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As many as 16 students of Patna University (PU) were given multipurpose job cards at the inaugural function of postgraduate diploma course in bioinformatics here on Monday 23rd July, 2012. These job cards would not only help students in depositing their tuition fee and other charges and purchasing books but also in securing lucrative jobs. The facility of job card has been provided to students for the first time in Bihar. The cards, popularly known as "freedom cards", have been issued by a company named Itz-Cash. The cards can be recharged just like mobiles and can also be used as ATM cards.
Giving details of the job cards, PU computer centre in charge and course coordinator K.P. Singh said these cards would facilitate linkage between the university and the industries by providing necessary data to both the parties. The cards would provide details of the job aspirants as well as those of employers. Students of bioinformatics would be in constant touch with the industries and they can be called for summer training, project work or even for employment by the industries on the basis of information provided by students, Singh said. Inaugurating the course, PU vice-chancellor Shambhu Nath Singh thanked former PU pro-VC S.I. Ahson for doing groundwork for the introduction of this course.
He assured the students of all technical help in pursuing this interdisciplinary course. He also inaugurated a smart classroom for the students of this course. Delivering a special lecture on bioinformatics on the occasion, K. K. Ojha of the Central University of Bihar (CUB) highlighted the significance of the application of bioinformatics in detecting and controlling various types of diseases. The origin of a disease can be easily traced with the help of bioinformatics and specific drugs instead of generic drugs can be administered to individuals, he added. At the outset, Patna Science College principal and course director Arun Kumar Sinha welcomed the guests. PU botany department teacher Birendra Prasad gave an introduction of this new discipline. K. P. Singh proposed a vote of thanks.
Courtesy: Times of India
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