20 Feb 2020|Lucknow

1st Industry Academia Interaction Series 2020

 Academic institutions seemingly place great importance and value on closer interaction with industry and R&D organization. Academics and Industries are two strong pillars of the economy but both have very diverged goals and mind set. At the same time academia and industry shares the symbiotic relationship, where academia produces graduates who are absorbed by industries.

In view of this,a one day seminar on “1st Industry Academia Interaction Series 2020” was organized on 20-02-2020by Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University UttarPradesh in order to orient the biotechnology students for the industry requirements and to bridge the gap between academia and industries. A total of 150 students and faculty members participated for the event. Guest speaker were Dr. Ramgopal Rao S., Academic Manager, Biocon Academy, Bangalore and Dr. Nishodh Saxena, Founder & Managing Director, Prowess Pharma Knowledge Centre LLP Ahmedabad.

The event started with registrations of delegates followed by Inaugural function, wherein after the welcome address by Prof (Dr) Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Director AIB; the importance and relevance of event was emphasized by Prof (Dr) Rajesh K Tiwari, Dean Academics, AUUP, Lucknow Campus.

The keynote address during inauguration was given by Dr. Ramgopal Rao S. on “Career Opportunity in Biotech Industry”. Dr. Rao apprised the student participants about the nuances to be industry ready. Lot of emphasis was given by him on understanding one’s own strengths and enhancing skills before entering in industry. The inaugural ceremony ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Priti Mathur.

The second session after a short break, started with Dr. Ramgopal Rao’s second address on “Patents in Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals”. In this very informative talk, he told about the importance of knowledge protection and the growing need for patenting one’s innovation well in time.After the talk, there was question and answer session and interaction of Dr. Rao with participants was held. The students cleared their various doubts and questions related with both the topics. After lunch break, the third session was held in a workshop mode by Dr. Nishodh Saxena. It comprised of important domains of “Healthcare Industry Orientation and Career Guidance” as well as “Mainstream and Alternate Careers”. Dr. Saxena elaborated on current market requirements for Science & Biotech professionals with good excellence in scientific analysis and technical understanding.He told the audience that there is a current boom in the industry of many alternate careers, other than work in research laboratories and academics. Many such examples can be Clinical Research, Medical Transcription, Scientific Journalism, Good Manufacturing Practices & Regulatory Affairs etc.

All delegate students were awarded the participation certificates, this was followed by national anthem and group photograph. The event was conceptualized, coordinated and organized by Dr Aditi Singh, Associate Professor; Dr Priti Mathur, Assistant Professor; and Dr Manish Dwivedi, Assistant Professor under able guidance of Prof Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Director, AIB. Overall the conference provided an excellent opportunity for all delegates students and faculty to interact with experts from industry, exchange views and understand of basic need of industry in terms of employability.