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    GGGNNNIIIPPPSSSTTT BBBUUULLLLLLEEETTTIIINNN 222000111555 03rd April, 2015 Volume No.: 44 Issue No.: 01

    Vision

    TO REACH THE PINNACLE OF GLORY AS A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BY KNOWLEDGE

    BASED LEARNING AND PRACTICE

    Contents Message from PRINCIPAL Editorial board Historical article News Update Knowledge based Article Disease Related Breaking

    News Upcoming Events Drugs Update Campus News Students Section Editors Note Archive

    GNIPST Photo Gallery For your comments/contribution OR For Back-Issues, mailto:[email protected]

    GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    W e bs i t e : ht t p: / / gni ps t. a c. i n

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    MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL

    "It can happen. It does happen. But it can't happen if you quit." Lauren Dane.

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

    It gives me immense pleasure to pen a few words for our e-bulletin. At the onset I would like to thank the last years editors and congratulate the newly selected editors for the current year.

    Our first consideration is always in the best interest of the students. Our goal is to promote academic excellence and continuous improvement.

    I believe that excellence in education is aided by creating a learning environment in which all learners are supported in maximizing their potential and talents. Education needs to focus on personalized learning and instruction, while promoting an education system that is impartial, universally accessible, and meeting the needs of all students.

    It is of paramount importance that our learners have sufficient motivation and encouragement in order to achieve their aims. We are all very proud of you, our students, and your accomplishments and look forward to watching as you put your mark on the profession in the years ahead.

    The call of the time is to progress, not merely to move ahead. Our progressive Management is looking forward and wants our Institute to flourish as a Post Graduate Institute of Excellence. Steps are taken in this direction and fruits of these efforts will be received by our students in the near future. Our Teachers are committed and dedicated for the development of the institution by imparting their knowledge and play the role of facilitator as well as role model to our students.

    The Pharmacy profession is thriving with a multitude of possibilities, opportunities and positive challenges. At Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, our focus is on holistic needs of our students.

    I am confident that the students of GNIPST will recognize all the possibilities, take full advantage of the opportunities and meet the challenges with purpose and determination.

    Excellence in Education is not a final destination, it is a continuous walk. I welcome you to join us on this path.

    My best wishes to all.

    Dr. A. Sengupta

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    EDITORIAL BOARD

    CHIEF EDITOR DR. ABHIJIT SENGUPTA EDITOR MS. JEENATARA BEGUM ASSOCIATE EDITOR MR. DIPANJAN MANDAL

    HISTORICAL ARTICLE The Pharmacopeia Comes of Age: The first "United States Pharmacopoeia" (1820) was the work of the medical profession. It was the first book of drug standards from a professional source to have achieved a nation's acceptance. In 1877, the "U.S.P." was in danger of dissolution due to the lack of interest of the medical profession. Dr. Edward R. Squibb, manufacturing pharmacist as well as physician, took the problem to The American Pharmaceutical Association convention. Pharmacists formed a "Committee on Revision" chairmanned by hospital pharmacist Charles Rice, assisted by pharmacist-educator Joseph P. Remington, and by Dr. Squibb, their indefatigable collaborator. The "U.S. Pharmacopoeia" surged to new importance. NEWS UPDATE

    World Autism Awareness day: (02nd April) World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April every year since 2008. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution "62/139. World Autism Awareness Day"; adopted on 18 December 2007, it was proposed by Qatar, and supported by all member states.

    One dollar blood test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer, study suggests: (03rd April, 2015) A test that uses gold nanoparticles to detect early-stage prostate cancer costs less than $1, returns results in minutes and is more accurate than standard PSA screening, pilot studies show. The

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    new technique leverages the ability of gold nanoparticles to attract cancer biomarkers.

    Ebola virus diagnostic tool developed by physician who worked in Liberia: (03rd April, 2015) An emergency medicine physician who treated Ebola-infected patients in Liberia last year used his field experience to create a tool to determine the likelihood that patients presenting with Ebola symptoms will actually carry the virus. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has affected 24,000 persons during the current epidemic, which is the largest recorded outbreak of EVD in history. Over 10,000 people have died in West Africa, mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

    Possible progress against Parkinson's and good news for stem cell therapies: (03rd April, 2015) Researchers have taken an important step toward using the implantation of stem cell-generated neurons as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. Using an FDA approved substance for treating cancer, they were able to grow dopamine-producing neurons derived from embryonic stem cells that remained healthy and functional for as long as 15 months after implantation into mice, restoring motor function without forming tumors.

    Cancer genes turned off in deadly brain cancer: (03rd April, 2015) Scientists have identified a small RNA molecule that can suppress cancer-causing genes in mice with glioblastoma mulitforme, a deadly and incurable type of brain tumor. While standard chemotherapy drugs damage DNA to stop cancer cells from reproducing, the new method stops the source that creates those cancer cells. The approach could also potentially be used for gene silencing in other cancers and diseases of genetic origin.

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    Herpesvirus activates RIG-I receptor to evade body's immune system: (02nd April, 2015) Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs to bolster one's immunity to infection. Some herpesvirus infections lead to cancer.

    Hormone, bone tests may be indicative of dialysis patients' heart health: (02nd April, 2015) Approximately 2 million kidney disease patients in the world receive some sort of dialysis treatment. Now researchers say that in these patients, high parathyroid hormone levels and subsequent bone loss are major risk factors for worsening of coronary artery calcification.

    DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows: (02nd April, 2015) Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. For detail mail to editor

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    KNOWLEDGE BASED ARTICLE The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

    For forty years between 1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted an experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These men, for the most part illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama, were never told what disease they were suffering from or of its seriousness. Informed that they were being treated for bad blood, their doctors had no intention of curing them of syphilis at all. The data for the experiment was to be collected from autopsies of the men, and they were thus deliberately left to degenerate under the ravages of tertiary syphiliswhich can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death. As I see it, one of the doctors involved explained, we have no further interest in these patients until they die.

    Using Human Beings as Laboratory Animals The true nature of the experiment had to be kept from the subjects to ensure their cooperation. The sharecroppers' grossly disadvantaged lot in life made them easy to manipulate. Pleased at the prospect of free medical carealmost none of them had ever seen a doctor beforethese unsophisticated and trusting men became the pawns in what James Jones, author of the excellent history on the subject, Bad Blood, identified as the longest non therapeutic experiment on human beings in medical history. The study was meant to discover how syphilis affected blacks as opposed to whitesthe theory being that whites experienced more neurological complications from syphilis whereas blacks were more susceptible to cardiovascular damage. How this knowledge would have changed clinical treatment of syphilis is uncertain. Although the PHS touted the study as one of great scientific merit, from the outset its actual benefits were hazy. It took almost forty years before someone involved in the study took a hard and honest look at the end results, reporting that nothing learned will prevent, find, or cure a single case of infectious

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    syphilis or bring us closer to our basic mission of controlling venereal disease in the United States. When the experiment was brought to the attention of the media in 1972, news anchor Harry Reasoner described it as an experiment that used human beings as laboratory animals in a long and inefficient study of how long it takes syphilis to kill someone. A Heavy Price in the Name of Bad Science By the end of the experiment, 28 of the men had died directly of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis. How had these men been induced to endure a fatal disease in the name of science? To persuade the community to support the experiment, one of the original doctors admitted it was necessary to carry on this study under the guise of a demonstration and provide treatment. At first, the men were prescribed the syphilis remedies of the daybismuth, neoarsphenamine, and mercurybut in such small amounts that only 3 percent showed any improvement. These token doses of medicine were good public relations and did not interfere with the true aims of the study. Eventually, all syphilis treatment was replaced with pink medicineaspirin. To ensure that the men would show up for a painful and potentially dangerous spinal tap, the PHS doctors misled them with a letter full of promotional hype: Last Chance for Special Free Treatment. The fact that autopsies would eventually be required was also concealed. As a doctor explained, If the colored population becomes aware that accepting free hospital care means a post-mortem, every darky will leave Macon County Even the Surgeon General of the United States participated in enticing the men to remain in the experiment, sending them certificates of appreciation after 25 years in the study. Following Doctors' Orders It takes little imagination to ascribe racist attitudes to the white government officials who ran the experiment, but what can one make of the numerous African Americans who collaborated with

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    them? The experiment's name comes from the Tuskegee Institute, the black university founded by Booker T. Washington. Its affiliated hospital lent the PHS its medical facilities for the study, and other predominantly black institutions as well as local black doctors also participated. A black nurse, Eunice Rivers, was a central figure in the experiment for most of its forty years. The promise of recognition by a prestigious government agency may have obscured the troubling aspects of the study for some. A Tuskegee doctor, for example, praised the educational advantages offered our interns and nurses as well as the added standing it will give the hospital. Nurse Rivers explained her role as one of passive obedience: we were taught that we never diagnosed, we never prescribed; we followed the doctor's instructions! It is clear that the men in the experiment trusted her and that she sincerely cared about their well-being, but her unquestioning submission to authority eclipsed her moral judgment. Even after the experiment was exposed to public scrutiny, she genuinely felt nothing ethical had been amiss. One of the most chilling aspects of the experiment was how zealously the PHS kept these men from receiving treatment. When several nationwide campaigns to eradicate venereal disease came to Macon County, the men were prevented from participating. Even when penicillin was discovered in the 1940sthe first real cure for syphilisthe Tuskegee men were deliberately denied the medication. During World War II, 250 of the men registered for the draft and were consequently ordered to get treatment for syphilis, only to have the PHS exempt them. Pleased at their success, the PHS representative announced: So far, we are keeping the known positive patients from getting treatment. The experiment continued in spite of the Henderson Act (1943), a public health law requiring testing and treatment for venereal disease, and in spite of the World Health Organization's Declaration of Helsinki (1964), which specified that informed consent was needed for experiment involving human beings.

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    Blowing the Whistle The story finally broke in the Washington Star on July 25, 1972, in an article by Jean Heller of the Associated Press. Her source was Peter Buxtun, a former PHS venereal disease interviewer and one of the few whistle blowers over the years. The PHS, however, remained unrepentant, claiming the men had been volunteers and were always happy to see the doctors, and an Alabama state health officer who had been involved claimed somebody is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Under the glare of publicity, the government ended their experiment, and for the first time provided the men with effective medical treatment for syphilis. Fred Gray, a lawyer who had previously defended Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, filed a class action suit that provided a $10 million out-of-court settlement for the men and their families. Gray, however, named only whites and white organizations in the suit, portraying Tuskegee as a black and white case when it was in fact more complex than thatblack doctors and institutions had been involved from beginning to end. The PHS did not accept the media's comparison of Tuskegee with the appalling experiments performed by Nazi doctors on their Jewish victims during World War II. Yet in addition to the medical and racist parallels, the PHS offered the same morally bankrupt defense offered at the Nuremberg trials: they claimed they were just carrying out orders, mere cogs in the wheel of the PHS bureaucracy, exempt from personal responsibility. The study's other justificationfor the greater good of scienceis equally spurious. Scientific protocol had been shoddy from the start. Since the men had in fact received some medication for syphilis in the beginning of the study, however inadequate, it thereby corrupted the outcome of a study of untreated syphilis. In 1990, a survey found that 10 percent of African Americans believed that the U.S. government created AIDS as a plot to exterminate blacks, and another 20 percent could not rule out the possibility that this might be true. As preposterous and paranoid

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    as this may sound, at one time the Tuskegee experiment must have seemed equally farfetched. Who could imagine the government, all the way up to the Surgeon General of the United States, deliberately allowing a group of its citizens to die from a terrible disease for the sake of an ill-conceived experiment? In light of this and many other shameful episodes in history, African Americans' widespread mistrust of the government and white society in general should not be a surprise to anyone.

    Anurag Chanda B.Pharm, 4th year

    GNIPST

    DISEASE RELATED BREAKING NEWS Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

    (MERS-CoV) Saudi Arabia: (26th March, 2015)Between 11 and 22 March 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths. Cases are listed by date of reporting, with the most recent case listed first. Read more

    UPCOMING EVENTS The National Conference on Recent Advancement in Herbal

    Medicine and Herbal Drug Technology is going to held on 3rd and 4th April, 2015 at Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, Teh, Dehra, Dist Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

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    DRUGS UPDATES FDA Approves ProAir RespiClick: (01st April, 2015)

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE:TEVA) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) inhalation powder, a breath-actuated, multi-dose, dry-powder, short-acting beta-agonist (SABA) inhaler for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 12 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease; and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) in patients 12 years of age and older. It is expected to become commercially available to patients during the second quarter of 2015.

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    CAMPUS NEWS SPIRIT JIS 2015

    On 03 to 05th April, 2015 JIS is going to organise SPIRIT JIS 2015.

    GPAT 2015 Result: The following B.Pharm. final year students have qualified, GPAT-2015. We congratulate them all. Diksha Kumari Rupanjay Bhattacharya Avik Paul

    Xtasy 2015: GNIPST is going to organize the Tech Fest Xtasy 2015 from 30th March, 2015 to 1st April, 2015.

    FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME: The FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME is going to organize by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Training & Placement Cell, GNIPST in collaboration with Indian Pharmacy

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    Graduates Association (IPGA), Bengal Branch from 21st February to 11th April, 2015 at GNIPST Auditorium.

    On 21st February, 2015 the Finishing School Training Programme of GNIPST was inaugurated by Sri Soumen Mukhopadhyay, Deputy Director, Drug Control Office, Goutam Kr. Sen, President, IPGA, Mr. Subroto Saha, Asst. Directorate, Drug Control Office, Mr. Ranendra Chakraborty, Sales Manager and Associate Director Dr. Reddys Laboratory.

    On 28th February, 2015 Dr. D. Roy, Former Deputy Drug Controller, Mr. Sujoy Chakraborty, divisional Therapy Manager, Cipla and Mr. Vikranjit Biswas, Senior Manager, Learning & Development, Cipla delivered their valuable lectures in the 2nd day FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.

    On 14th March, 2015 Mr. Milindra Bhattacharya, Senior Manager, QA & QC, Emami Ltd. and Mr. Joydev Bhoumik, Manager, Operation, Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited delivered their valuable lectures in the 3rd day FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.

    On 21st March, 2015 Mr. Tridib Neogi, Associate Vice-President (Quality Assurance), Albert David Ltd. delivered his valuable lectures in the 4th FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.

    JOBS: All the students of Final Year B. Pharm and M. Pharm are hereby informed that an interview will be conducted by GSK for sales and marketing job. Details given below:

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    Date : 27.03.2015 Time : 09:45 am Venue : GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited, Unit No. 208,

    2nd Floor, Ecospace Campus B (3 B), New Town, Rajarhat, 24 Pgs (N). Kolkata-700156.

    THYROCARE provisionally selected 15 students from JIS Group. Amongst these, 3 students of B. Sc (H) Biotechnology and M. Sc Biotechnology have been selected.

    Ipsita Mondal (M. Sc Biotechnology) Debriti Paul (M. Sc Biotechnology) Debopriya Chatterjee {B. Sc (H) Biotechnology}

    The final year students of B.Pharm (31 students) and B.Sc (11 students) attended the pooled campus drive of Abbott India Ltd. on 10th March, 2015 at Jadavpur University. Among them 17 students have gone through to the final round of this pooled campus drive and short listed for final selection.

    ACHIEVEMENT: Congratulations to Anurag Chanda, student of B.Pharm final year who have got the 1st prize in poster presentation event in Prakriti 2015 at Department of Agricultural and Food engineering, IIT, Kharagpur.

    OTHERS: On 24th and 25th February, 2015 Swamiji of Gourio Math was

    delivered some motivational lectuers in GNIPST.

    The students of GNIPST participated in the 4th Sardar Jodh SinghTrophy organised by NIT on 20th February, 2015.

    On 8th February, 2015 Gnipst celebrated the Reunion programmeReminiscence Reloaded 2015.

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    The 2nd Annual Sports of GNIPST was held on 28th and 29th January,2015 in College campus ground.

    Congratulations to all the winner of Annual Sports of GNIPST, 2015.

    100 meter flat race (Girls): Priya Roy Nirmita Gupta Joyoti Ghosh

    100 meter flat race (Boys): Arijit Mitra Thakur Deep Chakraborty Arindam Ganguly Three legged race (Girls):

    Nayana Sinha Anjali Mondal Saheli Mukherjee Arjita Biswas Aindrila Bhowmick Archita Basu 200 meter flat race (Girls): Priya Roy Nirmita Gupta Anjali Mondal

    Long Jump (Boys): Dipankar Kamila Arindam Ganguly Rohan Datta Skipping (Girls): Saheli Mukherjee Indira Saha Jayita Roy Shotput (Girls): Chandrika Saha Priya Roy Sneha Paul Shotput (Boys): Arijit Mitra Thakur Arindam Ganguly Rohan Datta Musical Chair (Staff): Mr. Abir Koley Ms. Priyanka Ray Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar Discuss Throw(Girls): Priya Roy Arjita Biswas Varsha Shrivastava 50 meter female flat race (staff): Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya Ms. Priyanka Ray Ms. Anuranjita Kundu

    100 meter male flat race (staff): Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar Mr. Mrinal Datta Mr. Ranjit Ghosh Walking race female (staff): Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya

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    Ms. Anuranjita Kundu Ms. Sumana Roy Balance race female (staff): Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya Dr. Sriparna KunduSen Ms. Priyanka Ray Tug of war (Female staff): Ms. Priyanka Ray Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya Ms. Prathama SenGupta Dr. Sriparna KunduSen Ms. Sumana Roy Tug of war (Male staff): Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar Mr. Abir Koley Sk. Ziaur Rahman Mr. Ranjit Ghosh Mr. Koushik Dhar Balance race (Girls): Indira Saha Aindrila Bhowmick Pamolita Paul Long Jump (Girls): Aindrila Bhowmick Nirmita Gupta Krishnakali Basu 200 meter flat race (Boys): Dipankar Kamila Arijit Mitra Thakur Kaustav Sakar Sack race (Girls): Aindrila Bhowmick Nirmita Gupta Sayani Banerjee

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    Sack race (Boys): Rohan Datta Souvik Debnath Sayantan Das Relay race (Boys): Dipankar Kamila Arijit Mitra Thakur Soumyajit Sinha Sneham Sen Relay race (Girls): Joyoti Ghosh Aindrila Bhowmick Anjali Mondal Poulami Sarkar Go for Goal (Boys): Abhijit Kumar Mondal Arkajyoti Hazra Abhinandan Mondal Tug of war (Boys): Dipu Roy Vishal Singh Sk Minhaz Uddin Ahmed Ritobroto Paul Rohan Dutta Tug of war (Girls): Krishnakali Basu Indira Saha Chandrika Saha Maitryee Banerjee Kajal Nagpal

    The male faculties and staffs of GNIPST participated in the 4th Sardar Jodh Singh Trophy organised by NIT on 15th January, 2015.

    An industrial tour and biodiversity tour was conducted in Sikkim for B.Pharm, B.Sc. and M.Sc. students under the supervision of Mr.

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    Dipanjan Mandal, Mr. Samrat Bose and Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya from 5th January to 12th January, 2015.

    GNIPST commemorated the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Monday, 12th January, 2015 & served Oldages and Orphanages.

    STUDENTS SECTION

    WHO CAN ANSWER FIRST????

    Which indian is known as fastest seven summiteer?

    Answer of Previous Issues Questions: A) GlaxoSmithKline

    Identify the person

    Answer of Previous Issues Image:

    Kunal Basu

    Congratulation to ARIJIT PRAMANIK who have given the correct answer- Sir Andrew Witty is the

    CEO of GlaxoSmithKline.

    Send your thoughts/ Quiz/Puzzles/games/write-ups or any other

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    contributions for Students Section& answers of this Section at [email protected]

    EDITORS NOTE

    It is a great pleasure for me to publish the 1st issue of 44th Volume of GNIPST BULLETIN. All the followers of GNIPST BULLETIN are able to avail the bulletin through facebook account GNIPST bulletin I am very much thankful to all the GNIPST members and readers who are giving their valuable comments, encouragements and supports. I am also thankful to Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, Director of GNIPST for his valuable advice and encouragement. Special thanks to Dr. Prerona Saha, Mr. Debabrata Ghosh Dastidar and Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya for their kind co-operation and technical supports. Thank you Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya for the questionnaires of the student section. An important part of the improvement of the bulletin is the contribution of the readers. You are invited to send in your write ups, notes, critiques or any kind of contribution for the forthcoming special and regular issue. ARCHIVE On 22nd December 2014 the students of B.Pharm 2nd year and B.Sc

    2nd year visited the laboratory of Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith under the supervision of Mr. Samrat Bose, Ms Jeentara Begum, Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya and Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya.

    Some of the teachers of GNIPST attended the 4th International Conference of World Science Congress at Jadavpur University on 16th December to 18th December 2014.

    Congratulation to Tamalika Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of GNIPST, who got 3rd prize for the poster presentation in the National Seminar on Opportunity in Medicinal Plant Research,

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    Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India from 29th -30th November, 2014.

    On 29th November and 30th November many of the facultymembers and students of GNIPST presented their posters in theNational Seminar on Opportunity in Medicinal Plant Research,Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India from 29th -30th November,2014.

    Congratulation to Dr. Swati Chakraborty, Assistant Professor ofGNIPST, who got 1st prize for the best oral presentation in theIndia Biodiversity Meet, 2014 at Indian Statistical Institute,Kolkata, India from 21st -23rd November, 2014.

    The teachers and students of GNIPST attended the Nationalworkshop on Redefining the Role of Pharmacist in Health CareSystem which was held in Dr. H. L. Roy Auditorium, JadavpurUniversirty Kolkata-700032 on 16th November 2014, organised byIndian Pharmaceutical Association, Bengal Branch, Kolkata

    Congratulation to Rupam Saha, student of M.Pharm 2nd year, who got 1st prize for the poster presentation in the National seminar on Control of Viral Menace using Delivery Design organised by Dr. B.C.Roy College of Pharmacy & AHS in association with IPA Bengal Branch.

    On 14th and 15th November 2014 the Industrial visit of B.Pharm 2nd year students was conducted in East India Pharmaceutical Works Limited, Kolkata under the supervision of Mr. Jaydip Roy, Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar, Mr. Samrat Bose, Ms Jeentara Begum, Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya and Ms. Moumita Chowdhury.

    A Debate on Unity was held on 14th November 2014 and the joint winner was Sreejit Roy , Bsc 2nd year and Pratik Nandi ,Bsc first year (Chairperson of debate: Dr Lopamudra Datta and Ms. Priyanka Ray).

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    On 14th November, 2014 a Quiz competition was held on World Diabetes Day and the winner was Pratik Nandi and Sreyosi Dey, Bsc first year. Runner up Anirban Roy and Ankur Mondal B.Pharm third year (Quiz Master: Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya)

    A Seminar was held on 14th November 2014 World Diabetes Day on Angiogenesis and Role of Amino Acids by Dr Debatosh Datta, Research scientist.

    GNIPST commemorated the 126th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on Tuesday, 11th November 2014.

    On 7th November 2014 the students of GNIPST participated in the Run for Unity as a mark of tribute to the efforts of the country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

    Congratulation to the winner of Cricket Tournament-B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 Runner up team-B.Sc and BHM, 2014

    Congratulation to the highest run scorer of Cricket Tournament-Tanmoy Das Biswas, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014

    Congratulation to the highest wicket taker of Cricket Tournament-Subhodip Das, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Carom Tournament (Boys)- Sk. Abdul Salam, B.Pharm 2nd year, 2014 1st Runner up-Subhayan Dutta, M.Sc (Biotechnology Department) 2nd year, 2014 2nd Runner up-Nirupan Gupta, B.Pharm 1st year, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Carom Tournament (Girls)- Aishwarya Datta, B.Pharm 2nd year, 2014 1st Runner up-Krishnakali Basu, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 2nd Runner up-Rituparna Das, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Chess Tournament (Boys)- Basab Brata Dey, M.Sc (Biotechnology Department) 2nd year, 2014 1st Runner up-Ankit Chowdhury, B.Pharm 1st year, 2014

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    2nd Runner up-Smaranjeet Banik, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Chess Tournament (Girls)- Rituparna Das, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 1st Runner up-Varsa Srivastav, B.Sc(Bioptechnology Department) 1st year, 2014 2nd Runner up- Krishnakali Basu, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014

    The GNIPST Cricket Tournament, Carom Tournament and Chess Tournament was held on 21st and 22nd October, 2014.

    The Cultural Programme on Bijoya Dashami and Kali Puja was held on 20th October, 2014

    An exhibition on Photography and Painting was held on 20th October, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Football Tournament-B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 Runner up team-B.Pharm final year, 2014

    Congratulation to the winner of Table Tennis Tournament-Krishnakali Basu, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 1st Runner up-Aindrila Bhowmick, B.Pharm 2nd year, 2014 2nd Runner up-Sayani Banerjee, B.Pharm 2nd year, 2014

    The GNIPST Football Tournament (for male students) and Table Tennis tournament (for female students) was held on 25th and 26th September, 2014.

    On 5th September, 2014 the students of GNIPST have arranged a wonderful Teachers Day Programme. On behalf of all the teachers of GNIPST I would like to thank our beloved students.

    The Freshers welcome programme was held on 14th August, 2014. Welcome 1st year students.

    We congratulate the following M.Pharm. final year students who have made their positions in different pharmaceutical companies. Anirban Banerjee (Emami Ltd.)

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    Mahender Roy (Stadmed private Ltd.)

    We congratulate the following B.Pharm. final year students for their success. Samadrita Mukherjee (Abbott India Ltd.) Suman Sarkar (Tata Medical Centre-Apollo Pharmacy) Shrewashee Mukherjee (Fresenius Kabi-Parenteral Nutrition) Avishek Naskar (Glaxo SmithKline-Marketing) Bappaditya Manik (USV Limited) Sarbani Das (Nutri Synapzz-Marketing) Ankita Roy (Nutri Synapzz-Marketing) Rahul Mitra (B M Pharmaceuticals-Production)

    The following B.Pharm. final year students have qualified, GPAT-2014. We congratulate them all. Utsha Sinha Satarupa Bhattacharya Sandipan Sarkar Purbali Chakraborty

    Reminiscence, 2014(GNIPST Reunion) was held in College campus on 2nd February,2014.

    1st Annual Sports of GNIPST was held on 3rd February,2014 in College campus ground.

    An industrial tour and biodiversity tour was conducted in Sikkim for B.Pharm and B.Sc. students under the supervision of Mr. Asis Bala, Ms. Jeentara Begum and Ms. Moumita Chowdhury.

    B.Pharm 3rd year won the GNIPST Football Champions trophy, 2013. B.Pharm 3rd year won the final match 1-0 against B.Pharm 2nd year. Deep Chakraborty was the only scorer of the final.

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    AICTE has sanctioned a release of grant under Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) during the financial year 2012-13to GNIPST as per the details below: a. Beneficiary Institution: Guru Nanak Institution of PharmaceuticalScience & Technology.

    b. Principal Investigator: Dr. LopamudraDutta.c. Grant-in-aid sanctioned:Rs. 16,25000/- only

    d. Approved duration: 3 yearse. Title of the project: Screening and identification of potential

    medicinal plant of Purulia & Bankura districts of West Bengal with respect to diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism, Jaundice, hypertension and developing biotechnological tools for enhancing bioactive molecules in these plants.

    Activity Clubs of GNIPST: Name of Club Member Faculty SPORTS Mr. Debabrata GhoshDastidar LITERARY AND PAINTING Ms. Jeenatara Begum SCIENCE AND INNOVATIVE MODELLING

    Mr. Samrat Bose

    ECO Ms. Sumana Roy SOCIAL SERVICES Dr. Asis Bala PHOTOGRAPHY Ms. Sanchari Bhattacharya CULTURAL Ms. Priyanka Ray DEBATE AND EXTEMPORE Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya

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Roy, Former Deputy Drug Controller, Mr. Sujoy Chakraborty, divisional Therapy Manager, Cipla and Mr. Vikranjit Biswas, Senior Manager, Learning & Development, Cipla delivered their valuable lectures in the 2nd day FINISHI...On 14th March, 2015 Mr. Milindra Bhattacharya, Senior Manager, QA & QC, Emami Ltd. and Mr. Joydev Bhoumik, Manager, Operation, Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited delivered their valuable lectures in the 3rd day FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.On 21st March, 2015 Mr. Tridib Neogi, Associate Vice-President (Quality Assurance), Albert David Ltd. delivered his valuable lectures in the 4th FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.The final year students of B.Pharm (31 students) and B.Sc (11 students) attended the pooled campus drive of Abbott India Ltd. on 10th March, 2015 at Jadavpur University. Among them 17 students have gone through to the final round of this pooled campus... ACHIEVEMENT:Congratulations to Anurag Chanda, student of B.Pharm final year who have got the 1st prize in poster presentation event in Prakriti 2015 at Department of Agricultural and Food engineering, IIT, Kharagpur. OTHERS: On 8th February, 2015 Gnipst celebrated the Reunion programme Reminiscence Reloaded 2015. The 2nd Annual Sports of GNIPST was held on 28th and 29th January,2015 in College campus ground.Arijit Mitra Thakur Arindam Ganguly Rohan DattaWalking race female (staff):Ms. Anuranjita KunduMs. Prathama SenGuptaMr. Koushik DharDipankar KamilaRohan DattaPoulami SarkarMaitryee BanerjeeKajal Nagpal STUDENTS SECTION Some of the teachers of GNIPST attended the 4th International Conference of World Science Congress at Jadavpur University on 16th December to 18th December 2014. On 29th November and 30th November many of the faculty members and students of GNIPST presented their posters in the National Seminar on Opportunity in Medicinal Plant Research, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India from 29th -30th November, 2014. Congratulation to Rupam Saha, student of M.Pharm 2nd year, who got 1st prize for the poster presentation in the National seminar on Control of Viral Menace using Delivery Design organised by Dr. B.C.Roy College of Pharmacy & AHS in association with ... On 14th and 15th November 2014 the Industrial visit of B.Pharm 2nd year students was conducted in East India Pharmaceutical Works Limited, Kolkata under the supervision of Mr. Jaydip Roy, Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar, Mr. Samrat Bose, Ms Jeentara Beg...Runner up team-B.Sc and BHM, 20141st Runner up-Subhayan Dutta, M.Sc (Biotechnology Department) 2nd year, 20142nd Runner up-Nirupan Gupta, B.Pharm 1st year, 20141st Runner up-Krishnakali Basu, B.Pharm 3rd year, 20142nd Runner up-Rituparna Das, B.Pharm 3rd year, 20141st Runner up-Ankit Chowdhury, B.Pharm 1st year, 20142nd Runner up-Smaranjeet Banik, B.Pharm 3rd year, 20141st Runner up-Varsa Srivastav, B.Sc(Bioptechnology Department) 1st year, 20142nd Runner up- Krishnakali Basu, B.Pharm 3rd year, 2014 The GNIPST Cricket Tournament, Carom Tournament and Chess Tournament was held on 21st and 22nd October, 2014. The Cultural Programme on Bijoya Dashami and Kali Puja was held on 20th October, 2014 An exhibition on Photography and Painting was held on 20th October, 2014Runner up team-B.Pharm final year, 20141st Runner up-Aindrila Bhowmick, B.Pharm 2nd year, 20142nd Runner up-Sayani Banerjee, B.Pharm 2nd year, 2014 The GNIPST Football Tournament (for male students) and Table Tennis tournament (for female students) was held on 25th and 26th September, 2014. On 5th September, 2014 the students of GNIPST have arranged a wonderful Teachers Day Programme. On behalf of all the teachers of GNIPST I would like to thank our beloved students. The Freshers welcome programme was held on 14th August, 2014. Welcome 1st year students. We congratulate the following M.Pharm. final year students who have made their positions in different pharmaceutical companies.Anirban Banerjee (Emami Ltd.)Mahender Roy (Stadmed private Ltd.) 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B.Pharm 3rd year won the final match 1-0 against B.Pharm 2nd year. Deep Chakraborty was the only scorer of the final.