Associate Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University Dr Sachin Kumar Singh becomes the first pharmacist to be awarded at 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2020. ‘Dr B C Deb Memorial Award for Popularisation of Science’ is to be bestowed upon Dr Sachin in the form of a cash prize, a plaque and an illustrious citation. ISC is scheduled to be held at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore from January 3 to 7, 2020. Dr Sachin will also become the First person from the State of Punjab to receive this award in Pharmacy domain at ISC. Dr Sachin has been continuously working towards the development of diabetic medicines using herbal drugs in the form of nanoparticles to provide a safe, effective, and economical medicine to the society.
While congratulating Dr Sachin, LPU Senior Dean Dr Monica Gulati informs: “Dr Sachin is devoted and dedicated to his profession. He has developed himself with unique profile involving the interplay of research and teaching skills. He has completed four industrial projects, among which development and validation of dissolution method for a potent anti-diabetic is his remarkable translational research.”
Highlighting, Dr Sachin’s research work has got recognition from the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology and DST/SERB. He is also a recipient of Young Scientist Award by DST/SERB wherein, he received a grant of 24.3 Lakhs for the effective treatment of diabetes ‘mellitus’. He has also published more than 100 research papers in various national and international journals, and filed six patents. He is also a recipient of Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award. He has already supervised more than 30 MPharm projects, 6 PhD thesis, and currently guiding 2 MPharm projects along with 4 PhD Thesis.
Explaining that inspiration behind this achievement is Former President of India Late Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and his parents, Dr Sachin shares: “This award is an outcome of my team, particularly my students’ hard work since last seven years in the area of formulation development of poorly soluble drugs. It was towards reducing their dose and to improve upon their bioavailability.” Dr Sachin adds: “During any of the journeys, one always gets some challenges and failures. At that time, it is important that the people around you should trust and support you. LPU has always been supportive of me. It has always supported my research by providing appreciation awards as well as funds to carry out research. I am indebted to Hon’ble LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Worthy Pro-Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, who have always shown their unconditional support to me.”