Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine has been elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine has been elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. For further details, see: Click here
Prof AL Ramanathan, School of Environmental Sciences, receives Bharat Petroleum's Energising Bharat Award for Water Conservation
Prof AL Ramanathan, School of Environmental Sciences, receives Bharat Petroleum's Energising Bharat Award for Water Conservation.
Prof. AL. Ramanathan, the man who devised an eco-friendly and inexpensive way to remove toxicity from water and make it drinkable. He is the winner of the Energising Bharat Award for his large-hearted effort in the field of Water Conservation.
Parts of Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar are rain-shadowed and have ground water as their source for potable water. Due to ecological imbalance and overuse of land, the Fluoride and Arsenic levels in the groundwater had risen to dangerous levels. People were unaware that the rising incidences of skin cancer, and skeletal and dental fluorosis were due to the water they drink.
This Master and PhD of Science started his field work in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. He, along with his team of experts, developed a simple, inexpensive and eco-friendly technique to bring down Fluoride levels in ground water within the prescribed limit. His technique did not involve electricity and used local materials like sand and clay. Moreover, he made use of the remainder materials to make bricks so that they could be reused for building houses and didn't need to be thrown into the soil, which pollutes it over time.
For eight villages at the border of UP and Bihar, where Arsenic was above 50 ppb, they employed geophysical and geochemical techniques to identify alternate aquifers, which has lo Arsenic levels to 10-20 ppb. They also coordinated with local government agencies to install bore wells that would supply potable ground water to the villagers.
Prof. Ramanathan's team (JNU and Annamalai University,TN)has developed de-fluoridation plants in three villages in Dharmapuri district. A typical plant is attached to the main water supply tank in the village and, through gravity and back pressure, they have been successful in reducing Fluoride from 2.8 ppm to 0.9 ppm, and supplying water to 500 families in each village.
Around 3000 villagers have been drinking Fluoride free water for over three years and few lakh people consume low Arsenic drinking water in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Kudos to Prof. Ramanathan's team for making these techniques environment friendly and cost effective. These do not require technical expertise and can be maintained without much effort. Not stopping at helping a vast number of people, they aim to publish a comprehensive report on the western Himalayas with the forecast for the next 50-100 years.
Dr. Rakesh Batabyal of the Centre for Media Studies, SSS, received the Professor M. Athar Ali memorial award
Dr. Rakesh Batabyal of the Centre for Media Studies, SSS, received the Professor M. Athar Ali memorial award for the best paper of the 74th IHC proceedings at the 76th Indian History Congress held at Gaur Banga University, Malda in December 2015.
Dr. Deepak Gaur, Associate Professor, SBT, elected as a member of the Guha Research Conference (GRC)
Dr. Deepak Gaur, Associate Professor, SBT, elected as a member of the Guha Research Conference (GRC).
Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, School of Biotechnology, JNU, awarded J. C. Bose Fellowship
Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, School of Biotechnology, JNU, awarded J. C. Bose Fellowship. For further details, see: Click here
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT, was awarded first place in the area of Medicine in BRICS and EAEU International Youth Forum
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT, was awarded first place in the area of Medicine in BRICS and EAEU International Youth Forum held in Moscow, Russia from 27 Oct to 1 Nov 2015. For further details, see: Click here
Prof. I.S. Thakur, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
Prof. Indu Shekhar Thakur, Ph.D.,
Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for his significant contributions
in the area of bioremediation, bioconversion and detoxification of natural and organic compounds in several industries and sequestration of carbon dioxide. Bacterial consortium was used for sequestration of CO2
and production of biofuel, bio-surfactants, bio-insecticides
and biomaterials. For further details, see: Click here
Dr Deepak Gaur, School of Biotechnology, selected by the Department of Biotechnology
Dr Deepak Gaur, School of Biotechnology, selected by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India for the prestigious DBT National Bioscience Award 2014. For further details, see:http://www.dbtindia.nic.in/wp-content/uploads/NationalBioScienceAwardCareerDevelopment2014.pdf
Prof. Vyjayanti Raghavan of the Centre for Korean Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies
Prof. Vyjayanti Raghavan of the Centre for Korean Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies has been honoured with the Prime Minister's Award by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Hwang Gyo-ahn, for her contributions to the advancement of Hangeul (Korean Language). Click for picture
Prof. Suman Dhar, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, elected as Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Prof. Suman Dhar,Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, elected as Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) .For further details, see:
Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Emeritus Professor, awarded the prestigious Leontief Prize (2016) for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought
Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, awarded the prestigious Leontief Prize (2016) for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. For further details, see:
Dr. Saradindu Bhaduri, Centre for Studies in Science Policy,selected to hold the prestigious Prince Claus Chair (PCC)
Dr. Saradindu Bhaduri, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, has been selected to hold the prestigious Prince Claus Chair (PCC) at International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands. Each year they select one person following a global search to hold this position for two years. This is an honorary position beginning September 2015, where Dr. Bhaduri will have to make occasional visits for research, lectures and public talks. His thematic focus will be on Frugal Innovation for Development and Equity.For further details, see:
Dr. Abhinav Grover represents India in BRICS Youth Summit in Russia
Dr. Abhinav Grover, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, JNU was selected by Govt. of India to represent the nation at the BRICS Youth Summit held in Russia from 4-6 July, 2015. Dr. Grover was part of the Scientific Cooperation Group of Indian delegation. Youth delegates from all the five BRICS nations took part in discussions which finally resulted in framing an 'Action Plan' which will govern future BRICS Policies for young minds
Ummul Kher completes the prestigious 16th Duskin Leadership Training Program for Youth with Disabilities in Japan
Ummul Kher, M. Phil student of Center for Russian and Central Asian Studies, SIS was selected for the prestigious 16th Duskin Leadership Training Program for Youth with Disabilities in Japan for 10 months from September 2014 to June 2015. Since the inception of the Leadership program in 1999, there have been just three Indians selected till Ummul Kher.
Dr Ramesh Gaur's research project selected Highly Commended Winner, Emerald South Asia LIS Award
JNU Librarian Dr Ramesh Gaur's project "Reaching the Unreached: Ensuring Equal Access to Visually Impaired Faculty and Students for inclusive Education" has been chosen as a highly commended winner of the 2013 Emerald South Asia LIS Research Fund Award. Click for details
Dr. Sharad K Soni, CIAS, SIS conferred Mongolian State Award
The Mongolian State Award, the Nairamdal Medal is conferred on Dr. Sharad K Soni, Associate Professor and Director, Area Studies Programme, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, SIS, JNU on 26 June 2015 by the decree of the President of Mongolia in recognition of his work in Mongolian Studies as well as development of relations between India and Mongolia. The Nairamdal (Friendship) medal, one of the highest honours bestowed upon a foreigner by the Mongolian Government, is solely given to foreigners who have contributed to strengthen the collaboration between their country and Mongolia through their work. The award was presented by the Chief of Staff of the President of Mongolia at Government House in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Click for details
Prof. Jayati Ghosh, CESP, selected for the Malcolm Adiseshaiah Award
Prof. Jayati Ghosh, CESP, selected for the Malcolm Adiseshaiah Award for Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies for 2015 Click for details
Sociology Department among global top 100 list
Nine Indian institutions are listed in the top 100 within nine disciplines. Click for details
Dr. Pritam Mukhopadhyay, SPS, nominated Swarna Jayanti Fellow
Dr. Pritam Mukhopadhyay, SPS, nominated Swarna Jayanti Fellow by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Prof Alok Bhattacharya, SLS, selected for Aryabhata Medal of INSA
Prof Alok Bhattacharya, SLS, selected for Aryabhata Medal of INSA . Click for details
JNU Launches Discovery Services- Google like search to its Library Collections
JNU Launches Discovery Services- Google like search to its Library Collections: First Central University to provide such services. Click for details
Prof Niraja Gopal Jayal, CSLG
Prof Niraja Gopal Jayal, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, has been selected to receive the prestigious Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize for 2015. This award is in recognition of her book Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History, published by Harvard University Press. The prize will be conferred on her at the Awards Ceremony of the Association for Asian Studies annual conference to be held in Chicago on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Prof Amita Singh, CSLG, receives Bangladesh Award
Prof. Amita Singh of Centre for the Study of law and Governance awarded the prestigious
Nawab Bahadur Syed Nawab Ali Chowdry National Award of Bangladesh 2014 for Women Empowerment at the official ceremony at DHAKA UNIVERSITY MAIN HALL on 5th Dec.2014. Click for details
CNN interviews Prof. AL Ramanathan, SES
The Himalayas are being studied to determine the effects of climate change. Click for details
JNU leading member of Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels (IUABC)
The government of India's Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis have invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels (IUABC). The IUABC is a joint binational center led by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay (IITB), and Washington University. Click for details
Prof Ummu Salma Bava becomes member of the Academic Advisory Board
Prof Ummu Salma Bava becomes member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Click for details
An interview with JNU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory
JNU in the News : an interview with JNU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory. Click for details
Sonu Saini selected as Best Foreign Teacher of Russian Language
Sonu Saini, CRS, SLL&CS selected as Best Foreign Teacher of Russian Language and Literature. Click for details
China honours Prof Priyadarshi Mukherjee
China honours Prof Priyadarshi Mukherjee, Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, SLL&CS. Click for details
Japanese Students learning Hindi at JNU
Japanese Students learning Hindi at JNU. Click for details
Prof Anvita Abbi, Centre for Linguistics, SLL&CS, selected for the
Kenneth L Hale Award 2015 by the Linguistic Society of America
Anvita Abbi is the recipient of the 2015 Kenneth L. Hale Award, given to scholars who have done outstanding work on the documentation of a particular language or family of languages that is endangered or no longer spoken. Prof. Abbi's decades of work documenting and evaluating the minority languages of India, particularly Great Andamanese, have contributed to our understanding of the history of language migration in India and have had a positive impact on revitalizing local cultures. Prof. Abbi is a Professor of Linguistics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
Recipients of several other LSA Awards, including the Linguistic Journalism Award and the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award, will be announced in the coming months. All LSA awards will be presented at the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 10, 5:30 PM Pacific Time at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Full citations for each awardee are available here.
Prof ShashiPrabha kumar, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies,
awarded the President of India Certificate of Honour in Sanskrit for the year 2014.
The President is pleased to award the Certificate of Honour to scholars of Sankrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit. Click for details
Dr. Abhinav Grover to be conferred prestigious
NASI Young Scientist Award 2014
Dr. Abhinav Grover, Asst Prof SBT, has been selected for the prestigious NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award for the year 2014. Dr. Grover will be honored by the National Academy of Sciences India for his significant contribution in the field of Plant Biotechnology. Click for details
Prof. S. Mukherjee, SES on Uttarakhand Cloud burst
Paper in Nature India by Prof. S.
Mukherjee, SES on Uttarakhand Cloud burst. Click for details
Dr Nandita Saikia, CSRD, receives P N Mari Bhat Medal
Dr Nandita Saikia, CSRD, receives P N Mari Bhat Medal for the best dissertation in the PhD in Population Studies by IIPS, Mumbai during academic years 2010-11 to 2012-13. Click for details
Prestigious Jnanpith Award to be conferred on renowned Hindi poet and
our Professor Emeritus Kedarnath Singh
Prestigious Jnanpith Award to be conferred on renowned Hindi poet and our Professor Emeritus Kedarnath Singh. Click for details
Glacier feeding Indus tributary melting fast
A team from Jawaharlal Nehru University has found significantly accelerated ice melting on Chhota Shigri glacier in Lahaul and Spiti over the last 10 years. Click for details
Discovery of biodiesel production from carbon dioxide concentrating oleaginous bacterium Serratia sp. ISTD04 from marble rock
The discovery is related to production of biodiesel from carbon dioxide concentrating endolithic bacterium, Serratia sp. ISTD04, isolated from marble rock, enriched by continuous enrichment in the presence of carbon dioxide in the chemostat, produces lipids inside the cells (oleaginous bacterium) and biodiesel. Carbon dioxide concentrating mechanisms of bacterium were evaluated by carboxylating enzymes and ribulose 1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO), formation of lipids inside cells by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and extraction of lipids, and transesterification of lipids by methanol and sodium hydroxide produced biodiesel, energy efficiency similar to jet fuel. Click for details
Dr. Vijay Pal
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Vijay Pal, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, selected for prestigious INSA Medal for Young Scientists for the year 2014. Click for details
JNU celebrates Earth Day
Jawaharlal Nehru University's School of Environmental Sciences celebrated the International Earth Day on Tuesday by dedicating their existing seminar room to Amrita Devi Bishnoi. She is known for starting the long legacy of Bishnoi communities, who are known for sacrificing their lives against the blunt forces that humans use to degrade environment in the name of development.
The event, celebrated on the premises of the School, began with the plantation of Khejri saplings in the SES eco-garden by Vice-Chancellor S.K. Sopory, Rector Prof. Sudha Pai and Dean SES Prof. A.K Attri. Click for details
Discovery of a novel mechanism and pathway in Entamoeba histolytica for cell killing and virulence
Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of amoebiasis, a major public health problem in developing countries. Invasion of intestinal and extra-intestinal tissues, such as liver are the major manifestation of this disease. Unfortunately, detailed mechanism of cell killing and invasion is still unclear. In this manuscript a new mechanism of cell killing and invasion has been proposed. This involves biting off and ingesting distinct pieces of living human cells, resulting in cell death. After cell killing, the amoebae detached and ceased ingestion. The internalization of bites of living human cells is reminiscent of trogocytosis (from Greek trogo–, nibble) observed between immune cells but amoebic trogocytosis like ingestion differs since it results in death. Ingestion of bites was required for human cell killing. The initiation of trogocytosis follows a mechanism that has been proposed for RBC phagocytosis by the JNU group involving a number of novel molecules, including a C2 domain containing protein kinase. Click for details
SLS article in Global Medical Discovery
Interactions of polydispersed single-walled carbon nanotubes with T cells resulting in downregulation of allogeneic
CTL responses in vitro and in vivo. Click for details
Moon shows Earth like Plate tectonic activities-A new discovery about planet Earth by "Remote sensing Applications in Geology"
Moon shows Earth like Plate tectonic activities-A new discovery about planet Earth by "Remote sensing Applications in Geology". Click for details
Dr Ramesh C Gaur
University Librarian, awarded Indian Library Leaders: Award for Professional Excellence-2013
Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur , University Librarian was awarded Indian Library Leaders: Award for Professional Excellence-2013 by Satija Research Foundation for Library and Information Science (SRFLIS), India in a function organized at New Delhi on April 11, 2014. The citation read:
Prof. Jayati Ghosh
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, SSS
Prof Jayati Ghosh delivered the UN Public Lecture (as the second in the UN's Public Lecture Series) on "The invisible workers: Rights, justice and dignity for domestic workers" on 1 March 2014 at the SCOPE Auditorium in Lodhi Road. The details and the video of the lecture are available here.
Dr Abhinav Grover, SBT
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT was awarded the prestigious INSA Medal for Young Scientists for the year 2013 at the Anniversary Meet of the Academy held on Dec 28, 2013 in Lucknow. Dr. Grover has been honored by the Indian National Science Academy for his significant contribution in the field of Plant Biotechnology. Dr. Grover demonstrated that overexpression of squalene synthase in tissue cultures of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) enhances production of withanolides, which are high value phytocompounds with a plethora of therapeutic potential, thus elucidating that squalene synthase is a key regulatory enzyme of their biosynthetic pathway. Read more...
Dr. N. Janardhana Raju, SES
Dr. N.Janardhana Raju, SES has been selected for "Dr. Sudharshan Pani-Dr.(Smt) Rama Dwivedy Medal" award for the contribution in the field of Hydrogeology & Env. Geochemistry by ISAG. Read more...
Dr. Nandita Saikia, CSRD, SSS
Dr. Nandita Saikia, CSRD, SSS, has been awarded Raja Rao Memorial Prize 2013-2014 from ISI, Kolkata. Read more...
Dr. R. Mahalakshmi, CHS, SSS
Dr. R. Mahalakshmi, CHS, SSS, has been awarded Professor Hiralal Gupta Research Award for the best book by a woman historian published during the period 2008-2012 by the Indian History Congress. Read more...
Prof Ayesha Kidwai, CL, SLL&CS
Prof Ayesha Kidwai, Centre for Linguistics, SLL&CS, has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2013 for Humanities. Read more...
Prof Anand Kumar, CSSS, SSS
Professor Anand Kumar, CSSS, SSS has been unanimously elected president of the Indian Sociological Society. Read more...
Prof R Rajaraman, Professor Emeritus, SPS
Prof R Rajaraman, Professor Emeritus, SPS, has been selected for the '2014 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award' by the American Physical Society. Read more...
Prof Lalima Verma, SIS
Prof Lalima Verma, SIS, to be awarded the Japan Foreign Minister's Commendation for promoting mutual understanding between Japan and India. Read more...
Brahma Prakash (School of Arts & Aesthetics) receives prestigious Dwight Conquergood Award at Stanford University
Brahma Prakash, a temporary member of the faculty at the School of Arts & Aesthetics, received the Dwight Conquergood Award (a prestigious award in the field of theatre and performance studies) at the annual Performance Studies International conference at Stanford University on 29 June 2013. Read more...
Admission has started from today onwards in JNU
More than 5000 students came to enroll for 118 course on first day of Registration Read more...
Admission for around 1750 seats at JNU has started from 17th July 2013. Read more...
JNU Alumnus, Abhishek Amar received John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award at Hamilton College
Hamilton College's highest awards for teaching were presented to three faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 13. Read more...
Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Lecture at the
Asian College of Journalism by Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar, CESP, SSS
It is, for me, an honour and a special privilege to have been invited to deliver this year's Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Lecture at the annual convocation of the Asian College of Journalism. Read more...
Prestigious Malcolm Adiseshaish Award for Professor Gopal Guru
Jawaharlal Nehru University Professor Gopal Narayan Guru has been chosen for the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contribution to Development Studies for 2013-14. Read more...
Prof. S.S. Jodhka received the Amartya Sen Award 2012
Prof. Surinder S.Jodhka, Centre for Studies in Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, JNU received the Amartya Sen Award by ICSSR, New Delhi for exceptional contribution to agrarian studies. Read more...
School kids visit JNU lab for GM plant tour
About 120 children from different Delhi schools gathered at School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, for a seminar on plants and a tour of the campus's plant laboratories and glass houses. Fascination of Plants Day - May 18 - is being celebrated by 54 countries. Read more...
Centre for English Studies, JNU is in Top 100
The Centre for English Studies (CES) at Jawaharlal Nehru University has done it once again. The depasrtment has been adjudged as one of the top 100 English departments in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2013, released recently. Read more...
Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) "Paper of the Week"
Attacking drug - resistant strains of
Drug - resistant strains of the fungus, Candida albicans , have been on the rise for several decades, striking immunocompromised patients who have undergone organ transplants, chemotherapy or HIV treatments. The drug - resistant fungus exploits a number of membrane - embedded transporters to eject drugs from its cells. The efflux pump Cdr1 is one of the ATP - binding cassette (ABC) superfamily of transporters, which is one of the main ways C. albicans rejects azole antifungal agents. In this Paper of the Week, a team led by Rajendra Prasad at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. Read more...
Microsoft releases English–Urdu Machine Translation system
in partnership with Dr Girish Nath Jha, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies
On International Mother Language Day 2013, Microsoft Corporation at Redmond, USA, in collaboration with JNU, released its English-Urdu Machine Translation System as part of its online translator portal, Bing. The system can be used at www.bing.com/translator with English as source language and Urdu as target language. Read more...