ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY THE CENTRE



Activities of the Centre/Deptt. from April to June 2012

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Activities of the Centre/Deptt from October to March 2012 



Centre was awarded as Certificate of Appreciation by Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), University of Kashmir, Srinagar in 2010.

Centre was awarded as Certificate of Appreciation by Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), University of Kashmir, Srinagar in 2010.

Prof. A. K. Pandit was awarded Environment Award in 6th World Environment Congress- 1999 by Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, Former President of India for outstanding contribution in Environmental Research (1999)

Prof. A. R. Yousuf was awarded Gold Medal by Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences    (2005)

Prof. A. R. Yousuf was awarded Prof. E. P. Odum Gold Medal by International Society for Ecological Communications (2007)

Prof. A. R. Yousuf was awarded Prof. JSD Munshi Gold medal International society for Ecological Communications (2009)

Prof. Azra N Kamili was awarded gold medal/ Bharat Excellence Award and Certificate of appreciation by Friendship Forum of India at New Delhi (2011)

Prof. Askok. K. Pandit was awarded Shiksha Rattan Puraskar and Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi (2011)

Prof. A. R. Yousuf attended 7th J&K Science Congress at Jammu on 13-15th October, 2011.

 

Prof. A. R. Yousuf attended INSPIRE Programme at University of Kashmir as Key note Speaker and delivered address on the topic “Why should our youth opt for Science” on 31st July, 2011. Also presided over the INSPIRE Programme.

 

Prof. A. R. Yousuf attended One Day workshop National Level Workshop at Kolkata on “Ramsar designated Wetlands in India” and delivered a lecture on topic “Lake Tsomorari _ A Ramsar Site in J&K” on 21st January, 2011.

 

Prof. A. R. Yousuf Presently involved in a Joint Research Project entitled “Himalayas: Modern and Past Climates (HIMPAC)” jointly conducted by scientists from India and Germany.

 

Prof. A. R. Yousuf attended Selection Committee Meeting as subject expert in Environmental Science at University of Jammu, Jammu

 

The Center had/ has research collaborations with a number of Institutions like:
1) Space Applications Center, Ahmedabad
2) J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency
3) Forest Research Institute of India, Dehra Dun, Uttranchal
4) Barkatullah University, Bhopal, M.P
5) Department of Wildlife Protection, J&K Govt.

6) Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

7) SKUAST-K, Srinagar

8) SKIMS, Soura

9) Jammu University, Jammu

10) IIIM, Jammu

11) CCRIUM, Srinagar

12) NBRI, Lucknow

Inter Departmental Research Collaboration:

1.      Department of Environmental Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

2.      Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

3.      Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

4.      Department of Biochemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

5.      Department of Chemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

6.      Department of Zoology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Centre provides training, facilities and guidance for pursuing M.Sc project works of other recognized Indian Universities in various areas like plant biotechnology, limnology, aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology etc.
Centre also undertakes Limnology/ water quality/ Air Quality tests for various Central/ Govt./ semi Govt. Departments/ Public Sector Agencies/ Organizations.

Centre of Research for Development actively participated in the organization of 6th J&K Science Congress, at University of Kashmir on 2nd to 4th December, 2010

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili presented a research paper in Two Day National Seminar on “Technological Innovations in Saffron” held at SKUAST-K, Shalimar Srinagar on 25th- 26th November, 2010.

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili attended the meeting of Scientific Advisory/ Project Screening Committee for J & K State” at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu from 4th to 5th January, 2011. The meeting was organized by Department of Science & Technology, J& K Government.

Prof. Azra N. Kamili attended a meeting on Indian Vision 2035 (Northern Zone) at University of Jammu. The meeting was organized by TIFAC, DST, GoI in February, 2011.

Prof. A. R. Yousuf attended the National level workshop on 'Ramsar Designated Wetlands in India' on 21st January, 2011 at Kolkata organized by East Kolkata Wetland Management Authority.

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili participated in Indian Technology Vision, 2035 Brain Storming Meeting on S & T Perspectives for Changing India held on 8th & 9th April, 2011 at University of Jammu, Jammu. Organized by TIFAC, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India 

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili attended Moderation Committee Meeting of SET Examination at University of Jammu on 7th May, 2011

Centre of Research for Development (CORD), University of Kashmir, Srinagar organized INSPIRE (Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research) Camp 2012 for 10+2 students, during 24 to 28 February, 2012 under sponsorship of DST, G.o.I, New Delhi 

 

Prof. A. R. Yousuf & Prof. Ashok K. Pandit delivered extension lectures to the participants of Refresher Course & Orientation Course organized by Academic Staff College, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

 

Research projects completed:

Prof. A.R. Yousuf

1.      EIA and EMP of Pahalgam Development Area funded by Pahalgam Development    Authority, J & K Govt.

Research projects sanctioned:

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili

 

1.      A project entitled  In vitro culture and phytochemical analysis of Arnebia benthamii L a critically endangered medicinal plant of North Western Himalaya” has been sanctioned  by DST, GoI. (Rs. 26.62 lacs.)

M.phil Degree awarded: 

 Mr Javid Ahmad Shah research scholar CORD was awarded M. Phil Degree (Zoology) on the topic, “Crustacean community of Wular lake Kashmir”, under the supervision of Prof. A.K. Pandit  on 22 May , 2012.

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili attended 
the First Meeting of the Project Evaluation/ Monitoring Committee on Saffron Network Programme, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi and made a powerpoint presentation on the project proposal entitled “Tissue Culture Based Network Programme on Saffron (Crocus sativus L)” on 25th May, 2012 .

Prof. A. R. Yousuf was invited by Central University Jammu for framing the syllabi of Environmental Science on 4and 5 June 2012.

Department of Environmental Science/CORD organized a one day seminar on Green Economy- Does it include YOU?  in connection with World Environment Day on 5th June 2012

Department of Environmental Science/CORD in collaboration with DSW and NSS organized A Cleanliness Drive around world famous Dal Lake on 6th June, 2012

Prof. Azra Nahaid Kamili has been appointed as an external examiner for conducting practical examination of M.Sc. Students of P.G. Department of Environmental Science, Jammu University, Jammu on 8th June, 2012.

A team of researchers in connection with HIMPAC (Himalayan: Modern and Past Climates) in collaboration with Geo Forschungs Zentrum (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany is currently involved in  taking sediment core samples from Manasbal, Wular and Dal  lake.

Research Associate namely Miss Sumira Jan has been selected for Postdoc fellowship sponsored by DBT under the mentorship of Prof Azra Nahaid Kamili  in June 2012.