Public varsity infrastructure should be used for capacity building: Arshad


The Virtual University of Pakistan organized two days of hands-on training sessions at Govt Graduate College (W), Gulberg, Lahore for the students of BS.

Students experienced hands-on experiments in the state-of-the-art Mobile Bio laboratory developed by the Virtual University of Pakistan. This Mobile Bio lab is fully equipped with the latest equipment including, UV-Visible spectrometer, Compound microscopes, Gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Kymograph, PCR Machine, Centrifuge, and many others.

Students learned the latest techniques including, DNA Extraction (from blood), Gel preparation, gel electrophoresis, Media preparation, and Different streak methods.

At the closing ceremony of the training session, the Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan Prof. Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti was invited as chief guest along with Registrar, Virtual University Professor Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Javed. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Arshad emphasized using Government’s infrastructure to train the masses at large. He said, this was one of its own kind of training session which was first time done for students of outside VU through mobile bio lab. It was mutually decided that VU will extend the collaboration for students of Gulberg College through content availability and LMS, he added.

A vote of thanks was given by the Principal. Govt. Graduate college Gulberg, Professor. Dr. Nighat Naheed Zafer. He applauded the role of the Virtual University of Pakistan in the dissemination of knowledge in every possible way.

She appreciated the VUP team, comprising Dr. Sana, Mr. Husnain, Mr. Hamza & Ms. Ayesha. She also applauded Govt. Graduate College (w), Gulberg, Lahore team including Professor Dr. Shagufta Gulraiz, Ms. Nighat Mohsin, Ms. Naureen Mumtaz, Ms. Arifa, and Dr. Bushra Khubaib.

Certificates were distributed to resource persons, and participants. In the end, souvenirs were presented to the Rector, Virtual University Professor Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti, and Dr. Sana Zahoor, In Charge, Biotechnology Department VUP.


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