Centurion Asst Prof Das bags 3rd prize

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Centurion Asst Prof Das bags 3rd prize

Monday, 02 October 2023 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

In a resounding triumph for Centurion University, Dr Pratyush Kumar Das, an esteemed Assistant Professor in the School of Agricultural and Bio Engineering, has secured the third prize in the 'Ideation Category' at the national-level ILS Innovation Challenge.


The competition, organized by DBT - Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and supported by BIRAC, DST-Government of Odisha, and Start-up Odisha, witnessed fierce competition from across the nation, with Dr Das's groundbreaking innovation, ‘Polymer-functionalized Bio Beads Enriched Soil Amendment (PBEA) for Paddy Cultivation in Cr (VI) Contaminated Soils,’ emerging as one of the top contenders.


The award ceremony took place on September 26, during the inaugural session of the Life Science Start-up Summit at ILS, Bhubaneswar. Dr Das, along with his teammate, Gyanendra Prasad Panda of DBT-ILS, was honoured for their outstanding contribution to the field of bioscience and biotechnology.

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