In view of the imminent need for providing a public funded quality education and health care and open avenues for research in the field of oral health, Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences was established in April’2006 under the aegis of Panjab University. The institute aims at providing oral health care facilities to the public and training to the students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The institute attends a large number of patients everyday in its various clinics. A fully equipped diagnostic lab is functional at the institute which carries out bio-chemical, histopathological and microbiological tests at the institute itself. The institute runs BDS and MDS courses in five specialities namely Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
Faculty members are involved in various clinical and basic sciences research projects. The major focus area of the institute is to provide good and affordable dental treatment in various specialities to general public, carry out clinical and bench research including surveys, diagnostic and randomized controlled clinical trials, conduct outreach programs to enhance oral health awareness in population.
The institute works in collaboration with other institutes like PGIMER, GMCH-32 etc. The dental institute has been ranked Number One in the region consecutively for three years (2012-2014) by ‘The Tribune’ The dental Institute has been granted research funding by government agencies like DST, UGC, IUSSTF and by industry as well. The publication profile of the dental institute is amongst the best in the country and includes publications in high impact factor journals like Journal of Immunology, Cytokine, and Circulation.
The PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (PEC) was originally established as Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan) on November 9, 1921. In 1994, this institution was adjudged as the best technical college in India by the National Foundation of Engineers. It was renamed as PEC University of Technology in 2009. PEC gives excellent teaching and training in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical ,Aeronautical, Electronics & Electrical Communication, Metallurgy, Production and Computer Science Engineering. There are eleven post-graduate courses leading to Masters of Engineering degree in Highways, Structures, Hydraulics and Irrigation, Rotodynamic Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary), Electronics Metallurgical Engineering and C.I.M. Facilities for post-graduate studies for regular as well as part time students. The institute has developed innovative competencies towards research, especially in ergonomics and materials at its Centre of Excellence.
Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) Chandigarh is a constituent unit of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). This premier national laboratory is dedicated to science and technology development, technology dissemination, human resource development and catering to research and technology needs relevant to society and defence sector. It contributes national planning for instrumentation activities in order to sustain instrumentation and allied sectors.
The laboratory abodes high-end sophisticated analytical instruments and highly qualified and well trained staff in the areas of Biomedical Instrumentation, Optical Devices and Systems, Precision Mechanical Systems, Ubiquitous Analytical Techniques, Computational Instrumentation, Medical Instrumentation, Prosthetic Devices, Advanced materials based Transducers, Agrionics etc. A large number of instruments have been designed and developed by CSIO and know-hows have been passed on to the industry for commercial exploitation. In its XIIth five year plan, the CSIR-CSIO has program on Opto-Mechatronics Technologies for next Generation Sensors and Applications (OMEGA) and Advanced Instrumentation Solutions for Health Care and Agro-based applications (ASHA). The scientists of CSIO have more than 80 granted patents, about 170 filed patents, more than 500 publications since 2000 and many prestigious awards have been received to the scientists of CSIR-CSIO.