CGC Jhanjeri Embarks on Enlightening Scientific Excursion to Oniosome Research Laboratory

In a significant stride towards academic enrichment and professional advancement, the Department of Sciences at Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Jhanjeri, Mohali, orchestrated an illuminating scientific excursion to the esteemed Oniosome Research Laboratory, nestled in the vibrant hub of Mohali,  Punjab. This educational initiative was meticulously designed to offer faculty members a profound understanding of cutting-edge scientific instrumentation and methodologies.

This excursion provided a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate workings of various state-of-the-art instruments, essential for contemporary scientific research and application. The enlightening session encompassed detailed briefings on several sophisticated instruments, including:

Particle Analyzer: This indispensable tool determines the size and distribution of particles within materials, playing a crucial role in research and development, manufacturing, quality control, and product testing.

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR): An advanced analytical technique used to identify organic, polymeric, and inorganic materials. The FTIR analysis employs infrared light to scan test samples, unveiling their chemical properties.

UV Spectrophotometer: Renowned for its rapid and efficient analysis capabilities, this instrument is vital for quantifying nucleic acids and protein content in biological samples, as well as for quality control in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): A sophisticated method for separating components in a liquid mixture, wherein a liquid sample is injected into a solvent stream flowing through a column packed with a separation medium.

The faculty members were also introduced to an array of other advanced instruments, including Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), freeze dryers, frame diffusion systems, spray methods, heating methods, shake and boil water baths, sonicators, and centrifuge machines. Each instrument's functionality was thoroughly elucidated, highlighting their roles in changing sample states, mixing, determining melting points, and breaking chemical bonds.

This interactive session fostered an environment of inquiry and learning, as faculty members engaged with the laboratory staff, posing queries regarding sampling, sensitivity, and accuracy of the instruments. The excursion provided a comprehensive understanding of the working principles and extensive applications of spectrophotometers, chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and microscopes. These instruments are pivotal in analyzing substances, identifying compounds, and examining microscopic details.

The scientific excursion was a resounding success, enriching the faculty's practical knowledge and technical acumen. It underscored the significance of advanced instrumentation in scientific research and quality control, equipping the faculty with the expertise needed to interpret data generated by these sophisticated tools.

Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering continuous learning and professional development through such immersive, hands-on experiences.