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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 Candida albicans

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...

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