SCDR/JNU received the WCDM-DRR Award 2022 award for its outstanding contributions in field of DM/DRR through research and academic excellence towards strengthening capacities of various stakeholders and innovative practices..
Professor Saumitra Mukherjee former Dean of School of Environmental Sciences, JNU received the prestigious award among listed Higher Education Institutions/Public University in India. The award is based on his innovative teaching and research in Geology Remote sensing and Space Sciences which has strengthened the New Education Policy of Government.
Following internal deliberations, the winners are chosen by external jury members, PROF. ANIL D. SAHASRABUDHE, Chairman, AICTE, Government of India, DR. (MRS.) PANKAJ MITTAL, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, Ex. Addn. Secretary, University Grants Commission and DR. PREM SINGH, Adviser, NITI Aayog.
The event was graced by Chief Guest, Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Guest of Honor, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE on Friday, 25th of March 2022 at the Lalit, New Delhi.
Prof. A.P. Dimri, SES is awarded with '2022 Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research'
A. P. Dimri, Professor SES, is awarded with '2022 Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research' of the Geomorphology Specialty Group (GSG) of the American Association of Geographers for his publication “A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya” in journal Science.
Prof. Mukesh Jain, SC&IS has been conferred with the Haryana Vigyan Ratna Award 2019 by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Haryana on the occasion of Science Day (February 28, 2022)
Prof. Dinesh Mohan named as "Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2021" for the EIGHT consecutive year (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) announced yesterday (16/11/2021). More than 6,600 (out of nearly 8M researchers) researchers from more than 70 countries and regions have been recognized this year, in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and cross-field categories were selected based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2010 to December 2020. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.
Prof. A.P. Dimri, SES has following contributions appeared in Science
Prof. Ummu Salma Bava, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, CES/ SIS, two policy papers selected and awarded prize money in global call for input into the EU-India Relations by the Delegation of the European Union to India, New Delhi.
Prof. Sadhana Naithani, CGS/SLL&CS, has been elected lifetime Fellow of the American Folklore Society
Professor Minati Panda is awarded/elected as Fellow (Life Time) of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India w.e.f. 2020 for her distinguished contributions to Psychology as a discipline and profession.
Prof. A. P. Dimri, SES is Elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, Prayagraj
Deoshankar Navin being felicitated with Nayi Dahara Rachna Samman by Pramath Raj Sinha in Patna Sangrahalaya.
Professor Dinesh Mohan from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List. Prof Mohan was first included in this illustrious list in 2014, and has remained there in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies is selected for Prestigious European Union Visitors Program, 2020 (EUVP, 2020). EUVP is a study visit to Brussels, individually tailored to gain first-hand information on the EU's values, functioning, activities, policies and perspectives.
Prof. Ashwani Pareek, SLS has been awarded "Tata Innovation Award 2020" by Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India on 26th February where Dr Harsh Vardhan, The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences gave away the award.
Dr. Rakesh Arya, CSRD, SSS has been Awarded “National Award for e-Governance 2019-2020” for contribution to eForest Fire-Himalayan Forest Fire Prediction, Arunachal Pradesh by Dept of Administrative Reforms & PG, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Govt of India
Prof. Sanjay Puri from School of Physical Sciences, J.N.U. has been awarded Visitors's Award 2019 by the President of India
Dr. Pratima Solanki from Special Centre for Nanoscience, J.N.U. has been awarded Visitors's Award 2019 by the President of India
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES named as 2019 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics for the SIXTH consecutive year
Professor Dinesh Mohan from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 List. Prof Mohan is pleased to share that, for the SIXTH consecutive year in the top one percent of his field globally for most highly cited research. Prof Mohan was first included in this illustrious list in 2014, and has remained there since.
The list of Highly Cited Researchers 2019 from the Web of Science Group identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant broad influence, reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. Researchers are selected for their exceptional influence and performance in one or more of 21 fields (those used in Essential Science Indicators,1 or ESI) or across several fields.6,216 researchers are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019 – 3,725 in specific fields and 2,491 for cross-field performance. This is the second year that researchers with cross-field impact have been identified. The number of researchers selected in each field is based on the square root of the population of authors listed on the field’s highly cited papers. The number of those with cross-field influence is determined by finding those who have influence equivalent to those identified in the 21 fields.
For the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 analysis, the papers surveyed were the most recent papers available to us – those published and cited during 2008-2018 and which at the end of 2018 ranked in the top 1% by citations for their ESI field and year (the definition of a highly cited paper). For the first time this year, a filter was applied to remove researchers whose level of self-citation exceeded, by far, the typical patterns of each field. This procedure has and will continue to help maintain the purpose of our selection process and the integrity of our data: to identify researchers with broad community influence and not those whose citation profile is narrow and substantially self-generated.
Dr. Dinesh Mohan is a full professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is an Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London. He is also an adjunct professor at Chemistry Department, Mississippi State University, USA and at International Centre for Applied Climate Science University of Southern, Queensland, Australia. Prof. Mohan is author/co-author of more than 135 articles including research papers and reviews published in high impact factor journals, book and encyclopedia chapters with total citations of >28,600 with an h factor of 67. He has also filled two patents. Recently, Prof. Mohan has received the prestigious Clarivate Analytics India Research Excellence - Citation Awards 2019.
His current research interests include water and wastewater monitoring, assessment, modeling and remediation, development of sustainable sorbents for arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, iron, phenols, pharmaceuticals, pesticides remediation from water, biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass and crop residues, Prof Dinesh Mohan and his research team have come up with a sustainable solution to biomass/stubble burning by converting these agricultural residues into biochars. These biochars can be used to amend the soil resulting into the improvement of soil fertility, crop production and C-sequestration.
Prof. AL Ramanathan, SES, receives Hiyoshi Environmental Award.
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University has received prestigious Clarivate Analytics India Research Excellence - Citation Awards 2019, in the Engineering & Technology category (the 7th edition) from Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, and Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice Chairman, UGC at an evening event at the Hotel Sheraton, New Delhi. Clarivate Analytics has presented these awards to identify and recognize the most influential researchers and institutions for their outstanding and pioneering research contribution to the country.
The awards were based on in-depth analysis conducted on data from the Web of Science citation index and InCites – a research performance and benchmarking tool. Highly cited research publications that imply high impact research published during the period 2012-2018 were an important criterion, among others, for the analysis. An expert panel at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) took the metrics and qualitative review into consideration to decide on the recipient for each category. More detail is available at https://clarivate.com/news/clarivate-analytics-announces-the-india-research-excellence-citation-awards-2019/
Prof. N. J. Raju, SES received National Geoscience Award 2018 on 19.9.19 from the Hon'ble Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Mines, Govt of India.
In a ceremony held at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Prof. Meeta Narain of CRS, JNU was conferred with the Pushkin Medal, the highest International Award given to a scholar of Russian language and literature for outstanding contribution to Russian studies abroad. It is named after the famous Russian author and poet Alexander S. Pushkin and conferred by MAPRYAL ().
Dr. Mukesh Jain has been conferred with prestigious Tata Innovation Fellowship for the year 2018-19 by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, for his significant contributions in the area of Pant Functional and Applied Genomics.
SciWhyLab Team led by Shruti Gupta and Ajay Verma ranked 7, 8 and 12 in DREAM challenges for Single Cell Transcriptome analysis.
Ms. Sneha Roy, Ph.D scholar, SBT
Ms. Sneha Roy, Ph. D. Student working in the laboratory of Prof. Rajiv Bhat at School of Biotechnology, JNU was selected as an invited speaker at the Gordon Research Seminars during Gordon Research Conference on “Intrinsically Disordered Proteins” held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, from 30th June-5th July, 2018 and gave a talk on her work “Effect of Polyols on the Structure and Aggregation of Recombinant Human Gamma-Synuclein, An Intrinsically Disordered Protein”. This focused conference brought in 80 prominent researchers from around the world in the areas of biophysics, cell biology, computational biology and structural biology to approach a series of questions surrounding intrinsically disordered proteins. She was also selected for the Centre for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis award (CBSE award), to meet travel and registration expenses for participation.
Dr. Rakesh Arya, CSRD, SSS has been Awarded Best Coordinator, National Award for conducting E-learning courses of IIRS-ISRO for the year 2017 by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and Indian Space Research Organization, Govt. of India.
Prof. Indu Shekhar Thakur, SES has been elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Prof Sanjay K Bhardwaj, CSAS, SIS has been selected as a Fellow 2018, US State Department's Programme, University of Delaware, USA
Prof. Seema Bathla, CSRD, SSS receives Dr. R.T. Doshi award for best publication in the Agricultural Economics Research Review Journal in 2014 and 2015
Dr. Gajendra Pratap Singh, SC&IS, receives Young Scientist Award-2017
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES named as 2017 Highly Cited (HiCi’s) Researchers by Clarivate Analytics for the FOURTH consecutive year
Dr. Mukesh Jain, School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, receives Rajib Goyal Prize in Life Sciences
Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, Librarian, Nominated as National Coordinator of Experts' Group for UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme in India
She will hold the Jean Monnet Chair on The EU, Security and Peace and Conflict Resolution.
This has been given for his exemplary work in the field of promoting Accessibility and Universal Design and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for people with disabilities.
Dr Sonu Saini, Assistant Professor, CRS, SLLCS
Dr Sonu Saini, Assistant Professor, CRS, SLLCS, won the International Pedagogical Skills Competition "Games based Teaching Methods in my Pedagogy", which was held on 11-13 April, 2017 in RUDN University, Moscow, Russia. Click for details
Ms. Sneha Roy, Ph.D scholar, SBT
Ms. Sneha Roy, Ph.D. scholar, SBT, has been selected to be an Invited Speaker in the Gordon Research Conference on Proteins to be held at Holderness School, NH, USA from June 17-23, 2017 and to present her work in the 31st Protein Society Symposium to be held at Montreal, Canada from July 24-27. The research work relates to the use of small molecule modulators of human brain gamma-synuclein protein involved in neurodegeneration (Parkinson's disease) and cancer.
She has also been selected for the following prestigious and highly competitive awards to enable her to present her research work:
1. Carl Storm International Diversity (CSID) Award of US $1250 from Gordon Research Conferences' GRC to give a talk as an invited speaker at the 2017 Proteins GRC/GRS conference to be held at Holderness School, NH, USA from June 17-23, 2017.
2. The Finn Wold and Protein Society Travel Award of US $800 to present research work at the 31st Annual Protein Society Symposium to be held in Montreal, Canada from July 24-27, 2017.
Prof. IS Thakur, SES, elected Fellow of International Bioprocessing Association
Prof. IS Thakur, SES, elected Fellow of International Bioprocessing Association Click for details
Dr Jyoti Atwal, CHS, SSS, appointed as Adjunct Professor at University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr Jyoti Atwal, CHS, SSS, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in Gender History, Colonialism, and Transnational Histories in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland, for a period of five years from September 2017.
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES, appointed as Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University, USA
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University (MSU), USA, from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2020. Click for details
Prof Sharad Soni, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, SIS, receives Rashtriya Gaurav Award
Prof Sharad Soni, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, SIS, receives Rashtriya Gaurav Award Click for details
Prof Gobardhan Das, SCMM, and his team researching treatment for TB feature in The Hindu
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT, conferred prestigious Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award by Government of Haryana.. Click for details
Prof Ashwani Pareek, SLS, appointed Adjunct Professor at University of Western Australia
Professor Ashwani Pareek, Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at School of Life Sciences, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia initially for three years. Professor Pareek is leading several International and National programs in the area of abiotic stresses.
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT, conferred prestigious Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award by Government of Haryana
Dr. Abhinav Grover, SBT, conferred prestigious Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award by Government of Haryana.. Click for details
Dr. Bikramaditya K Choudhary, CSRD, SSS, receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Association of Geographers
Dr. Bikramaditya K Choudhary, CSRD, SSS, receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Association of Geographers . Click for details
Achievement from Dr. Poonam Mehta's Group
Mr. Jogesh Rout, Ph.D. scholar working under the supervision of Dr. Poonam Mehta, School of Physical Sciences, has been selected for the prestigious Rajendran Raja Fellowship [rajafellowship.pdf]. This will allow Mr. Rout to visit the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA and work with the leading experts on beam line optimization with new physics scenarios in the context of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Click for details.
Prof. Deo Shankar Navin, Centre of Indian Languages, SLL&CS, receives Vidyapati Samman awarded by Government of Bihar
Deo Shankar Navin, Centre of Indian Languages, SLL&CS, receives Vidyapati Samman awarded by Government of Bihar. see: Click for details.
Dr. Suneel Kateriya, SBT has been conferred with the prestigious "Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award" (IYBA) 2016
Dr. Suneel Kateriya, Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, has been selected for the award of The Innovative Young Bio technologist Award (IYBA), 2016, an initiative by Department of Science and Technology, India (DST) to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desire of pursuing research in biotechnology. This award was give for the project " Development of optogenetic tools for deciphering the role of cGMP in ciliogenesis, maintenance of the ciliome and its importance in the ciliopathies." see: Click for details.
Prof S. Gourinath, School of Life Sciences
Prof S. Gourinath, School of Life Sciences, received the following awards in 2016:
Elected to GRC-2016
Elected Fellow of Telengana Academy of Sciences - 2016
Elected Fellow of AP Academy of Sciences - 2016
JNU ranked number 2nd amongst Universities and 6th amongst Common Overall Ranking
Achievement from Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar' Lab
At The International Conference on Vaccines- 2017, held at Baltimore, USA, from 20th to 22nd of February, 2017. Ms. Sonal Gupta, Ph.D. scholar working Under the supervision of Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, School of Biotechnology, has been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence & Best Poster Award” for her research work on “A trivalent recombinant vaccine candidate against Brucellosis”. This work was funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, under the DBT-Network Project on Brucellosis.
Prof. P. A. George, Centre for Japanese Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Prof. P. A. George, Centre for Japanese Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, has been bestowed with the Foreign Minister's Commendation for the Year 2016, Government of Japan, for his outstanding contribution to the development of Japanese Studies in India. The Ambassador of Japan presented the award to Prof. George in a formal ceremony organized by the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi on 14th February 2017. see: Click here
Dr Brijesh Kumar, SPS, selected Regular Associate of the ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Dr Brijesh Kumar, SPS, has been selected Regular Associate of the ICTP (The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy) from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2022. see: Click here
Prof Ashwani Pareek, School of Life Sciences
Prof Ashwani Pareek, School of Life Sciences, received the following awards in 2016:
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi has
been recognized in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2016 list for the third consecutive year. For further details, see: Click here
Prof. S Mukherjee, SES
Prof. S Mukherjee, SES, has been given Award of Excellence in Groundwater Science by the Indian National Committee of International Association of Hydrogeologists (INC-IAH) in appreciation of his achievements in the field of Groundwater in India. see: Click here
Mr. Vikram Singh, Assistant Director, Sport Office
Mr. Vikram Singh, Assistant Director, Sport Office has been received Dr. BR Ambedkar National award for "Yoga" in the felicitation function held at talkatora stadium Delhi held on 28.11.2016. see: Click here
Prof. SP Das, SPS, elected as a Fellow of the India National Science Academy
Prof. SP Das, SPS, elected as a Fellow of the India National Science Academy at the Annual General Meeting on October 18, 2016. see: Click here
Professor Meeta Narain, Centre of Russian Studies, SLL&CS, receives Education Award for Excellence - 2016
Professor Meeta Narain, Centre of Russian Studies, SLL&CS, receives Education Award for Excellence - 2016, see: Click here
Dr. Md. Qutbuddin, CAAS, SLL&CS
Dr. Md. Qutbuddin, CAAS, SLL&CS, selected for the Presidential Award Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman 2016, see: Click here
Prof Gulshan Sachdeva, CEAS, SIS
Prof Gulshan Sachdeva, SIS, awarded prestigious Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission, see: Click here
Dr. Somlata, DST Inspire Faculty, SLS and Dr. Nirbhay Kushwaha, Research Fellow SLS
Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences
Prof. Dinesh Mohan , School of Environmental Sciences, JNU Listed in Two Categories among Elsevier's list of most Highly Cited Researchers, see: Click here
Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, School of Biotechnology received Visitors Award for Best Innovation by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, School of Biotechnology received Visitors Award for Best Innovation by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India for his work on the development of a genetically engineered vaccine and a therapeutic antibody against anthrax. For further details, see: Click here
Presidents Award 2016 for Research to Molecular Parasitology Group , JNU
Prof. Alok Bhattacharya, Prof. R Madhubala, Prof. Sudha Bhattacharya, Prof. C. Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Suman Dhar, Prof. Deepak Gaur, Dr. Swati Tiwari and Dr. J Paul of Molecular Parasitology Group received Presidents Award 2016. For further details, see: Click here
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: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/about_us/leontief16_announcement.html
Prof. R. Madhubala, SLS, selected for the prestigious National Bioscientist Award-2015 (Senior category)
Prof R Madhubala, SLS, has been selected for the prestigious National Bioscientist Award-2015 (Senior Category) by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India in recognition of her lifetime contribution as a woman Bioscientist, see: Click here
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. 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: http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail/article/75837-new-prince-claus-chair-appointment-on-frugal-innovation-for-development-and-equity/
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. 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
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 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.
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: http://www.insaindia.org/ref.php
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
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
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
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
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. Nandita Saikia, CSRD, SSS
Dr. Nandita Saikia, CSRD, SSS, has been awarded Raja Rao Memorial Prize 2013-2014 from ISI, Kolkata. 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...
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...
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
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.
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
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. 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
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"
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:
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. 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 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...
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...
Prof Purushothama Bilimale, Kannada Chair, SLL&CS, receives Kannada Sahitya Academy award.
KARNATAKA AREBASE SAMSKRUTHI & SAHITYA ACADEMY has honoured Prof P Bilimale, Kannada Chair, SLL&CS, with the Kannada Bhasha Award for his contribution to Kannada language and literature