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GNIPST BULLETIN 2015

08-05-2015

8th May, 2015

Volume No.: 45 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


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GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Website: http://gnipst.ac.in

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

EDITORIAL BOARD
CHIEF EDITOR
EDITOR
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

DR. ABHIJIT SENGUPTA


MS. JEENATARA BEGUM
MR. DIPANJAN MANDAL

HISTORICAL ARTICLE

The Era of Biologicals:

When, in 1894, Behring and Roux announced the effectiveness of


diphtheria antitoxin, pharmaceutical scientists both in Europe and
in the United States rushed to put the new discovery into
production. Parke, Davis & Company was among the pioneers.
The serum became available in 1895, and lives of thousands of
children were saved. Inoculation of horses with diphtheria toxin
was the first step of many in producing antitoxin. In 1903, ParkeDavis received U.S. Biological License No. 1. New, improved
biological products have continued to become available, climaxed
in 1955 by poliomyelitis vaccine.

NEWS UPDATE

Altering genes with the aid of light: (08th May,


2015)
Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. Now
researchers have found a way to control the process with higher
precision, by using light.

New
combination
treatment
strategy
'checkmate' glioblastoma: (08th May, 2015)

to

Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person's cancer


have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often
find a way around them. To address this, researchers identified a
promising combinatorial approach to treating glioblastomas, the
most common form of primary brain cancer.

Clinical decision tools in electronic medical


records can reduce childhood radiation exposure:
(08th May, 2015)

Childhood exposure to ionizing radiation increases lifetime


malignancy risk, but a team of researchers has found that with just
a little bit of education, the risk can be significantly reduced.
Currently, up to 40% of computed tomography, or CT, scans are
ordered (for everyone) unnecessarily.

Protein aggregates save cells during aging :


(08th May, 2015)

As organisms age, a gradual loss of cellular protein quality control


occurs. This results in increased production of toxic protein
clumps, so-called aggregates. Using a comprehensive approach,
researchers have now analyzed changes in protein composition
during aging. The results show that the quantities of proteins
undergo a severe shift. This also sheds new light on the origin and
function of protein aggregates.

It doesn't take a brain injury to have headache,


dizziness and cognitive impairment: (08th May,
2015)
Researchers have provided an explanation for why many people
with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts
of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like
syndromes.

Discovery

accelerates

targeted

cancer

treatment: (08th May, 2015)


A method to help shorten the road to better cancer treatment has
been developed by an international team of researchers. When
DNA is damaged, several different proteins start pouring in to
repair the damage; their types depend on the damage done. Up

until now, it has been common practice to study one protein at a


time, but by way of so-called mass spectrometry, researchers are
now able to simultaneously see all the proteins that help repair
damaged DNA.

Environmental exposure to hormones used in


animal agriculture greater than expected: (08th
May, 2015)
Research by environmental scientists finds that potentially
harmful growth-promoting hormones used in beef production are
expected to persist in the environment at higher concentrations
and for longer durations than previously thought.

Tracking
mutation

defects
yields

caused

insight

to

by

brain

advance

tumor

targeted

therapy: (08th May, 2015)


Scientists have gained ground toward developing more targeted
therapies for the most common childhood brain tumor. The
findings involve the DDX3X gene. In 2012, other work highlighted
DDX3X as a promising focus for efforts to develop targeted
therapies against medulloblastoma. Such treatments target the
genetic mistakes that give rise to the brain tumors four subtypes.

Researchers develop custom artificial membranes


with programmable surfaces: (07th May, 2015)

Researchers have developed artificial membranes with


programmable features, enabling studies of cell communication
and the molecular basis of disease. The new study demonstrates
how researchers can examine the interactions of cell surfaces with
other biological molecules, with far ranging applications in
medicine, biochemistry and biophysics.
For detail mail to editor
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KNOWLEDGE BASED ARTICLE

Property inhibiting growth of bird flu virus


discovered in eggs
Eggs are one of the most versatile foods because of their rich
nutrient content, and their functional properties can be widely
leveraged in the food industry.
However, a hen does not lay eggs to produce excellent human food
but to create new life, chicks. This is why eggs contain many
bioactive components. Eggs are a potential source of raw material
for all kinds of new applications in the food, pharmaceutical,
cosmetics and biotechnology industries.
One of the potentially useful compounds is ovomucin, a protein in
egg white that maintains its gel-like structure. Hiidenhovi
discovered in his research at Luke that preparations of ovomucin
created using physical and enzymatic methods inhibited the
growth of viruses that cause bird flu and Newcastle disease. In his
doctoral research, he created a simple and quick method to isolate
ovomucin from egg white, whereas many other methods require 12 days.
Promising laboratory results, but further use requires more
research
Both viruses are pathogens that cause considerable losses to
poultry production every year. Also, the transmission of the bird
flu virus from poultry to humans remains a major concern in health
care.
Any substance that can inhibit the growth of bird flu virus in
particular merits further research.
While the laboratory results are promising, more detailed research
is required in both animal and human models, for instance to
explore the physiological mechanisms more closely.
Jeenatara Begum
Assistant Professor
GNIPST

DISEASE RELATED BREAKING NEWS

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus


(MERS-CoV) Saudi Arabia: (08th May, 2015)

On 1 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East
respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

61st IPSF World Congress sponsored by Indian Pharmaceutical

Association (IPA) at Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad, India is going to


on 30th July to 9th August, 2015.

DRUGS UPDATES

FDA Approves Avelox (moxifloxacin) as


Additional Antibacterial Treatment for Plague:
(08th May, 2015)

The
U.S.
Food
and
Drug
Administration
approved Avelox (moxifloxacin) to treat patients with plague, a
rare and potentially fatal bacterial infection. The agency approval
for plague includes use of the drug for the treatment of pneumonic
plague (infection of the lungs), and septicemic plague (infection of
the blood). Avelox is also approved for prevention of plague in
adult patients.
Read more

CAMPUS NEWS
JIS SAMMAN 2015
On 11th May, 2015 GNIPST is going to participate in JIS SAMMAN
2015.
SPIRIT JIS 2015
On 03 to 05th April, 2015 JIS organised SPIRIT JIS 2015.
GPAT 2015 Result:
The following B.Pharm. final year students have qualified, GPAT2015. 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
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,
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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.
On 28th March, 2015 Dr. Gautam Chaterjee, an Alumni of Jadavpur
University and presently associated with NIPER delivered his
valuable lectures in the 5th FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING
PROGRAMME of GNIPST.
On 11th April, 2015 the closing ceremony of the FINISHING
SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME was held in GNIPST
Auditorium.
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:
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.
th

The students of GNIPST participated in the 4 Sardar Jodh Singh

Trophy organised by NIT on 20th February, 2015.


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.

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
Walking race female (staff):
Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya
Ms. Anuranjita Kundu
Ms. Sumana Roy

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Mr. Ranjit
Ghosh

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
Sack race (Boys):
Rohan Datta

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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
th
Sardar Jodh Singh Trophy organised by NIT on 15 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.
Dipanjan Mandal, Mr. Samrat Bose and Ms. Aparupa Bhattacharya
th
th
from 5 January to 12 January, 2015.

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GNIPST commemorated the Birth Anniversary of Swami


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Vivekananda on Monday, 12 January, 2015 & served Oldages and


Orphanages.

STUDENTS SECTION
WHO CAN ANS WER FIRS T????
Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto is
the real name of which
personality?
Answer of Previous Issues Questions:
A) Mulk Raj Anand

Identify the team

Answer of Previous Issues Image:


Pablo Neruda

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

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Students
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EDITORS NOTE
It is a great pleasure for me to publish the 1st issue of 45th 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

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 Pharmaceutical
Science & Technology.
b. Principal Investigator: Dr. LopamudraDutta.

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c. Grant-in-aid sanctioned:Rs. 16,25000/- only


d. Approved duration: 3 years
e. 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
SPORTS
LITERARY AND PAINTING
SCIENCE AND INNOVATIVE
MODELLING
ECO
SOCIAL SERVICES
PHOTOGRAPHY
CULTURAL
DEBATE AND EXTEMPORE

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Member Faculty
Mr. Debabrata GhoshDastidar
Ms. Jeenatara Begum
Mr. Samrat Bose
Ms. Sumana Roy
Dr. Asis Bala
Ms. Sanchari Bhattacharya
Ms. Priyanka Ray
Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya