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GNIPST BULLETIN 2015

22-05-2015

22nd May, 2015

Volume No.: 45 Issue No.: 03
Vision

TO REACH THE PINNACLE OF GLORY AS A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN THE
FIELD OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BY KNOWLEDGE
BASED LEARNING AND PRACTICE

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Message from PRINCIPAL
Editorial board
Historical article
News Update
Knowledge based Article
Disease Related Breaking
News
Upcoming Events
Drugs Update
Campus News
Student’s Section
Editor’s Note
Archive

GNIPST Photo Gallery
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MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL

"It can happen. It does happen.
But it can't happen if you quit." Lauren Dane.

‘We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.’ Aristotle

It gives me immense pleasure to pen a few words for our e-bulletin. At the onset I would like to thank the
last year’s editors and congratulate the newly selected editors for the current year.
Our first consideration is always in the best interest of the students. Our goal is to promote academic
excellence and continuous improvement.
I believe that excellence in education is aided by creating a learning environment in which all learners are
supported in maximizing their potential and talents. Education needs to focus on personalized learning
and instruction, while promoting an education system that is impartial, universally accessible, and meeting
the needs of all students.
It is of paramount importance that our learners have sufficient motivation and encouragement in order to
achieve their aims. We are all very proud of you, our students, and your accomplishments and look
forward to watching as you put your mark on the profession in the years ahead.
The call of the time is to progress, not merely to move ahead. Our progressive Management is looking
forward and wants our Institute to flourish as a Post Graduate Institute of Excellence. Steps are taken in
this direction and fruits of these efforts will be received by our students in the near future. Our Teachers
are committed and dedicated for the development of the institution by imparting their knowledge and play
the role of facilitator as well as role model to our students.
The Pharmacy profession is thriving with a multitude of possibilities, opportunities and positive
challenges. At Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, our focus is on holistic
needs of our students.
I am confident that the students of GNIPST will recognize all the possibilities, take full advantage of the
opportunities and meet the challenges with purpose and determination.
Excellence in Education is not a final destination, it is a continuous walk. I welcome you to join us on
this path.
My best wishes to all.
Dr. A. Sengupta

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EDITORIAL BOARD
CHIEF EDITOR
EDITOR
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

DR. ABHIJIT SENGUPTA
MS. JEENATARA BEGUM
MR. DIPANJAN MANDAL

HISTORICAL ARTICLE

Pharmaceutical Research:

Research in some form has gone hand in hand with the
development of Pharmacy through the ages. However, it was the
chemical synthesis of antipyrine in 1883 that gave impetus and
inspiration for intensive search for therapeutically useful
compounds. Begun by the Germans, who dominate the field until
World War I, the lead in pharmaceutical research passed
thereafter to the United States. Research in Pharmacy came into
its own in the late 1930's and early 1940's; has grown steadily since,
supported by pharmaceutical manufactures, universities, and
government. Today it used techniques and trained personnel from
every branch of science in the unending search for new life-saving
and life-giving drug products.

NEWS UPDATE

Best and safest blood pressure treatments in
kidney, diabetes patients complied: (22nd
May,2015)

The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure
lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has
been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are
the most common causes of kidney disease around the world, and
people often have both. Chronic kidney disease caused by diabetes
always affects both kidneys and generally gets worse over time,
often leading to kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment or a
kidney transplant.
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Proton therapy has fewer side effects
esophageal cancer patients: (22nd May,2015)

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New research has found that esophageal cancer patients treated
with proton therapy experienced significantly less toxic side
effects, including nausea, blood abnormalities and loss of appetite,
than patients treated with older radiation therapies.

How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain:
(22nd May,2015)

Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses
involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the
brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the
disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impacts on the
brain.

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk: (22nd
May,2015)

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests
that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher
future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of
researchers.

Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues
critical to neurovascular unit formation: (21st
May,2015)
Using human embryonic stem cells, researchers have created a
model that allows them to track cellular behavior during the
earliest stages of human development in real-time. The model
reveals, for the first time, how autonomic neurons and blood
vessels come together to form the neurovascular unit.

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Study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb:
(21st May,2015)
The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon
more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients,
new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in
the human olfactory bulb is a marginal phenomenon in adults.
These findings shed light on the special features of the human
brain.

Implantable micro-device to monitor oxygen in
glioma to improve treatment outcomes: (21st
May,2015)
Monitoring oxygen levels in human tumors growing in a mouse
brain using EPR oximetry with implantable resonators provides
opportunities to evaluate and optimize various strategies being
developed to improve oxygen levels in the glioma.

Head injuries could result in neurodegenerative
disease in rugby union players: (21st May,2015)
Until now, the association between head injuries and
neurodegenerative disease, specifically chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE), has predominantly been made with
boxers. Now, the first case has been reported showing an
association between exposure to head injuries in rugby union
players and an increased risk in neurodegenerative disease.

Blood test for Alzheimer's one step closer: (21st
May,2015)
A simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step
closer to being used to screen older adults. Just as with blood tests
for other diseases, such as diabetes, protocols must be established
to make sure every lab performs the test exactly the same. Such
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guidelines are needed before FDA approval can be sought to use
the test in a clinical setting. These such guidelines have just been
released.
For detail mail to editor

KNOWLEDGE BASED ARTICLE

SWINE FLU: A RECENT PHOBIA
• WHAT IS SWINE FLU
It is basically Respiratory Infection. It was first detected in
America in June, 2009. Swine Flu was named after influenza virus
in pig. H1N1 virus is responsible for swine flu. H1N1 virus or swine
flu spread easily. Their spreading characteristic is very fast.
• HISTORY OF SWINE FLU
Swine flu is generally known as pig influenza, swine influenza, hog
flu and pig flu. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or swine-origin
influenza virus (S-OIV) is any strain of the influenza family of
viruses.SIV strains include influenza C and the influenza A.
Subtype of influenza A is known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and
H2N3. It was first reported in California and Texas then later in
other states and even in Mexico in March or April 2009 and the
media labeled as ‘swine flu’ in the same year. In the 1918, it was
distinguish that human flu is responsible for swine influenza virus
when pigs became sick at the same time as humans. Disease occur
in pig for influenza virus, which was first identified in 1930.
• HOW IT SPREAD
It enters the body through the mucous membranes - the eyes, the
nose or the mouth. Swine flu is spread just like the regular seasonal
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flu spreads. It goes from person to person through close contact
and direct touch, indirecttouch, or respiratory droplets that
carrying the virus. Children, especially younger children, might
potentially be contagious for longer periods. Swine influenza
viruses are not transmitted by food. Any person cannot get swine
influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly
handled and cooked pork and pork products are safe. Cooking
pork to an internal temperature of 160°F (72°C) kills the swine flu
virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.
• SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache,
chills, lethargy, sneezing, difficulty breathing, respiratory problem
and fatigue. The 2009 outbreak has shown an increased percentage
of patients reporting diarrhea and vomiting.
• DIAGNOSIS
For diagnosis of swine influenza A infection, respiratory specimen
(nasopharyngeal swab, throat swab nasal aspirate, nasal washing)
would generally need to be collected. Available Laboratory Tests
are rapid antigen test, RT–PCR, virus isolation, virus Genome
Sequencing.
• PREVENTION
The nose and mouth must be covered with disposable tissues
while coughing or sneezing.
The used tissues must be disposed off immediately after using
them.
Hygiene and cleanliness must be maintained by washing hands
frequently with soap and water.
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Touching the eyes, nose or mouth without washing hands must be
totally avoided.
A doctor must be consulted immediately, in case flu-like
symptoms are observed.
In case of flu-like symptoms, the patient must be quarantined.
One should stay at home from work, school and crowed places in
case flu-like symptoms are observed.
Face masks and gloves must be used when moving out in crowded
places or nursing any ill patient.
• TREATMENT
Treatment of swine flu can be done by 3 ways. Such as:
 Vaccination :
Vaccination can protect human from swine flu virus.Two different
brands of vaccine Pandemrix and Celvapan are used. For
Pandemrix vaccine taken only one dose and in case of Celvapan
vaccine taken two doses within three weeks. At that moment
Tamiflu is used for combat the swine flu.
 Antiviral Therapy:
Two classes of antiviral drugs are available for the prevention and
treatment of swineflu: neuraminidase inhibitors and adamantanes,
which inhibit a viral protein called M 2 .
 Swine Flu and Ayurveda:
Ayurveda promotes the concept that if one's immune system is
strong, then even if the body is exposed to viruses, one will not be
affected. Ayurvedic treatment for swine flu involves the use of
some herbs. These are: Basil, Ginger, Garlic, Gooseberry and Aloe
Vera.

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• CURRENT SENARIO OF SWINE FLU IN INDIA

• CONCLUSION
Swine flu is a dangerous disorder. The intensity of this disease can
be lowered by proper diagnosing and treatments.
Rupam Saha
M.Pharm, 2nd year
GNIPST

DISEASE RELATED BREAKING NEWS

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
(MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates: (18th May,
2015)

On 13 May 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East
respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
Read more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

61 IPSF World Congress sponsored by Indian Pharmaceutical
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Association (IPA) at Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad, India is going to
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on 30 July to 9 August, 2015.

DRUGS UPDATES

FDA Approves Invega Trinza (paliperidone
palmitate) Four-Times-A-Year Treatment for
Schizophrenia: (19th May, 2015)

There’s a new treatment option for schizophrenia – Invega Trinza
(three-month paliperidone palmitate), the first and only
schizophrenia medication to be administered just four times a year,
providing the longest dosing interval available.
Read more

CAMPUS NEWS
FAREWELL PROGRAMME:

On 15th May 2015 GNIPST clebrated the farewell programme ‘Sesh
Chithi’ for the final year students of M.Pharm, M.Sc, B.Pharm, B.Sc
and BHM.
JIS SAMMAN 2015
On 11th May, 2015 GNIPST attended the JIS SAMMAN 2015.
 JIS SAMMAN Awards:
• Best College (Non Engineering):
GNIPST
• Best Principal:
Dr (Prof.) Avijit Sengupta
• Best HOD:
Mr. Jaydip Ray
• Best Faculty:
Mr. Debabrata Ghoshdastidar (Pharmacy)
Dr. Swati Chakraborty (Life Sciences)
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• Best faculty since inception:
Mr. Jaydip Ray
• Best Office Staff:
Ms. Jaya Banerjee
• Best technical Assistant:
Mr. Somnath Majhi
• College Blue:
Avik Paul
• Highest DGPA of 2014:
B.Pharm:
Purbali Chakraborty (4th year)
Diksha Kumari (3rd year)
Aishika Dutta (2nd year)
Sampita Paul (1st year)
M.Pharm:
Aritra Mukherjee (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Mounomukhar Bhattacharya (Pharmacology)
B.Sc (Biotechnology):
Papiya Saha (3rd year)
Shomasree Das (2nd year)
Ayanita Basak (1st year)
B.Sc (Microbiology):
Bonhisikha Chatterjee (3rd year)
Riaz Hossain (2nd year)
Soumi Chowdhury (1st year)
BHM:
Bishal Roy (3rd year)
Shreyabhanja Chowdhury (2nd year)
Recitation:
Udita Majumder
Debate:
Srijita Roy
Poushali Ganguly
Band:
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Syantan Ghoswami
Anurag Ghosh
Atanu Mondal
Arka Khamaru
Ritobroto Paul
Abhirup Dasgupta
Fashion:
Md. Nadeem Shah
Koustav Sarkar
Shaksar Saha
Avirup Dasgupta
Ranit Kundu
Namrata Ganguly
Shreyasee Mitra
Chandrika Saha
Debopriya Chatterjee
Riya Taran
Innovative Modeling:
Ankit Chowdhury
Kartik Koley
Mudasar Manna
Dipan Chaterjee
Abhishek Singh
Kaustav Pal
Manojit Dutta
SPIRIT JIS 2015
On 03th to 05th April, 2015 JIS organised SPIRIT JIS 2015.
GPAT 2015 Result:
The following B.Pharm. final year students have qualified, GPAT2015. We congratulate them all.
Diksha Kumari
Rupanjay Bhattacharya
Avik Paul

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Xtasy 2015:
GNIPST is going to organize the Tech Fest ‘Xtasy 2015’ from 30th
March, 2015 to 1st April, 2015.
FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME:
The FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME is going
to organize by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and
Training & Placement Cell, GNIPST in collaboration with Indian
Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (IPGA), Bengal Branch from 21st
February to 11th April, 2015 at GNIPST Auditorium.
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On 21 February, 2015 the Finishing School Training Programme of
GNIPST was inaugurated by Sri Soumen Mukhopadhyay, Deputy
Director, Drug Control Office, Goutam Kr. Sen, President, IPGA,
Mr. Subroto Saha, Asst. Directorate, Drug Control Office, Mr.
Ranendra Chakraborty, Sales Manager and Associate Director Dr.
Reddys Laboratory.
On 28th February, 2015 Dr. D. Roy, Former Deputy Drug
Controller, Mr. Sujoy Chakraborty, divisional Therapy Manager,
Cipla and Mr. Vikranjit Biswas, Senior Manager, Learning &
Development, Cipla delivered their valuable lectures in the 2nd day
FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME of GNIPST.
On 14th March, 2015 Mr. Milindra Bhattacharya, Senior Manager,
QA & QC, Emami Ltd. and Mr. Joydev Bhoumik, Manager,
Operation, Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited delivered their valuable
lectures in the 3rd day FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING
PROGRAMME of GNIPST.
On 21st March, 2015 Mr. Tridib Neogi, Associate Vice-President
(Quality Assurance), Albert David Ltd. delivered his valuable
lectures in the 4th FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING
PROGRAMME of GNIPST.
On 28th March, 2015 Dr. Gautam Chaterjee, an Alumni of Jadavpur
University and presently associated with NIPER delivered his
valuable lectures in the 5th FINISHING SCHOOL TRAINING
PROGRAMME of GNIPST.

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On 11th April, 2015 the closing ceremony of the FINISHING
SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME was held in GNIPST
Auditorium.
JOBS:
All the students of Final Year B. Pharm and M. Pharm are hereby
informed that an interview will be conducted on 23rd May, 2015 by
Standard Pharmaceuticals Ltd. GSK for post: Production, QA, QC.
All the students of Final Year B. Pharm and M. Pharm are hereby
informed that an interview will be conducted by GSK for sales and
marketing job.
Details given below:
Date: 27.03.2015
Time: 09:45 am
Venue : GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited, Unit No. 208,
nd
2 Floor, Ecospace Campus B (3 B), New Town,
Rajarhat, 24 Pgs (N). Kolkata-700156.
THYROCARE provisionally selected 15 students from JIS Group.
Amongst these, 3 students of B. Sc (H) Biotechnology and M. Sc
Biotechnology have been selected.
Ipsita Mondal (M. Sc Biotechnology)
Debriti Paul (M. Sc Biotechnology)
Debopriya Chatterjee {B. Sc (H) Biotechnology}
The final year students of B.Pharm (31 students) and B.Sc (11
students) attended the pooled campus drive of Abbott India Ltd.
on 10th March, 2015 at Jadavpur University. Among them 17
students have gone through to the final round of this pooled
campus drive and short listed for final selection.
ACHIEVEMENT:
Congratulations to Anurag Chanda, student of B.Pharm final year
who have got the 1st prize in poster presentation event in Prakriti
2015 at Department of Agricultural and Food engineering, IIT,
Kharagpur.

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OTHERS:
On 24 and 25 February, 2015 Swamiji of Gourio Math
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wasdelivered some motivational lectuers in GNIPST.

The students of GNIPST participated in the 4 Sardar Jodh
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SinghTrophy organised by NIT on 20 February, 2015.
On 8th February, 2015 Gnipst celebrated the Reunion
programme“Reminiscence Reloaded 2015”.

STUDENTS’ SECTION
 WHO CAN ANS WER FIRS T????
 With which project is the name Craig
Ventor associated?
Answer of Previous Issue’s Questions:
A) Salvador Dali

Identify

Answer of Previous Issue’s Image:
Salvador Dali

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EDITOR’S NOTE
It is a great pleasure for me to publish the 3rd issue of 45th Volume
of GNIPST BULLETIN. All the followers of GNIPST BULLETIN
are able to avail the bulletin through facebook account ‘GNIPST
bulletin’ I am very much thankful to all the GNIPST members and
readers who are giving their valuable comments, encouragements
and supports. I am also thankful to Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, Director
of GNIPST for his valuable advice and encouragement. Special
thanks to Dr. Prerona Saha, Mr. Debabrata Ghosh Dastidar
and Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya for their kind co-operation and
technical supports. Thank you Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya for the
questionnaires of the student section. An important part of the
improvement of the bulletin is the contribution of the readers. You
are invited to send in your write ups, notes, critiques or any kind of
contribution for the forthcoming special and regular issue.
ARCHIVE
 The general body meeting of APTI, Bengal Branch has been
conducted at GNIPST on 15th June, 2012. The program started with
a nice presentation by Dr. Pulok Kr. Mukherjee, School of Natural
Products, JU on the skill to write a good manuscript for
publication in impact journals. It was followed by nearly two hour
long discussion among more than thirty participants on different
aspects of pharmacy education. Five nonmember participants
applied for membership on that very day.
 GNIPST is now approved by AICTE and affiliated to WBUT for
conducting the two years’ post graduate course (M.Pharm)
in PHARMACOLOGY. The approved number of seat is 18.
 The number of seats in B.Pharm. has been increased from 60 to
120.
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 AICTE has sanctioned a release of grant under Research
Promotion Scheme (RPS) during the financial year 2012-13to
GNIPST as per the details below:
a. Beneficiary Institution: Guru Nanak Institution of Pharmaceutical
Science & Technology.
b. Principal Investigator: Dr. LopamudraDutta.
c. Grant-in-aid sanctioned:Rs. 16,25000/- only
d. Approved duration: 3 years
e. Title of the project: Screening and identification of potential
medicinal plant of Purulia & Bankura districts of West Bengal
with respect to diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism, Jaundice,
hypertension and developing biotechnological tools for enhancing
bioactive molecules in these plants.

Activity Clubs of GNIPST:
Name of Club
SPORTS
LITERARY AND PAINTING
SCIENCE AND INNOVATIVE
MODELLING
ECO
SOCIAL SERVICES
PHOTOGRAPHY
CULTURAL
DEBATE AND EXTEMPORE

Member Faculty
Mr. Debabrata GhoshDastidar
Ms. Jeenatara Begum
Mr. Samrat Bose
Ms. Sumana Roy
Dr. Asis Bala
Ms. Sanchari Bhattacharya
Ms. Priyanka Ray
Mr. Soumya Bhattacharya

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