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Three Master’s graduates of the School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), have brought laurels to the institution by securing admission to the Ph.D programmes in the reputed international universities. Students, namely Ms Hitashi Aggarwal, Ms Sehgeet Kaur and Mr Gaganjeet have got admission at Murdoch University, Australia; Virginia Tech University, USA; and Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center, USA with full funding.

During doctoral studies, Ms Aggarwal will work on genome editing for yield-related traits in wheat under the guidance of Professor Rajeev Varshney, Director, Centre for Crop and Food Innovation, Murdoch University. Ms Kaur will be working under the guidance of Dr Borris Vinatzer, Professor, School of Plant and Environmental Science, Virginia Tech University; and Mr Gaganjeet will be carrying out research under the guidance of Dr Sachin Rustgi, Associate Professor, Plant and Environmental Science Department, Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor, PAU and Dr Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, congratulated the students and urged them to work diligently to have a successful career.

Dr Parveen Chhuneja, Director, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, shared that these three students were pass-outs from the same batch of M.Sc. Biotechnology. She said that the Biotechnology faculty made exhaustive efforts in providing training to the students in the latest techniques and tools which enabled them to secure admissions and positions in the prestigious international and national institutions.

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