Miss Ibrahim Fatima. A. from University of Ilorin
Visit to UTU(CGBIBT) through C.G.Patel(Bhakta) Grant for Research in Biotechnology(Life and Biological Sciences).

Miss Ibrahim F.A., a Technologist of Department Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT), Plant Tissue Culture Unit, University of Ilorin, Nigeria has joined C.G Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology with the scholarship awarded to her by C.G Patel (Bhakta) Grant for Research in Biotechnology (Life and Biological sciences).

The three months Schorlarship has been awarded for her to carry out her Research Fellowship work on "Micropropagation of Sugarcane using Tissue Culture Technique" under Academic/Research Exchange Programme as a part of MoU signed between University of Ilorin, Nigeria and UkaTarsadia University, India. Miss Ibrahim, F.A. Research Fellowship work will be supervise jointly under guidance of Prof. S.O. Balogun, Department of Crop Protection, Unilorin, Nigeria and Prof. R. Krishnamurthy (as mentor) of CGBIBT, UTU, India.

The UkaTarsadia University wishes him all the best.

Dr AkinwandeAkinlolu. A. from University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Visit to UTU(CGBIBT)through C.G.Patel(Bhakta)Grant for Research in Biotechnology(Life and Biological Sciences).

Dr Akinwande, A. A., a senior lecturer (Fish breeding/genetics) in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Nigeria has joined C.GBhakta Institute of Biotechnology with the scholarship awarded to him by C.G. Patel (Bhakta) Grant for Research in Biotechnology (Life and Biological Sciences).

The three months Scholarship has been awarded for him to carry out his Research fellowship work on "Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis(RAPD) of Genetic variability in wild and hatchery raised populations of the African Clariidcatfishes in Nigeria"under the Staff/Research Exchange programme as a part ofMoU signed between University of Ilorin , Nigeria and UkaTarsadia ,University , India. Dr Akinwande ,A.A Research Fellowship work will be supervised jointly under the guidance of Prof. L.O.Tiamiyu, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Unilorin, Nigeria and Prof.R.Krishnamuthy and Dr. M. Pithawala(as mentors) of CGBIBT, UTU, India.

The UkaTarsadia University wishes him all the best.

Uka Tarsadia University has collaborated with IIT Mumbai for the Spoken Tutorial which is the Project about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, LibreOffice etc. via an easy Video tool - Spoken Tutorials.In this fast growing world of technology, it is very much necessary for the individuals to have the expertise in the specific field in which he has been working. And for that he needs to get trained with the course of time. Uka Tarsadia University has always been trying to produce students who are having the thorough knowledge of technology and the software available for the specific field. The university started the distance learning in few of the institutes in the beginning but now the university has expanded the programme to all its constituent institutes for the benefits of students. For that the university invited the resource persons of the Project from Mumbai to train and to introduce the Programme to the facultycoordinators of all the constituent institutes. They gave a valuable guidance to all the faculties for the smooth functioning of the programme. It was a successful session and the University is looking forward for the success of the project.

The Uka Tarsadia University (UTU), Bardoli, India has signed an MoU with University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria on 19th March 2013 for collaborative research and academic exchange. As a part of this move, Mr.David Animausan,Assistant Lecturer, Department of Plant Biology,Unilorin conducted his partial research with C.G.Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology(CGBIBT) ,UTU from November 2013 to March 2015 on Napier Grass under the guidance of Professor Dr.R.Krishnamurthy,Director,CGBIBT,UTU,India and Professor Dr. Morakiya,Deparment of Plant Biology, Unilorin, Nigeria. Mr.David has registered for his Ph.D. with University of Ilorin. The research is conducted to find out genetic relationship between Indian and Nigerian Bajra/pearl millet(Pennisetum glaucum) and Napier Grass(Pennisetum purpureum). Napier Grass is used as a cattle feed because of its rich nutritional content like protein(11%),fat(11%),fibre(33%), minerals(8%),calcium(0.7%) and phosphorous(0.3%).The napier grass is specially recommended for lactating cattle. Mr. David traced the evolution of napier grass (commonly known as Elephant Grass) from pearl millet (Bajra). He noticed that napier grass lost some of the original genetic material. Napier grass has greater chromosome numbers (tetraploid,2n = 4x = 28 ) with reduction of chromosome size. In Bajra, chromosome number is smaller (2n = 2x = 14) but with larger sized chromosome.During his stay in India, in addition to his research work, he taught the graduate students and also helped M.Sc. Dissertations. Some of these works has been published or are in process of publication in International journals. The provost Dr.Dinesh Shah and Management of UkaTarsadia University have appreciated the work.

The fastest growing University of Gujarat - Uka Tarsadia University has added one more feather to its cap by signing a MoU with Cape Breton University, Canada. Mr. Brett MacLean - Manager International Recruitment, visited India to collaborate with Uka Tarsadia University. Mr. Brett delivered a presentation on Cape Breton University and various courses it offers. Mr. Mignesh Parekh and Mr. Prashant Ajmera oriented students for further study abroad. Dr. D.R. Shah - Hon. Provost, UTU, signed the MoU with Cape Breton University in presence of 400 students, faculty members, directors and management representatives on 25th November 2014. The focus is on providing opportunities to students and faculty members to have international exposure to enhance their learning horizon. Under this MoU both the Universities will explore the following possibilities in near future:

  • Students exchange program
  • Faculty exchange program
  • Joint research
  • Joint symposia, workshop, seminars, training programs, etc.
  • Dual degree program
  • Summer program
  • Short term courses
  • Full time courses and any other option agreed by both the Universities.

Congratulations to Uka Tarsadia University Parivar and Cape Breton University, Canada!!!


UTU signs third MoU with LEO Lens Technology Inc., CA, USA

A third MoU was signed between UTU and LEO Lens Technology Inc., CA, USA on 21st August 2014 to collaborate on yet another joint research project involving in-vivo pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies of a new formulation. The MoU was signed by Mr. Praful Doshi, CEO, LEO Lens Technology Inc. and by Dr. Shailesh Shah on behalf of Maliba Pharmacy College. It was endorsed by Dr. Dinesh R. Shah, Provost, Uka Tarsadia University. The Principal Investigators are Mr. Furqan Maulvi and Dr. Bhavin Vyas; the co-investigators are Dr. Akshay Koli and Dr. Ketan Ranch. The team also includes Ms. Rutvi Vaidya, Research Scholar at UTU.

UTU signs MoU with LEO Lens Technology Inc., CA, USA

Maliba Pharmacy College, Uka Tarsadia University, has signed a 2nd MoU with LEO Lens Technology Inc., CA, USA on 17th May 2014 to collaborate on a research project.

LEO Lens Technology Inc. will be able to use the research facilities at UTU and the selected students and faculties will be able to use the research facilities at "LEO Lens Technology Inc." as required for joint research projects proposed to be undertaken by both parties.

MoU Signed between UTU - MPC & Leo Lens Technology USA

Uka Tarsadia University(UTU) - Maliba Pharmacy College(MPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Leo Lens Technology San Diago, California USA in August 2013. This MOU, signed by Dr. D.R. Shah Provost UTU, Dr. Shailesh Shah Director MPC and Mr. Praful Doshi CEO Leo Lens Technology is a strategic collaboration to develop research & development sector. The signing of the MoU between the Leo Lens Technology and UTU - MPC marks the beginning of closer collaboration between the academic and industry. Leo Lens Technology collaborated with UTU for development of contact lenses with comfort enhancement agent as per the provisions of MoU. This research project is coordinated by Mr. Furqan Maulvi Asst Prof., Maliba Pharmacy College.

In continuation with LLT's research project running at UTU Mr. Praful Doshi CEO of LLT visited Uka Tarsadia University (UTU) & Maliba Pharmacy College on 24th - 25th Oct 2013. Mr. Praful Doshi and Mr. Kirit Doshi were very much satisfied and pleased with facility available at UTU and progress & status of ongoing research project.

The delegation from LLT had a visit to entire university campus to see the state of art facilities available at UTU campus. They were shown with live demonstration of production of nanoparticle, spray drying and high pressure homogenization technology relevant to future research project. Mr. Parful Doshi also delivered a lecture to M.Pharm students on application of 3-D Digital ink-jet printing technology for Contact lenses. He inspired and enriched students with his life's experience of research. He also talked about importance of patent and research & innovation in coming days. Mr. Praful Doshi was very much delighted by visiting UTU Campus and assured for cooperation of future research collaboration with UTU and MPC.

This type of initiatives by university will add values to staff and students of UTU by creating a lifelong learning integrated platform to nurture talents in the research sector, and to build and mentor real-world practitioners for real-world challenges that confront industries.