Punjab Agricultural University student bags BR Barwale best thesis award
Punjab Agricultural University: Neha Verma, a student at Punjab Agricultural University’s Department of Vegetable Science, has been awarded the prestigious BR Barwale best thesis award by the Indian Academy of Horticultural Science for her Ph D research in horticulture biotechnology for the year 2023.
Neha received a gold medal, a certificate, and a cash reward of Rs 25,000/- during the inaugural ceremony of the 10th Indian Horticulture Congress held at Guwahati, Assam on November 6, 2023.
She chipped away at ‘Legacy and sub-atomic planning of gene(s) related with Yellow Vein Mosaic Infection Illness (YVMVD) opposition in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duchesne)’ under the direction of Ajmer Singh Dhatt. Her exploration will be important for creating infection safe assortments and mixtures involving sub-atomic markers in pumpkin.
SS Gosal, vice-chancellor; PK Chhuneja, dean, postgraduate studies; Gill, dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry; and TS Dhillon, department head of Vegetable Science; congratulated Neha and her guide for their achievement.
Last year Pooja Arora, an understudy of the division of science, PAU, has been presented Sabu Thomas best postulation grant for the proposal — Blend of sepiolite-metal sulfide nanocomposites for antifungal seed treatment during capacity — in the classification of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Arora was granted a monetary reward of Rs 3,000 from Sabu Thomas brilliant gathering graduated class, Mahatma Gandhi College, Kottayam, Kerala.