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  • "CGBIBT students educational Trip"
  • CGBIBT to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary
  • Biotechnology Institute-UTU to support Technology for Establishing Plant Tissue Culture Lab at Nigerian University more

    C.G.Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology (CGBIBT), Uka Tarsadia University (UTU) supported the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria to set-up a state-of-the-art Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory. Prof. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy, Director, CGBIBT- UTU visited the Unilorin from 2nd May to 28th May 2015 as visiting professor for developing joint venture Research Projects with M.Sc. and Ph.D. students of Plant Biology and Biochemistry Departments, and provided technological support to Unilorin to commission the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory in its Central Research Laboratory building. Prof. Krishnamurthy who is the Principal Researcher in-charge of this laboratory will co-ordinate and supervise research students of Unilorin for conducting joint venture Tissue Culture Projects.

    This is the first Tissue Culture Laboratory of Kwara state, Nigeria with modern infrastructure facility and is expected to benefit research students and local farmers to cultivate tissue culture plants like Banana, Yam and other cash crops.

    A collaborative research project on ?Nigerian and Indian Accessions of Jowar (Sorghum bicolor) for Iron deficiency (Anti-Anaemic)? has been finalized. Ms. Abidemi, Oreoluwa Moyosore (Biochemistry) is working for her Ph.D. in this project. Prof. Adnike T. Oladiji (Dept. of Biochemistry, Unilorin) and Prof. R. Krishnamurthy (CGBIBT, UTU) will jointly supervise the work as Nigerian and Indian collaborators. The progress is made as a part of MOU between Unilorin-UTU.

    Click here to download Unilorin Bulletin Report.

    Photographs of meeting, Tissue Culture Laboratory Inauguration and Unilorin bulletin reports about the Tissue Culture Laboratory.

  • Unilorin, Indian(UTU) varsity dons collaborate on research supervision on Plant Biotechnology
  • The Farmers' Meet and Seminar was organized by C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology on 25th February 2015
  • "Plant Tissue Culture Training Camp"
  • CGBIBT acknowledges financial support.
  • "Souvenir" copy of International Conference on "Current Status, Opportunities and Challenges in Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research"
  • Summary of International Conference on "Current Status, Opportunities and Challenges in Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research"
  • Overseas Universities Collaboration: The Prospects and Challenges - Summary Report more

    The first Overseas Inter-Faculty Lectures on "Overseas Universities Collaboration: The Prospects and Challenges" was organised by C. G Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University (India) in collaboration with University of Ilorin (Nigeria) on 17 & 18 November 2014. It was the first of its kind to be organised by Uka Tarsadia University (UTU). The Overseas Inter-Faculty Lectures was organized as a further move since the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Uka Tarsadia University, Gujarat, India signed a MoU in March 2013 to establish collaborations in areas such as Academic Linkages, Educational Research, Teaching Faculty and Student Exchange among others for their mutual benefits and academic excellence. The Lectures attracted large number of attendees across different faculties, the teaching, non teaching and students amounting to nearly 500 participants.

    The UNILORIN delegation was led by Professor A. G. Ambali (The Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN). In his team were Professor T. Oladiji (Director, CREDIT, UNILORIN), Prof. Mohammad O. Ibrahim (Director, Centre for International Education, UNILORIN) and Dr Abdulrasheed Adeoye (Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNILORIN). Among the attendees were Mr David A. Animasaun and Mrs Abdulkareem A. Khadijah (Teaching staff at Unilorin) who are presently conducting research for their Ph.D. under Prof. R. Krishnamurthy's mentorship under the Faculty Exchange Programme at Uka Tarsadia University, India.

    Professor R. Krishnamurthy (Director, C. G Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology) gave the welcome address. He gave a detailed account on how it all started and the series of events that led to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding. He informed the audience about the status of various projects that are being jointly conducted particularly on Nigerian Napier Grasses, Yam varieties, Okra, Brinjal and few medicinal plants. He also briefed the audience on the on-going prestigious collaborative project on Plant Tissue Culture project in Nigeria. He articulated that such collaborations should also be in between other faculties of UTU and UNILORIN. It was also mentioned that a student (M.Sc Biotechnology) from Uka Tarsadia University is being sent to Nigeria as a part of student exchange programme for dissertation work.

    Thereafter, opening remarks were given by Dr D. R. Shah (Provost, Uka Tarsadia University, India). In his address, he shared the significant achievements made by the University in recent times. He also stressed the importance and future prospects of collaboration between the Universities.

    Subsequently, lectures were delivered by our Nigerian counterparts on topics such as Collaborations in Contemporary Research, University Administration and Management, Multidisciplinary Approaches in Research and Importance of Student/Staff Exchange Programmes.

    Professor A. Ambali explained how current research trends focus on the scientific development and have provided us with many diversified fields; he emphasized the need for collaborative environment to facilitate the knowledge dissemination. He elucidated the role of University Administration and Management in smoothening the academic processes.

    Professor T. Oladiji explained Multidisciplinary Research and its Challenges and Prospects in the current scenario. She detailed the gravity of the situation wherein the need for multidisciplinary research is becoming more and more relevant especially in the field of natural sciences. Her talk made the audience to ponder with the idea of multidisciplinary research. The prominence of staff/student exchange programmes were explained by Dr. Mohammed O. Ibrahim. His lecture included the significance of exchange programmes where by students/staff would exchange cultural and as well as intellectual ideas, thereby teaching and learning the values of other cultures and traditions. He also suggested various ways of developing and consolidating further exchange programmes between Uka Tarsadia University and University of Ilorin.

    Prof. Rajashekhar Ingalhalli extended the vote of thanks.

    A cultural programme organised by students of Nursing Department, Uka Tarsadia University was presented which exhibited cultural flavour of India as well as Gujarat. The delegates enjoyed the event and appreciated the performances. In the concluding programme of cultural event, Dr.Abdulrasheed Adeoye from Dept of Performing Arts, Unilorin appreciated the themes of the individual programmes as it reflected talents of youths and the Indian tradition.

    Conclusively, the Inter-Faculty lectures were fruitful in stimulating new ideas and suggesting solutions to the current challenges faced in the field of education. The need was felt to conduct more such lectures in order to get new insights in the field of teaching and research.

  • Mrs Abdulkareem A. Khadijah from University of Ilorin visit to CGBIBT through TETFUND (Nigeria) Scholarship Award more

    Mrs Abdulkareem K. A., a teaching faculty of Department of Plant Biology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria has joined C. G. Bhakta Insitute of Biotecnology with the scholarship awarded to her by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund).

    The 6-months Research Scholarship has been awarded for her to carry out part of her Doctoral Research work on Biosystematics Studies of Dipcadi species under Staff/Research Exchange Programme as a part of MoU signed between University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Uka Tarsadia Univeristy, India. Mrs Abdulkareem K. A. has resgistered for her Ph.D jointly under the Supervision of Dr. O. T. Mustapha, Department of Plant Biology, Unilorin, Nigeria and Prof. R. Krishnamurthy of CGBIBT, UTU, India.

    The UKA Tarsadia University wishes her all the best.

  • :Congratulations: Dr. R. Krishnamurthy, Professor and Director, CGBIBT has been selected as an expert member of Gujarat State Medicinal Plants Board in the area of Research Development Industry Group"
  • "Plant Tissue Culture Training Camp"
  • International conference on "Current Status, Opportunities and Challenges in Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research", is going to be held on 24th - 26th September, 2014 at Uka Tarsadia University.
  • Dr. Prasant Kumar and Mr. Rushabh Shah published an articles entitled "Escherichia coli: does it merit a probiotic status?" in the Newsletter of PROBIOTIC ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (PAI). more
  • "Annual Day 2014: Celebrated on 26-03-2014" more
  • "Hearty Congratulations to the Winners:" more

    Students of CGBIBT, Patel Kartik, VyasHima, from M.Sc. Biotechnology semester-2 and Patel Ami from Integrated M.Sc. Microbiology Semester-4 have cleared Minaxi-Lalit Science Awards Test 2014, conducted by the Department of Botany, USSC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on Sunday, 19th January 2014.


    Four scientists namely Shri R. P. Dubey, Shri K. L. N. Sastry, Shri N. S. Mehta, Dr. G. SandhyaKiran from Indian Society of Geomatics, Ahemdabad and Baroda Chapter delivered talks on different aspect of remote sensing.

    Prof. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy, Director CGBIBT welcomed the speakers and Prof. Rajashekhar Ingalhalli introduced them to the audience and Ms. UrjitaSheth conducted the program; Apart from the staff members and students of CGBIBT, other faculty members also attended.

    The interactive session was very interesting and many students evinced interest and got their doubtscleared by asking questions to the respective speaker.

    Dr. MeonisPithawala proposed vote of thanks.

  • CGBIBT received Rs. 25 lakhs as 2nd installment in Jan 2014 for Tissue Culture Project more

    CGBIBT received Rs. 25 lakhs, the 2nd installment grant on 10th Jan 2014 from National Horticulture Mission through Gujarat Horticulture Mission for Tissue Culture Project. This is in addition to the previous grant of Rs. 25 lakhs received in Nov 2012.

    The local Framers/Cultivators are largely taking advantage and benefit of this project in getting quality planting materials of Tissue Culture Plants.

    Prof. Dr. R. Krishnamurthy (Principal Investigator) and his team tenders hearty thanks to NHM, Shri Navanji Bhakta (Philanthropic Donor) and BPKM for granting this type of commercial Tissue Culture Project at CGBIBT,Maliba Campus, UkaTarsadia University.

  • "Visit to CGBIBT from Nigerian scientists during 31st Dec 2013 to 2nd Jan 2014 in connection with research collaboration" more

    "Dr. Azeez Musibau Adewuyi, Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria visited C G Bhakata Institute of Biotechnology as a representative of Prof. A. S. Gbadegesin, Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology for three days. During this period he had various interactive session with students and staff members of CGBIBT.

    Dr. Azeez studied the possibility of having long-term research collaboration and Student-Teacher Exchange programme between Lautech and UTU."

  • Prof. Dr. R Krishnamurthy visited the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria from 5th to 14th November 2013 more

    A meeting was arranged to discuss about developing Joint Venture Collaborative Research Project.

    Meeting with Vice Chancellor: (Prof. Abdaganiya Ambali)

    Meeting with departmental staff:

    Experimental field visit with experts and students:

    Visit to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria:

    Mr. Animasaun David Adedayo, assistant lecturer plant biology from University of Ilorin is currently with C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, UkaTarsadia University on staff/research/training exchange program.

    This is the move as a result of MoU signed between UkaTarsadia University and University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

    Mr. Animasaun David Adedayo is meeting and interacting with student of C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology.

  • "Bioconclave 2013: One Day Seminar entitled "Microbes in health and Disease" 19th October 2013 organised by CGBIBT" more
  • "Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami 2013: Aarti, Rangoli and Mehandi compitition" more
  • Maharashtra Farmers Meet, Date: 18th August 2013 more