Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory, Vice-Chancellor JNU was conferred the award of D. SC (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his contribution as scientist, outstanding teacher and academic administrator, by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, in their 94th Convocation held on 17 March 2012.
Prof. V. K. Jain, School of Environmental Sciences has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Doon University, Dehradun, for a period of three years.
Dr. Alka Acharya, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies has been appointed as Director, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, for a period of two years.
Prof. Niraja Gopal Jayal, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, has been awarded the Sanjaya Lall Prize 2011 by the Board of Oxford Development Studies for her article “A False Dichotomy? The Unresolved Tension between Universal and Differentiated Citizenship in India”
- Sh. D. P. Tripathi, JNU Alumnus has been elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
Dr. Anup Kumar Das, Documentation Officer, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, was declared the runner up in the 2011 Emerald Digital Usage Award. This award was instituted by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom in partnership with student competitions.com. The title of his award winning business plan was “Enhancing Digital Usage of E-Journals by Researchers and Scholars at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India”.
Sh. Yeshraj Singh Pal, Section Officer has been appointed as Assistant Regional Director in Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha.
Jawaharlal Nehru University seeks co-operation with Ghanaian University
A four member delegation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), met with the Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Ghana and Cape Coast.
The delegation, under the leadership of Prof. Sudha Pai, Rector and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of JNU, was in the country to explore bilateral relations and collaboration with the two universities, in the areas of science research and African Studies, through exchange programmes.
Ghana and India have similar curricula thus a strong academic link between them undertaking joint research projects, to be funded by the Indian University, would be beneficial to both countries.
Prof. Sudha said when the collaboration takes off, professors from Ghana could enjoy a year's sponsorship to JNU to do research studies.
JNU would again network with the University of Ghana to train its students in African studies and expose then to African perspectives.
Professor Sudha acknowledged Ghana's rich traditions and cultural values, and said the JNU would therefore, sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of African Studies of the University of Ghana, towards achieving that objective.
The other members of the delegation were Professor Harjit Singh Advisor, International Collaboration; Ajay Dubey, Chair of the Centre for African Studies and Subodh Narayan Malakar of the School of International Studies
Ajay Dubey, Professor,
Centre for African Studies, SIS