Shiv Nadar University is the private and only fifth research institution of its kind. Established by Shiv Nadar Foundation, is the private multidisciplinary research university located in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh in India. Based on national level entrance scores such as JEE Main, GATE, students gets admission in undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. level courses. The University offers degree, diploma and certification programs in humanities, management, science, research, and education. Read the article to know about the happenings at the University.
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Discovery That Will Have Positive Impact On Environment- Plastic Eating Bacteria
Recently researchers at Shiv Nadar University discovered two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally. Plastic which is the non-biodegradable harmful component for envirnmonent can now be eradicated with the help of these bacteria. Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences headed by Dr. Richa Priyadarshini and her team and researchers from Shiv Nadar University collectively worked in this project. The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands.
This discovery will boost up the campaign to eliminate Single-Use Plastic by 2022. Approximately 14 million metric tonnes of polystyrene are produced every year. This have a huge impact on the ecosystem as it is harmful to both terrestrial as well as marine. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) conducted a study in 60 major cities of India in 2018 that observed that around 4059 tonnes of plastic wastes are generated from these cities each day.
Things Which Make Shiv Nadar University Exceptional
Shiv Nadar University is a research institution that provides courses in the research field. It opens the gate for young enthusiastic learning candidates with an aim to become a leading international institution of Excellence. The advantage of the University are:
There are five collaborating schools at Shiv Nadar University
- 200 plus doctorate, post-doctorates, practitioners handpicked from best universities.
- World-class research with 150 labs for basic, applied and interdisciplinary research.
- Multidisciplinary curriculum
- Rich campus life with 40 clubs and societies for the all-round development of students.
- Career Development Cell is there which looks after the placement, internship, etc.