Adding new milestone, private Shoolini University in Solan can now boast of having become the first university in the country to offer research programmes at undergraduate level in professional courses.

Disclosing this Shoolini University Vice Chancellor Prof PK Khosla, while talking to mediapersons on Monday said, “The University’s status of being India’s 1st Biotech University with a proven high-impact research model will enable the students to take up research from first year onwards.”

He further said, “It will be possible under a unique undergraduate (BTech) programme in biotechnology where selected students have the opportunity to pursue the Summit Research Program. This programme, which is based on the Harvard and Stanford model provides first-hand exposure to high quality research in state-of-the-art global research environments, experience with writing and publishing papers, and personal interaction with acclaimed research practitioners/experts from around the world. The Summit Research Program is fully integrated with the regular engineering curriculum.

Keeping in view the Yoga’s acclaim nationally, as well as internationally, the university will be starting job oriented programme in Yoga thus making it the first university in North India to having taken such an initiative, he added.