Dr. Asif Ali Syed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University has been selected as Paper Coordinator for ePG Pathshala Project in Social Science. This is for the first time that a lecture from the Faculty of Management Studies has been appointed Paper Coordinator for ePG Pathshala Project of MHRD.
Dr. Aysha Munira Rasheed, Associate Professor in the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University recently attended an International Conference on Film Studies at London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Birkbeck, University of London and presented her research paper on “Female Agency in Vishal Bhadwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy: Maqbool, Omakara, and Haider - Reading a Film, Watching a Book”.
Professor Altaf Ahmad, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, under India-UK senior fellowship, visited the University of Aberdeen, UK where he worked on Genome-Wide Association Mapping (GWAS) of rice genotypes using a Biolinux operating system.
Prof Ahmad also delivered two lectures on “Genetically Encoded FRET-Based Nanosensors, A tool for measuring metabolites in living cells” and “Proteome analysis of nitrogen-efficient and nitrogen-inefficient wheat varieties at low N and elevated C02”.
In a new accolade which distinguishes research standards of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from other institutions, ProQuest, an American publisher has awarded the varsity for the highest International Theses Database known as PQDT (ProQuest Theses and Dissertation) usage during the year 2015-16.
Dr Nabi Hasan, Librarian, Maulana Azad Library, AMU has received the award from Mr Sanjay Rajan of the ProQuest.
Dr. Rashid Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Dr. Samar Ansari, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University have been bestowed the prestigious “Young Faculty Research Fellowship” by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India. The Fellowship would initially be awarded for a period of 2 years and continuation of the fellowship for a further period up to 5 years would be subjected to their satisfactory performance.
The Centre for Sophisticated Instruments Facility (USIF), Aligarh Muslim University recently organised a one-day Workshop on ‘Flow Cytometry and its Applications’. The Workshop was supported by Beckman Coulter, India.
Coordinator USIF, Professor Asad Ullah Khan, welcomed the eminent speakers, faculty members and participants. The participants from the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences included the faculty members, researchers and students.
Professor Mohammad Akram, Department of Sociology, Aligarh Muslim University has been conferred “Sulabh Swachhta Samman” by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation at a felicitation programme held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi, on 17th September 2016, which coincided National Swachhta Diwas and the birth anniversary of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
Aligarh Muslim University Faculty members and research scholars associated with the Department of English have recently brought out a volume of critical articles on the British Muslim Fiction. The Volume entitled, ‘Believing and Belonging’ is published by Viva Books, New Delhi and is co-edited by Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC HRDC, AMU and Professor M Asim Siddiqui, Department of English, AMU.