Name: Dr. Beena Kanwar Shekhawat
Educational Qualifications: BSc Biotechnology (Year of graduation - 2007)
MSc Biotechnology (Year of Post graduation - 2010)
Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (Year of Ph.D. - 2020)
College: University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Current Position: Assistant Professor (Biotechnology)
Where are you working currently?
Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur, India
What are your areas of interest within your profession?
Teaching, researching, writing, experimenting
Things that you are passionate about concerning the clinical/research/current aspects of your profession:
Quality education for students makes them competent for today's world. About performing experiments for improving the treatment of diseases and managing biomedical waste in a better and environmentally friendly way.
What made you choose teaching or mentoring as a profession?
Honestly, I don't even remember when I started liking teaching. I started it with my younger sibling and their friends when they enjoyed learning with me I also started to enjoy teaching and finally choose it as a profession.
According to your experience, what is more important: getting good scores or acquiring knowledge?
3 topics/subjects that you like the most:
Immunology, Animal Biotechnology, Molecular and Cell Biology
Any 3 topics/subjects that you dislike/ detest the most:
Plant Physiology, Classical taxonomy, and Ecology
What are your fields of interest?
a) The enzyme of clinical use activity optimization and purification.
b) Biomedical waste degradation by enzymatic means.
What are your career goals or expectations?
That after a few years, I would be a renowned name among my professionals, community and most admirable teacher among students whom they can ask for guidance at any time.
What would you be doing if not for the current profession?
If I was not a teacher then I would be a core researcher.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Explore new areas, meet new people and read story books.
What change would you like to bring about in the Education sector?
Conceptual and practical aspects should be included more and knowledge achievement should be the priority.
What is your Mantra for success?
Never quit and always try to find a way even if it's so dark. Efforts never get wasted.
Who do you idolize and why?
Prof. Satish Maheshwari (eminent scientist)
Because I spend quality time with him and learned a lot from him. He is so down to earth even after achieving so many things. I learned from him that even after achieving a lot achievements, being a good human being is great.
Kindly mention your Publication(s), if any:
Beena Kanwar Shekhawat, Shabori Bhattacharya, Mohd Tanvir Qureshi, P. J. John. “Characterization and Optimization of Alkaline Protease producing Thermostable Bacteria”. International Journal of Biosciences (IJB). 14(5), 130-140, May 2019. (Web of Science)
Shruti Taksali, Beena Kanwar Shekhawat, Kamna Bhatnagar (2018) “Optoelectronic Modeling and Stimulation of core multishellnanostructure: Cu2o/CdTe/MgCl2 (CCMN) for high quantum efficiency” NCFDME-18, 10-11 August, Organized by SKIT, Jaipur
Kindly mention your achievements or awards:
UGC- CSIR NET qualified with AIR 27
GATE Biotechnology with AIR 372
1st rank in MPAT ( University of Rajasthan's Ph.D. entrance exam)
DST PURSE fellowship from 2017 to 2019
UPE (University with Potential for Excellence) fellowship 2014
And finally, what message would you like to give to today's youth?
You have a lot of energy to do new and novel. So be open to experiments and never be afraid of failure. Even every failure will give you the way to success which will stay longer.