a formal vote of thanks.