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Two UIPS Scholars Granted Commonwealth Scholarship for UK

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Kanika Thakur and Ranjot Kaur, two research fellows, both currently working at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab university, have been selected for the highly prestigious ‘Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship-2017’, fully funded to carry out Indo-British collaborative research. Selection of award was conveyed to each of the scholars through an official communiqué from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK.

Ranjot Kaur, a UGC-Meritorious Research Fellow at UIPS, has been pursuing her doctoral research work on a topic entitled ‘Systematic Development of Novel Inhalational Drug Delivery Systems of Antimicrobials for Efficient Treatment of Pulmonary Infections,’ under the direct supervision of Professor Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Coordinator UGC Centre of Advanced studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, UIPS and Professor OP Katare. She has been selected to extend his work on inhalational drug delivery in pulmonary aspergillosis under the supervision of Professor Kamalinder K Singh at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Kanika Thakur, a DST-INSPIRE Research Scholar at UIPS, has been pursuing her doctoral research work on a topic entitled ‘QbD-Oriented Design and Development of Lipid-Based Novel Drug Carriers of Anti-Infective Agents for Topical Delivery’ primarily under the supervision of Katare, Director Research Promotion Cell, PU and Professor Bhupinder Singh Bhoop of UIPS. She will extend her research project to the development and evaluation of scaffolds for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds under the supervision of Dr Felicity Rose, Division of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, UK.

The highly prestigious award includes to-and-fro international travel expenditure to UK, tuition fees at the Universities, living allowance for one year, study travel grant within UK or overseas, all roughly accounting for approx. £ 40,000 each.

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