Ms Aditi, a Ph.D research scholar, Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been awarded with National Fellowship for Backward Classes (NFOBC) by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Government of India, under December 2022 National Eligibility Test, conducted by UGC (UGC-NET).
The scheme is open to candidates who are pursuing Ph.D degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Sciences. The fellowship consists of Rs 31,000 per month with a contingent grant of Rs 12,000 per annum.
She is pursuing her research work on “Development and evaluation of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) based probiotic foods” under the guidance of Dr Jaspreet Kaur, Food Technologist, Department of Food Science and Technology.
The Vice-Chancellor Dr Satbir Singh Gosal; Dean, Postgraduate Studies Dr Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja and Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology Dr Savita Sharma wished the PAU student a bright career ahead.