Agri College News: PAU Student has been Awarded Prime Minister’s Fellowship
Ashok Babadev Jagtap
Ph.D. student of School of Agricultural Biotechnology,
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)
Ludhiana: Ashok Babadev Jagtap, who is a Ph.D. student of School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been awarded the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Fellowship” for doctoral research.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) selected the 13 candidates, Mr Jagtap is one of them. He is doing his research on the topic “Identification and characterization of high temperature stress responsive genes in maize (Zea mays L.)”
Mr Jagtap is the third candidate from PAU to have bagged the Prime Minister’s Fellowship during this year, said Dean, Postgraduate Studies. Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU and Dr H.S. Dhaliwal, Dean, College of Agriculture congratulated the student for bringing laurels to PAU.
It is an honour for the University and would be a step forward towards strengthening the linkages between educational institutes and industry, said Dr R. K. Gumber, Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology.
Scholarship would be jointly sponsored by the Maxim Crop Sciences Private Limited, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and the government, said Dr Yogesh Vikal, who is the Senior Geneticist, School of Agricultural Biotechnology and Major Advisor of Mr Jagtap.
He also told that, his part of research work would be carried out at Purdue University, USA under the guidance of Dr G.S. Johal. He said, “The Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme is a public-private-partnership initiative for human resource capacity building for industrial research and development. It is an esteemed national fellowship to bring industry, government and academics on one platform.”
Source:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)