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MAHARAJA AGRASEN UNIVERSITY inviting for National Symposium on Drug Development through Natural Products (DDTNP)


Maharaja Agrasen University was established in 2013 and inaugurated by the esteemed hands of Shn Pranab Mukheqee, Hon'ble President of India. The University aspires to become the first choice for potential students, teaching and research fraternity for providing excellent skill-based teaching-learning pedagogy to develop the students as per the industry norms. The mission of the university is to contribute to the society through imparting vibrant, innovative learning and research at the highest international levels by providing intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open enquiry. Committed to the cause of holistic development of students, the University endeavors to foster equality, initiative, integrity, and excellence while maintaining highest level of consciousness, civility and humility. Within a very short span of time the University has been able to maintain its presence felt not only in Himachal Pradesh but in the neighboring states also. This achievement of the University has been appreciated by a consortium of 25 chairpersons of industry who conferred CCI Technology Excellence Award 2014 in the category of Best Emerging Pnvate University of India. The University with its vast resource pool and enormous potential has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with many prestigious foreign universities, some of the jor collaborations are with Auburn University (USA), University of Leicester (UK), University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), Ghana Technology University College (Ghana) etc

The School of Pharmacy came into existence in the year 2015 and started its academic programmes at diploma (D. Pharm.) and degree (B. Pharm.) levels respectively. The School of Pharmacy has constituted Training and Placement Cell and an Industry-Institute Partnership Cell (UPC) for the training and placements of students, skill up-gradation of students, technicians and teaching faculty members right from the first year. The School of Pharmacy aims for the following:
• To foster skill based high quality education in pharmaceutical sciences to cater to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.
• To make professional liaisons with academia and industry to facilitate troubleshooting of industrial problems.
•  To commence short vocational capsule courses for industrial workers and rural aspirants for pharmaceutical jobs.
•  To sensitize the community towards the responsibility of Pharmacists as important healthcare providers and to educate them on a wide array of health and hygiene related issues.


The theme of the symposium "Drug Development through Natural Products" is novel in itself as most of the drugs or medicinally active molecules have derived their background from plant sources and these plants have provided ' Lead molecules" as template for the drug discovery and development. Commercially, many of them are now synthesized using chemical reactions. The symposium will highlight the journey of the new drug from its discovery to its entry into the commercial market. This symposium shall provide a viable and informative platform for academicians, scientists and researchers to update their skills, expertise and current opinion in regulatory norms and experimental design required to elicit the research on new drugs derived from the natural origin to be targeted for commerce. Moreover, the state of Himachal Pradesh is divinely blessed with a plethora of medicinally enriched herbal diversity, many of these traditionally or ethnobotanically claimed medicinal plants lacks evidence based validation of their therapeutic/ prophylactic activities. There is a dire requirement of establishing its authentication and standardization of the bioactive principles. The drug development of plant derived molecules have tremendous scope as they are more accepted globally as compared to the synthetically derived molecules as being biogenetically derived in the plants. The plenary sessions are designed on three vibrant themes focusing different key facets of the process of New Drug Development process by esteemed prominent speakers of the country.

Call for Papers
Abstracts of the original research work/review papers on the current updates or thrust areas of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Practice in the areas mentioned in the technical programme with a maximum of 250 words in MS-word format (letter sizel2 point. Times New Roman font) comprising of Aim, Matenals & Methods, Results and Conclusion should reach latest by 9th January 2017 on the following email address; Selected abstracts for presentation shall be intimated by: 16th January. 2017. Review articles can only be accepted in poster session. A template for the preparation of the manuscript for submitting full papers shall be sent to the authors through email. [email protected]

Registration Fee: The registration fee includes a conference delegate folder, all conference meals, a certificate of attendance/participation, conference materials, hand outs, abstract book etc.


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Registration Fee can be paid in Cash or through remitting a demand draft/ NEFT/ RTGS in favour of "Registrar, Maharaja Agrasen University", payable at Baddi.

Name of the Bank: Union Bank of India Branch: Baddi
Account Name: Registrar, Maharaja Agrasen University IFSC Code: UBIN0554901 Account No.: 549002010005449

Accommodation shall be provided on first come-first served basis on twin sharing in hostels (for students) and guest house (for delegates) in or near university campus on payment basis. For booking of accommodation and tariff enquiry, kindly send email at: [email protected]

Deadlines for the Submission
Abstract Submission: 9th January, 2017
Notification of Accepted Abstracts; 16th January, 2017
Final Manuscript (Full Length Paper): 21st January, 2017