Friday, December 25, 2009
The play "Dhol Ke Mol" of North Eastern Frontier Railway, Maligaon (Guwahati) was adjudged as best play.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Karan Singh said Geeta is the gist of all scriptures.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU
Photo: PPP Cell-BHU
BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh informed Dr Karan Singh that the university had planned to solve all the problems of the students under one roof. He said Students Council office and Dean of Students Welfare office would be opened in the centre soon.
He said career guidance, counseling, placement and stress management counseling centres would start functioning from this building soon.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU
The unique portrait of Malviya sized 60x45 inches consisted of 1300 different photographs of faculties, hostels, IT, hospital, Vishwanath Temple, cultural activities and various art works and events of BHU. The creative and unique efforts put up by the students were worth appreciation.
Professor DP Singh highly appreciated the art work and gave his blessings and best wishes to the students for their bright future.
Malviya jee's portrait is portraying his dream vision (Swapna Swaroop) depicting Banaras Hindu University in different style using photographs. The photographs were shot by the students in the campus.
Photo caption: BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh (third from right) poses for a group photograph with the students, who painted the unique portrait of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, and Professor Mridula Sinha, Dean Faculty of Visual Arts (left) in BHU on December 22, 2009.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU
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The 2 in 2 dual degree program offers one degree from BHU and another from Cornell University.
This offer was made by a delegation of Cornell University led by Professor KV Raman of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and Akshat Medakker of Satguru Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd.The visiting delegates called on Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences and later they met the BHU Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh to discuss entire program.
Professor Raman said that they had submitted a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be processed and finalized and then under this MoU 2 in 2 degree program would be implemented.
It was discussed that the entrance examination for this dual degree program would be conducted by BHU at all India basis and initially students will take up three-semester courses in BHU and would later be shifted for six to seven months in the Cornell University in USA, he said.
There would be an arrangement of credit shift facility between the two universities in which students would go for about 45 credit hours in BHU and 30 credit hours in Cornell University and there would be an arrangement of shifting of credit (around 15 credits), he added.
Students who are admitted in these courses will be awarded two degrees one by BHU another by Cornell University within two years, he remarked.
“Such arrangement already exists between Tamil Nadu Agriculture University and Cornell University in the field of Plant Biotechnology,” said Professor Raman.
He said that Cornell University wanted a tie up with BHU in the field of Plant Biotechnology, Food Sciences and Post Harvest Technology.
“Already one batch of 10 students of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University is in Cornell and after completion of this dual degree programme they are being offered packages of 10 to 12 lakh by international firms in the field of Biotechnology and Food Sciences”, he said.
BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh enquired about role of Satguru Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd. which had a tie up with the Cornell University in distribution and management of funds and other activities.
Vice-Chancellor said he has not objection in Satguru Management Consultant Pvt. Ltd managing Cornell’s activity but he wanted that the tie up will be directly between Cornell and BHU.
BHU Rector, Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Chairman, International Cell, Chairman PPP Cell, Professor Saket Kushwaha, Professor HB Singh in addition to Professor KV Raman and Akshat Medakker from Satguru Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd participated in the meeting.
Varanasi, December 19, 2009: Banaras Hindu University chancellor Dr Karn Singh will inaugurate the 4th Alumni Meet (IBAM-2009) here on December 25. Dr Singh will also preside over the three-day meet.
This was decided in a Alumni Cell meeting that was held on Saturday under the chairmanship of BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh. University rector, chairman Alumni Cell, finance officer, registrar, organizing secretary Professor RS Dubey and convener of all committees participated in the meeting.
Chipko Andolan fame Chandi Prasad Bhatt, University Grant Commission vice-chairman Professor Moolchand Sharma and Justice Giridhar Malviya will be the guests of honour. The theme of IBAM-2009 will be “Higher Education Global Perspective and Indian Vision”.
The alumni meet will also have different sessions pertaining to higher education that include higher education-quality and reach; higher education- internationalization; higher education- planning, designing, organization, implementation and management; higher education-innovation and creativity; higher education-global shortage of teachers; higher education-recognition of qualifications, quality assurance, and innovation; higher education-state versus private players in planning and delivery of higher education; higher education: addressing the notions of equity and diversity; higher education- enrichment of all dimensions of contemporary higher education model by inculcation and integration of the Indian vision and creation and development of a morally, ethically and spiritually sound human being, and consequently the society, with purest possible attitude towards the nature and the world.
Source: PPP Cell, BHU
According to a press release, BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh on Saturday visited the site of proposed Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development. While inspecting the site Professor Singh said that he wanted to have this institute environment friendly and with judicious use of natural resources.
The proposed institute will also have a guest house and hostels in the premises. The building will be specially designed to have proper natural light and air with an indigenous look. The vice-chancellor was accompanied by the rector and officials of University Works Department, chief proctor, chairman PPP Cell and others.
Source: PPP Cell, BHU
Saturday, December 19, 2009
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Dr SK Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University received "Professor RC Shulka Oration Award 2009" by the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI) in the APPICON-09 held at Uttar Pradesh Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh.
The award was given by the Vice-Chancellor, Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, in the inaugural function of the conference on December 4 last.
More than 500 delegates from all over India and abroad attended the conference and presented their research work.
The award was given for the original research work entitled; "Novel vascular reflexes modulating the cardiorespiratory system" published in an international journal, Neuroscience Letters. This work was performed under the supervision of Prof. SB Deshpande, Head, Department of Physiology, IMS, BHU.
Photo caption: Dr SK Singh (right) receiving the award.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU
Sunday, December 13, 2009
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While the United States–India Foundation in India has instituted a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professorship at MCPR, the UN Mandated University of Peace, Costa Rica (UPeace) has joined hands with the MCPR to co-teach a new Masters Degree course on Conflict Management and Development. Upeace is also offering advance training to the faculty and researchers of MCPR in such path breaking areas as ‘Environment and Peace” and “Media and Peace-building”.
The Malaviya Centre for Peace Research has recently collaborated with the Cultural Unit of UNESCO, New Delhi on the study of linkages between the safeguarding of intangible heritage and the maintenance of communal harmony in Varanasi. The UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding at BHU is also much on anvil.
The Malaviya Centre for Peace Research also has a successful track in having functional collaborations with many other foreign universities including the Karlstad University, Sweden, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, Peace and Justice Program, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, U.S.A and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Expanding this framework of international collaboration, Professor DP Singh, Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University visited Oslo at the invite of the prestigious International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) from December 5-7. The PRIO represents the hub of peace building synergy within Norway–a country which prides itself for hosting Noble Peace Prize.
Professor Singh’s visit in fact precedes the Nobel Peace Prize speech by President Barrack Obama on December 10. Professor Singh held several meetings with the PRIO Director and researchers, officials of Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Indian Ambassador in Norway and Dan Banik, Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo to finalize the cooperation document which entails the signing of a formal MoU between BHU and PRIO very soon.
This agreement would lead to an institutional collaboration between the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research (MCPR) and PRIO and greatly expand the agenda of peace education and research in India. This historic coming together has taken place after a series of meetings between the faculty of MCPR and PRIO.
The collaboration process was initiated during the meeting of the PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken with the Vice Chancellor BHU in April 2009. This initiative was followed up through the visit of Prof Priyankar Upadhyaya, Coordinator MCPR to Oslo and the subsequent visit of senior PRIO researchers to BHU just a fortnight ago.
The research components of the cooperation document agreed by the Vice Chancellor of BHU and the Director of PRIO entails an institutional partnership to generate new knowledge and expertise around two major themes including diversity, peace building and development and Indian discourses of non-violence.
The MoU will involve scholarly exchange between MCPR in BHU and PRIO in Oslo and would pave the way for joint research projects to generate policy oriented knowledge and insights on issues of conflict and development. Banaras Hindu University is the first Indian university to develop such practical collaboration with PRIO which is globally reputed to be one of the finest research institutes on peace research.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU
Slow food celebrates “Terra Madre” Day around the world, on December 10 every year. Slow food was founded in 1989 to promote the concept of “Good Clean and Fair Food” available locally. To counter the fast growth of ‘Fast Food’, the foundation has got the people together under umbrella of ‘Slow Food’ on December 10, under the banner of the “Terra Madre” Day.
Speaking on the occasion the convener of the programme Prof. Rajesh Singh said there were 100,000 registered members of Slow Food spreading around its 150 member countries.
Give a brief account of Slow Food concept, Professor Singh said slow food promotes access to ‘Good, Clean and Fair Food’ to all people. Such food should be readily available in local market.
He said ‘Good’ means; fresh and flavorsome daily diet which satisfy the sense and is part of local culture; ‘Clean’ means produce the food using the methods that don’t harm environment and human health; and ‘Fair’ means providing fair conditions and compensations for producers and accessible prices for consumers.
“Slow Food works to defend the right to good, clean and fair food for all people and emphasizes that pleasure and responsibility must go hand-in-hand,” he added.
Prof. Singh pointed out the other issues being debated among its members were ; agriculture and food biodiversity, small scale food production; food sovereignty; language; cultural and traditional knowledge; environmentally responsible food production; fair and sustainable food trade.
“It may be noted that during last 100 years we have lost 80 per cent food biodiversity, one third of cattle, sheep, pig and other foods. We have lost 300,000 vegetable species during last century and every 6 hours we are loosing one local vegetable variety”, he remarked.
Porf. Shiv Raj Singh, who was the chief guest at the function, said food is the top most requirement of life and it is directly related with farmers. He shared his experiences about his visit to Italy to participate in the World Slow Food conference.
Dean Professor RP Singh, Professor Saket Kushwaha, Professor Alok Jha, Professor GC Mishra, Dr. Shri Ram Singh, Professor AK Singh, Professor ON Singh, Dr. JP Shashi, Biram Chourasia, RK Chourasia and several other teachers, students and about local 250 farmers participated in the function.
An exhibition of the photographs by Biram Chourasia was organized at lawns of institute to create general awareness. Chourasia also attended the last year Terra Madre meeting held in Italy. The exhibition was inaugurated by Director Professor Shiv Raj Singh.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Prof. SR Singh, Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Prof. Alok Jha, Coordinator, Centre of Food Science and Technology, scientists from University of Copenhagen and Anna University, Chennai were present on the occasion.
Memorandum of Understanding includes cooperation for joint educational courses on Food Habits in East and West and Entrepreneurship Development through Food Processing, and research programmes based on pilot-plant development at BHU for milk dairy processing.
On behalf of the University of Copenhagen, MoU was signed by Dr. Per Holt Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences. The MoU will enable better understanding of foods from east and west. This will also promote entrepreneurship in eastern part of the country based on food processing.
Under the MoU, financial support will be available for research and development of a food processing pilot-plant at BHU with active cooperation and support of Danish and Dutch scientists. Scientists from Denmark and Holland will work on indigenous milk products of India and try to understand the intricacies of food culture of India. It will be more beneficial for Ph.D. students who will get opportunities for long-term visit for education, research and training.
BHU delegation also visited GEA Processing including NIRO Spray Dryer Factory, Danisco A/S and Arla Foods in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday last. These visits were organized in recognition of growing significance and visibility of food science programme in BHU during last two years. Danisco A/S manufactures food enzymes, colours, sweeteners, gums, hydrocolloids. Arla Foods is the largest dairy in Denmark. BHU delegation was shown the advanced technologies for processing milk and milk products.
Professor DP Singh and other members of the delegation were also provided an opportunity to see the advanced laboratories on sensory quality of foods, food chemistry, food microbiology and also dairy processing pilot plant. They also visited high pressure processing facilities, NMR techniques in food processing and instrumental evaluation of sensory profile of foods.
In one of the sessions, a joint research proposal on pro-biotic foods based on milk and coarse cereals was discussed between Prof. Alok Jha and Prof. Ase Hansen from University of Copenhagen. Before this, Prof. SR Singh delivered a scientific talk in food security and sustainable development for the benefit of scientists and students of University of Copenhagen and others.
Prof. Alok Jha also delivered a talk on indigenous food habits in India. Prof. DP Singh also had a meeting with Ambassador of Nepal in Denmark Dr. Vijay KL Karna. They discussed impending climate change summit agenda and also increasing the visibility and impact of BHU in Denmark and other EU Countries.