National Institutional Ranking Framework: An aspiration without essentials

by Rahul Bhandari, Assistant Director at O.P. Jindal Global University E-mail: rahulbhandari1983@gmail.com National Institutional Ranking Framework released its 3rd edition of Indian University Rankings. The higher education world in India and its stakeholders in various capacities expected eminent Institutions of the country like IIMs and IITs continue to be on top of these rankings. On a contrar
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“Bioterrorism: Exploitation of Microorganisms”

by Utkarsh Singh*1 and Preeti Sachan2 1Department of Biotechnology, Baba Farid Institute of Technology, Dehradun 2Department of Environmental Science, Kanya gurugul Campus, Gurukul Kangri Vishvavidyalaya, Haridwar *Email: utkarshbiotech@yahoo.com Terrorism is the most prevalent word in the developing countries. They have been fighting terror, whether it is intra or inter, since time immemorial. Du
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Whole Exome Sequencing: An Alternate way to WGS

by Deepak Agarwal1*, A. K. Singh1,Bhartendu Vimal1, Adnan Gora2, Shubham Varshney3 *1CoFS, BAU, Ranchi; 2CMFRI, Kochi; 3CIFE, Mumbai *[Email: Deepakbfsc@gmail.com] Introduction The exome is the sum of all regions in the genome comprised of exons. The term exon was derived from “EXpressed regiON,” since these are the regions that get translated, as opposed to the intron, or “INTRagenic regiON” whic
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A BRIEF STUDY ON RADIO TOLERANCE OF TARDIGRADE PROTEINS

by Ramachandra Dilip, Sri Shakti institute of engineering and technology, Tamil Nadu ABSTRACT Tardigrade also known as water bear are one of the extremophiles which are said to have survived five mass extinction events. This tardigrades species are so stress tolerant that it can survive the vacuum of space, high and low temperatures, and strong doses of ionizing radiations. Ramazzotius varieornatu
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PhD blues: Untold story of every PhD student

by Haaris Ahsan Safdari, PhD student (Pre-Doctoral Fellow) Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru- 560012, India Email: haariss@iisc.ac.in “I will not be able to complete my graduate studies, I am very dumb”, a sad and gloomy face of my lab mate popped up as I saw her rising across from her chair. “I even don’t comprehend the fundamentals of my work and my “simple” experiments fail miserably” cont
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