Varsity cancer scientist gets Rs 26-lakh funding

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 21:00 IST

Dr Akshay Kumar, assistant professor, department of nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) here, has got Rs 26-lakh grant from the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) for research on boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for cancer treatment.

Dr Kumar will use boron carbide nano particles to enhance the efficiency and the accuracy of BNCT with negligible side-effects. The project has been sanctioned in the category of a full research project in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.

Dr Akshay Kumar is also visiting San Francisco, US, in connection with a talk on the same topic at the prestigious International Conference on Industrial Engineering Materials on December 8.

Different funding agencies of Union government have awarded research projects worth more than Rs 2 crore to the faculty members of the university during the last one year.

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