LPU Pharmacologist honoured with ‘Jewel of India’ Award

  • Research work on remedy against Alzheimer’s (Memory disorder) & Parkinson’s (Movement disorder) diseases appreciated
  • LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has already patented medicine to cure side effects during treatment of colon cancer

Jalandhar: In recognition of outstanding work done in the field of Neuro-Pharmacology, a faculty at LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr Navneet Khurana is honoured with prestigious ‘Jewel of India’ award. Former Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr Bhisham Narayan Singh bestowed the honour at an annual award function of Indian Solidarity Council (ISC) in New Delhi. The Council is a national body and comprises eminent social leaders, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs.  This function was organised in collaboration with International Institute of Education & Management and International Business Council. The award was given in the presence of former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and Governor of Punjab Justice OP Verma, former Chief Election Commissioner of India Mr Krishnamurthy and former CBI Director S Joginder Singh.


Set up by ISC, the award is given to individuals contributing to change in different fields including industry, social work, media, information technology and science. Dr Khurana’s research work is on a commonly found weed “Sida cordifolia (Bala)”, and it has been effectively experimented on animal models. This research is supposed to be an effective remedy against brain related diseases- Alzheimer’s (Memory disorder) & Parkinson’s (Movement disorder) diseases.

Congratulating the innovative pharmacologist of the university, LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal informed: “We are happy that our young faculty has researched for the welfare of humanity by gaining knowledge in curing Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s diseases. We want that more and more such research works should prove out for the ultimate benefit of the society. Our university is determined to provide all possible facilities to the researchers in all fields. Prior to this, researchers at the school of pharmaceutical sciences have already patented their medicine to cure side effects during treatment of colon cancer.”

Illustrative, LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences provides not only quality education but also an excellent research environment. The school is experiencing a fast academic growth and commitment to the challenges of the 21st century. It has glorious standing of one decade and has unmatched infrastructure, faculty, and placement profile. Mission of the School is to educate and train students to contribute to the society through educational and research programs. Plans are also afoot to establish pilot manufacturing and testing units to enable students to gain more hands-on education. Many of its alumni now hold prominent positions in industry and academia both in India and abroad.

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