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International Conference on Food Security

Date: 07-08 December 2018
Location: TIET, Patiala, Punjab, India

About Thapar Institute

The Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) is one of India’s oldest and finest educational institutions, which provides a steady source of highly skilled talent to the nation as well as overseas. Founded in 1956 with a lush green campus spread across sprawling 250 acres, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, located in Patiala, is home to over 120 teaching and research laboratories in engineering and sciences.TIET ranks 210th in Asia, 19th among 35 institutions in India, 5th among private institutions in India and as ‘A’ grade Institution by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The eligible undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET (USA) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA) India. The success of the university, backed by one of India’s most diversified conglomerates, the Avantha group, lies mainly in its smart institute-industry linkages, enviable infrastructure and cutting-edge research. With research focused in niche areas of engineering and sciences, TIET has over 5400 published research papers in peer-reviewed journals and sponsored research projects in various disciplines.

Department of Biotechnology is the youngest and most vibrant in academics and research in frontier areas of sustainable development, agriculture, health, clean water, waste management, and renewable energy vital for a healthy, safe economy. The strength of the department stems from its excellence in creation and dissemination of knowledge, cutting edge multidisciplinary research, strong infrastructural support and vibrant ties with national, international research institutes universities and industries. For over a decade, the department has produced students with scholarly output, technical competency and cultural dimensions to cater the requirements of well being of the community and global bio-based industries. The far reaching impacts of the department have been recognized in capacity building both at the national and international level.

About The Conference

The two day international conference is organized and hosted by Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab co-hosted by Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security, Tel Aviv Univeristy, Israel in partnership with Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Rishon Le Zsion, Israel. The conference aims to address the scientific, technological and socio-economical drivers and deliver a state-of–the-art analysis of emerging challenges of food security in India. The conference will identify linkages for multidisciplinary and collaborative involvement in research and technology development with a regional Punjab to establish multi-sectorial solutions for leveraging the state of food security to a next higher level. Top Visionaries, leading eminent scientists and researchers will share, exchange, generate key insights and prospects for involvement of stakeholders in the area of agriculture, food and nutrition to ensure strides for true transformative actions in strengthening critical gaps and garner emergence of sustainable development goals.

Important Benefits

The two day conference will strengthen and support international partnerships in agro-food nutrition sectors, strong networking opportunities for developing entrepreneurial activities. It will enable connectivity with key stakeholders in Private and public sectors and realize opportunities for investment in the agro-food-nutrition domains. Facilitate one to one discussion forum for academia and industry and help build an advantageous networking for mutually beneficial research collaboration, technology development and implementation. Besides the symposium will offer an excellent forum for students planning a career in food sciences, nutrition and biotechnology applications, help connect with leading scientists from reputed academic institutions and participation in a vibrant academia-industry forum.

Who Can Attend

Key stakeholders in public and private industries, NGOs, scientists and policy makers in food, agriculture and nutrition sector, investors looking for opportunities in food and agricultural sector, food processing industries and those in agriculture sector, academia involved in food science and policy development; students pursuing postgraduate,undergraduate and doctoral studies in biotechnology.