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83rd ANNUAL REPORT

PART - I

(CENTRES, DEPARTMENTS AND COLLEGES

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (2005-2006)

CONTENTS

Page Achievements of the Year Officers of the University Summary of Select Decisions of Executive Council Summary of Select Decisions of Academic Council Convocation Student Enrolment Foreign Students' Registry In Memorium University Finance Development Plan, Building and other Civil Works Agricultural Economics Research Centre Centre for Canadian Studies Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems Centre for Human Resource Development Centre for Inter-Disciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment (CISMHE) Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education Centre for Science Education and Communication Centre for Detector and Related Software Technology {i} 34 38 39 41 1 4 6 10 11 11 12 13 17 27 29 30 31 34

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Oriented Programme Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants Institute of Informatics & Communication The Culture Council Developing Countries Research Centre Delhi University Computer Centre Delhi University Library System Delhi University Sports Council

43 44 46 47 47 48 49 50

Delhi University Women's Association Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation Professor D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics & Education University Science Instrumentation Centre University Garden Committee Dean Alumni Dean Student's Welfare Delhi University Social Centre Co-Ed. Secondary School University Press Guest House International Guest House Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board { ii }

50 51 51 52 52 53 53 54 54 54 55 55

National Cadet Corps National Service Scheme Centre University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau Women's Studies and Development Centre W.U.S. Health Centre Geetanjali Hostel Gwyer Hall International Students House Jubilee Hall Meghdoot Hostel Mansarowar Hostel North Eastern Student's House for Women P.G. Men's Hostel Saramati Post-Graduate Men's Hostel V.K.R.V. Rao Hostel WUS University Hostel International Students' House for Women University Hostel for Women

55 56 57 57 59 60 60 60 61 61 62 62 63 63 64 64 65 65

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DEPARTMENTS

Faculty of Arts Arabic Buddhist Studies Germanic & Romance Studies English Library and Information Science Linguistics Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies Sanskrit Punjabi Persian Psychology Applied Psychology (SDC) Urdu Page 69 70 71 75 77 79 83 85 86 88 92 94 95

Faculty of Science Anthropology Botany Chemistry 97 101 109

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research Environmental Biology Geology Physics & Astrophysics Zoology

114 120 121 126 138

Faculty of Law Law Centre-I 148

Faculty of Education Education 150

Faculty of Technology Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering Electronics & Communication Engineering (DCE) Electronics & Communication Engineering (NSIT) Instrumentation & Control Engineering Applied Sciences and Humanities 153 155 156 158 159 160

Faculty of Social Sciences Adult, Continuing Education & Extension 161

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African Studies East Asian Studies Economics History Geography Political Science Social Work Sociology

163 165 168 173 173 178 184 187

Faculty of Music & Fine Arts Music Faculty of Medical Sciences Anaesthesiology & Critical Care (UCMS) Anatomy (LHMC) Anatomy (UCMS) Anatomy (MAMC) Biochemistry (UCMS) Biochemistry (VPCI) Biochemistry (LHMC) Dermatology & Venereology (MAMC) Forensic Medicine (UCMS) 201 203 204 205 207 209 211 212 214 199

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Medicine (MAMC) Medicine (UCMS) Medicine (LHMC) Medical Microbiology (MAMC) Medical Microbiology (LHMC) Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MAMC) Ophthalmology (MAMC) Pathology (UCMS) Physiology (MAMC) Physiology (LHMC) Physiology (VPCI) Pulmonary Medicine (VPCI) Psychiatry (UCMS) Paediatrics (LHMC) Radiology & Imaging (UCMS) Radio Diagnosis (MAMC) Surgery (MAMC) G. B. Pant Hospital Lady Hardinge Medical College University College of Medical Sciences V.P. Chest Institute [ vii]

215 221 225 226 229 232 237 240 243 245 247 249 256 260 264 265 266 274 280 281 293

Faculty of Inter-Disciplinary and Applied Sciences Bio-Chemistry (SDC) Electronics Science (SDC) Genetics Microbiology (SDC) Plant Molecular Biology (SDC) Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Computer Science Operational Research Statistics Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities Business Economics (SDC) Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies (SDC) Faculty of Commerce and Business Commerce Financial Studies (SDC) Faculty of Management Studies Business Management and Industrial Administration S.P. Jain Management Research Centre (SDC) 341 342 335 340 332 334 326 327 331 297 300 308 313 321

COLLEGES

Aditi Mahavidyalaya Acharya Narendra Dev College 347 349

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A & U Tibbia College Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences Bhagini Nivedita College Bharati College Bhim Rao Ambedkar College College of Vocational Studies College of Art Deshbandhu College Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research Dyal Singh College Daulat Ram College Delhi College of Arts & Commerce Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College Gargi College Hindu College Hans Raj College Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences Indraprastha College for Women Institute of Home Economics [ viii ]

354 355 358 359 360 361 362 364 365 367 369 373 375 379 380 384 387 390 393 395 399

Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences Jesus and Mary College Janki Devi Memorial College Kalindi College Keshav Mahavidyalaya Kamala Nehru College Kirori Mal College Lakshmibai College Lady Irwin College Lady Shri Ram College for Women Miranda House Maharshi Valmiki College of Education Mata Sundri College for Women Maitreyi College Motilal Nehru College Motilal Nehru College (Evening) Nehru Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology P.G.D.A.V. College P.G.D.A.V. College (Eve.) Rajdhani College

402 407 410 413 416 417 418 421 425 426 431 436 438 439 441 444 444 446 447 449 450

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Ramjas College Ram Lal Anand College Ram Lal Anand College (Evening) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing Sri Venkateswara College Shaheed Bhagat Singh College Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening) School of Open Learning Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Shivaji College Shri Ram College of Commerce Satyawati College Satyawati College (Evening) Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women Shyam Lal College Shyam Lal College (Evening) School of Rehabilitation Sciences Sri Aurobindo College [x]

452 454 457 459 460 464 465 466 467 468 470 471 473 476 476 477 480 481 482 483 483

Sri Aurobindo College (Evening) Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women Vivekananda College Zakir Husain College Zakir Husain Post Graduate Evening College

485 486 487 488 490

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ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR

ACADEMICS The University of Delhi has always kept pace with the rapid growth in knowledge and therefore continuous efforts are made to carry out the revision of various syllabi. The syllabi of the following courses have been revised and implemented from the academic session 2005-06: (i) M.Sc. in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; (ii) M.A. in Political Science; (iii) M.A./M.Sc. in Environmental Studies; (iv) B.A. (Hons.) Sociology; (v) BFIA (Bachelor of Financial Investment Analysis); and (vi) B.A. (Hons.) in Business Economics. Besides, some undergraduate programmes including B.A. (Vocational Studies) has been restructured and implemented from the Academic Session 2005-06. The subsidiary subjects of the erstwhile B.A. (Hons.) courses have been restructured as Concurrent Courses. The erstwhile B.Sc. (General) has been restructured into B.Sc. Programme in Physical Sciences/Life Sciences/Applied Physical Sciences/Applied Life Sciences. A new programme of B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences and a two-year Diploma (Part-time) Course in 'Conflict Transformation and Peace Building' have been introduced from the academic session 2005-06. A Chair in memory of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the area of 'Management of Innovation' in the Faculty of Management Studies and a Chair in memory of Late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in the area of 'Ethics and Governance' in the Department of Political Science have been established. The University Conference Centre started functioning during the period under report. It has given tremendous fillip to the academic activities of the University and has been the host of several workshops/conventions/symposia/seminars. Some of the main activities are indicated below: Seminar on Human Capital Formation organised by the Faculty of Management Studies in December 2005; Seminar and Exhibition on Gandhi-Martin Luther King-Daihatsu Ikeda organised by the Gandhi Bhawan in October 2005; Indo-US Workshop on Green Chemistry organised by the Department of Chemistry in January 2006; IUPAC sponsored Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry organised by the Department of Chemistry in January 2006; Workshop on Chemistry and Biology of Antioxidants organised by the Department of Chemistry in January 2006; Seminar on Earth Systems Science and its Relevance to Society organised by the Department of Geology in December 2005. 1

During the period under report, the University received its former Professor Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen, in the Delhi School of Economics on 16 December 2005. The Delhi School of Economics celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 18 January 2006. Hon'ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, visited the School as part of its Golden Jubilee Celebration. INFRASTRUCTURE Infrastructure is a critical input for attaining academic excellence. The acute shortage of space even for holding classes in humanities and social sciences had always been felt. During the period under report, the University of Delhi has created additional infrastructure to provide adequate space. The work of restoration and renovation of Arts Faculty (old Building), Sir Shankar Lal Hall, Faculty of Education Building, Physics and Chemistry (old Block), Conference and Gwyer Hall have been completed. In addition, a 500 seat hostel for Scheduled Tribes women of the north-eastern region has been agreed to be jointly financed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry for Development of North-East Region, Government of India. Its foundation stone was laid on 6 January 2006 by the Hon'ble Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Arjun Singh in the presence of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon'ble Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri P.R. Kyndiah and other dignitaries. GRANTS AND RECOGNITION During the period under report, the University Grants Commission has conveyed approval for a grant of Rs. 14.25 lakh for the Xth Plan Programme of Adult Continuing Education and Extension & Field Outreach for the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi, for the period till 2006-07. The Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, has conveyed sanction of Rs. 1.7 crore under FIST Programme of the DST to the Department of Plant Molecular Biology. A total grant of Rs. 343.30 lakh has been sanctioned to seven Departments/Centres under 'Special Assistance Programme' (SAP), 'Area Studies Programme' and Innovative Programme of the University Grants Commission. These include the departments of Zoology, MIL & LS, East Asian Studies, African Studies, Faculty of Management Studies, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Bio-medical Research and School of Environmental Studies. In addition to funds allocated under the Plan and the Maintenance Grant, faculty members have been awarded grants in the form of research projects. As many as 67 research projects with a total grant of Rs. 9.50 crore have been sanctioned by various funding agencies to different faculties of the University. AWARDS/HONOURS During the period under report, the faculty members of the University have continued to receive recognition: 2

Professor Sudhir Sawhney, Department of Botany has been awarded the J.J. Sudhir Gold Medal (2005) by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, in recognition of his work on Physiology of Growth and Development. Professor Satish Chandra Bhatla, Department of Botany, and Professor Paramjit Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, India. Professor B. K. Thelma, Department of Zoology, has been elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, India. Professor J.P. Khurana, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, has been elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. Professor Akhilesh K. Tyagi, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, has been awarded the `Prof. B.P. Pal Memorial Award' of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. Professor Akshay Pradhan, Department of Genetics, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India. Professor Shahid Amin, Department of History, has been elected an assessor Member of the Bureau of Comite International des Sciences Historiques (International Committee of Historical Sciences) for a term of five years. Professor Abhai Maurya was nominated to the post of Assistant Secretary General of the International Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures at its meeting held on 14.07.2005. He has also been awarded the Saint George Medal 'Honory Glory Labour' IV degree for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian-Indian Cooperation by the International Academy of Rating Technologies and Sociology 'Golden Fortune' (Ukraine). Dr. (Mrs.) Kamal Anand, Principal, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, has been awarded the UGC National Veda Vyas Sanskrit Award for her work in popularising Sanskrit as an important thread of the texture of Indian culture in the fields of literature, theatre, research and writing. The award carries Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation. In addition to the above, the faculty members of the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, under the leadership of Professor Akhilesh Kumar Tyagi, have published a paper titled 'Map Based Sequence of the Rice Genome' in 'Nature' along with other international scientists. A paper on (A Precision Measurement of the Mass of the Top Quark) by Professor R.K. Shivpuri of the Department of Physics & Astrophysics was published in 'Nature'.

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OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Chancellor Hon'ble Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Pro-Chancellor Justice Ramesh Chandra Lahoti (upto 31.10.2005)

Justice Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal (w.e.f. 01.11.2005) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Deepak Nayyar Prof. Deepak Pental Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. C.R. Babu Prof. S. K. Tandon Dean of Colleges Dr. (Ms.) Kiran Datar Prof. (Ms.) Shirin Rathore Director, South Campus Prof. Deepak Pental Prof. Dinesh Singh Treasurer Ms. Janaki Kathpalia Registrar Dr. Amarendra Kumar Dubey Deans of Faculties Arts : Prof. Gurcharan Singh Arshi (upto 19.04.2005) Prof. Manju Jain (upto 27.07.2005) (w.e.f. 19.04.2005) (upto 31.08.2005) (w.e.f. 23.09.2005) (upto 22.09.2005) (w.e.f. 23.09.2005) (upto 29.06.2005) (w.e.f. 23.09.2005) (upto 15.05.2005) (w.e.f. 01.09.2005)

Prof. (Ms.) Shormishtha Panja (w.e.f. 28.07.2005) Science Social Sciences :Prof. Surinder Nath :Prof. (Ms.) Aruna Bhardwaj (upto 03.04.2005)

Prof. (Ms.) Sneh Lata Tandon (w.e.f. 04.04.2005) Law : Prof. (Ms.) Nomita Aggarwal 4

Management Studies

:Prof. C. D. Bhattacharya

Mathematical Sciences :Prof. Jagdish Saran Medical Sciences Music & Fine Arts Prof. (Ms.) Technology :Prof. P. Kar :Prof. (Ms.) Krishna Bisht Gita Paintal :Prof. P.B. Sharma Prof. Pramod Kumar Ayurvedic and Unani Medicine Education :Prof. U.S. Sharma (upto 15.08.2005) (w.e.f. 16.08.2005) :Dr. B. N. Sinha (upto 30.08.2005) (w.e.f. 31.08.2005) (upto 04.01.2006) (w.e.f. 05.01.2006)

Inter-Disciplinary and :Prof. Prahlad C. Ghosh Applied Sciences Prof. Debi Prasad Sarkar

Applied Social Sciences and Humanities

:Prof. (Ms.) Rashmi Aggarwal (upto 07.08.2005) Prof. A. K. Maurya (upto 31.01.2006) Prof. S. K. Vij (w.e.f. 01.02.2006)

Commerce & Business :Prof. Muneesh Kumar Prof. Sri Ram Khanna Prof. Jawahar Lal Proctor :Prof. Shyam B. Menon Prof. Gurmeet Singh

(upto 18.05.2005) (upto 30.06.2005) (w.e.f. 01.07.2005) (upto 15.07.2005) (w.e.f.16.07.2005)

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SUMMARY OF SELECT DECISIONS OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Courses The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council relating to syllabi and reading of Papers I, II and III of the Discipline Course in Economics of the Restructured B.A. Programme. (E.C. Res. No. 3(1) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding the syllabus and reading of Paper II of the Discipline Course in Mathematics of the Restructured B.A. Programme. (E.C. Res. No. 3(2) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and reading of the following Discipline Courses of the Restructured B.A. Programme: (1) Papers I, II and III of Psychology (2) Paper III of Buddhist Studies (3) Papers II and III of Linguistics (E.C. Res. No. 3(3) dated 1.4.2005)

The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding (a) Prescribed text of Papers II/III A, B and C of Hindi Language Course of the Restructured B.A. Programme and (b) Technical terminology of Paper 15 of the Restructured B.Com. (Hons.) (E.C. Res. No. 3(4) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and readings of the following Concurrent Courses of the Restructured B.A. (Hons.) Programme: (1) Discipline Centred Course in Psychology (2) Language Credit Course in Urdu (3) Discipline Centred Course in Urdu (4) Qualifying Language Course (Higher) in Urdu (5) Qualifying Language Course (Lower) in Urdu (6) Language Credit Course in Persian (7) Discipline Centred Course in Persian (E.C. Res. No. 3(5) dated 1.4.2005)

The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and reading of the Discipline Centred Concurrent Courses, Language Credit and Qualifying Courses in the following subjects of the Restructured B.A.(Hons.) Programme.: (1) English Language Credit Course in English (2) Discipline Centred Concurrent Course in English (3) Qualifying Language Course (Higher) in English 6

(4) Qualifying Language Course (Lower) in English (5) Language Credit Course in Hindi (6) Discipline Centred Concurrent Course in Hindi (7) Qualifying Language Course (Higher) in Hindi (8) Qualifying Language Course (Lower) in Hindi (9) Discipline Centred Concurrent Course in Punjabi (10) Language Credit Course in Punjabi (11) Language Credit Course in Bengali (12) Qualifying Language Course in Bengali (13) Language Credit Course in Marathi (14) Qualifying Language Course in Marathi (15) Language Credit Course in Tamil (16) Qualifying Language Course in Tamil (17) Discipline Centred Concurrent Course in Philosophy (E.C. Res. No. 3(6) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and reading of the following Discipline Centred Concurrent Courses of the Restructured B.A. (Hons.) Programme: (1) Political Science (2) History (3) Sociology (E.C. Res. No. 3(7) dated 1.4.2005)

(4) Geography

The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding Syllabi and reading of the following Inter-disciplinary Concurrent Courses of the Restructured B.A. (Hons.) Programme.: (1) Reading Gandhi (2) Environmental Issues in India (3) Language, Literature and Culture (i) English (a)Culture Diversity, Linguistics, Plurality and Literary Traditions in India (ii) Hindi (iii)Mathematical Awareness (iv) Gender and Society (E.C. Res. No. 3(8) dated 1.4.2005)

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The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and reading of the following Foundation Courses o f t h e R e s t r u c t u r e d B . S c . P r o g r a m m e i n P h y s i c a l S ciences, Life Sciences, Applied Physical Sciences and Applied Life Sciences: (1) Chemistry (2) Chemistry Laboratory (3) Biology (4) Biology Laboratory (5) Biology for Physical Sciences (6) Syllabus of the Laboratory : Biology for Physical Sciences (7) Mathematics (8) Mathematics for Life Sciences (9) Syllabus of the Laboratory : Electronics and Modern Instrumentation (10) Syllabus of the Laboratory : Analytical Techniques (11) Syllabus of the Laboratory : Computer Applications (12) Environmental Science (13) Technical Writing and Communication in English (E.C. Res. No. 3(9) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding syllabi and reading of the following Foundation Courses of the Restructured B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences: (1) Chemistry (2) Chemistry Laboratory (3) Biology (4) Biology Laboratory (5) Biology for Physical Sciences (6) Syllabus of Laboratory : Biology for Physical Sciences (7) Mathematics (8) Syllabus of Mathematics for Life Sciences (9) Syllabus of Laboratory : Electronics and Modern Instrumentation (10) Syllabus of Laboratory : Analytical Techniques (11) Syllabus of Laboratory : Computer Applications (12) Environmental Science (13) Technical Writing and Communication in English (E.C. Res. No. 3 (10) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council for renaming the Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases as Department of Pulmonary Medicine. (E.C. Res. No. 3(18) dated 1.4.2005)

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Nomenclature The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding change of nomenclature of B.Sc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy to Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in the Institute of Physically Handicapped. (E.C. Res. No .3(19) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council regarding change of nomenclature of Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education (Cerebral Palsy & other Neurological Disabilities) to that of Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education (Multiple Disabilities: Physical and Neurological) in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. (E.C. Res. No. 3(20) dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Academic Council for institution of the following Scholarships/Fellowships, Medals & Prizes: (1) Ganga Sant Scholarship (2) Smt. Ramti Devi Goel Memorial Scholarship (3) Vijay Kumar Chadha Memorial Scholarship (4) A.N. Ram Scholarship (5) Mrs. Raghbir Kaur Manocha Memorial Scholarship (6) Lala Bhagwan Dass Goel Memorial Scholarship (7) Pt. Udho Ram Rampal Charitable Trust Scholarship (8) Mrs. Munan Kapoor Memorial Scholarship (9) Pradeep Gupta Memorial Scholarship (10) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal Memorial Scholarship (11) Dr. Ram Kishore Memorial Scholarship (12) Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Scholarship (13) Jean & Ashit Ganguly Education Scholarship (14) Sh. Madan Mohan Memorial Medal (E.C. Res. No.3(25)(26) dated 1.4.2005) Staff The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee for the awards of Rs. 2000/each to the following non-teaching employees for their outstanding services for the year 2004: (1) Shri Aftab Alam Ansari, Senior Technical Assistant, USIC (2) Shri Baljore, Mali, Department of Sociology (3) Shri D.S. Chauhan, Jr. Assistant, Central Science Library

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(4) Shri Gulshan Kumar Sachdeva, Assistant, Finance Branch-IV (5) Shri Harinder Singh, Mess Clerk, P.G. Men's Hostel (6) Shri Piar Chand, Senior Assistant, Finance Branch-IX (7) Shri P.K. Bose, Section Officer, College Branch-III (8) Shri Raj Kumar, Driver, Office of the Registrar (9) Shri Ramesh Shankar, Office Attendant, Office of the Registrar (10) Shri R.S. Rana, Senior Assistant, Establishment Branch-I (11) Shri Satya Prakash, Office Attendant Examination (Result Section) (12) Shri Sikandar Aggarwal, Assistant, Academic Branch-I (13) Shri Surya Kant Chauhan, Assistant, Department of English (14) Shri Vinod Kumar Sehgal, Section Officer, Finance Branch-XII (15) Mrs. Yogita Ahuja, Personal Assistant, Office of the Consultant (Administration) (16) Mrs. Pushpa Dogra, Assistant, South Delhi Campus (17) Shri Baba Nand, Assistant, South Delhi Campus (18) Shri Guljar Singh, Mali, Garden Committee. (E.C. Res. No. 9 dated 1.4.2005)

The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee that the grading Satisfactory need not be communicated and promotion to the post should not be held up on the basis of Satisfactory grading. (E.C. Res. No.17 dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee regarding framing the criteria for promotion to the posts of Senior Assistant and Section Officer. (E.C. Res. No.18 dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the proposal for issue of Laminated Identity Cards to retired personnel of Delhi University on their own cost. (E.C. Res. No. 32 dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee regarding reviewing of the promotion prospects of the stenographic staff. (E.C .Res. No .91 dated 17.10.2005) Remunerations/Fees The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee for revision of rates of remuneration to the teaching and non-teaching staff associated with conduct of examination work and payment of remunerations of examiners as well as revision of examination fees. (E.C. Res. No.16 dated 1.4.2005) The Council accepted the recommendations of the Committee regarding enhancement of DSE Library fee and user charge from outsiders. (E.C. Res. No. 56 dated 29.4.2005)

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SUMMARY OF SELECT DECISIONS OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL

The Council accepted the recommendations of the Faculty concerned in respect of revised syllabi of M.Sc., Plant Molecular Biology. B.A. (Hons.) Sociology and syllabi of Restructured B.Sc. Physical Science/Applied Physical Science/Biological Science/Applied Biological Science for II & III Year/B.A. (Hons.) concurrent courses/B.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Science. The report and Restructured B.A. (Vocational Studies) and introduction of two year Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, M.A./M.Sc. Environmental Biology courses. The S.G.T.B. Khalsa P.G. Evening College has been given the status of a Day College and its name has been changed to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College. The name of College of Pharmacy has been changed to Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Research. The Council considered and awarded the status of 'Professor Emeritus' to the following Professors.: (1) Prof. Gopi Chand Narang(Urdu) (2) Prof. Andre Beteille(Sociology) (3) Prof. C.R. Babu(Environmental Studies)

CONVOCATION

The eighty-third Annual Convocation was held on 25 February 2006. Professor Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, presided over the Convocation. Chief Guest Mr. Azim H. Premji, Chairman and Managing Director, Wipro Technologies, delivered the address. The total number of candidates admitted to the Ph.D., D.M. and M.Ch. degrees in various faculties was 317. In addition, 73, 735 candidates were admitted to various degree courses including those of Bachelors, Masters, LL.B., M.B.B.S. and M.Phil. A total of 116 medals and 50 prizes were awarded.

STUDENT ENROLMENT

The total number of students enrolled in the University during the academic year 2005-06 was 366,716. Out of these 119,957 students were enrolled in the Colleges; 14,968 in the University Departments; 178,377 in the School of Open Learning; 14,907 in the NonCollegiate Women's Education Board and 39,317 in the External Candidates' Cell.

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FOREIGN STUDENTS' REGISTRY

The Office of the Foreign Students' Registry receives applications from two categories of students - ICCR scholars and self-financing scholars. The applications of government scholars are routed through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the self-financing students apply through their respective High Commissions or Embassies. The Registry received approximately 4,000 applications from foreign students. About 1,500 foreign students were issued eligibility letters out of which 575 students joined the University. Altogether, at present we have a little over 1,100 foreign students hailing from about 55 countries of the world with Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, Thailand, Bhutan, Iran, Afghanistan and China providing the largest numbers. Approximately 75% of the foreign students are registered at the under-graduate level courses while the rest are pursuing master and doctoral level courses.

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IN MEMORIUM

HON'BLE DR. K. R. NARAYANAN

Dr. K.R. Narayanan was born on 27 October 1920, in the village of Uzhavoor in Kottayam district, Kerala. Dr. Narayanan received his education from the University of Travancore where he obtained an M.A. degree in English Literature and stood first in the University. Later, he obtained a B.Sc. (Econ.) degree from the London School of Economics with First Class Honours specialising in Political Science. Dr. Narayanan started his career as a lecturer in the University of Travancore (1943). Later he took to journalism and worked with the Hindu, Madras (now Chennai), and Times of India, Bombay (now Mumbai - 1944-45). While a student in London, he served as the London Correspondent of Social Welfare, a weekly from Bombay and edited by Shri K.M. Munshi (1945-48). Dr. Narayanan joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1949 and served in Indian embassies in Rangoon, Tokyo, London, Canberra and Hanoi and held different positions in the Ministry of External Affairs. In between he taught Economic Administration at the Delhi School of Economics from 1954-55 and was the Joint Director of the Orientation Centre for Foreign Technicians. Dr. Narayanan also served as India's Ambassador to Thailand (1967-69), Turkey (1973-75), the People's Republic of China (1976-78) and Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (1976). After retirement from the Foreign Service in 1978, Dr. Narayanan was appointed ViceChancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in January 1979 and held this post till October 1980. Dr. Narayanan was sent as a political appointee to be India's Ambassador to the United States of America from 1980-84. After completing his term as Indian Ambassador to USA, Dr. Narayanan entered politics and won three successive general elections in 1984, 1989 and 1991 from his Parliamentary Constituency of Ottapalam in Kerala. He was a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from 1985-92 and became Union Minister of State for Planning (1985), External Affairs (1985-86) and Science and Technology, Atomic Energy, Space, Electronics and Ocean Development, and Vice-President, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (1986-89). Dr. Narayanan was elected Vice-President of India and served from 21 August 1992 till he assumed the office of the President of India in July 1997. He was ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) during this period. Dr. Narayanan has been a Member of various Indian delegations to : (i) The U N General Assembly (1979); (ii) the UN Security Council in November 1985 on Namibian Independence; (iii) Conference of Non-aligned Nations at Harare (1986); and (iv) the Special Session of the UN General Assembly in May 1986 on the critical situation in Africa. Dr. Narayanan was associated with several institutions in diverse capacities. He was President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations; President, Indian Institute of Public Administration; President, Ramakrishana Mission Institute of Cultures, Calcutta; Patron of the International Award for Young People - India. Dr. Narayanan 13

served as Chairman: (i) Jury of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding; (ii) International Jury for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace-Disarmament and Development; (iii) Advisory Committee for the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award; (iv) Jury for the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy; (v) Jury for the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar; (vi) Jury for the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Award for Social Understanding and Upliftment of Weaker Sections; (vii) Jury for the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change; (viii) Jury for the G.D. Birla Awards for Humanism, India's Heritage and Culture and Rural Upliftment; and (ix) Jury for the Communal Harmony Awards. As an scholar and writer, Dr. Narayanan authored three books: (i) India and America: Essays in Understandin'; (ii) Images and Insights; and (iii) Non-alignment in Contemporary International Relations (joint authorship). He has also contributed a number of articles on social political, international and literary issues in various magazines and periodicals. Dr. Narayanan was a Member of the Universal Academy of Cultures, Paris; Honorary Fellow of London School of Economics; Honorary Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore; Honorary Fellow of Centre for Development Studies, Kerala. He was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1970-72 for the study of Nehru's Nonalignment. As President, he received the World Statesman Award of The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, New York, in 1998. He received numerous degrees and honours such as Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), University of Toledo, USA; Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), Australian National University; Australian National University has instituted an annual 'K.R. Narayanan Oration'; Honorary Professor of Bishkek Humanities University (Kyrghyz Repulic); Vachaspati (D. Litt) (Honoris Causa), Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi; Doctorate (Honoris Causa), University of San Marcos, Peru; Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa), Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Doctorate of Political Science (Honoris Causa), Bilkent University, Turkey. Dr. Narayanan was the Visitor of Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and several other Central Universities. He was the Chancellor of Delhi University, Panjab University, Pondicherry University, Assam University, North Eastern Hill University and Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University); Visitor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University Institute of Journalism, Bhopal, and Madras School of Economics. Dr. Narayanan delivered the Convocation addresses at several Universities in India and abroad. President K.R. Narayanan, visited Brazil, Nepal, Germany, Portugal, Luxemburg and Turkey. Dr. K.R. Narayanan rose from very humble beginnings to the position of the President of India. He upheld secular values and was a great democrat.

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DR. GOVIND RAI CHAUDHRY (1.9.1920 - 10.7.2005)

Dr. Govind Rai Chaudhry did his M.Sc. in Chemistry in 1944, LL.B. in 1947 and Ph.D. in 1959 from the University of Delhi. He obtained the D.Phil degree from University of Oxford. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry (FRIC), London. Dr. Govind Rai Chaudhry worked in various National Laboratories viz.., the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Defence Science Laboratory, Ministry of Defence. He was Principal of Swami Shraddhanand College from 1967 to 1968 and Principal of Ramjas College from 1973 to 1974.

PROFESSOR SURAJ BHAN GUPTA (4.1.1929 - 20.11.2005)

Professor Suraj Bhan Gupta did his M. A. (Economics) in 1950 from Panjab University and Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1964. He joined the Delhi School of Economics in 1969 as a Reader and become Professor in 1977 and Head of the Department of Economics. He served the University till 1994. Professor Suraj Bhan Gupta was a scholar of repute. He researched and wrote extensively on Monetary Economics.

PROFESSOR HARNAM SINGH (15.10.1913 - 2005)

Professor Harnam Singh did his M.A., L.L.B. and Ph.D. from University of Lucknow. He also did Ph.D. in 1949 from Georgetown University, Washington. He joined as a Lecturer in the Law Faculty in 1944 and also as Lecturer in Political Science in 1954. He became Reader in 1956 and Professor in 1963. He served the University till 1978.

PROFESSOR C.S.G.K. SETTY (6.5.1928 -30.11.2005)

Professor C.S.G.K. Setty did his M.Sc. from the University of Mysore and Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Cambridge. He joined as a Reader in the Department of Electronics in 1960. He also served as a Senior Research Fellow at University of New England, Armidale, and Australia for 3 years. He returned to the Department of Physics and Astrophysics in 1963. He 15

became Professor in Physics (Ionosphere Studies) in 1976. He also served as Head of the Department from August 1983 to July 1986. He served the University till 1993. Professor Setty was instrumental in establishing the Ionospheric Research Centre at Dhaka with PL-480 Grants. He published numerous research papers in international journals. He did sophisticated experimental work in radio wave absorption, wave-interaction experiments and Faraday rotation using ATS-6. He took initiative in introducing a special paper in Space Physics at the M.Sc. level.

UNIVERSITY FINANCE

The receipt and payments of the University are accounted for as under in the following main division of accounts:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Maintenance Grant A/c Plan Development Fund A/c Miscellaneous A/c Provident Fund A/c Earmarked Funds A/c Delhi University Press A/c Maintained Halls and Hostels A/c University Maintained Colleges/Institutions

A summary of the above accounts for the year 2005-06 is given below:1. Maintenance Grants Account The opening balance as on 1.4.2005 was Rs. 408.51 lakh and adjustment of (+) Rs. nil lakh. Received during the year were Rs. 20909.34 lakh. Payments made during the year were Rs. 19,774.09 lakh leaving closing balance as on 31.3.2006 of Rs. 1543.76 lakh. Maintenance Grant A/c Receipts -2005-06 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Grants from UGC Fees from students Departmental Receipts Miscellaneous Receipts Other receipt including adjustment Total: (in Rs.) 1552856000.00 215158634.00 24716468.00 20540334.00 277662138.00 Rs. 2090933574.00

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Maintenance Grant A/c Payments -2005-06. 1. General Administration 2. Faculties Offices 3. Other Offices 4. Common Service & General Charges (N.C.) 4A. Common Service & General Charges (S.D.C.) 5. Academic Department (North Campus) 6. Deptt. under Faculty of Science 7. Deptt. under Faculty of Law 8. Faculty of Music & Fine Arts 9. Deptt. under Faculty of Mathematics 10. South Campus 11. Deptt. under Faculty of Inter Disciplinary Science 12. Examination 13. Library 14. Students Facilities 15. Fellowships/Scholarships 16. Halls & Hostels (Deficit) 17. Publications 18. Other Departments 19. Health Centre 20. University Auxiliary Services 21. Miscellaneous 22. Maintained Institutions 23. Provident Fund and Pension 115644152.00 37456099.00 8069650.00 68379728.00 14437465.00 129502528.00 132433644.00 36349888.00 10906162.00 43424202.00 31887336.00 28196774.00 170532230.00 110420386.00 11080303.00 582540.00 38443442.00 2944907.00 129073022.00 53302265.00 185846766.00 44116818.00 21258436.00 286456099.00 Total Payment : Rs. 1710744842.00 Other payment including adjustments, remittances Grand Total : 266664075.00 Rs. 1977408917.00

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A functional analysis of budgeted expenditure for the year 2005-06 is given below:Figure Percentage lakh 1. Academic Activities Department of Tech. and Research (a) (b) (c) 2. Academic Salary Supporting staff Supply & Sciences 2686.69 1178.78 261.53 4127.00 483.12 499.13 121.95 1104.20 60.56 152.02 212.58

24.12

(i) Academic Services (Library) (a) Books & Journals (b) Salaries (c) Supply & Services

6.46

(ii) University Maintained Institutions (a) Salaries (b) Supply & Services

1.24

(iii) University Common Services & General Charges (a) Salaries 32.70 (b) Supply & Services 795.48 828.18 (iv) Examination (a) Salaries 372.24 (b) Supply & Services 1333.08 1705.32 (v) General Education & Students Activities (a) Students facilities 110.8 (b) Scholarship 5.83 (c) Grants & Contribution 441.18 (d) Hindi Medium Implementation Board & 29.45 Publication Division (e) Grants to Hostels/Halls 384.43 971.69

4.84

9.97

5.68

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(vi) Administration (a) Salaries (b) Supply & Services (vii) Municipal and University Activities (a) Repair Maintenance of Buildings, Road & Paths etc. (b) University Auxiliary Service (viii)Staff Benefits & Other Amenities (a) (b) (c) Other Staff Benefits Retirement Benefits Health Centre Services

1536.29 75.41 1611.70 1290.73 1858.47 3149.20 2442.30 422.26 533.02 3397.58

9.42

18.41

19.86 100

Grand Total (1&2) : Rs. 17107.45 Lakh

2.

Plan Development Fund Account The opening balance was Rs.615.17 lakh as on 1.4.2005. The total receipts during the year were Rs. 1784.88 lakh while the total payments were Rs.1202.87 lakh, leaving closing balance as on 31.3.2006 of Rs. 1197.18 lakh. Receipts I. II. Capital Works (N.R. Grants) (a) Area Study Programme (b) Japanese Debt. Relief Grant from U.G.C. (c) VIIIth Plan Allocation/ CPDHE (d) X Plan (e) (i) CAS (ii) DSA (iii) IXth Plan-DRS Scheme (f) Misc Receipts Total (I & II ) : 2038037 2846266 6525586 11409889.00 37098354.00 Rs. 163067471.00 9465882.00 500000.00 15000000.00 3000000.00 86593346.00

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III. IV. V.

Realisation of Investment Interest on Investment Deduction from Salary Bills Total Receipts ( I to V)

9190158.00 4505730.00 1725032.00 Rs. 178488391.00

Payments A. North Campus (Plan Saving 50211) B. North Campus (Plan Current) C. D. South Delhi Campus B.R. Ambedkar Centre Total of (A+B+C+D) : 1228490.00 74773438.00 20322097.00 1145748.00 Rs. 97469773.00

E. F.

Investment made IBT's i) (Adjustments) ii) by plan saving (50211) to 50138

13695888.00 6499985.00 900000.00 1721353.00 Rs. 120286999.00

G.

Deduction Payment (Remittances) Grand Total (A to G) :

3.

Miscellaneous Account There was an opening balance of Rs. 516.67 lakh as on 1.4.2005. The total receipts and payments during the year were Rs. 1173.94 lakh and Rs. 707.75 lakh respectively, leaving closing balance as on 31.3.2006 of Rs. 982.86 lakh. Receipts and Payments Receipts Payments

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Receipts North Campus Receipts (Misc.) Realisation/Investment made A.Interest on FDR Grants/unassigned Grants Deductions and Remittances IBTs

28246890.00 2720103.00 3700000.00 740836.00 5169553.00 132428.00 20976153.00

47171455.00 3000000.00 134989.00 -

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Total (1 to 7) :

Rs. 61685963.00

50306444.00

8.

Receipts/Payment of SDC

Rs. 55708799.00

20468976.00

Grand Total (1 to 8) :

Rs. 117394762.00

70775420.00

4.

Provident Fund Account

There was an opening balance of Rs. 421.38 lakh and the receipt and payments including investment made/realised during the year under the Provident Fund A/c were Rs.12788.09 lakh and Rs. 12216.85 lakh respectively leaving closing balance of Rs.992.62 lakh as on 31.3.2006. Receipts Payments

1 2.

Provident Fund A/c. DU-40 Contribution Provident Fund A/c No. DU-109

34306.00 692608923.00

6914755.00 645363822.00

3. 4.

G.P.F. A/c (DU-106) CPF A/c Refundable to UGC (DU-107) Total (1 to 4) :

585711278.00 455192.00 -

569406493.00

Rs. 1278809699.00

1221685070.00

5.

Earmarked Funds

There was an opening balance of Rs. 6323.06 lakh and adjustment of Rs.(+) NIL lakh and total receipt and payments under various earmarked funds for which separate A/cs are being maintained during the year were Rs. 8907.9 lakh and Rs. 9374.63 lakh respectively leavinga closing balance of Rs. 5856.33 lakh as on 31.3.2006. S.No. Name of the AccountReceipts Payments

5. Depreciation Reserve Fund A/c 6. (i) Publication Fund

1287177.00 182535.00

1310000.00 130000.00 -

(ii) Publication Fund D/o Slavonic Studies 9911.00 22

(iii) Publication A/c (D/o MEL) (iv) Publication Revolving Fund A/c 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. V.C.'s Students Fund A/c Endowment Fund A/c International Seminar (FMS) Conveyance Loan Fund House Building Loan Fund A/c Royalty Account (D/o English) Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation Board A/c 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Science Caution Money A/c Library Deposit Account D.U. Sports Council A/c CSIR Research Fellowship A/c U.G.C. Research Fellowship A/c Other Bodies Scholarship A/c UGC FellowshipCSIR Fellowship-SDC Foreign Students Scholar A/c Research Scheme A/c Research Project A/c Social Work IASE Scheme A/c Education Research Scheme- SDC Research Project-SDC B.R.A. Project Young Research Scientist A/c CEMDE/Bio-diversity Park by DDA D.U. Staff Quarters A/c

575.00 217676.00 31008920.00 88698823.00 3313069.00 4337922.00 36003441.00 979975.00 21108875.00

27284.00 26531600.00 74984796.00 2079031.00 739143.00 47529596.00 260504.00 24166217.00

21116.00 2371541.00 106100.00 48444892.00 43276304.00 3822547.00 3400000.00 8600000.00 48605.00 77415990.00 3330204.00 209300.00 155507425.00 1650371.00 22615961.00 19125670.00 11506272.00 2990.00 -

4116.00 4551018.00

44367374.00 27608403.00 3531292.00 3161467.00 9684632.00 54970.00 74080748.00 3346849.00 159882.00 201229134.00 14218949.00 15247758.00 25524673.00 11553219.00

CASH MATERIAL SCHEME A/c 32. Campus Law Centre A/c 688890.00 47167.00

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33. 34. 35. 36.

Law Centre No-1 A/c Law Centre No-II A/c Foreign Currency A/c Foreign (DANIDA) Currency A/c

32255.00 550.00 3712924.00 8229.00

2220524.00 285792.00 4051339.00

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND A/c 37. (i) Campus Law Centre (ii) Law Centre No-I (iii) Campus Law Centre No.-II A/c 795470.00 16453.00 10252.00 237576.00 1139490.00 730179.00

ADMISSION PROCESSING CHARGES 38. Faculty of Management Studies & D/o Commerce A/c 39. Faculty of Law & D/o Computer Science 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. Faculty of Technology National Service Scheme A/c Deptt. of Adult & Continuing Edu. A/c G.I.S. Account Research Scientist A/c Remittance & Deposit A/c Education Students Activities (D/o Educatio B.Ed. Admission Test, Education M.D./M.S. & M.B.B.S. Entrance Test Account 49. 50. 51. 52. Seminar Summer Institute A/c University Development Fund A/c Foreign Students Registry A/c B.R.A.C. for Biomedical Research M.Sc. Fees A/c 24 5359410.00 5081830.00 113372.00 2077772.00 1577691.00 43651194.00 10143537.00 999189.00 369562.00 8635449.00 101702.00 NIL 6528602.00 252290.00 43373448.00 9801874.00 478302.00 213604.00 7041176.00 NIL 48445296.00 81193605 277185.00 NIL

119776674.00 111603144.00 9231238.00 723974.00 2050572.00 56575.00

53. 54.

M.F.C. Development Fund A/c Donation Under Section 80-G(2)(a)(iiiF)

10933792.00 17261.00

10142239.00 NIL

55.

Delhi University Resource Generation A/c

16056492.00

17637047.00

56. 57. 58. 59. 60.

B.El.Ed. Admission Law Library Development Fund A/c Moot Court A/c Polaroid Account V.C. Relief Fund A/c

1473563.00 NIL 24000.00 493658.00 1603545.00 10719604.00 3108054.00 1007208.00

783656.00 662331.00 238813.00 549574.00 2500000.00 9676968.00 2324810.00 475399.00

60. (i). Contractor Security (NC) 61. 62. Contractor Security A/c (SD Library Security Deposit A/c (SDC)

Total (5 to 62) :

Rs. 890789632.00

937462626.00

6.

Delhi University Press Account

There was an opening balance of Rs. 5.38 lakh as on 1.4.2005. The receipt and payment in respect of Delhi University Press were Rs. 338.31 lakh and Rs. 326.56 lakh respectively leaving closing balance of Rs. 17.13 lakh as on 31.3.2006. Receipts 1. Cheques Receipts 2. Cash Receipts 3. Cancellation of Cheques 4. Deduction from Salary Bills (Recovery) Total Receipts (1 to 4) : Payments 1. Establishment Charges 2. Other Benefits 3. Bonus 4. Stipend/Daily wages 25 4507050.00 536046.00 76477.00 53710.00 31432629.00 46686.00 11609.00 2340660.00 Rs. 33831584.00

5. Raw Materials 6. Miscellaneous 7. Assets 8. Deduction Payment 9. Returned of IBT to 50212 Total Payments :

7963787.00 15369925.00 23800.00 2125652.00 2000000.00 Rs. 32656447.00

7.

University Maintained Hostels

As on 1.4.2005 the Maintained Hostels had a consolidated opening balance of Rs. 212.02 + adjustment of Rs.(+) 14.56 lakh. During the year the receipt (including grant given by the University ) and payments were Rs. 735.82 lakh and Rs.732.76 lakh respectively, leaving closing balance of Rs. 229.64 lakh as on 31.3.2006. Halls/Hostels Receipts Payments

1. Gwyer Hall 2. Jubilee Hall (a). Jubilee (Caution Money A/c) 3. International Students House 4. University Hostel for Women 5. Hostel at Deptt. of Social Work 6. Hostel at Deptt. of Education (a). Security A/c (125007) 7. P.G. Men's Hostel 8. Mansarowar Hostel 9. Geetanjali Hostel 10. Meghdoot Hostel 11. D.S. Kothari Hostel 12. W.U.S. University Hostel 13. V.K.R.V. Rao Hostel 14. Saramati Hostel 14.(a) Saramati Hostel Security A/c 26

7431753.00 7023449.00 228000.00 6755886.00 8284176.00 3018535.00 815659.00 69361.00 5249835.00 5178866.00 2652885.00 3175225.00 1386538.00 457338.00 2844594.00 1590562.00 396099.00

7427798.00 7052371.00 183000.00 6370065.00 9137338.00 3081163.00 796301.00 40000.00 4999973.00 4643366.00 2776735.00 2940899.00 1203515.00 526371.00 3653732.00 1759339.00 443257.00

15. North East Students Hostel 16. Intl. Students Hostel for Women 17. DSE & SC/ST Students' House for Women 18. Aravali P.G. Men's Hostel 19. D.U. Guest House 20. International Guest

2461486.00 3424148.00 2133444.00

3968075.00 3801448.00 2261998.00

1209013.00 3459061.00 4336438.00

1153722.00 2837142.00 2218063.00

Total (1 to 20) : Rs. 73582351.00

73275671.00

8.

University Maintained Colleges/Institutions Account

The opening balance as on 1.4.2005 was Rs. 3174,04 lakh and adjustment of (+) Rs. nil lakh. Received during the year were Rs. 24328.11 lakh and Payments made during the year were Rs. 2048.46 lakh leaving closing balance as on 31.3.2006 of Rs. 3412.69 lakh. A. MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT Receipts 1. Miranda House (i) College Account (ii) Salary Account (iii) Student Fund Account (iv) Hostel Account (v) Scholarship Account (vi) Donation Account (A/c) 2. (i) V.P. Chest InstituteA/c 29615587.00 152549151.00 15856878.00 8423155.00 161154.00 51.00 218649299.00 195057203.00 15656729.00 357825723.00 190438682.00 21080800.00 129900000.00 90232350.00 Nil 30740010.00 158505189.00 11596474.00 8138222.00 211655.00 Payments

(ii) V.P. Chest Res. Scheme (Suspense A/c) 18372135.00 3. (i) School of Open Learning (MG A/c) (ii) School Development Account (iii) School S.A.F. Account (iv) School G.A.F. Account (v) Library Security Account (vi) Imprest Account 27 407472978.00 189989295.00 20878506.00 130496088.00 89682998.00 Nil

4.

(i)

College of Vocational Studies A/c

57910255.00 14026521.00 2385.00 84700151.00 33173299.00 1487942.00 111082.00

55081553.00 11072305.00

(ii) College of Student Account (iii) College of Building Account 5. 6. Deshbandhu College (Day) A/c Deshbandhu College (Eve.) A/c (i) Deshbandhu College P.F. Account

97453521.00 35668087.00 13488480.00 314510.00 57750.00 286117.00 50761595.00 25604583.00 31003282.00 3580064.00

(ii) Deshbandhu College D.F., G.A. A/c No.5000

(iii) Deshbandhu College Security Account 195705.00 (iv) Deshbandhu College Student FundAccount 7. Ram Lal Anand College (Day) A/c (i) Ram LalAnand College StudentAccount 467299.00 41764990.00 24996967.00 3321.00

(ii) Ram LalAnand College BuildingAccount

(iii) Ram Lal Anand College P.F. Account 30453449.00 (iv) Ram LalAnand College Development FundA/c 3574484.00 (v) Ram LalAnand College Lapsed Caution MoneyA/c 8. Ram Lal Anand College (Eve.) A/c ( i) Ram LalAnand College Development FundA/c 688.00

33908786.00 2437870.00

31785174.00 805249.00 1367562.00 14350470.00 273243308.00 1921577.00 1580183.00 5764948.00 110998772.00 34712896.00 48453730.00 15044974.00 188008941.00 32482159.00 79617973.00

(ii) Ram LalAnand College Student SocietyAccount 2198698.00 (iii) Ram Lal Anand College P.F. Account 13671755.00 9. University College of Medical Sc. A/c (i) University College ofAssigned ProgrammesA/c (ii) University College of Students WelfareAccount (iii) University College of Hostel Account 10. Dyal Singh College (Day) A/c (i) Dyal Singh College P.F. 11. Dyal Singh College (Eve.) A/c (i) Dyal Singh College P.F. Account 12. Kirori Mal College A/c (i) Kirori Mal College Student Account 269473669.00 2080347.00 2041876.00 6782015.00 103981148.00 36142968.00 44533635.00 14548689.00 182920731.00 32763543.00

(ii) Kirori Mal College Staff P.F. Account 77399935.00 28

(iii) Kirori Mal College Hostel P.F. Account 13. Agricultural Eco. Research Centre A/c (i) Agricultural Research Project (A/c No. 1284) (ii) AERC,Additional ResourceA/c(50595) (iii) AERC, Additional Resource A/c(50596)

6593253.00 9978332.00 2090.00 86974.00 86595.00

6352576.00 10567056.00 33725.00 70000.00 70000.00 2390986157.00

Total (A) : Rs. 2431039950.00 B. 1. PLAN ACCOUNT University College of Medical Sciences Total (B) : 1771060.00 Rs. 1771060.00

17959377.00 17959377.00

Grand Total of (A & B) : Rs. 2432811010.00

2408945534.00

DEVELOPMENT PLAN, BUILDING AND OTHER CIVIL WORKS NORTH CAMPUS Works Completed

Academic Research Centre consisting various Departments of Delhi University - DCRC, Department of Education, Women's Studies Development Centre, Dr. Kothari Centre, Mountain & Hill Development, IPR Unit, etc.- has become functional in its new building constructed at the North Campus The project costing to Rs. 529 lakh was completed in the month of May 2005 with the assistance of Rs.150 lakh from the University Grants Commission under the Xth Plan. The Conference Centre has become functional to organise seminars, lectures, exhibitions etc. by various Departments, Colleges of the University in its new building constructed at the North Campus. The project costing Rs. 439 lakh was completed in June 2005 with the assistance of Rs.150 lakh from the University Grants Commission under the Xth Plan. Faculty of Social Sciences (Multi-Disciplinary Academic Complex) consisting of four Departments (i) African Studies, (ii) History, (iii) Political Science, and (iv) East Asian

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Studies, has become functional in its new building constructed at the North Campus. The project costing to Rs. 554 lakh was completed in November 2005 with the assistance of Rs. 284 lakh from the University Grants Commission under the Xth Plan. Sir Shankar Lal Concert Hall was renovated including all interiors, acoustic treatment, structural strengthening, water proofing treatment over the roofs, renovation of toilets, chairs & Audio-video etc. at the North Campus which has become functional. The Project costing to Rs.110 lakh was completed in April 2005 with special assistance from the University Grants Commission. Central Institute of Education building was renovated including mainly strengthening of existing structure, water proofing treatment over the roofs, related electrical work, civil works viz. flooring, roofing, plastering etc. at the North Campus which has become functional. The work costing Rs. 224.75 lakh was completed in December 2005 with assistance from the Government of NCT of Delhi to the tune of Rs. 100 lakh for restoration part only. Physics and Chemistry (old block) building was renovated including strengthening of existing structure, water proofing treating over the roofs, related electrical work, civil works viz. flooring, roofing, plastering etc. at the North Campus which has become functional. The work costing Rs.268 lakh was completed in August 2005 with assistance from the Government of NCT of Delhi to the tune of Rs. 150 lakh for restoration part only. SOUTH CAMPUS Works Completed Construction of two nos. RCC underground water tanks of 1 lac litres capacity each, providing stone pitching and Strom water drainage system all around Saramati Hostel & Student Hostel and extension of red stone pavement along road from type V B to type III flats at South Campus, was completed. The work cost Rs. 33.13 lakh.

Works in Progress

Biotech Centre including animal house. The work cost Rs.686.00 lakh.

Multi-Disciplinary Academic Complex including ISOTOPE building. The work cost to 30

Rs. 132.29 lakh.

Construction of foreign women hostel. The work cost Rs. 450.00 lakh.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH CENTRE

Major Research Studies Cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants as a means of diversification in agriculture in Uttaranchal. Factors affecting fertilizer consumption in Haryana (suggested by the Department of Fertilizer). Pilot study of estimation of seed, seed and wastage ratio for major food grains in Haryana (suggested by Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Pusa). Viable entrepreneurial trade for women in agriculture in Haryana (suggested by ICAR). Viable entrepreneurial trade for women in agriculture in Uttaranchal. All the studies are undertaken for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

Seminars/Conferences attended Ms. Usha Tuteja: Participated in the `First Annual Regional Conference', CENTAD, 11, October 2005.

`South Asia Conference on Trade and Development' organised by CENTAD, 27--28, October 2005. Dr.R.P.S. Malik: Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts of Bhakra Multipurpose Dam, Seminar delivered at the Institute of Economic Growth, 6 January 2006.

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Participated in International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting, organised by International Rainwater Catchment Association, New Delhi, 15--18 November 2005. Workshop on `Water Supply and Sanitation: Bridging the Gap between Infrastructure and Service', the World Bank, New Delhi, January 2006. Mr. C.S.C. Sekhar: Presented a paper, 'Special and Differential Treatment for Developing Countries - Perspective from India', at the Pre WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Meeting Consultation: Agriculture Negotiations organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi, 19--20 July 2005. Delivered keynote address, 'Agricultural Trade Liberalization - The Indian Experience', in the session on agriculture during the International Conference on WTO. and its impact on Developing Economies, India International Centre, New Delhi, 17--18 February 2006.

Library Development

The library has utilised Rs. 0.42 lakh (approximately) for the purchase of books and journals.

Publications Bhatia, R. and Malik, R.P.S. 2005. 'Indirect Economic Impacts of the Bhakra Multipurpose Dam', in CBIP. Socio Economic Impacts of Bhakra Multipurpose Dam, New Delhi. Bhatia, R., John, B., Malik, R.P.S. Lindy Miller, Smita Mira, Palainasamy, K.N. and Harshdeep. 2006. `Water in the Economy of Tamil Nadu', Water Policy, Vol. 8 (1). Bhatia, R. and Malik, R.P.S. 2006. Unraveling the Unraveling of Bhakra, Resources and Environment Group, New Delhi. Sekhar, C.S.C. 2005. `Economic Growth, Social Development and Interest Groups', Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 40 (50), pp. 5338--46.

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CENTRE FOR CANADIAN STUDIES

Major Activities The Centre organises the annual Lester Pearson Lecture on 23 April, the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Lester Pearson. This year the Lester Pearson lecture was delivered by Prof. Ravindra H. Dholakia, RBI Chair Professor and Chairperson, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad on `Regional Imbalances under Federal Structure: A Comparison of Canada and India', which was organized at the India International Centre Annexe and attended by diplomats, academics and senior corporate executives. H.E. Lucie Edwards, High Commissioner for Canada in India, presided the function and gave the concluding remarks. The annual inaugural lecture for Canadian Studies was delivered in September 2005 by Mr. Kenneth Macartney, Deputy High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission on the topic 'Canada in the World' and a lecture was also delivered by Mr. Majid Dellah, Trade Commissioner, Canadian High Commission, on the topic 'Canada seen through New Canadian Eyes'. The 5th Pierre Trudeau Memorial debate on `In the Opinion of the House, Technological Progress has ruined Society in Canada and India' in February 2006. Eleven teams from different colleges of the University of Delhi participated in the debate and Sri Venkateswara College won the Trudeau Memorial Shield.

Seminars/Conferences held The Centre co-hosted a UGC Seminar on 'Culture and Environment: Changing Perceptions', 16--18 March 2006 with Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. The seminar had a dedicated technical session on diverse issues in Canadian Studies as a part of its programme. The Centre also organised a special lecture/workshop on 'Canadian Poetry with special reference to Margaret Atwood' by Professor Tony Tremblay, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, on 2 February 2006.

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CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF DEGRADED ECOSYSTEMS

Major Activities The Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE) is actively working in the areas of : (i) Restoration ecology and sustainable development (ii) Biological invasions and their management, (iii) Biodiversity assessment and Bioprospecting, (iv) Soil microbiology and ecosystem function, and (v) Bio-monitoring of ecosystem health. Investigations on biological invasions, systematics, mate recognition, character evolution and biogeography of amphibians of the Western Ghats restoration of degraded land will be a major activity of the Centre during next few years.

M.Phil. Degrees awarded

M.Phil. - 2

Research Schemes

Title Rhizosphere Microbial Diversity of Lithophytic Grasses and Their Potential in Ecological Restoration of Stressed and Degraded Habitats Plant Growths Promoting Rhizobacteria and their Potential in Ecological Restoration of Degraded Lands Research and Development and Capacity Building Programme on Bioresources and Biotechnology in Sustainable Development

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Bio-monitoring of Ozone Pollution in the North Indian Climate Prospecting of Ribosome Inactivating Proteins from Populations of Viscum nepalense Spreng and V. articulatum Burm from Himalayas and Western Ghats

DST

DST

Honours/Distinctions Dr.R.S.Sharma: Member, IUCN Commission for Ecosystem Management, South Asia Region. Dr. Vandana Mishra: Secured Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Award. Seminars/Conferences held A 15-day National Workshop on `Bioresources and Biotechnology in Sustainable Development' for College teachers, University lecturers and scientists engaged in teaching programmes.

Seminars/Conferences attended Prof. Inderjit Singh: Invited to Lecture on Weed Science Society of America, Hawaii, USA; February 2005. National Workshop on allelopathy with international participation, Ataturk Horticultural Central Research Institute, Yalova, Turkey; June 2006. Weed Science Society of America Symposium, New York, USA; February 2006.

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IVth International Allelopathy Congress, Wagga Wagga, Australia; August 2005. International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria; July 2005. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany; July 2005. Second University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy; July 2005. Dr. R.S. Sharma and Dr. Vandana Mishra: Promoted poster at the International Botanical Congress at Vienna, Austria; July 2006. Dr. R.S. Sharma, Dr. Chirashree Ghosh and Dr. Vandana Mishra: Third International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-3), Lucknow. Ridhima Sud, C. Ghosh and A.J. Urfi: 'Bioaccumulation and Aquatic food chain Emerging Issues in Studies on Heavy Metal Toxicity', proceedings of Second International Conference on Ground Water for Sustainable Development Problems, Perspectives and Challenges (IGC2006), New Delhi, published by A.A. Balkema (Taylor and Francis group), 1--4 February 2006. Rashmi Kant and C. Ghosh: 'Effects of Different Soil Parameters on Soil Respiration at Different Depth in the Northern Ridge of Delhi', Proceedings of International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, 10--14 August 2005.

Publications

Books Singh, I. 2005. Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects. Birkhauser Verlag AG, Switzerland. Singh, I. and Mukerji, K.G. 2006. Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases. Springer-Verlag, Germany.

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Research Articles Singh, I., Saini, M. and Kaur, H. 2005. `Experimental complexities in evaluating the comparative phytotoxicity of chemicals with different modes of action'. Environmental & Experimental Botany. 53: 97--104. Singh, I. 2005. `Soil micro-organisms: An important determinant of allelopathic activity'. Plant and Soil. 274: 227--36. Kaushik, S. and Singh, I. 2005. `Effect of rice straw incorporation on phytotoxicity of isoxaflutole to an exotic weed Phalaris minor Retz'. Plant and Soil. 277: 25--30. Singh, I. 2005. `Plant invasions: Habitat invisibility and dominance of invasive plant species'. Plant and Soil. 277: 1--5. Kaur, H., Singh, I. and Kaushik, S. 2005. `Cellular evidence of allelopathic interference of benzoic acid to mustard (Brassica juncea L.) seedling growth'. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry. 43: 77--81. Singh, I., Weston, L.A. and Duke, S.O. 2005. `Challenges, achievements and opportunities in allelopathy research'. Journal of Plant Interactions. 1: 69--81. Kaushik, S. and Singh, I. 2006. `Phytotoxicity of selected herbicides to mung bean (Phaselous aureus Roxb.)' Environmental & Experimental Botany. 55: 41--8. Singh, I. 2006. `Experimental complexities in evaluating the allelopathic activities in laboratory bioassays: A case study;. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38: 256--62. Singh, I., Callaway, R.M. and Kaushik, S. 2006. `Time for international policies on biological invasions'. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 4: 67--8. Singh, I., Chapman, D., Ranelletti M. and Kaushik, S. 2006. `Invasive marine algae: An ecological perspective'. Botanical Review. 72: 153--78. Mishra, V., Bilgrami, S., Sharma, R.S., Kaur, P., Yadav, S., Krauspenhaar, R., Betzel, C., Voelter, W., Babu, C.R. and Singh, T.P. 2005. `Crystal structure of Himalayan mistletoe ribosome inactivating protein reveals the presence of a inhibitor and a new functionally active 37

sugar-binding site'. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280: 20712--21. Sharma R.S., Mohmmed A., Mishra, V. and Babu, C.R. 2005. `Diversity in promiscuous group of rhizobia from three Sesbania spp. Colonizing ecologically distinct habitats of the semi-arid Delhi region'. Research in Microbiology. 156(1): 57--67. Sharma, R.S., Mishra, V., Singh, R., Seth, N. and Babu, C.R. 2005. `Natural Colour yielding potential of Himalayan plant species and identification of probable class of compounds'. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 17(1): 149--54. Mishra, V., Sharma, R.S., Paramasivam, M., Bilgrami, S., Yadav, S., Srinivasan, A., Betzel, C., Babu, C.R. and Singh, T.P. 2005. `cDNA Cloning and characterization of a ribosome inactivating protein of a hemi-parasitic plant (Viscum album L.) from North-Western Himalaya (India)'. Plant Science. 168(3): 615--25. Sharma, R.S., Mohammed, A., Mishra, V. and Babu, C.R. 2005. `Sesbanias-A novel bioresource for restoration ecology and sustainable development.' Species. 43: 29. Sharma, M., Rau, N., Mishra, V. and Sharma, R.S. 2005. `Unexplored ecological significance of Saccharum Munja'. Species. 43:39.

CENTRE FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Major Activities Training programmes were conducted for University officials including Dy. Registrars, Asstt. Registrars, Sr. Asstts. and Asstts. etc. from various Faculties and Departments of the University in order to help the participants improve their performance in general administration including functional areas like financial management, interpersonal relations, attitude building, office management and application of computers, etc. Emphasis was placed on the key managerial aspects of administration to develop appropriate knowledge and skills for further self-development and growth for office effectiveness. Faculties were invited from ISTM, AIU, Delhi University and other reputed Institutions in Delhi.

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CENTRE FOR INTER-DISCIPLINARY STUDIES MOUNTAIN & HILL ENVIRONMENT (CISMHE)

Major Activities

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Realising the significant contributions of the Centre in the field of environmental impact assessment of power projects and environmental sensitivity studies of river basins, Ministry of Power, Government of India, recognised it as a Centre of Excellence. The Government of India established CISMHE as an R&D Centre for conducting studies on issues of environment and environment management in the power sector. The Centre has conducted a number of studies related to environment impact assessment and bio-diversity conservation. The Centre also provides expert advice to various institutions of the Government of India, PSUs and private sector in the field of environment and sustainable development. The Centre has also developed state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise in the area of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) and is making rapid strides in helping public and private sector organisations in the frontline areas.

Research Schemes Title Carrying Capacity Study of Teesta in Sikkim with reference to Hydro-electric projects. Sponsoring Organization Ministry of Environmental and Government of India, New Delhi.

EIA/EMP Studies for Drangdhuran (Pakal-Scheme) H.E. Project on Marusudar River in Kashmir, J & K

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., Faridabad

EIA/EMP Studies for Pakal-Drandhuran (Bursar Scheme) H.E. Project on Marusudar River in Kashmir, J & K

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., Faridabad

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EIA/EMP Studies for Luhri H.E.Project on Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

EIA/EMP Studies for Khab H.E .Project on Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh EIA/EMP Studies of Alaknanda H.E. Project on Alaknanda River in Uttaranchal EIA/EMP Studies of Urthing-Sobla H.E. Project on Alaknanda River in Uttaranchal EIA/EMP Studies Teesta Stage-IV H.E. Project on Teesta River in Sikkim Faridabad

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh GMR Energy Ltd., Bangalore

Reliance Energy Ltd., Mumbai.

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Faridabad. (NHPC) Ltd,

Preparation of Environmental Feasibility Report of Karmoli (140 MW), GohanaTal (60 MW), Jadganga (50 MW), Jalam (55 MW) and Jhelam Tamak (60 MW) H.E. Projects in Uttaranchal for Site Clearance. Database on Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems dynamics along an altitudinal Transect in Garhwal Himalaya.

Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THPC) Ltd, Maleri New Tehri.

DST

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Professor M.K. Pandit appointed as Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore.

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Professor M.K. Pandit: Awarded Raffles Biodiversity Fellowship Award by National University of Singapore. Dr. K.S. Rao: Vishist Vaigyanic Puraskar of Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, 16 September 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

International Conference on Mesoscale Processes in Atmosphere, Ocean and Environmental Systems. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 14--17 February 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended Prof. M.K. Pandit: Delivered keynote address 'Workshop on Sustainability' National University of Singapore, March 2006. Dr. K.S. Rao: Attended International Conference `Green Power five Development and Management of Resources and Energy Security', New Delhi. Conference on `Small Hydropower and Key Regulatory Issues in Power Sector', Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi. National Conference on `Biodiversity related international conventions: Role of Indian scientific community' at INSA, New Delhi, organised by Department of Botany, Delhi University. Publications Saxena, K.G., Rao, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. 2005. `Ecological restoration strategies for socio-economics upliftment in the Himalayan region'. In: Sharada, V.N., Dadhwal, K.S., Dhayani, S.K., Juyal, G.P., Dogra, P., Raizada, A. and Khola, O.P.S. (eds.) Resources Conserving Technologies for Social Upliftment. Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, Dehradun. pp. 735--44. 41

Nautiyal, S., Rajan, K.S., Shibasaki, R., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Bisht, I.S. 2005. `Land use intensification and its ecological impacts in Himalayas of India-Lessons for scenario development in mountainous regions'. In: Proceedings of 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, St. Petersburg, Russia. http://www.isprs.org/publications/related/isrse/html/papers/928. pdf. Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K., Sen, K.K., Semwal, R.L., Singh, K., Das, A.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2005. `Soil fertility management in settled farming systems of Himalaya'. In: Ramakrishnan, P.S., Saxena, K.G., Swift, M.J., Rao, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. (eds.) Soil Biodiversity, Ecological Priocesses and Landscape Management. Oxford & IBH, New Delhi. pp. 243--76. Saxena, K.G., Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S. and Ramakrishnan, P.S. 2005. `Soil biodiversity, ecological processes and sustainable management of natural resources: Where do we stand?' In: Ramakrishnan, P.S., Saxena, K.G., Swift, M.J., Rao, K.S. and Maikhuri, R.K. (eds.) Soil Biodiversity, Ecological Processes and Landscape Management. Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, pp. 285--97. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Chauhan, K., Kandari, L., Prasad, P., Negi, G.S., Nautiyal, S., Purohit, A., Rajesekaran, C. and Saxena, K.G. 2005. `Cultivation and conservation of higher Himalayan medicinal plants through participatory and action research: A case study from the Central Himalaya (Uttaranchal), Indian'. In: Thomas, Y., Karki, M., Gurung, K. and Parajuli, D. (eds.) Himalayan Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Balancing use and Conservation (Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Wise Practices and Experiential Learning in Conservation and management of Himalayan Medicinal Plants, 15-10, Kathmandu, Nepal), WWF/IDRC, Canada. pp. 281--301.

Articles in Journals/Periodicals Pandit, M.K. 2006. `Continuing the search among rare plants are diploid species more likely to be rare?' Evolutionary Ecology Research. 8: 543--52. Pandit, M.K., Sodhi, N.S., Koh, L.P., Bhaskar, A. and Brook, B.W. 2006. `Unreported yet massive deforestation driving loss of biodiversity in Indian Himalaya'. Biodiversity Conservation (Online First). Pandit, M.K., H.T.W. Tan and Bisht, M.S. 2006. `Polyploidy in invasive species of Singapore'. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 51: 395--403. Bhatt, J.P., Bhaskar, A. and Pandit, M.K. 2005. `Biotic communities of Kishanganga river: A 42

pre-impoundment case study of a Himalayan river'. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management. 8: 259- -65. Lukram I., Meetei, Sanjaya, K., Pattanayak, Bhaskar, A., Pandit, M.K., Tandon, K. Sampat. 2006. `Climatic imprints in Quaternary valley fill deposits of the middle Teesta Valley, Sikkim Himalaya', Quaternary International. Bhatt, J.P., Bhaskar, A. and Pandit, M.K. 2006. `Biology distribution and ecology of Didymosphenia a geminate (Lyngbye) Schmidt an abundant diatom from the Himalayan rivers'. Aquatic Ecology. Rao, K.S., Nautiyal, S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2005. `Material and energy flow in village ecosystems with contrasting lifestyle in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Central Himalaya, India', Journal of Mountain Science 2(4): 271--93. Nautiyal, S., Shibasaki, R., Rajan, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Rao, K.S. 2005. `Impacts of land use change on subsidiary occupation: A case study from Himalayas of India'. Environmental Informatics Archives. 3: 14--23. Singh, R.D., Rao, K.S. and Chandra, S. 2005. `Water absorption, leaching loss and decomposition of some leaf litters used for manures in central Himalaya, India'. Indian Journal of Forestry. 28(2): 170--5. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Kandari, L.S., Chauhan, K., Nautiyal, S., Purohit, A., Semwal, R.L. and Saxena, K.G. 2005. `Conservation policy and social conflicts in protected areas of the Indian Himalaya and option for conflicts resolution: A case study form Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve'. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science. 31(1): 21-8. Wakeel, A., Rao, K.S., Maikhuri, R.K. and Saxena, K.G. 2005. `Forest management and land use/cover change in a typical micro watershed in the mid elevation zone of central Himalaya, India'. Forest Ecology and Management, 213 (1-3): 229--42. Saxena, K.G., Maikhuri, R.K. and Rao, K.S. 2005. `Changes in agricultural biodiversity: Implications for sustainable livelihood in the Himalaya'. Journal of Mountain Science. 2(1): 23--31. Maikhuri, R.K., Rao, K.S., Kandari, L.S., Joshi, R. and Dhayani, D. 2005. `Does the outreach 43

programme make an impact? A case study of medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation in Uttranchal'. Current Science. 88(9): 1480--6.

CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Major Activities During 2005-06, keeping an eye to contributing effectively on the processes of professional development of teachers of higher education, the Centre has planned its schedule following a two-pronged strategy : (a) Providing opportunities for teachers of the Northern region by conducting Orientation and Refresher Courses as per UGC guidelines. (b) Conducting courses with specific requirements suitable for strengthening DelhiUniversity teachers' competence in recently introduced new courses at the undergraduate level according to the changed syllabi. This year, the Centre has conducted 14 courses of 3-4 week duration under which there are 4 Orientation Courses of 4-week duration and 10 Refresher Courses of 3-week duration, which provided opportunity to 465 teachers to get the benefit of exposure to new ideas and concepts in general and in their respective disciplines. CPDHE has published a book entitled 'Women in India: Legal and Human Rights', by Sadiq Ahmed Jilani. The above title was published in collaboration with the Centre for Women's Studies.

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

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materials in the video format. Around 40 participants received hands-on training in scripting, camera handling and editing. The 21st annual Quest was won by Sri Venkateswara College. A talk on 'Life and the Brain' was delivered by Professor Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Director, NBRC. The Science and Society discussion group held eight discussion meetings on a number of topics. The School Libraries Development Group organised a 2-day seminar on 'School Library Services and their Computerisation', which was attended by more than 80 persons. CSEC coordinated the writing of the NCERT textbook for Class III Mathematics including design and preparation of the camera-ready copy. Two projects were brought to a successful conclusion: Quality Education Project with UNICEF, and Development of Science kits for orthopaedically handicapped children from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. An essay competition for school students was also organised with IUCAA Resource Centre.

Research Schemes

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Quality Education Project Development of Science kits for orthopaedically handicapped children

UNICEF District Rehabilitation Centre Scheme, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Savithri Singh, Fellow at the Centre appointed Principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College.

Honours/Distinctions Professor Amitabha Mukherjee: Chief Advisor, NCERT Syllabus Revision Committee for Science. Chief Advisor, NCERT Mathematics textbook development team for Class III.

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Dr. Savithri Singh: Chief Advisor, NCERT, EVS Textbook Development Team for Class III.

Seminars/Conferences attended Professor Amitabha Mukherjee: Attended International Seminar on Science Education, organised by Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, 21--23 December 2005. Dr. Savithri Singh: Invited for the same Conference while she was still a Fellow at CSEC. Professor Amitabha Mukherjee: 'Forward and backward linkages in Science Education' in abstracts, National Conference 'India's competitiveness and preparedness in S&T for the coming decades', Bangalore, 26--27 October 2005. Professor Amitabha Mukherjee: `Methods of inquiry in Science, invited for plenary talk at International Seminar on Science' Education, Udaipur, 2005. Publications Articles and Periodicals James, J., Tiwari, L., Upadhyay, P.K., Sreenivas, V., Bhambhani, V. and Puliyel, J. 2006. `Evaluation of pulse-oximetry oxygen saturation taken through skin protective covering'. BMC Paediatrics. 6-14. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/6/14.

CENTRE FOR DETECTOR AND RELATED SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY

Research Schemes

Title Research Project 'Fabrication of Pixel Scintillation Counters for the DZERO Detector (Phase-II)'. Research project 'Search for New Particles in the 46

Sponsoring Organisation DST

DST

large Hadron Collider,CERN, Geneva'.

Research Project 'Grid Computing Setting up of Computing Centers (Tier 2/3 centres) in the country for CMS and ALICE Projects at CERN, Geneva'.

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Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration `Fabrication of Pixel Scintillation Counters for the DZERO Detector (Phase-II)', with Punjab University and Fermilab (FNAL, U.S.A.) `Search for New Particles in the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Geneva', with Tata Institute (TIFR) Punjab University and Fermilab (FNAL, U.S.A.) `Grid Computing - Setting up of Computing Centers (Tier 2/3 centers) In the country for CMS and ALICE Projects at C ERN, Geneva', with TIFR, Panjab University and Fermilab (FNAL, U.S.A.) New Addition Dr. Satyaki Bhattacharya DST DST DST

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments Dr. Kirti Ranjan, Scientist, Fermilab, U.S.A. Ashish Kumar, Research Associate, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, U.S.A. Md. Naimuddin, Guest Scientist, Fermilab, U.S.A.

Seminars/Conferences attended Dr. Satyaki Bhattacharya, Manoj K. Jha, Sushil S. Chauhan, Pooja Gupta, Shilpee Arora and Prof. R.K. Shivpuri, Conference on Collider Physics at Fermilab, June 2005, U.S.A. 47

Publications

Research Articles

Abazov, V.M., Shivpuri, R.K. et. al., 2005.'A search for anomalous heavy-flavor quark production in association with W bosons'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94: 152002. `First Measurement of Sigma (ppbar- >Z)xBr(Z->tau tau) at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV.' Phys. Rev. D. 71: 072004. `Search for first-generation scalar leptoquarks in ppbar collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 Te.V' Phys. Rev. D Rapid Comm. 71: 071104(R). `Study of Zgamma events and limits on anomalous ZZgamma and Zgammagamma couplings in pbarp collisions at sqrt(s) =1.96 TeV'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 051802. `Measurement of inclusive differential cross sections for Upsilon (IS) production in ppbar collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94: 232001. `Measurement of the p-barp->Wgamma +X Cross-Section and Limits on Anomalous WWgamma Couplings at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV. Phys. Rev. D Rapid. Comm. 71: 091108. Production of WZ Events in p-barp Collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV and Limits on Anomalous WWZ Couplings'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 141802. `Search for Neutral Supersymmetric Higgs bosons in multijet events at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 151801. `Measurement of the ttbar cross section in pbarp collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV using kinematic characteristics of lepton plus jets events'. Phys. Lett. B 626-45. `Measurement of the ttbar cross section in pbarp collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV using lepton 48

plus jets events with lifetime b-tagging'. Phys. Lett. B 626-35. `Search for super symmetry via associated production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with three leptons'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95:151805. `Search for Randall-Sundrum Gravitons in Dilepton and Diphoton Final States'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 091801. `Search for right-handed W bosons in top quark decay'. Phys. Rev. D. Rap. Comm. 72: 011104(R). `Search for single top quark production in pbarp collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV'. Phys. Lett. B. 622: 265--76. `Measurement of the ttbar production cross section in pbarp collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV in dilepton final states'. Phys. Lett. B. 626--55. `Search for large extra spatial dimensions in dimuon production at DZero'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 161602. `Measurement of semileptonic branching fractions of B mesons to narrow D** states'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 171803. `Measurement of the lifetime difference in the Bs system'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 171801. `Search for the Higgs Boson in H->WW(*) Decays in pbarp Collisions at sqrt(s) TeV'. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96: 01180. = 1.96

`Search for Pair Production of Second Generation Scalar Leptoquarks in pbarp Collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 Tev'. Phys. Rev. Lett. B. 636: 183. `Search for Squarks and Gluinos in Events with Jets and Missing Transverse Energy in pbarp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 Tev'. Phys. Rev. Lett. B. 638: 119. `Search for Excited Muons in pbarp Collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 Tev'. Phys. Rev. Lett. D Rap. Comm. 73: 111102.

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CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CAREER ORIENTED PROGRAMME

Major Activities The Centre has conducted numerous short-term courses in the Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for Women which are Analytical Techniques in Food Analysis, Entrepreneurship Development, Computer Hardware and Maintenance, Prospective Accountants, Spectroscopic and Chromatographs Analytical Techniques and Programmes on Library Automation. There was a great demand for these courses last year and many students got employment after attending these programs. A one-day workshop was also held for Delhi University College students on 'Innovation and Creativity' organised jointly by CECOP and Innovative Foundation of India. The Centre is conducting following five term-courses of three weeks duration: Workshop on Introduction to VLSI and VHDL. Workshop for Prospective Accountants. Workshop on Information Technology (IT) Applications in Library and Information Centres. Workshop on Application of Mathematical Techniques in Industries.

Seminars/Conferences attended Dr. S. Lakshmi Devi, Principal: Attended a International Conference on `Women Education World Wide' in Dubai sponsored by Ford Foundation, 3--6 January 2006. Dr. Jasjeet Kaur: Participated in International Symposium on `Advances in Fingerprint Technology' in Delhi, 14--15 February 2006.

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Sodhi, G.S. and Kaur, J. 2005. `The forgotten Indian pioneers of fingerprint science'. Curr. Sci. 81: 185--91. `Fingerprint evidence an infallible aide.1. The great train robbery'. National Crime Records Bureau Gazette 17(1): 7--8.

CENTRE FOR GENETIC MANIPULATION OF CROP PLANTS

Major Activities The major research mandate of the Centre is genetic improvement of oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea) through conventional and biotechnological approaches with two major objectives: (i) Enhancement of productivity through development of hybrids, and (ii) improvement of oil and meal quality through development of canola quality mustard. The lab has developed a CMS-restorer system and transgenic barnase-barstar system which can be effectively used in large-scale hybrid seed production in mustard. The hybrid DMH-I, based on a novel CMS/restorer system (Sodhi et al. 2006) is the first mustard hybrid of India developed from CGMCP. The oil content of DMH-I is ~40%. Under experimental field conditions this hybrid has shown about 30% heterosis over popular cultivated Indian varieties for three consecutive years. During the past two years this hybrid has been put for extensive farmers' field demonstration trials in the north and north-western mustard-growing belt of India. The farmers' field demonstration trials were conducted in approximately 4000 m2 plot each for DHM-I and check varieties. Average heterosis of 35.6% was recorded in 2004-05 and 28.5% in 2005-06. Besides monitored trials, DMH-I was grown in about 496 acres of land during 2005-06 where the farmers were provided the seed and a broad package of practices. An average yield heterosis of 18% was recorded from these trials. Maximum yield potential of the DMH-1 hybrid was recorded as 3.29 tonnes/hectare in the field demonstration trials and 3.78 tonnes/hectare in the minikit trials. The hybrids were found to be highly resistant to white rust and significantly tolerant to alternaria blight in comparison to widely grown cultivars of mustard in India. The Centre has developed another transgenic mustard hybrid, DMH-II, based on barnasebarstar system. This hybrid exhibited 55% and 45% yield heterosis over the national check varieties in small plot yield trials during 2003-04 and 2004-05 growing season, respectively.

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This hybrid is now being tested in multi-site trials under All Co-ordinated Research Project on oilseed mustard of ICAR. Another major objective of the Centre is to develop the quality of mustard containing low erucic acid in the oil and low glucosinolates in oil free meal. Microspore derived doubled haploid and marker assisted backcross breeding methods are being followed for the transfer of these traits from exotic east European lines to Indian high yielding varieties.

Research Schemes

Title Establishment of (a) Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP).

Principal Investigator SponsoringOrganisation Prof. Deepak Pental NDDB/DOFCO

Molecular mapping and isolation of gene(s) from Arabidopsis thaliana conferring resistance to fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicae causing alternaria blight disease in oil seed mustard Brassica juncea.

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Honours/Distinctions Prof. Deepak Pental, the Director of CGMCP, has become the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University.

Publications Lakshmi, Padmaja, K., Arumugam, N., Gupta, V., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sodhi, Y. S., Pental, D. and Pradhan, A. K. 2005. `Mapping and tagging of seed coat colour and identification of microsatellite markers for marker assisted manipulation of the trait in Brassica juncea'. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111: 8--14. 52

Sodhi, Y. S., Chandra, A., Verma, J. K., Arumugam, N., Mukhopadhyay, A., Gupta, V., Pental, D. and Pradhan, A. K. `A new cytoplasmic male sterility system for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard Brassica juncea'. Theor. Appl. Genet.

INSTITUTE OF INFORMATICS & COMMUNICATION

Major Activities The Institute organised Industrial lecture series, in which eminent persons visited the Institute to deliver specialised lectures on current trends in the IT industry sector. Further, students and faculty organised Industry-University interaction programmes such as TECHSCOPE2006. The faculty actively presented its research work at various platforms like National/International Conferences and Workshops. The placements activity, like earlier years, has actively been pursued which resulted in 100% placement in the first round. Many top' rated IT industries are coming for the campus placement. Industries visiting the Institute this year are Flextronics Software Systems, Hughes Systique, Bharti Telesoft, Connexent, Sapient, Tata Consultancy Service, etc. New Addition Dr. M.K. Das- Reader Seminars/Conferences attended Dr. Sanjeev Singh: Presented a paper on 'Digital learning' at the Grand, October 2005. Students Academic Distinctions Name Course Position in the University

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Singh, S. 2005. 'ICT in Higher Education: An open source prospective to adaptive Learning Framework', Digital Learning, Vol. I, pp.15. Das, M.K. 2006. `On Regular to chaotic Evaluation of Dynamical systems'.Proc. 2nd national workshop on Technique in Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics, University Calcutta. p. 187. Yuasa, M., Yamamoto, N., Umetani, M. and Das, M.K. 2006. `Restoration of Missing data and Reconstruction of Dynamical systems', Bull of RIST, No. 18, P. 1--6, Kniki University, Japan.

THE CULTURE COUNCIL

Major Activities The Culture Council organised/sponsored the following programmes: West Zone Inter-College Independence Day Celebration, 'Vande Matram'. This programme was a competitive event consisting of two sections; first section was based on Classical Dance Competition (individual). The second section was based on Patriotic/Inspirational Non-filmi/Private Album Song Competition (group). Inter-College Extempore Debate 'Tantra'. This Debate is being organised as an annual feature of the Culture Council for the past five years. Inter-College Ghazal Competition: Padmabhushan, Prof. Debu Chaudhuri was the Chief Guest of the programme.

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Inter-College Youth Festival 'Basant Bahar'. Pro-Vice-Chancellor graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and also released the first-ever quarterly Bilingual Newsletter 'Glimpse/Jhalak' of the Culture Council. Annual Festival of 'Vividha' 2005 of Lakshmibai College: The main attractions in the show were Fashion Show and Songs.

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Major Activities On 14 December 2005, the Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the new premises of the Developing Countries Research Centre at the Academic Research Centre. The Centre bids farewell to its founding Director Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty who guided the Centre for more than a decade. Seminars/Conferences held Sixth Pablo Naruda lecture was delivered by an eminent poet and aesthete, Dilip Chitre on 22 February 2006. Lecture entitled `Poetry and the Crisis of a Rebulic'. Through the poem, 'Tree of Violence' by an important Dalit Marathi Poet, Namdeo Dhasal, Shri Chitre underlined the role of poetry in highlighting the irony of our democracy. Special invitee, Sri Ramgopal Bajaj, former Director of National School of Drama and a famous theatre personality, recited from the Hindi translation of Neruda's poetry by Dr. Savita Singh, eminent critic. Malati Choudhury Birth Centenary Lecture was jointly organised by the DCRC and the All India Women's Conference on 15 July 2005 at Aga Khan Hall, AIWC. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Vina Mazumdar on the theme `In the Footsteps of Numa: Some Lessons from the Indian Women's Movemen'". Shri Rabi Ray, former Speaker, Lok Sabha, chaired the function. Prof Randhir Singh: Delivered a lecture on the 'Future of Socialism' on 1 February 2006. Prof. Singh has just published his well acclaimed and long awaited book The Crises of Socialism - Note in Defence of a Communist. The lecture was chaired by the eminent political scientist Prof. S.K. Chaube. On inaugural of the new premises of the DCRC, Prof. Rajni Kothari, CSDS, delivered a lecture on 'Revisiting a Thesis: Politics in India' and Prof. D.L. Seth, CSDS, delivered a

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lecture on 'Revisiting a Thesis: The Non-Party Political Process'. A joint Seminar on `Wounded History and Social Healing: South Asian Experience' was organised by DCRC and Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi at the Conference Centre, Delhi, University.

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Title Conflict and Institutional Change in India, Phase II

Sponsoring Organistion DESTIN, London School of Economics and Political Science London.

A Case Study of Maler Kotla in Punjab

Centre for Law and Governance, J.N.U., New Delhi

Publications Chandhoke, N. and Priyadarshi, P. 2006. `Electoral Politics in Post-Conflict Societies: Case of Punjab', Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLI, (9).

DELHI UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CENTRE

Major Activities Delhi University Computer Centre has started connecting all non-professional colleges of the University to the campus-wide network through radio linkages. This will give access directly to colleges (i) any intranet resource of the University, (ii) any University subscribed internet service such as online journals and databases. New services relating to an e-prints archive, individual web pages of the University community, an e-books archive of freely available electronic texts, list/groups service, forums service, etc. have also been initiated to provide functionality over the intranet. The Centre also catered to the computerisation needs of various units of the University by advising and creating specialised applications for their 56

functional needs. In addition, the DUCC continues to provide support services for the network and antivirus activities. An experimental cluster is also being installed for high performance computing. New Additions Dr. Vineet Ghildyal, Mr. Imran Ghani and Ms. Seema Sirpal.

DELHI UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM Major Activities The Library System has added 23,743 volumes of books/periodicals to its collection and 89,841 volumes of UGTB-Libraries in North, East and West Zones were written off. The total collection as on 31 March 2006 is 13,87,894 volumes. It had 1,863 periodicals on its current list of subscriptions. The Library System is providing online access under UGC-Infonet and through its own resources. UGC-Infonet has also been provided to access 13 full-text databases with 4,159 titles; 9 bibliographic databases and 2 portals. The Library System has added the following additional online resources: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) ABI/INFORM Complete (Proquest) Soc INDEX TM with Full-Text. Humanities International Complete Business Source Premier Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (Springer-Verlag) TOC Premier Current Abstracts Regional Business News Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts.

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345 master cassettes includes 14 new titles from English, Political Science and Hindi Courses among the collection of master cassettes of the Audio Book Resource Centre, Braille Library have also been added. This bring the total available titles to 189 and the total number of master cassettes to 2,497. A test version of DULS-Website which includes the catalogue of select libraries (OPAC); and a provision of e-referencing, access to electronic resources including open access resources and several other user-friendly features have been launched. To realise the Digital Library Services in DULS, the Central Library has started a pilot digitisation project 'Digital Library of India,' under project of the Ministry of Information Technology about 1,252 books were digitised by the end of March 2006. To provide online Library Services, 2 high capacity Sun servers (V20Z) have been procured and the old Pentium-I PCs have been upgraded to Pentium-IV. New Addition Dr. S. Majumdar - Librarian Seminars/Conferences attended Dr. (Mrs.) Ved Seth, Shri R.N. Vashista, Shri Saleem Anwar, Dr. S.C. Jindal, Shri U.M. Mathur, Ms. Aruna Garg and Ms. Tasnim Tirmizi: Attended Seminar on IT Applications in special libraries in New Delhi, jointly organised by Special Libraries Association, U.S.A. (Asian Chapter) and National Social Science Documentation Centre, New Delhi, 9 December 2005. Dr. Sharda, Professional Assistant and Shri Suresh Kumar, Semi-Professional Assistant: Participated in Conference on libraries, information literacy and lifelong learning. organised by the Indian Library Association, Kurukshetra, 14--16 December 2005. Shri R.N. Vashista, Shri Saleem Anwar and Dr. S.C. Jindal, Deputy Librarians: Participated in a Seminar on 'Growth and Development of Literature in Social Sciences', organised jointly by the Institute of Economic Growth and National Social Science Documentation Centre, New Delhi, 24 January 2006.

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DELHI UNIVERSITY SPORTS COUNCIL Major Activities Delhi University has participated in 60 Men's and Women's North-Zone and All India InterVarsity Tournaments and in about 58 Inter-College Men's and Women's Championships in the University Campus as well as in different Colleges organised by Delhi University Sports Council. Delhi University has won five Championship in Air Pistol (Women), Air Pistol (Men), Archery Fita Round (Women), Diving (Men) and Squash Rackets (Men) at the All India Inter-Varsity level.

DELHI UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Major Activities The Education Sub-Committee look after the 2 Nursery Schools i.e. Usha Ganguli Shishu Vihar and Durgabai Deshmukh Balwadi School. The Fete Sub-Committee organised an Annual Fete of the Association which earned Rs. 8,166 as profit by the sale of items donated and prepared by its members. A Diwali Mela was also organised by the Association and earned Rs. 1,250 as profit. The Culture Committee under the guidance of President, Mrs. Archna Pental organised numerous cultural programmes. The winners of various activities were given trophies by the Vice-Chancellor.

DIRECTORATE OF HINDI MEDIUM IMPLEMENTATION

Major Activities The Directorate has sold books worth Rs. 73.36 lakh through orders, exhibitions and by the Sales Section of the Directorate. The Directorate participated in various Book Fairs to promote Hindi language in Non-Hindi speaking States.

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During the Year 2005-06 the following books have been published, promoted and reprinted: Title (Language in Hindi) Prachin Bharat ka Itihas Bharat Ka Swatantrata Sangharsh Editor/Writer D.N. Jha, Shrimali Bipin Chandra, K.N. Panikar, Subject History History

Aditya Mukherjee, Mridula Mukherjee, Sucheta Mahajan Madhya Kaleen Bharat Part-I Madhya Kaleen Bharat Part-II Ed. Harish Chander Verma Ed. Harish Chander Verma History History History History Pribhasha Kosh History Psychology

Adhunik Bharat Ka Itihas (2nd Edition) Ed. Ram Lakhan Shukla Europe Ka Itihas Bhugol Pribhasha Kosh Adhunik Paschim Ka Udaya Pragat Shiksha Manovigyan (Ist Edition) Ed. Parthsarthi Gupta Edited Ed. Parthsarthi Gupta Writ. Hans Raj Pal

PROFESSOR D.S. KOTHARI CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, ETHICS & EDUCATION

Major Activities Prof. D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics & Education was allotted two rooms in a new building at the Academic Research Centre. Four persons were registered as members and donor of the Centre. It was decided that the Memorial Lecture be held in the Birth Centenary year of Prof. D.S. Kothari after 6 July his birthday

UNIVERSITY SCIENCE INSTRUMENTATION CENTRE

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Repair and maintenance of scientific instruments and fabrication of job in Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical and Glass Blowing workshops. During the year under review 21,574 samples were analysed and provided for various projects.

UNIVERSITY GARDEN COMMITTEE

Major Activities The following new lawns and gardens were developed by the Garden Committee during the year: Development of garden of Conference Centre Development of garden of Academic Research Centre Lawn/park in front of the Faculty of Mathematics Development of lawn inside the Building of Chemistry/Physics Department. Garden around Gate No. 3 Re-grassing in the lawn of Faculty of Music. Maintenance of Woodland Park The Garden Committee has taken over the work of maintenance of Woodland Park. Flower Show - 2006 The 48th Annual Flower Show - 2006 was organised on 24 February 2006 at the University Cricket Ground which was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor and the Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi was the Chief Guest at the Prize Distribution Function. 63 Running Cups and cash prizes were distributed to the participants. The following Malis were awarded a special Cash Prizes of Rs. 2,000 for their extraordinary performance. (i) (ii) Sh. Bajrangi Lal Sh. Ram Sewak

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Sh. Murari Khan Sh. Surinder Singh Sh. Khursheed

DEAN ALUMNI

Major Activities The Office of the Dean, Alumni has been quite active during the period with increased emphasis of the University Administration to involve the DU Alumni in performing a key role in the functioning of the University. Apart from creating a database, better involvement of the senior alumni is on the agenda of the University. An effort has been initiated to build up a long term database of the alumni of Delhi University who had graduated from all its constituent Colleges, Departments, Institutes and Faculties. More than its 8000 addresses of the alumni have been collected and entered in an electronic database. The Office has also established contact with Principals of the Colleges, Deans of Faculties, Directors of the Institutes, Provosts of the Hostels, and Heads of the Departments. Most of them have nominated their representatives to make this campaign a success and an Advisory Committee has been set up by the University to provide strategic direction to the Office of the Dean-Alumni.

DEAN STUDENT'S WELFARE

Major Activities The main activity of the Office of the Dean, Students' Welfare started with preparation for the admissions of various under-graduate courses in the Colleges of the University. Sixteen 'Admission Information Centres' were opened, one each in the Main Campus and South Campus. The remaining 14 were in the Colleges located in various parts of the city to sell Common Pre-admission I.C.R. forms for admission and to counsel candidates about the courses available in these Colleges, the suitability of the candidates for a specific course and the chances for admission to various courses/Colleges. Nearly 1,50,000 forms were sold. Four cut-off-lists for various courses in connection with the Colleges were prepared and released to the Press.

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The University set up three Admission Grievance Committees one each for the Main Campus, South Campus and specifically for SC/ST and physically handicapped candidates. The Grievance Committees helped the candidates in getting admission to various courses according to their eligibility of courses in a specific College. The Grievance Committee made the admission process very objective and transparent.

DELHI UNIVERSITY SOCIAL CENTRE CO-ED. SECONDARY SCHOOL

Major Activities The School Library was partly supported to build an excellent Science Laboratory with a onetime-grant of Rs. 3,00,000 by the University. During the year, an Aptech Education Ltd. was established which has been supported by the Directorate of Education, Delhi Government to teach computer to students. There are three employees engaged by the Directorate of Education and 10 computer sets to educate the students. Ten computer sets have also been arranged by the University to educate the primary classes students. The University has provided funds to purchase School dual desks amounting to Rs. 1,19,270.

UNIVERSITY PRESS

Major Activities The Univercity Press is continuously taking up various jobs given by the University and its Colleges, Government Departments and other bodies regarding printing and binding. 884 jobs costing to Rs. 3,03,83,389 were executed during the year 2005-06 and 1,194 dockets were opened.

GUEST HOUSE

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The guest house provides accommodation and other residential facilities to guests. 3 non a/c rooms have been converted into Deluxe rooms. A new car parking and Boundary wall have been constructed. During the year 2,498 guests were provided accommodation and other hospitality services. Special catering arrangements were made for conferences/seminars, special gatherings, official and semi-official meetings for 6,436 persons.

INTERNATIONAL GUEST HOUSE

1,527 guests stayed at the International Guest House among whom 795 were the foreigners and 732 were Indians. During the same period 1,161 rooms were provided for the IGH. Out of them 797 were in single rooms and 364 were double rooms. During 2005-06, 12 seminars of international level were held at the IGH.

NON-COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S EDUCATION BOARD

Major Activities The Board admitted over 5,115 students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Bharti College, Mata Sundri College, Maitreyi and St. Margaret Teaching Centre, arranged various Inter-Centre Competitions for both academic and cultural activities. Thirteenth Issue of Magazine `PRATIBIMB' was released at a combined Annual Function by the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University on 26 February, 2006. The 14 under-graduate Centres have contributed and most of the articles have been chosen through Inter-Centre Competitions raising the quality of the articles. During the year 593 books were added to under-graduate libraries and 189 books were added to the Post-graduate Library. A Self-defence Programme, Career Counselling and a number of other social service activities were arranged by the NSS Programme Officers and Teachers incharge of the Centres for the students.

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NATIONAL CADET CORPS

Major Activities During the year 2004-05, 25,987 Boys Cadets and 9,082 Girls Cadets were enrolled for the NCC in Army, Navy and Air Force wings in various schools and colleges. Specialised training was imparted to the Girl Cadets such as Self-defence, Adventure Training, Social Services, Health & Hygiene Leadership. 21 cadets took part in various adventure activities, 7,700 cadets took part in the various Camps such as Annual Training Camp, National Integration Camp, Republic Day Camp, etc. 5 Cadets pledged to donate their eyes. The cadets actively participated in social service activities like Blood Donation, Tree Plantation, Adult Education, Anti Dowry Pledge, Pulse Polio Rally, Eye Donation, Vigilance Awareness Week, British Cementary, Cheshire Home, NCC Day, Nehru Hockey Tournament, World AIDS Day, Environment Day, Leprosy Awareness Rally, Youth Exchange Programme, Subroto Cup Tournament, Cancer Awareness Programme, Anti Malaria, Dengue, Queens Baton Rally, World Mental Health Day, Vijay Diwas Function, Shram Dan during ATC, Project Save Tiger, and Launch of National Legal Literacy Mission.

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CENTRE

Major Activities The Coordinator NSS addressed the Students in many inaugural functions of the NSS Units with aims and objectives of NSS and motivate them, acquainted the students to join hands with social upliftment of the Society. Student Leaders of NSS participated in two-day orientation programme. Experts and resource persons from various social organisations and NGOs were invited to motivate and expose the students in Social Service activities in which they can participate. A Blood Donation Camp was also organised by the NSS Centre of Delhi University in the Campus Law Centre in collaboration with Delhi Govt. on the eve of Volunteering Blood Donation Day.

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The NSS Centre helped in organising awareness and prepare the students for Disaster Management through NSS volunteers in collaboration with the office of Divisional Commissioner (North), Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi, and was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Divisional Commissioner of N.C.T. of Delhi. The NSS volunteers of various Colleges participated in the programme on AIDS. Walk for Life was organised by the Project Concern International in December 2005, in collaboration with Gandhi Bhawan and Bharat Soka Gakkai and Times Foundation. The NSS volunteers of Delhi University participated in various activities and competitions organised during the Conference on 'Gandhi, King and Ikeda' in the Conference Centre of Delhi University during 17--25 October 2005 and won many prizes. The NSS Centre of Delhi University also organised an Annual Symposium on 'Relevance of Ahimsa in the Contemporary World' on 31 January 2006 in the Conference Centre which was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor. Eminent scholars and distinguished speakers in various fields of social work addressed 300 N.S.S. volunteers and 20 Programme Officers and interacted with them.

UNIVERSITY EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE BUREAU

Major Activities 5,136 persons were guided by the Bureau. Total number of Registrations during the year 2005-06 was 9,846 and 12 applications were forwarded by the Bureau to the employer.

WOMEN'S STUDIES & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Major Activities The WSDC successfully completed and submitted its report in 2005 on the project `Developing Indian Perspective on Feminist Theory and Methodology', sponsored by the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The Centre conducted the Study Seminar on 'Gender and Society', and interdisciplinary and fieldwork/research oriented teaching programme both for students and professionals to create awareness on gender issues and to provide training in acquiring skills 66

to deal with situations of gender violence and discrimination in domestic and public life. The two-day National Conference on 'Attitudinal Difference Towards the Girl Child in India' concluded successfully. The National Conference on 'Women, Science and Society' explored the relation between science and women and how the two have influenced each other in our society.

Research Schemes Title Study Seminar on 'Gender and Society'. The twomonth programme aimed at providing training (theoretical and practical) in dealing with gender violence and discrimination in society. Sponsoring Organisation Delhi Commission for Women, Delhi.

Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration: Assessment of Attitudinal Difference towards Girl Department of Women and Child in Selected Districts of North India. Child Development, HRD Ministry, Govt. of India. Strategies to Operationalise Legislation on Domestic Violence Against Women: India and the United Kingdom. Dr. Manjeet Bhatia, WSDC, DU, and Dr. Ann Stewart, Warwick University, UK, were the Project partners. Seminars/Conferences held British Council, India.

National Conference on 'Attitudinal Difference Towards the Girl Child in India', 22--23 February 2006. National Conference on 'Women, Science and Society', 9--10 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended Prof. Malashri Lal: Presented a paper on 'Women's Rights and Religious Gender Models: The Case of Sita' 'Crossroads: Debating Women's Rights, Racism and Religion.' Oslo, Norway, 30 May - -1 June 2005.

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Presented a paper on 'V.S. Naipaul's Marginal Women', Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Washington DC, USA, 27--30 January 2006.

CSDS International Seminar on 'Living together in Asian Societies'. Session Chair.

International Conference on Australia and India organised in Kolkata, 7--9 February 2006. ICCR's Conference on Africa and Asia, 'Continents of Creation' at Neemrana, 14--17 February 2006. International Conference on Indic Studies organised by Manushi Trust. Panel offered 'Gods and their Families', 18 December 2005. Dr. Manjeet Bhatia: Presented a paper the 'NGOs Intervention as a Conduit Between Police and Judiciary to Deliver Justice to Women Victims of Violence'. International Conference on Human Rights and Global Justice, Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, UK. Presentation on 'Gender Mainstreaming and Peace Keeping' for Army officers selected for various UN Peace Keeping Missions, 20 June- 5 September- 30 November 2005 and 17 January 2006. Dr. Nilima Srivastava: Presented a paper 'The influence and role of media in promoting Gender Sensitivity and Equality by GNK' /Plan International at Lucknow, 28--30 May 2005. Two-day National Workshop on 'Attitudinal Difference towards the girl child in India', organised by WSDC and supported by UNICEF, 22--23 February 2006. Presented a paper the 'Women and Higher Education: Indian Panorama', IIC, 3 September 2005. 'Education for Women and Girl Child', organised by Justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation.

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Books Lal, M., (ed.) 2005. At Home and The World, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Srivastava, N. 2005. Women's March on the Path of Progress (A Study of Decadal Change in Role Conflict), New Delhi: Serials Publications.

Articles Srivastava, N. 2005. 'Women and Drugs: A Reality Under Veil', Vikasini, pp. 16--20. Anand, M. 2005. 'HIV/AIDS - Gender Perspective', Social Welfare, Vol. 52(9). 'Indian Legal Framework to Combat Female Feoticide', Legal News and Views, Vol. 19 (9), pp. 4--5. 'Women and Human Rights', Legal News and Views, Vol. 19(7), pp. 4--5. 'Gender Stereotyping - The Making of a Woman and a Man', Women's Watch, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 21--7. 'Training Curriculum on Gender Sensitization for Primary and Middle School Teachers', (a Gender training module), SCERT, pp. 5--14. 'Women's Reproductive Health-Dismal Reality', Social Welfare, Vol. 52(1), pp. 10--7.

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Major Activities At present, the services of the W.U.S. Health Centre are spread citywide to cover the entire Delhi State. Health service facilities are provided to the University Community. The total number of patients attended to at the OPD in the W.U.S. Health Centre was 1,22,878. It is

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also providing specialist consultancy services in ENT, Eye, Dental, Cardiology, Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Skin and paramedical services in Physiotherapy, E.C.G., Injection, Dressing, Lab Test, X-Ray Unit, Malaria Clinic, Night Emergency, Ambulance and Medical Examination.

GEETANJALI HOSTEL

Major Activities The Hostel has been provided computers for the use of residents to enable them to get Internet facility at the doorstep. Wireless connectivity has been provided on all the floors to access Internet. Badminton Competition was held on 26 January 2006 among the residents. Painting Competition was held on 29 January 2006 and the judge announced two prizes for painting and one prize for College. An interaction session on 'Sexual Harassment at the Workplace' was held on 4 February 2006 by Ms. Rohini from Jagori. A workshop on Wenlido (SelfDefence for Women) was organised on 11--12 February 2006 by Ms. Divya from Jagori, an NGO. On 19 February 2006, the Hostel celebrated its Annual Cultural Nite and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, and Director, South Campus, graced the occasion. An introductory lecture on 'Art of Living' was organised on 13 March 2006. The residents celebrated festivals like Christmas, Lohri and Holi with great enthusiasm.

GWYER HALL

Major Activities Gwyer Hall is the oldest and most prestigious Men's Hostel of the University of Delhi. It provides a distinct ambience where students and faculty members reside together, contributing collectively to ensure the preservation of spirit and rich heritage that have survived over the years of its existence and services. Gwyerians over the years have left their indelible imprint in all walks of life in India and abroad. The Hall organised various functions to mark and celebrate occasions like Independence Day, Diwali, Christmas, New Year, Republic Day, Saraswati Puja, Id-ul-Fittr, Holi, etc.

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Major Activities The International Students House was set up in 1964 by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for foreign students and post-graduate Indian students in a ratio of 80:20. There are 98 single-seated rooms. During the year 2004-05, 78 foreign students from 27 countries and 20 Indian students resided in the House presenting an amalgamation and diverse mosaic of international and Indian cultures. with its international nature, ISH occupies a special position in the Hostel system of the University of Delhi. A Fresher's welcome party coupled with inauguration of the House Union was arranged on 30 September 2005. As in the past the House celebrated Independence Day, Diwali, Christmas, New Year's Day, Republic Day, Id. ul. Fittr, Id. ul. Zuha, and Holi with gusto and enthusiasm. These activities created opportunity to introduce to the international students a significant feature of Indian culture and also to make the Indian students aware of foreign cultures. The academic session 2005--06 concluded with a Farewell Dinner held in April 2005. The Annual Day function `Rendezvous 2006' of the Hostel was held on 11 March 2006, which was attended by the Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa, Her Excellency Mrs. M. Minnie as the Chief Guest. During the event, various prizes, honours and certificates were awarded to the deserving residents for sports and cultural activities. Student-artists from various countries including Indian students, entertained the audience with culturally rich programmes. Many distinguished guests from Delhi University and diplomats also attended the colourful function. A special dinner was organised for the residents and guests invited on the occasion.

JUBILEE HALL

Major Activities Jubilee Hall is a prime Hall of residence for full-time post-graduate & research students of the University of Delhi. It was founded in 1947 on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the University. Annual function of the Hall was celebrated on 10 March 2006 with great enthusiasm. Shri P.P. Singla, Retd. IAS officer and one of the oldest residents of this Hall graced the occasion as chief guest. Jubilee Hall participated in the Flower Show of the University held in February 2006 and won the Social Work Cup. This year too a number of residents were selected for the IAS, IPS and other All India Competitive Services of the Govt. of India. To keep harmony and its basic character of 'Unity in Diversity', the Hall 71

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MEGHDOOT HOSTEL

Major Activities Meghdoot Hostel with its small strength of 100 residents is one of the most sought after hostels in the University. Despite its small strength the Hostel remained active through out of the year in organising various events and festivals. These occasions were graced by the presence of the Dean of Colleges; Warden, CIE Hostel and Chairperson, Governing Body of Meghdoot Hostel. The evening rocked with the zealous participation of the new inmates of the Hostel, breaking the ice between the senior residents and the freshers. Thereafter, the Union undertook several events throughout the year such as celebrating Diwali, Christmas, Lohri, Holi and other festivals. Like every yearthe Annual Cultural programme of the Hostel, Meghyamini, was held on 26 February 2006. This year the function was an evening of Rajasthani Folk Music and Dance, seasoned with Mughlai Food. The event was graced by the presence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Dean of Colleges. Another much awaited event of the year was Shahnai Wadan by Pandit Anant Lal which was organised in association with SPIC MACAY. The evening was a feast for music lovers.

MANSAROWAR HOSTEL

Major Activities Mansarowar Hostel is a post-graduate students Hostel with a capacity of 167, and residents coming from various states for higher studies. A number of extra curricular activities were held throughout the year such as sports, cultural festivals etc. There were two programmes sponsored by Spic-Macay. All the religious festivals were also celebrated. Many residents got good services and 5 residents have passed the NET and UPSC.examinations. Internet facility consisting of eight computer terminals was provided for the benefit of residents .

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NORTH EASTERN STUDENT'S HOUSE FOR WOMEN

Major Activities There are 101 residents in the Hostel among which 70 students are from the north eastern region and 30 students from other states. Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali, Christmas, Lohri and Holi were amongst the important festivals which were celebrated in the Hostel. The Annual Hostel Night, ETHOS 2005--06, was held on 6 March 2006. The Dean of Colleges as Chairperson, Provost, Wardens, Resident Tutors and Presidents of the Unions of other University Hostels were invited to the function. This year the focus was on the traditional music and dance of the north eastern states. This included Manipuri dance from Manipur, Khasi song from Arunachal Pradesh and naga folk Song. This was followed by a dinner and a jam session. 1st Annual Sports Day was celebrated on 12 February 2006. On 17 April 2006 the Hostel residents gave a farewell dinner to outgoing residents and outgoing Managing Committee members. Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, joined the students and took dinner with them. During his visit the ViceChancellor interacted with the residents. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Finance Officer as Chairperson, and the outgoing members of the Managing Committee of the Hostel graced the occasion. The common room was equipped with a Plasma TV. Four more hot plates were provided to the residents. One audio music system with wooden cabinet was added to the Common Room. The Computer Room was further equipped with new computer tables and air conditioners. One easy chair to resident in room was also provided. Mail boxes were provided to the residents. The residents were provided 3 refrigerators and 15 more geysers in the washrooms. photocopier machine was installed in the Hostel for photocopying. 2 additional fully automatic washing machines were provided in the central washrooms. 4 more water coolers with filter were also installed on each floor . The Hostel has a well maintained garden. The Sports Committee was very active and the Hostel provided sport equipments.

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P.G. MEN'S HOSTEL

Major Activities The Hostel admitted 56 students from different states including foreign students were given re-admission. The Hostel Annual Magazine Polyphony-2005 was published. Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali, Christmas, Lohri and Holi were amongst the important festivals which were celebrated in the Hostel. Nine residents have been given assistance from the Residents Welfare Fund this year. The renovation of the kitchen is complete and the installation of new kitchen appliances has been completed.

SARAMATI POST GRADUATE MEN'S HOSTEL

Major Activities The Saramati Post Graduate Men's Hostel established by the North East Council, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and University of Delhi, became functional w.e.f. 1 October 2002. It provides residential facility to students from the North Eastern parts of the country studying in University of Delhi as well as other students pursuing academic programmes in South Campus. It is one of the best and well-equipped Hostels of the University. It has the capacity of accommodating 130 students and it has an excellent Dining Hall. The Hostel provides quality food in excellent hygienic conditions and quality of the food is constantly monitored. The Hostel has also got a double-seated air-conditioned guest room and a spacious recreation centre and reading room. For preventing soil erosion and enhancing the aesthetic environment, the surrounding area has been meticulously landscaped. Latest computer wireless network system is providing online Internet/intranet connectivity to all the residents. A modern Guest House with excellent facilities has been set up for parents of the residents and other departmental official guests. The Hostel provides excellent sports facilities with indoor and outdoor games which is equipped with gym, table tennis, badminton, chess and carom etc. The Hostel organises games at the end of the academic session and winners are given prizes and trophies on the Annual Day Function. The Hostel has a separate computer lab, which is hooked to the University network system.

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V.K.R.V. RAO HOSTEL

Major Activities All the national days and festivals were celebrated by the residents to familiarise them with the culture of national and international students. A Cultural evening, including Inter College and Inter Hostel Quiz Competition was organised on 6 March 2006. Two SPIC MACAY programmes were also organised in the Hostel premises during the year. Renowned classical singer Ms. Shubha Mudgal and Ustad Asad Ali Khan, the famous rudra veena vadak performed toa large gathering. A series of lectures and pre-dinner discussions among eminent scholars was also held.

The Hostel has opened a Computer Lab. for the residents during the year.

WUS UNIVERSITY HOSTEL

Major Activities WUS University Hostel is a residence for Post-Doctoral women researchers, teachers of the University and visiting teachers, with a seating capacity of 18. The Hostel was taken over by the University from the World University Services in 1990. Professor (Mrs.) Gopa Bhardwaj is looking after the administrative affairs of the Hostel. The following facilities have been provided to the residents: - (i) PCO (ii) Colour T.V. (Two Nos.) (iii) Refrigeration facility on each floor (iv) Visitor's Room (Air conditioned) (v) Water Cooler (vii) Computers for residents and office. The residents celebrates various festivals like Diwali, Christmas and New Year's Day.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' HOUSE FOR WOMEN

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During 2005-06, the following additional facilities were made available for the residents: Library equipped with additional books for general reference. Computer facilities in Reading Room, Library and Students Welfare Association Room. Independence Day was celebrated with flag hoistingand singing of national anthem. A very colourful and informative LCD presentation was organised in September by the Gujarat Tourism Department and followed with an eventful tour to Gujarat for 5 days in October which was enjoyed by the residents. A two-day workshop on 'Yoga and Meditation' was organised on 6--7 December. The residents participated in the lecture followed by yoga and meditation. A Foundation Day party was organised on 8 December and distinguished guests enjoyed a cultural bonanza comprising Mongolian rain and Fiji dance, songs and skit. Pro-ViceChancellor, the Chief Guest, participated with spirit and enthusiasm. Christmas was a time of yuletide and joy. Christmas carols, bonfire, dancing and exchange of gifts brought out the spirit of Christmas. Mr. Oscar Fernandes, Minister for Statistics, Programme Implementation, Youth Affairs & Sports , was the Chief Guest on the occasion. A talk on Women's Health was organised in February. Dr. Sakunthala Gynaecologist of NU Life Hospital was invited and delivered an insightful and enlightening lecture followed by an interactive session in which the doctor cleared lots of doubts of the residents.

UNIVERSITY HOSTEL FOR WOMEN

Major Activities The University Hostel for Women celebrated various patriotic and religious ocasions such as Republic Day, Independence Day and festivals like Christmas, Lohri, Sankranti, Id, Saraswati Puja, Easter, Holi, Diwali etc. with tremendous zeal. SPIC MACAY programme organised in the month of September. Chief artist of the programme was Shubha Mudgal. A three-day freshers party was also organised in the month of September.

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FACULTY OF ARTS ARABIC

Major Activities

Arabic is the official language of 18 countries and India has very good relations with them. The Arabic Department pays more attention to Modern Arabic language and literature so that students graduating from Delhi University may represent a true picture of our country before the Arab world. The major thrust area is to bring out manuscripts and to publish them to show that Indian scholars of Arabic language are not behind those Arab scholars whose mother tongue is Arabic. The projects taken up by research scholars of the Department are 'Arabic Journalism in India during the 20th Century'. Mohd. Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Molana Hameedul Din Al­Farahi and Dairatul Ma'afef, Hyderabad have contributed to the Arabic Literature. This Institution has published several Arabic books which are known all over the world for its contribution to Arabic Literature.

M.Phil. Degrees awarded

M.Phil. 3

Seminars/Conferences held

One-day National Seminar on 'Modern Arabic Literature in Syria' held on 27 February 2006 was organised by the Department.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. M.N. Khan: Three-day International Conference on Maulana Barkatullah of Bhopal from 1­3 December 2005. Two-day International Seminar on `Arabic Language and Literature in Iran' at Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad, 23­24 January 2006. Two-day International Seminar on `Indo-Yemen Literature & Culture' at Osmania University, Hyderabad, 21­22 December 2005. National Seminar on `Literary Arabic Criticism: Classical & Modern' at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 17­19 March 2006. Dr. Wali Akhtar: Attended National Seminar on `Literary Arabic Criticism: Classical & Modern' at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 17­19 March 2006.

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Two-day National Seminar on `Humanism and Secularism in Modern Arabic Poetry and its impact on Contemporary Arab society', 30­31 January 2006. Dr. Abdul Moiz: Attended Two-day International Seminar on `Arabic Language and Literature in Iran' at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, 23­24 January 2006. Two-day International Seminar on `Indo-Yemen-Literature and Culture' at Osmania University, Hyderabad, 21­22 December 2005. Two-day National Seminar on `Literary Arabic criticism: Classical & Modern' at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 17­19 March 2006. Dr. Naimul Hasan: Two-day National Seminar on `Literary Arabic Criticism: Classical & Modern' at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 17­19 March 2006.

BUDDHIST STUDIES

Major Activities

Prof. K.T.S. Sarao, Dr. H.P. Gangnegi and Dr. Anita Sharma (Deptt. of East Asian Studies) took a group of 25 students, research scholars and teachers to Pakistan on an academic tour of Taxila, Harappa, Peshawar, Mankiala and Lahore in Pakistan, 2­13 February 2006. The Department of Buddhist Studies was awarded the ASIST programme by the UGC for a period of three years to be implemented, 2006 onwards. Awarded Research Project on the Sino-Indian Cultural Exchange via the Silk Road, jointly financed by the Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, Jinshan, Taipei, RoC and Graduate School of Xi Yu Culture, Ta Li Mu University, Taipei, RoC, June 2005-­December 2007. University Grants Commission, Government of India, awarded Major Research Grant for 2005­08.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. K.T.S. Sarao: 14th Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, London, UK, 29 August - 03 September 2005. Annual visiting Professor, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, May­July 2005. The World Buddhist Academic Colloquium organised by Dharma Drum Mountain Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 20 October 2005. XXXth International Buddhist Conference, Indosan Nipponji, Bodhgaya, India, 8­9 December 2005. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, 11­14 January 2006. 79

International Conference on the Heritage of Nalanda, Nalanda, India, 12­14 February 2006. Fourth Biannual International Conference on Dharma and Abhidharma, K.J. Somaya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai, India, 6­9 March 2006. Section President (Ancient), 38th Session, Punjab History Conference, Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 18­20 March 2006. National Seminar on `Buddhism in Punjab : Past and present', Guru Gobind Singh Department of Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 28­29 March 2006. Dr. R.K. Rana: International Conference on the Heritage of Nalanda, Nalanda, India, 12­14 February 2006. Fourth Biannual International Conference on Dharma and Abhidharma, K.J. Somaya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai, 6­9 March 2006.

Publications

Sarao. K.T.S. 2005. 'Ancestry of Dhammacakka,' Buddhist Studies, Journal of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University, Vol. XXVI. pp. 35­9. 'On the Question of Animosity of the Barahmanas and Persecution by Brahmanical Kings Leading to the Decline of Buddhism in India,' Chung-Hwa Buddhist Studies, Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, Jinshan, Taiwan, Vol. 10 March 2006, 255­92. 'Perspectives of Indian Buddhism on Gender Bias,' The Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXVI, (1­2), Guru Gobind Singh Department of Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, Spring-Autumn 2005, 24­43. Book­review of The Buddhist Omnibus with an Introduction by Mathew T. Kapstein, New Delhi: OUP, 2004, in The Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXV, (1­2), Guru Gobind Singh Department of Religious Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, Spring Autumn 2005, 164­6.

GERMANIC AND ROMANCE STUDIES

Major Activities

The Department organised its annual three-day International Seminar in March 2006 on the theme 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the travel motif' as part of the theme course for M.A./M.Phil. students. The theme for the year was 'Literature and Travel'. A three-day Curriculum Development Seminar followed by a 10-day Teacher Training workshop was organised in September 2005 in collaboration with the cultural institutes of France (Alliance Francaise), Germany (Max Mueller Bhawan), Spain (Institutor Cervantes), Italy (Institute Italian did Cultural) and Portugal (Institutor Cameos). International experts from all these 80

countries participated. The workshop was part of a collaborative project undergoing with the cultural institutes to develop an academic programme for training foreign languages teachers. The Department has taken up a project to translate a collection of Hindi short stories into various other European languages.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 2

Seminars/Conferences held

Curriculum Development and Teacher Training Workshop for teachers of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 20­30 September 2005. International Seminar: 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the Travel Motif', 3­4 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Vibha Maurya: CIEFL, Hyderabad International Conference on 'Multi-culturalism and Hispanic World'. Delivered keynote address on 'Multiculturalism', 2005. Presented paper 'Identity Formation in Latin America' at the National Conference on National Identity in Literature, at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, 23­25 November 2005. Presented paper 'Don Quixote and Theory of Polyphonic Novel' at the International Conference on Cervantes and Don Quixote at Delhi University, 31 January 1­2 February 2006. Presented paper 'Reading Parallely One Hundred Years of Solitude & Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez' at the International Seminar on Myth, Magic, History: Contemporary Fiction in Latin America and India, at Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi, 23­25 February 2006. Shaswati Mazumdar: Presented paper 'German Studies - European Studies im indischen Kontext', at the Indien-Colloquium, Freie Universität, Berlin, 22­25 August 2005. International Conference 'Towards Global Labour History: New Comparisons' organised by the Association of Indian Labour Historians and the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi, Discussant, 10­12 November 2005. 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the Travel Motif', Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University, (Co-organiser) 3­4 March 2006. Sharmishtha Lahiri: 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the Travel Motif', Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University, 3­4 March 2006. Kusum Aggarwal: Presented paper 'Sartre and Questions of African Subjectivity' at the Symposium, Philosophy and Culture since Sartre, Centre of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2­4 November 2005. Presented paper 'Relations between France and Africa: A Historical Overview' at the

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Symposium, France and Africa: An Indian Perspective, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 5 December 2005. Presented paper 'Dany Laferrière et la reconquête de l'Amérique: quelques réflexions sur Cette grenade dans la main du jeune nègre est-elle une arme ou un fruit?' at the International Colloquium on Quebec Studies, Dialogue intercultural et mondialisation, Centre of French Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Center of French Studies, York University, Canada, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 20­22 January 2006. Presented paper 'Questions on Development: An African Perspective' at the International Colloquium Francophone sub-Saharan Africa: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 27­28 February 2006. Presented Introductory Remarks at the Seminar `Rites of Passage Exploring Change in the Travel Motif'. Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University, 3­4 March 2006. Minni Sawhney: Presented paper 'Cosmopolitan Crossings and Multilayered Pasts in Tagore's Gora and Leonardo da Jandra's Entrecruzamientos' at the International Seminar on Myth, Magic, History: Contemporary Fiction in Latin America and India, at Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi, 23­25 February 2006. M. S. Joshi: Presented: paper 'Probleme der linguistischen Ausbildung in Indien und im Projekt der Deutsch-Hindi Wörterbucharbeit' at the Indien-Colloquium, Freie Universität, Berlin, 22­25 August 2005. Vijaya Venkataraman, Jyoti Sabharwal and Farida Irani: Attended International Curriculum Development Seminar and Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching, Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University, 18­20 September 2005. Jyoti Sabharwal: Presented paper 'The Anatomy of a Forced Journey: Willy Haas and India' at the 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the Travel Motif', Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University. 3­4 March 2006. Rosy Singh and Ramesh Kumar: Attended 'Rites of Passage: Exploring changes in the Travel Motif', Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Delhi University, 3­4 March 2006. Aarti Paul: Seminaire Nationale: Quelle Francais faut-il enseigner? University of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, 12 May 2006.

Publications

Maurya, V. 2006. El Ingenioso Caballero Don Quijote de la Mancha - part I, (Don Quijote: La Mancha ke Shoorvir ki Gatha - Pratham Bhag) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, into Hindi translation. Maurya, V. 2006. 'Pablo Neruda: Kavi aur Rajnitigya'. Udbhavna, Pablo Neruda Visheshank, No. 70, year: 22. 82

Köves, M. and Mazumdar, S. (eds.), 2005. S Resistible Rise. A Fascism Reader, Left Word Books, New Delhi. Mazumdar, S. 2006. `The Culture of Entertainment and the Politics of Culture. "Mahagonny" vs Contemporary Notions of Culture'. In: German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der indischen Germanistik. (eds.) Dorothea Jecht and Shaswati Mazumdar, 180­96. Iudicium Verlag, Munich. Jecht, D. and Mazumdar, S. (ed.), 2006. German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der indischen Germanistik. Iudicium Verlag, Munich. Lahiri, S. 2005. Giacomo Leopardi: Between Romanticism and Modernity. Readings on the Canti. Bibliotheca Phoenix, 28. Carla Rossi Academy. INITS, Monsummano Terme-Pistoia, Italy. Aggarwal, K. 2005. 'La lecture du fait religieux chez Mongo Beti et V.S. Naipaul', Faits religieux résistances culturelles dans les littératures de l'ère coloniale. (eds.) J.F. Durand and Jean Sevry, Paris-Pondicherry, Kailash. Aggarwal, K. 2005. `Samba Diop, Discours nationaliste et identité ethnique à travers le roman sénégalais', Paris: L'Harmattan, 2003, p. 180. Book Review published in Etudes Littéraires Africaines. Sawhney, M. 2005. `The Agency of Muslim Women in the Narrative of Cervantes', in Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos' Vol 2 Don Quijote y la crítica literaria contemporánea (eds.) Eduardo Urbina and Jesús G. Maestro Mirabel Editorial, Pontevedra. Sawhney, M. 2006. `Cervantes and the Religions of the Mediterranean', in Indian Reception of Don Quixote, edited by S. P. Ganguly, Embassy of Spain, New Delhi. Joshi, M.S. 2006. 'Zur Behandlung der Landeskunde im Deutschunterricht an der Delhi University' In: German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der indischen Germanistik. (eds. Dorothea Jecht and Mazumdar, S.), Iudicium Verlag, Munich. pp. 145­52. Roy, T. 2006. Laurea in Didattica delle Lingue Moderna on L'apprendimento dell'italiano dap arte di discenti indiani a Delhi: analisi di un corpus di lingua scritta e parlata con particolare riferimento ad 'anche. Taneja, M. 2006. Translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia, Marquez Rajkamal Publications, Delhi.. Taneja, M. 2006. Translation of Memoirs, Pablo Neruda, Confluence International, New Delhi. Singh, R. 2006. 'Kafka and Mythology. Transformation of Myths in German Studies in India.' In: German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der indischen Germanistik. (eds. Dorothea Jecht and Mazumdar, S.), Iudicium Verlag, Munich. pp. 233­50.

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Prof. Sumanyu Satpathy

Major Activities

Directed an International Seminar on New Literatures in English, organised a public lecture by Es'kia Mphalele, renowned South African writer and Black activist at the India International Centre, New Delhi, December 2005. Directed a National Workshop on Canadian Studies at Delhi University, South Campus, December 2005. Directed an International Seminar on New Literatures in English, March 2006.

Seminars and Colloquia

Talk on Postcolonial Studies at a UGC Seminar at Vidya Sagar University, West Bengal, March 2006. Sahitya Akademy National Seminar at Bhubaneswar (Orissa) on Fakir Mohan and Premchand. Presented a Paper on 'Meeting and Parting of Ways: the Response of Fakir Mohan and Premchand to Language Issues', March. AIACLALS National Seminar at Santiniketan. Presented a paper on 'The Oriya Jeremiad: Fragmented nationalism and the Oriya Identity', February. International MELUS Conference at Hyderabad. Paper on 'The Oriya Diaspora in the Americas', January. International Seminar on Mulk Raj Ananad at Tribhuban University. Kathmandu. Paper on 'Witness of Himself: Anand's Constructions of the Self', December 2005. National Seminar on Postcolonial Studies at Srinagar, Kashmir. Paper on 'Pedagogy of Marginality Studies', September. Presented a paper on The Ethics of Representation: Media and the Indian Queer at the International Conference on 'Sexualities and Genders' at Bangkok, July. National Seminar at HP University, Shimla, on Women, Literature and Law: Paper on 'Law Unto themselves: The Queer Nation within the First Nations: India and Canada', April. Melus India: International Seminar, Chandigarh. Presented a paper on 'Mystical Bisexuality in the Indigenous cultures of North America', March. Sahitya Akademy Seminar on Sarala Dasa and the Bhakti Tradition, April. Visits abroad: Thailand. To participate in a Seminar on Sexualities, genders and Rights in Asia at Bangkok, 2005. 84

To participate in a workshop held after the Seminar. Nepal to participate in an International Seminar on Mulk Raj Anand, which was followed by a lecture assignment at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. Lectures as Resource Person: Spoke at a Refresher Course organised for Teachers at the Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2005. Shirshendu Chakrabarti: Delivered lecture seminar on the 'The Long Eighteenth Century' in collaboration with Janaki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University, 26 September 2005. National Seminar on 'National Identity in Literature' at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, 23­25 November 2005. Seminar on 'Literature and the Visual Arts' at the Literary Society, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, November 2005. Seminar on 'Literature and the Visual Arts' in collaboration with Ramjas College, Delhi University, 19 January 2006. Keynote address at the National Seminar on 'Comparative Indian Literature: Response to the West', Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University, 19 December 2005. `Politics and the Arts: Great Britain in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries' (2 lectures).

Publications

Ruskin Bond. Tales of the Open Road. New Delhi: Penguin Books. Published in Biblio, 2006. 'Us not US: The Pedagogy of Marginality Studies in India', Indian Literature, Vol xlix, (6), 2, 2005. 'Polumetis as Artist: A Short Biography of J.P. Das', Words on Canvas: Life and Works of J.P. Das. New Delhi, 2005. Professor Shormishtha Panja Books: (Co-edited) English in the Workplace. Delhi: Macmillan, 2005. II Articles: 'Renaissance Criticism in India: From Liberal Humanism to Cultural Materialism.' English Studies: Indian Perspectives (eds.) Makarand Paranjape et. al. New Delhi: Mantra, 2005. 'An Indian (Mid) Summer: Bagro Basant Hai'. India's Shakespeare: Translation, Interpretation and Performance. (eds.) D. Bartholomeuz and P. Trivedi. University of Delaware Press, 2005. 'Sudeep Sen' Routledge Encyclopaedia of S.E. Asian Literature. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. III. Review: Dignity and Sensitivity in a World of Exclusion' (Reivew of My Brother Nikhil) Humanscape, May 2005. IV. Colloquia: `Theories of Feminism.' Women and Society. Aligarh Muslim University, February 2006.

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'Venus and the Graces in Botticelli, Titian and Spenser.' Literature and the Visual Arts, Delhi University and Ramjas College, January 2006. 'Rabindranath Tagore and Nationalism'. Translating the Nation, Jamia Millia Islamia, September 2005. 'Shakespeare in India: Resistance, Recalcitrance, Recuperation'. Theater Without Borders, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2005. V. Miscellaneous: Convener, English Department UGC DSA Programme. Organised One-Day Seminar, 'Literature and the Visual Arts' in collaboration with Ramjas College, January 2006. Christel Devadawson Publications Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, A Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol.323: South Asian Writing in English, (ed.) Fakrul Alam, Columbia: BruccoliClark, 2006, pp. 130-8. `Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru' A Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 323: South Asian Writing in English, (ed.) Fakrul Alam, Columbia: Bruccoli-Clark, 2006, pp. 265-72. Professor Malashri Lal. Publications Symposium on `Narratives of home in South Asian Literature' in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, U.K. Vol.40. Papers presented India a Million Mutinies Now: VS Naipaul and the Marginal Woman. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association 27-30 December, 2005. Organizing Committee member and Speaker at International Conference on "Continetns of Creation: Africa and Asia." Organise by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India. Held at Neemrana, Rajesthan, 14-17 Feb 2006. "VS Naipaul and the Representation of Women." International Conference on Australia and Asia. Kolkata, 6-9 February 2006. "Gods and their Families: Gendered Identies" Indic Studies Conference, Habitat Centre and Manushi Trust, New Delhi, 18-20 Dec. 2005. Invited Speaker at UN observance of Internatioal Women's Day. At UNIC: 8 March 2006. Theme: Women in decision Making. Organised a National Conference, "Attitudes to the Girl Child in Northern sates of India." 86

WSDC supported by UNICIE. February 2006. Organised a National Conference, "Women, Science and Society." WSDC supported by UGC. March 2006.

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

Major Activities

The Department is deeply involved in the conduct of research and development activities in the field of Library and Information Science. The major thrust areas of research of the Department at present include: Library and Information Science Education, Information Seeking Behaviour, Consultancy Services to Library Management, Networks and Library networking. Areas like Telecast Media Libraries and Informatics on Information Storage and Retrieval are also taken up for research projects.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. (Mrs.) S.P. Singh: Invited as a speaker at One-day seminar on 'IT Applications in Special Libraries (SITASL), organised by Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), 9 December 2005. National Workshop on 'Growth and Development of Literature in Social Sciences', organised by Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and National Social Science Documentation Centre, Delhi, 24 January 2006. Dr. R.K. Bhatt and K.P. Singh: Attended One-day seminar on 'IT Applications in Special Libraries (SITASL)', organised by Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), 9 December 2005. Two-day seminar on 'Computerization of School Library Activities and Operations', organised by School Library Development Group (SLDG), Centre for Science Education and Communication (CSEC), Delhi University, 25­26 March 2006. Sh. K.P. Singh and Dr. (Mrs.) P.K. Walia: Attended 51st All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association on Libraries, Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, Kurukshetra. 16­18 December 2005. Dr. (Mrs.) P.K. Walia: One-day Seminar on 'IT Applications in Special Libraries (SITASL)', organised by Special Libraries Association Asian Chapter at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), 9 December 2005. Medical Publishing in India: Trends and Prospectus organised by Medical Association of 87

India at New Delhi, 28 August 2005. Dr. M. Madhusudhan: Attended National Workshop on 'Growth and Development of Literature in Social Sciences', Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 24 January 2006. Ms. Meera and Dr. M. Madhusudhan: Attended 51st All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association on Libraries, Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, Kurukshetra, 16­18 December 2005.

Publications

Journal Article Sharma, A. K. and Singh, S. P. 2005. 'Reading Habits of Faculty Members in Natural Science: A case study of Delhi University'. Annals of Library and Information Studies. 52(4): 19­23. Singh, S. P. 2005. 'Style of bibliographical citations'. Journal of Library & Information Science. 29 (1&2): 95­108. Bhatt, R. K. 2005. 'E-Journals and Libraries: Vexing issues'. Journal of Library & Information Science. 30(1­2): 65­74. Singh, K. P. and Satija, M. P. 2006. 'A Review of Research on Information Seeking Behaviour of Agricultural Scientists: International Perspectives'. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology. 26(2). Satija, M. P. and Singh, K. P. 2006. 'India's Research on Information Seeking Behaviour of Agricultural Scientists: A Literature Survey'. Library Herald. 44(1). Namarata, K. and Singh, K. P. 2005. 'Knowledge management in corporate organisation.' Library Progress (International). 25(2). Singh, K. P. 2005. 'Knowledge management and challenges to LIS professionals in electronic age'. Library Herald. 43(2). Article and Edited Work Singh, S. P. and Jain, Garima. 2005. `Digitization of documents: Processes and Initiatives'. In Chilana, Rajwant, (ed.) Digital Information Resources and networks on India Studies. New Delhi: UBS Publishers. pp. 96­101. Bhatt, R. K. 2005. `Intellectual property rights: Some Vexing issues'. In Chilana, Rajwant, (ed.) Digital Information Resources and Networks on India Sudies. New Delhi: UBS Publishers. pp. 102­9. Singh, K. P., Jain, A. and Babbar, P. 2006. 'DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology: A bibliometric study'. In RAO (Venkata P), (ed.) Vistas of Information Management: Professor H R Chopra Felicitation Volume, Ambala: Wisdom House Academic Publications, pp. 295­307. Books Singh, S. P. and Kumar, K. 2005. Special Libraries in the Electronic Environment, New Delhi: Bookwell. p. 406. 88

Singh, S P, (co-editor). 2005. Digital Information Resources and networks on India. New Delhi: UBSPD Pvt. Ltd. p. 264. Conference Article Kar, D. C. and Bhatt, R. K. 2005. `The management of electronic resources in a digital library', In D. Kamalavijayan, (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Management in Knowledge Society. Mumbai: Allied Pub., pp. 239­48. Bhatt, R. K. 2006. 'Electronic resources in a digital library its management'. Presented at 13th General Conference of the Congress of Southeast Asia Libraries (CONSAL XIII), Manila, Philippines. Madhusudhan, M. 2005. 'Model Information Technology Orientation Course For Librarians', 51st ILA Conference on Libraries, Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, Kurukshetra, pp. 41­7. Editorial Work Singh, K. P. and Sharma, S. 2005. Comp., '22 Years of Library Herald: A Database of Cumulative Index'. Library Herald 21(1982­3) to Vol. 42. Delhi Library Association. Walia, P. K. 2005. `Resource sharing through Library networks: An Indian Perspective'. In Chilana, Rajwant, (ed.) Digital Information Resources and networks on India Studies. New Delhi: UBS Publishers. pp. 248­60. Seminar Proceedings of 51st ILA Conference on Libraries, Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning with CD-ROM, Kurukshetra, 2005. Designed & Developed its Website.

LINGUISTICS

Major Activities

Under UGC SAP & ASIHSS, the Department continues to work in the thrust areas of Theoretical Linguistics, Socio-linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Disorders and Language and Cognition.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. R.K. Agnihotri: Chairperson, National Focus Group on the Teaching of Indian Languages (NCERT, MHRD). Chairperson, NCERT Committee on the Syllabus of Languages. Chairperson, NCERT Source Book for Teachers Committee. Chief Advisor, Sir Ratan Tata Feedback Study on the SCERT, Delhi Books. MHRD nominee on the NCERT Committees. Prof. R.C.Sharma: Visiting Fellow at Annamalai University and delivered lectures on

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Language, Acquisition and Brain Evolution. Dr. Tanmoy Bhattacharya: Honorary Research Associate at the School of Languages and Culture, SOAS, University of London. Panelist at the 1st National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL). IIT Mumbai. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Das: Invited as a subject expert for the fellowship FLTA, Programme of Fulbright at USEFI, New Delhi.

Ph.D./ M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar on Language and Interfaces from 24­25 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. R. K. Agnihotri: Comprehensive Workshop on the 'Basic Concepts in Language, Mathematics and Science', Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, 1­6 April 2005. On the Nature and Structure of Language. Digantar, Jaipur, 17­18 June 2005. `Language in Education: A Multilingual Perspective'. Keynote Address at International Seminar on Language, Culture and Identity: Issues and Challenges, Aga Khan University Centre of English Language, Karachi (AKU-CEL), Pakistan, 16­17 July 2005. Presented paper 'Sustaining Local Languages in a Global Political Economy' at the SALA 25, South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) Roundtable, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampagne, USA, 16­18 September 2005. Multlingualism and Language Teaching. University of California Centre for South Asian Studies, Los Angeles, USA, 14 November 2005. Keynote address 'Sociolinguistics in a Globalised World' at Conference on Language and Globalization, Aligarh Muslim University, 7­8 February 2006. Prof. R.C.Sharma: Presented paper 'Recent Developments in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics' at Prof. S.M.Katre Birth Centenary National Seminar, Deccan College P.G. & Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune, 19­20 January 2006. 'Brain Evolution and Language' at Brainstorming on Brain: Interdisciplinary Seminar, JNU, 90

New Delhi 30 September 2005. Presented paper 'Brain and Language Evolution' at the National Seminar on Language and Interfaces, 24­25 March 2006. Prof. Ravinder Gargesh: Presented paper 'English in Multilingual India: Unity within Diversity' at the 3rd Asia TEFL International Conference on TEFL for Asia: Unity within Diversity. China Resources Hotel, Beijing, China, 4­6 November 2005. Presented paper 'A semi-linguistic perspective to literary style' at the BELTA International Conference on ELT In Context - Future Directions. Presidency University, Dhaka, 14­16 September 2005. Prof. Tista Bagchi: Invited as Chair-Commentator at the International Congress of the Society for Applied Philosophy UK, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford, UK, 1­3 July 2005. Presented paper 'Realism and the Interface: Justifying the methods of formal semantics visà-vis language' and chaired a session on 'Methodology and Ethics in the Social Sciences' at the International Conference on Methodology sponsored by the CSIR and the ICPR, VisvaBharati University, Santiniketan, 8­10 January 2006. Co-presented paper with Ms. Pangersenla 'Respecting the "Other": Binding and the benefactive marker in Ao-Mongsen' at the International Conference of the North-East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS 2006) jointly organised by the Centre for the Study of Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and Guwahati University, Guwahati, 6­7 February 2006. Dr. Shobha Satyanath: Lexicon in a contact language: Bishnupriya. International meeting of the North East Indian Linguistic Society. La Trobe University, Australia, and Guwahati University, Guwahati. In collaboration with Nazrin Laskar, 6­7 February 2006. `Negotiating boundaries in a contact language. National Seminar on language' and interfaces. Department of Linguistics. In collaboration with Nazrin Laskar, 24­25 March 2006. Dr. Tanmoy Bhattacharya: `Copula-less nominal sentences and matrix C0 clauses: A planar view of clause structure'. Paper presented in the 5th Asian GLOW Conference, JNU, Delhi, 5 October 2005. A Plane Account. 27th LSI Conference, HCU, 6 December 2005. The Role of the Embedded Verb in Parsing of Control Constructions in Assamese and Bangla (with Atreyee Sharma). 27th LSI, HCU, 8 December 2005. A Simpler Parsing Algorithm for Relative Clauses in Vietnamese (with Nguyen Chi Duy Khuong). National Seminar on Language and Interfaces. Delhi University, 25 March 2006. Dr. P.K Das: Presented paper 'Grammatical Agreement and Discourse marking: Case of agreement in Bhalawari Bhasha' (with Dr. Varijani) at the National Seminar on Language and Interfaces, at Delhi University.

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Agnihotri, R. K. 2005. (ed.) with Tista Bagchi. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Construction of Knowledge, Vidya Bhavan Society, Udaipur. Vasishth, S., Fernandez, E. and Bhatt, R. 2005. `Noun Modification Preferences in Hindi'. In Bagchi, T. and Agnihotri, R. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Seminar on Construction of Knowledge, Vidya Bhavan Society, Udaipur, pp. 160­71. Translations of the poems of Alfonso Reyes and Cesar Vallejo. Anyatha 6: 57­65. 2006. Gargesh, R. 2005. Urdu ka paricayak vyakaran. Principal author along with Dr. Chandershekhar. Delhi: National Council for the Promotion of Urdu Language, MHRD, Govt. of India. `Applied Linguistics in South Asia'. In K. Brown (ed. in chief) Encylopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition). Cambridge: Elsevier, 2005. Bagchi, T. and Agnihotri, R. K. 2005. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Construction of Knowledge, Vidya Bhavan Society, Udaipur. 'Causation and tense in subordinate clauses: Conjunctive participles and conditionals in Bangla and Hindi', in S. S. Mufwene, E. J. Francis and R. S. Wheeler, (eds.), Polymorphous Linguistics: Jim McCawley's Legacy, 109­34; MIT Press, Cambridge (Massachusetts), 2005. Satyanath, S. 2006. English in the new world: Continuity and change, the case of personal pronouns in Guyanese English. In Bhatt, Parth and Plag, Ingo (eds.) The structure of Creole Words: Segmental, syllabic and morphological aspects. Tubingen: Max Verlag Niemeyer, 179­200. Satyanath, S. 2005. `Postcolonial Creole(s), decreolization and Guyanese English'. In Sargasso 2005, I: Creolistics and Caribbean Languages, 113­40. Bhattacharya, T. `The Syntax of South Asian Languages'. (ed.). Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, Mouton, The Hague. `Sluicing in Indo-Aryan: An Investigation of Bangla and Hindi' (with Andrew Simpson), in Sluicing edited by Jason Merchant, John Benjamins. `India not as a Linguistic Area: An insight from Minimalism'. In Emeneu Centenary Celebration Volume, CIIL, Mysore. `Butter pillar or Caterfly? The Bangla Passive in a Minimalist Parser'. Proceedings of the 1st National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL). IIT, Mumbai. `Identification of RC as Nominal Dependency Relation' (with Nguyen Chi Duy Khuong). Proceedings of the 1st National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL). IIT, Mumbai. `With Eyes Wide Shut: Sharing as Freedom'. Proceedings of Conference on Construction of Knowledge, Vidya Bhavan Society, Udaipur. Das, P. K. 'Grammatical Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and its major varieties': Germany, Europa Lincom. 92

MODERN INDIAN LANGUAGES & LITERARY STUDIES

Major Activities

The Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies is known in the country for its unique composition of Language teaching programmes in different Indian languages and study of Indian literature in comparative perspective. Research programmes in the field of Comparative Indian Literature, Culture and Folklore have drawn the attention of scholars from other disciplines, all over the country and abroad.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 4

Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar on `Banga Bhanga Andolana: Literary and Socio-cultural Impact' to Commemorate the Centenary of the Movement, 8­10 November 2005. National Seminar under the DRS Programme on Comparative Indian Literature: response to West, Theory of Translation: Sanskrit to Indian Languages and Folklore and Tribal lore: Folk Narrative, 19­21 December 2005. Ninth Endowment Lecture, in the name of Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir M.A. Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, instituted by the Indian Cultural Research Trust, Chennai, 14 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

B. Nandita: Presented in the National Seminar on 'Swapnamoy Chakrabarti, a contemporary Bengali Writer' in the Department of MIL & LS, Delhi University, September 2005. Presented paper Current debate on the old Bengali text 'Srikrishna Kirtan' at the National Seminar in Dyal Singh College, Delhi University, November 2005. Delivered the Inaugural address at the National Seminar on 'Re-reading Tagore', organised by Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, March 2006. Prof. N. D. Mirajkar: Chaired a session and presented paper 'Partition of Bengal and Marathi Literature'. National Seminar on 'Banga Bhanga Andolan: Literary & Socio-Cultural impact to commemorate Centenary of the Movement', 8 November 2005. Delivered two lectures vis-à-vis 'Ramayanas in Literary works', on 28 February 2006 and 'Ramayanas in Performing Arts' at the Dr. Smt. Kusumtai Wankar Memorial Lectures at Vidarbha Samshodhan Mandal, Nagpur, 1 March 2006.

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Delivered the Keynote address and chaired a session in the National Seminar on 'Nativism and Marathi Literature', organised by C. P. & Berar College, Nagpur, 2 March 2006. Participated in the panel discussion on 'Akalan' (a collection of critical essays) by Dr. Shreepad Bhalchandra Joshi organised by Dharampeth Rajaram Vachankya, Nagpur, 3 March 2006. Delivered Keynote address and chaired a session at the National Seminar on 'Social changes and Marathi literature', organised by Vidyavardhini College, Dhule, 17 March 2006. Prof. A. Mariappan: Presented paper 'History of Kattappomman: Politics of Readings', at the National Seminar on History from Below: Folk-Narratives from South India, organised jointly by the Kannada University, Hampi and Karnataka Sangha Delhi, 3­4 December 2005. 'A Study of Folk-Narratives in Tamil', paper presented in the National Seminar on FolkNarratives organised by the Deptt. of MIL & LS, Delhi University, under the DRS Programme, 19­21 December 2005. Dr. G. Rajagopal: Presented paper 'Mari vitta Nam Kalvi-e-culal' (in Tamil) in the 36th Conference. All India University Tamil Teachers' Association, at Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, 21 May 2005. Presented paper 'Canga Ilakkiyameem Arakkot padum' (in Tamil) at the National Seminar on Cangam Literary Theories, at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 28 March 2006. Presented paper 'Relevance of Contemporary Folk theatre Performances at Tiruttani during Tattirai and Draupati Amman festivals' (in Tamil) at the International Seminar on 'Theru-kkoothu and Contemporary Theatre' at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 28 March 2006. Dr. P. C. Pattanai: Participated in International Workshop on 'Folk Performances: Experiments and Acceptance' organised by Neelacha Puangfookiat, Saltisaran Road, Bangkok, 6­10 May 2005. Chaired a session of `Banga Bhanga Andolana: Literary and Socio-Cultural Impact to Commemorate the Centenary of the Movement', 8­10 November 2005. Presented paper 'Crow and the Bittergourd: Anatomy of an Endless Game' in the National Seminar on Folk Narratives organised in the Department of MIL & LS, under the DRS programme, 19­21 December 2005. Dr. Ravi Prakash Tekchandani: Presented paper on 'Dr. M. K. Jetley: Ek Saumya Vyaktitv', organised by the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag, 14 September 2005. Presented paper on 'Sindhi Samaj aur Sangh geet', organised by A.B.S.P., Rajasthan, 25­26 February 2006.

Research Scheme

Title Tribal-lore of Orissa Common Culture Contents Principal Investigator Dr. P.C. Pattanaik Sponsoring Organisation UGC

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Basu, N. 2005. Chattopadhyay, J and Sen, N (ed.): Astadash Shatabdir Bangla Sahitya: Punahipath O Punarbibechana 'Itihas O Bharatchandra' Kolkata. 'Dan' of the Assamese writer Saiyad Abdul Malik (Tr.), in Ajanta, Delhi, 2005. Mirajkar, N. D., 2005. Badalte Rang (Marathi): Editor: Penguin India Publications, New Delhi, (Anthology of short stories of contemporary Marathi writers). Pattanaik, P. C. 2005. Essays on Narratives in Oriya, Jagannathpur: Centre for Natural and Human Resources. Compiled a Bibliography of Tribal lore of India, under the DRS programme of UGC in the Department of MIL & LS, Delhi University, 2006. Tekchandani, R. P. 2005. Sindhi Kahavatein: Bhashavigyanik, Samajik, Sanskritik Abhyas, Sindhi Book Trust, India. Jetley, M. K. 2005. `Ek Saumya Vyaktitva' (a booklet), Sindhi Book Trust, India. 'Saindhvi Lokgiton mein Sanskritik Asmita ke Swar', in Narayaneeyam, Kalyan, Mumbai. 'Sindhi Kahavaton mein Istri Vimarsha', in Bhasha, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi. 'Vishva Dharma Sammelan aur Vivekanand', Narayaneeyam, Kalyan, Mumbai. 'Sangh ke geet evam Sindhi Samaj', in Smarika, Rajasthan. 'Swatantrata Sangram mein Sindh ke Bhoomika', Swaraj Sandarbh, Bhopal. Rajagopal, G. 2005. 'Mari vitta Nam Kalvi-c-culal' (The changed scenario of our Educational Systems). Ayvukkovai - Vol. I, 2005. (Proceedings of the All India University Tamil Teachers' 36th Conference) (ed. Balasubramaniam, C. and Dennison, Y. et. al.) 1:194­8.

SANSKRIT

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Devendera Mishra: Awarded Sanskrit Seva Samman by NCR Government of Delhi, 2005-06.

New Additions

Dr. Mithilesh Chaturvedi- Reader Dr. Saytamurti - Lecturer

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Seminars/Conferences held

National inter-disciplinary seminar on Poetic Creativity 29 March­1 April 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Dipti Tripathi: Represented India as Nominee of ICCR of Central and Eastern Indological Conference on Regional Co-operation University of Warsaw, Poland, 15­17 September 2005.

Publications

Aggarwal M. M. 2005. (ed.) Rasaruavalainkara of Prakasava Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan, Delhi: Nimbarka Philosophical Tradition Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan.

PUNJABI

Major Activities

The syllabi of under-graduate and post-graduate level have totally been restructured and revised for the benefit of students under the able guidance of the present Head, Department of Punjabi, after a period of more than two decades. Presently new courses are beneficial for professional jobs like in the fields of translation media, computer and journalism etc.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. Kuljit Shellie: Acted as a Chairperson of Education and matters in International Council of Punjabi. Dr. Manjit Singh: Acted as President of Kendriya Punjabi Sahitya Sammelan, Delhi (regd.) a Premier organisation of Punjabi literary, intellectuals and cultural groups of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana States.

M.Phil. Degrees awarded

M.Phil. Students cleared NET - 12 - 01

Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar on 'Deconstruction and Punjabi Thought' in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, Delhi, 30­31 January 2006. Annual 'Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Lecture' of National Significance, 11 January 2006.

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Punjabi Parvasi Sahitya Lecture Series: Under the Punjabi Parvasi Sahitya Lecture Series, the Department organised a special lecture of an eminent Punjabi Parvasi writer of international fame of Canada. Sh. Ravinder Ravi, Punjabi journalist and writer of national fame. Sh. Gulzar Singh Sandhu presided over the function on 14 February 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Kuljit Shellie: Presented a research paper 'National Identity in Punjabi Literature' at the Conferences on National Identity in Indian Literature organised by Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, 23­25 November 2005. Invited for four entries on Gurmat made on invitation for 'Bal Vishwa Kosh' (Children's World Encyclopedia) under publication at the Punjabi University Press, Patiala. Dr. Manjit Singh: Presented a research paper 'Concerns of Contemporary Punjabi Autobiographies' at the national seminar on Concerns of Contemporary Punjabi Literature organised by National Sahitya Academy, Delhi, 20­21 March 2006. Presented a research paper on 'Uchere Padhar Di Punjabi Parraee Dian Samasiawan' at the Seminar on Delhi Vich Punjabi Di Sathiti' organised by Punjabi Sahit Sabha, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, 24 March 2006. Presented a research paper 'Rasidi Ticket: Tirrke Ishq Di Dastan' at the Seminar on Amrita Pritam: Personality and Works organised by S.G.T.B. Khalsa College in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, Delhi, 16 February 2006. Dr. G. S. Arshi: Presented a paper 'Birtantak Pratikiryatmikta: Kaav-Shastri Peripekh' at the National Seminar on Birtan-Shastra Ate Punjabi Chintan, organised by Punjabi Department in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, Delhi. Dr. Kulvir Gojra: Presented research paper 'Virchna Vidhi (Darrida Di Drishti Ton)' at the National Seminar, 30­31 January 2006. Dr. Kulvir Gojra: Presented research paper 'Uttar Adhunikta Te Adhuniktavad, organised by Multi Lingual' at the National Seminar at Punjabi University, Patiala, 3­14 March 2006.

Research Scheme

Title 'Ishwar Chittarkar Da Rachna-Sansar' Principal Investigator Dr. Manjit Singh (Reader), Sponsoring Organisation Punjabi Academy, Delhi Govt.

Publications

Singh, M. 2005. Janam-Sakhi/Myth-Vigyan (Second edition), Delhi: Arsee Publishers. (ed.). Sayad Fazal Shah Rachit Quissa Sohni Mahinwal, Delhi: Arsee Publishers. Singh, M. 2006. Quadderyaar Rachit Qissa Puran Bhagat and Qissa Sohni Mahiwal, Delhi: Arsee Publishers. 97

Singh, M. 2006. Contributed a research-paper on 'Puratan Janam-Sakhi Da Birtant-Shastri Vishleshan' published in the Book 'Birtant-Shastra & Punjabi Chinan', Delhi: Punjabi Academy. pp. 147­57. Singh, G. 2006 (ed.). Birtant Shastra Ate Punjabi Chintan, Delhi: Punjabi Academy.

PERSIAN

M. Phil Degree awarded

M.Phil. 01

Seminars/Conferences held

One-day Local Research Scholar Seminar at Department of Persian, 30 November 2005. Three-day International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. One-day National Seminar 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim', organised by Department of Persian, Delhi University, 6 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Chandar Shekhar: Participated in three-day International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. Presented paper 'Description of Delhi (18th c.) in Persian sources: A socio-Cultural Study' at the International session of All India Persian Teachers' Conference at Hyderabad, 28 March 2006. Chaired one session in the International session of All India Persian Teachers' Conference at Hyderabad, 28 March 2006. Participated one-day National Seminar on 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, March 2006. Prof. S. H. Qasemi: Participated in three-day International Seminar on the topic of 'Tanz-oMezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. Presented paper 'Khusru: Love Poetry of Khusru' at the International Seminar 'Amir Khusru' at Department of Persian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 25­29 March 2006. Participated in one-day National Seminar on 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, March 2006. Prof. S. B. F. Husaini: Participated in three-day International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. 98

Presented paper 'Indo-Persian Mathnavi' at the International Seminar (AIPTA) at Department of Persian, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 25­27 March 2006. Presented a paper 'Rights of Women in Isalam' at the National Seminar 'The Rights of Women' Embassy of Iran, 2005. Participated in one-day National Seminar on 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, March 2006. Prof. Nargis Jahan: Presented paper 'Tanz Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at the International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. Presented paper 'Moa'arafi-e-Nuskha-e-Khatti-e-Amir Khusru' at the International Seminar 'Amir Khusru' at Department of Persian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 25­29 March 2006. Presented paper 'Tarjuma-e-Gulistan-e-Sa'adi' at the National Seminar on 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, March 2006. Participated in Three-day National Seminar organised by Rampur Raza Libarary, Rampuron February 2006. Prof. Rehana Khatoon: Presented paper 'Tanz-o-Mizah Dar Adabiyat-e-Ma'athir-e-Iran at the International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 4­16 February 2006. Presented paper 'Amir Khusru Aur Hindustan' at the International Seminar 'Amir Khusru' at Department of Persian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 25­29 March 2006. Presented paper 'Kar Burd-e-Istilahat-e-Aamiyane Dar Adabiyat-e-Ma'athir-e-Farsi at the National Seminar organised by Iran Culture House, New Delhi, September 2005. Presented paper 'Mohaqiq-e-Matn Ki Adabi Salahiyaton Per Ek Nazar' at the National Seminar organised by Rampur Raza Libarary, Rampur, February 2006. Presented paper 'Tughlaq Shah Ke Ahad Ke Rajisthan Main Dastiyab Char Katbe' at the All India Seminar in Maulana Azad Arabic and Persian Research Institute, Rajisthan, March 2006. Presented paper 'Miftah-ul-Khazain Ka Urdu Tarjuma' at the National Seminar 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, Delhi University, March 2006. Dr. Aleem Ashraf Khan: Presented paper 'Tanz Dar Diwan-e-Khuroos-e-hari', at the International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. Presented paper 'Samnani Sahab aur Unki Sawaneh-e-Amir Khusro', at the International Seminar 'Amir Khusru' at Department of Persian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 25­29 March 2006. Presented paper 'Sarhind Main farsi Nasr Nigari: Ek Jaizah', at the International Seminar 'Punjab as a School of thought' Department of Persian and Urdu Literature' at Department of Persian, Urdu and Arabic, Punjabi University, Patiala, 30­31 March 2006. Presented paper 'Teachings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya' at the SAARC International 99

conference on 'Sufism in India' International Centre, New Delhi, March 2006. Presented paper 'Farsi Tahqeeq main Fehrist Nigari Ki Ahmiat aur Ifadiyat', at the National Seminar 'Manuscriptology and preservation of Manuscripts' at Rampur Raza Library, (U.P.), 19­21 February 2006. Presented paper 'Ahd-e-Vusta main Gujrat Ke Kutub Khane', at the U.G.C. National Seminar on 'Development of Persian Arabic & Urdu in Gujrat' at Mharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodra, Gujarat, 27­28 February 2006. Presented paper 'Ahd-e-Sultanat main Rajasthan ke Farsi Katbat', at the National Seminar 'The Unknown Arabic, Persian and Urdu Inscription in Rajasthan and their importance' at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 9­11 March 2006. Participated in one-day National Seminar 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' organised by Department of Persian, March 2006. Attended one-week Workshop on 'Manuscriptsology and editing of Persian manuscripts' Persian Research Centre, Iran Culture House, New Delhi and Moasissah-e-Puzuhishi-eMiras-e-Maktoobat, Tehran-Iran, 6­23 December 2005. Dr. Rajindar Kumar: Presented paper 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Athar-e-Ne'amat Khan-e-Aali', at the International Seminar 'Tanz-o-Mezah Dar Adabiyat-e-Farsi' at Department of Persian, 14­16 February 2006. Present paper 'Humaiyon Nameh Ke Urdu Trajim' at the National Seminar 'Farsi Ke Urdu Trajim' at Department of Persian.

Publications

Books Shekhar, C. 2006. 'Asif ul Lughat' and `Asaf Jah', these two entries are published in The Encyclopedia of Persian Language and Literature, (ed.) Prof. Ismail Saadat, Tehran: Published by Farhangistan (Academy of Persian Language and Literature), Vol. I. Six entries on various cultural and literary figures of medieval India in The Encyclopedia of Persian Language and Literature of Indian Sub-continent, (ed.) Prof. Moazini, Tehran: Published by Farhangistan, Vol. I. 12 entries are in the Vol. II. 2006. Qasemi, S. H. (ed.). Munshiat-e-Brahman, Published (U.P.): Raza Library, Rampur, (ed.) Essay on Persian Literature: Published by Jayyad Barqi Press. Husaini, S. B. F. 2006. (ed.) annotated. 'Kulliyat-e-Hilm' by S.H. Haroon Zangipuri. Khatoon, R. 2006. Sirajul Lughat (in three Volumes) by Khan-e-Arzu from Anjuman-i-Asari-Milli Wa Mafakhir-i-Farhangi, Tehran, Iran. Khan, A. A. 2005. Akhbar-ul-Akhyar fi Asrar al Abrar, (ed.) and annotated, Society for the Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries, Tehran, Iran, p. 686. Chapter in the Book 100

Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi, Hayat-i-Karname-e-shah Waliullah, Institute, New Delhi, 2006. '(Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi ki Nasr Nigari)'. Kumar, R., Jahntigh, Maryam Khalili. 2005: Kumar, Rajindar (1st Edition). Articles Husaini, S. B. F. 2005. 'Rawabit-e-Hind-o-Iran Dar Neema-e-Dowwom-e-Qarn-e-Bistum' Research Journal Indo-Iranica' Kolkata. Justice Yusuf, Mohd. 2005. Quarterly Journal Indo-Iranica Kolkata. 'Nigahi Be Bahrul Ma'ani-e-Hafar-e-Makki', Qand-e-Parsi, Vol. 31. p. 384, 2006. Khan, A. A. 2006. 'Shaikh Mohd. Ali LHazin Lahiji dar Aaina-e-Rubaiyat' (Persian) Qand-eParsi No. 29­30 Persian Research Centre, Iran Culture House, New Delhi. 'Malfuzat-e-Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya wa Ukhwat-e-Jahani' (Persian) Qand-e-Parsi. 2005, No. 31, Persian Research Centre, Iran Culture House, New Delhi. 'Jamba Hai Milli Girai Dar Abiyat-e-Khalilullah-i-Khalili' (Persian), Qand-e-Parsi. 2006, No. 32, Persian Research Centre, Iran Culture House, New Delhi. 'Shaikh Akhi Siraj' (Persian) Qand-e-Parsi, 2006, No. 33, Persian Research Centre, Iran Culture House, New Delhi. 'Moarafiy-e-Nuskh-e-Khatti-e-Bu Ali Sina Dar Kitabkhana hai-e-Hind'. 2006, (Persian), Research Journal (Special Issue of Ali, Syed Azhar,) Deptt. of Persian. 'Safar Namah-i-Anand Ram Mukhlis Shahkar-e-Tasheeh Ustad Azhar Ali'. 2006, (Persian), Research Journal (Special Issue of Ali, Syed Azhar,) Deptt. of Persian. 'Nuskha-i-Pur Arzish Dar Kitabkhana-i-Raza'. 2006, Rampur (Persian), Research Journal, Deptt. of Persian. Kumar, R. J. 2006. Nargis, Persian Research Journal. Negahi Be Mahatava-e-Chachnameh.

PSYCHOLOGY

Major Activities

The thrust areas of the Department are Cognitive Psychology, Applied Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. The research activities have focused on aspects of human cognition, aging, belief systems, management of stress, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, neuropsychological aspects of brain damage, interventions for various disorders, culture and self-construal, memory, culture and emotions, organisational

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Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 8

Seminars/Conferences held

Seminar on 'Psychology and Well-being: An Indian Perspective', in the Department of Psychology, Resource Person Dr. Alok Pandey, formerly a Professor of Psychiatry with the Indian Air Force on 12 December 2005. Seminar/workshop on 'Consciousness & Neuropsychology', in the Department of Psychology on 13 January 2006. Resource Person: Professor J.P. Das (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada). Seminar on 'The U-turn Theory: How the West appropriates Indian Culture' in the Department of Psychology, Delhi University, Resource Person: Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, Director, Infinity Foundation, New York, 1 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Gopa Bhardwaj: `U NET hical Behaviour in Organisations: A Conceptual Review'. Paper presented at Annual International Conference Foresight Management in Corporations and Public Organisations-New Vision for Sustainability. Helsinki, Finland (Conference organised by Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration), 9­10 June 2005. Prof. N.K. Chadha: Visited University of Keele, UK to deliver key address at the International Congress and University of Manchester to attend meeting of the International Consortium for Intergenerational Programming, 7­17 July 2005. Visited Washington DC to deliver opening address at the Generational United Congress and conducted a Workshop on Intergenerational Relationships, 7­21 September 2005. Visited Singapore and delivered lectures at Singapore Action group for Elderly and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce, 21­27 December 2005. Prof. Ashum Gupta: `Issues in Dyslexia Research', Invited Lecture at the National Seminar on Language and Interface, Department of Linguistics, chaired a session on Language Processing at the National Seminar on Language and Interface, Department of Linguistics, 24 March 2006. `Understanding person in the context', chaired a Scientific Session at the National Seminar on Wholistic Perspectives on Health, Zakir Hussain College, 10 March 2006. `Creative and innovative multimodal psychotherapeutic approaches', Invited lecture at the National Seminar on Wholistic Perspectives on Health, Zakir Hussain College, 10 March 102

2006. `Setting up an enabling environment for HIV prevention amongst incarcerated substance users', Invited Lecture at the National Seminar at L.N.J.N. National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi, 24 February 2006. `Neuropsychiatric Disorders', Chaired a session at the National Conference of Delhi Psychiatric Society, Jim Corbett Park, 10 December 2005. `Identifying children with potential emotional disorders', Invited lecture at the National Seminar at NCERT, New Delhi, 22 November 2005. `Towards excellence', Invited Fulbright Lecture at Kurukshetra University arranged by United States Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi, 16 November 2005. `Psychological Assessment procedures for armed forces', Invited lecture at the National Seminar held at Defense Institute of Psychological Researches, New Delhi, 4 August 2005. Prof. N.K. Chadha: Chairperson, National Conference on 'Life Span Development: A Multidisciplinary Perspective' at Delhi University, 5­6 November 2005.

Publications

Books Chadha, N. K. and Bhatia, H. 2006. Know Yourself, New Delhi: Friends Publications. Chadha, N. K. and Bhatia, H. 2006. Be a Winner, New Delhi: Friends Publications. Research Articles Misra, G., Srivastava, A. K. and Misra, I. 2006. `Culture and facets of creativity: The Indian experience'. In James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg (eds.) International HandBook of creativity. New York: Cambridge University Press. Misra, G. 2005. `The science of affect: Some Indian insights'. In K. Ramakrishna Rao and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha (eds.) Towards a spiritual Psychology: Essays in Indian Psychology, New Delhi: Samvad India Foundation. pp. 229­48. Misra, G. 2005. `From disease to well being: Perspectives from an indigenous tradition'. In Singh, R., Yadava, A. and Sharma, N.R. (eds.) Health Psychology, New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House. pp. 281­94. Kumar, R. P. and Misra, G. 2005. `Suffering and healing: Need for cultural psychological conceptualization and applications'. In Singh, R., Yadava, A. and Sharma, N. R. (eds.) Health Psychology, New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House. pp. 53­67. Kishore, K. and Misra, G. 2005. `Women's identity in psychological theory and the Indian Cultural context'. Psychological Studies. 50:177­86. Kaur, P. and Misra, G. 2005. `Changing identities and fixed roles: The experiences of Sikh women'. Psychological Studies. 50: 196­204.

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Sibia, A., Misra, G. and Srivastava, A. K. 2005. `Assessing emotional intelligence in the Indian context'. Psychological Studies. 50: 263­71. Bhardwaj, G. Narayan, A. and Bhardwaj, G. 2005. `Dual Career Nuclear Families in India: Attitudes and Social Support'. IJIR. 41(1). Gupta, A. and Jamal, G. 2006. `Reading Strategies of bilingual normally progressing and dyslexic readers in Hindi and English', Applied Psycholinguistics. Gupta, A. and Khosla, M. 2006. `Influence of mood on estimation of time'. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 32(1): 54­62. Gupta, A. and Jamal, G. 2006. `An analysis of reading errors of dyslexic readers in Hindi and English'. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 17(1) :73­86. Sondhi, V. and Gupta, A. 2005. `The role of interviewer behaviors in eyewitness suggestibility'. The Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology 6(1): 1­19. Gupta, A. and Singhal, N. 2005. `Psychological support for families of children with autism'. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal 16: 62­83. Seth, S. and Chadha, N. K. 2005. `Of bonding between grandparents and grandchildren: An analysis, Ageing and Society'. The Indian Journal of Gerontology. 15(3, 4): 1­14. Varma, S. 2005. `From the self to the Self: An exposition on personality based on the works of Sri Aurobindo'. In Rao, K. R. and Bhatt, S.M. (eds.), Towards a Spiritual Psychology. New Delhi: Samvad.

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (SDC)

Major Activities

Starting the 'lecture series': Experts from field agencies, sister institutions and practicing psychologists presented papers, lectures and workshops on current themes. Proposal for starting collaborative research projects and faculty exchange programme overseas formulated and approved.

Ph.D. Degree awarded

Ph.D. 1

Seminars/Conferences attended

S.S. Vohra: 'Training the mind: Experiential exercises in contemplation, Forgiveness & Anger management'. IIT, Delhi, 2006.

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Research Scheme

Title Facilitation Mental Health Through Value Inculcation Principal Investigator Dr. S.S. Vohra Sponsoring Organisation NCERT

Publications

Articles Gupta, T. and Vohra, S. S. 2005. `Parenting a child with Muscular Dystrophy: Perspectives, Experiences and Feelings'. PRASAR: Contemporary Journal of Population and Adult Education. Vol. (1­2), 203­7. Wadhawan, R. and Jena, S. P. K. 2005. `Personality, Family Pathology and family environment of conversion females', Delhi Psychiatric Bulletin 8, 1, 54­61. Jena, S. P. K. 2005. `Sociobiology of health and disease'. In Social Dimensions of Health. Dalal, A. (ed.), Jaipur: Rawat Publication. pp. 205-20. Jena, S. P. K. 2005. `Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Clinical application and current status'. In Singh, R., Yadav, A. and Sharma, N. R. (eds.) Health Psychology, New Delhi: Global Vision. pp. 391­440.

URDU

Major Activities

The Department of Urdu was established in 1959. Right from its inception the Department assumed a character and personality of its own. Within 47 years of its existence it is not only a major Department but commands respect as a pioneer Department of Urdu in the country. The students who have obtained Ph.D. degrees are teaching in various Universities of the country. Apart from M.A., M.Phils. and Ph.D. Courses, the Department is also conducting Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Urdu for foreign & non-Urdu knowing students, catering to the needs of thousands of learners. The Department is conducting Post M.A. Diploma Course in Translation and Mass Media and M.A. Diploma Course in Urdu Paleography. As for the research programmes, a considerable number of theses have been published and acclaimed by critics and scholars. The teachers of the Department are not only teachers but a few of them are known nationally and internationally for their scholarship and learning. The teachers have won laurels for their work in various domains of literature.

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Seminars/Conferences held

The Lecture was presided over by Prof. Mohd. Hasan (Prof. Emirates, JNU): Annual Ghalib Memorial Extension Lecture by Ludmila Vassilova (an eminent Russian scholar) on the topic of 'Faiz Ke Aakhiri Ki Shairi' with special reference to Russia. Annual Nizam Memorial Extension Lecture presented by Prof. Mushirul Hasan (ViceChancellor, JMI) on the topic of 'Awadh Ke Qasbat: Ittehad Se Inteshav Tak'. The lecture was presided over by Prof. Qamar Rais.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Mohd. Kazim: Attended Seminars, Aagha Hashr Ki Makalma Nigari, Urdu Academy, Delhi. Urdu Drama aur Aagha Hashr, Muslim Institute, Kolkata, September 2005. Drama-Ba-Maqabla Adbi Drama, Urdu Academy, Delhi, January 2006. Bihar Mein Urdu Drama aur Stage, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, December 2005.

Publications

Kanwal, I. 2005. Muntakhib Ghazaliyat, Delhi: Kitabi, Dunya Publication. Muntakhib Mazmein, Delhi: Kitabi Dunya Publication 2005. Asnaf-e-Parina, Delhi: Kitabi Dunya Publication. Tanquid-o-Tahseen, Delhi: Kitabi Dunya Publication. 2006. Kazim, M. 2006. Hindustani Nukkad Natak aur Unki Samaji Manviyat, New Delhi: Educational Publishing House. Ara, A. Juyinda Yabinda (Urdu Translation of the autobiography of Ralph Russel 'Finding keepings, life, communism and everything, Shola Publications, London) City Press, Karachi, Pakistan, p. 468.

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

ANTHROPOLOGY

Major Activities

The Department imparts teaching and research training in three subdisciplines of anthropology, viz. physical anthropology, social anthropology and archaeological anthropology. Each of these disciplines has its own set of specialisation but the field that unites all these branches of anthropology is ecology. The thrust area of the Department is therefore ecology; each of its branches (or sub-branches) looks at the ecosystem from its own perspective. From its beginning, anthropology has submitted that human biology and society are greatly influenced by the habitat in which people live. We cannot treat the environment as a passive factor; rather we have to look at the ways in which the environmental factors exercise their impact on the people and their cultures. Furthermore, it is well known now that the relationship between human beings and the environment is deteriorating with the passage of time. Unless we know those factors, we shall not be able to bring out any positive changes. Keeping in view the thrust area of ecology, the Department has undertaken several studies in the Himalayas, deserts of Rajasthan and the coastal areas of Gujarat and Orissa. Each year the students of Anthropology undertake fieldwork in different parts of India to look at different institutions and populations and their relationship with ecosystems. Taking a lead in ecological studies of human population and societies, the faculty members are editing a journal entitled The Journal of Human Ecology. Several other Special Issues concerned with ecology have also been brought out. The Department has a lead role in studies of a variety of eco-niches and the ways in which people manage their resources. The concept of sustainable development and culturally rooted change has been critically examined by studies taken up by the Department. The scholars study the genetic changes that occur with environmental degradation. We intend to strengthen the domain of human ecology and report our findings. The Department has laboratories of Serology, Biochemical/Molecular, Dermatoglyphics, Physiology, Growth and Development and Cytoge gentics. Both in Physical anthropology and archaeology, work has been done on Palaeoanthropology and Paledemography. Medical Anthropology is another important specialisation of the Department where both the biological and cultural contexts of health and illness have been explored. The strengths and weaknesses of indigenous medical systems is another area of research. In Physical Anthropology, work has been done on genetics, physiology, growth and development and forensic anthropology. However the common unifying principle in all of them is ecology.

Ph.D. /M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Surinder Nath: Coordinated Group Discussion on 'HRD in Forensic Science' at International Symposium on Advances in Fingerprint Technology Delhi, 14­19 February 2006. Chaired a Scientific Session at National Symposium on Biological Anthropology-Recent Perspectives, Patiala, 24­25 March 2006. Attended a Conference on 'New Development in Rapeseed - Mustard' at Conference Centre, Delhi University, 21 January 2006. Attended National Conference of Biodiversity related International Conditions: Role of Indian Scientific Community, New Delhi, 8­10 March 2006. Prof. P.C. Joshi: Participated in International Workshop on Mortality and Injury Risk Factors in Post-Tsunami, at Catholic University of Lou vain, Brussels, Belgium, 10­15 October 2005. Participated at the National Seminar on the 'Role of Anthropology in Human Welfare and Development' at Department of Anthropology, H.S. Gaur University, Sagar, 16­17 February 2006. Participated at the National Seminar on 'Environment Drinking water and Public Health' at Palli Charcha Kendra, Visva-Bharti University, Shantiniketan, 20­21 March 2006. Participated in National Symposium on `Biological Anthropology - Recent Perspectives' held at Department of human Biology, Punjabi University, 24­25 March 2006. National Seminar on Human Genetics, Health and Ethics in Research: Anthropological Perspective. Deptt. of Anthropology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15­16 February 2005. National Seminar on 'Administration and Development of Small Tribal States Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Uttaranchal' at India International Centre, 18­19 February 2005. National Seminar on Role of Anthropology in Human Welfare. Deptt. of Anthropology, Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Viswavidayalaya, Sagar, (M.P.), 16­17 February 2006.

Research Schemes

Prof. P. C. Joshi was India Project Leader for collaborative research project with WHO Centre on Epidemiology of Disasters, UCL, Brussels, Belgium and Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association, Chennai on Mortality and Injury Risk Factors in Post-Tsunami Tamil Nadu, India. Sponsoring Organisation United Nations/ISDR/PPEW.

Publications

Kshatriya, G. K., Bhattacharya, A. and Gauniyal, M. 2005. `Biological and Behavioural Aspects of HIV/AIDS'. Indian Anthropologist, 35: 73­86.

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Kshatriya, G. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Demographic structure and health care practices of Dhodia tribal population of district Valsad, Gujarat'. In Social Dimensions of Health. (eds.) Dalal, A. K. and Ray, S. Rawat Publications. pp. 107­35. Kshatriya, G. K. and Basu, S. K. 2005. `An ethnographic account of Kutia Konds: A primititive tribal population of Phulbani district Orison'. In Primitive Tribes in Contemporary India (Vol. 1). (eds.) Choudhuri, S. K. and Chadhuri, S. S. Delhi: Mittal Publications, pp. 211­20. Bhattacharya, A. and Kshatriya, G. K. 2005. `An anthropometric and hematological study of pulmonary tuberculosis patients from slums of Delhi'. J. of Department Anthropology (Calcutta University), 9(1-2): 132­40. Kshatriya, G. K. and Basu, S. K. 2006. `Demographic profile and health seeking behaviour of Kutia Konds: A primitive tribal population of Phulbani district Orissa'. In Anthropology of Primitive Tribes. (ed.) Sharma, P. Das, Delhi: Serial Publications. pp. 369­78. Biswas, R. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Health seeking Behaviour Among Saharia - A Primitive Tribe of Madhya Pradesh'. Indian Journal of Social Research, 46 (3): 249­60. Biswas, R. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Age at Menarche and Menopause Among Saharia Women - A primitive Tribe of Madhya Pradesh'. The Anthropologist, 7 (2): 105­9. Kapoor, A. K. and Patra, P. K. 2005. `Development and Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Need for Implementation in a Primitive Tribe of Uttranchal'. In: Primitive Tribes in Contemporary India, Vol. II, (eds.) Chaudhari, S. K. and Chaudhari, S. S. New Delhi: Mittal Publication. pp. 217­26. Gautam, K., Kshatriya, G.K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Demographic Structure and Health Care Practices of Dhodia Tribal Population of District Valsad, Gujarat',. In: Social Dimensions of Health. (eds.) Dalal, A. K. and Roy, S. Jaipur: Rawat Publications. pp. 107­35. Kapoor, S. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Body Structure and Respiratory Efficiency Among High Altitude Himalayan Populations'. Coll. Anthropol., 29 (1): 37­43. Misra, P. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Impact of Western Culture Through Satellite Television on University Students'. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 31 (2): 95­104. Bag, H. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Kondhs and their Development - A Primitive Tribe of District Kalahandi, Orissa'. In: Primitive Tribes in Contemporary India. Vol. II. (eds.) Choudhari, S. K. and Choudhari, S. S. New Delhi: Mittal Publication. pp. 285­96. Mishra, P. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Ecology and Economy of a Primitive Tribe in a Semi and Zone'. In: Primitive Tribes in Contemporary India, Vol.II. (eds.) Chaudhari, S. K. and Chaudhari, S. S. New Delhi: Mittal Publication. pp. 121­58. Mishra, P. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Socio-Cultural and Environmental factors of Health among Sahariya: A Primitive Tribe of Rajasthan'. In: Contemporary Society: Tribal Studies,

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Vol. 6. (eds.) Behera, D. K. and Pfeffer, G. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. pp. 217­75. Misra, P. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Reproductive and Child Health Problems in a Primitive Tribe of Rajasthan'. In: Reproductive and Child Health Problems in India. (ed.) Sharma, K. K. N. Delhi: Academic Excellence, pp. 18­25. Kumar, R. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Some Aspects of Health and Role of Public Health Services in a Primitive Tribe of Jharkhand' In: Reproductive and Child Health Problems in India. (ed.) Sharma, K. K. N. Delhi: Academic Excellence. pp. 552­67. Patra, P. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `A study on Mortality Among the Tribes of India with Special Reference to the Rajis: A Primitive Tribal Group of Central Indian Himalayas' In: Anthropology of Primitive Tribes in India. (ed.) Sharma, P.D. New Delhi: Serials Publications. pp. 379­95. Kumar, R. K. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `Dimensions of Development Among the Parhaiyas: A Primitive Tribe of Jharkhand'. Man and Life, 32 (1-2). Misra, P. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `Health Culture and Health Seeking Behaviour in a Primitive Tribe of Desert Zone'. In: Anthropology of Primitive Tribes in India. (ed.) Sharma, P.D. New Delhi: Serials Publications. pp. 291­322. Gupta, S. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `Ethnicity and Social Variability among Lahouli'. Man and Life, 32 (1-2). Gupta, S. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `Reported Crime and Actual Crime - a Mis Match - A study among the Lahoulis of Himachal Pradesh'. The Indian Police Journal, 52 (3) : 61­7. Kumar, R. K., Channa, V. C. and Kapoor, A. K. 2005. `Economy of a Primitive Tribe in Jharkhand' In: Primitive Tribes in Contemporary India. Vol.II. (eds.) Choudhury, Sarit K. and Choudhary, S. S. New Delhi: Mittal Publications. pp. 61­8. Kumar, R. K., Channa, V. C. and Kapoor, A. K. 2006. `Role of Government Programmes in Parhaiya: A Primitive Tribe of Jharkhand'. In: Anthropology of Primitive Tribes in India. (ed.) Sharma, P.D. New Delhi: Serials Publications. pp. 513­27. Nath, S. 2006. Personal Identification Through Fingerprints. New Delhi: Shree Publisher and Distributors. (eds.) Sehgal, V. N., Nath, S. and Bhasin, M. K. Society Crime and Prosecution. Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises. (eds.) Nath, S., Sehgal, V. N. and Bhasin, M. K. Forensic-Anthropology, Science and Medicine. Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises. Gusain, S., Singh, M. M. C. and Joshi, P. C. 2005. `Nutritional Status of Pre-School Children in a Remote Village'. South Asian Anthropologist. 5(1): 117­22. Joshi, P. C. and Kalla, A. K. 2005. `Counterpoints on Tribal Health and Medicines', The Applied Anthropologist. 25(2): 180­1. 110

Sehgal, V. N. and Nath, S. 2005. `Legal Status and reliability of Polygraphy in India and Abroad'. In Society, Crime and Prosecution. (eds.) Sehgal, Nath and Bhasin, Delhi: KamlaRaj Enterprises. 57­72. Nath, S. and Sehgal, V. N. 2005. `Role of Physical evidence in Forensic exploration'. In Society Crime and Prosecution. (eds.) Sehgal, Nath and Bhasin. Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises. 87­101.

BOTANY

Major Activities

Microbiol Technology Screening of wild-type and mutant strains of Thermoactinomyces vulgaris for their ability to produce extracellular thermostable hydrolases of industrial interest, such as amylase and cellulase. Isolation, purification and characterisation of peroxidase and its isoenzymes, which will help in establishing the exact role of some specific peroxidase or its isoenzyme(s) in aflatoxin degradation/detoxification. In Vitro Technologies Cost Effective In Vitro Technologies for Mass Production of Economically Important Plants. Stress­tolerant Plants of Carthamus tinctorious. Developed novel herbal extract from Akarkara (Spilanthus spp). Besides, some anther specific genes have been isolated and characterised during different developmental stages of anther in Nicotiana. Plant Reproductive Biology Reproductive biology of four medicinal plants, which have been identified by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for research purpose. Reproductive biological studies involving phenology, floral biology, breeding system, pollination ecology and natural recruitment of Azadirachta indica, Aegle maarmelos and Mucuna pruriens have been undertaken. Reproductive biology of economically useful forest tree species in Western Ghats. Plant Developmental Biology and Biotechnology Characterising apomictic mode of reproduction in various taxa and Isolation and characterisation of genes controlling apomixes. Construction of suitable vectors for transformation of apomictic taxa. Transgenics developed will be characterised for gene expression.

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Honours/Distinctions

Prof. A.K. Bhatnagar: Chairman, Working Group on Botany, National Science Digital Library (NSDL). National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, New Delhi. Chairman, Content Advisory Committee, Education Helpline. Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Editor-in-Chief, The Botanica, Delhi University Botanical Society, Delhi, (1995-present). Editor, Phytomorphology, International Society of Plant Morphologists, Delhi, (2001present). Prof. I. Usha Rao: Elected as Secretary-Treasurer of International Society of Plant Morphologists. Dr V.P. Singh: One of the Judges for Young Scientist Award Presentations in the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Botanical Society at Dehradun, 24­26 October 2005. Chairman for a Session in the 9th National Conference on `Life Span Development: Multidisplinary Perspectives' at Delhi, 5­6 November 2005. Chairman for a Technical Session: Application of Biotechnology in the Management of Environmental Pollution in the Environmental Science Section of the 93rd Indian Science Congress at Hyderabad, 3­7 January 2006. Co-Chairman for a Technical Session (IV) in the Plant Science Section of the 93rd Indian Science Congress at Hyderabad, 3­7 January 2006. Organizing Secretary, Member Editorial Committee & Scientific Secretariat, International Conference on `Applied Phycology: Algae in Biotechnology and Environment', 14­15 February 2006. Coordinator, Treasurer & member Editorial Committee and Poster Session Committee, 'National Conference on Biodiversity Related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific Community', 8­10 March 2006, New Delhi. Dr. D. B. Sahoo: Chairman, Advisory Committee, National Marine Biotechnology Park, Govt. of Orissa. Elected, Secretary, Indian Phycological Society. Renu Deswal: Selected for DBT's Overseas Associateship, 2005-06. 6th S* Online Introductory Bioinformatics course organised by Singapore University with faculty drawn from seven other Universities from USA, Australia, South Africa and India passed with distinction and also secured third position in 2005.

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International Conference on Applied Phychology 'Algae in Biotechnology and Environment', 14­15 February 2006. National Conference on 'Biodiversity Related International Conventions: Role of Indian Scientific Community', Delhi University Botanical Society, 8­10 March 2006. Seminar on 'Relevance of Botany in the Conservation of Plants', sponsored by Delhi University Botanical Society, 8­9 February 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

A.K. Bhatnagar: Convener, Conference on Resource Development and Marketing Issues in Rapseed-Mustard, Mustard Research and Promotion Consortium, New Delhi and National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Participated in XXVIII All India Botanical Conference, Indian Botanical Society, Botanical Survey of India, Dehradun, Uttranchal, 24­26 October 2005. Prof. V. Puri: Medal Award Lecture - 2005. Fungal Infestation and Seed Deterioration During Storage in Indian Mustard at the XXVIII All India Botanical Conference, Indian Botanical Society, Botanical Survey of India at Dehradun, Uttranchal, India, 24­26 October 2005. I. Usha Rao: 8th National Seminar on Orchid Conservation, Improvement and Commercialisation and Satellite Symposium on Orchids, at Chandigarh, March 2006. Attended International Conference on Nanotechnology & Biotechnology at Intercontinental, Barakhamba Lane, New Delhi, 27­29 March 2006. Attended International Conference 'INDO-US Science and Technology Forum of Symposium on IP Management in Public Private Partnership on National Institutes of Health, TIFAC' at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, 17 February 2006. Participated as a member of organising committees at International Conference of 'Algae in Biotechnology and Environment' on Applied Phycology at Delhi University, 14­15 February 2006. V.P. Singh: Participated in Microbiol Diversity-2005: 'International Conference on Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications' at New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005. D.B. Sahoo: Participated in Eighth International Phycological Congress at Durban, South Africa, 13­19 August 2005. Attended, International Conference on 'Human Centred Sustainable Development Paridgm (organised on the occasion of Prof. M. S. Swami Nathan's 80th birthday) at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 7­10 August 2005. Delivered Special Address during 'Investors' Meet on Biotechnology' jointly organised by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar and BCIL, New Delhi at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 4 July 2005.

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Attended, Conference on Health and Environment organised by Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi, at India Habitat Centre at New Delhi, 24­25 March 2006. Delivered Plenary Lecture at National Seminar on 'Sustainability of Seafood Production: Reflections, Alternatives and Environment Control' at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, 23­24 February 2006. Renu Deswal: Invited lecture on 'Low temperature stress and Nitric oxide signaling in plants' at the TWOWS International Conference on Women's Impact on Science and Technology in the New Millennium at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 21­25 November 2005. Suman Lakhanpaul: 4th International Food Legumes Research Conference. The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (Oral Presentation), 18­22 October 2005. Veena Agrawal: Participated in International Conference on In-Vitro Biology held at Batltimore, Maryland, 5­7 June 2005. Rupam Kapoor: Participated in Microbiol Diversity. 'International Conference on Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications' at New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Calcium signalling during polarity induction in moss protoplasts. Proteomics approach for partial characterisation of S-nitrosoproteome of Brassica juncea and to study expression of major S-nitrosylated proteins under abiotic and nitrosative stress conditions. Sponsoring Organisation DST

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Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration. Study of Plant diversity and ecological dynamics in River Yamuna in collaboration with Wetlands International, New Delhi. Bioassays for larvicidal activity from medicinal plants against malaria vectors with National Malaria Research Institute, Delhi. Molecular, biochemical investigations of allergenic plants and microbes in collaboration with Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi.

Publications

Agrawal, V. and Sharma, K. 2006. `Plant responses under heavy metals stress'. In: Trivedi, P. C. (ed.). Pollution Management. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Agrawal, V. and Sharma, K. 2006. `Phytoxic effect of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb on in-vitro 114

regeneration and altered protein pattern of Holarrhena antidysenterica L. an important multipurpose tree'. Biol. Plant. 50: 307­10. Babbar, S. B., Ram, M. and Raina, A. 2006. `Prochlorophytes: phylo genetic riddle to important players in global environment'. In Singh, P. (ed.) Biodiversity, Conservation and Systematic, Jodhpur: Scientific Publishers. pp. 21­42. Babbar, S. B. and Jain, R. 2006. `Xanthan gum: An economical partial substitute for agar in microbial culture media'. Current Microbiology 52: 287­92. Babbar, S. B., Jain, R. and Walia, N. 2005. `Guar gum as a gelling agent for plant tissue culture media'. In Vitro Cellular and Development Biology-Plant 41: 258­61. Bisht, I. S., Bhat, K. V., Lakhanpaul, S., Latha, M., Jayan, P. K., Biswas, B. K. and Singh, A. K. 2005. `Diversity and genetic resources of wild Vigna species in India'. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 52: 53­68. Bhat, K.V., Lakhanpaul, S. and Chadha, S. 2005. `Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic diversity in Indian mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilcze) cultivars'. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 4: 56­64. Bhat, V., Dwivedi, K. K., Khurana, J. P. and Sopory, S. K. 2005. `Apomixes: An enigma with potential applications'. Current science 89 (11): 1879­93. Deswal, R., Singh, R. andrew, L. and Ronald, F. 2005. `Identification of immunodominant regions of Brassica juncea glyoxalase I as potential immunomudulation antiumor targets'. Peptides 26: 395­405. Giri, B., Kapoor, R. and Mukerji, K. G. 2005. `Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza Glomus fasciculatum and G.macrocarpum on the growth and nutrient content of Cassia siamea in semi-arid Indian wasteland soil'. New Forests 29: 63­73. Gupta, A. S., Bhat, V. and Gupta, M. G. 2006. `Somatic embryogenesis and agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in Indian accessions of Lucerne (Medicago sativa)'. Indian J. Biotechnology. 5(3): 269­75. Govindapyari, H. and Uniyal, P.L. 2006. `Studies on the growth forms of bryophytes in relation to habitat conditions'. In Current Concepts in Botany, (eds.) Mukerji, K. G. and Manoharachary, C. New Delhi: I K International. 121­36. Goswami, V. K., Nandy, S., Vaishnavi, S., Bhatnagar, A. K. and Raina, S. N. 2005. `Indian mayapple (Podophyllum hexandrum) leaf as an alternative source of podophyllotoxin; and RAPD fingerprinting between the Indian and American (P. peltatum) mayapple', 101­11. In Tandon, P. Sharma, M. and Swarup, R. (eds.) Biodiversity: Status and Prospects. New Delhi: Narosa Pub. House. Gupta, A. and Bhatla, S. C. 2005. `Spatial and temporal changes in lipase activity sites during oil body mobilization in protoplasts from sunflower seedling cotyledons'. Plant Growth. Regul. 46: 11­7. 115

Jain, R., Anjaiah, V. and Babbar, S. B. 2005. `Guar gum: A cheap substitute for agar in microbial culture media'. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 41: 345­9. Jain, R. and Babbar, S. B. 2005. `Guar gum and isubgol as cost-effective alternative gelling agents for in vitro multiplication of an orchid, Dendrobium chrysotoxum'. Current Science 88: 292­4. Jain, R. and Babbar, S. B. 2006. `Xanthan gum: an economical substitute for agar in plant tissue culture media'. Plant Cell Reports 25: 81­4. Jha, G., Bhat, V. and Vanamala, A. 2005. `Plant growth promoting activity of rhizobacterial strains, Bacillus and fluorescent Pseudomonas, on tomato plants'. Indian Phytopathology 58(4): 462­5. Kaur, S., Kaur, I. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2006. `Chemical Defense in Brown Algae'. In International Conference on Applied Phycology Algae in Biotechnology and Environment' New Delhi, India. Kapoor, P. and Rao, I. U. 2006. `Phase Change in plants: Some Aspects'. In: Current Concepts in Botany (eds.) Mukerji, K.G. and Manoharachary, C. New Delhi: I.K. International Publishing House. pp. 461­9. Kapoor, P. and Rao, I. U. 2006. `In vitro rhizome induction and plantlet formation from multiple shoots in Bambusa bambos var. gigantean and Gaur by using growth regulators and sucrose'. Pl. Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 85(2): 211­7. Kapoor, P., Rani, S. and Rao, I. U. 2006. `Rhizome physiology, growth and development in Bamboos'. In: Plant Molecular Physiology Current scenario and Future Projections, (ed.) Trivedi, P. C. Rajasthan: Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors, India. pp. 258­73. Kapoor, R. and Mukerji, K. G. 2005. `Rhizosphere microbial community dynamics'. In: Microbiol Activity in the Rhizosphaere (Soil Biology). (eds.) Mukerji, K. G., Manoharachary, C. and Singh, J. Springer Verlag, Germany. pp. 55­70. Kapoor, R. 2005. `Plant-fungus interaction during development of arbuscular mycorrhiza'. In: Frontiers in Plant Sciences, (eds.) Mukerji, K. G., Tilak, K.V. B. R. Reddy, S.M., Gangawante, L.V. and Prakash, P. New Delhi: I. K. International Pvt. Ltd. Kaur, I. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2006. `Algal Diversity in India' - An assessment of the threats and conservation needs. In: Biotechnology and Biology of Plants. Festchrift in honour of Pvot. C.P. Malik, (ed.) Trivedi, P. C. Rajasthan: Aavishkar Publishers, Distribution. pp. 56­75. Kumar, A. and Bhatla, S. C. 2006. `Polypeptide markers for low temperature stress during seed germination in sunflower'. Biol. Plant. 50: 81­6. Kumar, R., Singh, I. and Singh, V. P. 2005. `Degradation of aflatoxins by peroxidase isoenzymes of toxigenic and non-toxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus at different temperatures', Phytomoprphology 55 (3&4): 289­95. Kumar, J., Shukla, S. M., Bhat, V.V. Gupta, S. A. and Gupta, M. G. 2005. `In vitro plant 116

regeneration and genetic transformation of Dichanthium annulatum'. DNA & Cell Biology, 24 (11): 270­9 M.G. Kumar, R., Sharma, K. and Agrawal, V. 2005. `In vitro clonal propagation of an important plant Hollarhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall, through nodal explants from mature tree'. In Vitro Cell Dev. Plant, Kluwer Academy, 41: 137­44. Koul, M. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2005. `Phenology and climate change'. Current Science 89(2): 243­4. Pandey, V., Sharma, K. and Agrawal, V. 2005. `Efficient micropropagation protocol of an antimalarial plant - Spilanthes acmella L. var oleracaeae'. Proc. Int. Conf. Soc. I In Vitro boil at Baltimore, Maryland. Prasanna, R., Nayak, S., Suresh, A., Kaushik, B. D. and Sahoo, D. B. 2006. `Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites-Emeraging Trends and Prospects'. In: Microbes Health and Environment, (eds.) Chauhan, A. K. and Verma, A. New Delhi: I. K. International Publishing Pvt. Ltd. pp.106­18. Purty, S. R., Agrawal, V. and Gupta, S. C. 2005. `Induction of a novel boiling stable protein in response to desiccation and ABA treatments in Sesbania sesban var. bicolor'. Biol. Plant, 49 (1): 137­40. Roy, R., Purty, R. S., Agrawal, V. and Gupta, S. C. 2006. `Transformation of tomato cultivar 'Pusa Ruby' with bspA gene from Populus tremula for drought tolerance'. Plant Cell tiss. Org. Cult. 84: 55­67. Roy, R., Purty, R. S., Agrawal, V. and Gupta, S. C. 2006. `Promoterless gus gene shows leaky B-glucuronidase activity during transformation of tomato Cultivar "Pusa Ruby" with bspA gene from Populus tremula for drought tolerance'. Biol. Plant. 50: Institute of Experimental Botany Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic & Springer, Berlin. Sahoo, D. and Yarish, C. 2005. `Mariculture of seaweeds and their utilization'. In: Algal Culture Techniques (ed. Anderson, Robert A. Academic Press, U.S.A.: Published by Phycological Society of America. pp. 219­38. Sahoo, D., Sahu, N., Sahoo, D. and Baweja, P. 2005. `Marine algae cultivation: Option for sustainable management of Chilika Lake'. In: Aquatic Ecosystems: Conservation, Restoration and Management. (eds.) Ramachandran, T. V., Ahalya, N. and Murthy, C. R. New Delhi: Capital Publishing, pp. 278­83. Sahoo, D. 2005. `Biology, Cultivation and Economics of Porphyra spp'. In: Aquaculture compendium CAB International. Wallingford. U.K. 1­40. Sahoo, D. and Yarish, C. 2005. `Seaweed products find varied commercial, medicinal applications' Global Aquaculture Advocate Vol. 8 (4). pp. 44­5. Sanavar, Uniyal., P. L. and Suman, S. 2005. `Morphology and Distribution of Podostemaceae in India'. In Frontiers in Plant Sciences, (ed.) Mukerji, K. G., Tilak, K. V. B. R., Reddy, S. M., Gangwane, L. V., Prakash, P. and Kunwar, I. K. New Delhi: I. K. International. pp. 809­62.

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Sharma, P., Sharma, N. and Deswal, R. 2005. `Molecular Biology of Low temperature response in plants'. Bio-Essays 27, 1048­59. Sehgal, P. and Deswal, R. 2006. `Analysis of plant biodiversity and evolution at genome level'. In Biodiversity, Conservation and Systematies, (ed.) Singh, P. India: Scientific Publishers, pp. 207­15. Singh, I. and Singh, V. P. 2005. `Effects of plant extracts on mycelial growth and Asflatoxin in spergillus flavus cultures'. Indian Journal of Microbiology 45: 139­42. Singh, V. P., Singh, L., Singh, I. and Kumar, R. 2005. `Microbiol degradation of hazardous dyes'. In: Mukerji, K. G. and Manoharachary, C. (eds.) Professor Lakhanpal, T. N. Festchrift, Current Concepts in Botany. New Delhi: I. K. International Publications Pvt. Ltd. pp. 273­85. Singh, V. P., Singh, A., Kedia, V. K. and Laisram, N. 2006. `Thermoactinomyces vulgaris as a casual agent of farmers Lung disease'. Indian J. Aerobiol. 19: 1­11. Singh, I. and Singh, V. P. 2006. `An update on mycotoxins: Methods of detection and management'. In: Trivedi, P. C. (ed.) Malik, C. P. Festschrift, Biotechnology and Biology of Plants, Jaipur: Avishkar Publishers, Distributors. pp. 280­304. Tandon, R., Gupta, P., Sunnichan, V. G., Shivanna, Gupta, K. R. and Ram, H. Y. M. 2005. `Reproductive Biology of Some Indian Trees of Economic Importance'. In: (eds.) Chaturvedi, S. N. and Singh, K. P. Plant Reproductive and Molecular Biology. Jaipur: Avishkar Publishers. Tomar, B., Kapoor, M. R. and Bhatnagar, A. K. 2006. `Seed mycoflora and aflatoxin contamination in mustard during storage'. Current Concepts in Botany, (eds.) Mukerji, K. G. and Manohorachary, C., New Delhi: I. K. International. pp. 321­37. Vyas, S., Bhattacharya, M., Guha, S. and Rao, I. U. 2006. `Effects of Adjuvant and Growth regulators on the regeneration of Dendrobiumm lituilorum Lindl'. In: Abstracts, 8th National Seminar on Orchid Conservation, Improvement and Commercialization & Satellite symposium on Orchids: Why and how? (eds.) Sembi, Jaspreet, K. and Pathak, Promila, Chandigarh. p. 44. Walia, N., Kaur, A. and Babbar, S. B. 2005. `In vitro regeneration of high oil yielding of safflower (Carthamus tinctorious var HUS-305)'. Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 14: 65­8. Journal and Periodical International Society of Plant Morphologists in the Department of Botany published Phytomorphology Vol. 55, (1­4): An International Journal of Plant Science. Delhi University Botanical Society published The Botanica, Vol.- 55.

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Major Activities

The interaction of metal ions with biologically active ligands and computer modeling has been studied. Transition metal complexes of some biologically active ligands have been synthesized and characterised. Some of these are investigated for their biological activity. Equilibrium constants and thermodynamic parameter for various complexation reactions of metal ions with biologically active ligands have been determined. This information is of vital importance for chemists and biochemists. Electrochemical alternatives: Electrodiposition technique for removal and recovery of metals from waste water. Few good reagents for micro-estimation of ions (cations and anions) spectrophotometrically and complexometrically have been developed. These have been used for estimation of metal ions in biological fluids such as blood, pure drinks, milk samples and various industrial products and wastes. The Department has developed micellar catalysed and sensitized complexation reaction for trace estimation. In these reactions sensitivities have been found to increase manyfold.

Honours/Distinctions

Professor P.N. Kapoor: Appointed Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. from May to July 2005 and a member of the advisory committee of National Conference on Modern Trends in Chemical Science and Technology held at Jallandhar. Received the Long Service Award (India, North International Section) from the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, for giving outstanding service to the RSC.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

Ph. D. 2 M.Phil. 2 Students cleared NET

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. N. Thirupathi: Attended Reactivity Studies of Cationic Palladium (II) Phosphine Carboxylate Complexes with Lewis Bases. Substitution versus Cyclometalation Natesan Thirupathi, Dino. Amoroso Andrew Bell and John D. Protasiewicz: Poster presented in 'Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-IX', Conference in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, December 2005. Brijesh Rathi, Umesh Kumar, Natesan Thirupathi: Reactions of N,N',N'-Trisubstituted Guanidines with Chlorophosphines, Poster presented in 'Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-IX', Conference in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, December 2005.

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INDO-US Workshop on green chemistry, International conference on green chemistry National Seminar on rap se(eds.) Prof. P.N. Kapoor: Attended Synthesis of Mixed metal oxides nanoparticles via sol-gel method and their applications. Modern Trends in Chemical Science and Technology, Jallandhar, 2005. Synthesis and Characterisation of µ -oxoalkoxides of some bivalent metals with aluminium and their ß - diketonates. A new precursor for mixed metal oxide nanoparticles. Modern Trends in Chemical Science and Technology, Jallandhar. p. 3. 2005. Mukesh Chandra Joshi and Diwan S. Rawat: 'Synthesis, characterisation and thermal reactivity of cyclic/acyclic enediynes', 10th International Conference of ISCB on Drug discovery: Perspective and challenges, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, 2006 (Poster). Amanda J. Krzysiak, Sarah A. Reigard, Diwan S. Rawat and Richard A. Gibbs: Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, 2005. (Paper). Sarah A. Reigard, Diwan S. Rawat and Richard A. Gibbs: Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, 2005 (Paper). Invited Lectures Diwan S. Rawat, Mukesh Chandra Joshi and Penny Joshi: 'Synthesis, characterisation and thermal reactivity of cyclic/acyclic enediynes', 93rd Indian Science Congress Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad (A.P.), 3-7 January 2006. Diwan S. Rawat: Attended 'Bergman cyclization: Old reaction-New developments', G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar, U.A., 23 December 2005. 'Synthesis and Biological Signification: Of Natural Product Analogues', National Seminar on Chemistry-Industry Interface, ARSD College, Delhi University, 8­9 December 2005. Attended Eleventh NOST Symposium, 25­29 October 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Statistical Theory of Optimized Potentials in Folding Proteins Electronic Control of Thermal Bergman Cyclization Reactions: A New approach towards the development of novel enediyne anticancer molecules. Principal Investigator Dr. Parbati Biswas Sponsoring Organisation Department of Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology

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Design and syntheses of Novel tetraoxanes and Tetraoxane based modular molecules as potential Antimalarial agents.

Dr. Diwan S. Rawat

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology formerly Centre for Biochemical Technology. Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety, DRDO, Timarpur, Delhi.

Publications

Biswas, P., Zou., J. and Saven, J. 2005, Chem, J. Phys. 123, 154908. Kant, R., Singh, R. et al. 2006. `Structure-conductivity correlation in ferric chloride -doped poly (3-hexylthiophene) New Journal of Physics, 8­112. Thirupathi, N. 2006. Synthesis and Photoelectron Spectroscopic Studies of N(CH2CH2NMe)3P=E (E = O, S, NH, CH2) Karpati, T.; Veszpremi, T.; Thirupathi, N.; Liu, X.; Wang, Z.; Ellern, A.; Nyulaszi, L.; Verkade, J.G.J. Am. Chem. Soc.128(5); 1500­12. (Published from lowa State University, Ames, lowa, U.S.A.). Thirupathi, N., Amoroso, D. and Bell, A. Protasiewicz, J.D. Organometallics 2005. Synthesis and Reactivity of Cationic Palladium Phosphine Carboxylate Complexes 24: 4099­4102. Gupta, S., Kumar, S. and Chandra, H. 2005. `Study of Autoxidation of Ascorbic Acid in Acetonitrile by Electronic Absorption Spectra', Journal of App. Spect. 72(2): 291­3. Gupta, S., Sharma, R. K. and Chandra, H. 2006. `Electronic Spectroscopic Study of LAscorbic Acid (Vit. C) in non-aq. Media', Journal of Applied Spectroscopy 73(2). Kakkar, R. Grover, R. and Gahlot, P. 2006. `Metal ion selectivity of hydroxamates: A density functional study'. J. Mol. Struct.: THEOCHEM 767: 175­84. Garg, B. S., Kumar, D. N., Sachdeva, S. and Sharma, R.K. 2006.`Chemical speciation and computer modeling studies on interaction of an antioxidant 7, 8-dhydroxy-4-methyl coumarin with bivalent metal ions'. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 83: 356­60. Garg, B. S., Kumar, D. N., Sachdeva, S. and Sharma, R.K. 2006. `Stability constant studies of trivalent lanthanides with an antioxidant 7, 8-dhydroxy-4-methyI coumarin'. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India 76(A), 1. Garg, B. S. and Dwivedi, P. 2006.`Investigations and chemical speciation of ternary complexes on bivalent metal ions with cephalexine as primary ligand and glycine and valine as secondary ligands' Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 83: 229­32. Garg, Bhagwan S. and Kumar, D. N. 2006. `Synthesis and Spectroscopic studies of complexes of Zn(II) with N2 O2 donor groups'. Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 64(1): 141­7.

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Garg, B. S., Singh, B. K. and Sharma, R. K. 2006. `Cobalt(II) complexes of biologically active glutathione: Spectroscopic and molecular modeling studies'. Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 63(1): 96­102. Garg, B. S., Singh, B. K. and Sharma, R. K. 2006. `Kinetics and molecular modeling of biologically active glutathione complexes with Pb(II) ions'. Journal of Thermal analysis and calorimetry. (On line available). Garg, B. S. and Singh, B. K., 2005. `Spectral and kinetic studies of thermal decomposition of complexes of biologically active glutathione with Zn(II) and Cd(II)'. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 82 (12): 1191­5. Garg, B. S., Rana, M. P., Nagarajan, M. and Rajagopal, C. 2005. `Removal of chromium from aqueous solution by treatment with carbon aerogel electrode using response surface methodology'. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry research 44(17): 6549­59. Garg, B. S., Sharma, R. K. and Kudra, E. 2005. `Copper(II), nickel(II) and zine(II) complexes of 2-12-(6-methylbenzothiazolyl) azo]-5- dimethlaminobenzoic acid: Synthesis, spectral thermal and molecular modeling studies'. Transition Metal Chemistry (Dordrecht, Netherlands) 30(5): 552­9. Garg, B. S., Singh, B. K. and Kumar, D. N. 2005. `Solid phase extraction of lead using modified cellulose in natural, waste water and egg samples'. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology 12(4): 413­8. Garg, B. S., Bhojak, N. and Kumar, D. N. 2005. `Micellar spectrofluorimetric determination of Pb(II) in natural water, waste water and egg samples with N-(2-pyridyl)-2hydroxybenzamide'. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, Section A, 44(7): 1410­2. Garg, B. S., Kumar, D. N. and Sarbhai, M. 2005. `Copper(II) complexes of new biomimetic polydentate amide ligands: A Spectroscopic study'. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 61(1­2): 141­7. Kapoor, P. N., Uma, S., Radriguez, S. and Klabunde, K.J. 2005. 'Sol-Gel process of MTi2O5 (M=Mg, Mn, Fe, Co, Zn) compositions using single source precursor: Synthesis, Characterisation and Photocatalytic behavior', J. Molecular catalysis A 229: 14. Sharma, M., Bhag, A. K., Sharma, H. K., Priti, Kansal, R., Kumar, R. and Kapoor, P. N. 2005. 'Precursors for mixed metal oxide nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterisation of a-oxoalkoxiders of some bivalent metals and their B-diketonates'. Indian J. Chemistry 44A: 256. Z.Xu, Kapoor, P.N. and I.S. Butler, 2006. 'Pressure-tuning Infrared and Raman spectra of trans-dichloro-bis [(diperfluroethyl) phenylphosphine] Platinum (II), trans-Pt [PPh (CF3CF2)2] Cl2'. Inorganic Chimica Acta 359: 4121. Rawat, D. S., Joshi, M. C., Joshi, P. and Aethiya, H. 2006. 'Marine Peptides and Related Compounds in Clinical Trials.' Anti-Cancer Agents-Med. Chem. 6: 33­40. Cited in : Curr. Med. Chem. 13: 2449­24662006. 122

Avasthi, K., Aswal, S., Kumar, R., Yadav, U, Rawat, D. S. and Maulik, P. R. 2005. 'Fine tuning of folded conformation by change of substituents: 1H NMR and crystallographic evidence for folded conformation due to arene interactions in pyrazolo [3,4-d] pyrimidine core based 'propylene linker' compounds'. J. Mol. Str. 750: 191­7. Cited in: J. Mol. Str. 750: 179­85 (2005). Zaleski, Jeffrey M. and Rawat, Diwan S. 2006. `Enediyne compounds and methods related thereto'. (Advanced Research and Technology Institute, Inc., USA). U.S. pp. 24, CODEN: USXXAM US Patent No: 6987132 B1. Books Rawat, D.S. 2005. Bioactive Marine Natural Products. New York, USA: Springer and New Delhi, India: Anamaya Publisher. ISBN: 1­4020­3472­5. Book was reviewed by Journal of American Chemical Society and comments were published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128: 4494, it states. 2006. `Sythesis and Photoelectron Spectroscopic Studies of N(CH2CH2NMe) 3 P=E (E=O,S,NG,CH2)' Karpati, T.; Veszpremi, T.; Thirupathi N.; Liu, S.; X.; Wang. Z.; Ellern, A.;Nyulaszi, L.; Verkade, J. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006; 128(5) (Published from lowa State University, Ames, lowa USA) `Synthesis and Reactivity of Cationic Palladium Phosphine Carboxylate Complexes'. Thirupati, N., Amoroso, D., Bell, A., Rotasiewicz, J.D. Organometallics 2005; 24: 4099­4102. Patent (U.S.). Study of autoxidation of Ascorbic Acid in Acetonitrile by Electronic Absorption Spectra. Gupta, S., Sharma, R.K. and Chandra, H. 2005. Journal of App. Spect. 72(2): 291­3. Gupta, S., Sharma, R.K. and Chandra, H. 2006. `Electronic Spectroscopic Study of LAscorbic Acid (Vit.C) in non-aq'. Media. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy 73 (2). Kakkar, R., Grover, R. and Gahlot, P. 2006. `Metal ion selcectivity of hydroxamates: A density functional study'. J. Mol. Struct.: THEOCHEM 767:175­84. Kakkar, R., Grover, R. and Gahlot, P. 2006. `Density functional study of the properties of isomeric aminophenylhydroxamic acids and their copper (II) complexes'. Ployhedran 25:759­66. Kakkar, R., Pathak, M. and Radhika, N.P. 2006. `A DFT study of the structures of pyruvic acid isomers and their decarboxylation'. Org. Biomol. Chem. 4:886­95. Kakkar, R., Pathak, M. and Chadha, P. 2005. `Theoretical study of unimolecular rearrangements of vinylidenses to acetylenes'. Int. J. Quantum Chem. 102: 189­99. Kakkar. R., Sharma, R. and Dua, A. 2005. `Spectral and theoretical studies of N-p(ethylbenzene) thiobenzohydroxamic acid metal chelates'. Spectrochim. Acta A 62: 819­25.

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Kakkar, R., Suruchi and Grover, R. 2005. `Theoretical study of molecular recognition by Hoechst 33258 analohues'. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 23: 37­48. Kakkar, R., Suruchi and Pathak. M. 2005. `QSAR studies on the mechanism of radioprotection by Hoechst 33258 analogues'. J. Mol. Struct: THEOCHEM 714: 35­42. Mishra, A.K., Manav, N., Kaushik, K.2005. `Organisation (IV) Complexes of thiohydrazenes: synthesis, characterisation and antifungal study'. Spectrochimica acta, Part A, Molecular & bio-molecular spectroscopy. 61 (13-14): 3097­101.

Dr. B. R. AMBEDKAR CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Major Activities

Successfully completed the first phase of 'Catch Them Young' Programme with CSIR. The success of the programme prompted CSIR to enhance the fellowships to top 10 students each of M.Sc. Previous & Final from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2500.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Divya R. Nair Ms. Noor Jailkhani Ms. Neha Kamran Course M.Sc. in Biomed. Science M.Sc. in Biomed. Science M.Sc. in Biomed. Science Position in the University I II III

Research Schemes

Title Synthesis and Evaluation of 99m Tc-Ciprofloxacin Analogues for infection imagin'. Identification of various sub domains of hSin3B in Transcription Repression. Synthesis of DNA intercalator Ellipticine tethered to alkylating agent N-methyl-N-nitrosourea to study the relationship between Principal Investigator Dr. Madhu Chopra Dr. Daman Saluja Dr. Anil K. Mishra Dr. Daman Saluja Sponsoring Organisation INMAS

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groove and sequence selective alkylation's of DNA and cyto-toxicity of brain tumors. Computer-Aided Design of Novel NSAIDs as Selective Cyclooxygenase -2 (COX-2) inhibitors to target tumors: Pilot Study for Synthesis and Preliminary Activity for its Anti-tumor Potential . Radio protectors against Radiation Induced Damage in Normal Cells during Radiotherapy in Cancer: Development and Molecular Mechanism Study. Investigating the Molecular Mechanism of Action of Non-toxic Radioprotectors. Identification and Characterization of Antidiabetic compounds from Annona squamosa and Ocimum Sanctum. Synthesis and Characterisation of DNA Minor Groove Binding Ligands for Biological Applications. Investigation of the Characteristics of the Biologically Active Systems Using the Probes showing Proton Transfer & Electron Transfer Behaviours: Synthesis and Photophysics. A Detailed Evaluation of the Mechanism of action of Bis [3-(-4'substituted phenyl) prop-2-ene] disulfides - A novel class of antihyperlipidemic compounds. Dr Madhu Chopra Dr. Daman Saluja DBT

Dr. Vibha Tandon

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Dr. Vibha Tandon

DBT

Dr. Vibha Tandon

ICMR

Dr. Vibha Tandon

INMAS, DRDO

Dr. Vibha Tandon

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Dr. Manisha Tiwari

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Library Development

Total Budget Books added : : 5,00,000 200

Seminars/Conferences held

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Pyrazole Derivatives as Potential Ant-Parkinson's Agents: Faizul Azam, Sandeep Kumar and Pratibha Mehta Luthra. Synthesis of 2-Benzylideneamino-naphthothiazoles as potential Antibacterial Agents. Luthra, Pratibha Mehta, Singh, S. and Azam F., Joint International Conference on Building Bridges, Forging Bonds for 21st Century Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (ACS-CSIR), National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 6­9 January 2006.

Publications

Sharma, P., Senthilkumar, R.D., Brahmachari, V., Sundaramoorthy, E., Mahajan, A., Sharma, A. and Sengupta, S. 2006. `Lipids Health Dis. Mining literature for a comprehensive pathway analysis: A case study for retrieval of homocysteine related genes for genetic and epigenetic studies'. 23; 5:1. Review. Bakshi, R., Mehta, A.K., Sharma, R., Maiti, S., Pasha, S. and Brahmachari, V. 2006. `Characterisation of a human SWI2/SNF2 like protein hINO80: Demonstration of catalytic and DNA binding activity'. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 6; 339(1): 313­20. Ganapathi, M., Srivastava, P., Das, S.K.S., Kumar, K., Dasgupta, D., Pal, G.S. and Brahmachari, V. 2005. `Comparative analysis of chromatin landscape in regulatory regions of human housekeeping and tissue specific genes'. BMC Bioinformatics. 26; 6: 126. Kumar, A., Chandolia, A., Chaudhry, U., Brahmachari, V. and Bose, M. 2005. `Comparison of mammalian cell entry operons of mycobacteria: in silico analysis and expression profiling'. FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 1; 43(2): 185­95. Aneja, R., Zhou, J., Vangapandu, S.N., Zhou, B., Chandra, R. and Joshi, H. C. 2006. `Drug Resistant T-lymphoid Tumors Apoptose Selectively by an Anti-microtubule Agent, EM011'. Blood 107(6): 2486­92. Aneja, R., Lopus, J., Zhou, S.N., Vangapandu, A., Ghaleb, J., Yao, J.H., Nettles, B., Zhou, M., Gupta, D. P, Chandra, R. and Joshi, H.C. 2006. `Rational Design of a Microtubule Targeting Anti-Breast Cancer Drug, EM015'. Cancer Res. 66(7): 3782­91. Aneja, R., Chandra, R., Lage, H. and Joshi, H. C. 2006. `Reversal of P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance in cancer cells by the c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase'. Jun Zhou, Min Liu, Cancer Res. 66(1): 445­52. Aneja, R., Surya, N., Vangapandu, Manu, L., Chandra, R., Panda, D. and Joshi, H. C. 2006. `Development of a Novel Nitro-derivative of nospcaine for the Potential Treatment Drugresistant Ovarian Cancer and T-Cell Lymphoma' Mol. Pharmacol 69(6): 1801­9. 126

Aneja, R., Surya, N., Vangapandu, Manu, L., Vijaya G., Viswesarappa1, Dhiman, N., Verma, A., Chandra, R., Panda, D. and Joshi, H. C. 2006. `Synthesis of microtubule-interfering halogenated noscapine analogs that perturb mitosis in cancer cells followed by cell death'. Biochem. Pharmacol. 10 (Epub). Verma, A., Bansal, S., Tiwari, R., Kasi, V.S., Tandon, V. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Synthesis and in vitro Cytotoxicity of Haloderivatives of Noscapine'. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 17 (Epub). Verma, Y. K., Gururdutta, U. G., Kishore, V. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Cell Death Regulation by B-Cell Lymphoma Protein'. Apoptosis 11(4): 459­71. Singh, A., Singh, Y., Pine, R., Shi, L., Chandra, R. and Drlica K. 2006. `Protein Kinase I of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Celular localization and expression during infection of macrophage-like Cells'. Tuberculosis (Edinb.) 86(1): 28­33. Kumar, R., Chaudhary, P., Nimesh, S. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Polyethylene Glycol as a Nonionic Liquid Solvent for Michael Addition Reaction of Amines to conjugated Alkenes'. Green Chemistry 8: 356­8. Verma, A. K., Tiwari, R., Singh, J. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity and QSAR Studies of 1, 2-Disubstituted-6, 7-Dimethoxy-1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroisoquinolines'. Europ. J. Med. Chem. 41(1): 40­9. Tiwari, R., Verma, A., Chillar, A. K., Singh, A.K., Singh, J., Yadav, V., Sharma, G. L. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Synthesis and antifungal activity of substituted-10-methyl-1,2,3,4tetrahydropyrazino [1,2-a] Indoles'. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 14(8): 2747­52. Nimesh, S., Pawar, V., Goyal, A., Jayaraman, S., Kumar, P., Chandra, R., Singh, Y. and Gupta, K.C. 2006. `Polyethylenimine nano Particles as efficient Transfecting agents for Mammalian Cells'. J. Control Release 110(2): 457­68. Tiwari, R. K., Singh, D., Singh, J., Yadav, V., Pathak, A.K., Chillar, A.K., Singh, R., Sharma, G. L., Chandra, R. and Verma, A. 2006. `Synthesis and antibacterial activity of substituted 1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrazino [1,2-a] indoles'. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 16(2): 413­6. Chaudhary, P., Kumar, R., Singh, D., Yadav, V., Chhiller, A., Sharma, G.L., Verma, A. and Chandra, R. 2006. `Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of N-alkyl and N-aryl piperazine derivatives. Bioorg'. Med. Chem. 14(6): 1819­26. Kumar, R., Chaudhary, P., Nimesn, S., Verma, A. and Chandra, R. 2006. `An Efficient Synthesis of 1,5-Benzadiazepine Derivatives Catalyzed by Silver Nitrate'. Green Chemistry 8: 519­21. Gurudutta, U.G., Gangenahalli, Singh, V. K., Verma, Y. K., Gupta, P., Sharma, R. K., Chandra, R. and Luthra P.M. 2006. `Hematopoietic Stem Cell antigen CD34: Role in Adhesion or Homing'. Stem Cells Dev, 15(3): 305­13. Mishra, A.K., Mishra, S.B., Manav, N., Daman, S. Chandra, R. and Kaushik, N.K. 2006. `Synthesis, Characterisation, Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Study on Platinum (IV) Complexes'. Nimesh, S., Manchanda, R., Kumar, R., Saxena, A., Chaudhary, P., Yadav, V., Mozumdar, S.

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and Chanrad, R. 2006. `Novel Ployallylamine-dexteran Sulfate-DNA Nanoplexes: Highly Efficient Non-Viral Vector for Gene Delivery'. Int. J. Pharmaceutics. Zhou, J., Lu, M., Luthra, R., Jones, J., Aneja, R., Tekmal, R.R., Joshi, H.C and Chandra R. 2005. `EMO12, a Microtubule-Interfering Agent, Inhibits the Progression of MultidrugResistant Human Ovarian Cancer both in Cultured Cells and in Athymic Nude Mice. Cancer Chemother'. Pharmaco. 55(5): 461­5. Panwar, P., Iznaga, N., Sharma, R., Chandra, R. and Mishra, A. K. 2005. `Radiolabelling and Biological Evaluation of DOTA-Ph-Al Derivative Conjugated to anti-EGFR antibody ior egf/r3 for Targeted Tumor Imaging and Therapy'. Cancer Biol Ther. 4(8): 0854­60. Tiwari, R. P., Garg, S., Chandra, R. and Bisen, P. S. 2005. `Glycolipids of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strain H37Rv are Potential Serological Markers for Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis'. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunology 12(3): 465­73. Verma, A. K., Tiwari, R., Kaur, P., Singh, D. and Chandra, R. 2005. Highly Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of 1-Substituted-1,2,3,4-Tetrahydropyrazino [1,2-a] Indoles'. Tetrahedron 61(40): 9513­8. Gupta, R.K., Watal, G., Murthy, P. S., Chandra, R. and Tandon, V. 2005. `Hypoglycaemic and Antidiabetic Effect of Aqueous Extract of Leaves of Annona squamosa (L.) in Experimental Animal'. Current Science 88(8): 1244­54. Gupta, R. K., Kesari, A. N., Watal, G., Murthy, P.S., Chandra, R. and Tandon, V. 2005. `Nutritional and Hypoglcemic Effect of Fruit Pulp of Annona squamosa in Normal Healthy and Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rabbits'. Ann. Nutr Metab. 49(6): 407­13. Verma, A., Kumar, R., Chaudhary, P. and Chandra, R. 2005. `Cu Nano Particles: A Chemo selective catalyst for the aza-Michael Reactions of N-alky-and N-aryl-piperazine Derivatives with Acrylonitrile'. Tetrahedron Letters 46(22): 5229­32. Chhikara, B. S., Chandra, R. and Tandon, V. 2005. `Oxidation of Alcohols with Hydrogen Peroxide Catalysed by a New Imidazolium ion based Phosphotungstate Complex in Ionic Liquid'. Journal of Catalysis 230(2): 436­9. Ghosh, M.K., Katyal, A., Brahmachari, V. and Chandra, R. 2005. `Targeted Activation of Transcription in vivo through Hairpin-Triplex Forming Oligonucleotide in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. Mol. Cell Biochem. 278(1-2): 147­55. Chhikara, B. S., Chandra, R. and Tandon, V. 2005. `A Versatile Method for the Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidation of Alcohols using PTC Constition in t-Butabol'. Synlett 05: 872­4. Gupta, D., Ghosh, N. N. and Chandra, R. 2005. `Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of Substituted 5-[4-[2-(6,7-Dimethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-2-oxo-4-quinoxalinyl) ethoxy phenyl] methylene] thiazolidine-2, 4-dione Derivatives as Potent Euglycemic and Hypolipidemic Agents'. Bioorg. Med. Chem Lett. 15(4): 1019­22. Chitme, H.R., Chandra, R. and Kaushik, S. 2005. `Evaluation of Antipyretic Activity of Caltrops gigantean (Asclepiadaceae) in Experimental Animals'. Phototherapy Res. 19(5): 454­6.

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Gurudutta, U. G., Gangenahalli, Singh, V. K., Verma, Y. K., Gupta, P., Raj, H. G., Chandra R. and Sharma, R. K. 2005. `Homology Modelling of Anti-apoptotic Protein -Bcl-2'. Bioinform. J. India 3(3): 23­7. Gurudutta, U. G., Gangenahalli, Singh, V. K., Verma, Y. K., Gupta, P., Sharma, R. K., Chandra, R., Gulati, S. and Luthra, P. M. 2005. `Three-Dimensional Structure Prediction of the Interaction of CD34 with the SH3 domain of Crk-L'. Stem Cells Dev. 14(5): 470­7. Gupta, R.K., Kesari, A. N., Murthy, P. S., Chandra, R., Tandon, V. and Wattal, G. 2005. `Hypoglycemic and Antidiabetic Effect of Ethanolic Extract of Leaves of Annona squamosa (L.) in Experimental Animals'. J. Ethanopharma 99: 75­81. Kishore, N., Sinha, N., Jain, S., Upadhayaya, R. S., Chandra, R. and Arora, S. K. 2005. `Synthesis of disubstituted- and deoxydisubstituted-derivatives of á-D-xylofuranose as anticancer agents'. ARKIVOC (i): 65­74. Kishore, N., Sinha, N., Upadhyaya, R.S., Chandra, R. and Arora, S. 2005. `Synthesis of some new disubstituted and deoxytrisubstituted-?D-allofuranoses'. ARKIVOC (iii): 156­64. (Issue in honour of Dr. A.V. Rama Rao on his 70th birthday). Jain, R., Tiwari, M., Chandra, R. and Gurudutta, U. G. 2005. `The Use of Riboflavin and Metalloporphyrins in Cytochrome P-450 Content in Wistar rats'. Artif. Cells Blood Substit Immobile Biotechnol. 33(3): 271­8. Chitme, H.R., Chandra, R. and Kaushik, S. 2005. `Evaluation of Analgesic Activities of Calotropis gigantean Extract in Vivo'. Asia Pacific J. Pharmacol. 16 (3): 35­40. Chitme, H.R., Chandra, R. and Kaushik, S. 2005. `Studies on anti-Inflammatory Activity of Calotropis gigantean in Experimental Animals'. Asia Pacific J. Pharmacol. 16 (3): 41­6. Sarkar, M., Varshney, R., Chopra, M., Sekhri, T., Adhikari, J.S. and Dwarkanath, B. S. 2006. `Flow-cytometric analysis of reactive oxygen species in peripheral blood lymphocytes of patients with thyroid dysfunction. Cytometry: Part- B - Clinical Cytology' Published Online. Chopra, M. and Mishra, A.K. 2005. `Ligand-Based Molecular Modelling Study on Chemically Diverse Series of Cholecystokinin-B/Gastrin Receptor Antagonists: Generation of Predictive Model' Journal of Chemical Information and Modelling. 45: 1934­42. Mishra, A. K., Chopra, M. and Jain, V. 2005. `Convenient Route for Synthesis of Bifunctional Chelating Agent:1-(p-Aminobenzyl) ethylene diami netetramethylphosphonic acid-Foliate Conjugate (Am-Bz-EDTMP-folate)'. Chemistry Letters Vol. 34, (8): 1098­9. Mehta, P., Luthra, P.M. and Barodia S. 2005. `A new A2a receptor cDNA probe from Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)'. Accession no. DQ098650, NCBI, U.S.A. Gurudutta, U. G., Gupta, P. and Saluja, D. 2005. `Stem cell fate specification: Role of master regulatory switch transcription factor PU.1 in differential hematopoiesis, et. al.' Stem cell and development 14: 140­52.

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Chhikara, B.S., Kumar, N., Tandon, V. and Mishra, A. K. 2005. `Synthesis and evaluation of bifunctional chelating agents derived from bis (2-aminothiophenylthio) alkane for radioimaging with 99mTc'. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 13: 4713­20. Verma, A. K. 2005. `Low-temperature 1H and 13C NMR spectra of N-substituted 1,2,3,4tetrahydropyrazino[1,2-a]indoles'. Alan R. Katritzky, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Evgeniy M. Myshakin, C. Dennis Hall. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 43(5): 351­8. Books Luthra, P. M. 2005. In Contemporary Perspective of Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics, (Elsevier Publications). Chapters Antisense oligonucleotides as innovative therapeutic approach to treat ailments. Cytokines as potential therapeutic targets. Gene knockout mice in drug development.

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Major Activities

Dr. A.J. Urfi's research group carried out field studies on Ecology and Conservation of Wetland birds. A detailed study (ongoing) on the Painted Strok in the Delhi region focused on: nesting patterns at Sultanpur National Park colony and the ecological significane of surplus, non-breeding birds at the colony. A study on Sexual Size Dimorphism yielded insights on (a) existence of SSD in the species, (b) evidence for assortative mating; and (c) size differences (using PCA scores) in early and late nesters.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. A.J. Urfi was elected Hony General Secretary of the World Pheasant Association-India.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. A.J. Urfi: Awarded the Fulbright Fellowship under the 'Indo American Environmental Leadership Program'. He subsequently travelled to the USA where he lectured and conducted research at some American Universities.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 1 Students cleared NET 2

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. A.J. Urfi: Workshop on 'The evolution of Sexual Size Dimarphism (SSD)', Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verita, TI, Switzerland, 21­26 August 2005 (Presentation). Bio-diversity Conservation in Asia: Current Status and Future Perspectives (First Asia Section Meeting, Society for Conservation Biology), 17­20 November 2005,.­ Kathmandu, Nepal (Presentation). 'The Ecology and Conservation of Painted Stork in India', Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, 29 March 2006. Talks were organised in the Department by International visitors. Dr. A. J. Gaston, from the Canadian Wildlife Service gave a seminar in the Department.

Research Schemes

Title Field studies on the foraging ecology of the Painted Stork in relation to the tropic dynamics of chosen fresh water wetlands. Principal Investigator Dr. A.J. Urfi Sponsoring organisation MOEF

Publications

Urfi, A. J. 2005. `Ecology of snakes in an urban environment: an analysis of the data on snakes collected by Sundarvan Nature Discovery Centre, Ahmedabad', Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 102: 44­9. Urfi, A. J., Sen, M., Kalama, A. and. Mega Nathan, T. 2005. `Counting birds in India: A review of methodologies and trends'. Current Science. 89(12): 1997­2003. Urfi, A.J. and Mahendiran, M. 2005. `A review of Cormorants in India and a note on the cormorant colonies in the heronries of the Delhi Zoo'. Cormorant Research Group Bulletin No. 6: 39­43. Urfi, A.J., Meganathan, T., Kalam, A. and Mahendiran, M. 2005. `Nesting of Asian Open bill and other heronry birds at Sultanpur National Park (IBA)'. Mist Vol. 6, No. 3.

GEOLOGY

Major Activities

P. K.Verma completed Tso-Morari metamorphic evolution project, which shed new light on the lower crust-upper mantle processes in a Collisional zone and indicated hike in critical

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temperature with pressure, but no change in critical composition based on thermal expansionvolume and volume-composition relationship in NaCl-KCl system. S.K. Tandon recognised discontinuity bounded alluvial sequences of the Southern Gangetic Plains as indicators of aggradation/degradation episodes in response to changes in monsoonal strength. V. Sharma established out biostratigraphy and palaeo-oceanography in the Neogene with the help of radiolaria Andaman-Nicobar Islands. P. Kalia from planktonic and western tropical Indian ocean to demarcate Palaeocene-Eocene boundary for a miniferal biostratigraphy in Jaisalmer Basin and attempted correlation with GSSP at Daba Biya, Egypt. A. M. Bhola and his team brought forth the usefulness of Hack-Profile and SL Index Values in the identification of blind and ruptured nature of thrusts in the Yamuna and Markanda exits in the Western Himalayas. V. N. Bajpai, based on hydrogeological investigation, attempted to study seepage problem in heritage buildings of the north campus. J. P. Shrivastava carried out compositional studies on Illite-Smectite from Iridium Enriched and other Infra (Lametas)/Inter-trappean sediments from Deccan Trap and on the Late Cretaceous volcanic-sedimentary sequences of the Mandla Lobe for Cretaceous/Palaeogene boundary. He also conducted compositional studies on organic matter from Anjar intertrappean sediments to understand palaeoenvironmental implications of K-T boundary. T. Ahmad identified geochemical characters of ocean-ocean and ocean-continent subduction events in the Indus and Shyok suture zones. C. S. Dubey continued his studies on: (i) geomorphology and tectonics of the Main Central Thrust of the Himalayas; (ii) seismotectonic studies of the National Capital region, Delhi. A. Chattopadhyay established out field and microstructural study implication of sheared granitoids from Gavilgarh-Tan Shear, Central India. He has also started an experimental laboratory for study of deformation processes in shear/fault zones, in the Department of Geology, Delhi University. P. Srivastava established geomorphology and palaeoclimatic significance of Quaternary alluvial fans, Kangra intermontane basin in the Himalayas.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Indian Geological Congress meeting and seminar held at Deptt. of Geology, Delhi University.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. A. M. Bhola: Participated in the Indian Science Congress, at Hyderabad in January 2006. Prof. J. P. Shrivastava: Presented papers in the seminar organised by Gondwana Geological Society, Geological Survey of India at Nagpur, April 2005. All the faculty members attended and presented papers in the IGC seminar, December 2005. 132

Research Schemes

Title Database Management System for Precambrian Ore deposits of India: A Web ready GIS approach. Arsenic and other contaminants in the Ganga Delta Plains of West Bengal. Mineralogical and geochemical studies on the clay minerals of the intra­volcanic bole horizons from the Deccan Traps. Palaeoenvironmental Implications and K-T Boundary. Magmatism and hydrothermal activity on the fast spreading East Pacific Rise. Structural Evolution of GavilgarhTan Shear Zone, Central India: Field, Microstructural and Experimental Approach. Pedosedimentary. Interfluve Stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry of central and southern Ganga. Quaternary tectono-climate records of the Ganga basin in the mountain exits of Himalayas : An integrated approach. Principal Investigator M. Deb Sponsoring Organisation DST

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Ahmad, T., Harris, N. B. W., Islam, R., Khanna, P. P., Sachan, H. K. and Mukherji, B. K. 2005. `Contrasting magic magmatism in the Shyok and Indus Suture Zones: Geochemical constraints'. Him. Geol. 26: 33­40. 133

Hussain, M. F., Mondal, M. E. A. and Ahmad, T. 2005. `Geodynamic evolution and crustal growth of the Indian shield: evidence from geochemistry of gneisses and Granitoids'. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Pla Sci.) 113: 699­714. Islam, R., Ahmad, T. and Khanna, P. P. 2005. `An overview on the granitoids of the NW Himalaya'. Him. Geol. 26: 49­60. Sachan, H. K., Mukherjee, B. K. and Ahmad, T. 2005. `Cold subduction of the Indian continental crust: evidence from Tso-Morari region, Ladakh, India'. Him. Geol. 26: 25­32. Bajpai, V. N. and Khandwal, K. N. 2005. `Synsedimentary tectonics in the western part of the marginal Gangetic alluvium terrain and its implication for aquifer disposition: Case study from Delhi-Faridabad-Bulandshahr region, India'. Geol. Soc. India 245­60. Bhola, A. M, Saklani, P.S. and Shekhar, S. 2006. `Geology and Structure of Srinagar, Garhwal-Himalaya' Himalaya (Geological Aspects) 4: 153­69. Chattopadhyay, A., Roy, A., Kagami, H., Yoshida, M., Roy, A., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Khan, A. S., Huin, A. K. and Pal, T. 2006. `Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd dating of different metamorphic events in Sausar Mobile Belt. Central India: implications for Proterozoic crustal evolution'. Jour. Asian Earth Sci. 26: 61­76. Yin, A., Dubey, C. S., Kelty, T. K., Gehrels, G. E., Chou1, C. Y., Grove, M. and Lovera, O. 2005. `Structural Architecture of the Eastern Himalaya and its Implications for Asymmetric Development of the Himalayan Orogen'. Current Science 90 (2):195­206. Dubey, C. S., Chaudhry, M. K., Sharma, B. K., Bharti, A. , Pandey, R. Arvind, C. and Singh, B. 2005. `An integrated approach for a 3-D modelling for landslide prediction in mountainous terrain - A case study of Chandmari landslide, Sikkim eastern Himalayas'. Geoscience Journal, Korea 9 (4): 363­73. Dubey, C. S., Catlos, E. J. and Sharma, B. K. 2005. `Modelling of P-T-t paths constrained by mineral chemistry and monazite dating of Metapelites in Relationship to MCT activity in Sikkim, Eastern Himalayas', in Metamorphism and Crustal Evolution. (ed.) Thomas, H., New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers. p. 389 ISBN 81­269­0436­4. pp. 243­75. Pandey, A. C., Saklani, P. S. and Dubey, C.S. 2005. `Geological and morphotectonic studies using Satellite Images Techniques of Tehri, Uttarkashi, a part of Garhwal Himalayas', in Himalaya (Geological Aspects), Vol. III, (ed.) Saklani, P. S., Delhi: Satish Serial Publication, p. 341 ISBN 81­89304­04­6. pp. 153­71. Saklani, P. S. 2005. Himalaya (Geological aspects). (ed.). pp. 600. Sharma, V. 2006. `Radiolarian Research: The Indian context'. In: Micropalaeontology: Applications in Stratigraphy and palaeo Oceanography (ed.) Sinha, D. K., New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 165­83. Sharma, V. and Daneshian, J. 2006. `Patterns of radiolarian species diversity in early Neogene of Andaman-Nicobar Islands'. In: Micropalaeontology: Applications in Stratigraphy and palaeo Oceanography (ed.) Sinha, D. K., New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 185­97. Shrivastava, J. P. and Mansoor, A. M. 2005. `Chemical composition and stratigraphic 134

correlation of volcano-sedimentary sequences from Mandla lobe from Eastern Deccan volcanic province'. Gondwana Geol. Magazine Spl. Vol. 61­82. Shrivastava, J. P. and Ahmad, M. 2005. `Compositional studies on organic matter from iridium enriched Anjar intertrappean sediments: Deccan volcanism and palaeoenvironmental implications during the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary'. J. Iberian Geolog, 3: 167­77. Singh, S. K. `Landslide hazard zonation around Naphtha Dam site area, Kinnour Distt'. Journal Eng. Geol. V-32. Chandran, P., Ray, S. K., Bhattacharya, T., Srivastava, P., Krishnan, P. and Pal, D. K. 2005. `Lateritic soils of Kerala, India: Their mineralogy, genesis and taxonomy'. Australian Journal of Soil Research 43: 839­52 CSIRO Publication. Saini, H. S., Tandon, S. K., Mujtaba, S.A.I. and Pant, N. C. 2005. `Lake deposits of the northeastern margin of the Thar Desert: Holocene Palaeoclimatic Implications'. Current Science 88(12): 1994­2000. Tandon, S. K. 2005. `The Science of the Earth and Earth Science education in India'. Commentary. Current Science 88 (4): 546­7. Sinha, R., Gibling, M. R., Tandon, S. K., Jain, V. and Dasgupta, A. S. 2005. `Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Kotra section on the Betwa River, Southern Gangetic Plains, Uttar Pradesh'. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind. 65: 441­50. Gibling, M. R., Tandon, S. K., Sinha, R. and Jain, M. 2005.' Discontinuity-bounded alluvial sequences of the Southern Gangetic Plains, India: aggradation and degradation in response to monsoonal strength'. Jour. Sed. Res. 75 (3): 373­89. Jain, M., Tandon, S. K., Mishra, S., Singhvi, A. and Bhatt, S. C. 2005. `Quaternary alluvial stratigraphic development in a desert river, Western India'. In Blum, M. and Marriott, S. (eds.) Fluvial Sedimentology VII: International Association of Sedimentologists (Spec. Publ.), 35: 349­71. Sinha, R., Gibling, M.R., Jain, V. and Tandon, S. K. 2005. `Sedimentology and avulsion patterns of the anabranching Baghmati river in the Himalayan foreland basin, India'. Fluvial Sedimentology VII: International Association of Sedimentologists (Spec. Publ.) 35: 181­96. Sinha, R., Tandon, S. K., Gibling, M. R., Bhattacharjee, P. S. and Dasgupta, A. S. 2005. `Late Quaternary Sequences of the Gangetic alluvial plains'. Himalayan Geology. 26 (1): 223­40. Verma, P. K. 2005.' Dehydration Melting studies in a Kyanite terrain, Manali, NW Himalayas'. Jour. of Asian Earth Sci. 25: 345­66. `Halite-Sylvite thermoconsulation'. Am. Min. v. 90: 279­89. `Is muscovite in the Mandi Granite Primary'? In: Metamorphism and Crustal Evolution. (A volume in honour of Prof. Sharma, R. S. 2005. (ed.) Thomas, H., New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers. 230­49. 135

PHYSICS & ASTROPHYSICS

Major Activities

The Department has upgraded the infrastructure facilities for both teaching laboratories as well as research activities using the financial assistance from DST (under FIST programme), UGC (Xth Plan grant) and SAP Grants of UGC. Many new experiments have been added in the teaching laboratories (Electronics, Nuclear, Optics, Solid State Physics, etc.) for M.Sc. students. The computing facility for students and faculty has been upgraded. Sensitive and Versatile characterisation tools such as Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with option to use under scanning tunneling Mode (STM) and Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM) have been procured, installed and are in operation in a room with Vibration free base. The work on germanium and carbon nanotubes is in an advanced stage. Thin films of ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials using various experimental techniques like sol-gel, rf sputtering, etc. have been prepared and characterised for various device applications. Single crystal of superconducting and ferroelectric materials have been grown and characterised for photonics applications. Semi-conducting oxide based nano-materials and novel dispersed of catalyst for gas sensing applications have been developed. Acoustic sensors have been fabricated after integrating piezoelectric film with Si diaphragms of MEMS structure. The facilities at IUAC (Nuclear Science Centre), Delhi, and Germany accelerator facility are being used for research in Nuclear Physics g-factor measurements at relativistic energies were also performed using transient magnetic field and Coulomb excitation techniques. In the area of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, ultra heavy cosmic ray ions have been investigated using satellite data. Formation of rotating primordial blackholes is being investigated. Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation arising from Vector type (rotational) velocity fields, induced by primordial magnetic fields in models with homogeneous re-ionization have been computed. A database of spectra of 1273 stars in collaboration with USA's James Rose (UNC, Chapel Hill), Frank Valdes and Dave Bell (NOAO,Tucson) have been prepared which gives information about the chemical composition and physical nature of the stars. In atomic and molecular physics, total cross sections have been calculated for scattering from a variety of targets resulting in good agreement with experimental results. Periodically driven chaotic systems have been investigated. Studies related to Quark models and non-perturbative electro weak theory, strong matter and Quark starts have been undertaken. Random matrix models and their approach to the study of dynamics of complex systems have been explored. Physics of nanostructures such as cabon nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots have been theoretically explored. Application of physical models in various biological systems is also being carried out. 136

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Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. K. Sreenivas: Director, USIC, Delhi University.

Honours /Distinctions

Prof. M. P. Srivastava: Chairman of the working group for E-Books for post graduate courses in Physics under NSDL project of creation of contents undertaken by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, Delhi. Chief Guest, 'National Seminar on Perspectives in Engineering Optics', Inderprastha Engineering College, U.P. Technical University, 6 April 2005. EDUSAT satellite Lecture on 'Nano Science and Technology' transmitted throughout the country arranged by UGC consortium.

Seminars/Conferences held

Visitor Program-2006 was organised, 21­23 March 2006 in the Department with a special session on 'Reminiscences and Contributions of Prof. D. S. Kothari' . Dr. A. R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, renamed Lecture Hall-2 as 'D. S. Kothari Lecture Hall'.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Sanjay Jain: Invited Talk, School and Workshop on Structure and Function of Complex networksat Trieste, Italy, organised by Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 16­28 May 2005. Invited Talk: Large scale biochemical networks and systems biology. South East Asian Training Course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, 20 October­4 November 2005. Invited Talk: International Conference on Cognitive Systems, at New Delhi, organised by The Centre for Research in Cognitive Systems (CRCS), NIIT Delhi. IMSc Complex Systems School, at Chennai (India) organised by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in association with Santa Fe Institute Series of 5 lectures: Networks in complex systems: Structure, dynamics and evolution, 2­27 January 2006. Trends in Computational Biology at National Diary Research Institute, Karnal. Largescale biochemical networks and systems biology, 18­20 October 2005.

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Dynamics Day, at School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Invited Talk: A model of autocatalytic economic growth, 5 November 2005. Dr. Nivedita Deo: 'College on Physics of Nano-Devices', Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 10­21 July, 2006. 'Econophysics-Kolkata II, International Workshop on Econophyhsics of Stock Markets and Minoroty Games', Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, 14­17 February 2006. Dynamics Day Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, October 2005. 'IMSc Complex Systems School', Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, (India), 2­27 January 2006. `Common Trends in Traffic Systems: Physical Computational Models in Transportation Engineering and Biological Sciences', Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 8­10 February 2006. 'D-Brane Actions as Constrained Systems', Usha Kulshreshtha and D. S. Kulshreshtha hep-th 10511058, Plenary Talk by DSK at the Workshop series on Theory. HEP; Roorkee, 16­20 March 2005. Prof. Avinash Khare: Invited lecturer in Autumn College in Plasma physics at Trieste, Italy, 11­24 September 2005. Prof. B. C. Choudhary: Phenomenology Symposium, PHENO 05-World year of phenomenology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 2­4 May 2005. IXth workshop on 'High Energy Physics Phenomenology' (WHEPP 9), Institute of Physics, Bhubneswar, Orissa, 3­4 January 2006. Dr. Amarjeet Kaur: IUPAC sponsored 2nd International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, Delhi University, Organising Committee, 10­13 January 2006. Dr. Supriya K. Kar: International Conference on Einstein's Legacy at Puri, India, 13­21 December 2005. Dr. Samit Kumar Mandal: Spectroscopy of exotic nuclei with RISING, Indo­US Workshop on Physics with energetic heavy ions and rare isotopes: towards a common ground between US and Indian Scientist. Panjab University, Chandigarh, 16-19 October 2005. School of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, VECC & UGC-IUC, Kolkata, 22-26 June 2005. Dr. Safir Ahmad Hashmi: Materials Science section of 93rd Indian Sciences Congress in Hyderabad, 3­7 January 2006. Dr. Binay Kumar: 35th National Seminar on Crystallography NPL, Delhi. p. 170, 22­24 February 2006. Dr. Shyama Rath: Invited talk in Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad in the 'Material Science' Section. January 2006.

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Title Development of oriented LiNb03 film for EO application. (2005­8). Development of thin film ultraviolet Detector. Development of nanosize powder and catalyst using Vaporphase condensation. Development of Glassy Oxygen Sensors. Development of modified Sol-gel technique for thick film Piezoelectric. Random Matrix Models with gaps & Application. Fabrication of metal-polymer & unitino for their Applications in polymer based Solid State Devices. Information flow in coupled chaefic oscillators. Fabrication of Pixel & Scintillation Counters for the DZERO of Detector (Phase-II). Search for New Particles in the Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Geneva. Leads the Delhi group's participation in INO-India based Neutrino Observatory at PUSHEP-Tamil Nadu. 139 Dr. Nivedita Deo Prof. K. Sreenivas Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Dr. Vinay Gupta. DRDO

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Patents Srivastava, M. P., Roy, S. and Chhaya, R. K. Two Patents have been granted on Diamond Like Carbon Film (process and product). No. 3361/DEL/1998/6781 on 30.8.05 and 3362/DEL/1998/7318 on 13.9.05. Books Kar, Supriya. 2006. Noncommutative Geometry: A Perspective on String & Field Theories. World Scientific Publication, Singapore. International/National Journals Thakur, A., Choudhary, A., Bawa, S. S., Biradar, A. M, Kaur, S. and Annapoorni, S. 2005. `Memory effect in smectric - A phase of Ferroelectric liquid crystal'. J. Appl. Phys. 97: 84106. Kaur, S., Thakur, A., Choudhary, A., Bawa, S. S., Biradar, A. M., Annapoorni, S. 2005. `Is Curie Weiss law valid in every ferro to para transition?' Appl. Phys. Lett 87: 102507. Sharma, R., Pratima, C., Lamba, S. and Annapoorni, S. 2005. `Interaction effects in magnetic oxide nanoparticles systems'. Pramana, 65: 815. Alqudami, A. and Annapoorni, S. 2005. `Flouresent behaviour in silver nanoparticles via exploding wire techqnie', Pramana 65: 815. Sharma, R., Lamba, S. and Annapoorni, S. 2005. `Magnetic properties of polypyrrole-ironoxide/polypyrrole nanocomposites'. J. Phys: Appl. Physics D 38: 3354. Lamba, S., Suri, K., Annapoorni, S. and Tandon, R. P. 2006. `Magnetic interactions in organic-inorganic nanocomposities'. J. Appl Phys. 99(2): 1. Gupta, M. and Baluja, K. L. 2006. `Low-Energy elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons from SO2 using the R-matrix method'. Physical Review A 73: 042702­13. Gupta, M. and Baluja, K. L. 2005. Electron collisions with an ozone molecule using the Rmatrix method. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38: 4057­73. Kaur, S and Baluja, K. L. 2005. `Electron-impact study of formaldehyde using the R-matrix method'. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38: 3917­33. Measurement of B(t ­­­> Wb)/B(t ­­­> Wq) at s**(1/2) = 1.96­TeV. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-UB-06­037-E, March 2006. p. 7 ePrint Archive: hep-ex/0603002. First observations of separated atmospheric nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) events in the MINOS detector. By MINOS Collaboration (P. Adamson et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB-05­525 December 2005. p. 18, Published in Phys.Rev. D73: 072002, 2006. e-Print Archive: hepex/0512036. Search for pair production of second generation scalar leptoquarks in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­06­017E, January 2006. p. 8, Published in Phys.Lett. B636: 183­190,2006, e-Print Archive: hepex/0601047. First observations of separated atmospheric nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) events in the MINOS 140

detector. By MINOS Collaboration (P. Adamson et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­525 December 2005. p. 18, Published in Phys.Rev. D73: 072002, 2006, e-Print Archive: hepex/0512036. Measurement of the isolated photon cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96­TeV. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­523­E, Nov 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Lett. B639: 151­158, 2006, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0511054. Search for the Higgs boson in H ­­­> WW(*) decays in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96TeV. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB-05-377-E, Aug 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 96: 011801, 2006, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0508054. Measurement of semileptonic branching fractions of B mesons to narrow D** states. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­313­E, Jul 2005. Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 171803, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0507046. Measurement of the lifetime difference in the B0(s) system. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB-05­324­E, Jul 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 171801, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0507084. Nuclear effects in high-p(T) production of direct photons and neutral mesons.By Fermilab E706 Collaboration (L. Apanasevich et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­036­E, Jun 2005. p. 15, Published in Phys.Rev. D72: 032003, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0506003. Search for large extra spatial dimensions in dimuon production at D0. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­250­E, Jun 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 161602, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0506063. Search for Randall-Sundrum gravitons in dilepton and diphoton final states. By D0 Collaboration V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­126­E-T, May 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 091801, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0505018. Search for right-handed W bosons in top quark decay.By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB­PUB­05­187­E, May 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev. D72: 011104, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep­ex/0505031. Search for single top quark production in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­207­E, May 2005. p. 9, Published in Phys.Lett. B622: 265­276, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0505063. Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collistions at s**(1/2) = 1.96­TeV in dilepton final states. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.), FERMILABPUB­05­217­E, May 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Lett. B626: 55­64, 2005. e-Print Archive: hep-ex/050508. Search for neutral supersymmetric Higgs bosons in multijet events at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV., By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­058­E, Apr 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 151801, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0504018. Production of WZ events in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV and limits on

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anomalous WWZ couplings., By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILABPUB­05­061­E, Apr 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 95: 141802, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0504019. Search for supersymmetry via associated production of charginos and neutralinos in final states with three leptons., By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.)., FERMILABPUB­05­075­E, Apr 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 95: 151805, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0504032. Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 = TeV using kinematic characteristics of lepton + jets events.By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB-05­079­E, April 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Lett. B626: 45­54, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0504043. Measurement of the t anti-t production cross section in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96­TeV using lepton + jets events with lifetime b-tagging. By D0 Collaboration (V.M. Abazov et. al.). FERMILAB-PUB­05­087­E, April 2005. p. 7, Published in Phys.Lett. B626: 35­44, 2005, e-Print Archive: hep-ex/0504058. Abbott, B. Ay C., Borissov, G., Bose T., Burdin, S., Casey, T., Choudhary, B. C., Krop, D. and Naimuddin, Md. 'Bs mixing measurement in semileptonic channel Bs àDs mu X (Dsà K* K)'. D0 Note # 5015 Feb. 2006. S., Besancon M., Burke, S. and Choudhary, B. C. Clement et.al. 'Measurement of the ttbar Production Cross Section at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV in Dilepton Final States with 370 pb-1'. D0 Note # 4850 June 2005. Naimuddin, Md. and Choudhary, B.C.et. al. 'Study of Trileption Triggers'. D0 Note # 4849 June 2005. Naimuddin, Md., Choudhary, B.C., Moulik, T. et.al. 2005. 'B Flavor tagging with oppositeside soft electrons'. D0 Note # 4848 June. Anderson, S. Burke, S., Choudhary, B. C. and Clement C., Kohoe, R. et.al. 2005. 'Measurement of the ttbar Produciton Cross Section at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV in ee and mumu Final States Using 370 pb-1 of Pass 2 Data'. D0 Note # 4827 May. Choudhary, B. C. 2005. 'A Proposal to Upgrade the Switchyard BPM'- Beams Document 1837. Kulkarni, V. and Deo, N. `Volatility of an Indian Stock Market: A Random Matrix Approach' www.arXive.org:physics/0512169. Kaur, A. `Ac conductivity and dielectric relaxation behaviour of solution grown poly vinylidene fluoride films'. Ferroelectrics 329: 91­9. Singh, R., Kumar, J., Singh, R. K., Kaur, A., Sood, K. N. and Rastogi, R. C. 2005. `Effect of thermal annealing on surface morphology and physical properties of poly (3-octythiophene) films' Polymer 46: 9126­32. Kumar, S., Gupta, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2006. 'Structural and optical properties of magnetron sputtered MgxZn1-xO thin films', J. Phys.: Condens matter, 18: 3343­54. 142

Gupta, V., Bhattacharya, P., Yuzuk, Y. I., Sreenivas, K. and Katiyar, R. S. 2006. 'Optical phonon modes in ZnO nanorods on Si prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition', J. Crystal Growth 287: 39­43. Gupta, V., Tomar, M. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Improved temperature stability of LiNbO3 surface acoustic wave devices with sputtered SiO2 overlayers', Ferroelectrics 329: 57­60. Jain, R., Chauhan, A., Gupta, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Piezoelectric properties of non stoichiometric Sr1-xBi2+2x/3Ta2O9 ceramics', J. Appl. Physics 97: 124101.1­6. Gupta, V., Tomar, M., Bhattacharya, P., Sreenivas, K. and Katiyar, R. S. 2005. 'The ac conductivity and dielectric constant of (006) textured LiNbO3 films', Ferroelectric Letters: 32 125­30. Dewan, N., Tomar, M., Gupta, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Temperature stable LiNbO3 SAW device with diode sputtered amorphous TeO overy-layer', Appl. Phys. Lett.: 86 223508. 1­3. Ram, S., Katiyar, Y. I., Yuzuk, Das, R. R., Bhattacharya, P. and Gupta, V. 2005. 'Polarized Raman spectra of BaTiO3/SrTiO3 Superlattices', Ferroelectrics: 329 3­12. Tomar, M., Gupta, V., Sreenivas, K. and Mansingh, A. 2005. 'Temperature stability of ZnO thin films SAW device on fuzed quartz', IEEE Trans. on device & materials reliability:5 494­500. Kumar, S., Gupta, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Synthesis of photo conducting ZnO nanoneedles using unbalanced magnetron sputtered ZnO/Zn/ZnO multiplayer structure', Nanotechnology 16: 1167­71. Jain, R., Gupta, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of non stioichiometric Sr1-xBi2+2x/3Ta2O9 ceramics prepared from Sol-gel derived powders', Ferroelectrics 324: 153­6. Gupta, V., Mazumdar, S., Chowdhuri, A. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Influence of CuO catalyst in the nano scale range on SnO2 Surface for H2S gas sensing applications', Pramana-J. Phys. 65: 647­52. Saxena, A., Gupta, V., Gulia, V. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. 'Electrical properties and dc conductivity of phosphoric acid doped TGS single crystals', Ferroelectrics 323: 145­9. Mehan, N., Gupta, V., Sreenivas, K. and Singh, A. M. 2005. 'Surface plasmor resonance based refractive index sensor for liquids', Ind. J. Pure and Appl. Phys. 43: 854­8. Sreenivas, K., Kumar, S., Choudhary, J. and Gupta, V. 2005. 'Growth of Zinc oxide nanostructures', Pramana- J. Phys. 65: 809­14. Hashmi, S. A., Kumar A., Tripathi, S. K. 2005. 'Investigations on electrochemical supercapacitors using polypyrrole redox electrodes and PMMA based gel electrolytes', European Polymer Journal 41: 1373­9. Borkar, V. S., Jain, S. and Rangarajan, G. 2005. 'Evolutionary mechanisms of organisation in complex systems in Mathematical Models for Bioengineering and Probabilistic Systems'. Misra, J. C. (Narosa, New Delhi), pp. 323­50. 143

Samal, A., Singh, S., Giri, V., Krishna, S., Raghuram, N. and Jain, S. 2006. 'Low degree metabolites explain essential reactions and enhance modularity in biological networks', BMC Bioinformatics 7:118. Srinivasan, R. and Avinash, K., 2005. 'Reverse shear bifurcations in Tokamaks', Phys. Plasmas: 23,2345. Avinash, K. 2006. 'Equation of state for electrostatic pressure in dusty plasmas', Phy. Plasmas 13: 012109. Avinash, K. and Shukla, P. K. 2006. 'Gravitational equilibrium and mass-limit for dust clouds', New Journal of Physics 8:2. Avinash, K., Eliasson, B., Shukla, P. K. 2006. 'Dynamics of self gravitating dust clouds and the formation of Planetesimals', Physics Letter A 24:2435. Sokolov, V., Wei, X., Sen, A. K. and Avinash, K. 2006. 'A basic study of Zonal flows, Plasma Physics and Controlled fusion', 48, S111. Kumar, R. and Das, A. N. 2005. 'Bose-Einstein Condensation in tigh-binding bands'. Physical Review B72: 094301(1­6). Kumar, R. and Das, A. N. 2006. 'Specific heat of bosons in a lattice'. Physics Letters A348: 304­09. Karny, M. and Mandal, S. 2006. 'Beta decay of the proton-rich nuclei 102Sn and 104Sn. J. Zylicz', Eur. Phys. J. A 27, 129. Podolyak, Zs. and Mandal, S. 2006. 'High angular momentum states populated in fragmentation reactions'. Phys. Lett. B 632: 203. Banu, A. and Mandal, S. 2005. '108Sn studied with intermediate-energy Coulomb excitation'. Phys. Rev. C72: 061305. Bednarczyk, P. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Status of the RISING project at relativistic energies. Acta Phys. Pol. B36: 1235. Becker, F. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Status of the RISING project at GSI'. Eur. Phys. J. A 25, Supplement 1, 719. Burger, A. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Relativistic Coulomb excitations of 54, 56, 58Cr'. Acta Phys. Pol. B36: 1249. Gil, D. C. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Structure of neutron-rich oxygen isotoptes'. J. Phys. (London) G31: S 1629. Gil, D. C. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'One-neutron Knockout of 23O' Eur. Phys. J. A 25 Supplement 1: 343. Fernandez, B. D. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Production cross-sections from neutrondeficient 92Mo at 500A MeV'. Eur. Phys. J. A 25: 193, Erratum Eur. Phys. J. A. 25: 473.

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Fernandez, B. D. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Production cross sections of N ~ Z nuclei in the region around A ~ 80'. J. Phys. (London) G31: S1843. Garnsworthy, A. B., Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Spectroscopy of 212Po and 213 At using a 8He radioactive beam and EXOGAM', J. Phys. (London) G31: S1851. Hammond, G. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Spectroscopy of T=3/2 mirror nuclei via two-step fragmentation using RISING'. Acta Phys. Pol. B 36: 1253. Janas, Z. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Lifetimes of proton unstable states in 113I measured by the particle -X-ray coincidence technique'. Eur., Phys. J. A 24: 205. Kavatsyuk, O. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Beta decay of 103Sn'. Eur. Phys. J.A. 25: 211. Karny, M. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Beta-decay studies near 100Sn'. Eur. Phys. J. A 25: Supplement 1, 135. Kavatsyuk, M. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Beta-decay spectroscopy of 103, 105Sn'. Eur. Phys. J. A 25, Supplement 1: 139. Lozeva, R. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Calorimeter telescope for identification of relativistic heavy ion reaction channels'. Acta Phys. Pol. B 36: 1245. Lozeva, R. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Identification of heavy ion reaction channels with a new Calorimeter Telescope within RISING'. J. Phys. (London) G31: S1917. Taylor, M.J. and Mandal, S. et. al. 2005. 'Spectroscopy of nuclei approaching the proton dripline using a secondary-fragmentation technique with the RISING detector array'. J. Phys. (London) G31: S1527. Barua, S., Das, J. J., Jhingan, A., Madhanan, N., Verughese, T., Sngatten, P., Kalita, K., Verma, S., Bhattacharjee, B., Datta, S. K. and Boruah, K. 2005. 'Investigation of Seattring between Mirror Nuclei 7Be and 7Li, Phys'. Rev. C72 : 044602­1­044602­7. Das, J. J., Datar, V. M., Sngattan, P., Madhavan, N., Rao, M., P. U., Jhingan, A., Nanin, A., Dhiman, S. K., Baruah, S., Nath, S., Verughese, Sinha, T., Singh, A. K., Ray, A., Sastry, D.L., Kulkarni, R. G. and Shyam, R. 2006. 'Astrophysical S17(0) Factor from a Measurement of the 2H (7Be, 8B) n Reaction'. Phys. Rev. C73: 015808­1­015808­5. Kalita, K., Verma, S., Singh, R., Das, J. J., Jhingan, A., Madhavan, N., Nath, S., Venughese, T., Sngattan, P., Parkar, V. V., Mahata, K., Ramachandan, K., Shrivastava, A., Chattarjee, A., Kailas, S., Barua, S., Basu, P., Majumdar, H., Sinha, M., Bhattacharya, R. and Sinha, A. K. 2006. 'Plastic Seattring and Fussion Cross Sections for 7Be, 7Li + 2QAl Systems'. Phys. Rev. C73: 024609­1­024609­7. Yadav, J., Bharadwaj, Pandey, S., Biswajit and Seshadri, T. R. 2005. 'Testing homogeneity on large scales in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release One'. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 364(2): 601­6. Seshadri, T. R. 2005. 'CMB Polarization Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India', 33: 349.

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Seshadri, T. R. 2005. 'Subramanian, Kandaswamy `CMB anisotropy due to tangled magnetic fields in reionized models', Physical Review D, 72(2) id. 023004. Unnikrishnan, S. and Seshadri, T. R. 2005. 'Some Consequences of Dark Energy Density Varying Exponentially with Scale Factor'. Modern Physics Letters A, 20(36): 2805­18. Prasad, A. 2005. `Amplitude death in coupled chaotic oscillator' Phys. Rev. E 72: 056204. Shrimali, M. D., Prasad, A., Ramaswamy, R. and Feudel, U. 2005. 'Basin bifurcations in uasiperiodically forced systems'. Phys. Rev. E 72: 036215. Iasemidis, L. D., Shiau, D. S., Pardalos, P. M., Chaovalitwongse, W., Narayanan, K., Prasad, A., Tsakalis, K., Carney, P. R. and Sackellares, J. C. 2005. 'Long-term prospective on-line seizure prediction'. Clinical Neurophysiology 116: 532. Prasad, A., Iasemidis, L. D., Sabeasan, S. and Tsakalis, K. 2005. 'Dynamical hysteresis and spatial synchronization in coupled non-identical chaotic oscillators'. Pramana-Physics 64: 513. Gulia, V., Vedeshwar, A. G. and Mehra, N. C. 2006. 'Quantum Dot like behavior of ultra thin PbI2 Films'. Acta Materialia 54: 3899. Kumar, M.G., Paliwal, V. K., Vedeshwar, A. G. and Shivaprasad, S. M. 2006. 'Absorption induced faceting and superstructural phase diagram of the Sb/Si (5 % 12) interface'. Surface Science 600: 2745. Arun, P., Tyagi, P. and Vedeshwar, A. G. 2005. 'Occurrence of hysteresis like behavior of resistance of Sb2Te3 film in the dynamical measurement of heating-colling cycle'. Physica B 362: 158. Communications Symposia/Seminars/Conferences Magnetic Properties of iron nanoparticles prepared by exploding wires technique. Alqudami Abdullah, Annapoorni, S., Lamba Subhalakshmi, Kotnala, R. K. and Kotari, P. C. presented in International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICONSAT-2006 16­18 March, IIT, Delhi. Sharma, R., Malik, R., Kumar, P., Laxmi, P. S., Kanjilal, D. and S. Annapoorni, Modification of Iron oxide/polymer nanocomposites by low energy ions, International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICONSAT at IIT, Delhi, 16­18 March 2006. B.C. Choudhary: 'Fermilab Test Beam & The ILC', Linear Collider Workshop LCWS06, Indian Institute of Science of Science, Bangalore, India, 3­9 March 2006. B.C. Choudhary: 'Fermilab Test Beam and the International Linear Collider', Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting, Fermilab, U.S.A., 1 March 2006. B.C. Choudhary: 'Neutrino Oscillations with MINOS and NOvA', IXth Workshop on High Energy Physics Phenomenology, Institute of Physics, Bhubneswar, India, 3­14 January 2006. B.C. Choudhary: 'INO - India Based Neutrino Observatory - A status Report', Phenomenology 2005. Symposium, PHENO 05 - World Year of Phenomenology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., 2­4 May 2005. 146

Budakoti G. C., R. Singh, N. K. Kaushik and B. Kumar. Growth and characterisation of semiorganic single crystals of L-Hystedine Tetrafluoroborate'. In 35th National Seminar on Crystallography, 22­24 February 2006, NPL, Delhi. p. 170. P Kumar, IK Bdikin, Trigunayat G.C. and B. Kumar' `Modulation and domain studies of Asgrown and annealed Bi-2212 superconducting single crystals'. In 35th International Seminar on Crystallography, 22­24 February 2006, NPL, Delhi. p. 177. Lovleena, IK Bdikin and B. Kumar `Structural change in ab-plance of Zn-doped superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu208+x single crystals, in 35th National Seminar on Crystallography, 22­24 February 2006, NPL. p. 208. Mandal S. K. Coupled Channel Calculations using ECIS, School of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, 22­26 June 2006. Mandal S. K. 2005. Spectroscopy of exotic nuclei with RISING, Indo-US Workshop on Physics with energetic heavy ions and rare isotopes: Towards a common ground between US and Indian Scientist. Suresh Kumar, Mandal S. et. al. High Spin state of 85Sr., Proc. Of DAE-BRNS 50th Symposium on Nucl. Phys., BARC, Mumbai, 12­16 December 2005, p. 245. Ray, Mandal S. et. al.Study of high-spin structure of the nuclei around A~120 near protondrip line, Proc. of DAE-BRNS 50th Symposium on Nucl. Phys., BARC, Mumbai December 12­16 2005, p. 252. I. P.D Shidling, Mandal S. et. al. Fission Hindrance study in 200Pb., Proc. Of DAE-BRNS 50th Symposium on Nucl. Phys., BARC, Mumbai, 12­16 December 2005. p. 340 Yu.A. Litvinov, Mandal S. at al. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Nuclear Physics at Storage Rings, Julich-Bonn, Germany, 23­26 May 2005.; D. Chiladze, A. Kacharava, H. Stroher (eds.); Schriften de Forschungszentrums Julich, Reihe Materie und Material, Vol. 30, 2005. p. 213. L. Chen, Mandal S. et. al., Time-resolved Schottky mass measurements of neutron-rich heavy nuclides, DPG-Conferences, Munich, 20­24 March 2006, HK 21, 23. Shidling, P.D., Badigar, N.M, Nath, S., Kumar, R. Jhingan, A., Singh, R.P., Sngathan, P., Muralithar, S., Madhavan, N., Sinha, A.K., Kailas, S., Singh, R., Verma, S., Kalita, K., Mandal, S., Behera, B.R., Varier, K.M., Radhakrishna, M.C. 2005. Fission thindrance studies in 200Pb in Proc. DAE-BRNS 50th Symposium on Nuclear Physics (Mumbai) 50, 340. Kalita, K., Verma., S., Singh, R., Das, J.J., Jhingan,A., Barua, S., Madhavan, N., Nath, S., Varughese,T. Sngethan, R., Parker, V.V. Maheta, K., Ramachandran, K., Srivastava, A., Chatterjee, A., Kailas, S., Sinha, M., Basu., P., Majumdar, A., Bhattarya, R., Sinha, A.K. 2005. Elastic Scattering and Fussion Cross Sections for 7Be, 7Li + 27Al systems in Proc. DAE-BRNS 50th Symposim on Nuclear Physics (Mumbai) 50, 370. Verma, S., Singh, R., Hass, F. 2005. Deep Optical Potentital Approach to the Analysis of 14C + 12C Elastic Scattering in Proc. DAE-BRNS 50th Symposim on Nuclear Physics (Mumbai) 50, 370. 147

Kumar, M., Govind, Paliwal, V. K., Vedeshwar, A. G. and Shivaprasad, S. M., Kinetically controlled superstructural phases at the Sb/Si (5 5 12) interphase. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceeding Vol. 891 2006 0891-EE07­27.1. Tyagi, Pankaj, Vedeshwar, A. G. and Mehra, N. C. Morphological study of argon ion irradiated Sb2Se3 films in a dense plasma focus device, p-130, Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. CDAMOP, 21­23 March 2006, Delhi, India. Optical band gap of nanophase lead iodide (PbI2) thin films', Gulia, Vikash and Vedeshwar, A. G. Proc. Int. Conf. On Optics & Optoelectronics, 12­15 Dec. 2005, IRDE, Dehradun, India, PP-OMSD­53. Srivastava, M.P., Roy, S., Chhaya, R.K. Two Patents have been granted on Diamond Like Carbon.

ZOOLOGY

Major Activities

The Department was recognised as Centre of Advanced Study in Zoology by the University Grants Commission and is continuously receiving funds under the CAS programme since the very beginning. It was also selected for an assistance under the COSIST programme. With the availability of funds and Faculty positions, the Department embarked on the phase of diversification and modernization of teaching and research, which has been diversified in several directions with eminent faculties. Individual investigators were able to secure grants from International and national agencies such as ISCB Switzerland, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Indian National Science Academy (INSA). Basic research is acknowledged domain of University Science Departments while applied research is expected to be undertaken in the National Laboratories. With the realization that even University scientists cannot isolate themselves from the problems of the society and the country as well, several groups in the Department have made useful contributions to the areas of 'applied research'. The Department has been able to blend the two 'types' of research activities and to make substantial contributions in different areas of Zoology. The major areas for research in the Department are cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, molecular endocrinology, biochemistry, limnology, fisheries, entomology, insect behavior, pesticide toxicology, reproductive biology, developmental biology and genetics. 148

The Department has achieved a prominent place in the scientific arena by its cumulative growth in different areas of research. Technology has been developed for bioremediation of ?-HCH by Sphingomonas paucimobilis strain B90 and another technology is in progress for biodegradation of endosulfan by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Clavibacter michiganesse subspecies insidiosum and Bordetella avium. Field trials have been carried out. The genomic action of catecholamines and its second messenger especially at their lower concentrations in control of macrophage phagocytosis in wall lizard Hemidactylus flaviviridis is demonstrated for the first time. Biosensors for lactose, galactose etc., have been developed as technology. 'Aqua house' has been developed where finfish and shellfish can be cultured under controlled condition. It has great prospect in those areas where extreme climatic conditions exist. Molecular phylogeny and species cataloguing of ciliate protozoa by genomic probes has been developed. Molecular mechanisms of antimalarial drug action: especially action of DHFR and DHPS inhibitors on human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has been demonstrated. Water quality assessments of Lotic and Lentic water bodies by analysis of Epiphytic microbiota on the floating macrophytes has been developed. On the basis of this bioindicator species for various levels of pollution have been developed. Behavioural aspects of insect-plant relationships, particularly characteristics of plants influencing establishment/ disruption of insect population on its surface have been established.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Rup Lal: Chairman of working group in Zoology forty writing e-Books in Zoology under CSIR and National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) Project from March 2005­07. Editor-in-Chief: Indian Journal of Microbiology (from January 2006 onwards). Prof. B.K.Thelema: Visiting Scientist : May 2005 at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany, Under DST -DAAD Collaborative project.

Ph.D. /M.Phil. Degree awarded

Ph.D. M.Phil. Students cleared NET 7 16 14

Seminars/Conferences held

Dr. Umesh Rai: National Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology: Retrospect and Prospect, in the Deptt. of Zoology, Delhi University, 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. K. Muralidhar: Plenary speaker at the International Conference cum workshop on 'Molecular Endocrinology', University of Hyderabad, 12 December 2005.

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Invited speaker at 3rd National conference of Biotechnology Society of India, 'Biotech 2005. Concept to commercialization', 'Recombinant Hormone - Relevance and Progress'. Heritage Village, Manesar, Haryana. 4 December 2005. Chaired a session in the INSA symposium on 'Stem cell Research: Technological, Ethical and social Issues', Hyderabad, CCMB. 27 December 2005. Chairman at Session-? International symposium on 'Teaching and research in Biochemistry' Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta University. 6 January 2006. Keynote speaker at 'Molecular Endocrinology - Concerns, Concepts and Conclusions' National Seminar on Recent Advances in Biosciences (Bio-meet), G.V.M.Girls College, Sonepat. Life Time Achievement Award Lecture on 'Molecular studies on Pituitary hormones of water Buffaloes regulating reproductive Processes'. 14 February 2006. IIT Roorkee. Invited speaker at International symposium on 'Recent advances in Reproductive Biology'. Studies on Lactogenic Hormones of water buffaloes'AIIMS. 21 January 2006. Chairman at session IV, 'International conference on Gamete Biology', NII. Prof. V.K. Bhasin: A. Bhattacharya and L.C. Mishra: Drugs augmenting artemisinin's antifalciparum efficacy in vitro. Special invited speaker to the International Conference on Malaria on the theme 'Laveran to Genomics' at New Delhi, 4­6 November 2005. Prof. Rup Lal: 'Use of Agriculturally Important Organisms in Bioremediation of HCH residues' and 'Use of Molecular and Biochemical tools for characterisation of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms with special reference to the genus Sphingomonas'. Presented at NBAIM (National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms), U.P. 25 April 2005. Diversity and Evolution of Lin genes in Hexachlorocyclohexane degrading Sphingobium indicum B90A, Sphingobium japonicum UT26 and Sphingobium francense Sp+ Presented at 'International Microbiol Diversity Conference' at Delhi University (South Campus), 16­8 April 2005. 'Problems Posed by HCH Residues in India and Development of Bioremediation Technologies', Presented at 8th International HCH and Pesticide Forum, Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, 26­29 May 2005. Microbiol Diversity and Environmental Biotechnology' presented at the Brain Storming Session on Emerging Areas in Plant and Environmental Biotechnology-An action plan for Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneshwar, 14­15 June 2005. `Unculturable Bacteria and their Role in the Production of New Biomolecules'. Presented at AMI conference, Hyderabad, 8­11 December 2005. `Secrets of Contamination of Indian Environment by Hexachlorocyclohexane HCH) and Development of Bioremediation Technologies: Our Experience'. Presented at AMI conference, Hyderabad, 8­11 December 2005. 150

`The Legacy of HCH Production in India: Need for Remediation'. Presented at Conference on Health and Environment at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 24­25 March 2006. Prof. B.K.Thelma: 29th All India Cell Biology Conference and Symposium on Genome Biology, at ITRC, Lucknow, 17­20 January 2006. Prof. M.M.Chaturvedi: Invited lecture on the topic 'A Histone H3-modifying activity Copurifies with a known NAD+-dependent Dehydrogenase' at Ninth Transcriptional Assembly Meeting' at Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 17­19 September 2005. Dr. Rina Chakrabarti: Attended and presented paper in 'Larvi' at Ghent, Belgium, 5­8 September 2005. Attended and presented paper in 'The Seventh Indian Fisheries Forum' at Bangalore, India, 8­12 November 2005. Dr. Umesh Rai: International Symposium on Frontiers in Molecular Endocrinology at the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Hyderabad, 2005. 15th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology at Boston, 2005. R. Singh and U. Rai: 2006. In vitro effect of ß-endorphin on splenic phagocyte activities in male Channa punctatus. 5th Inter Congress Symposium of AOSCE, 125­8. B., Hareramadas and U. Rai: 2006. Estrogen-induced thymic atrophy in the wall lizard, Hemidactylus flaviviridis. 5th Intercongress Symposium of AOSCE, 267­75. Lecture-workshop in Molecular Endocrinology and Gamete Biology organised under the auspices of Indian Academy of Sciences, Banglore in 2005 at D.R. College, Delhi University. Dr. D.K. Singh: Invited lecture on Soil Health in conference RAAZ at Department of Zoology, CCS University Meerut, 25 February 2006. Invited Lecture on soil health and bioremediation at the National Seminar on pesticides and environment. Kalindi College, Delhi, 14­15 February 2006. Dr. R.K. Seth, Barik, T.K. and Chauhan, S: Influence of radiation on parasitoid-host interaction between entomogenous Steinernema glaseri and Spodoptera litura (Fabr.) vis-àvis other biorational pest control measures. In IV RCM by Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food & Agriculture on Co-ordinated Research Programme on 'Use of Nuclear Techniques for the Colonization &Production of Natural Enemies of agricultural insect pests', Vienna, Austria, 13­17 May 2005. (Proc.). Dr. Anju Shrivastva, A. Bhakta, G. S. Bist and A. N. Maitra: Inorganic Phosphate Nanoparticle-encapsulated DNA: A potential DNA Vaccine. National Conference on Nanomaterials & Applications (NANO-2005.) organised by Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Noida, 27­28 May 2005.

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Title Assessment of antimalarial properties of synthetic and natural compounds on human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Indo Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology: 'Bioremediation of HCH and PNP contaminated soil by bioaugmentation: Proof of concept at pilot scale'. Decontamination and Microbiol Diversity of HCH, PNP, Chloriprifos contaminated soils from dumping sites. Project Investigator of the project 'Genome Sequencing of Rifamycin Producing Actinomycete Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699'. Project Investigator of the project 'Improvement and Development of Cloning Vector transformation system for species of Amycolatopsis.' Larval orientation and feeding responses of Helicoverpa armigera determining susceptibility resistance of pigeon pea genotype. Regulation of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase Signaling in Breast Cancer progression. DigestivePhysiology of Spawn and Fry of Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirrhinus mrigala under Various Feeding Regimes. B.K.Thelma Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation V.K.Bhasin DRDO

Prof. Rup Lal

ISCB, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

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DST

DST

Dr. Rina Chakrabarti

ICAR

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Humoral and cellular control of testicular function in wall lizard, Hemidactylus flaviviridis. Testing uncertainty and variability in pesticide residue analysis. Microbiol Degradation of Endosulfan and Development of Bioprocess for Bioremediation. Use of Nuclear Tech. in Biological Control of Lepid. pest, S. litura: Exploration, Efficacy & Establishment of Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Potential Parasitoids. Identification and Characterisation of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK)-interacting Proteins in Breast Cancer.

Dr. Umesh Rai

DST

Dr. D.K.Singh

IAEA/FAO, Vienna, Austria DBT

Dr. D.K.Singh

Dr. R.K.Seth

IAEA, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Anju Shrivastva

UGC

Publications

Bhasin, V. K. 2006. 'Public health and zoonoses'. Ind. J. Microbiol. 46 (1): 77­9. Pal, R., Bhasin, V.K. and Lal, R. 2006. 'Proposal to reclassify [Sphingomonas] xenophaga Stolz et. al. 2000 and [Sphingomonas] taejonensis Lee'. et. al. 2001 as Sphingobium xenophagum comb. nov. and Sphingopyxis taejonensis comb. nov., respectively. International J. of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56 (3): 667­70. Bhasin V. K., Pathak S. and Sharma S. 2005. `Personal News-William Trager (1919-2005)'. Current Science 88 (12): 2012­3. Rao, V. Y. and Chakrabarti, R. 2005. `Stimulation of immunity in Indian major carp Catla cata with herbal feed ingredients'. Fish & Shellfish Immunology (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 18: 327­34. Kumar, S., Srivastava, A. and Chakrabarti, R. 2005. 'Study of digestive proteinases and proteinase inhibitors of Daphnia carinata'. Aquaculture (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 243: 367­72. Rathore, R. M., Kumar, S. and Chakrabarti, R. 2005. 'Digestive enzyme profile of Cyprinus carpio during ontogenic development'. World Aquaculture (World Aquaculture Society) 36: 37­9. Rathore, R. M., Kumar, S. and Chakrabarti, R. 2005. 'Digestive enzyme patterns and evaluation of protease classes in Catla catla (Family: Cyprinidae) during early developmental stages'. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 142: 98­106.

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Rao, V. Y. and Chakrabarti, R. 2006. 'Dietary incorporation of Achyranthes aspera seed influences the immunity of common carp Cyprinus carpio'. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, I.C.A.R., New Delhi, India) 75: 1097­1102. Chakrabarti, R. and Sharma, J. G. 2005. 'Digestive physiology of fish larvae during ontogenic development: A brief overview'. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences (Indian Council of Agricultural Research, I.C.A.R., New Delhi, India) 75: 1337­47. Rao Vasudeva, Y., Das B. K., Jyotyrmayee, P. and Chakrabarti, R. 2006. 'Effect of Achyranthes aspera on the immunity and survival of Labeo rohita infected with Aeromonas hydrophila'. Fish & Shellfish Immunology (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 20: 263­73. Chakrabarti, R. and Rathore, R. M. 2006. 'Study of digestive enzymes and characterisation of related proteases during early ontogeny of Labeo rohita'. Aquaculture Nutrition (Blackwell Science Ltd., NIFES, Norway) 12: 35­43. Chakrabarti, R., Rathore, M. S., Kumar, S. and Mittal, P. 2006. 'Functional changes in digestive enzymes and characterisation of proteases of silver carp (male) and bighead carp (female) hybrid, during ontogeny'. Aquaculture (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 253: 694­702. Chakrabarti, R. and Vasudeva Rao, Y. 2006. 'Achyranthes aspera stimulate the immunity and enhances the antigen clearance in Catla catla'. International Immunopharmacology (Elsevier Science Publishers, Omaha, U.S.A.) 6/5: 782­90. Srivastava, A. Hemre, K., Stoss, J., Chakrabarti, R. and Tonheim, K. S. 2006. 'Protein content and amino acid composition of the live feed rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis): with emphasis on the water soluble fraction'. Aquaculture (Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam) 97: 1036­40. Srivastava, A., Rathore, R. M. and Chakrabarti, R. 2006. 'Effects of four different doses of organic manures in the production of Ceriodaphnia cornuta'. Bioresource Technology (Elsevier Limited, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.) 97: 1036­40. Anand, C., Akolkar, P. and Chakrabarti, R. 2006. 'Bacteriological Water Quality Status of River Yamuna in Delhi'. Journal of Environmental Biology 27: 97­101. Sharma, J. G. and Chakrabarti, R. 2006. 'Effects of UV-B radiation on the gills of Catla catla during early developmental stage'. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 88: 367­71. Chaturvedi Deb. K., M.M. and Jaiswal, Y.K. 2005. 'Gram-negative bacterial LPS induced poor uterine receptivity and implantation failure in mouse: alterations in IL-1beta expression in the preimplantation embryo and uterine horns'. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 13: 125­33. Mireille Cossee, Benedicte Demeer, Patricia Blanchet, Bernard Echenne, Deepika Singh, Olivier Hagens, Manuela Antin, Sonja Finck, Louis Vallee, Helene Dollfus, Sridevi Hegde, Kelly Springell, B.K Thelma. Geoffrey Woods, Vera Kalscheuer and Jean-Louis Mandel 154

2006. `Exonic Microdeletions in the X-linked PQBP1 gene in mentally retarded patients: a pathogenic mutation and in­frame deletions of uncertain effect'. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2006, 1­8 epubl. 22 February 2006; doi:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201593 IF 3.6 Nature Publ. Group. Chaudhary, S., Behari, M., Dihana, M., Pazhayannur, V., Swaminath, Shyla.T. Govindappa, Sachi Jayaram, Goyal, V., Muthane, Uday B., Juyal, R.C. and Thelma, B.K. `Parkin mutations in Sporadic and Familial Parkinsons disease among Indians'. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 12 239­245IF 2.1 Elsevier. Prasad, P., Tiwari, A.K., Prasanna, K.M. Kumar, Ammini, A.C., Gupta, A., Gupta, R., Sharma, A.K., Rao, A.R., Nagendra, R.T., Tiwari, S.C., Rastogi, P., Gupta, B.L. and Thelma, B.K. 2006. 'Chronic renal insufficiency among Asian Indians with Type 2 diabetes: I. Role of RAAS gene polymorphisms'. BMC Med Genet. 3;7(1):42 IF 3.6 Biomed. Central. Srivastava, V., Verma, G.P., Prasad, S., Semwal, P., Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, Bernard Lerer, Deshpande, N. S. and Thelma, B. K. 2006. 'Genetic susceptibility to Tardive Dyskinesia among schizophrenia subjects: IV. Role of dopaminergic pathway gene polymorphisms'. Pharmacoge net & Genomics. 16(2):111­17 IF 5.8 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Chaudhary, S., Behar, M., Dihana, M., Pazhayannur V. Swaminath, Shyla, T. Govindappa, Sachi Jayaram, Singh, S., Muthane,Uday, B., Juyal, Ramesh C. and Thelma, B.K. 2005. 'Association of N-acetyl transferase 2 gene polymorphism and slow acetylator phenotype with young onset and late onset Parkinson's disease among Indians'. Pharmacogenet & Genomics 15(10):731­5 IF 5.8 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Tiwari, A.K., Deshpande, S.N., Rao, A.R., Bhatia, T., Mukit, S.R., Shriharsh, V., Lerer B., Nimgaonkar, V.L. and Thelma, B.K. 2005. 'Genetic susceptibility to tardive dyskinesia in chronic schizophrenia subjects: III. Lack of association of CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 gene polymorphisms'. Schizophrenia Res. 75 (1) 21­6 IF 4.0 Elsevier. Deshpande, S. N., Varma, Panchami G., Semwal, P., Rao, A. R., Bhatia, T., Vishwajit, L. N., Bernard, L. and Thelma, B.K. 2005. II. 'Serotonin receptor gene polymorphisms and their association with Tardive dyskinesia among schizophrenia patients from North India'. Psychiatric Genetics 15 (3): 157­8 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Tiwari, A.K., Deshpande, S.N., Rao, A.R., Bhatia, T., Mukit, S.R., Shriharsh, V., Lerer, B., Nimgaonkar, V.L. and Thelma, B.K. 2005. 'Genetic susceptibility to tardive dyskinesia in chronic schizophrenia subjects: I. Association of CYP1A2 polymorphisms'. The Pharmacogenomics J. 5: 60­9 IF 3.9 Nature publ. group. Gautam, D.K., Misro, M.M., Chaki, S.P. and Sehgal, N. 2006. 'H2O2 at physiological concentrations modulates Leydig cell function inducing oxidative stress and apoptosis'. Apoptosis 11:39­46. Shrivastava, B., Sharma, S.K., Sehgal, N. and Kumar, A. 2005. 'Channa punctatus RP23427M23-like genomic sequence NCBI', DQ 268647. Sehgal, N. and Goswami, S. V. 2005. 'Vitellogenin exists as charge isomers in the Indian freshwater murrel, Channa punctatus' (Bloch). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 141(1):12­21.

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Seth, R. K., Barik, T. K. and Chauhan, S. 2005. `Influence of host irradiation on the bioinfectivity of Steinernema glaseri as entomopathogenic nematodes and their perpetuating parasitization potential on a serious tropical lepidopteran pest, Spodoptera litura'. In: Proc. Ext. Synopses, FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and other Techniques, Vienna. pp. 336­7. Sharma, A. K. and Seth, R. K. 2005. `Combined effect of gamma radiation and Azadirachtin on the growth and development of Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)'. Curr.Sci. 89 (6): 1027­31. Friedländer, M., Seth, R. K. and Reynolds, S. E. 2005. `Eupyrene and apyrene sperm: dichotomous permatogenesis in Lepidoptera'. Advances in Insect Physiology 32: 206­308. Seth, R. K. and Barik, T. K.: `Integration of entomoathgenic nematodes, Steinernema glaseri with radiation induced F-1 sterility: An ecologically compatible strategy of serious pest, Spodoptera litura'. In '6th National symposium on Sustainable Plant protection Strategies: Health and Environmental concerns', Dr. Balsaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ratnagiri (M.S.) (Proc. Abstract). Seth, R. K., Sharma, Vandana P. and Rao, D. K. ` Sterility as a potential radio-genetic method for the management of a tropical lepidopteran pest, Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)'. In: International Symposium on, 'Insect Genetics & Genomics', held at CDFD, Hyderabad, 9­11 January 2006. (Proc. Abstract). Swamy, R. K., Khaitan, D., Dwarkanath, B. S., Seth, R. K. and Chandna, S. `Actinomycin D induces an atypical form of apoptosis in Sf9 insect cells involving cytochrome-C translocation and caspase activation'. In 'XXIXth All India Cell Biology Conference & Symposium on Gene to Genome: Environment and Chemical Interaction' (17­20 January 2006), Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow. (Proc. Abstr. p. 203). Chandna, S., Dwarkanath, B. S., Seth, R. K. and Khaitan, D. 2006. `Modes and mechanisms of cell death induced at high doses of ionizing radiation in the highly radioresistant Sf9 insect cell line'. In 'XXIXth All India Cell Biology Conference& Symposium on Gene to Genome: Environment and Chemical Interaction', Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow. (Proc. Abstr. p. 204). Singh, J. and Singh, D. K. 2005. 'Bacterial, azotobacter, actinnomycetes and fungal population after diazinon, imidacloprid and lindane treatments in groundnut (arachis hypogaea l.) field'. J. Environmental Science Health Part B 40 :785­800. Singh, J. and Singh, D. K. 2005. 'Available nitrogen and arginine deaminase activity in groundnut (arachis hypogaea l.) fields after imidacloprid, diazinon and lindane treatments'. J. Agric. Food Chemistry 53: 363­8. Singh, J. and Singh, D. K. 2005. 'Dehydrogenase and phosphomonoesterase activities in groundnut (arachis hypogaea l.) fields after imidacloprid, diazinon and lindane treatments'. Chemosphere 60: 32­42. Thoibi Vig D. K. and Singh, D. K. 2005. 'Quinolphos persistence and leaching under field conditions and effects of residues of dehydrogenase and alkaline phosphomonoesterase activities in soil.Bull'. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 75: 1067­76. 156

Pandey, S. and Singh, D. K. 'Dehydrogenase and phosphomonoesterase and arginine deaminase activities ininsecticide treated groundnut' (arachis hypogaea l.) soil. Chemosphere 2005. Online. Das, S. and Singh, D. K. 2006. 'Purification and characterisation of phosphotriesterase from Pseudomonas aeuriginosa f10b and Clavibactoer michiganense subsp. insidiosum sb 11'. Canadian J. Micrology 52 (2): 157­68. Khan, U. W. and Rai, U. 2005. 'Endocrine and paracrine control of Leydig cell steroidogenesis and proliferation in the wall lizard: an in-vitro study'. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol: 140, 109­15. Hararamadas, B. and Rai, U. 2005. 'Mechanism of androgen-induced thymic atrophy in the wall lizard Hemidactylus flaviviridis: An in vitro study'. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 144: 10­19. Hararamadas, B. and Rai, U. 2006. 'Cellular mechanism of estrogen-induced thymic involution in wall lizard: caspase-dependent action'. J. Exp. Zool. 305A: 396­409. Dhawan, S., Lal, R., Hanspal, M. and Kuhad, RC. 2005. 'Effect of Antibiotics on Growth and Laccase Production from Cyathus bulleri and Pycnoporus cinnabarinus'. Bioresourse Technology 96: 1415­8. Pal, R., Bala, S., Dadhwal, Kumar, M., Dhingra, G., Prakash, O., Prabagaran, S. R., Shivaji, S., Cullum, J., Holliger, C. and Lal, R. 2005. 'The Hexachlorocyclohexane-Degrading Bacterial Strains Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A, UT26 and Sp+ having similar lin Genes are three Distinct species, Sphingomonas indicum sp. nov; S. japonicum sp. nov; and S. francense sp. nov. and reclassification of [Sphingomonas] chungbukensis as Sphingobium chungbukense comb. Nov'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55 (5): 1965­72. Society for General Microbiology U.K. Suar, M., Hauser, A., Poiger, T., Buser, HR., Müller, MD., Dogra, C., Raina, V., Holliger, C., van der Meer, JR., Lal, R., Kohler, H. P. 2005. 'Enantioselective transformation of a-HCH by dehydrochlorinases LinA1 and LinA2 from soil bacterium Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A'. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71 (12): 8514­18. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. Lal, R., Dogra, C., Malhotra, S., Sharma, P. and Pal, R. 2006. 'Distribution, Diversity and Divergence of lin genes in Hexachlorocyclohexane degrading Sphingomonads'. Trends in Biotechnology 24 (3): 121­30. Elsevier Science, London, U.K. Majumdar, S. and Lal, R. 2006. 'Reclassification of Amycolatopsis orientalis DSM 43387 as Amycolatopsis benzoatilytica sp. nov'. Int.J.Syst.Evol Microbiol. 56(3): 199­204, Society for General Microbiology, U.K. Bhasin Pal, R., V.K. and Lal, R. 2006. 'Proposal to reclassify [Sphingomonas] xenophaga Stolz et. al. 2000 and [Sphingomonas] taejonensis Lee et. al. 2001 to Sphingobium xenophagum gen. com. nov. and Sphingopyxix taejonensis gen. com. nov. respectively'. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56 (3): 667­70, Society for General Microbiology, U.K. Bhalla, R. M., Dalal, S. K., Panguluri, B. Jagdish, Singh, A. K. and Kumar, P. A. 2005. 157

'Isolation, characterisation and expression of a novel vegetative insecticidal protein gene of Bacillus thuringiensis'. FEMS Microbiology (Elsevier) Vol. 243, pp. 447­72. Shrivasatava, M. A., Paul, V. N. and Singh, A. K. 2005. 'Synomonal effect of chickpea varieties on the egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis Ishii (Trichogrammatidae: Hymenoptera)'. Indian Journal of Entomology 67 (4): pp. 332­8. Singh, H. C., Chaudhary, R. and Muralidhar, K. 2005. 'A reference preparation of buffalo pituitary follicle stimulating hormone using lectin affinity chromatography'. Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology 35(4): 331­45. Chaudhary, R., Jae Ok Lee and Muralidhar, K. 2005. 'Enhanced yield and homogeneity of buffalo growth hormone by an improved chromatographic protocol'. Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology 35(4): 313­29. Prasad, Pramod V., Chaube, S.K., Shrivastav, T.G., Kumari, G.L., Duraiswami, S. and Muralidhar, K. 2005. 'Isolation of hCG and its characterisation by radioimmunoassay, enzyme-immunoassay and radio-receptor assay'. Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry 26(4): 325­44. Prasad, Pramod V., Chaube, S. K., Shrivastav, T. G., Kumari, G. L., Duraiswami, S. and Muralidhar, K. 2005. 'Isolation of alpha- and beta-subunits of peak-I hCG and generation of highly specific polyclonal antisera'. Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry 26(4): 345­55.

FACULTY OF LAW

LAW CENTRE - I

Major Activities

Law Centre-I lacks the minimum basic structure that any School/College in the country should have. We do not have a permanent building and are housed in a temporary building built a few years back by the then P.I.C. from the Students Development Fund. We are handicapped for lack of perfect class rooms or a seminar room, auditorium or a moot court room. And yet we have done a fairly good job of educating our students through class room teaching as well as clinical education methods and interaction with law and society experts. Law Schools are all about imparting, receiving and generating knowledge of law and we have tried to do this through small activities which perhaps cannot be labelled 'highlights' with the meagre resources available with us.

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Ms. Aditi Choudhary Ms. Awekta Verma Mr. L. Pushpa Kumar Dr. Poonam Dass Ms. K. Ratnabali Dr. Neera Bharihoke Ms. Suman Ms. Anu Mr. Girish Kumar J. Dr. Sarbjit Kaur Ms. Jasmine Sharma Dr. Manju Arora Relan Ms. P.B. Pankaja Ms. Meena Panickar Ms. Alok Sharma Ms. Sunanda Bharti Ms. Topi Basar Dr. Ghanshyam Singh

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Veena Bakshi: Elected Vice-President of the Indian Society of International Law, 2003­2006.

Seminars/Conferences held

Seminar: `The Role of NGOs in the Protection of Human Rights in India'. Speakers: Michael Vetha Siromony, Chief Co-ordinator (trainee) National Human Rights Commission. Mr. Colin Gonsalves, Executive Director, Human Rights Law network (HRLN) amongst others. Organised by the Human Rights Law Society of Law Centre - I, 27 March 2006. Relevance of United Nations in Today's Context organised by International Law Society, Law Centre - I, 5 April 2006. Lecture on 'Challenges to Human Rights Protection: International Perspectives'. Speakers: Dr. Elvira D. Redondo, Vinodh Jaichand and Joshua Castellino of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Organised by the Human Rights Law Society of Law Centre-I, 7 April 2006. Participants: Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. S.K. Tandon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Mr. P.P. Rao, Senior Advocate, Mr. B.G. Vergese, Journalist, Mr. Raju Ramachandran, Senior Advocate, Mr. Siddharth Luthra, Advocate, Mr. Hariharan, Advocate, Prof. Usha Razdan, Prof. Veena Bakshi and others. National Seminar on Contemporary Legal Issues. Organised by Prof. Ashwani Kumar Bansal, 10 April 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ms. Aditi Choudhary: Attended XVI Congress of International Assn. of Democratic Lawyers at Paris/Frankfurt, 7­11 June 2005. Mr. L. Pushpa Kumar: Law Teaching and Legal Research Programme, at Cardiff Law School, UK, 26 February ­ 25 March 2006. 159

Publications

Goyal, Anupam. 2006. The WTO and International Environment Law, Oxford University Press. Bansal, A.K. 2006. (2nd ed.). Law of Trade Marks in India.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Major Activities

This academic year, 2005­06, has indeed been an eventful one for the Department. A vision building exercise was initiated through participatory mode in order to arrive at meaningful significant thrust areas for the future. Having recognised the Institutional academic standing of CIE, the MHRD, Govt. of India has approved six research projects and sanctioned a sum of Rs. 45 lakh for the take-off of these projects at the National level in the field of teacher education. This would further enable CIE to maintain its identity as a premier national institution. During this period, the Department of Education also initiated the process of making its experience and expertise available to national and International institutions. This includes the visit of two International delegations, one from Korea and another one from Singapore. The main objective was to explore ways and means of future collaborative work in teaching, research and trainings and to provide expert consultancy in education at the Inter-Institutional and Inter­governmental levels.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Research Schemes

Title Strengthening of DIETs in newly created States : Uttaranchal and Chattisgarh Framework for Two-Year B.Ed. Programme including policy implications and recommendations for Centre and State. 160 Principal Investigator Dr. Pankaj Arora Dr. Nirupma Jaimini Dr. Nirupma Jaimini Dr. Vandana Saxena

Curricular Framework for Elementary Teacher Education Programmes: Guide for Curricular Construction for SCERTs, DIETs Capacity Building of Teacher Educators HandBook & Material for Teacher Educators DIETs and CTEs Coordination of Action Research Documentation in Elementary Education in DIETs

Dr. D. Parimala Dr. Janaki Rajan

Dr. Alka Behari Dr. Rumesh Chander Dr. Vandana Saxena Dr. Alka Behari

Dr. Janaki Rajan Dr. Sailaja Chennat Sh. Rumesh Chennat Dr. D. Parimala

New Addition

Dr. Sangeeta Kamat

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. U. S. Sharma. Expert, B.Ed. Curriculum Draft Committee (2 years course) National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi. Expert (Education), Foreign Scholarships, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Expert (Education Studies) and Visiting Consultant, Technical Education Commission, Mauritius, June 2005. Chairman, Sub-Committee on Peace Education Theory Paper, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi. Dr. Nirupma Jaimini, Examiner and Expert in Educational Studies in the University of Mauritius. Sh. C.K. Saluja, Convenor, Sanskrit Committee, CBSE. Resource Person for Value Education, MHRD under DAV Management Committee.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. U. S. Sharma: Chaired, Research Presentation Session, International Conference on Health and Physical Education at Kalyani, 19­20 April 2005. Prof. Bharati Baveja: Presented Keynote Address in Plenary Session entitled 'Teacher Education in India: Towards an Alternative Framework'. National Conference on Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness, Pondicherry, (organised by Indian Council of Philosophical Research). 161

Presented a paper entitled 'Towards Meaningful Teacher Education: Addressing the Needs of Learners and Society' as part of the academic proceedings. Prof. Rama Mathew: Served as a Resource Person in the Workshop on Generation and Validation of MCQs for Online Testing organised at PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. Presented a paper on Methods of Testing and Evaluation in Higher Learning at the workshop. Dr. Namita Ranganathan: Presented paper on Psycho-Social Empowerment of Adolescent Girls in Rural Context in UNESCO Conference, New Delhi. Dr. Nirupma Jaimini: Made presentations in United Nations Human Rights Commission, Geneva on 'Right to Education'. Dr. Farida A. Khan: Paper presented on 'Teacher Attitudes and Student Interactions in a Math Classroom' at 1st Conference of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research in Sevilla, Spain. Dr. Sadhna Saxena: Presented paper titled 'Teacher as Constructor of Knowledge' in Seminar on Construction of Knowledge at Udaipur. Presented paper on Science Teachers and Their Role in Knowledge Construction at International Seminar on Science Education, EPISTEM - II. Presented paper on Literacy Experience in Oral Milieu in Seminar on Globalisation and Education. Presented paper on Marginalisation of the Equity Agenda in Seminar on Impact of Economic Changes on Education. Dr. Shobha Sinha: Presented paper at International Conference on Reading, Miami, Florida. Dr. Gaysu Arvind: Presented a Paper at International Conference on Work and Education in Sydney. Sh. Rumesh Chander: Addressed the Faculty of Education, University of Lucknow on Nature of Science and Education. Dr. Pankaj Arora: Participated in National Convention on 'Adolescent Friendly Health Services/ Clinics addressing the Reproductive and Sexual Health needs of Young People', organised by Indian Medical Association at India Habitat Centre, December 2005. Dr. D. Parimala: Paper presented on Educational Status of Dalit Women in India at Dr. Ambedkar University, Lucknow, April 2005. Paper presented on Political Participation of Dalit Women in Present Scenario at a Seminar organised by Centre for Social Research, New Delhi.

Publications

Narang, N. Translated various modules for the ECCE Programme of National Institute of Open Schooling, Delhi. 162

Wrote a module for Navodaya Vidyalaya (IGNOU Project) on the Teaching of Poetry. Khan, F. 'Other Communities, Other Histories: Education of Muslim Women in Kashmir', in Zoya Hasan & Ritu Menon (eds.). Oxford University Press. Khan, F. Vygotsky in Contemporary Education, Dialogue. Maitra, K. 2005. 'Indian Perspective on Gifted Education: The Synergy of India in the Diversity of Gifted Education: An International Perspective on Global Issues', Routledge, London. Maitra, K. 2005. Children's Conception of Giftedness: An Implicit Theory: Gifted Education International Vol. 20. Drafted Curriculum for B.Ed., Special Education (Visually Challenged) for Blind Relief Association of India and Convenor for framing guidelines for the programme. Was felicitated by Inspiration Centre for dedicated and well articulated research in Special Education. Co-Edited course on Psychology of Education with Dr. Namita Ranganathan for DHE Programme, IGNOU. Psychology of Education for DHE Programme (IGNOU, Course Director) in collaboration with Prof. Krishna Maitra. Mathew, R.: Published article title 'How do Teachers Learn and Grow?' in IATEFL 2005, Liverpool Conference Selections. Edited by Pulverness, A.IATEFL. Book Review of Washback in Language Testing: Research Contexts and Methods, edited by Liying Cheng and Yoshinori Watanabe with Andy Curtis. In the Journal of Language, Identity and Education. Forthcoming.

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Major Activities

To frame the structure of BE Programme and ME Programme. Developing simulation lab for projects courses and research in the Department.

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Research Schemes

Title FACTs Lab in the Electrical Engg., Department, Delhi College of Engineering, Sponsoring Organisation AICTE

Publications

Jain, N. K. and Nangia, U. 2005. 'Regret analysis of sequential goal programming for multiobjective optimal flows', International Power Engineering Conference (IPEC), Singapore. Jain, N. K. and Nangia, U. 2005. 'An improved network approach to the academic management of an engineering college', 14th ISME International Conference on Mechanical Engineering in Knowledge Age. pp. 392­6. Jain, N. K. and Nangia, U. 2005. 'Engineering faculty guest versus regular', The Indian Journal of Technical Education, Vol. 28 ( 4). Kumar, P., Mahajan, A. and Singh, B. 2006. 'Neuro furry control algorithms for filter', ICFAI Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 2 (1): 39­51. Jain, N. K. Automatic Control Systems Engineering by Dhanpat Rai & Co. Kumar, P., Mahajan, A. 'Soft computing technique for the control of active power filter'. Kumar, P., Mahajan, A. 2005. 'Genetic algorithm for the control of active power filter', ICFAT. Kumar, N. and Sharma, P. R. 2006. 'Development of a new scheme for damping torsional modes in a series compensated power system'. Journal of the Institute of the Engineers (India), Vol. 87, pp. 23­8. Bhushan, B. 2006. 'Optimization of PID controller for antenna position control system with actuator constraint, output constraint, reference tracking and uncertainty using SRO'. Proceedings of the National Conference of Energy, Communications, Computer Systems, NC-ECC. MAIT, Delhi, pp. 187­92. Kumar, N. 2006. 'Analysis of SVS auxiliary controllers for dynamics performance enhancement of a series compensated power system'. Proceedings of the National Conference of Energy, Communication, Computer Systems, NCECC. MAIT, Delhi, pp. 89­94. Kumar, N. and Rai, J. N. 'Combined reactive power and derived machine frequency SVS auxiliary controller for damping SSR in a series compensated power system'. Proceedings of the 21st National Convention of Electrical Engineers, The Institution of Engineers, Delhi State Centre, New Delhi, pp. 85­94. Kumar, N., Verma, V. and Bhushan, B. 2006. Published papers in National Conference on Energy, Communications, Computer Systems at MAIT Delhi.

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Publications

Saxena, P. C., Gabrani, G., Ahuja, P., Gulati, K. and Jain, P. 2005. 'A priority based approach to mutual exclusion algorithms in distributed systems'. Journal of the CSI, 35(2): 24­37. Jindal, R., Saxena, P.C. and De, A. 2005. 'An algorithm for frequent pattern mining using digital search tree' in the proceedings of International Conference on Information Management in a knowledge society (ICIM)II: 796­808. Gupta, P. and Jindal, R. 2005. 'A novel scheme for resource allocation for multimedia wireless networks'. In the IETE Technical Review. Vol. 22, (3): 217­25. Singh, S. K. and Jindal, R. 2006. 'Performance enhancement of TCP over an mobile ad-hoc network'. In the proceedings of National Conference on Energy, Communication and Computer ( NCECC). Lal, R., Saxena, S. K. and Choudhury, D. R. 2006. 'An efficient designed robust adaptive congestion controller for ABR traffic in ATM network' in IETE journal of research 52 (4): 287­94. De, Asok, Chakravarty, T. and Biswas, S. 2005. 'Comparative study on the compactness between annular patch and loaded circular patch' - URSI General Assembly. De, Asok, Chakravarty, T. and Mahapatra, S. 2006. 'An extremely broad band planar active receiving antenna', IEEE International Conference on Antenna Technology: Small antennas and novel Matematerials, New York City, U.S.A. Choudhury, D. R. 2005. 'Optimal control theory in regional planning and management'. Proceeding 9th world multi-conference on systemics, cybernetics and informatics. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Singh, B., Adya, A., Mittal, A. P. and Gupta, J. R. P. 2005. 'Performance of DSTATCOM for isolated small rating alternator feeding non-linear Loads'. International (India). Conference on computer applications in electrical engineering-Recent advances, Roorkee. pp. 211­6. Singh, B., Adya, A., Mittal, A. P. and Gupta, J. R. P. 2005. 'Modelling and control of DSTATCOM for three phase four wire distribution systems'. IEEE. 14th Industry Applications Conference (IAS) annual meeting, Vol. 4, (2-6): pp. 2428­34. Singh, B., Adya, A., Mittal, A. P. and Gupta, J. R. P. 2005. 'Power quality enhancement with DSTATCOM for small isolated alternator feeding distribution system'. Proceeding IEEE PEDS Malaysia. pp. 274­9. Hote, Y. V., Choudhury, D. R. and Gupta, J. R. P. 2005. 'Stability of given real symmetric matrix: A using Gerschgorin theorem'. Proceeding of the Second Control Instrumentation System Conference (CISCON). pp. 314­5. Singh, B., Adya, A. and Mittal, A. P. 2006. 'Modelling of DSTATCOM for distribution 165

system'. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (U.K.), Vol.4 (1-2), pp. 142­60. Singh, B., Adya, A. and Mittal, A. P. 2006. 'MATLAB-based modelling of distribution STATCOM applied to isolated power system.' International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (U.K.), Vol.4 (3-4) pp. 274­93. Chakraverty, S., Jain, K. and Sanghi, K. 2006. A novel fuzzy approach for providing QoS control in limited energy real-time systems', presented in IEEE Conference VLSI Design Conference, Hyderabad. Chakraverty, S. 2006. 'A survey of students' perspectives'. National Conference on Challenges in Technology and Management in the Knowledge Millennium. Jind Institute of Engineering and Technology, Haryana, India. Munjal, A., Malik, R. and Chakraverty, S. 2006. 'Advanced forward error correction based steaming using RTSP and RTP', IEEE Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications- AICT'06, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean. Chand, S. and Om. H. 2005. 'Seamless Channel Transition using Bespoke Broadcasting Scheme for Video-on-Demand Service', IEEE transactions on consumer electronics, Vol. 51(4), pp. 1313­8. Om. H., Parthasarty, Kumar, H. and Chand, S. 2006. 'Efficient Polyharmonic Data Broadcasting Scheme for Video-on-Demand Services', National Conference on Communications, IIT Delhi, pp. 290­4.

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (DCE)

Major Activities

Advanced level research has been initiated in areas such as microstrip antenna design, optical communication, sensor network and pervasive computing areas, image processing and development of advanced level of communication circuits using current conveyors and designing of digital circuits with FPGA & CPLD devices etc.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/ Assignments

Prof. Asok De, Professor of E & C, Engg. Department joined as Principal, Ambedkar Institute of Technology under DTTE, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

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Honours/ Distinctions

Prof. Asok De has been appointed as Programme Director of AIEEE Central Counselling.

Seminars/ Conferences attended

Asok Bhattacharya and S. Indu: 'Implementation of VSA algorithm for senser deployment', in National Conference on Energy, Communication & Computer Systems at MAIT, Delhi, 2­4 February 2006. J. Panda: 'Design of robust water marking: Techniques for still images' in National Conference on Energy, Communication & Computer Systems at MAIT, Delhi, 2­4 February 2006. R. Pandey: 'Comparison of DCT, KLT and DWT for Image Compression'. Presented in National Conference on Energy, Communication & Computer at MAIT, Delhi, 2­4 February 2006. N.S. Raghava: 'Colour Image halftoning' in National Conference on Energy, Communication & Computer Systems at MAIT, Delhi, 2­4 February 2006. Asok Bhattacharya, Neeta Pandey and S.K.Paul: 'Single ecII and eccII-based AIL pass filters: New generic configuration', proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics and Photonic Materials, Devices and System (EPMDS), Calcutta University, 4­6 January 2006.

Research Schemes

Title Vision based Activity Monitoring for Surveillance Applications Principal Investigator Prof. A. Bhattacharya Sponsoring Organisation NRB

Publications

Kulkarni, M. and Bhaskar, D.R. 2005. 'Performance Analysis of Turbo-coded Optical CDMA Systems'. Journal of Optical Communications (Fachverlag Schiele & Schon, Berlin, Germany), 26:131­37. De, Asok, Chakravarty, T., Ray, S. M. and Sanyal, S. K. 2005. 'A novel microstrip patch antenna with large Impedance bandwidth in VHF/UHF range', Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications.

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Kulkarni, M., Sinha, R. K. and Bhaskar, D.R. 2005. 'System performance comparison of turbo and trellis coded optical CDMA systems', International Journal of Signal Processing, ENFORMATICA, (Turkey), Vol. 2 (2). Kulkarni, M., Sinha, R. K. and Bhaskar, D. R. 'Performance comparison of 1-Dimensional (1D), 2-Dimensional (2-D), Multi-wavelength Optical Orthogonal Codes (MWOOCs) and Perfect Difference Codes (PDCs) for Optical Code Divisional Multiple Access (OCDMA) systems', Journal of Optical Communications (Germany), communicated for publication. Kulkarni, M., Sinha, R. K. and Bhaskar, D. R. 'A modular encoder design scheme for Turboencoded BPPM-OCDMA systems', International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEUE), (Germany), communicated for publication. Kulkarni, M., Sinha, R. K. and and De, Asok. 'Implementation of Multi-wavelength Optical CDMA (MWOCDMA) and hybrid CDMA (WDMA+CDMA) systems', Journal of Research, IETE, India.

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (NSIT)

Ph.D. Degree awarded

Ph.D. 1

Seminars/Conferences attended

Parul Garg, Ranjan K. Mallik and Hari M. Gupta: 'Exact error performance of space-time block coding with channel estimation,' in proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Seoul, Korea, 16­20 May 2005. Ranjan K. Mallik and Parul Garg: 'Effect of channel correlation on the performance of spacetime coded system,' in proceedings of the National Conference on Communication.

Publications

Books Parthasarathy, H. 2005. Signal Processing applications in physical model, Ane Books. Parthasarathy, H. 2005. Advanced Engineering Physics, Ane Books. Parthasarathy, H. 2005. Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Ane Books. Singh, A.K. and Senani, R. 2005. 'CFOA-based state-variable biquad and its high-frequency compensation', IEICE Electronics Express (Japan), 2: (7) 232­38. 168

Garg, P., Mallik, R. K. and Gupta, H. M. 2006. 'Exact error performance of square orthogonal space-time block coding with channel estimation', IEEE transactions on communication, 54 (3): 430­37. Senani, R. and Gupta, S. S. 2006. 'New universal filter using only current followers as active elements', International Journal of Electronics and Communications (AEUE) (Germany), 60 (3): 251­6. Senani, R., Singh, V.K., Singh, A.K. and Bhaskar, D.R. 2005. 'Tunable current-mode universal biquads employing only three MOCCs and all grounded passive elements: Additional new realization', Frequenz: Journal of Telecommunications (Germany), 59: (7-8). Gupta, S.S. and Senani, R. 2006. `New single resistance controlled oscillator configurations using unity-gain cells', Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (USA), 46: 111­19. Singh, V.K., Singh, A.K., Bhaskar, D.R. and Senani, R. 2005. 'Novel mixed-mode universal biquad configuration', IEICE Electronics Express (Japan), 2: (22) 548­53. Singh, V.K., Sharma, R.K., Singh, A.K., Bhaskar, D.R. and Senani, R. 2005. 'Two new canonic single-CFOA oscillators with single resistor controls', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Brief (USA). Vol. 52:(12) 860­64. Vats, V.B. and Parthasarathy, H. 2005. 'A perturbation based model for rectifier circuits', CERAo5, International Conference on Computer Applications, Vol.II: 175­79. Vats, V.B. and Parthasarathy, H. 2006. 'On estimating the parameters of a time varying nonlinear circuit from state measurement', pp. 165­69, 12th National (NCC), New Delhi.

INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL ENGINEERING

Publications

Srivastava, S., Singh, M., Hanmandlu, M. and Jha, A.N. 2005. 'New fuzzy wavelet neural networks for system identification and control', Journal of Applied Soft Computing, 6(1): 1­17. Srivastava, S., Singh, M., Hanmandlu, M. and Jha, A.N. 2005. 'Modelling of Non-linear systems by FWNNs and their intelligent control', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 19(7): 505­30. Gupta, M., Srivastava, S. and Singh, M. 2006. 'Comparative study of neural, fuzzy and neurofuzzy techniques in system identification and control', Proceedings of National Conference on Energy, Communication and Computer Systems (NC-ECC), New Delhi, Vol. 1, pp. 160­6. Singh, M. and Srivastava, S. 2006. 'Finding the solution of the update equation of Type-2

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Fuzzy sets based T-S model by Fuzzy differential and gradient descent based learning algorithm', Proceedings of National Conference on Energy, Communication and Computer Systems (NC-ECC), New Delhi, Vol. 1, pp. 182­7. Gupta, N., Varshney, P. and Srivastava, S. 2006. 'Realization of a fuzzy controllers using switched capacitor techniques', Proceedings of National Conference on Energy, Communication and Computer Systems (NC-ECC), New Delhi, Vol. 1, pp. 199­204. Singh, M., Srivastava, S., Gupta, J.R.P. and Hanmandlu, M. 2005. 'Fuzzy differential and gradient descent based learning algorithm of Type-2 Fuzzy sets for finding the solution of state equation', Second World Congress on Lateral Computing (WCLC), Bangalore. Gupta, J.R.P., Singh, M. and Srivastava, S. 2005. 'Lyapunov stability and fuzzy differential based learning for the identification of Type-2 Fuzzy wavelet Students cleared STUDENTS CLEARED network', Second World Congress on Lateral Computing (WCLC) Bangalore. Varshney, P., Gupta, M. and Visweswaran, G.S. 2005. 'Novel switched capacitor half differentiator using schneider operator', ELECO, 4th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bursa, Turkey.

APPLIED SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Seminars/Conferences attended

R. Singh and V.K. Kapoor: 'Innovative strategy & global competitiveness through knowledge economy'. Paper presented in the International conference, 'India Inc.-Towards Global Benchmarking (IIGB)' with the main theme, 'Road Map for International Competitiveness', at Le-Meridien, New Delhi, 21­23 June 2005. R. Singh, V.K. Kapoor and K.M. Neetu: 'Strategy for global software competitiveness'. Paper presented in the 'International Business Summit-ITLEe2-2006', at Le-Meridien, New Delhi. 31 January ­2 February 2006. V.K. Kapoor and K.M. Neetu: 'Transition from Bpo To Kpo: Indian Scenerio'. Paper presented in the National Conference on Challenges for Technology & Management in the Knowledge Millennium at Jind Institute of Engineering & Technology, Panipat Road, Jind (Haryana), 2­4 March 2006.

Publications

Singh, R. and Kapoor V.K., 2005. 'Disaster management through emerging technologies'. Paper published in the '35th ISTE Annual Convention & National Seminar' from 15­17 December at Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, Karnataka, India. Gupta, V. 2005. `An estimate on the convergence of Baskakov Bezier operators', J. Mathematical Analysis and Applications 3121: 380­8. 170

Gupta, V. 2005. `Pointwise convergence of Szasz Bezier operators', Ukrianian Mathematical Journal 57(12): 1892­1900. Gupta, V. 2006. `Error estimation by mixed summation integral type operators', J. Mathematical Analysis and Applications 313 (2): 632­41. Gupta, Vijay and Ispir, N. 2005. `On the Bezier variant of generalized Kantorovitch type Balazs operators', Applied Mathematics Letters 18(9): 1053­61. Srivastava, H.M. and Gupta, V. 2005. `Rate of convergence for Bezier variant of the Bleimann-Butzer-Hahn operators', Applied Mathematics Letters 18(8): 849­57. Dogru, O. and Gupta, V. 2005. `Motonocity and asymptotic estimate of Bleiman Butzer and Hahn operators based on q-integers', Georgian Math. 7J.12 (3): 415­22. Gupta, V. and Lupas, Alexandru, 2005. `Direct results for mixed Beta Szasz type operators', General Mathematics 13 (2): 83­94. Gupta, V. and Deo, N. 2005. `On the rate of convergence for bivariate Beta operators', General Mathematics 13 (3): 107­14. Gupta, V. and Erkus, E. 2006. `On certain hybrid family of summation integral type operators', Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics 7(1): 1­11. Dogru, O. and Gupta, V. 2006. `Korovkin type approximation properties of bivariate q-Meyer Konig and Zeller operators', Calcolo 43(1) : 51­63. Abel, U., Gupta, V. and Mohapatra, R. N. 2005. `Local approximation by beta operators', Nonlinear Analysis, Series A, Theory and Methods 62(1): 41­52. Gupta, V. and Mohapatra, R. N. and Finta, Z. 2005. `On certain family of mixed summation integral type operators', Mathematical and Computer Modelling 42: 181­91.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

ADULT, CONTINUING EDUCATION & EXTENSION

Major Activities

The Department has undertaken a series of Institutional, College and Community based programmes pertaining to Adult, Continuing and Extension Education. Besides conducting the teaching and extension programmes, revision of curriculum of Travel & Tourism, Sports & Physiotherapy, Counselling & Guidance, Science & Sports Journalism have also been undertaken. The Department has designed and implemented a community centred Computer Literacy programme for the under privileged section of society. It has also started courses and programmes on Aerobics, Self-Help Groups and Food & Nutrition. The focus of the Department has been on developing Multi-Centric Generic Programmes 171

involving faculty from different Departments of Delhi University and professionals from various voluntary and government organisations. The Department has developed a Newsletter also.

Ph.D. Degree awarded

Ph.D. 1

Honours/Distinctions

J.P. Dubey: Elected as Treasurer to the Indian University Association for Continuing Education in February 2006 at CJSM University of Kanpur.

Seminars/Conferences held

Prof. M.Z. Khan: Special lecture series (10) on research methods speaker series coordinated by Ashok Nayak and Ravi Sharma, February 2006. The Department organised a three-day National Round Table-cum-workshop on Extension and Outreach Activities in Indian Universities: Retrospect and prospect in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities, 13­15 April 2005. Ashok Kumar Nayak: Coordinated a One-day seminar on convention on the 'Rights of the Child with focus on Right to Education and Health: Towards Community Action', 15 February 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Rajesh: Presented a paper at the International Seminar on Population and Development in Higher Education in Kerala. Dr. Rajesh and Dr. V. K. Dixit: International workshop on Developing & E-Learning Course package on Adult and Lifelong Learning, Documentation and Information network IIC (JNU), 29­30 March 2006. J. P. Dubey: Participated in the area studies National Seminar at Department of African Studies, Delhi University, 21 December 2005. Participated in the national seminar on University Extension as University delegate. He also presented a research paper on Problems of University Extension at S.V. University, Tirupati (AP), 19­20 January 2006. Participated in the national seminar on Problems of Older Persons & Continuing Education organised by CJSM University of Kanpur in collaboration with IUACE, 24­25 February 2006. Participated in the national seminar on Problems of Higher Education & Role of Adult Education Department organised by DDU in collaboration with IUACE at DDU University of Gorakhpur, 28­30 March 2006. Dr. D.D. Aggarwal: Attended a conference on Career Counselling organised by Amity Care and presented a paper on careers for school pass-outs and school drop-outs. 172

Publications

Books Rajesh and Subramanion, T.K.V. 2005. Telephone Counselling in University System. Vista International, New Delhi. Dubey, J.P. 2005. `University Extension and Globalization'. University News, A Weekly Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 43(33) AIU, New Delhi. Research Articles Rajesh, 2005. `Non brothel based commercial sex workers and their perceptions on HIV/AIDS and STI: An empirical study', IJPE, No. 3, New Delhi. Career Planning and Life Skills Building, Open Learning, New Delhi. Dixit, V.K. and Singh, R.B. 2005. 'Energy Consumption and Quality of Life: Indian Scenario' in XXXVII Indian Geography Congress, Bangalore.

AFRICAN STUDIES

Major Activities

The Department of African Studies founded on 6 August 1955, celebrated its fifty years of establishment in 2005. The main thrust of the Department is to carry out inter-disciplinary research and teaching on Sub-Sahara and North Africa, particularly in the field of social sciences and humanities and to promote an understanding of Africa and Africa-India relations in the wider International context.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. M.Phil. 5 12

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Jagdish P. Sharma, Vice-President (H), African Studies Association, New Delhi. Resource person for M.Phil. and Ph.D., Annamalai University and Madras University. Dr. Tribhuwan Prasad, As review of fellowship/grant application to the National Research Foundation, South Africa, for an application for NRF, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 2006.

Seminars/Conferences held

The National seminar organised three special golden jubilee lectures and a National Seminar on 'India and Africa: Emerging Scenarios'. 21 December 2005. 173

Seminars/Conferences attended

J. P. Sharma: Presented a paper on 'Meeting the Challenge of Radicalism' at the International Seminar on 'Francophone Sib-Saharan Africa: Issues in Foreign Policies and Development', at JNU, New Delhi, 27­28 February 2006. Presented a paper on 'Role of Women in Freedom Struggle: Netaji's perspective' at a Seminar organised by Bharat Pathik on the occasion of Netaji Jayanti, 22 January 2006. Participated in the International Seminar on 'Multi-Culturalism in Canada and India' at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 6 December 2005. Presented a paper on 'Common Challenges of Global Terrorism in South Asia, India-China Perspective', organised by The Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Centre for Social and Political Studies, New Delhi, 23 November 2005. Presented a paper on 'Subhas Chandra Bose: INA and the Post-War Revolution' at the UGC sponsored national seminar organised by the Vallabh Govt. College, Mandi, (H.P.), 14­15 November 2005. Presented a paper on 'India and East Africa: Challenges of Development' at the International seminar on India Africa Relations organised by the Indian Ocean Studies and African Studies Association, New Delhi, 7 April 2005.

Publications

Books Sharma, J.P. 2006. Indian Democracy in the 3rd World (ed.) Delhi : Independent Publishing Co. 2006. 'India China Friendship and the Trilateral Dimension' in India's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century (ed.) Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. 2006. 'India's Foreign Policy: An Afro-Arab Perspective' in India's Foreign policy in the 21st Century (ed.) Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. Articles Sharma, J.P. 2006. 'The Evolution of Arab Nationalism' in Arab League, 60 Anniversary Cairo and New Delhi, 39­41. 'India-Africa Partnership : Foregoing Common Grounds' in National Herald. 'India and Sudan : Partners in Development and Progress' in Sudan in Focus Khartoum and New Delhi, 28­9. 2005. 'Algeria has Come a Long Way' in National Herald. 174

2005. 'In Iraq Peace as Distant as Moon' in National Herald. 2005. 'India-South Africa: A Common Heritage' in National Herald. Prasad, T. 2005. 'Pattern of Teacher's Education in Eritrea', Indian Journal of African Studies, Delhi University. `Democracy and Development in Zambia', Seminar Proceedings, UGC Sponsored Area Studies National Seminar, Department of African Studies, Delhi University.

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Major Activities

The Department discussed and formulated the M.A. Programme in East Asian Studies and M.A. (Chinese) Programme. The M.Phil. Programme is also being revamped. With the increased demand of East Asian Studies and languages, the Department is gearing itself to meet them. Relations with Universities in East Asian countries have been established and educational exchanges between the Department and other Institutions have taken place on a regular basis. Faculty members have taken up important research projects and their findings have been published in various International journals. Many of them have been invited by Universities abroad for lectures and to present papers at International Conferences. Efforts are being made to improve the various facilities of the Department like library, language laboratory, etc.

M.Phil. Degrees awarded

M.Phil. 3

Research Schemes/Other Projects

Project on BCIM initiative sponsored by UGC (Project Coordinator - Dr. Yukteshwar Kumar). Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration Student exchange with Chungnam National University, Seoul, Korea.

New Additions

Prof. Madhu Bhalla Dr. Yukteshwar Kumar Prof. Priyadarshi Mukherjee Dr. Nabin Kumar Panda

Honours/Distinctions

Mr. G. Balatchandirane: Appointed as Associate Professor in Kansai University, Japan. 175

Seminars/Conferences held

Conference: Korea in Search of a New Global Role: Current Concerns and Past Moorings. International Seminar on 'Japanese Literature in India' & 'Three Plays in Japanese'. International Conference: India and East Asia: New Paradigms for Global Cooperation, 7­9 March 2006, New Delhi. International Conference: Asian Politics: Shaping Security and Foreign Policy.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Sreemati Chakrabarti: Attended Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, ROK, 'Recent Trends in Sino-Indian Relations', 11 May 2005. Gyeongsang National University, Jingchu, ROK, 'A Socio-economic Comparison between India and China', 12 May 2005. Chongwon National University, Chongwon, ROK, 'Changing Chinese Perceptions of India: A Historical and Political Perspective', 13 May 2005. Cheju National University, Cheju, 'Globalization and the Challenges to China's Education', 14 May 2005. Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 'Education in China's Reform Era: Policies, Paradoxes and Challenges' (paper read in absentia). 29 September 2005. Institute of Chinese Studies, Conference on Politics of Culture in Contemporary China and India: Literature, Theatre and Cinema, 'The Party-State and Culture in China: From Politics to Market'. 21 October 2005. Dr. Madhvi Thampi: Presented paper on 'India and China Colonial Encounters' in International Conference on 'India and East Asia: Paradigms for a New Global Cooperation', Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 7­9 March 2006. Prof. Madhu Bhalla: 'Is there need for a cooperative security framework between India and China?' International Conference on India and China: Institute of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia and Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University, 2006. 'China and North East Asia: Cooperative Security in the Regional Context,' International Conference on India-Korea Relations, Department of East Asian Studies and the Korea Foundation, Delhi, 2006. 'Cooperative Security Frameworks and Security Regimes,' National Conference on IndiaChina Relations, Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University, and Shyamlal College, Delhi University, November 2005. 'Sino-Indian Relations: Is Cooperative Security Possible?' Head Quarters ARTRAC Brainstorming Seminar on China, PGME Pune, September 2005.

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Dr. Ravni Thakur: Presented paper 'China and India Analysing Future Dynamic' at the Naval Academy, Bombay, February 2006. Presented paper 'Impact of Domestic Policy on Foreign Affairs: Comparing India and China', at India and East Asia, Joint Conference, Department of East Asian Studies and Jamia Millia Islamia, November 2005. Presented paper 'Aspiring to the Middle Class', at the International Conference, The Chinese and Indian Middle Class: Comparative perspectives, November 2005. 'The Future of Sino-Indian Cooperation: Economic, Political and International'. A series of three lectures presented at Yunan University, Department of International Studies, Kunming, China, October 2005. Dr. Yukteshwer Kumar: Delivered a lecture at ICS, New Delhi on 7 September 2005 on 'A Brief Assessment of Indian Studies in China'. Presented paper 'Historical Dialogue between Two Civilizations: India and China during the First Century AD' at Indian History Congress, Shantiniketan, 30 January 2006. Presented paper 'Budha Dharma's Influence on Chinese Culture' in Biennial International Conference organised by Sommaya Institute, Mumbai, 10 March 2006. Dr. Anita Sharma, Dalai Lama's Engaged Buddhist, Donggok University, Seoul, Korea, May 2005. Master Cheng Yan's Engaged Buddhism, XIV International Congress of IABS, London, September 2005. Globalization and Buddhism in East Asia, Beijing Forum, November 2005. Dr. Ritu Aggarwal: Research Associate: Delivered a lecture on 'Women's Studies in India' (in Chinese), Yunnan University, Kunming, September 2005. A Presentation on 'Beijing Plus Ten: A View from China', Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, October 2005. Dr. Nitasha Sharma: Research Associate: Presented paper 'Analyzing the Suicide of Akutagawa Ryunosuke through his works' in International Conference on Japanese Literature, 18­19 November 2005. Presented paper 'Analyzing the suicide of Akutagawa Ryunosuke through his works' in Regional Conference on 'The Crisis of Human Rights and Values in the Education System', at S.D. College, Ambala, 28­29 January 2006.

Publications

Chakrabarti, S. 'India-China Relations in the Post-Cold War Era', Journal of South Asian Studies, 2005, Vol.11(1), pp. 23­41 (published by the Centre for International Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul). Bhalla, M. 2005. 'The Indian Response to the Anti-Japanese Resistance in China: History and the Remembrance of the Past', People's Daily, Beijing.

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'Is China a Friend or a Foe?' Times of India 21 August 2005. Amin S. 2006. The Liberal Virus and Riyaz Punjabi, America and Muslims, The Book Review Literary Trust. Thampi, M. 2005. Indians in China, 1800­1949, New Delhi : Manohar Publishers. India and China in the Colonial World (ed.), Social Science Press, New Delhi. Narratives of Asia from India, Japan and China (with Brij Tankha), New Delhi, Sampark. 'Bombay and the China Trade', in Panchsheel and the Future: Perspectives on India-China Relations, Ranganathan, C. V. (ed.), New Delhi, Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Samskriti, 2005. Thakur, R. 2006. 'Women's Studies in China Today', forthcoming Economic and Political Weekly. Across the Himalayan Gap II, A Chinese Quest for Understanding India, (ed.) Chung, Tan and Thakur Ravni, forthcoming Asia Center, IIC, Delhi. Sharma, A. 2006. `Chinese Made Easy', Crescent News (K.L.), Selongor, Malaysia. Socially Engaged Buddhist Activities in Contemporary Korea, Korea and India: A Forging Relationship, Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India. Sachidanand, U., 2005. Narratives of Change: Society and Women in Japan, Manak, New Delhi. Tremors within: Gender Discourse in Modern Japan, Manak, New Delhi.

ECONOMICS

Major Activities

In teaching, efforts were made to expose students to the latest techniques of the field - both theoretical as well as quantitative. With the appointment of some new faculty members, the curriculum was broadened to cover new areas like corporate finance, International finance, economics of health and education and empirical macro-economics. Students have undertaken field trips in some of these courses which gave them a clearer idea about the functioning of the real economy. Some interested students applied for doctoral studies abroad and were selected for the graduate programmes in some of the top US Universities. The Department also runs a very active Placement Cell which was able to place the students in some of the top companies of the country.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Research Schemes

Title Groundwater Irrigation in North India Institutions and Markets. Foreign Institutional Investment in India-An Industry Level Study. East Asian Crisis and Currency Pressure: The Case of India. Modelling and Forecasting Seasonality in Indian. Macro-economic Time Series U.S. Inflation and Productivity. Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Abhijit Banerji G. Khanna J. V. Meenakshi B. L. Pandit N. S. Siddarthan Pami Dua South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

Pami Dua Lokendra Kumawat

Pami Dua Anirvan Banerji

New Additions

Abhijit Bannerji Mausumi Das Rohini Somanathan Ram Singh Uday Bhanu Sinha Reader Reader Reader. Reader Reader

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Sreekant Gupta: Appointed Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs. Ram Singh: Appointed Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard University, U.S.A.

Honours/Distinctions

Ram Singh: Recipient of Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, 2005-06. Sunil Kanwar: An Award Finalist in 'Medals for Outstanding Research in Development, 2005'. Global Development Network.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department organised the Sukhamoy Chakraborty Memorial Lecture 2005, which was delivered by Professor Hugo F. Sonnenschein, University of Chicago, 17 December 2005. The title of the talk was: 'Factor Endowments, Relative Commodity Prices and Anything Goes'. The Department organised a National Conference on Health and Nutrition in India, 24 March 2006. 179

Sumeet Gulati: Time Inconsistent Resource Conservation Contracts, University of British Columbia, Canada, 25 August 2005. Meghnad Desai: Hayek and Marx on Cycles and Crises, London School of Economics, U.K., 30 September 2005. Michael Beenstock: The Effects of Partners' Education and Earnings upon the Education and Earnings of their Children: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 3 October 2005. Robert Innes: The Theory of Consumer Boycotts under Symmetric Information and Imperfect Competition, University of Arizona, U.S.A., 6 October 2005. Manoranjan Pal: Measures on Segregation: ISI, Kolkata, 7 October 2005. Prasanta K. Pattanaik: Minimal Relativism, Dominance and Standard of Living Comparisons Based on Functionings, University of California, 10 October 2005. Sonia Bhalotra: The Impact of Economic Growth on Childhood Mortality in India, University of Bristol, U.K., 7 December 2005. What Determines Female Autonomy? Evidence from Bangladesh, University of British Columbia, Canada, 8 December 2005. William H. Melody: Reducing the Chasm Between Theory and Practice in Telecom Reform and Information Economy Policies: New Role for Economic Research, London School of Economics, U.K. & Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 9 December 2005. Alok Bhargava, Healthcare infrastructure, contraceptive use and infant mortality in U.P., India, University of Houston, U.S.A., 13 December 2005. V. Bhaskar: Rational Adversaries? Evidence from Randomized Trials in the Game of Cricket, University College, London, U.K., 22 December 2005. Rodney Smith: The Impact of HIV on Total Factor Productivity, University of Minnesota, U.S.A., 17 January 2006. Eleanor Fox: Law and Economics at the interface of antitrust and regulation: The case of telecommunications, New York University, U.S.A., 19 January 2006. William A. Niskanen: Autocratic, Democratic and Optimal Government: Fiscal choices and economic outcomes, CATO Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 8 February 2006. Amit Bhaduri: Development and Dignity: A case for full employment in India, University of Pavia, Italy & Council for Social Development, New Delhi, 10 February 2006. Ronald McKinnon: China's Exchange Rate Trap: Japan Redux? Stanford University, U.S.A., 17 February 2006. Kaushik Basu: Is Product Boycott a Good Idea for Controlling Child Labour? Cornell University, U.S.A., 21 February 2006. Steven Slutsky: Partial Commitment in Optimal Non-linear Income Taxation, University of Florida, U.S.A., 23 February 2006. 180

Nzinga Broussard: Aid and Agency in Africa: Understand Food Aid Disbursements Across Ethiopian Households in the Nineties, University of Michigan, U.S.A., 2 March 2006. Kanika Kapur: Love or Money? Health Insurance and Retirement among Married Couples, University College, Dublin & RAND, California, U.S.A., 16 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Abhijit Banerji with Bhaskar Dutta: Presented the paper entitled 'Local network Externalities and Market Segmentation'. Conference on 'Networks in Industry', University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006. Aditya Bhattacharjee: Presented a paper on 'India's Trade Relations with China and Russia in the Context of the WTO'. Fifth Trilateral Academic Conference, China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, June 2005. International Conference on 'Development in Open Economics: Labour in Industry', sponsored by Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development and Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, March 2006. Presented a paper on 'India's Trade Relations with China and Russia in the Context of the WTO', at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, September 2005. Arti Grover: Presented paper 'Welfare implications of Outsourcing versus FDI in the hosts country' in International Conference on Economic Growth and Development, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi, 10­12 January 2006. B.L. Pandit: 'Liberalisation, Efficiency Wage and Employment-An Indian Case Study', Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, October 2005. Mausumi Das: Presented paper 'Persistent Inequality: An Explanation Based on Limited Parental Altruism.' LSE-DSE Workshop at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, 14­16 December 2005. Pami Dua: 'International Transmission of Business Cycles: An Application of Spectral Analysis', Cass Business School, London, U.K., May 2005. 'Is Another Global Downturn in Sight?' ICICI Bank, Mumbai and Kolkata, July 2005. Papiya Ghosh: Discussant, 'National Conference on Governance' organised by JNU, 9­11 February 2006. Sunil Kanwar: Invited discussant, Global Development Network Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, 20­21 January 2006. Rapporteur, 'Pre-Hong Kong WTO Ministerial Consultation: Agriculture Negotiation', UNCTAD, New Delhi, 19­20 July 2005. Uday Bhanu Sinha: Presented paper 'Skilled and Unskilled Child Labour, Job Prospect and Value of Schooling in a Developing Economy' (Jointly with Diganta Mukherjee) at the Fifth Annual Conference on Models and Methods in Economics at ERU, ISI Kolkata, 28­30 December 2005. 181

Presented paper 'Does the North lose from process patent in the South? A strategic analysis' (jointly with Arijit Mukherjee) in International Conference on 'International Trade' at Jadavpur University, 2­3 January 2006. Presented paper 'Does the North lose from process patent in the South? A strategic analysis' (jointly with Arijit Mukherjee) at Conference on Liberalisation Experiences in Asia: A Normative Appraisal, New Delhi, 12­13 January 2006.

Publications

Banerji, A. 2005. 'The Unsupportable Support Price: An Analysis of Collusion and Government Intervention in Paddy Auction Markets in North India', Journal of Development Economics 76: 377­403. (with J.V. Meenakshi). Bhattacharjea, A. 2005. 'Import Quotas, Export Promotion and Intra-Industry Trade', Rivista International di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, 52(2). 'India's Trade Relations with China and Russia in the Context of the WTO', China Report (Sage), 41(4). 2006. 'Cross-border Competition Issues' (with Nitya Nanda), in Pradeep S. Mehta (ed.), Towards a Functional Competition Policy for India, Academic Foundation, New Delhi. Pandit, B.L. 2006. 'Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy and the Bank Lending Channel: Analysis and Evidence for India', DRG Study published by The Reserve Bank of India. Das, M. 2005. 'Mortality, Fertility and Child Labour', (with Shankha Chakraborty), Economics Letters, Vol. 86, 273­8. 'Mortality, Human Capital and Persistent Inequality', (with Shankha Chakraborty), Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 10, 2005, 159­92. Sen, P. How 2005. Applicable is Inflation Targeting in India?: Comment', India Policy Forum, Vol. 2. 'Tariffs in a Ricardian Model with a Monopolistically Competitive Sector: The Role of Nontradables', Review of International Economics, 13(4): 676­81. 2006. 'Population Growth and Steady State Welfare in an Overlapping Generations Model', Economics Letters, 91: 325­9. Dua, P. 2005. 'Forecasting Interest Rates Using Univariate and Multivariate Models,' (with N. Raje and S. Sahoo), in Macro-economics and Welfare, (ed.), B.B. Bhattacharya and A. Mitra, Academic Foundation. 'Money Demand in the Indian Economy: A Time Varying Parameter Approach,' (with S. Subramaniam), in Macro-economics and Welfare, ed., B.B. Bhattacharya and A. Mitra, Academic Foundation. Monthly Article on Forecasting and Tracking the Indian Economy Using DSE-ECRI Leading and Coincident Indexes (with Anirvan Banerji), Business Cycle Monitor, ICICI Bank. 182

Singh, R. 2005. 'Efficiency characterisation of liability rules when liability payments differ from the actual harm', Journal of Quantitative Economics, pp. 354­78. Somanathan, R. 2005. 'History, Social Divisions and Public Goods in Rural India' with A. Banerjee, L. Iyer, Journal of the European Economic Association 3(2­3): 639­47. Shah, S. 2005. 'Optimal Management of Durable Pollution', Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 29: 1121­64. Kanwar, S. 2006. 'Relative Profitability, Supply Shifters and Dynamic Output Response in a Developing Economy', Journal of Policy Modelling 28(1): 67­88.

HISTORY

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. R.C. Thakran: Presented a paper 'Was the Saraswati a Mighty Perennial River? An Archaeo-geo-hydrological Analysis' at the Punjab History Conference, Punjabi University, Patiala, 18 March 2006.

Publications

Sahu, B.P. 2006. (ed.) Iron and Social Change in Early India, Oxford's Debates in Indian History and Society, New Delhi. Ways of Seeing, 2006: `History and Historiography of the State in Early India', in Martin Brandtner and Shishir K. Panda (eds.), Interrogating History, Essays for Hermann Kulke, Manohar, Delhi, pp. 63­82. Jafri, S.Z.H. 2006. `The Islamic Path Sufism, Politics and Society in India', Rainbow Publishers, Delhi (ed.) Dr. Helmut Reifeld. 'Madrasa and Khanaqah or Madrasa in Khanaqah? Education and Sufi establishments in Northern India,' in Jan-Peter Hartung and Helmut Reifeld's 2006. (ed.) Islamic Education, Diversity and National Identity: Dini Madaris in India Post 9/11, SAGE India Publications, New Delhi, pp. 73­103. Thakran R.C. 2006. 'Beginning of Rice Cultivation and Sedentary Life in the Middle Ganga Plain' forthcoming in the coming issue of the Social Science Probings, New Delhi, 2005­06.

GEOGRAPHY

Major Activities

The Department participated and presented research papers in various International and National seminars covering themes on Sustainable Resource Management, Vocational

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Education, Indian Agriculture, Regional Dimensions of Population, Agriculture and Environment, Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems, Natural Disaster and Mitigation, etc. There is Special Assistance Programme on Natural Resource Management and Regional Planning under UGC to facilitate research work in the Department.

New Addition

Dr. Ashis Kumar Saha Lecturer

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. B. Thakur: Distinguished Scholarship Award, 2005, Regional Development and Planning speciality group of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C. Bhoovigyan Samman by Bhoovigyan Foundation, Delhi, 2005. Dr. R. B. Singh: Nominated Secretary-Hydrology Section, Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society, Singapore. Nominated South Asia Regional Promoter, IGU Programme Cultures and Civilisations for Human Development, Rome.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 4

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. H. Ramachandran: Chaired a session in the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Regional Development, 30­31 March 2005, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. B. Thakur: Presented a paper on 'Environmental change and water sustainability in the hill towns of India', 101st Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, at Denver, U.S.A., 8 April 2005. Presented a paper on 'Temporal study of land-caste relations in three ecological regions of Bihar', in 27th Annual Conference of National Association of Geographers, India, at Bangalore with R. R. K. Sinha, 3 December 2005. Delivered Keynote address on 'Role of geographer in the development of Bihar', at 7th Association of Geographers of Bihar and Jharkhand, Ara, 28 December 2005. Delivered invited lecture on 'An Integrated Approach to Disaster Management', at the National Seminar on Disaster Management and Remote Sensing and GIS Application in the context of New Region, Department of Geography, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 2­3 February 2006. Delivered invited lecture on 'Indian Geography in Transition', at the National Seminar on Redefining Geography, Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 8­9 February 2006. Delivered special lecture on 'Techniques in Geography' at 27th Annual Conference of Institute of Indian Geographers, University of Jammu, 23 February 2006. 184

Delivered special lecture on 'Paradigm shifts in natural resource management' in the Colloquium, Department of Geographer, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, U.S.A., 3 April 2005. Delivered special lecture on 'India Rising: Myth or Reality', in 101st Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers at Denver, U.S.A., 7 April 2005. Delivered invited lecture on 'Feasibility of Linking Rivers in India', in the Colloquium, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Akron, U.S.A., 15 April 2005. Delivered invited lecture on 'The structure and behaviour of regional urban systems in India', in the Colloquium, Department of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, U.S.A., 18 April 2005. Prof. Noor Mohammad: Chaired a technical session and presented a paper on 'Thematic Mapping for Rural Development Planning' at the International Seminar on 'Computer Mapping: Issues and Challenges'. Organised by National Thematic Atlas and Mapping Organisation, Kolkata, April 2005. Presented a paper on 'Future Prospects of Rural India', National Seminar on 'Future of Rural India'. Chaired a technical session organised by Maharana Pratap Degree College, University of Gorakhpur, January 2006. Chaired a technical session and presented a paper on 'Agricultural Diversification and Organic Farming', National Seminar on 'Problem of Rural Development', organised by Department of Geography, University of Gorakhpur, February 2006. Chaired a technical session and presented a paper on 'Future of Urban Agriculture in India' National Seminar on 'Rural Development: Problems and Prospects', organised by Institute of Rural Development, Allahabad, March 2006. Seminar on 'Vulnerable Cities: Hazards, Risks and Preparedness', organised by Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, March 2006. Dr. R. B. Singh: Participation in the CAG/ESAC Conference at Univ. of Western Ontario, London and visit under SHARP Project to the Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, during 1­13 June 2005. Presentation of one of the Keynote Lectures at IGU Conference `Cultures and Civilization for Human Development' at Rome, 13­15 December 2005. Presented paper in the National Seminar on Disaster Management at Amity, NOIDA, 17 September 2005. Presented paper in the EWC South Asia Conference, IHC, 16 November 2005. Presented paper and Chair a session in the 27th IGC Bangalore, 2­4 December 2005. Delivered Lecture at UGC-SAP seminar on 'Disaster Management', Panjab University, Chandigarh on 2 February 2006. Presented paper at UGC-SAP seminar on `Mega Cities: Infrastructure and Governance', Delhi University, 24­25 March 2006.

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Dr. S. C. Rai: Presented poster '7th International Carbon Dioxide Conference', at Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 25­30 September 2005. Delivered Keynote Address. National Seminar on 'Environmental Management in 21st Century: Issues and Challenges', organised by Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, 16­18 February 2006. Dr. Anu Kapur: `Meeting Nature's Upheavals-A Holistic Look at Disaster Mitigation', organised by National Institute of Disaster Management and India Habitat Centre (her book Disasters in India: Studies of Grim Reality was released on this occasion), 21­22 April 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Special Assistance Programme on Natural Resource Management & Urban and Regional Planning. Sponsoring Organisation U.G.C.

Publications

Thakur, B., (ed.) a book on Geography in Delhi: Research Themes and Perspectives, AGS Monograph No. 3, Department of Geography, Delhi University, New Delhi: Manisha Publications. Published an article on 'The Evolution of Geography in the Delhi University', in (ed.) Geography in Delhi: Research Themes and Perspectives, AGS Monograph No. 3, Department of Geography, Delhi University, New Delhi: Manisha Publications, pp. 1­68. Mohammad, N. 2006. Socio-economic Transformation of Scheduled Caste in Uttar Pradesh: A Geographical Analysis, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. Spatial Information System for Natural Resource Management, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2006. India: Physical Environment, NCERT, New Delhi, 2006 (Contributed a Chapter on Drainage System). Research Papers 'Regional Disparity in Levels of Agricultural Development after Independence' in A. Mohammad (ed.), Fifty Years of Indian Agriculture­1950­2000, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2005. `Agricultural Development and Environmental Degradation in Karnal District', in A. L. Singh (ed.) Use and Misuse of Land and Water Resources, Delhi: B. R. Publishing Company, 2006. `Development of Sustainable Agriculture in Nainital' in B. Thakur, G. Pomeroy, C. Cusack & S. K. Thakur (eds.) Reflections on City, Society and Planning, Vol. III, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, 2006. 186

Books Singh, R. B. 2006. Sustainable Urban Development (ed.), New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, p. 431. Natural Hazards and Disaster Management, 2006. (ed.) Singh, R. B., Jaipur: Rawat Pub., p. 352. Research Papers `Impact of Floods on Biodiversity in the Brahmputra Valley', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Water-Related Disasters, (Jointly with M. Bortamuly) 2005. (eds.) Takara, K. et.al., Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 599­606. `Forest-Cover Mapping of Uttaranchal State, India', In Understanding Land-Use and LandCover Change in Global and Regional Context (Jointly with P. Mishra) (eds.) Milanova, E. et.al., Science Publisher, Inc. Enfield (NH), U.S.A. pp. 249­58. `Water and Environment Related Disasters and Vulnerability in Indian Mega Cities: Case of Delhi Metropolitan Region' (Jointly with Anju Singh), in Proceedings of the International Conference on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Water-Related Disasters, 2005. (eds.) Takara, K. et.al., Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 606­91. `Urban Development and Environmental Impacts in a Mountain Context', (with J. S. Gardner), in Sustainable Urban Development, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, pp. 67­86. `Slums, Environment and Development in Metropolitan Cities of India', (with D. K. Mishra), in Sustainable Urban Development, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, pp. 261­71. `Brick Kiln Industry as Drivers of Land Use Change and Related Land Degradation in RuralUrban Fringe of Delhi', (with Jag Mohan), in Sustainable Urban Development, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, pp. 279­88. Rai, S. C., Jain, A., Pal, J. and Sharma, E. 2005. 'An analysis of forest vegetation and land use change in the Khecheopalri sacred lake watershed in Sikkim', Indian Journal of Forestry 28(4): 339­47. Jain, A., Pal, J., Rai, S. C. and Sharma, E. 2005. 'Plankton community dynamics of a sacred lake in the Sikkim Himalaya', Ecology, Environment and Conservation 11(3­4): 555­61. Saha, A. K. `Land cover classification using IRS LISS III imagery and DEM in a rugged terrain: A case study in Himalaya' Geo-Carto International 20(2): 33­40 (with M. K. Arora, E. Csaplovics and R. P. Gupta). `GIS-based route planning in landslide prone areas International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 19(10): 1149­75 (with R. P. Gupta, M. K. Arora, M. L. Virdi and E. Csaplovics).Taylor and Francis, U.K.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Major Activities

At the Master's level, the IR Theory course was thoroughly revised in 2005 to include for the first time, theoretical approaches such as the English School, Constructivism, Critical Theory, Post-modernism, Neo-Marxism and the Normative turn in IR. More importantly, the students are encouraged to explore and understand the Southern (especially South Asian) perspectives to the mainstream IR especially with reference to debates on state, nationalism and nonalignment. Another compulsory course on International Political Economy was substantially revised to enhance its theoretical segment and to incorporate debates on contemporary issues pertaining to globalization, knowledge, technology and internet and environmental governance.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. M. P. Singh: Presented paper 'International Conference on Federalism' organised by The Belgian Government and Canadian Forum of Federations in Brussels, Spring 2005. 'Colloquium on State Assembly Elections in India', University of Pennsylvania Institute of Advanced Study of India, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Spring 2006. Prof. Subrata Mukherjee: Presented paper 'Research Methods in Social Sciences' at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 24 February 2006. 'Contemporary Liberalism: Rawls and Berlin' at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 4 February 2006. 'Democracy in India' at the Department of Political Science, Maharishi Dayanada University, Rohtak, 25 January 2006. 'Changing Pattern of Political Leadership from a One Party Dominant System to an Era of Coalition: A Case Study of India in Panel on Leadership and Democratisation in South Asia' at the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), 2nd World Congress, Hong Kong, 14­16 November 2005. 'Bengal Partition and its Implications for the National Movement' at the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University, 8 November 2005. 'Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan' at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, 26 October 2005. Contemporary Liberalism' at the Department of Political Science, Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, 11 June 2005. 'Education in India' at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, 4 July 2005. Chaired a Session on 'Human Rights and Gandhian Perspective', Janta Vidya Mandir, Ganpat Rai Rasiwasia College, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, 19 February 2006. 188

Gandhian Political Theory, Deptt. of Pol. Sc., University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 6 January 2006. Round table on Bangladesh Today organised by Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation and Society for Social Empowerment, India International Centre, 22 December 2005. `Indian Democracy and Contemporary Challenges' at a two-day seminar on `Indian Democracy: Issues and Recent Trends', Deptt. of Political Science, University of Bikaner, 25 November 2005. Panel on `Democracy, Governance and Reform in South Asia' at the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) 2nd Congress, Hong Kong, 15 November 2005. Valedictory Address `Gandhian Ideas on Peace and Environment: Relevance in the Era of Globalisation', Department of Political Science, Kurukshetra, 31 January 2006. Seminar in honour of Late Prof. K. P. Karunakaran on `India's Foreign Policy: New Contexts and Contours' at the Hindu College, 19 December 2005. Prof. Achin Vanaik: Presented a paper 'Building the Nuclear Disarmament Movement in South Asia' at the Conference on Assessment of the Peoples to Peoples Initiatives between India and Pakistan' organised by Princeton University in collaboration with South Asia Partnership and a host of other Organisations at Lahore, 25­27 May 2005. Invited to present a paper 'Initiatives by International NGOs for Palestine' at the Plenary Panel at the UN International Conference of Civil Society in Support of Middle East Peace held in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 12­13 July 2005. Invited as Keynote speaker to the International Conference on nuclear Disarmament, Peace and Justice organised jointly by Peace Studies Association of Japan and Nagasaki University, 13­14 November 2005. Invited to speak on 'Violence and Non-violence in Indian Democracy' at Meji Gakuin University, Yokahama, Japan, 15 November 2005. Dr. Ujjwal Singh: Presented paper 'The Raja and the Law: POTA and Caste Politics in Uttar Pradesh' at the National Seminar Structure and Dynamics of Indian Politics organised by the Department of Political Science, M.S. University of Baroda, Badodra, 16­17 January 2006. Presented paper 'Electoral Processes, Politics of the "Healing Touch" and Release of Political Prisoners in Jammu and Kashmir' at the national conference organised by the Department of Political Science, 6­7 March 2006. Presented paper 'Dilemmas of Procedural Democracy: Reading Supreme Court Judgments on Anti-Terror Laws' at the International Conference on State and Democracy in India: Critical Reflections organised by Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 23­24 March 2006. Dr. Shanta Verma: Presented a paper 'Globalisation, Terror and Ethnic Space: The Minority

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Issue in Kashmir' at an International Conference `Minority Questions within a Nation in the Global Age', Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Yongin, Korea, 23 March 2006. Presented a paper 'International Security and the Non-Proliferation Agenda' at a Conference of Academic Committee of the United Nations and the International Jurist Organisation, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 16 December 2006. Presented a paper 'Canadian Federalism and Foreign Policy' at a Seminar `Mapping IndiaCanada', South Campus, Delhi University, 19 February 2006. Presented a paper 'Globalisation of Foreign Policy and India' at a Seminar on `India's Foreign Policy: New Contexts and Contours' in honour of Prof. K. P. Karunakaran organised by the Delhi Political Science Association at Hindu College, Delhi University, 22 December 2005. Presented a paper 'China, Pakistan, India: Contending Complexities' at a Seminar on `China and South Asia', at Jamia Millia Islamia, 22 November 2005. Presented a paper 'Indo-US Relations' at a Seminar 'The Prime Minister's Visit to the U.S.: A Review' at India Habitat Centre, August 2005. Dr. Satyajit Singh: Presented a paper 'Water and Local Governments: Institutional Design, Politics and Implementation' at the second Annual Asian Political and International Studies Seminar on `Governance Dilemmas in Asia Public Action in a Competitive and Insecure World', City University of Hong Kong, 4­16 November 2005. Dr. Madhulika Banerjee: Presented a paper 'Herbal, The Hybrid: Making a Future for the Past?' at `Hybrids and Partnerships: Comparing the Histories of Indigenous Medicine in Southern Africa and South Asia held at the Welcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine', University of Oxford, 15­16 September 2005. Presented a paper 'Ayurveda Goes Global? European, American and South Asian Ayurvedas' at `Healing Today: Soundings in the Contemporary Fashions of Indian Medicines', workshop organised by the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), 27 October 2005. Presented a paper 'Ayurveda in Contemporary India: Innovation or Modernisation?' at an Indo­U.S. Symposium on `The Culture of Innovation in India: Opportunities Seized and Opportunities Lost' at University of Hyderabad, 19­21 January 2006. Presented a paper 'Teaching the New Pedagogies' for a panel on New Pedagogies at a Conference `Integrating Knowledge: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Studies' organised by Gargi College, Delhi University, 24­25 January 2006. Presented a paper 'Contemporary Ayurveda: Is the Left Right?' at `Back to the Furture: Traditional Medicine in Contemporary Times held at the Centre for the Study of Social System', Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 24­25 February 2006. Dr. P.K. Dutta: 'Nationalism and Internationalism: Tagore's Home and the World Bangabhanga and its Legacy' at a National Seminar, Deptt. of Modern Indian Languages, Delhi University, November 2005. 'What is Communalism?' talk at Modern High School, Kolkata, November 2005.

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Conducted workshops on Communalism in Modern India at Burdwan University and Maharani Kashishwar College, Calcutta University, in collaboration with Ebong Alap, January 2006. Senior Resource Fellow at the Workshop on the `Cultures of the Body', at a Cultural Studies Workshop organised by the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, January 2006 at Goa. 'Narratives of the Past: The Many Temporalities of Bhudeb Mukhopadhyaya' at a Conference on Narratives of Development, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata, 27­29 March 2006. Dr. Navnita Chadha Behera: Presented a paper 'Unravelling Enmity Constructing Humane Spaces in India-Pakistan Relations' at International Relations Theory and South Asia, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India, New Delhi, March 2006. [Chair: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, Social Science Association (Colombo)]. Invited presentation 'Gendered Insecurities and the State: India and Pakistan' at Action-Aid, Islamabad (Pakistan), August 2005. (Chair: Rubina Saigol). Presented a paper 'Re-imagining IR in India' at 'Why There is No Non-Western Theory: Reflections on and from Asia', Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, July 2005. (Chair : Barry Buzan, London School of Economics). Presented a paper 'Re-making the State: Indian Polity and the Kashmir Conflict' at The Distinctiveness of Indian Democracy, Department of Political Science, Delhi University, New Delhi, April 2005. (Chair : E. Sridharan). Dr. Jayanti Srivastava: Presented a paper 'Globalisation and Civil Society in South Asia: Issues of Representation and Participation' at the International Conference on `Civil Society and Democratic Space in South Asia', organised by Centre for Public Affairs and Japan Foundation, 11­13 January 2006. Presented a paper 'People's Perception on Globalisation and International Trade' at the National Seminar on `Grassroot Reach-out and networking in India and Economics: Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction', organised by CUTS-CITEE, at Jaipur, 13­15 November 2005. Presented a paper 'Youth and Globalisation the Indian Perspective' at the Evian Group Tenth Plenary Meeting at the Session, Youth and Globalisation: The Great 21st Century Challenge, organised by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Evian Group, Lusanne, Switzerland, at the Hague, 14­16 October 2005. Presented a paper 'Sustainable Development through Trade Sanctions: Implications of the Shrimp-Turtle Dispute in the WTO' at the International Conference on `Environment and Development: Developing Countries Perspectives', organised by the International Trade and Development Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 7­8 April 2005. Dr. Saroj Giri: Presented papers 'Social Movements and the Tenacity of the Liberal 191

Framework' and 'Social Transformation and the Question of Political Power: The Maoists in South Asia' at a Conference 'Social Movements and the Making of Alternatives' at the University of Technology, Sydney, 28­29 April 2005. Presented a paper 'The Global-Local Relationship and Social Movements' at a conference 'Building an Alternative World' at the University of Adelaide, 18­21 April 2005. Presented a paper 'Socialism and the Political' at a Seminar 'Is there a Future for Socialism? Ogranised by Mangalore University', 10­12 February 2006.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. Bidyut Chakrabarty appointed Visiting Professor, School of Historical Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Neera Chandhoke, Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Nivedita Menon: Center Fellow 2005­06, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University. Dr. Satyajit Singh awarded the Asia Fellowship to study Local Governments in Philippines at the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, Manila. Dr. Navnita Chadha Behera awarded Asia Fellowship, Asian Scholarship Foundation (Bangkok).

Publications

Kukreja, V., Kukreja, Veena and Singh, M. P. (eds.) 2005. Pakistan: Democracy, Development and Security Issues, New Delhi: Sage. Chakrabarty, B. 2006. Forging Power: Coalition Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi, London: Routledge. Research Papers 'Jawaharlal Nehru and administrative reconstruction in India' in South Asia (Australia), April 2006. Singh, M.P., Mishra, Anil 2005. (eds.) 'Politics of Coalition in India: Problems and Prospects', New Delhi: Manohar. Chandhoke, N. 2006. 'Electoral Politics in Post-Conflict Societies: Case of Punjab' in Economic and Political Weekly XLI (9), pp. 811­9 (Co-authored with Praveen Priyadarshi). 'The Political Consequences of Ethnic Mapping' Discussion Paper, web site www.crisisstates.com, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005.

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'Breaking Social Contracts' Occasional Paper web site www.crisisstates.com, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005. 'How Global is Global Civil Society?' Journal of World Systems. XI (2), (Special Issue), 2005. 'Revisiting the Crisis of Representation Thesis: The Indian Context in Democratisation', Vol. 12, (3), pp. 308­31 2005. 'What the Hell is 'Civil Society' Open Democracy, www.opendemocracy.com. 2005. 'Exploring the Mythology of the Public Sphere' in Rajeev Bhargava and Helmut Reifeld, edited Civil Society, Public Sphere and Citizenship: Dialogues and Perceptions, Delhi: Sage, pp. 327­47. 2005. Vanaik, A. 2005. 'U.S. Dominance and Diplomatic Choices of Developing Nations' in J. Robertson and M. East (edited), Diplomacy and Developing Nations, Routledge, London and New York. 2005. 'The Significance of the New India-U.S. Framework Agreement on Defence' in the Economic and Political Weekly. Menon, N. 2006. 'Nation, Identity, Citizenship: Feminist Critique in Contemporary India' in V. R. Mehta and Thomas Pantham (ed.) Political Ideas in Modern India: Thematic Explorations, New Delhi: Sage, 2005. 'Between the Burqa and the Beauty Parlour? Globalization, Cultural Nationalism and Feminist Politics' in Antoinete Burton, Ania Loomba et.al. (eds.), Post-colonial Studies and Beyond, Duke University Press. Singh, U. 2006. 'POTA and Federalism' in Akhtar Majeed (ed.), Federal India: A Design for Good Governance, Centre for Federal Studies and Delhi: Manak Publications. 'Democratising State and Civil Society: Role of Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights Movements in India' in Contemporary India, 4 (1-2), 2005. 'State, Extraordinary Laws and the Violence of Jurisprudence: The Prevention of Terrorism Act in India' in Scienza & Politica (Journal of University of Bologna, Italy), pp. 32, 2005. 'L'erosion silencieuse. Lois antiterrorists et jurisprudence en Inde' (The Silent Erosion: AntiTerror Laws and Shifting Contours of Jurisprudence in India) in DIOGENE, No. 212, 2005. 'POTA and the Case of Raja Bhaiya' in Economic and Political Weekly, XLI (1), 2006. 'Human Rights in India' in Stanley Wolpert (ed.), The Encyclopaedia of India, first edition, Charles Scribner, 2006. Verma, S. 2006. 'The U.S. Media and India: Interest, Images and Kargil' in Journal of South Asian Studies. 'Cooperative Security and Regional Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities' in Charan Wadhwa and Yuan Pau, ed., Asian Regionalism: Canadian and Indian Perspectives, New Delhi: ABH (Centre for Policy Research/Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada), 2005. Dutta, P. K. 2006. 'Hindutva and the Reformation of the Indian Middle Class' in Mary John,

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Praveen Jha, Surinder Jodhka, (eds.), Contested Transformations: Changing Economics and Identities in Contemporary India, New Delhi: Tulika. 'Hindutva Ideas of the Past' in Satish Saberwal, Mushirul Hasan, (eds.), Assertive Religious Identities: India and Europe, New Delhi: Manohar, 2006. Sukumar, N. 2005. 'Urban Poverty in India: An Overview' in Dr. Ali, Sabir (eds.), Urban Poverty in India, New Delhi: Uppal Publishers. Srivastava, J. 2005. 'NGOs at the World Trade Organisation': The "Democratic Dimension" in Economic and Political Weekly XL(19): 1952­57. 'Pursuing Sustainable Development through Trade Sanctions' (with Ahuja Rajeev) in Arora Guljeet, (ed.) Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, New Delhi: R & P House, 2005, pp. 75­90. Giri, S. 2006. 'Against 'Reality': Maoists in South Asia' in South Asian Cultural Studies 1 (1). Chadha, Navnita, Behera, 2006. Gender, Conflict and Migration, New Delhi: Sage. Monographs 'India and the International Order: From Norms to Realpolitik', Occasional Paper, New Delhi: Department of Political Science, Delhi University, 2005. Srivastava, J. 2005. People's Perceptions on Globalisation and International Trade, Jaipur : Granite/Cuts. `NGOs at the Interface of WTO: The Legitimacy Dimension', NMML Monograph No. 12, New Delhi : NMML, 2005.

SOCIAL WORK

Major Activities

The Department has undertaken many academic activities during the year 2005-06. These include the initiation of the process of syllabus revision, strengthening of the fieldwork programme, printing of fieldwork manual and conducting of seminars/special lectures. OneDay Consultation Meets were organised on Strategic Planning and Organisational Review for Restructuring of the Child Guidance Clinic and the Gram Mahila Kendra. The Department received assistance from the University Grants Commission in two phases under the Special Assistance Programme for Educational Institutions. We are now in the third phase of the programme and the thrust area is Women-Children and the Urban Poor. Assistance under the ASIHSS Programme has also been sanctioned by the UGC, recently with thrust area on Social Policy and Development.

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Ph.D. M.Phil. 2 3

Research Scheme

Title Generation Awareness Programme in Delhi - An Evaluative Study. Principal Investigator Prof. Sanjai Bhatt Sponsoring Organisation Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi.

Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar on 'Expressions of Urbans Poverty: Identity, Location and the Dominant Development Paradigm', 28­29 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

International Symposium on Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster: 'What Must Universities Do in the Event of Disaster? Roles and Responsibilities' at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Eleventh International Conference on 'Productivity and Quality Research', organised by Indian Institute of Technology, in Association with International Society for Productivity and Quality Research, U.S.A., at New Delhi, 14 December 2005. Second International Conference on `Religious and Cultures in the Indian Civilization', Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Manushi at Delhi on 19 December 2005. National Seminar on `Women's Empowerment and Child Development: Policies and Programmes', Deptt. of Social Work, Lucknow University, Lucknow, 10­12 December 2005. National Seminar on 'Focal Theme: Facing the Challenges of Modern Civilization', 29th Indian Social Science Congress, Deptt. of Social Work, Lucknow University, Lucknow, 26­30 December 2005. National Seminar on `Child Labour: Causes, Consequences and Remedies' Deptt. of Social Work, Karpagam Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, 9­10 February 2005. SAARC Regional Conference on 'Gender and Poverty', India Habitat Centre, Gulmohar Hall, New Delhi, 8­9 May 2005. National Seminar on 'Female Foeticide: Challenges and Strategies for Change' organised by Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women's Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 13­14 September 2005. Workshop on 'Suicide Prevention Strategies in Educational Setup', organised by Psychiatric Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Workshop on Advocacy and Human Rights for CSO Functionaries of North India, RILEK, Dehradoon, 1­3 September 2005. 195

Second National Seminar on Social Work and HIV/AIDS organised by IGNOU and Public Affairs Department of US Embassy, New Delhi. 16­18 September 2005. Capacity Building Workshop for Social Work Educators in Methodologies of Training Social Work Professionals, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Rural Campus, Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, 11­13 January 2006. Workshop on Inclusive Education organised by St. Joseph Social Service Society, New Delhi, 22­ 23 December 2005. National Conference on Visually Impaired Women, organised by All India Confederation of the Blind, New Delhi, 28­29 September 2005. National Seminar on `Community based Disaster Preparedness', organised by USAID, UNICEF. Save the Child Fund, NIDM and UNDP and Hotel Hill View, Surajkund, Haryana, 8­9 December 2005. National Conference on 'Bharat Nirman: Unlocking Rural India's Development Potential through Infrastructure Creation', organised by Confederation of Indian Industry at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, 16 December 2005. Workshop on Review of Other Persons (Maintenance, Care and Protection) Bill, 2005, organised by Helpage, India at New Delhi, 12 September 2005.

Publications

Aggarwal, S. 2005. 'Counselling for Maternal and New Born Health: A HandBook for Building Skills for WHI'. Post Geneva Meeting. Bhatt, S. 2005. 'Social Work Literature in India: A Critical Review' Select papers presented at National Seminar on Gender, HIV/AIDS and Social Work, published by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi. Also published as Supplementary Reading Material for Social Work students by IGNOU. `Social Care of Children in India' in The Challenges of Social Care in Asia (with Ajay Jha), (eds.) Tiang Ngoh Tong and S. Vasso, Marshall Cavendish Academic, Singapore, 2006. `Public Private Partnership for Rural Development', Contemporary Social Work, Vol. XXII, 2005. Occupational Social Work as a Field of Social Work Practice Teaching and Practice of Social Work in India: Realities and Responses, edited by Surendra Singh and S.P. Srivastave, New Royal Book Company, Lucknow, 2005. `Prem Par Paheradari' (Hindi). Ekta Chakra (Hindi Monthly Magazine), Vol. 9 (1) February 2006. (ed.), Teaching Material on Basics on Legal Literacy (BSWE - 002 Series 60, IGNOU, 2005.) Jha, M. K. 2006. Tattered Bodies, Traumatized Minds: Victims and Survivors of PostRamjanmbhoomi Violence, Wounded History, Religion, Conflict and Social Healing, (ed.) Thakur and Chattnat, Manak, DCRC - Vidyajyoti Publications. 196

`Social Work Interventions in Communal Violence : Arguments for Paradigm Shift', Teaching and Practice of Social Work in India, (eds.) Singh and Srivastave, New Royal Book, 2006. Kaushik, A. 2005. `Why Senior Citizens are reluctant to put Studies into their life?' Roshni, Jr. of Professional Social Work, October, Vol. 3. `Integrated Rehabilitation of Elderly and Children' (Co-author Renu Sharma), Social Welfare Vol. 52 (7). Philip, T. 2005. `HIV/AIDS Intervention of Sr. Francic Hospital: A Case Study', In streams of Compassion edited by CBCI Commission for Health, pp. 143­77. Singla, P., 2005. 'Commitment Beyond Business - Need of the Home : Corporate House can make a Difference in Rural India', Business Rural India, Vol. 1:2, New Delhi : CAPART. Shahin, A. `The Role of the Social Worker in Rehabilitating Women and Children in the Tsunami Tragedy', Social Welfare, March 2005. Vol. 51, (1). `To Compare is to Destroy', Journal of School, Social Work, June 2005. Vol. II, Issue I. `Impact of New Economic Policy on Service Sector with reference to Childhood Care and Development' in Economic Reforms and Employment Soundarapandiam (ed.) New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House, 2005. `A Study on Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Chennai Corporation Nursery Schools' (Abstract), International Conference on Productivity and Quality in Research (edited by Upadhyaya et. al.) New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House, 2005. A Study on Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Chennai Nursery Schools, Productivity and Quality: A Multidisciplinary Perspective Corporation, (edited by Upadhyaya, et. al.) New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2006. Tandon, S. L. 2006. `Female Foeticide and Infacticide in India: An Analysis of Crimes Against Girl Children', (Co-author Renu Sharma), International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, Vol. I (1).

SOCIOLOGY

Major Activities

During the last academic year, the Department has revised 11 courses and approved a new Optional `Course, 'Law and Society' to be taught to M.A. students. The new B.A. Hons. syllabus stands approved and has been introduced in the Colleges. The Department organised seven workshops on different themes with participation of scholars from various parts of India and abroad. The Department has been able to finalize exchange programmes involving students and faculty with London School of Economics, Rutgers University and University of Washington. The occasional papers series of the Department has been revived and three

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papers have been published in the current year. In our ongoing Research Colloquium, 21 scholars have presented their research work. The Department has also been visited by two special visitors and seven visiting fellows from different parts of the globe. Prof. Anand Chakrabarty has been conferred the UGC - National Swami Parmananda Saraswati Award in Sociology for 2004. Prof Virginius Xaxa has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Chair of MHRD-UGC at NEHU, Shillong, for two years and Prof. Tulsi Patel has been awarded Chair, Indian Studies, at Heidelberg University.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Research Schemes/Other Projects

Title Pedagogy and Citizenship in Gender Perspectives on Asia. Health and Migration in India A Study of Widows in three States of North India. Minorities and Civil Society Organisations: Tamils in Sri Lanka Mapping City Spaces: Communal Violence, Social Reconciliation and Documentary Practices of the State. Changing Factors of Land Market in West Bengal. Shifting Grounds of Agrarian Laws and Rural Contestations. Ownership and Inheritance by Women as Social Protection from Domestic Violence: A South Asian Experience. Living Violence, Perpetrating Violence: Everyday Life in a 'Pada' Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Meenakshi Thapan Contemporary Society

Tulsi Patel Rajni Palriwala

Wellcom Trust, U.K.

Abhijit Dasgupta

Toyota Foundation, Japan.

Deepak Mehta Roma Chatterji

Jayoti Gupta

Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase.

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Galos in Transition: Study of a Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. Social Construction of Heart Diseases in India

Kulwinder Kaur

Deptt. of Sociology

Arima Mishra

Deptt. of Sociology

New Additions

Dr. Satish Deshpande Poonam Bala Professor Reader

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Nandini Sundar: Hughes Visiting Fellow, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Radhika Chopra: Advisor, Taskforce on Public Spaces, Safety and Design, Delhi Urban Arts Commission, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Consultant, Project Second Seminar Series 'Exploring Masculinities', Ford Foundation and AKAAR 2005­07. Arima Mishra: Co-Convener, RC 12 on Population, Health and Society of the Indian Sociological Society.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Andre Beteille: Professor Emeritus in the Department has been appointed Chairman of ICSSR. Prof. Virginius Xaxa: Awarded one of the Rajiv Gandhi Chairs in Contemporary Studies at NEHU, Shillong. Prof. Anand Chakravarti: Conferred the UGC-National Swami Pranawananda Saraswati Award in Sociology for 2004. Prof. Tulsi Patel: Awarded Chair, Indian Studies, at University of Heidelberg, Germany 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

A Joint DSE-LSE workshop was held in the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics on the theme of 'The State and Society', 14­16 December 2005. A Workshop on 'Filmi Sociology: Forays into the Cinematic World' was organised at the Department of Sociology, 28­30 November 2005 A Workshop on Proposed Multi-media Archive and Repository on Institutional and Disciplinary History at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, 16­17 March 2006. A Workshop on 'Mapping City Spaces: Communal Violence, Social reconciliation and Documentary practices of the state' was held in the Department of Sociology, 19 December 2005. 199

Conference on Reflecting on Reflections was held in the department from 19­21 January 2006. Workshop on the Ecological and Symbolic: Explorations in a Double Sense, 26­7 April 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Professor Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Caste and Social Capital', 2 September 2005. Aditya Behl, Associate Professor, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania: Presented a paper on 'Poet of the Bazaars: Nazir Akbarabadi', 9 September 2005. Rajiv Bhargava, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi: Presented a paper on 'How should we respond to the cultural injustices of colonialism?' 16 September 2005. Pushpesh Kumar, Scholar, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia and Institute of Economic Growth: Presented a paper 'Gender and Procreative Ideology among the Kolams', 30 September 2005. Roddar De, Guest Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia: Presented a paper on 'Representations of Masculinities in popular Indian Cinema', 21 October 2005. David MacDougall, Professorial Fellow, Center for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra: Presented a paper 'Studying Still Photography on Film', 28 October 2005. Dr. Kathinka Froystad, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo: Presented a paper 'It is Very Scientific: Forms of scientific legitimation in the Indian New Age Movement', 18 November 2005. Dr. Carol Wolkowitz, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology: University of Warwick, presented a paper entitled 'The Social Relations of Body Work' on Friday, 2 December 2005. Dr. Veronica Schild, Associate Professor of Political Science, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario: Presented a paper 'Chilean Feminists and the Neo-Liberal Revolution in Government', 9 December 2005. Dr. Vibha Arora: Presented a paper entitled 'The Forest of Symbols embodied by the Tholung sacred landscape of North Sikkim', 23 December 2005. Dr. Rowena Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences, IIT, Mumbai and Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Delhi University, presented a paper 'Building broken worlds: The lives and labours of some Muslim activists', 13 January 2006. Dr. Kalpana Ram, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Phantom Limbs: South Indian Dance and Immigrant Reifications of the Female Body', 20 January 2006. Dr. Himani Bannerjee, Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada, and Visiting 200

Fellow, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Reflections on Resistance: Modernist, postmodernist and postcolonial', 27 January 2006. Ms. Anindita Chakrabarty, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Saving the self by saving the other: The Swadhyaya religious movement in Gujarat', 3 February 2006. Dr. Florence Weber, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Families without men in France today: Unpaid care and symbolic disaffiliation', 10 February 2006. Mr. Antonysamy Sagayaraja, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Propaganda in Action: A Case Study of Mass Media Utilization by C. N. Annadurai of the Dravidian Movement', 17 February 2006. Dr. Kumkum Sangari, William F. Vilas Research, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.A., and Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Culture: Name/Place/Practice', 3 March 2006. Mr. M.T. Joseph, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Religion in Civil Society: The Religious Identity of the Ambedkarites in Maharashtra', 10 March 2006. Ms. Urmila Bhirdikar, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Composing Music for the "Heronine" in Marathi Sangit Natak: 1911­1920', 17 March 2006. Ms. Suman Bisht, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Delhi University: Presented a paper 'Official discourses of epidemic outbreaks: Enumerative governmentality and lived experiences in Pauri Garwal', 24 March 2006. Ms. Janaki Abraham, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology Delhi University: Presented a paper on 'Reconceptualising the tharavad: Transformations in Thiya matriliny, 31 March 2006. Meenakshi Thapan : Presented a paper 'Pedagogy and Citizenship in Contemporary India' at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany, July 2005. Presented a paper 'Pedagogy and Citizenship in Contemporary India' at a Seminar on Exploring Identities and Anxieties of Youth, organised at Goethe Hall, Goethe-Institute, Colombo, by the Goethe-Institute Colombo in association with the South Asia Institute and the Department of Sociology, University of Colombo, 2 December 2005. Virginius Xaxa: Presented a paper on 'The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in India' at a Workshop on The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia at Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1­3 March 2006. Rajni Palriwala: Presented a paper 'Local politics, decentralisation and single mothers in The Netherlands' at the second workshop of the Local Politics, Poverty and Decentralisation Programme coordinated at the Danish Institute of International Studies at Bornholm, Denmark, 27­30 November 2005.

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Nandini Sundar: Presented a paper 'A manifesto for a working Anthropology in 21st Century India' at a symposium on Working Anthropology in the 21st Century, Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York, May 2005. Presented a paper on `Framing the political imagination in Central India: Law, Custom and Citizenship' at an SSRC Workshop on Citizenship, Dakar, Senegal, April 2005. Presented a paper on `Advasi vs Vanvasi: The politics of conversion in Central India', Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 2005. Gave a lecture on `The Dilemmas of Reconciling Activism and Academic work', Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October 2005. Satish Deshpande: Presented a paper on 'New Social Movements? Caste, Region and Development-Driven Migration in Nehruvian India' in the workshop on Migration and Development within and Across Borders: Concepts, Methods and Policy Considerations, New York, 17­19 November 2005. IOM-SSRC. Radhika Chopra: Presented a paper 'Hybrid Hijab', at the Department of Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, Sensuality Anthropology Seminar Series, September 2005. Presented a paper 'Producing the Non-Resident: Risky Srategies and Family Plans', Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, September 2005. Presented a paper on 'Veiled Men' at the Conference on Self and Subject: African and Asian Perspectives, Ferguson Center for African and Asian Studies, Scotland, September 2005. Presented a paper on `Sent away men', Travelling Seminar Series, University of Colombo and International Center for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 2005. 'Sent Away Men: Masculinity, Militancy and Migration', Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway, 28 March 2006 and at South Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, 31 March 2006. 'Narrating the Supportive Practices of Men' Panel on Gendered Violence and Positive Masculinities in South Asia, SDPI English Sustainable Development Conference at Islamabad, Pakistan, 7­9 December 2005. Roma Chatterji: Presented a paper 'Folklore, National Culture and Locality' in a panel on Governmentality and its Discontents: Folklore, Neo-Liberal Rationalities and SelfRegulation at the American Folklore Association Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, 19­23 October 2005. Anuja Agarwal: Presented a paper on 'Ideology vs. Practice: The ideal of Mononormativity in a Community of Sex Workers in India' at an International Conference on Polyamory and Mononornativity, University of Hamburg, Germany, November 2005. Poonam Bala: Presented a paper on the 'Healing Bond: Intimacy and Therapeutics in Indian Medicine' at the University of Montreal, organised by GRASP, Canada, May 2005. 202

International Conferences in India Meenakshi Thapan: Presented a paper on 'Pedagogy and Citizenship in Contemporary India' at the LSE-DSE joint workshop on 'State and Society' at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, 14­16 December 2005. Virginius Xaxa: Presented a paper on 'Terms of Exchange: State and Tribes in India' at a DSELSE Workshop on `State and Society' held at the Deptt. of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, 14­16 December 2005. Rajni Palriwala : Discussant at a session on 'Lifestyles of the Middle Class', held as part of the Conference on Consumerism and the Emerging Middle Class: Comparative Perspectives from India and China, jointly organised by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden; Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationale, Paris; and the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 7­9 November 2005, Made a presentation on 'Works of Asian Feminists and their Meaning for India' at City Stories, Katha Asia International Utsav held on 6­11 January 2006 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Satish Deshpande: Presented a paper on 'Thresholds of Inequity: Locating the New Social Tensions between Affluence and Aspiration' in the Seminar on `Consumerism and the Emerging Middle Class: Comparative Perspectives from India and China', 9 November 2005. IIAS Leiden, CERI Paris and ICS Delhi, New Delhi. Paper presented on 'South Asian Sociology: What will it be?'. In the CSSS/JNU Seminar: `Towards a Sociology of South Asia', New Delhi, 24 January 2006, 27­28 January 2006. Roma Chatterji : Presented a paper 'Governmental Technologies and Institutional Practice; NGOs and the Slum Dwellers' Voice' at the DSE-LSE Workshop on The State and Society, 14­16 December 2005. Presented revised and final version of 'Work, Violence and Slum Housing; networks and Neighbourhoods in Dharavi, Mumbai' at an International Conference on `Wounded History and Social Healing: South Asian Experience', organised by DCRC, Delhi University & Vidyajyoti, College of Theology, Delhi, 23­25 February 2006. Presented 'What is Folk Culture?' at an International Workshop on `Inter-Cultural Studies Today: Challenges and Imperatives', organised by School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (this Workshop was organised to help plan a programme of 'Cultural Studies' at the SCLLCS), 9­11 March 2006. Tila Kumar: Presented a paper 'Whose State? Whose Development?' in the Delhi School of Economics-London School of Economics Workshop on `The State and Society', organised by the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University during 14­16 December 2005. Arima Mishra : Rapporteured the plenary session on Cultural Identity, Globalization and the 203

State in the Conference on `Cultural Pluralism, Identity and the State', organised by the Anthropological Survey of India with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, India International Centre, 27 February-1 March 2006. Meenakshi Thapan: Discussant for the paper on 'Identity Issues in Diaspora Women' by Professor Jaswant Guzder, University of Montreal, at a workshop on the same theme at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, Delhi University, 17 January 2006. Virginus Xaxa: Delivered Keynote address at the seminar on 'Tribes, Forest and Livelihood' held at Deptt. of Sociology, University of Mumbai, 9­10 March 2006. Presented a paper on 'National Identity and Indian Tribes' at a National Conference on National Identity in Literature at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, 23­25 November 2005. Tulsi Patel: Presented a paper on the 'Indian Girl's Risk: Caught between Individual Rationality and Public Good' at the International Seminar on `Lives at Risk: The Girl Child in India', Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, September 2005. Rajni Palriwala : Presented a paper 'Gendering Sociological Practice: A case study of teaching in the University', in RC03 (Economy, Polity and Society), at the XXXI All India Sociological Conference at Jammu University, 25­27 October 2005. Presented a paper on 'Gender, caste and cultural politics in Rajasthan' at the symposium on Culture and Society in India and Rajasthan at the XIV All India Rajasthan Sociological Conference at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 20 December 2005. Presented the overview paper on 'Context of Migration, Socio-economic determinants and the impact of migration' at the consultation on Labour Mobility and Rights of Children, organised by Mobile Creches, Delhi, at India International Centre, New Delhi, 2­3 March 2006. Introduced and Chaired a session on 'The Anti-dowry Movement and the Law' at the consultation on `Women's Movement Engagement with the Law: Existing Contradictions and Emerging Challenges', organised by the Centre for Women's Development Studies at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 20­21 March 2006. Nandini Sundar: `Forest Management: Myth and Reality'. Lecture at the Botany Department Festival (also judged debate competition), Kirori Mal College, 17 November 2005. `Framing the Political Imagination in Jharkhand: Law, Custom and Citizenship'. Keynote Address to Conference on 150 Years of Santhal Hul, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 23 November 2005. Irawati Karve: Presented paper 'Life and Work' at Professor Irawati Karve Birth Centenary Seminar, Deccan College, Pune, 8­9 December 2005. 'Tribal Rights: Justice vs. Development'. Talk to JNUSU, New Delhi, 17 January 2006. 'Scheduled Tribes and their Concerns', Talk at National Defence College, New Delhi, 21 January 2006. 204

'Administrative Reforms and Conflict in Tribal Areas', Seminar on `Conflict Resolution and Administrative Reform', Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 4 February 2006. `Adivasis in Central India', Illustrated Talk at INTACH, Lodi Road, New Delhi, 16 February 2006. `Laws, Policies and Practices in Jharkhand: Discrimination and Dissent'. Talk at Programme for the Study of Exclusion and Discrimination, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 9 March 2006. `Adivasis in Central India: Historical Processes and Contemporary Concerns'. Keynote address at Seminar on `Communities and the Nation: Dalit and Adivasi issues in colonial and post-colonial India', Department of History, Kolkata University, 22­23 March 2006. Satish Deshpande: Presented a paper on 'Power, Knowledge, Information: Speculations on Social Science Publishing in the 21st Century', in the NASSDOC-IEG Workshop on Growth and Development of Literature in the Social Sciences, Delhi. Presented a paper on 'Caste and Region: Then and Now', in the seminar on `Theorizing the Region: Configurations, Alliances, Contestations', Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, 10­12 February 2006. Rabindra Ray: Presented a paper on 'The Post-Modern fragment, the Modernist Classic and the Classical - A Reflection on the Changing Terrain of Art, Religion and Philosphy' in the Conference on `Reflecting on Reflection', held at Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, 19- 21 January 2006. Presented a paper 'A Tribute to Yogendra Singh: What Shall We Do with the Modernist Paradigm' at Jawaharlal Nehru University, February 2006. Presented a paper 'Public Ideologies and Private Relations: Human Personality at the Turn' at a Conference on the public sphere at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 20­ 22 March 2006. Radhika Chopra: 'Women, Safety and Urban Public Space in Delhi' Panel Discussion, `Safety in Public Spaces', India International Center, New Delhi, (Organised jointly by Women's Feature Service and Women's Unlimited), 5 December 2005. Rita Brara: Presented a paper on `Halal and Jhatka: Interpreting Meat-shop signs and Slaughter Practices in the City' at `The Workshop on the Ecological and Symbolical: Explorations in a Double Sense' at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, 26­27 April 2005. Roma Chatterji: Presented a paper 'The Production of Purulia as a Folklore Region' at a Conference on Contesting Adivasi Identities at Department of History, Vishvabharati University. The conference was organised to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Santal Hul, 19­21 November 2005. Presented 'Work, Violence and Slum Housing; networks and Neighbourhoods in Dharavi,

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Mumbai' at a IDPAD-ISERDD workshop on Communal Violence, Social Reconciliation and Documentary Practices of the State, at Department of Sociology. 19 December 2005. Presented 'Biography as Myth' at the 2nd National Conference on Literature, Translation and Folk and Tribal Narratives, organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literature, 19­21 December 2005. Chaired a session at the workshop 'The Idea of Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue in the Fate of a Philosophical Concept in the Age of Globalization', organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 20­22 March 2006. Rita Brara: Presented a paper 'Item Numbers: The Dance of Difference and Repetition in Bollywood' at the Workshop on Filmi Sociology, Department of Sociology, November 2005. Delivered a lecture at the Centre for Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University on `The Public Sphere and Village Commons', November 2005. Presented a paper on 'Item Numbers and the Depiction of Sexuality in Bollywood Cinema' at the Kathautsava, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, January 2006. Jayoti Gupta: Presented a paper on `Green Revolution and the Journey that never ended' at the Workshop on `The Ecological and Symbolical: Explorations in a Double Sense' at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, April 2005. Presented a paper on `Property Ownership and Social Protection from Domestic Violence: Report from the field', at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, June 2005. Presented a paper on 'Property Rights and Domestic Violence: the South Asian Experience' at a dissemination Conference of the project supported by the Ford Foundation, September 2005. Meena Radhakrishna: Chaired and Discussant for the lecture on 'Trade, Trust and Knowledge: Exploring Family Business Histories from South India' by Dr. Geert De Neve, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, Tuesday Seminar Series, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 29 November 2005. Presented a paper 'Urban De-notified Tribes: Competing Identities, Contested Citizenship' in Seminar on Cities, `Social Lives & Poverty: Issues of Infrastructure, Governance & Citizenship', Department of Sociology, University of Pune, 18 February 2006. Presented a paper 'Anthropology and its Contents: Official Ethnography and the People of India' in Conference on `Social Consciousness and Culture in Modern India' sponsored by Centre for Studies in Civilizations, India International Centre, New Delhi, 28 February 2005. Tila Kumar: Co-ordinated a discussion on 'Does Development Produce Equality?' with C. Douglas Lummis and Prof. T. K. Oommen, organised by Society for Social Research, Delhi in collaboration with V.K.R.V Rao Hostel, Delhi University, 29 September 2005. Participated in the Workshop on 'Impact of Globalization on National Firms: The Case of India 206

and China in a Comparative Perspective', organised by National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, CERNA, Paris, London School of Economics and India International Centre, New Delhi, 12­13 December 2005. Co-ordinated a discussion on 'Edward Said's Conception of Public Intellectual' with Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo, the Philosopher and Professor, Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy, CSDS, organised by Society for Social Research, Delhi, 24 January 2006. Mahuya Bandyopadhyay : Presented a paper on 'Party Politics, Para Life and the State' in the Workshop on `Local Politics, Poverty and Development' organised by the Danish Institute of International Studies, 27­29 November 2005. Arima Mishra : Presented a paper on 'Teaching Medical Sociology in Universities: Some Reflections' at the XXXth Indian Sociological Society Conference, Jammu, October 2005. Convened the sessions of Research Committee of Population, Health and Society of the Indian Sociological Society, XXXth Indian Sociological Society Conference, Jammu, October 2005. Presented a paper on 'Divya Yoga: Analysing the discourse on healing', in the seminar on `Back to the Future: Indigenous Medicine in Contemporary India', Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 24­25 February 2006.

Publications

Books Beteille, A. 2005. Anti-Utopia: Essential Writings of Andre Beteille (ed. D. Gupta) Delhi:OUP. Beteille, A. (ed.) 2005. Social Class. Omito Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati. Thapan, M. (ed.) 2005. Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity. (as part of the 'General Series of Women and Migration in Asia'), New Delhi: Sage Publications. Thapan, M. 2006 (2nd edition). Life at School. An Ethnographic Study. New Delhi: Oxford India Paperback. Patel, T. (ed.) 2005. The Family in India: Structure and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications. Palriwala, R., Risseeuw, C. Ganesh, K. 2005. Care, culture and citizenship: Revisiting the Politics of the Dutch Welfare State. Amsterdam Het Spinhuis. Brara, R. 2006. Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Common in India. Delhi: OUP. Research Articles in Books and Scholarly Journals Thapan, M., Chatterji, R., Palriwala, R. 2005. `Ethnographies of the State: Report of a Workshop', Economic and Political Weekly XL (40): 4312­16.

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Thapan, M. 2006. `A Teacher Writes'. Economic and Political Weekly XL: 5536­7. Xaxa, V. 2005. `Politics of Language, Religion and Identity'. Economic and Political Weekly XL (13). 'Ethnic Minorities in India's Democracy'. Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies V (1). `Autonomy through Tribal Movements in Jharkhand'. In Social Empowerment through Development Interventions (eds., Ekka, B.A. and A. Prasad). Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. Patel, T. (ed.) 2005. Family, Kinship and Marriage, for M.A. Sociology. IGNOU, New Delhi. Patel, T. and Purewal, T. 2005. `Origin and Contours of the Population Debate: Inequality, Population Politics and NGOs'. In The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities (ed. M. Romero and E. Margolis) 441­6. Malden, M.A.: Blackwell Publishing. Palriwala, R. and Uberoi, P. (eds.) 2005. `Marriage and Migration in Asia'. Indian Journal of Gender Studies. Special Issue, 12 (2­3). Sundar, N. 2005. `Teaching to Hate: The Hindu Right's Pedagogical Program'. In Revolution and Pedagogy (ed. Tom Ewing). 195­218. Palgrave-Macmillan. Sundar, N. 2005. `Laws, Politics and Practices in Jharkhand'. EPW. XI: 4459­62. `Custom and Democracy in Jharkhand'. EPW. XI (41): 4430­34. Sundar, N. 2006. `Adivasi vs. Vanvasi: The Politics of Conversion and Re-conversion in Central India'. In Assertive Religious Identities, (eds.) Satish Saberwal and Mushirul Hasan). New Delhi: Manohar. `Tribal Politics'. In Encylopedia on India (eds.) Stanley Wolpert et. al. New York: Charles Scribners. `Census Perspective on Caste'. Unit for IGNOU M.A. Sociology Reader, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University. Despande, S. 2005. `Castes et inegalites sociales dans l'Inde contemporaine' (tr. and introduced by Roland Lardinois) in Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, College de France, Paris, n.160 : 99-116. `Ethnic Engagements: Cultural Differences and the Indian State'. In India and Serbia and Montenegro Re-Engagement: Regional and Bilateral Dimensions (eds.) Charan D. Wadhva & Vatroslav Vekaric). New Delhi: APH Publishing, (for Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade). 285­94. Brara, R. 2005. `The Public Sphere and Water Provisioning'. In Waterscapes: The Cultural Politics of a Natural Resource (ed.) Amita Baviskar. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Chatterji, R. 2005. `An Indian Anthropology: What kind of object is it?' In Asian Anthropology (eds.) Jan van Bremen, Eyal Ben-Ari and Syed Farid Alatas, 162­78. London: Routledge. 208

`Folklore and the Constitution of National Tradition'. Indian Folklife. Special Issue on 'Folklore Abroad: On the Diffusion and Revision of Folklore Categories'. `Plans, Habitation and Slum Re-development: The Production of Community in Dharavi, Mumbai'. Contributions to Indian Sociology 39(2): 197­218. `Between Myth and History: The Making of a Goddess Tradition'. Yearly Review13: 191­206. `Women in Three Traditional Narrative Genres of Purulia'. Journal of Indian Folkloristics. VI (1/2): 19­28. `Normality and Difference: Institutional Classification and the Constitution of Subjectivity in a Dutch Nursing Home'. In Thinking about Dementia. Culture, Loss and the Anthropology of Senility (eds.) An te Leibing and Lawrence Cohen, 218­39. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Radhakrishna, M. 2005. `Race in History'. In Historiography: Approaches to History in Modern Times-2, MHI­03, IGNOU, New Delhi. Radhakrishna, M. 2006. `Of Apes and Ancestors-Evolutionary Science and Colonial Ethnography'. Indian Historical Review, Special Issue on Adivasis in Colonial India, XXXIII. Kumar, T. 2006. `Globalization and its Impact on Dalits'. In Human Rights, Gender and Environment, (ed.) Tapan Biswal. New Delhi: Viva Books. Kumar, T. and Bhattu, H.K. 2006. Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity as Distinct Categories and their Interconnections). In Human Rights, Gender and Environment (ed. Tapan Biswal), Viva Books, New Delhi. Mishra, A., Arora, M., Stigler, M. 2005. Indian Youth Speak about Tobacco: Results of Focus Group Discussions among School Students. Health, Education and Behaviour. 32 (3): 363­79.

FACULTY OF MUSIC & FINE ARTS

MUSIC

Major Activities

The year 2005-06 witnessed all round progress and development of the Faculty of Music & Fine Arts both on the academic and cultural fronts. The growing interest of the society for knowledge of music has resulted in increased demand for the subject for which a greater number of students were enrolled. Valuable contributions were made by the teachers and students in various seminars, lecture demonstrations and music concerts which were 209

organised by the Department. Students excelled in performances and some were also selected to participate in prestigious Music Conferences in which a few of them have achieved the honour of becoming graded artists of All-India Radio and Doordarshan.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. V. Radha: Awarded entitled 'Nadalaya Vidvanmani' by Nadabrahmam, Chennai, December 2005. Prof. Suneera Kasliwal: Awarded 'Sadhana Puraskar' by the All India Jain Women Conference at Shravanbelagola, Karnataka on 20 November 2005.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 20 Students cleared NET - 2

Seminars/Conferences held

Prof. Gita Paintal: Attended Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities at Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., 11­14 January 2006. Prof. Krishna Bisht: Delivered keynote address at Lucknow, Bhatkhande Institute of Music (Deemed Univ.) International Music, October 2005. 'Brihaddeshi' Chaired Session Seminar organised by Central Sangeet Natak Academy at Kolkata, November 2005. Prof. Sunita Dhar: Presented a programme on Sitar in U.S.A. & Canada, June­July 2005. Prof. Radha, V.: Attended Conference held in Music Academy, Chennai, December 2005. Attended Seminar organised by Gayana Samaj, Percussive Arts Centre, May­July 2005. Prof. Suneera Kasliwal: Delivered keynote lecture in the Seminar at Bombay on Rare Instruments, February 2006. Participated and also chaired a session in the 'Brihaddesi Festival' seminar of Northern Zone, 21­26 November 2005. Prof. Madhu Bala Saxena: Presentation of paper in a 'Vyakhyan Mala' organised by Haridas Sewa Sansthan, Vrindavan, 7 September 2005. Participated in a workshop organised by University of Jammu, Kashmir, 18­20 April 2005. Extension lecture in the Department of Music, M.D. University Rohtak, on the topic `Shastra Aur Kriya Ka Antahsambandh', 24 February 2006. Prof. Uma Garg: Attended Swami Haridas Jayanti Mahotsav, Bombay 2005. Attended I.R.C.E.N. Programme, March 2006. 210

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Gita Paintal, Head & Dean, Prof. Krishna Bisht, Prof. Najma Perveen Ahmad, Prof. Sunita Dhar, Prof. Anjali Mittal, Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Prof. Manjushree Tyagi, Prof. Uma Garg, Prof. Suneera Kasliwal, Prof. Deepti Bhalla, Prof. V. Radha, Dr. Nupur Roy Choudhury, Dr. Rajeev Verma, Dr. Alka Nagpal, Dr. Prateek Chaudhuri, Dr. Vasanthy Krishna, Dr. R.K. Adeshra, Dr. P. B. Kanna Kumar, Dr. T. V. Manikandan, Dr. Sudeepta Sharma, Dr. Shailender Kumar Goswami, Dr. Ojesh Pratap Singh, Ms. T.S. Raji, Dr. Hari Kishan Goswami: Participated in a National Seminar in the Department of Music on the 'Compositional forms of Indian Classical Music - Tradition and Trends', 9­10 March 2006.

Publications

Saxena, M. B. 2006. Composition 'Sangeet': Published by Sangeet Hathras, Hathras.

FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

ANAESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE (UCMS)

Major Activities

Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care of UCMS & GTB Hospital is very well known in Delhi and India for its quality of patient care, teaching and research. The major research work and thrust areas include Difficult Airway Management, Critical Care, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Obstetric Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Trauma.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. A.K. Sethi: Course Director - First Cardio­pulmonary Critical Care Summit and on Advanced Cardio-Pulmonary Life Support (ACPLS), organised by Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, New Delhi. Expert in Selection Committee of AIIMS, New Delhi to appoint Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors for AIIMS Expert in Selection Committee of PGIMER, Chandigarh to appoint Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors for AIIMS. Expert in Ethics Committee of Medical Council of India. Prof. Ashok Kumar: Invited by J & K Public Service Commission as an expert for selection of Lecturer, Anaesthesia, for Jammu Medical College. Invited by UGC as an expert for inspection of MGM Medical Colleges, Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad, for grant of deemed University status. Dr. A.K. Jain: Overseas job at U.K. as Consultant Anaesthetist in NHS.

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. A.K. Sethi: Delivered Guest Lecture in 53rd Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, at Kolkata, 26­30 December 2005. Dr. Sharmila Ahuja : Attended Anaesthesiology Update at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 2006. Dr. A.K. Jain : Attended Annual Conference of Association of Anaesthesists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) at Manchester, U.K., 20­23 September 2005. Dr. A.K. Saxena : Delivered Guest Lecture in 53rd Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists. at Kolkata, 26­30 December 2005. Dr. Medha Mohta : Presented paper in 53rd Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists at Kolkata, December 2005.

Publications

Ahuja, S. 2005. `Paediatric Pain: Assessment and management strategies in Pain Update'. In: K. N. Sharma and Neena Bhattacharya (eds.) ISPRAT. pp. 61­70. Mohta, M. and Mohta, A. 2005. `Sedation and analgesia in NICU'. In: Gupta, S. (ed.). Text Book of Neonatal Emergencies. New Delhi: Peepee Publishers. pp.16­29 Mohta, M. and Sethi, A.K. 2005. `Cardiopulmonary resuscitation'. In: Rhaj S.A., Grover, A., Aggarwal V and Jain, S.( eds.). Text Book of Family Medicine. Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publication Pvt. Ltd. pp. 10­19. Sharma, P. and Sethi, A.K. 2005. `Drowning and Near Drowning'. In: Text Book of Family Medicine. Rhaj, S.A. Grover, A., Aggarwal, V. and Jain, S. (eds.). Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publication Pvt. Ltd. pp. 349-56. Research Articles in Scholarly Journals Jain, A.K. and Rashmi, G. 2005. `Low flow active scavenging system for anaesthetic gases'. J. Anaesth. Clin. Pharmacol.; Bhagchandani T, 21:185­90. Kumar, A. and Banerjee, A. 2005. `Continuous maxillary and mandibular nerve block for perioperative pain relief: The exicision of a complicated pleomorphic adenoma'. Anaesth. Analg 101: 1531­2. Singh, I. and Kumar, A. 2005. Ambulatory `PCNL (Tubeless PCNL under regional Anaesthesia a preliminary report of 10 cases'. Int. Urol. Nephrol. ; 37(1): 35­7. Mohta, M., Sethi, A.K. and Tyagi, A. 2006. `Laryngotracheal hypoplasia - a rare cause of difficult intubation. Anaesth Intensive Care'. 34: 107­10. Mohta, M., Kumar, P., Mohta, A., Bhardwaj, R., Tyagi, A. and Sethi, A.K. 2006. `Experiences with chest trauma: where do we stand today'. Indian J' Crit' Care Med. 10: 25­8. Mohta, M. and Sethi, A.K. 2005. `Diclofenac pre-treatment for propofol-a reply'. Anaesth. Intensive Care 33: 539. 212

Motiani, P., Ahuja, S. and Agarwal, S. 2006. `Prolonged interference of patent blue dye on pulse oximetry readings'. J. Anaesth. Clin. Pharmacol. 22(1): 87­90. Saxena, A.K., Ramachandran, R., Gulati, M. and Kumar, M. 2005. `Cycloxygenase­2 inhibitors in postoperative pain and chronic pain management'. Indian J. Anaesth. 49(3): 170­9. Saxena, A.K. 2006. `Pain management in patients of breast carcinoma: Current opinions and future perspectives'. Mammology 2(1): 33­46. Mittal, M.K., Sethi, A.K., Tyagi, A. and Mohta, M. 2005. `Awareness about anaesthesiologist and the scope of anaesthesiology in non-surgical patients and their attendants'. Indian J. Anaesth. 49: 492­8. Singh, M., Mohta, M., Sethi, A. K. and Tyagi, A. 2005. `Efficacy of dexamethasone pretreatment for prevention of propofol injection pain'. Eur. J. Anaesthesiol. 22: 888­90. Ramachandran, R., Gaur, A., Tyagi, A., Mohta, M. and Sethi, A. K. 2005. `An unusual complication of central venous cannulation'. J. Anaesth. Clin. Pharmacol. 21: 225­7.

ANATOMY (LHMC)

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. A. Choudhry, Dr. A. Tuli and Dr. S. Raheja: Appointed Inspectors of MCI and Minsitry of Health and Family Welfare for conducting evaluation at various Medical Colleges.

Research Schemes/Project

Title Non-Metrical Variants in Human Skull Principal Investigator Dr. R. Choudhry Sponsoring Organisation UGC

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Smita Kakar, Dr. Anita Tuli, Dr. Shashi Raheja, Dr. Uma Gaur, Dr. Sneh Agarwal, Dr. Mangla Kawle and Dr. Kulwinder Kaur: Participated as delegates International Symposia on Atherosclerosis, LHMC, organised by ISARCON, XVIII Annual Conference, November 2005. Dr. Shashi Raheja: Attended National Convention on Adolescent Friendly Health Services, India Habitat Centre, organised by IMA, December 2005. Dr. Mangla Kawle, Associate Professor: Presented paper 'Absence of Musculocutaneous N. and variation in Branching pattern of Median Nerve', in 53rd Annual Conference of ASI at Nagpur organised by ASI, January 2006.

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Dr. Kulwinder Kaur: Participated as delegates National Convention on Adolescent Friendly Health Services, India Habitat Centre, organised by IMA, December 2005. Dr. Rewa Choudhry and Dr. Mangla Kawle: Participated as delegates 53rd Annual Conference of Anatomical Society of India at Medical College, Nagpur, organised by IMA, 7­9 January 2006. Dr. Anita Tuli, Dr. Shashi Raheja, Dr. Uma Gaur, Dr. Sneh Agarwal, Dr. Mangla Kawle and Dr. Kulwinder Kaur: Participated as delegates at Symposium on `Biological & Clinical Relevance of Placenta' at VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, organised by IMA, 15 February 2006.

Publications

Kumar, H., Kakar, S., Kumar, D. and Chintamani. 2005. `Rectus sternalis muscle: A Debate for anatomists, a puzzie for readiologists and surgeons'. JIMSA 18(2). Choudhry, S., Kalra, S. and Choudhry, R. 2005. `Unusual features associated with cranial openings of optic canal in dry adult human skulls'. Surg. Radiol. Anat. 27: 455­8. Raheja, S., Choudhry, R., Singh, P., Tuli, A. and Kumar, H. 2005. `Morphological description of combined variation of distal attachments of fibulares in foot'. Surg. Radiol. Anat. 27: 158­60. Kalra, S., Tuli, A., Choudhry, R., Raheja, S. 2005. `Prevalence of anti cardiolipin antibody IgG in recurrent first trimester abortions and role of aspirin in its prevention'. Med Sci. Monit. 9(4): CR 213­6.

ANATOMY (UCMS)

Major Activities

A Nikon Microscope with fluorescence and image analyzer acquired by the Department.

Seminars/Conferences held

Pre-Conference and Endoscopic Workshop for 5th International Clinic of Neurological Surgery, organised jointly with Neuro Surgery Deptt., UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi, 25 November 2005.

Seminars Conferences attended

Dr. Veena Bharihoke, Dr. Kamlesh Khatri, Dr. Archana Kalyankar, Dr. Shaifaly Madan and Dr. Mahindra Nagar: Participated in 53rd NATCON of Anatomical Society of India, Nagpur, 7­9 January 2006. Dr. Veena Bharihoke: Chairperson on Symposium on `Biological and Clinical Relevance of Placenta' at VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, 15 February 2006. 214

Dr. Renu Chauhan, Dr. Jugesh Khanna and Dr. Mahindra Nagar: Attended Symposium on `Biological and Clinical Relevance of Placenta' at VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, 15 February 2006.

Publications

Arora, L., Khanna, J. and Prakash, R. 2005. `Morphometric analysis of hypoglossal nucleus in rat'. J. Anat. Soc. India. 54(1): 40. Bharihoke, V. 2006. `Item analysis of two Histology Examinations'. 55(1): 111. Rustogi, S.M., Bharihoke, V. and Sangari, S.K. 2006. `Histomorphometric study of the Intracerebral internal carotid artery in man'. JASI. 55 (1): 107. Rustogi, S.M., Bharihoke, V. and Sangari, S.K. 2006. `Bilateral asymmetry of the intracranial internal carotid artery in man'. 55 (1): 84. Chauhan, R., Paul, S. and Dhaon, BK. 2005. `Comparison of Head Neck Shaft angle of Femur Radiologically and Anatomically'. J. Anat. Soc. India. 54(1): 62. Books Bharihoke, V. 2006. Text Book of Histology with a Practical Manual and Colour Atlas for medical students; IInd edition. Delhi: AITBS Publishers & Distributors (Regd.) Medical Publishers. `Normal fetal development in growth restricated baby of tropics'. In: Sood, M. and Biswas, A. (eds.) New Delhi: New Age International (P) Ltd. Publishers, 2005.

ANATOMY (MAMC)

Research Schemes

Title Morphological and functional maturation of the human cochlea Auditary cortex maturation in the human foetus Assessment of numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities in primary and secondary infertility patiemts. Ultrastuctural changes in the placental membrane in pregnancies associated with diabetes 215 Sponsoring Organisation Maulana Azad Medical College

Maulana Azad Medical College

Maulana Azad Medical College

CSIR

New Additions

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Dr. Anita Mahajan Asstt. Professor Asstt. Professor

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Shipra Paul: Honoured as a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for Gray's Anatomy for Students. Invited to Chair a Session of 'Cellular and Molecular Biology'and attend the Executive committee meeting of the 4th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists in Izmir, Turkey. Awarded the Fellow of the International Medical Science Academy. Awarded the Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Shipra Paul: Presented paper 'Epidermal estrogen receptors in the skin of patients of Alcoholic Liver Disease' in 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference of Anatomists at Kusadasi (Izmir) Turkey, 2005. Dr. Sabita Mishra: Presented paper 'Morphological maturation of the Human Cochlea' in Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neuro-sciences at NIMHANS, Bangalore, 2005. Dr. Sabita Mishra and Dr. Srijit Das: Presented papers in the National Conference of Anatomical Society of India at Hyderabad, 2005.

Publications

Sareen, D., Agarwal, Kaul, A.K, J.M. and Sethi, A. 2005. `Study of sphenoid sinus anatomy in relation to endoscopic surgery'. Int. J. Morphol.Chile.23(3): 261­6. Verma, R., Paul, S. and Das, S. 2005. `Dorsal digital branch of the Thumb: An anatomical Study'. Int. J. Morphol. Chile. 23(2): 133­6. Jacob, T. G., Wadhwa, S., Paul, S. and Das, S. 2005. `Variations of the Thoracic Splanchnic Nerves and its Clinical Implications'. Int. J. Morphol. Chile. 23(3): 247­51. Das, S. and Paul, S. 2005. `Anomalous branching pattern of Lateral Cord of Brachial Plexus'. Int. J. Morphol. Chile. 23(4): 289­92. Das, S., Singh, S. and Paul, S. 2005. `Double Profunda Brachii and Abnormal Branching Pattern of the Brachial Artery'. Timisoara Medical-Journal, Romania. 55(2): 159­61. Verma, R., Das, S. and Suri, R. 2005. `Unusual Organisation of the Ansa Cervicalis: A case report'. Brazilian J. Morpho. Sci: 22(3): 175­7. Verma, R., Kalra, S. and Rana, K. 2005. `Malformation of Renal and Testicular Veins'. A case report. J. Anat. Soc. India. 54(1): 29­31. 216

Das, S. and Vasudeva, N. 2005. `Study of anomalous drainage pattern of right testicular vein'. Nepal Medical College Journal. 7 (1): 21­2. Modgil, V., Das, S. and Suri, R. 2005. `Anomalous Lobar pattern of Rt. Lung: A case Report'. Int. J. Morphol. Chile. 24(1): 5­6.

BIOCHEMISTRY (UCMS)

Major Activities

The Department of Biochemistry is actively engaged in Biochemical and Molecular risk factors in premature CAD, Clinical Biochemistry, Biochemistry of plant-derived active principles and Environmental Biochemistry with reference to Xenobiotic Toxicology. The Department is responsible for routine biochemical investigations of the out and in patients admitted in G.T.B. Hospital as well as 24 hours Emergency Laboratory. More than 5 lakh biochemical investigations were performed in routine lab and 2.5 lakh investigations in Emergency Lab every year. The lab maintains a Quality Assurance Programme.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. (Mrs.) J.K. Gambhir: Awarded UGC fellowship under Exchange Programme to work as Visiting Research Scientist at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr.(Mrs.) Rimi Shukla: Awarded an Indian Patent, 'A Process for the preparation of an antidiabetic substance form the bark of banyan tree or Ficus bengalensis' in June 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

S.G. Suke, S. Rafat Ahmed, A.K. Tripathi and B.D. Banerjee: `Phosphamidon-induced oxidative stress and immunotoxicity: Role of melatonin'. Proceedings of International Conference on Free Radicals and Antioxidants in Health, Disease and Radiation, Kolkata, January 2006. S. Gupta, J.K. Gambhir, K.M. Prabhu and R. Shukla: `Antioxidant effect of a hypoglycemic compound from the bark of Ficus bengalensis Linn in tissues as hypercholesterolemic rabbit'. 28th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis, New Delhi. A. Chakraborti, K. Gulati, A. Ray and B.D. Banerjee: `Role of free radicals in differential neurobehavioral response to stress in male and female rats'. Proceedings of International Conference on Free radicals and Antioxidants in Health, disease and radiation, Kolkata. B.D. Banerjee, A. Chakraborti, Sanvidhan, G., Suke, S. Rafat Ahmed, A.K. Tripathi and A. Ray: `Freeradicals and antioxidants in environmental health and toxicology: Current status and future prospects'. Proceedings of International Conference on Free radicals and Antioxidants in Health, disease and radiation, Kolkata. 217

Dr.(Mrs.) S.B. Sharma and Dr. R.L. Tripathi: Attended 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension at UCMS, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. Dr.(Mrs.), J.K. Gambhir, Dr.(Mrs.) S.B. Sharma & Dr. Rimi Shukla, attended 28th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research at LHMC, New Delhi, 25­27 November 2005

Research Schemes

Title

Studies on isolation and mechanism of action of the antihyperglycemic and hypolipdemic compound(s) from cassia auriculata leaf. Effect of anti-diabetic compound Isolated from fruit-pulp of E. Jambolana on diabaetic complications In experimental animals. Risk assessment of pesticide residues in humans with special reference to adverse reproductive outcomes in Delhi population

Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation

Dr. S.B. Sharma D.S.T

Dr. S.B. Sharma

ICMR

Dr. B.D. Banerjee

CPCB, Ministry of Environment

Publications

Saxena, R., Madhu, S.V., Shukla, R., Prabhu, K.M. and Gambhir, J.K. 2005. `Postprandial Hypertriglyceridemia and oxidative stress in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus with macrovascular complications'. Clinica Chimica Acta. 359: 101­8. Seth, V., Ahmed, R.S., Suke, G., Pasha, T.,Bhattacharya, S. Banerjee, A. and Basu, D. 2005. `Lindane induced immunological alterations in human poisoning case'. Clinical Biochemistry 38(7): 678-80 Reeta, K.H., Mathur, R., Mendiratta, P.K. Banerjee, B.D. and Sharma, K.K. 2005. `Effect of Ocimum sanctum on oxidative stress and immune responses in Lindane treated rats'. Indian J. Pharmacol. 37: S46. Pal, R., Banerjee, B.D. and Roy, A. 2005. `Role of free radicals in stress-induced immunomodulation in rat'. Indian J. Pharmacol. 37: S37. Chakraborti, A., Banerjee, B.D. and Rah, A. 2005. `Time dependent effects of nitric oxide modulation and antioxidants on stress induced neurobehavioral changes in rats'. Indian J. Pharmacol. 37: S39. Tabassum, H., Rehman, H., Banerjee, B.D., Raisuddin, S. and Parvez, S. 2006. `Attenuation of tamoxifen-induced hepatotoxicity by taurine in mice'. Clin. Chim. Acta. 23. 218

Suke, G. S., Kumar, A., Ahmed, R. S., Chakraborti, A., Tripathi, A.K., Mendiratta, P.K. and Banerjee, B.D. 2005. `Protective effect of melatonin against propoxur­induced oxidative stress and suppression of humoral immune response in rats'. Ind. J. Expt. Biol. 44: 312­5. Suke, G. S., Ahmed, R.S., Tripathi, A.K. Chakraborti, A. and Banerjee, B.D. 2006. `Immunotoxicity of phosphamidon following subchronic exposure in albino rats'. Ind. J. Expt. Biol. 44: 316­20. Banerjee, B.D., Chakraborty, A., Suke, G. S., Ahmed, R. S. and Tripathi, A.K. 2006. `Pesticides and immunomodulation: influence of various factors'. Curt. Trend Pharmacol., I. K. Inter Pvt. Ltd. 121­30. Sharma, S.B., Dwivedi, S., Prabhu, K.M., Singh, G., Kumar, N. and Lal, M.K. 2005. `Coronary risk variables in young asymptomatic smokers in East Delhi'. Indian J. Med. Res. 122: 205­10. Gupta, S., Mendiratta, P.K., Singh, S., Sharma, K.K. and Shukla, R. 2006. `Anti-diabetic anti -hypercholesterolemic and antioxidant effect of ocimum sanctum (Linn) seed okl'. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 44: 300­4. Puri, D. Text Book of Medical Biochemistry, Elsevier 2nd edition, 2005.

BIOCHEMISTRY (VPCI)

Major Activities

The Department discovered an enzyme in the microsomes of mammalian cells and tissues that catalyse the transfer of acetyl group from PA to certain functional proteins resulting in the altered physiological effects. The enzyme was termed Acetoxy Drug: Protein Transacetylase (TAase) since acetoxy derivatives of several classes of polyphenols were found to be the substrates. The identity of TAase with calreticulin (CRT), a resident protein of ER and consequently TAase, was termed Calreticulin Transacetylase (CRTAase). The tertiary structure of human CRT was predicted using homology modelling approach. The Department also designed and synthesized a number of heterocyclic derivatives (4-methylbenzopyran-2-ones or 4-methylcoumarins) and used for the protein modification by the way of acetylation with the novel enzyme acetoxy drug: protein transacetylase (TAase) which was discovered in the laboratory. Synthetic metal porphyrins with the central atom of heme is replaced by other elements which cannot be degraded to bile pigments are known to modulate the heme oxygenase activity thereby as promising therapeutic agents of neonatal jaundice.

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Ph. D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 2

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. H.G. Raj, Speaker, New Insight into the Unique Biological Action of Polyphenolic Peracetates, Deptt. of Chemistry, University of Florida, 7th Annual Florida Heterocyclin IUPAC, Gainesville, Florida, 12­15 March 2006. Attended 2nd International symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, 10­13 January 2006.

Publications

Kumar, S.B., Singh, K., Kalra, N., Kumar, V., Kumar, A., Prasad, A. K., Raj, H.G., Parmar, V.S. and Ghosh, B. 2005. `Novel thiocoumarins as Inhibitors of TNF­ aInduced ICAM­1Expression on Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVECs) and microsomal lipid peroxidation' Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry. 13: 1603­5. Nadeem, A., Chabra, S.K. and Raj, H.G. 2005. `Increased oxidative stress in acute exacerbations of asthma. J. Asthama' 42: 45­50. Kumar, P., Khanna, M., Srivastava, V., Tyagi, Y.K. and Raj, H.G. 2005. `Effect of quercetin supplementation on lung antioxidants after experimental influenza virus infection'. Experimental Lung Research 31: 449­59. Tyagi, Y.K., Kumar, A., Raj, H.G., Vohra, P., Gupta, G., Kumari, R., Kumar, P. and Gupta., R.K. 2005. `Synthesis of novel amino and acetyl amino-4-methylocoumarins and evaluation of their antioxidant activity'. European J. Med. Chem. 40: 413­20. Kumar, A., Singh, B.K., Tyagi, R., Jain, S.K., Sharma, S.K., Prasad, A.K., Raj, H.G., Rastogi, R.C., Watterson, A.C. and Parmar, V.S. 2005. `Mechanism of Biochemical Action of substituted­4-Methylbenzopyran-2- ones. Part 11: Comparison of the specificities of Acetoxy derivatives of 4-methylocoumarin and 4­phenylcoumarin to acetoxycoumarins: protein transcetylase'. Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry 13: 4300­5. Gurudatta, G.U., Verma, Y.K., Singh, V.K., Gupta, P., Raj, H.G., Sharma, R.K. and Chandra, R. 2005. `Structural conversion of residues in BH1 and BH2 domains of family proteins'. FEBS Letters 579: 3503­7. Khurana, P., Kumari, R., Vohra, P., Kumar, A., Gupta, S., Raj, H.G., Dwarkanath, B.S., Parmar, V.S., Saluja, D., Bose, M., Vij, A., Chaudhury, N.K., Adhikari, J.S., Tyagi, Y.K. and Kohli, E. 2006. `Acetoxy drug: protein transacetylase catalyzed activation of human platelet nitric oxide synthase by polyphenolic peracetates'. Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry 14: 575­83. Raj, H.G., Kuari, R., Gupta S., Kumar, R., Saluja, D., Muralidhar, K.M., Kumar, A., Dwarkanath, B.S., Rastogi, R.C., Prasad, A.K., Patkar, S.A., Watterson, A.C. and Parmar, V.S. 2006. `Novel function of calreticulin: characterisation of calreticulin as a transacetylase mediating protein acetylation independent of Acetyl CoA using polyphenolic acetates'. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 78: 985­92. 220

Aneja, R., Upadhyaya, G., Prakash, S., Dass, K.S. and Chandra, R. 2005. `Ameliorating effect of phytoestrogens on CC14­induced oxidative stress in the livers of male Wistar rats'. Blood Substitutes Immobile Biotechnology, 33(2): 201­13. Mitchell, T.M., Jones, L., Hague, T.K., Dass. S. and Prakash, S. 2005. `A new method for targeted drug delivery using polymetric microcapsules: implications for treatment of Crohn's disease'. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 43(1): 77­85.

BIOCHEMISTRY (LHMC)

Major Activities

More than 2,40,000 biochemical investigations, routine and emergency, were carried out for OPD and in patients of Smt. S.K. Hospital.

Seminars/Conferences held

XVIIth Annual Conference, Indian Society for Atheroscerosis Research and International Symposia/CME on Atheroscerosis, 25­27 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Conferences attended by the faculty members 32nd Annual Conference of ACBI, at Patna, 18­21 December 2005. 15th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension and International CME on Atheroscerosis, Hypertension and Coronary artery disease, UCMS & G.T.B. Hospital, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005.

Publications

Bhise, A. Krishnan, P.V., Aggarwal, R., Gaiha, M. and Bhattacharjee, J. 2005. `Effect of Low dose omega 3 fatty acids substitution on blood pressure Hyperinsulinemia and dyslipidemia in Indians with essential hypertension'. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. Singh, R. Anubhuti and Kaur, M. 2005. `Diagnosis of Phenylketonuria by thin layer chromatography and spectrofluorometry in mentally retarded Indian children. Vol. 9 (2). Singh, R. Vijjaya and Kabra, M. 2006. `Multiplex PCR for rapid detection of exonal deletions in patients of duchenne muscular dystrophy'. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 21(I): 147-51. Abstract Bhattacharjee, J., Arora, S. Panwar, P. and Jain, S.K. 2005. `Correlation of CRP levels with obesity and Lipid profile in healthy adult Indian Population' in ISARCON, p. 68-9. 221

Bhattacharjee, J., Salhotra, S. and Trivedi, S.S.2005. `Platelet Nitric Oxide cyclic GMP signal transduction pathway in post Menopausal women'. Proceedings in ISARCON. p. 70­1. Bhattacharjee, J., Anubhuti, Aggarwal, N. and Jain, S.K. 2005. `The correlation of tumour necrosis factor (TNS a) with BMI, Body lipid and insulin resistance in healthy population'. Proceedings in ISARCON. p. 71. Bhattacharjee, J., Salhotra, S. and Trivedi, S.S.2005. `Menopause and platelet nitric oxide cyclic GMP signal transduction pathway'. Proceedings of 32rd Annual Conference of ACBI, Patna. Jain, A. `Gestational Up regulation of VEGF and its receptor VEGF-2 Expression in human placenta of spontaneous abortions'. `Expression of VEGF in placenta from patients in PIH MICROGN' at SRMC, Chennai, 19­23 October 2005. `Role of PCR in the detection of tubercular endometritis versus the conventional methods hup B gene, A PCR based diagnostic target for pediatric tubercular menegitis' ISARCON at LHMC, 2005. `Effect of soy Isoflavones on atherogenic indices in post menopausal women'. `Lipoprotein Fractions Associated with Pattern B ESICON', at India Habitat Centre New Delhi, 11­13 November 2005. `The role of Ralosifen on bone loss in post menopausal women' BIOECH, CBT, JNU, 22­24 December 2005. `Hum, B. (Rv 2986c) Gene, A molecular diagnostic target for tubercular endometritis ACBICON'. Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Diagnosis of tubercular endometritis in infertile women by PCR, 26­28 December 2005. Singh, R., Goyal P., Singh, R., Kumar, R.,Bhattachrjee, J. and Dutta, A.K. 2005. `Dyslipidemia and superoxide dismutase activity in children with Down Syndrome'. p. 69­70. Singh, R., Gupta, S., Arora, S. and Trivedi, S.S.2005. `Maternal hypertriglycridemia in pregnancies screened positive for neural tube defects'. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for atherosclerosis Research, p. 80, F-59. Singh, R. 2005. `Downs Syndrome and Atheroscerosis: An interesting correlation', Symposia Talk at the XVIIIth Annual Conference of Indian Society of Atherosclerosis research and International symposia/CME on atherosclerosis.

DERMATOLOGY& VENEREOLOGY (MAMC)

Major Activities

The Department has a fully equipped Outpatient Department catering to an average of 600 patients per day. Minor OT services are also available daily. In addition, for the care of in patients the department has two wards (separate for male, female and children) with a total 222

strength of 41 beds. It also runs a full-fledged operation theatre 2 days a week where all minor and major dermatological surgeries are carried out. The Department also runs daily and weekly special clinics.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Vijay K. Garg: Awarded the Dr. K.C. Kandhari award for Lifetime achievement in Dermatology by the Delhi State Branch of IADVL. Awarded the Meritorious award for Service to Dermatology by the National Council of SAARC countries. Appointed Editor of the Current Literature of Dermatology, President IADVL (DSB) and organizing secretary of National Conference DERMACON 2005. Dr. Kabir Sardana : Appointed Honorary Secretary of the IADVL DSB 2005­06. Dr. Atul M. Kochhar: Nominated Vice-President of IADVL DSB 2005­06.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Bijay Laxmi Sahoo: Attended the National Convention of women's doctors at MAMC, 2005. Dr. Vijay K. Garg: Speaker in the Annual Conference of North India IADVL meet at Shimla and spoke on `The role of Peeling in Dermatology'. Chaired a session at the National Conference at Hyderabad. Dr. Kabir Sardana: Hon. Secretary of IADVL (DSB) chaired 9 CME of the State Branch. Dr. Atul M. Kochhar: Presented a talk on `The Joy and Satisfaction of Government Service' at the Annual Conference of IADVL (DSB) at Hotel Le Meridian, 18 December 2005. Chaired the Young Dermatologists session at the National Conference at Hyderabad. Dr. Vineet Relhan: Chaired two sessions of Dermatosurgery at the Conference of the State Branch.

Publications

Sardana, K., Garg, V.K., Manchanda, V. and Rajpal, M. 2006. `Congenital candital onlychomycoses: effective cure with ciclopirox olamine 8% nail lacquer'. Br. J. dermatol. 154(3): 573-5. Jha, B.N., Garg, V.K., Agarwal, S., Khanaa, B. and Agarwalla, A. 2006. `Tinea capitis in eastern Nepal'. Int. J Dermatol. 45(2): 100-2. Grover, C., Nanda, S., Garg, V.K. and Reddy, B.S. 2005. `An epidemiologic study of childhood leprosy from Delhi'. Pediatr. Dermatol. 22(5): 489­90. Puri, S., Nanda, S., Grover, C., Batra, V.V., Garg, V.K. and Reddy, B.S. 2005. `Congenital becker nevus with lichen planus'. Pediatr. Dermatol. 22(4): 328­30.

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Nanda, S., Grover, C., Chaturvedi, K.U., Garg V.K. and Reddy, B.S. 2005. `Pachyonchia congenital tarda with nail manifestations only'. Pediatr. Dermatol. 22(3): 283­5. Sehgal, V.N. and Sardana, K. 2006. `Lepra vaccine: misinterpreted myth'. Int. J. Dermatol. 45(2): 164. Bhushan, P., Sardana, K. and Mahajan, S. 2005. `Dermatolmal vesicular eruption in any asymptomatic infant'. Dermatol. Online J. 11(3): 26. Sehgal, V.N., Sardana, K., Sehgal, R. and Sharma, S., 2005. `The use of anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) as a diagnostic tool in pediatric cutaneous tuberculosis'. Int J. Dermatol. 44(11): 961-3. Vaishist, P., Sahoo, B. and Reddy, B.S.N. 2005. `Clinical histological study of cutaneous tuberculosis in children and adolescents'. Br. J. Dermatology 153 (Suppl. 1): xii.

FORENSIC MEDICINE (UCMS)

Major Activities

Apart from teaching and research work, the Department is catering to the medico­legal work of North East District of Delhi and GTB Hospital. Faculty Members of the Department are nominated as Chairman and members of various Boards to give their expert opinion on post mortem reports and to conduct postmortem in various important cases. Faculty members were invited by various agencies like NIHFW, PAFMATICON and IMA to deliver guest lectures and they served in various positions on the editorial boards of various journals.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. N.K. Aggarwal: Acted as member of the committee for framing guidelines of the constitution of Medical Boards for conducting post mortem examination and as well as what type of doctors should be incorporated of the Board in the NCT, Delhi, by H & FW, Govt. of Delhi. Dr. N.K. Aggarwal and Dr. S.K. Verma: Awarded Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. Dr. S.K. Verma: Member editorial board of journals: World Journal of Medical Sciences. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. N.K. Aggarwal: Attended the conference 'Brain Attach Visit' at India International Centre, New Delhi, organised by Indian Medical Association, New Delhi, Branch in association with International Medical Science Academy, 26 February 2006.

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XXVII Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, FORENSIC MEDICON at North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 17­19 February 2006. 44th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences at Mumbai, 29 April ­ 1 May 2005. Dr. S.K. Verma: Attended 44th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences at Mumbai, 29 April­1 May 2005. 4th International CME on hypertension, Atherosclerosis and CAD and 15th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension at UCMS and GTB Hospital, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. 6th Annual Conference of ICFMT at PGI, Chandigarh, 19­20 November 2005. PAFMATCON 205 at Govt. Medical College, Patiala, 9 December 2005.

Publications

Aggarwal, N.K., Yadav, A. and Kumar, A. `Lucid Interval­A review 2005'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8(2): 139­40. Lal, S., Kohli, A., Yadav, A. and Aggarwal, N.K. 2005. `Fatalities in railway accidents in north east Delhi'. Ind. J. Criminology & Criminalistics 26(1): 36­9. Lal, S. and Verma, S.K. 2005. `Poisoning asphyxia in a child'. Ind. Internet J. Forensic Med Toxicol 3(3); www.icfmt.org. Verma, S.K. and Biswas, G. 2005. `Knowledge and attitude of medical students on tour in Delhi'. Torture 15: 46­50. Verma, S.K. and Bhatia, M.S. `Regulating electronic doctor-patient communication 2005'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8(1): 71­3. Verma, S.K. 2005. `Rape: implications for family Physician'. Physician Digest 14(3):12­8. Verma, S.K. 2005. `Current concepts in medical consent; a medicolegal update'. Ind. Drug Review 11(5):43­6.

MEDICINE (MAMC)

Research Schemes

Title Care and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS Principal Investigator Dr. Richa Dewan Sponsoring Organisation ICMR

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Extrapyramidal and Cognitive Dysfunction and changes in MRI brain in patents of CLD with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy Effect of Different Feeding Modalities in Stroke Patients with lower Esophageal Sphincter Dysfuntion Dysfuntion Effect of Lactulose on Extrapyramidal and congnitive Dysfuntion in Patients of minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy A study of GERD and Linked Angina in Patients of Coronary Artery Disease. Echocardiography Assessment of Non Alcoholic Cirrhotic. The Relationship between Micro aspiration and Gird in Elderly Patients with Chronic Cough. Study of non structural proteins encoding genes of hepatitis C virus Study of HBV genotypes and their clinical significance in patients with HBV related disease ICMR fellowship Therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C, A Randomized controlled trail of interferon with Ribravirine and glycyrrhizin Prospective Study of Hepatitis C virus Infections in North-Eastern India, Prospective study of study of N cetyltransferase 2 (NAT 2) gene and cytochrome P­4502E1

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. Richa Dewan

Dr. P. Kar

Dr. P. Kar

Dr. P. Kar

Dr. P. Kar

ICMR

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gene as susceptible risk factor for antituberculosis drug-induced hepatitis Epidemiological study of chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Delhi Evaluation of Immunologenicity and safety of Tetanus Toxoid in healthy Subject. Immunogenicity of Shanvac B with/without Shanpoietin therapy in CKD Patients. TS on Renal Involvement in HIV Hyper homocysteinemias in renal transplant cases Role of slow extended hemodialysis in ARF Monitoring the side effects of anti-retroviral drug in AIDS patients Dr. N.P. Singh UGC

Dr. N.P. Singh

Dr. N.P. Singh

Dr. N.P. Singh Dr. R.S. Ahlawat

ICMR

Dr. Suresh Kumar

Programmes taken involving Inter-institutional Collaboration Department of Medicine of MAMC in collaboration with Christian Medical College, Vellore, has launched fellowship course in HIV under the supervision of Dr. R. Dewan. Dr. P. Kar, in collaboration with ICMR, Guwahati Medical College, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh and Regional Medical College, Imphal, has started a research project to look into the seroprevalance of Hepatitis C in North Eastern States.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. P. Kar: Conferred the fellowship of Royal College of Physician, Edinburgh, 30 November 2005 and delivered Abbott Oration (2005) at the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Visakhapatnam, November 2005. Dr. M.K. Daga: Awarded the membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences in December 2005 (KNAMS).

Seminars/Conferences held

Organised Medicine update by the Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, 17­19 December 2005.

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Naresh Gupta: Presented paper on 'Role of bone marrow cultures, histopathology and PCR in the diagnosis of disseminated/military fiberculosis', at the Fifteenth European Congress of clinical Microbiology and infect ional Diseases at Copenhagen, Denonask, 2005 Attended XVIth Annual Conference of Delhi Society of Hematology & Chairperson of the Annual Paper Session. Dr. R. Dewan: Attended 46th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology in Association with INASL and SGI, 11­15 November 2005. 18th Annual Conference of Delhi Psychiatry Society, Jim Corbett Park, Uttaranchal, 9­11 December 2005. 1st Indo­US CME for anti retro viral treatment in HIV/AIDS, AIIMS­UCLA Collaborative project. AIIMS, New Delhi, 29­30 October 2005. Dr. P. Kar: Presented a paper on 'Detection of procure mutant of Hepatitis B virus by LCR' at Honolulu, USA, at the Annual Conference of the American College of Gastroenterology. 28 October ­2 November 2005. Presented a paper on 'Clinical and molecular characterisation of hepatic A virus isolated from Delhi' at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at Montreal Canada, 10­14 November, 2005. Presented a paper 'Detection of procure mutant in Chronic Liver Disease by LCR' in the plenary session of the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Visakhapatnam, 10­15 November 2005. Dr. M.K. Daga : Delivered a talk on `Nosocomial pneumonia' in National Conference on Pulmonary Disease - NAPCON, at Kolkata, 17­19 November 2005. Attended 45th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences on quality of Medical Education at Ahmedabad, 17­19 December 2005. International Symposium on `Current trends in Cancer', at MAMC, New Delhi, 25 September 2005. Delivered a talk on `Approach to patients with homopterous and haemetemens'. Indo USCME on Medical emergency at AIIMS, 22­23 October 2005. Attended `Evaluation of risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease'- at XVVIth International Epdemiological Association world congress at Bangkok, Thailand 21­25 August 2005. Delivered a talk on difficult asthma at Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kota (Rajasthan), 28 August 2005. Participated as panelist on appropriate antibiotics in practice at International Symposium on `Current trends in cancer' at MAMC, 25 September­1 October 2005. 228

Best paper award at 32nd Annual Conference of Association of clinical biochemists of India at Patna, 18­21 December 2005. Delivered a talk on `Occupational lung disorder' for associate fellow of Industrial Health Course by Center for Occupatimal and Environmental Health, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, 25­26 August 2005. Dr. S. Anuradha: Attended Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India at Mumbai. Thirteenth Annual Conference of Delhi Diabetic, 16­17 April 2005. Annual International Conference of Medical Sciences Academy at Jaipur, 22­24 October 2005. Fifteenth Annual Conference of Indian society of Hypertension and International CME on Atherosciecnis, HT and coronary artery disease 12­13 November 2005. National Conference on Infections Diseases, Delhi, 17­18 December 2005. Dr. H.S. Hira: Guest lecture on Bronchial 'Recent Advances in Respiratory Medicine' at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Dr. Suresh Kumar: Attended Emergency Care Conference, AIIMS, October 2005. Dr. N.P. Singh: Delivered a talk on preservation of B Cell function in DM at HDL Symposium Delivered a talk/Panel discussion on complication of DM organised by Delhi Diabetes Forum at Hotel Le Meridian.

Publications

Dewan, R., Jain, N., Singh, V., Hedau, S., Kumar, S., Daga, M.K., Murthy, N.S., Husain, S.A. and Das, B.C. 2005. `Infection of human papillomavirus type 18 and p53 codon 72 polymorphism in lung cancer patients from India'. Chest 128(6): 3999­4007. Dewan, R., Singh, N.P., Jhamb, R., Agarwal, S.K, Gaiha, M. R, Daga, M.K., Chakravarti, A. and Kumar, S. 2005. `The 2003 outbreak of dengue fever in Delhi, India'. Southeast Asian J Trop. Med. Public Health 36(5): 1174­8. Chattopadhya, S., Das, B.D., Gupta, R.K. and Kar, P. 2005. `Presence of TT virus infection in chronic hepatitis patients from a Hospital in New Delhi, India', Indian Journal of Medical Research 122: 29­33. Kar, P. 2005. `Prevalence of transmission - transmitted virus infection inpatients on maintenance Haemodialysis from New Delhi', India Haemodialysis International 362­6. Husain Z., Syed, S.A., Syed, A.H.M., Mohammad, R., Sharma, D.R. and Kar, P. 2005. `Evaluation of Immonogenicity and reactogenicity of recombinant DNA Hepatitis B vaccine produced in India'. World J. Gastroenterology (45) 7/65­7/68. Chakravorty, P., Unna, K., Jain, A., Goyal, R., Gupta, R. K., Das, B.C. and Kar, P. 2005.

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`Seroprevalence of hepatitis D vicur in patients with hepatitis B virus related Liver disease' Indian Journal of Medical Research 122: 254­7. Kundra, A., Jain, A., Bangai, A., Bajaj, G. and Kar, P. 2005. `Evaluation of plasma ammonia levels inpatients with acute liver failure and chronic liver disease and its correlation with the severity of hepatitis encephalopathy and clinical features of raised intracranial tension'. Clinical Biochemistry 38: 696­9. Daga, M. K., Arora, N., Prakash, S. K., Jhamb, R., Kumar, N. and Gupta, N. 2005. `CReactive protein in lower respiratory tract infections'. Lung India 22: 41­4. Jhamb, R., Gaiha, M., Chakravarti, A.L., Daga, M.K., 2005. `Insulin resistance/ hyprinsulinaemia as a risk factor for common carotid artery in time media thickness in essential hypertension'. J. Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine 6(2): 122­8. Singh, N.P., Jhamb, R., Agarwal, S.K., Gaiha, M., Dewan, R., Daga, M.K., Chakravarti, A. and Kumar, S. 2005. `The 2003 Outbreak of Dengue fever in Delhi, India'. South Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health 36(5): 1174­9. Jain, N., Singh, V., Headan, S., Kumar, S., Daga, M.K., Dewan, R., Murthy, N.S., Hussain, S.A. and Das, B.C. 2005. `Infection of Human papillomavirus type 18 and P 53 condon 72 polymorphism in lung cancer patients from India'. Chest 128: 3999­4007. Hira, H.S., Gupta, M., Tyagi, S.K., 2005. `Porto Pulmonary hypertension in a patient of autoimmune hepatitis' Ind. J. Chest Dis. All Sci. 47: 127­30.

Hira, H.S., Mittal, A., Kumar, A., Singh, A., Ahlawat, R.S., 2005. `Myasthemia Gravis and Acute Respiratory Muscle Paralysis Following Wasp Sting' Ind. J. Chest Dis. All Sci. 27:197­8.

Hira, H.S. 2005. Text Book of General Medicine for Dental Students. Arya (Medi) Publishing House. Hira, H.S., 2006. `Respiratory Complications and Air Travel'. Current Medical J. North Zone 11: 7­12. `Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome and Sleep Apnea'. Chest 7: 3­4. Hira, H.S. and Mittal A. 2006. `Evaluation of the Predictors for During of Mechanical Ventilation in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit'. Lung India 24: 68­78. Singh, N.P., Kumar, A., Jain, S. and Singh, T. 2005. `Oral versus high does parenteral iron supplementation in pregnancy'. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 89 (1): 7­13. Singh, N.P., Prakash, A., Kubba, S., Ganguli, A., Singh, A.K., Sikdar, S., Agarwal, S.K., Dinda, A.K. and Grover, C. 2005. `Psoriatic Nephropathy - does an entity exist ?' Sikdar, S., Gaurav, C., Kubba, S., Yadav, A., Sahani, V., Agarwal, G., Singh, N.P. and Agarwal, S.K. 2005. `An Uncommon Cause of Sclenoderma'. Second Issue, Journal of Rheumatology. 34(3): 242­5. 230

Singh, N.P. 2005. `Prevalence of Transfusion transmitted virus infection in patients on maintenance hemodialysis from New Delhi India'. Hemodialysis Intl. 9(4): 362­6. Sahni, V., Agarwal, S.K., Singh, N.P., Sikdar, S., Yadav, A., Wadhwa, A. and Agarwal, G. 2005. `Successful pregnancy in untreated limited wegners granulomatosis'. Med. J., Malaysia 60(4). Anuradha, S., Rajeshwari, K. 2005. `Probiotics in Health and disease'. J. Ind. Ass. Cus. Med. 6(1): 67­72. Singh, N.P., Gupta, S., Chandra, J., Anuradha, S., Kohli, R. and Rizvi, S.N.A. 2005. `Contracious Ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) - an initial Indian experience'. J. Indian Med. Assoc. 100(1): 23­30. Anuradha, S. 2005. `Ascites', in Text Book of Family Medicine, New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd., First edition Chapter 26, pp. 155­8. Anuradha, S. 2005. `Insect Bites and stings' in Test Book of Family Medicine. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd., Chapter 35, pp. 415­20. Anuradha, S. 2005. `Snake Bite in Emergency Medicine', Agarwal A.K. (ed.) New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., Chapter 35, pp. 415. Sahni, V., Agarwal, S.K., Singh, N.P., Anuradha, S., Sikdar, S., Wadhwa, A. and Kaur N. 2005. `Candidemia - an under recognised nosocomial infection in Indian Hospitals'. J. Assoc. Phys. Ind. 53: 607­11.

MEDICINE (UCMS)

Major Activities

Besides routine clinical care to general medical patients, undergraduate, postgraduate teaching and research, the Department provides specialized services to patients suffering from cardiac ailments, endocrine and metabolic disorders particularly diabetes, kidney diseases, pulmonary problems and intensive medical care to critically ill patients. The Department has developed unique facilities in the area of preventive cardiology, diabetology, CAPD and hemodialysis.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. S. Dwivedi : Visiting Academic Fellow at National Heart Lung Institute, Imperial College London, BHF Cardiovascular Medicine Unit at Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London. Selected as Fellow of the Cardiological Society of India, 2006. 312

Elected President of Indian Society of Hypertension, 2005­06. Awarded an oration by Indian Society of Hypertension at ISHCON-2005. Spoke on 'Terminalia Arjuna: A useful drug for cardiovascular disorders'. Dr. S.V. Madhu: Nominated as member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center (FDTRC) by DG, ICMR, June 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. S. Dwivedi: Invited lecture on 'Pedigree profile as a tool for the risk assessment of CAD' at Annual Conference of Indian Society of Atherosclerosis Research, at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, 2006. Delivered lecture on 'Yoga as a Therapeutic Tool in CAD and Hypertension' at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Yoga at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2005. Dr. O.P. Kalra: Attended Nephrology Update and Annual Conference of Delhi Nephrology Society, 21­22 January 2006. 36th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology, Kochi, 1­3 December 2005. Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension and International Symposium on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease, 12­13 November 2005. Dr. M. P. Agarwal: Attended XVIth Annual CME, Association of Physicians of India, Delhi State Chapter, New Delhi, 22­23 October 2005. Attended Mid Term INASL Meet. Single Theme Conference, `Renal Involvement in Liver Diseases' at New Delhi, 3­4 December 2005. Attended XIIth National CME in Hematology at Mumbai, 20­23 April 2005. Dr. S.V. Madhu: Delivered lecture on 'Significance of postprandial hyperglycemia. Is it time to treat?' in a symposium on postprandial hyperglycemia in 2nd International Conference of diabetes India at Jaipur, 18­20 November 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Secrets of the epidemic of diabetes' at Sir Ganga Ram Indo-Pak diabetes Conferences at New Delhi, 23 October 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Pancreatic diabetes and malnutrition modulated diabetes: present and future' at 33rd Annual Conference, RSSDI at Bangalore, 3­25 September 2005. Delivered talk on 'Diabeties and atherosclerosis - the missing links' in 15th Annual Conference of the Indian society of hypertension at UCMS, GTB Hospital Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. Delivered a talk on 'Diabetic Dyslipidemia - Indian Perspective' in 5th International Symposium on Diabetes at Mumbai, 21­22 January 2006.

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Delivered a talk on 'Utilities of CGMS' at the Endocrine Update at RR Hospital, Delhi, 3­4 September 2005. 1st National Conference of Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research - Symposium on `Metabolic Bone Disorders' at AIIMS, New Delhi, 10 November 2005. Chaired a Scientific Session on 'The Environment & Pathogenesis of Diabetes Type 2 in India' at 'Indo-American Symposium on Metabolic Syndrome', New Delhi, 15 January 2006. Dr. Sunil Agarwal: Attended XIIth National CME in Hematology at Mumbai, 20­23 April 2005. Attended 57th Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India at Mumbai, December 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Role of Yoga and Fenugreek in prevention of diabetes mellitus The Indian Prevention of Diabetes Study (IPDS) Principal Investigator Dr. S.V. Madhu Sponsoring Orgnisation RSSDI

Publications

Dwivedi, S., Srivastava, S. and Dwivedi, G. 2006. `Smoking associated with malignancy, hypertension and obstructive pulmonary and recurrent coronary artery disease: Report of nine cases'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 48: 213­6. Dwivedi, S., Agarwal, S., Agarwal, M.P. and Rajpal, S. 2005. `Role of T. arjuna in the ischemic mitral regurgitation'. International J. Cardiol. 100: 507­8. Dwivedi, S.B., Rajpal, S. and Singh, D. A., 2005. `Toxicological curiosity'. The Indian Practitioner 58: 511­2. Sharma, S.B., Dwivedi, S., Prabhu, K.M., Singh, G., Kumar, N. and Lal, M.K., 2005. `Coronary risk variables in young asymptomatic smokers'. Indian J.Med. Res. 122: 205­10. Avasthi, R., Subhendu, M.S.K., Dwivedi, S. and Tandon, O.P. 2005. `Brainstem auditory evoked responses in patients with hypertension'. Indian Heart J. 57: 529­31. Dwivedi, S., Kushwaha, B.S. and Dwivedi, G. 2005. `Profile of young CAD in East Delhi tertiary care teaching hospital'. J. Ind. Coll. Cardiol. 6: 7­12. Dwivedi, S. and Tandon, H. 2005. `Acute myocardial infarction'. In: Emergency Medicine. (eds.) Agarwal, A.K., Singal, R.K., Jain, D.G,. Upadhya, R. and Rewari, B.B. New Delhi: Jaypee Publishers. Mahajan, S., Kalra, O.P., Tripathi, A.K., Ahuja, G. and Kalra, V. 2005. `Phagocytic 314

polymorphonuclear function in patients with progressive uremia and the effect of acute hemodialysis'. Renal Failure 27: 357­60. Kalra, O.P., Madan, P., Jain, H., Agarwal, S. and Tandon, O.P. 2005. `Prevalence of depression in patients of chronic kidney disease'. Indian J. Nephrol. 15: 132. Kalra, O.P., Dash, D., Agarwal, S. and Srivastava, D.K. 2005. `Assessment of reversible aggravating factors and degree of reversibility in patients of acute on chronic renal failure'. Indian J. Nephrol. 15: 136­7. Kalra, O.P. 2006. `Nutritional therapy in chronic renal failure'. Nephrology Update. (eds.) Gupta, B.K., Verma, K.K., Verma, S.K. Bikaner; pp. 53­60. Kalra, O.P. 2005. `Acute renal failure. In Emergency Medicine'. (eds.) Agarwal, A.K, Singal, R.K., Jain, D.G., Upadhyay, R., Rewari, B.B., Jaypee Publishers; pp. 300­10. Kalra, O.P. 2005. `Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis'. In Emergency Medicine, (eds.) Agarwal, A.K., Singal, R.K., Jain, D.G., Upadhyay, R. and Rewari, B.B., New Delhi: Jaypee Publishers; pp 311­7. Kalra, O.P., Khaira, A. and Yadav, A. 2005. `Nutrition in chronic kidney disease'. Renal Sciences Update; pp. 16­20. Paliwal, M., Agarwal, M.P. and Dwivedi, S. 2005. `Images in Medicine: Disseminated Herpes Zoster with HIV, Transverse Myelitis and Diabetes'. J. Gen. Med. 17: 48­9. Saxena, R., Madhu, S.V., Shukla, R., Prabhu, K.M. and Gambhir, J.K. 2005. `Postprandial Hypertriglyceridemia and Oxidative Stress in Patients of Type­2 Diabetes Melluitus' with Macro Acta. 359: 101­8. Madhu, S.V., Mittal, V., Krishna, R.B. and Srivastava, D.K. 2005. `Postprandial lipid abnormalities in type 2 diabetes mellitus' J. Assoc. Physicians India 53: 1043­6. Srivastava, S. and Madhu, S.V. 2005. `Low Carbohydrate Diet in Management of Obesity: A Short Review'. Int. J. Diab. Dev. Countries 25. Abstracts Madhu, S.V., Agrawal, K. and Kaushal, B.U. 2005. `Endocrinological Profile of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome'. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India, held at New Delhi. (Abstract published in Abstract Book. pp. 126; Abstract # p. 65.) Srivastava, S. and Madhu, S.V. 2005. `Glycemic Targets In Diabetes Mellitus: How Far Are We From Then? Data From A Tertiary Care Centre In Delhi'. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India held at Bangalore.(Abstract published in Souvenir: pp 41; Abstract # GT­02). Kumar, V., Srivastava, S., Madhu, S.V. and Mehrotra, G. 2005. `Post-prandial Lipid Abnormalities and Endothelial Dysfunction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With and Without Macrovascular Disease'. Presented At the 33rd Annual Conference of Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India at Bangalore. (Abstract published in Souvenir: pp. 51; Abstract #RA-02). 315

Saxena, R., Gambhir, K.J., Madhu, S.V., Shukla, R. and Prabhu, K.M. 2005. `Postprandial hypertriglyceridemia and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients with macroangiopathy'. Presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension held at UCMS, GTB Hospital, Delhi. (Abstract published in Souvenir & Abstract Book: pp. 95 abstract # p­19). Verma, U., Shankar, N., Tandon, O.P., Madhu, S.V., Madan, N. and Verma, N. 2005. `Relationship between ion deficiency anemia and serum lipid levels in Indian Adults'. Presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension held at UCMS, GTB Hospital Delhi. (Abstract published in Souvenir & Abstract Book: pp;72 abstract # A-3).

MEDICINE (LHMC)

Publications

Malhotra, V.L. and Sharma, S.K. 2005. `Case of Water House Frederichsen Syndrome during outbreak of Memingococcal Disease'. Journal of Communicable Diseases 37(2): 159-61. Rohtagi, A., Sharma, S.K., Garg, S. and Rawal, A. 2005. `Secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome presenting as Chronic Renal Failure'. JAPI 53: 393. Sharma, S.K., Rohtagi, A., Garg, S., Makkar, A. and Bansal, A. 2005. `Persistent Headache An Interesting Case'. JAPI 53: 398. Makkar, A., Rohtagi, A., Goel, A. and Sharma, S.K. 2005. et. al. `A Study of Clinical profile & spontaneous course of Eosinophilia'. J.K. Sciences 7(4): 199­201. Gurtoo, A., Anand, K.S., Garg, S. and Kumar, A. 2005. `Gilles De La Tourettes Syndrome. A case series of 14 patients from India'. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurol. 8(1): 49. Gurtoo, A., Rohtagi A. and Advaithan, P. 2005. `Dyspepsia'. In : S Arul Rhaj, Ashok Grover et al (eds.). TB of family medicine, Delhi: Pushpanjali Med. Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 115­7. Gurtoo, A., Rohtagi, A. and Wadhwa, R.P. 2005. `Constipation'. In: S Arul Rhaj, Ashok Grover et. al. (eds.). TB of family medicine, Delhi: Pushpanjali Med. Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 118­23. Wadhwa, R.P., Rohtagi, A. and Gurtoo, A. `Chronic Diarrhea in Adults'. In: S. A. Rhaj, Ashok Grover et al (eds.). TB of family medicine, Delhi: Pushpanjali Med. Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 118­23. Rohtagi, A., Gurtoo, A. and Chanbdrasekharan, S. 2005. et al In: S.A. Rhaj, Ashok Grover et al (eds.). TB of family medicine, Delhi: Pushpanjali. Med. Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 251­8. Rawat, N. and Bhatnagar, M.K. 2005. `Study of progressive Factors in Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis'. JAPI (53): 350.

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Agarwal, N., Jain, S.K. and Panwar, R. 2005. 'Atorvastatin­ induced isolated ocular myopathy' Presented at the 14th Annual meeting & Clinical Congress of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists held at Washington, DC, USA, Endocr. Pract., 11(Suppl. 1) 846, 36. Jain, S.K., Aggarwal, N. and Panwar, R. 2005. 'Correlation of Creactive Protein levels with various Indices of Obesity & Lipid factors in a healthy North Indian Population.' Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at Washington, DC, USA, Endocr. Pract., 11 (Suppl. 1) 739­51. Ajmani, A.K., Jain, S.K. and Virmani, A. 2005. 'Thyroid Disorders'. In Text book of family medicine. (eds.) S.A. Rhaj, A. Grover, V. Agarwal, S. Jain, Delhi: Pushpanjali Medicine Publications Pvt. Ltd., Chapter 10, 61­70. Jain, S.K. Mukherjee, S., Panwar, R. and Aggarwal, N. 2005. 'Whuch BMI (Body Mass Index) accuratelyn predicts obesity in Indians.' Presented in 60th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India at Mumbai, IAPI, 53, 1, 347. Panwar, R., Jain, S.K., Sharma, N. and Mukherjee, S. 2005. 'Study of correlation of CRP with % body fat & Ponderal index in healthy North Indian Population.' Presented in 60th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India, at Mumbai, JAPI 53 (8): 347. Jain, S.K., Panwar, R. Bhattacharjee, J., Aggarwal, N. and Anubhuti. 2005. 'CRP & its correlation with body mass index in healthy North Indian `Population' Presented in 60th Annual Conference of association of physicians of India at Mumbai, JAPI 53(10): 348. Jain, S.K., Panwar, R., Bhattacharjee, J., Ajmani, A.N. and Anubhuti. 2005. 'CRP & its correlation with Insulin resistance in healthy adults.' Presented at the 60th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India at Mumbai, JAPI 53: 59­93. Panwar, R., Jain. S.K., 2005. 'Creactive protein levels and its correlation with various Indices of obesity in healthy North Indian Pop'. Presented at the 14th Annual meeting & Clinical Congress of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at Washington, DC, USA, Endocr. Pract., 11 (Suppl. 1) 825.

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (MAMC)

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. P. Bhalla: Elected as President, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (Delhi Chapter) in October 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department of Microbiology organised the Annual Meet of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (Delhi Chapter) in October 2005.

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. P. Bhalla: Attended XIVth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, November 2005. Dr. S. Krishna Prakash: Attended National Conference on Infections Diseases organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, 17­18 December 2005. 3rd Triennial Conference of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists at Thiruvananthapuram, 1­2 August 2005. Dr. A. Chakravarti: National Symposium on Influenza: Epidemiology and Control at VPCI, Delhi, 5 April 2005. Invited as speaker in CME on Current Scenario of Dengue and leptospirosis under IAMM, Delhi Chapter. Dr. S. Krishna Prakash Panelist in the discussion and paper presented Dr. A. Chakravarti, Dr. C.P. Baveja, Dr. Surinder Kumar and Dr. R. Kaur: 29th National Annual Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists at Chennai, 21­23 October 2005. Dr. C.P. Baweja, Dr. S. Kumar and Dr. R. Kaur: 'National Conference of Fungal Infections' on 12 Nov. 2005 organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Research Schemes

Title National Staphylococcal Phage Typing Centre Voluntary Confidential Counsel­ ling and Testing Center (VCCTC) under NACO and DSACS. Epidemiological study of antiretroviral drug-resistant HIV-I strains by monitoring antiretroviral drug resistance in profease and reverse transcriptase gene of HIV infected patients Principal Investigator Dr. V.K. Sharma and Dr. S. Krishna Prakash Dr. V.K. Sharma Dr. P. Bhalla Sponsoring Organisation MAMC

NACO/DSACS

Dr. P. Bhalla

ICMR

Monitoring of imipernem resistance Dr. S. Krishna Prakash in Pseudomonas aeruginosa is olated from high risk areas, detection of Metallo Beta Lactamase (MBL) And evaluation of thereapeutic options

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A Clinical trial: VSL#3 a probiotic Preparation in the treatment of acute Diarrhea induced by Rotavirus in children Molecular Characterisation of Dengue virus by sequence analysis of envelope region Genotypic Characterisation of Hepatitis C virus and its Significance in patients with Chronic Liver Disease Hepatitis C Virus infections During pregnancy and its effect on the course and outcome of Pregnancy Rapid diagnosis of dengue virus Serotypes from clinical samples by Reverse transcription polymerase Chain reaction Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in early diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in children Fungal Opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDS patients in North India Fungal infections in burns patients

Dr. A. Chakravarti

CD Pharma

Dr. A. Chakravarti

ICMR

Dr. A. Chakravarti

ICMR

Dr. A. Chakravarti

ICMR

Dr. A. Chakravarti

ICMR

Dr. C.P. Baweja

UGC

Dr. R. Kaur

Delhi Govt.

Dr. R. Kaur

ICMR

Publications

Baveja, C.P. 2005.Text Book of Microbiology, 2nd Edition, New Delhi: Arya Publications. Text Book of Microbiology for Nurses, 1st Edition, New Delhi: Arya Publications. Research Articles Sodhani, P., Garg, S., Bhalla, P., Singh, M. M., Sharma, S. and Gupta, S.A. 2005. `Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis in a community setting and role of the Pap Smear in its detection'. Acta. Cytologica 49(6): 634­8. Prakash, S.K., Chaudhary, M., Kashyap, B., Mehndiratta, P. L. and Sharma, V.K. 2005. 319

`Correlation of Phage Types, Biotypes and Antibiotic Resistant Phenotypes of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (ARSA)'. J. Acad. Clin. Microbiol. 7(1): 7­16. Prakash, S. K., Chaudhary, M., Kashyap, B., Kumari, T. and Sharma, V.K. 2005. `Imipenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A preliminary report'. J. Acad. Clin. Microbiol. 7 (1): 27­30. Prakash, S. K., Arora, V., Prashad, R. and Sharma, V. K. 2005. `In vitro activity of Ceftriaxone plus Tazobactam against members of Enterobacteriaceae'. J. Assoc. Phy. Ind.53: 595­8. Daga, M. K., Arora, N., Prakash, S. K., Jhamb, R., Kumar, N. and Gupta, N. 2005. `CReactive protein in lower respiratory tract infections'. Lung India. 22: 41­4. Uppal, B. and Wadhwa, V. 2005. `A rare case of Metagonimus Yokogawi'. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 23(1): 61­2. Chakravarti, A. and Verma, V. 2005. `Prevalence of Hepatitis C and B viral markers in patients with chronic liver disease: A study from northern India'. Ind. J. Med. Microbiol. 23: 4. Kumaria, R. and Chakravarti, A. 2005. `Molecular detection and serotypic characterisation of dengue viruses by single tube multiplex RT­PCR'. Diagn. Microbiol. Inf. Dis. 52: 311­6. Chakravarti, A. and Kumaria, R. 2005. `Eco-epidemiological analysis of dengue infection during an outbreak of dengue fever, India'. Virol. J. 14: 32­2(1). Chakravarti, A., Rawat, D. and Jain, M. 2005. `A study of perinatal transmission of Hepatitis B Virus'. Ind. J. Med. Microbiol. 23(2): 128­30. Chakravarti, A. 2005. `Current trends and recommendations for measles control'. Indian J. Med. Res. Microbiol. 23(2): 128­30. `Current trends and recommendations for measles control'. Indian J. Med. Res. 121: 73­6. Chakravarti, A., Verma, V., Kumaria, R. and Dubey, A.P. 2005. `Anti-HCV-seropositivity among multiple transfused patients with Beta­Thalassemia'. J. Indian. Med. Assoc. 103(2): 64­6.

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (LHMC)

Major Activities

The Department in the field of microbiology has trained students of various Institutes, such as students of Diploma in Nursing Education & Administration from Lady Reading Health School who were given 4 weeks training in Microbiology. Various undergraduate and postgraduate students in Microbiology from other Universities underwent Summer Training in June and July. Postgraduate students of M.D. (Microbiology) from Maulana Azad Medical College, University College of Medical Sciences and V.P. Chest Institute were trained in 320

phage typing of Salmonella and various aspects of streptococcal diseases. M.D. (Microbiology) final year students from V.P. Chest Institute Delhi were also trained at the Department for six months in various aspects of clinical microbiology. Laboratory services were provided to SSK Hospital and KSCH. A total of 2,90,000 clinical microbiology investigations were conducted. National Salmonella Phage Typing Centre functioning in the Department received and typed strains of Salmonella from over 30 collaborating centres in the country. In the wake of meningococcal epidemic, emergency services were provided round the clock for rapid diagnosis of suspected cases.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Geeta Mehta, Dir. Professor and Head appointed President, Hospital Infection Society of India. Technical Resource Committee of NACO Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Infection Control. Technical Expert and Consultant to Royal Government of Bhutan on Infection Control and Biomedical Waste Management. Dr. V.S. Randhawa, Professor, appointed External Examiner for B.D.S. at J.N. Medical College, Aligarh. Dr. B.L. Sherwal, Professor, appointed External Examiner for M.B.B.S. in Baba Farid University at GMC, Faridkot & GMC, Patiala. Dr. Manoj Jain, Assoc. Professor, was nominated by DGHS as a Counselling Member for allotment of the postgraduate seats under 15% All India quota 2005. Dr. Sonal Saxena, Asst. Professor, was nominated as member of State Task Force from LHMC, RNTCP, Delhi.

Seminar/Conferences attended

Dr. Geeta Mehta: Chairperson of Session and Guest Speaker at VIth International Conference of IFIC, Istanbul, Turkey, International Federation of Infection Control. Session Chairperson Nosocomial Fungal Infections, National Conference on Fungal Infections, Le Meridian, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Session Chairperson, National Conference on Infectious Diseases, Hyatt Regency, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Dr. V.S. Randhawa: Participated National Symposium on Influenza, Epidemiology & Control V.P. Chest institute, Delhi, Deptt. of Microbiology. Participated HIV and Microbiology-Biotechnology the link. S.R.M.C. Chennai, Deptt. of Microbiology. Dr. B.L. Sherwal: Participant, National Consultation on drug resistance in malaria,

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tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Mumbai, G.S. Seth Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Dr. B.L. Sherwal, Dr. Sonal Saxena and Dr. A. Lakshmy: Participated in National Conference on Fungal Infections Hotel Le Meridian, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Participated 46th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine RIMS, Imphal, RIMS, Imphal. Delegate International Conference of Opportunistic Infection in AIDS ICOPA­India, Lab Medicine, AIIMS. Delegate Symposium practical guidelines for diagnosis and management of common fungal infections, GMC, Chandigarh. Dr. A. Lakshmy: Participated National Conference on Infectious Diseases, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Delegate, Lance field International Symposium on Streposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal diseases, Q.I.M.R. Australia.

Research Schemes

Title National Salmonella Phage typing Centre Voluntary Testing and Counselling Centre for HIV/AIDS Zonal Blood Testing Centre for HIV/AIDS Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. V.S. Randhawa Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. B.L. Sherwal LHMC

NACO/DSACS

Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. B.L. Sherwal

NACO/DSACS

Programmmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration Environmental assessment In RNTCP Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. B.L. Sherwal Dr. Bharat Sagar Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. Sonal Saxena Dr. Arif Ali Dr. Geeta Mehta Dr. A.K. Joshi WHO

Molecular Characterisation of verotoxic Esch coli Strains Epidemiology, Invasiveness and Comparitive Genomics Analysis of Group B Streptococcus

Jamia Millia University

J.N.U and Indo-French Centre for Advanced Research

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Articles in Journal and Periodicals Das, S., Goyal, R., Saxena, S. and Singh, N.P. 2005. `Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis by ELISA'. JIMA 103 (10): 528­9. Sherwal, B.L. and Dadeya, S. 2005. `Filter Paper Strip Kit: a cost effective Transport Media'. Trop. Doc. 35(2): 98. Books/Monographs Mehta, G. 2005. (Co­Author) Advanced Guidelines on Hand Hygiene, WHO (Geneva).

OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY (MAMC)

Major Activities

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Maulana Azad Medical College, is making all efforts to maintain quality not only in patient care but in academic and research work also. The Department is conducting regular classes for the PGDMCH Programme, IGNOU. Stree Shakti Camps are organised at regular intervals where women from slum areas are provided Gynaecological examination and Antenatal Care.

Research Schemes

Title Progesterone in treatment of IUGR Prevalence of CIN in Pregnancy and comparison of screening methods for detecting of H.P.V. Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Dr. S. Batra Dr. S. Batra CSIR CSIR

Vulvoscopy in perimenopausal patients Dr. S. Batra Calcium supplementation to prevent pregnancy induced hypertension Dr. Ashok Kumar

CSIR UGC

Programmes taken up involving Inter-institutional Collaboration Dr. S. Batra: as co supervisor for Ph.D. of Jamia Millia University students. Rahemunnisa: on molecular analysis of SRY and WTI gene and anomalies in infertile patients and its clinical significance. Mr. Arfi Ahmad: Molecular studies of P­16 gene in Indian Cervical Cancer.

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Seminars/Conferences held

Organised PGDMCH programme IGNOU with Dr. S. Batra as Co-ordinator organised First National CME-cum-workshop on Cancer Cervical Pathology in March 2006 with Dr. S. Batra as Chairperson, Dr. V. Zutshi as Organizing Secretary, Dr. Sumita Mehta as Co-organising Secretary.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. S. Batra: Attended XIXth Asian Ocean Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Seoul Korea, 1­5 October 2005. Dr. Ashok: Attended the 57th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Kyoto, Japan, April 2005. Dr. Y.M. Mala: Presented paper on '3 Dimensional Power Doppler in PCOS' at the 15th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obst. & Gynecology at Vancouver, Canada. Dr. S. Batra: Attended 27th Annual Conference of AOGD at Hotel Intercontinental. Attended XVth NARCHI conference at Hotel Ashok, 4­5 February 2006. Pakhee Aggarwal, Sumita Mehta, V. Zutshi, P. Prakash, G. Gandhi and S. Batra: Presented paper 'Use of Buscopan for Labour Analgesia' in 27th Annual Conference of AOGD at Hotel Intercontinental. S. Singh, S. Mehta, G. Gandhi, V. Zutshi, D. Goswami and S. Batra: Presented paper 'Effect of Cord blood Drainage on Placental Delivery' in 27th Annual Conference of AOGD at Hotel Intercontinental. P.K. Kochhar, S. Mehta, V. Zutshi, D. Goswami, G. Gandhi and S. Batra, Presented paper 'An analysis of reoperative gynaecologic surgeries' in 27th Annual Conference of AOGD at Hotel Intercontinental. G. Gandhi, S. Mehta, P.K. Khochhar, S. Batra, V. Zutshi, D. Goswami and A. Singhal: Presented paper 'Analysis of caesarean scar dehiscence' in 27th Annual Conference of AOGD at Hotel Intercontinental. Dr. S. Batra, N. Gami, G. Gandhi, V. Zutshi: Presented paper `Role of human papilloma virus DNA testing in Screening for Cervical Cancer in Poor Resource Setting' in XIXth ASIAN Ocean Congress at Seoul Korea, October 2005. V. Zutshi and S. Batra: Presented paper 'Maternal and neonatal outcome in patients with HPV infection' in XIXth ASIAN Ocean Congress at Seoul Korea, October 2005. L. Wadhwa, A. Tempe, P. Prasad and S. Batra: Presented paper 'Malignant ovarian tumors in young adolescents' setting' in XIXth ASIAN Ocean Congress at Seoul Korea, October 2005. L. Wadhwa, A. Tempe, S. Gupta, S. Bansal, S. Batra: Presented paper 'Prediction of mortality and morbidity by SAPS score in obstetrics ICU admission in India' in XIXth ASIAN ocean Congress at Seoul Korea, October 2005.

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Dr. Usha Manaktala: Attended All India Congress of Obst. & Gynae at Kochi, 6­9 January 2006. AOGD Annual Conference, New Delhi, November 2005. Dr. Reva Tripathi: Attended All India Congress Obst. & Gynae at Kochi, 6­9 January 2006. AOGD Annual Conference - panel discussion, October 2005. National CME Obst. & Gynae at AIIMS - September, 2005 Dr. Sudha Prasad: Attended Consortium for emergency contraception in India for National Consortium for expanding access to emergency at AIIMS, 21 October 2005. 48th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at Aurangabad, 5 January 2005. AOGD Conference, 5­6 November 2005. Symposium on 'Advances in Endoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology' at AIIMS, 10 November 2005. Dr. Raksha Arora: Attended Annual Conference of AICCRCOG - North Zone. Gynae Endoscopy Conference at Bombay, November 2005. Dr. Ashok Kumar: Attended 27th Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi, November 2005. 49th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AICOG) at Kochi, Kerala, 6­9 January 2006. 8th National Conference of Indian Society for prenatal diagnosis and therapy, at Delhi, February 2006. Dr.Y.M. Mala: Attended FDW I, II, & III on HIV at CMC Vellore. AOGD Annual Conference, Delhi, March 2005. Presented a paper on '3 Dimensional power Doppler in PCOS' in 15th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obst. & Gynaecology at Vancouver, Canada. Dr. S. Gupta: Presented paper and abstract in AICCRCOG (North Zone) Annual Conference, New Delhi, 5­6 March 2005.

Publications

Books Gandhi, G., Mehta, S. and Batra, S. 2005. (eds.). Infections in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.Jaypee Publication. Contributed chapter on 'Antimicrobials in Pregnancy'. Batra, S., Mala, V.Z. and Gandhi, G. 2006. Obstetrics & Gynaecology editor Dr. Mini Sood, AITBS Publication Medical management of ectopic pregnancy. 202­9.

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Batra, S., Zutshi, V., Mehta, S. Gestational Trophoblastic Tumours. Jaypee Publication. Batra, S. 2005. Genital Tuberculosis: Books on infections in Obs. & Gynae. J.P. Publication. Batra, S. 2005. For Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section 'Standard Treatment Guidelines'. Published by Delhi Society of Rational Usage of Drugs. 2 Edition. Manaktala, U. 2005. Chapter on 'Genital Tuberculosis Infections in Obs. & Gynae'. Infections in Obstetric & Gynaecology. J.P. Publication. 2005. Prasad. S. 2005. 'Role of Progesterone and HCG in Threatened and Recurrent Abortion' in Hormones in Obstetrics and Gynaecology pp. 71­4, 2nd edition. 'PCOS: Diagnosis and Management' Published in Book of Indian Fertility Society, p. 35, 2005. Arora, R. and Singh R. 2005. 'Lower Genital Tract Infections'. Infections in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. Gandhi, G. `Breast Feeding Practices in Developing Countries', in Demistifying Obstetrics & Gynaecology, (eds.) Mini Sood, Charu Lata. Delhi: AITBS Publishers. Kumar, A. and Dahiya M. 2005. `Pregnancy Beyond EDD'. In: Obstetrics Protocols For Labour Ward Management. (eds.) Rathore, A., Sachdeva, P. and Batra S., New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. pp 64­7. Kumar, A. and Dahiya, M., 2005. `Induction of Labour'. In: Obstetrics Protocols For Labour Ward Management. (eds.) Rathore, A., Sachdeva, P. and Batra, S. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. pp 121­5. Kumar, A. 2005. `Injectable Contraceptives and Implants'. In: Hormones In Obstetrics & Gynaecology. (eds.) Zutshi, V., Rathore, A. and Sharma, K. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. pp. 45­8. Kumar, A. and Dahiya, M. 2006. `Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy'. In: Infections in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (eds.) Gandhi, G., Mehta, S. and Batra, S. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. pp. 24­33. Mala, Y. M. 2005. Combined Oral Contraceptives in High-risk Women. Hormones in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. New Delhi: Jaypee Publishers. pp. 129­35. Mala, Y.M. 2005. Labour management in FGR the growth restricted baby of the tropics. New Age International Publishers: 105­11 Jaypee Publishers. pp. 56­65. Mala, Y.M. ' Protozoal infections in pregnancy'. Infections in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Goswami, D. 2005. `Pelvic Inflammatory disease'. In Gandhi G., Mehta S., Batra S.(eds.) (DG) Infections in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. pp. 175­87. Gupta, S. 'Viral Infections in Pregnancy' in Infections in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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Prasad, S. and Yadav, H.C. 2005. 'Impact of counselling in HIV positive women in Delhi'. Published in abstract book of 48th AICOG at Aurangabad. Jassal C, Rathore A, Prasad S, Kumar A. 2005. 'Pregnancy with Diabetes Mellitus', in abstract Book, p. 17. 48th AICOG at Aurangabad. Prusty, B. K., Kumar, A., Arora, R., Batra, S. and Das, B. C. 2005. `Human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA detection in self-collected urine'. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. www.elsevier.com/locate/sigo. Mehta, S., Sachdeva, P., Zutshi, V. and Batra, S. 2005. `Induction of labour: outcome at Tertiary Centre', Vol. X (11). Obstetrics and Gynaecology Today, pp. 638­40. Batra, S. 'Justification of various drugs and practices in pretern labour', Souvenir, XVth Annual Conference of NARCHI, pp. 29­36. Gupta, R., Nigam, S., Arora, P., Khurana, N., Batra, S. and Mandal, A.K. 2005. `Clinicopathological profile of 12 cases of chlangiosis'. Arch. Gynaecol Obstet. 00110: 1007. Kumar, A., Sharma, K., Gupta, R.K., Kar, P. and Murthy, N.S. 2005. `Hepatitis C Virus Infection during Pregnancy in North India'. Intl. J. Gynaecol. Obstet. 88(1): 55­6. Kumar, A., Beniwal, M., Kar, P., Sharma, J.B. and Murthy, N.S. 2005. `Hepatitis E in Pregnancy'. Obstet. Gynaecol. Survey. 60(1): 7­8. Kumar, A., Ghosh, B.K. and Murthy, N.S. 2005. `Maternal thyroid honal status in Preeclampsia'. Indian J. Med. Sci. 59 (2): 57­63. Kumar, A., Jain, S., Singh, N.P. and Singh, T.K. 2005. `Oral Versus Parenteral Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy'. Int. J. Gynaecol. Obstet. 89: 7­13. Dahiya, M., Kumar, A., Kar, P., Gupta, R.K. and Kumar, A. 2005. `Acute Viral Hepatitis in Third Trimester of Pregnancy'. Indian J. Gastroenterol. 24: 128­9. Article 'Thyroid Hormonal Changes during Pregnancy' (iecambios de las hormonas tiroideas durante el embarazo) has been published on the main page of www.siicsalud.com on and in the Section Expertos Invitados (invited experts) of sociedad iberoamericana de information científica (siic) on the Internet from that date onwards. This manuscript has been translated into Spanish and it has also published in English. 2005. Kumar, A. 2005. `Cambios De Las Hormonas Tiroideas Durante El Embarazo' (Thyroid Hormonal Changes during Pregnancy). Salud(I) Ciencia, (Spanish Journal) 13(4): 13­4. Tripathi, R., Sharma, B., Khurana, N., Chaturvedi, U. and Mala, Y.M. 2005. `Granulocytic Sarcoma of the Female Genital Tract : Report of a Case with an Unusual Presentation'. Gynaecologic & Obstetric Invest. 59 (4): 189­91. Arora, R. and Kumar, A. et al., 2005. `Prevalence of high risk human papilloma virus (HRHPV) types 16 & 18 in health women with cytologically negative pap smear'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology. 327

Mala, Y.M., Gosh, S. and Tripathi, R. 2005. `Three Dimensional Power Doppler in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome'. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 26(4): 341. Goswami, D., Goswami, R. and Banerjee, U. et. al. 2006. `Pattern of Candida species isolated from patients with diabetes mellitus and vulvovaginal candidiasis and their response to single dose oral fluconazole therapy'. J. Infect. 52: 111­7. Goswami D. 2005. `Conway GS Premature Ovarian Failure'. Human Reproduction Update 11(4): 391­ 410.

OPHTHALMOLOGY (MAMC)

Major Activities

Successful Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme was run during the year between Guru Nanak Eye Centre, G.B. Pant Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital and RML Hospital sponsored by ORBIS. Eye donation activities were collaborated with other city hospitals. 7th phase of Motiabind Mukti Abhiyan of the Govt. of Delhi was coordinated by Guru Nanak Eye Centre and was carried out in all major hospitals of Delhi.

Degrees Awarded

M.S. Ophthalmology - 7 Diploma in Ophthalmology - 4

Research Schemes

Title Comparative evaluation of maximum depth lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty in stromal corneal lesion anterior to desemet's membrane. Intravitreal tricort in non resolving macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion. Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Dr. Ritu Arora MAMC

Dr. Mehta

MAMC

Comparative evaluation to unilateral vs Dr. Kamlesh bilateral rectus recession in small angle exotropia.

MAMC

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Comparative study of unilateral vs bilateral surgery in strabismus due to unilateral, isolated third nurve palsy. Pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling in diffuse diabetic macular edema. Comparative evaluation of role of Silicon entubation alone with silicon Entubation and MMC on failed DCR. Surgical assessment of graded full thickness anterior blephrotomy in lid retraction due to graves disease.

Dr. Pandey

MAMC

Dr. B. Ghosh

MAMC

Dr. Sunil

MAMC

Dr. Usha Yadava

MAMC

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Ghosh: Honoured with P.N. Sinha Oration Award by Bihar Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Kamlesh: Awarded, Distinguished Resource Teacher of the Society Award for the year 2004­05 in April 2005. Dr. R.N. Sabharwal: Medal for the year 2004­05 in April 2005, Chairman, Scientific Committee, SSI for 12th Conference at Coimbatore, September 2005. Dr. J.L.Goyal: Elected Vice President of Noida Ophthalmological Society for the year 2005­06.

New Addition

Dr. Zia Chaudhuri - Assistant Professor

Seminars/Conferences held

Mid Term and Annual Conference of DOS in April & October 2005 was attended by all faculty members.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. D.K. Mehta: Attended Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmol. in Chicago, 15­18 October 2005. Dr. D.K. Mehta and Dr. Meenakshi Thakar: Attended Annual Conference of Vitreoretinal Society of India at Khajuraho, 8­10 December 2005. Dr. Usha Yadava: Attended the World Glaucoma Conference at Vienna, 7­10 August 2005. Dr. Usha Yadava and Dr. Anju Rastogi: Attended the Annual Conference of All India Oculoplasty Association at PGI Chandigarh, 2 October 2005. 329

Dr. Kirti Singh: Attended the 5th International Glaucoma Conference Symposium at Cape Town, South Africa, 30 March­2 April 2005. Dr. Kirti Singh: Attended Annual Conference of Uttranchal Ophthalmic Society, Co­Instructor and Co-Chairman, 17­8 September 2005. Dr. Subhash Dadeya: Attended 20th Asia Pacific Academy of Opthalmology, Kualalumpur, Malaysia, 25 March - 1 April 2005. Dr. Ghosh: Attended Annual Conference of Bihar Ophthalmological Society at Gaya, December 2005. Dr. Kamlesh: Attended 13th Biennial Conference of Strabismological Society of India at Coimbatore, September 2005. East Zone India and Jharkhand Ophthalmic 2nd Annual Conference at Bokaro, November 2005. U.P. State Ophthalmic Society Annual Conference at Ghaziabad, November 2005. Dr. Sushil Kumar: Presented poster 'Amniotic Membrane Transplantation in Contracted Socker' has been selected as best thesis for Young Research Award at Annual Conference of AIOS at Bhuwaneshwar, 2005.

Publications

Chapters edited - Modern Ophthalmology. Kamlesh and Dadeya, S. Non-surgical Treatment of squint, pp. 908­12. Management of Double Elevator, pp. 896­7. Exodeviation, pp. 889­90. Goyal, J.L., Das, S. and Kumar, S. 2005. `Visual Loss with Normal Funds'. Ophthalmology Today VI(4): 143­6. Goyal, J.L., Kumar, S. and Sangal, A. 2005. `Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy-Nonarteritic'. Ophthalmology Today VI(4): 137­42. Goyal, J.L. 2005. `Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathies'. Ophthalmology Today VI(4): 137­42. Goyal, J.L, Kumar, S., Das, S. and Samgal, S. 2005. `Third, Fourth and Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsies'. Ophthalmology Today VI(4): 155­60. Goyal, J.L., Vats, P., Kumar, S. 2005. `Pseudotumor Cerebri (being Intracranial Hypertension)'. DOS Times 11(5): 317­8. Goyal, J.L., Das, S. 2005. `Ocular Electrophysiology­VEP and ERG' Ophthalmology Today VI(4): 150­4. Goyal, J.L., Mahajan, S. 2005. `Herpes Simplex Keratitis - A Review'. Ophthalmology Today, VI (5): 187­91. 330

Das, S., Goyal, J.L. and Kumar, S. 2005. `Dacryocystitis'. Ophthalmology Today VI(5): 206­10. Bhatia, A., Yadava, U., Goyal, J.L. and Chturvedi, K.U. 2005. `Limited Wegners Granulomatosis of the Orbit: A Case Study and Review of Literature'. Eye 19: 102­4. Goyal, J.L., D.E.S., Singh, N.P. and Bhatia, `A. 2005. A Prospective Evaluation of Visual Functions in Patients on Ethambutol'. Delhi J. Ophthalmol. 11(1): 41­6. Goyal, J.L., Yadava, U., Bhatia, A. and Narang, N. 2005. `Evaluation of Pattern Electroretinogram and Pattern Visual Evoked Potential in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma', Proc. All India Ophthal. Conf. pp. 331­3. Goyal, J.L., Sachdeva, P. and Yadava, U. 2005. `Outcome of Visual Functions in Cases of Traumatic Optic Neuropathy'. Proc. All India Ophthal. Conf., pp. 343­5. Goyal, J.L., Bhatia, A. and Sarmi, D. `Evaluation of Visual Functions in Patients on Ethambutol Therapy for Tuberculosis: A Prospective Study'. Proc. All India Ophthal. Conf., pp. 329­31. Yadava, U., Sachdeva, P. and Goyal, J.L. 2005. `Conjunctival Impression Cytology: A Control Study in Patients with Vernal Conjunctivitis'. All India Ophthal. Conf., pp. 577­8. Goyal, J.L. and Mahajan, S. 2006. `Anisocoria'. DAS Times 11(10): 761­3. Singh, K. In Family Medicine Contributed Chapters on Red Eye, Eye Problems in Elderly, Eye in Childhood and Ocular Trauma. IMA College of General Publishers, Delhi. Singh, K. 2005. Eye Diseases in Standard Treatment Guidelines, 2nd Edition. Delhi: BI Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 226­52.

PATHOLOGY (UCMS)

Major Activities

The Department of Pathology provides diagnostic facilities for patient management. The histopathology section is adding immunoflorescence staining on tissue sections for greater precision in diagnosis of renal and dermatological conditions. The Haematology section is proposing to start immunostaining and flowcytometry for diagnosis of haematological malignancies. The cytology section would be starting liquid based cytology and flowcytometry for malignant aspirates. The Regional blood transfusion centre attached with the Department of Pathology has started testing HIV positivity by a highly sensitive technique using RT­PCR for HIV RNA (NAT). This is being carried out in collaboration with Delhi State and Roche Diagnostics.

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New Additions

Dr. Sonal Sharma Dr. Mrinalini Kotru Dr. Neelam Wadhwa Reader Lecturer Lecturer

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Nishi Madan: Attended 11th CME in Haematology, organised by Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Science, Mumbai, Laboratory Approach for the Diagnosis of Anaemia, April 2005. 11th CME in Haematology, organised by Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. Neuro­physiological deficits in iron deficiency, April 2005. 46th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Imphal, Haemoglobinopathies in the Symposium on Iron Deficiency and Haemoglobinopathy, 14­16 January 2006. National Consultative on Iron Deficiency Anaemia, organised by the Indian Association of Paediatrics, UNICEF & Kellogs, New Delhi, 13 March 2006. Dr. Sarla Agarwal: Progress in Pathology. An International Update at St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, 1­3 February 2006. Dr. Usha Rusia: Invited faculty for panel discussion on Lymphoma at National Update in Oncology VIII at SGRH, New Delhi, 2­3 April 2005. Chairperson & Judge, Annual Conference of DSH, 3 September 2005. Chairperson for Immunophenotyping of AC Leukaemia, NAT. Haem Update, 25­26 February 2006. Dr. Kiran Mishra: Chaired a Scientific Session on Paediatric Malignancies and attended Progress in Pathology - An International Update at St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, 1­3 February 2006. Guest Lecture­Pathology of Renal tumors in children - How is it different from the West? AIIMS Golden Jubilee International Symposium on Pediatric Malignancies, 30­31 December 2006. Dr. Meera Sikka: Attended International Haematology Update, Jaipur, February 2006. Symposium on advances in leukaemaia & lumphoma, February 2006. Dr. Satendra Sharma: Attended National Haematology Update-V at AIIMS, New Delhi, 25­26 February 2006. International CME on Adherosclerosis Hypertension and Coronary Artery Diseases, UCMS & GTB Hospital, New Delhi. 8th National Conference of Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, at New Delhi, 18­19 February 2006. 332

15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension at UCMS & GTB Hospital, New Delhi, 12 November 2005. Usha Rani Singh: Attended International CME on Surgical Pathology at St. John's Medical College, Banglore, 1­3 February 2006. Dr. Sonal Sharma: National CME on Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 17­18 September 2005. Dr. Neelam Wadhwa: CME on Surgical Pathology, Bangalore, 1­3 February 2006.

Publications

Malhotra, P., Arora, V.K., Singh, N. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `Algorithm for cytological diagnosis of non-neoplastic lesions of the Salivary gland'. Diagn Cytopathol 33: 90­4. Dhaliwal, U. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `A rational for therapeutic decision making in chalizia'. Orbit 24: 1­4. Chaturvedi, S., Bala, K., Thakur, R. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `Diagnostic evaluation of epileptic patients: Basic tenets not to be forgotten'. J Cytology 22: 46­7. Nankarmi, B., Arora, A., Kumar, S. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `Recurrent Spinal Meningioma : a case report with review of literature'. J. Orthop. Surg. 13: 326­9. Malhotra, P., Tandon, R., Singh, N., Arora, V.K. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `Cytoplasmic processes a distinct Cytomophological feature of Langerhans cell histiocytosis'. Acta. Cytol. 49: 580­1. Arora, V.K., Singh, N., Gautam, S. and Bhatia, A. 2005. `Intra operative bile cytology of dysplasia carcinoma - in-situ sequence of gall bladder carcinoma'. Cancer Cytopathol. 105: 277­81. Singh, N., Arora, V.K. and Bhatia, A. 2006. `Are all subcutaneous parasitic cysts Cysticercosis?' Acta. Cytol. 50: 114­5. Rusia, U., Malhotra, P. and Joshi, P. 2006. `Diphenyl hyration induced pure Red cell apalsia'. JIMA 104 (1): 34­6. Shashiraj, Faridi, M.M.A., Singh, O. and Rusia, U. 2006. `Mother's iron status, breast milk iron and lactoferrin, are they related?' Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 60: 903­8. Prakash, S., Mishra, K., K., Dev, G. and Tandon, R. 2005. `Sertoli-Leydig celi tumor of ovary with heterolagous element - a case report'. IJPM. 48(4): 493­5. Panikar, N., Sikka, M. and Singh, N. 2005. `Concurrent chronic myelogenous leukemia & tuberculosis lymphadenitis'. Acta Cytologica 49 (6): 650­2. Sharma, A., Ram, R.S., Goel, N. and Singh, U.R. et. al. 2006. `Uterine rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as acute inversion in an adolescent'. Royal Australian & N. Zealand J. of Obst. & Gynaecol. 46: 60­1.

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Sehgal, V.N., Sharma, S. and Sardana, K. 2005. `Unilateral refractory (erosive) conjunctivitis a peculiar manifestation of pemphigns vulgasis'. Skinmed. Jul-Aug, 4(4): 250­2. Sehgal, V.N., Srivastava, G., Aggarwal, A.K., Reddy, V. and Sharma, S. 2005. `Lupus miliaris disseminatus facie; Part II : an overview'. Skinmed, July­Aug, 4(4): 234­8. Review. Sehgal, V.N., Aggarwal, A., Srivastava, G. and Sharma S. 2005. `Evaluation of histoid liprosy (denovo) om Lepromatous (multibacillary) leprosy'. Int. J. Dermatol, Jul, 44(7): 576­8. Sehgal, V.N., Srivastava, G., Aggarwal, A.K., Reddy, V. and Sharma, S. 2005. `Lupus Miliaris disseminatus faciei Part I : Significance of histopathologic undutones in diagnosis'. Skinmed. 4(3): 151­6.

PHYSIOLOGY (MAMC)

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. D. Robinson: Awarded Ph.D. degree by Faculty of Medical Science, Delhi University. Dr. Dayaram Haldwani Nomination for WHO fellowship at Thailand in the field of health care finance.

New Addition

Dr. Bharti Bhandari Pool Officer

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. R. Babbar: Attended World Conference on 'Expending Paradigms': Science consciousness and spirituality, 24­25 February 2006. Dr. D. Robinson, Dr. Dayaram and Dr. A.S. Mahajan: Participated in the 51st Annual Conference of APPI at JIPMER (Pondicherry), 15 December 2005. Dr. Dayaram: Participated in the XVIth Annual Conference of Delhi Society of Haemotology at MAMC, New Delhi, 3 September 2005. Dr. Nasreen Akhtar: Presented poster 'Effect of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors on cognitive function, Nitric oxide levels and oxygen free radicals in hypertensives', in APPICON at JIPMER, Pondicherry. 2005. Dr. Nidhi Gupta: Attended XVIth Annual Conference of the Delhi Society of Haematology at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 3 September 2005. Participated in the Indo Pak Dibetes Conference at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi, 23 October 2005. 334

Attended XVIIth Conference of the Physiological Society of India. at M.R. Medical College, Gulbarga, 1­3 December 2005. Participated in the National Conference on Infectious Disease at Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 17­18 December 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation CSIR

Neurophysiological changes in Primary Dr. Bharti Bhandari, Hypothyroidism and the role Dr. Rashmi Babbar of Ascorbic acid

Publications

Robinson, D., Sanyal, V. and Babbar, R. 2005. `Cardiovascular Responses to static Exercise in young Indian adult males'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 49(19): 72. (Supplement-5). Sanyal, S., Robinson, D. and Babar, R. 2005. `Influence of Gender, Height and Body mass index on Nerve conduction in young adults'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 49(136): 119 (Supplement 5). Akhtar, N., Babbar, R. and Agarwal, S. 2005. `Effect of Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors on cognitive function, Nitric Odice levels and oxygen free radicals in hypertensives'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 49(85): 98 (Supplement 5). Saini, N., Babbar, R. and Manda, A.K. 2005. `The expression of Apoptosis in normal epithelium and its clinical relevance'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.49(51): 63 (Supplement 5). Singh, N., Babbar R. and Mandal, A.K. 2005. `The expression on BAX and apoptosis in oral mucosa. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology'. 49(133): 117 (Supplement 5). Gupta, R., Babbar, R. and Fahim, M. 2005. `Effect of ionosphere monesin on anaesthetized dogs in hemorrhagic hypotension' Vascular pharmacology. 42: 69­75. Agarwal, S., Akhtar, N and Babbar, R. 2005. `Spinal motorneurone excitability in iron deficiency anaemia'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 42(2): 193­8. Babbar, R., Agarwal, S. and Shivani, 2005. `Nitric Oxide-haemoglobin interactions: Role of oxygen uptake and delivery'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 49(4): 378­82. Krishana, B. 2005. `Neuroprotection effect of the FGF in young and aged rats model of parkinson's disease'. Biomedicine 25(25): 48­57. Krishana, B. 2005. `Pramipexol protects the dopaminergic neurotoxicity induced by intrastatal 6-OHDA'; an abstract published in the Abstract Book of the XVIIth Conference of the Physiological Society of Indian, M.R. Medical College, Gulbarga. pp. 95-6. 335

Krishana, B. 2005. `Comparison of the capability of GDNF or BDNF to protect nigrostrital neurons' an abstract published in the Abstract Book of the XVIIth Conference of the physiological society of Indian, M.R. Medical College, Gulbarga. p. 96. Krishana, B. 2005. `Neuroprotective effects of GDNF against 6-OHDA in young and aged rats'. Pain (updated) New Delhi: Anamaya Publisher pp. 95­6. Varshney, V.P., Bedi, M. and Bhandari, B. 2005. `Effect of Non vegetarian diet on cardio vascular reactivity to mental stress in young adults vascular'. Disease Prevention (UK); II(4): 293­8. Bedi, M. and Varshney, V.P. 2005. `Autonomic functions in obese children'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 49(5): 123. Varshney, V.P., Goel, R., Jain, A.K. and Bedi, M. 2005. `A comparative study of lipid profile in asymptomatic smokers and healthy non smokers'. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 49(5): 136. Books Dr. A.K. Jain. Text Book of Physiology, Vol. I and II (Ed. III), Human Physiology for BDS (Ed. III), Concise Physiology (for MBBS) (Ed I). New Delhi: Avichal Publishing Co., Karol Bagh.

PHYSIOLOGY (LHMC)

Major Activities

In view of changing lifestyle and increasing stress levels in the society, the Department is carrying on research on the effects of Yoga practices like Pranayama and Meditation on the physiological functions of human body like cardiorespiratory physiology, cognition & immunity. Electrophysiological changes in the retina are being investigated in patients of glaucoma and in animals with light exposure in neuro-cognitive functions in iron deficiency anaemias. A large number of young adults are working in Call Centers which leads to an altered sleep-wake pattern. The neuro-cognitive functions and autonomic functions in obesity are also being investigated in these people.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Asha Gandhi: Appointed Judge for recommendation of Dev Raj Bajaj Award for the APPI oration and awards for the year 2005 for the best paper submitted on the development of newer techniques.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Asha Gandhi: Delegate and Speaker/Effect of integrated yoga in stress related disorder, department of Global Establishment of Integrated Medicine in collaboration with American 336

University of Integrated Medicine. International Academia on Integrated Medicine IAIM, 12­13 November 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Premenstrual Stress & Yoga Principal Investigators Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Raj Kapoor Dr. S. Mondal Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Veena Walia Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. S. Mondal Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. S. Mondal Dr. Raj Kapoor Dr. S.K. Bajaj Dr. Himani Ahluwalia Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Himani Ahluwalia Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Asha Gandhi Dr. Raj Kapoor Dr. S. Mondal Dr. S. Bajaj

Premenstrual Stress & Cognitive fuction

Iron Deficiency Anemia & Evoked Potentials Immune Responses & Yoga Iron Deficiency Anemia & Autonomic function, neurocognitive function Effect of light exposure on ERG in rabbits Obesity & Autonomic function Neuro Cognitive Functions in People working in call centers Effect of Pranayama & Meditation Practice on Autonomic Functions & Psychological Profile Effects of Pranayama & Meditation on Pulmonary & Cognitive Functions

Publications

Sharma, V.K., Das, S., Mondal, S., Goswami, U. and Gandhi, A. 2005. `Effect of Sahaj Yoga on Depressive Disorders'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49(4): 462­8. Gopal, A., Mondal, S., Gandhi, A. and Bhattacharjee, J. 2005. `Effect of Yoga practices immune responses in examination stress'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: (5) (Supplement) p. 88. Chaudhary, L., Gandhi, A. and Singh, V. 2005. `Auditory and visual reaction timen during different phases of menstrual cycle'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: (5) (Supplement) p. 108. Arya, P., Kapoor, R., Beri, S., Walia, V. and Gandhi, A. 2005. `A study of psycho physical 337

tests in patients of primary open angle glaucoma'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: (5) (Supplement) p. 138. Monga, M., Walia, V., Gandhi, A., Chandra, J. and Sharma, S. 2005. `Electrophysiological assessment of effect of iron deficiency anaemia in children of different age groups'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: (5) (Supplement) p. 69. Singh, V., Gandhi, A. and Chaudhri, L. 2005. `Effect of caffeinated beverages on auditory and visual reaction time'. Ind. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: (5) (Supplement) p. 130.

PHYSIOLOGY (VPCI)

Major Activities

A study has been performed regarding the behaviour of lung receptors during high altitude simulation. On ascending further, many of these subjects suffer from pulmonary edema. It is possible that at moderate altitude, during acute exposure, the sensory receptors may be giving warning signals about the condition of the lung. In the cigarette smoke study, the responsiveness of airway rapidly adapting receptors (RARs) to acute cigarette smoke exposure in control and 'sensitized' rabbits. It is anticipated that the observations from the 'sensitized' rabbits may provide the sensory basis for the exaggerated airway responses of atopic individuals who are exposed to environmental pollutants. The work on cardiovascular effects of acute and chronic exposure of different concentrations (25, 50 and 60 µg/ml water) of sodium arsenate in drinking water on Wistar Rats was continued. The animals were exposed to arsenic for 1­2 days (acute) and 2­6 months (chronic), after which blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and baroreflex (BR) were recorded. Effect of vasoactive agents adenosine, acetylcholine, isoproterenol and sodium nitroprosside in­vivo and in isolated aorta were examined before and after chronic or acute exposure to arsenic (in­vitro). The mechanism of action of estrogen (17 ß­estradiol) on vascular smooth muscle, experiments were conducted on the isolated aorta of rabbits in the presence of various blockers of the endothelium dependent mechanisms. It was found that 17 ß­Estradiol produced a concentration dependent contractile response, that was probably mediated through prostaglandins and this contractile response was attenuated through ATP activated K channels (KATP). The tissues from control animals and from experimental animals (non­cirrhotic portal fibrosis) were tested with vasoconstrictors - phenylephrine and potassium chloride. There was biphasic of acetylcholine and isoproterenol action noted in the aortic rings from both the control and experimental animals. 338

Research Schemes

Title Behaviour of Pulmonary Vagal sensory receptors during high altitude exposure Responsiveness of airway rapidly adapting receptors to cigarette smoke inhalation in normal and sensitized rabbits Behaviour of pulmonary Vagal sensory receptors with myelinated afferents during oxidative stress induced airway hyper­reactivity and its modulation by anti­oxidants in guinea­pigs Bronchial Reactivity in Diabetic Guinea­pigs. Role of free radicals in vascular responsiveness on mercury exposure in rats Principal Investigator K. Ravi Sponsoring Organisation DIPAS

K. Ravi

ICMR

K. Ravi

DST

Prof. M. Fahim Dr. Vishal Bansal Prof. S.K. Sarin Prof. M.Fahim

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ICMR

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. K. Ravi: External Expert -Selection Committee, DIPAS, Reviewer - IJMR, IJEP. Prof. M. Fahim: Member of the Steering Committee to monitor progress of the project on 'Development of Integrated Software for Quantification of Autonomic Tone' submitted by AIIMS, New Delhi, Funding Agency : Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India. External Expert in the Board of Research Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Expert Panel, RAC, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi and other DRDO Institutions. Expert Reviewer of manuscripts, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB). Expert Reviewer of manuscripts, British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP). Expert Reviewer of manuscripts, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (IJPP). Expert Reviewer of manuscripts, Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences. Expert Reviewer of manuscripts, Defence Science Journal.

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Kappagoda, C.T. and Ravi, K. 2006. `The rapidly adapting receptors in the airways and their responses to changes in the extra-vascular fluid volume'. Experimental Physiology. 91: 647­54 Kumar, P., Khanna, M., Srivastava, V., Tyagi, Y.K, Raj, H.G. and Ravi, K. 2005. `Effect of quercetin supplementation on lung antioxidants after experimental influenza virus infection'. Experimental Lung Research. 31: 1­11. Hanif, K., Fahim, M., Pavar M.C., Bansal, V. and Pasha. S. 2005. `Hypotensive effect of novel chimeric peptides of met-enkephalin and FMRFa'. Regul Pept. 125 (1­3):155­61. Ashraf, M.Z, Hussain, M.E. and Fahim, M. 2005. `Antiatherosclerotic effects of dietary supplementation of garlic and turmeric : Restoration of endothelial function in rats'. Life Sciences. 77(8): 837­57. Chakrabarty, K. and Fahim, M. 2005. `Modulation of the contractile responses of guinea­pig isolated tracheal rings after chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia with and without cold exposure'. Journal of Applied Physiology. USA 99(3): 1006­11.

PULMONARY MEDICINE (VPCI)

Major Activities

Patients of different respiratory diseases (8,737 new and 42,783 follow­up) were investigated and treated in the clinical units of the Department. These include patients treated as inpatients and in the ICU. Besides providing these clinical services, the Department carried out research in thrust areas including air pollution-related chest diseases, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, COPD, ABPA, diffuse interstitial lung diseases, Farmer's lung and tuberculosis.

Research Schemes

Title Clinico-immunologic studies on allergen specific immunotherapy in patients of respiratory allergy. Assessment of the effects of high particulate pollutants on pulmonary health status in selected mega-cities of South Asia. Principal Investigator Prof. S.N. Gaur Sponsoring Organisation DST

Prof. S.K. Chhabra

National Physical Laboratory

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Effect of indoor air pollution on respiratory function of children (7­15 years)

Dr. Raj Kumar

Ministry of Environment and Forest

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. V.K. Vijayan: Rashtriya Rattan Award for excellence in Medical Science by the International Study Circle affiliated to the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi. International Regent, American College of Chest Physicians, U.S.A. President, Indian Association for Bronchology. Vice President, World Lung Foundation­South Asia. Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences, Official publication of the VP Chest Institute and the National College of Chest Physicians. Prof. S.N. Gaur: Awarded Fellowship of American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (USA), 2005. Prof. Ashok Shah: Vice President, Indian College of Allergy, Asthma & Applied Immunology Visiting Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Centre, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Editor, The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. Prof. S. K. Chhabra: Advisor on Environmental Health, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), Delhi. Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. Senior Scientist award for best research work presented at the 39th Annual Convention of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Jaipur. 'David A. and Julie A. Steven Scholar' Scholarship award for work on ABPA at 2nd Advances against Aspergillosis, 22 Feb 2006 at Athens, Greece.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. V.K. Vijayan: Presented the paper titled, 'Prevalence of bronchial asthma in Delhi' in 36th Union World Conference on Lung Health organised by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung disease at Paris-France, 18­22 October 2005. Presented paper 'Gender differences in the prevalence of bronchial asthma in Delhi' in 10th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology and the 1st Joint Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology and American College of Chest Physicians at Guangzhou, China, 14 November 2005. Attended International Conference on Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Health organised by Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow 14­17 November 2005. Chaired a scientific session on 'Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Diseases and Asthma'; Lecture on 'Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Diseases'.

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Chaired a scientific Session on 'Clinical considerations' in 1st National Conference of the Indian Society for Study of Lung cancer organised by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, 2­3 April 2005. Chaired the Key Note Address on 'Respiratory Viral Infections' in National Symposium on Influenza: Epidemiology and Control organised by the VP Chest Institute on the eve of 56th Foundation Day, 5 April 2005. Delivered Lecture 'Sarcoidosis in India: problems in diagnosis' in National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases (NAPCON­2005.) Kolkata, 16­20 November 2005. National Conference cum Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Indian Sleep Disorders Association, Delhi, 'Epidemiology of OSAS'. 9­11 December 2005. Delivered Lecturer 'Environmental respiratory diseases' in 93rd Indian Science Congress Hyderabad, 3­8 January 2006. 11th National Conference of the Indian Association for Bronchology, Chennai, 20­22 January 2006. Chaired the Oration 'Dr M. Santosham Memorial Oration'. Lecture on: 'Flow volume loops'. Prof Ashok Shah: Presented a paper on 'Sarcoidosis in India: profile of 118 patients' in 8 World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) Congress, Denver, Colorado, USA, 12­15 June 2005. Presented paper on: 'Biweekly therapy with prednisolone is effective in the management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis' in XIXth World Allergy Organisation (WAO) Congress - XXIV Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Munich, Germany, 26 June­1 July 2005. Delivered Lecturer 'Rationale of ATT', Update on childhood tuberculosis organised by the Respiratory chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, & Delhi Medical Association, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 4 September 2005. Chaired a session. 'Sleep apnoea', 24th Annual Medical Conference of the Indian Medical Association, Delhi North Zone Branch New Delhi, 25 September 2005. Delivered Lecturer 'Allergic rhinitis: current management strategies' and 'Human seminal plasma allergy'. Chaired session on 'Asthma in special situations', 39th Annual Convention of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Jaipur, 15­17 October 2005. Chaired session on: 'Management of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: Are there new drugs beyond amphotericin B?', National Conference on Fungal Infections organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 12 November 2005. Lectures delivered : 'Medical literature search in the digital era' 'Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis' and 'Our sarcoids, their sarcoids'. VIIth National Conference on Pulmonary Disease, NAPCON, Kolkata, 16­20 November 2005. 342

Presented paper on : 'Nocturnal symptoms and sleep disturbances in clinically stable asthmatic children', SLEEPCON 2005, National Conference-cum-Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, 7­11 December 2005. Delivered Lectures' Anaerobic lung infections' and 'Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis'. Heart Lung Congress organised under the auspices of American College of Chest Physicians (Western India Chapter), Mumbai, 6­8 January 2006. Chaired Free Papers session and Lecture delivered: 'Smoking and tuberculosis: An association overlooked', 60th National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases. Lucknow, 23­26 February 2006. Prof. S. N. Gaur: Delivered Lecturer 'Global consensus in immunotherapy' in 39th National Convention of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology at Jaipur, 15­17 October 2005. Delivered Lecturer 'Immunotherapy in asthma a critical review' at National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases (NAPCON­2005.), Kolkata, 16­20 November 2005. Prof. S.K. Chhabra: Attended National Symposium on Influenza; 56th Foundation day of VPCI, Delhi. 5 April 2005. VIIth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Mycoplasmologists. Organized by V P Chest Institute, Delhi. 29 April 2005. Chaired a session on 'Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia', 1st National Conference on Current Perspectives of Pulmonary Infections, New Delhi, 4 September 2005. Delivered Lecture topic 'Oxidative stress in bronchial asthma and role of antioxidants' in 39th Annual Convention of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Jaipur, 15­17 October 2005. 4th Annual Critical Care Symposium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 22­23 October 2005. Delivered Lecture on 'Near Fatal asthma-Pathological and biological factors' in National Conference on Pulmonary Kolkata, 16­22 November 2005. Chaired Awards session for Free Papers SLEEPCON 2005. National Conference-cumWorkshop on sleep disorders, New Delhi 7­11 December 2005. Dr Raj Kumar: Attended 1st National Conference of the Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer. Organized by NALCCON, Chandigarh, 2­3 April 2005. National Symposium on Influenza: Epidemiology and Control. Organized by V P Chest Institute, Delhi, 5 April 2005. VIIth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Mycoplasmologists. Organized by V P Chest Institute, Delhi, 29 April 2005. SLEEPCON, National Conference-cum-Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, 7­11 December 2005. Dr B. Menon: National Symposium on Influenza; 56th Foundation day of VPCI, Delhi Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, 5 April 2005. 343

4th Annual Critical Care Symposium and Workshop at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 21­23 October 2005. SLEEPCON 2005. National Conference-cum-Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, December 7­11 2005. 7th National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases (NAPCON) at Science Centre, Kolkata, 16­20 November 2005. 2nd National Conference of Radiological Technologists at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 14­15 October 2005

Publications

Agrawal, A., Agrawal, K.P., Ram, A., Sondhi, A., Chhabra, S.K., Gangal, S.V. and Mehta, D. 2005. `Basis of rise in intracellular sodium in airway hyperresponsiveness and asthma'. Lung 183: 375­87. Aggarwal, A.N., Chaudhry, K., Chhabra, S.K., D'Souza, G.A., Gupta, D., Jindal, S.K., Katiyar, S.K., Kumar, R., Shah, B. and Vijayan, V.K. 2006. `Prevalence and risk factors for bronchial asthma in Indian adults: A multicentre study'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 48: 13­22. Bist, A., Kumar, L., Roy, I, Ravindran, P., Gaur, S.N. and Singh, A.B. 2005. `Clinicoimmunologic evaluation of allergy to Himalayan tree pollen in atopic subjects in India - a new record'. Asian Pacific J. Allergy Immunol. 23: 69­78. Chhabra, S.K. 2005. `Guidelines for management of asthma: The gaps between theory and practice'. Indian J. Chest Dis. & Allied Sci. 47: 77­80. Chhabra, S.K. 2005. `Premenstrual asthma'. Indian J. Chest Dis. & Allied Sci. 47: 109­16. Chhabra, S.K. 2005. `Acute bronchodilator response has limited value in differentiating bronchial asthma from COPD'. J. Asthma 42: 367­72. Chhabra, S.K. and Kaushik, S. 2005. `Validation of the asthma quality of life questionnaire (AQLQ­UK English version) in Indian asthmatic subjects'. Indian J. Chest Dis. & Allied Sci. 47: 167­74. Chhabra, S.K. 2006. `Epidemiology of childhood asthma'. Indian J. Paediatr. 73: S1­S4. Chhabra, S.K. and Ailawadhi, M. 2006. `Effect of prednisolone on lung function and bronchodilator responses in stable COPD'. Lung India 23: 8­14. Dhamija, A., Tyagi, P., Caroli, R., Rahman, M. and Vijayan, V.K. 2005. `Noninvasive ventilation in mild to moderate cases of respiratory failure due to acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases'. Saudi Med. J. 26: 887­90. Gaur, S.N., Gupta, K., Rajpal, S., Agarwal, N., Singh, A.B. and Rohatgi, A. 2005. `Prevalence of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis among industrial workers in Delhi, India'. Intern. Med. J. Thai. 21: 13­8. 344

Gaur, S. N., Khan, Z.U. and Gupta, K. 2005. `Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis due to Blastomyces dermatitidis : diagnosis and 20 year's follow­up of the case'. Indian J. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 19: 75­80. Gaur, S.N., Mehta, A.K., Singh, B.P., Arora, N. 2005. `Clinical response to choline in patients of Urticaria: a preliminary report'. Indian J. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 19: 93­6. Gopal, B., Singhal, P. and Gaur, S.N. 2005. `Gastroesophageal reflux disease in bronchial asthma and response to omeprazole'. Asian Pacific J. Allergy Immunol. 23: 29­34. Gulati, K., Ray, A., Pal, G. and Vijayan, V.K. 2005. `Possible role of free radicles in the theophylline­induced seizures in mice'. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 82: 241­5. Gupta, D., Aggarwal, A.N., Chaudhry, K., Chhabra, S.K., D'Souza, G.A., Jindal, S.K., Katiyar, S.K., Kumar, R., Shah, B. and Vijayan, V.K. 2006. `Household environmental tobacco smoke exposure, respiratory symptoms and asthma in non-smoker adults: A multicentric population study from India'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 48: 31­6. Jain, D., Raj, H.G. and Chhabra, S.K. 2005. `Effects of vitamin E on airway responses and biochemical parameters in guinea pigs sensitized to ovalbumin'. Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol. 146: 231­8. Jindal, S.K. and Vijayan, V.K. 2005. `Tuberculosis: Clinical features in adults'. In: Respiratory Medicine: An Asian Perspective. (eds.) Mary IP, Moira Chan-Yeung, Lam WK, Zhong NS. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 273­82. Jindal, S.K., Aggarwal, A.N., Chaudhry, K., Chhabra, S.K., D'Souza, G.A., Gupta, D., Katiyar, S.K., Kumar, R., Shah, B. and Vijayan, V.K. 2006. `Tobacco smoking in India: Prevalence, quit-rates and respiratory morbidity'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 48: 37­42. Jindal, S.K., Aggarwal, A.N,. Chaudhry, K., Chhabra, S.K., D'Souza, G.A., Gupta, D., Katiyar, S.K., Kumar R., Shah, B. and Vijayan,V.K. 2006. `A multicentric study on epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its relationship with tobacco smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 48: 23­9. Joshi, J.M., Vijayan, V.K., Jindal, S.K., Jagannath, K., Rodrigues, C. and Gupta, S.B. `API TB Consensus Guidelines 2006: Management of pulmonary tuberculosis, extra­pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculosis in special situations'. JAPI 54: 219­34. Kaur, C., Bansal, S.K. and Chhabra, S.K. 2005. `Study on serum and urinary cortisol levels of asthmatic patients after treatment with high dose inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate or budesonide'. Indian J. Chest Dis. & Allied Sci. 47: 89­95. Kaur, S., Gupta, V.K., Shah, A., Thiel, S., Sharma, P.U. and Madan, T. 2005. `Plasma mannan­binding lectin levels and activity are increased in allergic patients'. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 116: 1381­3. Kaur, S., Gupta, V.K., Shah, A., Thiel, S., Sarma, P.U. and Madan, T. 2006. `Elevated levels of mannan­binding leptin (MBL) and eosinophilia in patients of bronchial asthma with

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allergic rhinitis and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis associate with a novel intronic polymorphism in MBL'. Clin. Exp. Immunol. 143: 414­9. Khanna, M., Akhter, N., Srivastava, V., Kumar, P., Vijayan, V.K. 2006. `Biological and epidemiological aspects of influenza virus H5N1 in context of India'. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 44: 265­78. Khanna, P. and Shah, A. 2005. `Assessment of sensory perceptions and patient preference for intranasal corticosteroid sprays in allergic rhinitis'. Am. J. Rhinol. 19: 316­21. Khanna, P., Panjabi, C. and Shah, A. 2005. `Klippel-Feil syndrome with associated agenesis of lung and gall bladder presenting with asthma and allergic rhinitis'. Saudi Med. J. 26: 862­65. Kumar, R. 2005. `Food allergy in bronchial Asthma'. Clin. Pulm. Med. 12: 139­45. Kumar, R., Nagar, J.K. and Gaur, S.N. 2005. `Indoor air pollutants and respiratory morbidity - a review'. Indian J. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 19: 1­9. Kumari, D., Kumar, R., Sridhara, S., Arora, N., Gaur, S.N. and Singh, B.P. 2006. .Sensitization to black gram in patients with bronchial asthma and rhinitis : Clinical evaluation and characterisation of allergens.. Allergy 61: 104­10. Maurya, V., Gugnani, S.C., Sharma, P.U., Madan, T. and Shah, A. 2005. `Sensitization to Aspergillus antigens and occurrence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with asthma'. Chest 127: 1252­9. Mittal, A., Vijayan, V.K. and Patial, K. 2005. `Questionnaire for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in Indians'. Indian J. Sleep. Med. 1: 50­7. Nadeem, A., Chhabra, S.K. and Raj, H.G. 2005. `Increased oxidative stress and altered levels of antioxidants in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. Inflammation 29: 23­32. Pandey, A., Singhal, P., Kumar, R. and Gaur, S.N. 2005. `Effect of home­based pulmonary rehabilitation programme on disability in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease'. Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 47: 217­9. Ray, A., Gulati, K., Anand, S. and Vijayan, V.K. 2005. `Pharmacological studies on mechanisms of aminophylline-induced seizures in rats'. Indian J. Exp. Bio. 43: 849­53. Sahay, S., Panjabi, C. and Shah, A. 2006. `Anterior midline neck swelling'. Saudi Med. J. 27: 403­4. Shah, A. 2005. `Current categorisation of allergic rhinitis and sensory perceptions to intranasal corticosteroids: Clinical implications'. [Editorial] Indian J. Chest Dis. Allied Sci. 47: 157­9. Shah, A. `Respiratory infections in allergy and asthma'. (Book Review) Chest. 128: 1076. 2005. `Radiological aspects of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and allergic Aspergillus sinusitis'. In: Mold Allergy, Biology and Pathogenesis (ed. Kurup V.P.), 147­62, 346

Research Signpost, Trivandrum. 2005. `Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis'. In: Recent Advances in Respiratory Medicine. Volume 2 (eds. Sharma S.K., Behera D., Mohan A.), New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers. pp. 217­34. 2005. `Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis'. Allergy Clin. Immunol. Int. J. World Allergy Org.17: 172­80. Shankar, J., Singh, B.P., Gaur, S.N. and Arora, N. 2006. `Recombinant glutathione -Stransferase a major allergen from Alternaria alternate for clinical use in allergy patients'. Molec. Immunol. 43: 1927­32. Sharma, A., Shariff, M., Thukral, S.S. and Shah, A. 2005. `Chronic community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia that responded slowly to rifampicin in the anti-tuberculous regime'. J. Infect. 51: 149­52. Sharma, R., Deval, R., Priyadarshi, V., Gaur, S.N. and Singh, A.B. 2005. `Indoor survey of fungi in the homes of asthmatics / allergic children in Delhi'. Indian J. Aerobiol. 18: 69­74. Singh, A.K., Mehta, A.K., Sridhara, S., Gaur, S.N., Singh, B.P., Sharma, P.U. and Arora, N. 2006. `Allergenicity assessment of transgenic mustard (Brassica juncea) expressing bacterial cod. A gene'. Allergy 61: 491­7. Talukdar, T., Singhal, P., Jain, A., Kumar, R. and Gaur, S.N. 2005. `Inhaled Magnesium sulphate in the treatment of severe asthma'. Indian J. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 19: 29­35. Vijayan, V.K. 2005. `Prevalence of sleep­related breathing disorder symptoms in Delhi, India'. In: 2nd Interim Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies ­ WFSRSMS. New Delhi (eds. Kumar VM, Mallick HN) 65­6. Medimond International, Italy. Vijayan, V.K. 2006. `Immunopathogenesis and treatment of eosinophilic lung diseases in the tropics'. In: Tropical Lung Disease (Lung biology in Health and Disease), (ed.) Sharma Om P., New York: Marcel Dekker Inc. 195­240. Vijayan, V.K., Sayal, P., 2006. `Bronchoalveolar lavage'. In: Practical Approach to Critical Respiratory Medicine: Sleep Disorders and Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, (eds.) Arora V.K., Arora Raksha. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., pp. 533­44.

PSYCHIATRY (UCMS)

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. M.S. Bhatia: Awarded membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in April 2005.

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Awarded Prize for best Presentation in Theme Exhibition on published material (Books section) i.e. on Manorog Galat Dharnayein aur Sahi Pahlu published by National Book Trust in 58th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society on 6­9 January 2006. Dr. Ravi Gupta: Awarded Gold Medal for Best paper 'Psychological predictors of Suicide attempts' in Annual Conference of Rajasthan Psychiatric Society, July 2005.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. M.S. Bhatia: Selected as a Member of 'Who's Who in Asia' 2006. Reviewer in International Journals (Expert opinion on Psycho-pharmacotherapy; Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; Journal of Psychosomatic Research; Medical Science Monitor­International Reviewer's Panel).

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. M.S. Bhatia: Attended Midterm CME on 'Frontiers in Medicine, Molecular genetics, Technological advances & human rights' at Mumbai, 29 April 2005. Annual Conferences of National Academy of Medical Sciences at Mumbai, 29 April 2005. National Midterm CME on 'Adolescent Mental Health' at Goa, 27­28 August 2005. XIIIth WPA World Congress of Psychiatry at Cairo (Egypt), 10­15 September 2005. 1st International Conference of SAARC Psychiatric Federation at Agra, 2­4 December 2005. Chairperson XVth Annual Conference of Delhi Psychiatric Society for Presidential Address at Jim Corbett, Uttaranchal, 9­11 December 2005. Chairperson 58th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Mumbai, 6­9 January 2006. Dr. Ravi Gupta: Attended Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Mumbai 6­9 January 2006. An oral presentation 'Prevalence and Pattern of Psychiatric Co­Morbidities in Patients with Chronic Daily Headache' as principal author in Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Mumbai, 2006. A poster titled 'Paradoxical dyskinesia in an elderly lady after low does olanzapine' in Annual Conference of Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health at Lucknow, November 2005. Presented poster as principal author 'Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox) and Alzheimer's dementia: The missing link!' in XIIIth World Congress of World Psychiatric Association at Cairo (Egypt), September 2005. Presented poster 'Quality of life and mental health in overweight and obese: Do they differ?' as co-author. International Conference of SAARC Psychiatric Federation at Agra, December 2005. 348

Publications

Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder'. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (15th ed.) (ed.) Surya Gupta. Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, pp. 467­81. `Childhood Hysteria'. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (15th ed.) (ed.) Surya Gupta. Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2005, pp. 482­91. `Psychosomatic Disorders'. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (16th en.) (ed.) Surya Gupta. Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2005, pp. 357­69. `Neuropsychological Assessment in Children and Adolescents'. In: Recent Advances in Pediatrics (15th en.) (ed.) Surya Gupta. Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2005, pp. 71­84. `Mental Health Problems of Women'. In : Advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2005, pp. 212­21. Books Bhatia, M.S. and Kaur, N. (eds.). 2006. Screening Examination for Foreign Medical Graduates (by National Academy of Medical Sciences). Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. M.Ch. Entrance Examination in Pediatrics. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. Entrance Examination in DM Neurology and M.Ch. Neurosurgery. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. Entrance Examination in DM Gastroenterology and M.Ch. Gastrosurgery. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. Entrance Examination in DM Nephrology and M.Ch. Urology. Delhi C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. M.Ch. Entrance Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. DM Entrance Examination in Cardiology. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. D.M. Entrance Examination in Endocrinology. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. M.Ch. Entrance Examination in Burns and Plastic Surgery. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. Entrance Examination in Clinical Genetics. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. DM Entrance Examination in Neonatology. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. DM Entrance Examination in Pulmonary Medicine. Delhi: C.B.S. Publishers and Distributors. Research papers Bhatia, M.S. 2005. Editorial - `Patient abuse'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8:3.

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Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Ascetic syndrome - an unexplored culture bound syndrome in India'. Indian Practioner 58: 238­9. Bhatia, M.S. Srivastava S. and Sharma S. 2005. `An uncommon case of zoophilia'. Medicine Science and Law 45: 174­5. Shruti, S, Bhatia, M.S., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Das, P. 2005. `Assessment of Psychiatric morbidity in patients with acne vulgaris'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin. 8: 51­3. Gupta, R., Bhatia, M.S. and Srivastava, S. 2005. `Atomoxetine - in ADHD: A review'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin. 8: 66­70. Bhatia, M.S., Srivastava, S., Das, P., Kumar, A. and Yadav A. 2005. `A case of trichotillomania and trichophagia'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin. 8: 74­5. Verma, S.K. and Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Regulating electronic doctor-patient communication'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8: 71­3. Bhatia, M.S., Srivastava, S. and Sharma, H. 2005. `Pagophagia responded to citalopram'. Indian Practioner 58: 790­1. Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Editorial - Disaster Psychiatry - need of a new specialty'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8: 91­2. Bhatia, M.S. and Gupta R. 2005. Autism : A pervasive developmental disorder. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8: 105­10. Bhatia, M.S., Vaid L. 2005. `Pattern of drug abuse in patients with psychogenic cough'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8: 122­124. Gupta, R. and Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `NDMA blocker - Memantine: Possible role in schizophrenia' Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8: 132­4. Srivastava, S. and Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Levetiracetam: New antiepileptic'. Delhi Psychiatry Bulletin 8:135­8. Bhatia, M.S. and Sapra S. 2005. `Pseudoseizures in children: A Profile of 50 cases'. Clinical Pediatrics 44: 617­22. Bhatia, M.S. and Vaid, L. 2005. `Pattern of drug abuse in patients with psychogenic cough'. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society 2: 17­9. Bhatia, M.S., Khandpal, M., Srivastava, S. and Sharma S. 2005. `Toluene inhalation dependence'. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society 2: 52­3. Nagpal, G., Dhaliwal, U., Bhatia, M.S. 2006. `Barriers to acceptance of intervention among patients with trachomatous trichiasis or entropion presenting to a teaching hospital'. Ophthalmic epidemiology 13: 53­8. Nagpal, G., Dhaliwal, U. and Bhatia, M.S. 2006. `Health related quality of life in patients with trachomatous trichiasis or entropion'. Ophthalmic epidemiology 13: 59­66. 350

Gupta, R., Bhatia, M.S. 2005. `Drug Induced Parkinsonism Presenting as isolated Jaw Tremors'. Online J. Health Allied Sci. 4:3. Gupta, R. 2006. `Genetics in Psychiatry'. In: Essentials of Psychiatry (4th en.) (ed.) M.S. Bhatia. Delhi: CBS Publishers and Distributors. Gupta, R., Bansal, S. 2006. `Paradoxical Dyskinesia with Olanzepine'. J. Neuropsychiatry & Clin Neurosci 18(1): 132

PAEDIATRICS (LHMC)

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Swati A. Karmarkar, Dr. S. Aneja and Dr. Anju Seth: Awarded `Dr. P. N. Taneja Award' for the best paper 'Study etiology and clinico-radiological correlation of viral encephalitis' in the Annual function of the IAP, Delhi State Branch, at Swarn Jayanti Auditorium, Lady Hardinge Medical College, 2005. Dr. Rishi Gupta, Dr. Anju Seth and Dr. S. Aneja: Awarded `Dr. Sarla Vaishnav Award' for the best paper 'Iodine nutrition status of exclusively breast-fed infants and their mothers in Delhi' in the Annual function of the IAP, Delhi State Branch held, at Swarn Jayanti Auditorium, Lady Hardinge Medical College, 2005. Dr. Arvind Sailil: Awarded FNNF 2005 at National Conference of NNF at Indore, 2005. Awarded FIAP 2005 at National Conference of IAP at New Delhi, 2006. Dr. Varinder Singh and Dr. llin Kinimi: Awarded `Dr. B. Gupta Raju Award' for her paper in the National Conference of IAP, 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Model injection centres: A programme to improve injection practices in the country.. Zinc as an immunomodulator in the treatment of possible serious bacterial infection more than 7 days up to 4 months of age. Molecular biological and serological detection of parameters of association of campylobacter jejuni infection in children with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Dr. A.K. Dutta India CLEN Programme Dr. Harish K. PemdeEvaluation Network Dr. Jyoti Khandekar Dr. A.K. Patwari, Dr. Jagdish Chandra WHO Multicentre Project

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Varinder Singh: Attended Respicon-Annual Conference of IAP Respiratory Chapter at Bangalore, 10­11 October 2005. Delivered the talks on `Bronchosocopy in Childhood Disorders' and `Difficult Asthma', CME on Paediatric Pulmonology at IAP Surat Branch, 1 May 2005. Delivered a talk on 'Steroids in Respiratory Distress in Children' and discussed difficult Paediatrics Respiratory Cases, Respicon-Annual Conference of IAP Respiratory Chapter at Bangalore, 10­11 October 2005. Participated as an invitee faculty and discussed a difficult case of `Persistent Pneumonia', National Conference of the Infectious Disease Chapter and Embicon at Hotel Renaissance Convention Centre, Mumbai, 15­17 October 2005. Dr. A.K. Dutta: Organising Secretary, 42nd National Conference of IAP (PEDICON) at Hotel Ashok Samrat, New Delhi, 5­8 January 2006. Dr. Jagdish Chandra: Pre-Conference workshop on Haematology `Treatment of Nutritional Anaemia', in PEDICON, 4 January 2006. Delivered a guest lecture on `Interpreting Hemogram', Conference of IAP at Saharanpur, 9 October 2005. Delivered the guest lectures on 'Effect of Iron on Cognition', 'Examination of Peripheal Smear' and 'Iron Chelation Therapy in Thalassemia : Future Perspectives'. Annual Conference of 'Paediatric Haematology Oncology Chapter of IAP' at Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, 21­23 October 2005. Presented a paper on 'Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Children: Do's & Don'ts', Chairperson of 'Stem Cell Transplantation' at the 42nd National Conference of IAP (PEDICON) at Hotel Ashok Samrat, New Delhi, 5­8 January 2006. Dr. A.K. Patwari: Presented a guest lecture on `Low Osmolarily ORS' at the Mid Term Conference of IAP Subspeciality Paediatric Gastroenterology at Aligarh, April 2005. Dr. A.K. Patwari and Dr. Praveen Kumar: Presented papers 'Celiac Disease' and one free paper and participated as Panelist for a session `Clear my doubts' at the XVth Annual Conference of Paediatric Gastroenterology Subspeciality Chapter at Hyderabad, 15­16 October 2005. Dr. Harish Pemde: Delivered a lecture on 'Poor Academic Performance in Adolescents', at the National Conference of IAP Adolescent Chapter at Kolkata, 4­5 November 2005. Dr. S. Aneja: Presented two papers on `Management of difficult to treat seizures' and 'Headache: a paediatric problem' at the 42nd National Conference of IAP (PEDICON) at Hotel Ashok Samrat, New Delhi, 5­8 January 2006. 352

Dr. B. Rath, Presented two papers on 'Acute trachaitis causing strider in newborn' and 'An unusual case of obstructive jaundice in a neonate'. Authors: B. Rath and Abubker Ibrahim Mahesh for both papers at the 42nd National Conference of IAP (PEDICON) at Hotel Ashok Samrat, New Delhi, 5­8 January 2006.

Publications

Dua, T. and Aneja, S. 2006. `Neurocysticerosis: Management Issues'. Indian Paediatr.43(3): 227­35. Aneja, S. and Gupta, M. 2005. `Sleep and childhood epilepsy'. India J. Paediatr. 42(4): 367­71. Madan, S., Aneja, S., Tripathi, R.P., Batra, A., Seth, A. and Taluja, V. 2005. `Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: A case Series'. Indian Paediatrics 42 (4): 367­71. Kumar, P., Aneja, S., Kumar, R. and Taluaj, V. 2005. `Spina bifida occulta in fuctional enuresis'. India J. Paediatrics 72 (5): 441­2. Dutta, V., Sinha, A., Saili, A. and Nangia, S. 2005. `Bruck Syndroms'. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 72(5): 441­2. Naithani, R., Chandra, J., Mathur, N.N., Narain, S. and Singh, V. 2005. `Hearing loss in chronic myeloid leukemia'. Paediatric Blood Cancer 45: 54­6. Sachdeva, A., Kukreja, S., Jain, V. and Dutta, A. 2005. `Meningocicoccal disease : Outbreak in Delhi'. Indian Paediatrics 42 (6): 547­8. Bhatnagar, S.K., Chandra, J., Naarain, S., Sharma, S., Singh, V. and Dutta, A.K. 2005. `Pancytopenia in Children : Etiological profile'. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics. Advance Electronic Version; doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmi010. Bhatnagar, S.K., Chandra, J., Naarain, S, Sharma, S., Singh, V. and Dutta, A.K. 2005. `Pancytopenia in Children : Etiological profile : Etiological Profile'. J. Trop. Paediatrics 51: 296­9. Naithani, R., Chandra, J. and Sharma, S. 2005. `Safety of oral iron chelator deferiprone in young thalassemics'. European Journal of Paediatrics 74: 217­20. `Acute myeloid leukemia after intensive immunosuppressive therapy in aplastic anemia'. Indian Paediatrics 42: 939­42. Naithani, R. and Chandra, J. 2005. `Paraparesis: Presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia'. Pediatrics Today 8: 316. Patwari, A.K. et. al. 2005. `Catch up growth in late diagnosed children with Celiac disease'. British Journal of Nutrition. Naithani, R., Chandra, J., Bhattacharje, J., Verma, P. and Narayan, S. 2005. `Peroxidative stress and antioxidative enzymes in children with thalassemia major'. Paediatr Blood Cancer. 29 (e-publication ahead of print).

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Pemde, H.K. 2005. `Puberty & Pubertal Disorders'. Journal of Indian Medical Association 103(11): 634­7. Singh, V. and Tak, U. 2006. `Bronchoscopy in children'. In : Practical approach to critical respiratory medicine, sleep disorders and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. (ed.) Arora, V.K., Arora, R., New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers. Books / Chapters Dutta, A.K. (ed.) Advances in Pediatrics. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers. Chief Ed. Sachdev, A. (ed.). Selected Topic in Pediatrics. (eds.). Mittal, S.K., Dutta, A.K. and Jhamb, U. Delhi: IAP. Dutta, A.K. Edited Book. Scientific Abstract Book of PEDICON-2006. Mumbai: IAP (eds.) Shah, N., Agarwal, B. and Dutta, A.K. Singh, V. and Dutta, A.K. 2005. `Management of Childhood Tuberculosis'. In Common MDR infections in children: Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Malaria. (eds.). Ganguly, N., Kundu, R. and Ghosh, TK., New Delhi: CBS Publishers and Distributors, pp. 87­91. Patwari, AK., Chapter on `Diarrhoeal Diseases' in IAP Text Book of Paediatrics. Patwari, A.K. Chapter on `Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness' in Essential Paediatrics. (ed.) Ghai, O. Patwari, A.K. Chapter on `Diarrhoea in children with special reference to DTU' in Recent Reviews in Paediatrics. (eds.). Mathur, G.P. and Mathur, S. Aneja, S. and Kumar, P. 2006. `Tuberculosis Meningitis' in Practical Approach to Tuberculosis Management, (ed.) Arora, V.K. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd. pp. 157­71. Aneja, S. 2005. `Metabolic causes of movement disorders'. In Movement disorders in children. (eds.). Mathur, G.P. and Mathur, S., New Delhi: Academa Publishers. `Malnutrition in Adolescence'. In Bhave's Text Book of Adolescents Medicine. Chief Editor: Swati Y.B. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Publisher, 1st Edition, 2006. `Pharmacotherapeutics in Epilepsy'. In Current therapeutics in clinical practice (eds.) Kohli K., et. al. New Delhi: Elsevier Publishers. 2006. Chandra, J. and Saini, A. 2006. `Sexual development fertility and Pregnancy Management'. In Hemoglobinopathies. (eds.) Sachdev, A., Lokeshwar M.R., Shah, N., Agarwal, B. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, First Edition, pp. 198­202. Chandra, J., Kumar M. `Morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease'. In Hemoglobinopathies. (eds.) Sachdev A, Lokeshwar MR, Shah N, Agarwal B. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 1st Edition, 2006. pp. 393-409. Seth, A. 2005. `Endocrine disorders in infancy and childhood'. In Text Book of Family Medicine eds. Rhaj S.A., Grover A., Aggarwal V., Jain S. P. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 91­6. 354

Seth, A. Saini, A. 2006. .Diabetes Mellitus in Thalassemia.. In Hemoglobinopathies.(eds.) Sachdev A. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 187­90. Singh, V. 2005. `Chilhood Tuberculosis'. In Text Book of Family Medicine. (ed.) Agarwal, V., New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publication Pvt. Ltd. pp. 290­5. Pemde, H.K. 2006. In Bhave's Text Book of Adolescent Medicine. Chronic illness in adolescents Transcendental meditation Transactional analysis in practice of adolescent health Adolescents in disaster affected situations Adolescent in health policy and programmes `Supervising Health in Adolescence'. In Recent Advances in Pediatrics Vol. 17, Adolescence. In "Text Book of Pediatric Nutrition". Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) of Infant Nutrition Ecology of Malnutrition. Approach to Vitamin D Resistant Rickets. Hot Topics in Paediatrics. Senior Editor, Text Book of Adolescent Medicine. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Pemde, H.K. and Harish, K. 2006. `Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) of Infant Nutrition' in Text Book of Paediatric Nutrition . Pemde, H.K. and Jhunjhunwala, K. 2006. `Ecology of Malnutrition' in Text Book of Paediatric Nutrition.

RADIOLOGY & IMAGING (UCMS)

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Shuchi Bhatt­German Travelling Fellowship­2005, Indian College of Radiology. Prof. Satish K. Bhargava - National President, Indian Radiological and Imaging, 2005. Dr. Vineeta Rathi. - Dr. K.M. Rai Oration - 2005.

New Addition

Dr. Anupama Tandon Lecturer

Publications

Rathi, V., Bhargava, S.K., Singh, S. and Kaur, N., 2005. `Diagnosis of Tubular colonic duplication by Barium follow through study'. Australasian Radiology. 2:49, 157­9. 355

Rastogi, R., Bhargava S. K., Bhatt, S. and Jain, S., 2005. `Splenic Pseudocyst in Acute Pancrealitis Uncommon but significant finding, a case reports'. Journal of International Medical Science Academy. 4:18; 183­5. Bhargava, N. and Bhargava S. K. 2005. `Adeno-carcinoma esophagus with solitary unilateral calcified adrenal metastasis'. Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging. 1:15; 34­5. Rastogi, R. and Bhargava, S.K. 2005. `Extra Skeletal Retroperitioneal Osteosarcoma'. Indian Journal of Radiology. 1: 15; 59­61. Gupta, M., Gupta, P. and Bhargava, S.K. 2005. `Respiratory Function tests in Rubber Tests in Rubber Factory workers'. Journal of International Medical Science Academy. 3:18; 125­8. `Correlation of Lung Function Tests with nutritional and Socio-economic status in Male children'. Journal of International Medical Science Academy. 3:18; 129­35. `Effect of Indoor Air Pollution during cooking in Women belonging to rural urban and slum areas of Delhi'. Journal of International Medical Science Academy. 3:18; 149­51. Garg, P., Rathi, V., Bhragava, S.K. and Aggarwal, A. 2005. C.S.F. `Rhinorrhoea and recurrent meningitis caused by Transethmoidal meningoencephalocele - A report of two children'. Indian Paediatrics. 17: 42; 1033­6. Srivastava, A.K. Bhargava, S.K., Mehrotra, G., Aggarwal, S. and Tripathi, R.K. 2005. `A Study in assessment of Acute Ischemic Stroke by the use of optimized diffusion weighted M.R. Imaging'. Journal of Medical Physics. 4: 30; 189­90. Rastogi, R. and Bhargava, S.K. 2005. `Multi detector C.T. Evaluation of Acute Pancdreatitis and its complications'. Journal of International Medical Science Academy. 4: 18; 189­92. Books Bhargava, S.K. 2005. Radiological Differential Diagnosis. 1st Edition New Delhi: Jaypee Bros. Ultrasound differential Diagnosis. 1st Edition New Delhi: Jaypee Bros. Radiological Signs and Syndromes. 1st Edition New Delhi : Peepee Bros. Ultrasound Differential Diagnosis. New Delhi: Jaypee Bros.

RADIO DIAGNOSIS (MAMC)

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Veena Chowdhury, Dr. Sumedha Pawa, Dr. Alpana Manchanda, Dr. Rashmi Dixit, Dr. Anjali Prakash & Dr. Sapna Singh: Attended 3rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Paediatric Radiology at AIIMS, New Delhi, 1­2 October 2005. Dr. Veena Chowdhury, Dr. Sumedha Pawa, Dr. Alpana Manchanda, Dr. Rashmi Dixit, Dr. Anjali Prakash and Dr. Sapna Singh: Attended 8th Annual Congress of Indian Society of Neuroradiology at New Delhi, 18­20 November 2005. 356

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Sarda, A.K., Garg, Anju, Lal, P., Bhalla, S. and Kulshrestha, V.N 2005. 'Pseudoaneurysm of pancreatic pseudocysr'. Indian J. Surgery 67: 109. Chowdhury, V. (ed.) Diagnostic Radiology Neuroradiology including Head & Neck Imaging. Berry, M., Suri, S., Chowdhury, V. and Mukhopadhyay, S. (eds.) 2006. 2nd edition, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. Chowdhury, V. and Singh, S. Imaging of the Neck Spaces. Chowdhury, V. and Singh, S. CNS Infections. Pawa, S. White Matter Diseases & Metabolic Brain Disorders. Manchanda, A. Thyroid Imaging. Chowdhury, V, 2005. 'Imaging of the Orbit' in Text Book of Opthalmology. Vol. II Churchill Livingstone. 'Paediatrics CNS Infections' in Text Book of Paediatrics. 'Imaging in Paediatrics' in Paediatric Neuroradiology.

SURGERY (MAMC)

Major Activities

The Department of Surgery is performing advanced laparoscopic surgery which includes procedures like Lap. CBD exploration, bilioenteric bypass, hemicolectomy for benign and malignant disease, abdomino-perineal resection and anterior resection for colorectal cancer, retroperitoneal surgery for nephrectomy, renal stones, ureteric stones and pelvi-ureteric obstruction and lumber Sympathectomy, Cystectomy for bladder cancer, fundoplication for GERD, all types of hernia like incisional, inguinal and recurrent hernia, esophageal mobilization for cancer esophagus. These are in addition to the basic prodecures like cholecystectomy and appendicectomy being done routinely. Recently, Prof. Jagdish Chander and Pawanindra Lal performed the first Laparoscopic Whipples (Pancretico-duodenectomy) procedure for peri-ampullary carcinoma which is possibly the first such procedure ever done in Northern India.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Jagdish Chander was awarded the Delhi State Award for Service Doctors for his contribution to the development of laparoscopic surgery and advanced urological surgery. Dr. Ravi Kant President of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology for 2006. President elect of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology for 2005. 357

Seminars/Conferences held

Prof. V.K. Ramteke as Organizing Director and Prof. Ravi Kant as Organising Secretary in XXIVth MAMC International Continuing Medical Education Programme organised with Direct September 2005. Prof. V.K. Ramteke was the Organising Director & Dr. Ravi Kant was the Organizing Secretary for XXIV International Surgery Update 2005, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. 24 September -1 October 2005. Dr. N.S. Hadke was the Conference Convenor and Dr. Pawanindra Lal was the Conference Coordinator for Surgery Update 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. V.K. Ramteke: Attended the Annual Conference of American College of Surgeons at New Delhi. Annual Conference of ASI at Jaipur, December 2005. Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons. Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI. Prof. A.K. Kakar: Attended the Annual Conference of ASI at Jaipur, December 2005. Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons. Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI. Prof. R.C.M. Kaza: Attended Annual Conference of NSV surgeons India, Gangtok, (Sikkim), 10­11 May 2005. Prof. P.N. Agarwal: Attended Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Conference at Conoor, Dec. 2005. Presented paper 'Stapler haemorrhoidectomy versus open haemorrhoidectomy' in Annual Conference of ASI, Jaipur, December 2005. Prof. N.S. Hadke: Attended Management strategies in large goiters at Postgraduate course in Endocrine surgery at SGPGI Lucknow, November 2005. Prof. Ravi Kant: Chairperson of talk by Magnus von Knebel Doebertiz University of Heidelberg, Germany, 24th Annual Convention of Indian Association for Cancer Research & International Symposium, 2005. Invited talk on photodynamic therapy, 23rd Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Karnataka state chapter KDC-ASICON, Mangalore, Karnataka 2005. CME lecture on photodynamic therapy. Annual Conference of association of surgeons of India, ASICON 2005, Jaipur, 6­30 December 2005. Chairperson of Panchanan Chatterjee oration in Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, ASICON 2005. Jaipur 26­30 December 2005. Chairperson of free paper session in Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, ASICON 2005, Jaipur, 26­30 December 2005. Prof. A.K. Sarda: Attended the Annual Conference of American College of Surgeons. 358

Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons. Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI. Prof. Jagdish Chander: Attended the Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI. Prof. R.K. Jindal: Attended the Annual Conference of ASI at Jaipur, December 2005. Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons. Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI. Dr. Sudhir K. Jain: Attended the Annual Conference of ASI at Jaipur, December 2005. Annual Conference of International College of Surgeons. Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of ASI.

Research Schemes

Title Primary closure of Common Bile Duct after Laparoscopic Common Bile Duc Exploration. Role of Jet injector in Non Scalpel Vasectomy Laparoscopic Surgery in Acute Cholecystitis. Evaluation of GST­5 HIC­1 BRCA­1 in Sporadiac Breast Cancer. Therapeutic efficacy of conservative management and pigtail catheter drainage of uncomplicated large Amoebic Liver Abscess. Role of Preoperative D.J. Stenting in Retroperitoneoscopic Pyelolithotomy Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication in GERD Principal Investigator Prof. V.K. Ramteke

Dr. R.C.M. Kaza

Dr. N.S. Hadke

Dr. Ravi Kant

Dr. A.K. Sarda

Dr. Jagdish Chander

Dr. Pawanindra Lal

Publications

Mishra, R., Thomas, S., Maan, M.S. and Hadke, N.S. 2005. `Topical nitroglycerin versus lateral internal sphincerotomy for chronic anal fissure: prospective, randomized trial'. ANZ J Surg. 75(12): 1032­5.

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Jain, S.K., Stoker, D.L. and Vathianathan, R. 2005. `Port­site tuberculosis following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A case report and review of literature'. Indian U. Surg. 67: 205­6 Norbu C. and Jain S.K. 2005. `Carcinoma of gall bladder: Current recommendations'. Gastro Today 9(3): 118­21. Jain, S.K. and Stoker D.L. 2005. `Abdominal wall metastasis following Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in a case of carcinoma larynx'. Indian J. Surg 67:145­6. Bikchandani, J., Agarwal, P.N., Kant, R. and Malik, V.K. 2005. `Stapler Hemorrhoidectomy'. American Journal of Surgery 189(1). pp. 56­60. Kant, R., Sarda, A.K., Singh, L., Kaza, R.C.M., Agarwal, P.N. and Hadke, N.S. (eds.) 2005. Oncology and Surgery. Publisher MAMC. Gupta, V., Kant, R., Yadav, R., Kumar, A., Dmyalu, B., Naik, S.K., Sharma, B.K. and Nandagudi, S.N. 2005. `T-ymphocytes in Breast cancer. Association with Prognostic factors and Response to treatment'. Ann. Natl. Acad. Med. Sci. 39 (3-4): 105­16. Kapoor, S.K., Agarwal, P.N., Jain, B.K. and Kumar, R. 2005. `Video­assisted thoracoscopic decompression of tubercular spondylitis: clinical evaluation'. Spine. 15; 30(20): E. 605­10. Book Chapters Contributed Lal, P. and Philips, P. 2005. `Urological Problems' - in Text Book of Family Medicine 1st Edition, New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications. Ramteke, V.K. 2005. `Imaging for Surgeons'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 37­45. Ramteke, V.K. and Lal, P. 2005. `Amputations'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 51­64. Chander J. 2005. `Buccal mucosal cancer surgical anatomy of buccal mucosa'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 82­6. Sarda, A.K. 2005. `Graves disease­selection of treatment method'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 156­73. Bathla, L., Singh, L. and Agarwal, P.N. 2005. `Medullary carcinoma of thyroid'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on current trends in cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 186­91. Singh L. and Agarwal, P.N. 2005. `What's new in breast in cancer imaging'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 192­202. 360

Agarwal, P.N. 2005. `Breast anatomy and location of disease processes'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 213­22. `Management of locally advanced breast cancer'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 232­7. `Metastatic breast cancer'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 238­47. `Surgery for uncreative colitis'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 514­9. `Staplers in surgery'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 557­63. `Bile duct injuries'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 583­92. Agarwal, P.N. and Lal, P. 2005. `Metastasis cervical lymph nodes with unknown primary'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 124­8. Hadke, N.S. 2005: `Hormonal Manipulations in breast cancer'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 223­9. `Newer concepts in abdominal tuberculosis'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 564­7. `Current perspectives in carcinoma penis'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 664­9. `Cancer prophylaxis'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 763­7. `Malignant lymphomas'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 833­7. Ramteke, V.K. 2005. `Surgery for carcinoma breast'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 248­54. 361

`Clinical work up of a patient with bladder outlet obstruction'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 642­49. Ramteke, V.K. and Lal, P. 2005. `Amoebic liver abscess'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 598­602. Lal P. and Singh, L. 2005. `Clinical examination of a patient with peripheral vascular insufficiency'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 308­17. Lal, P. and Sushanto, N. 2005. `Buerger's disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans)'. Proceedings of the XXII National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 318­25. Jain, S.K. 2005. `Anatomy & physiology of stomach & duodenum'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 410­5. Kakar, A.K. 2005. `Surgical consideration in gastric cancer'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 444­6. Jain, S.K., D'Costa, C., Pedro, B. 2005. `Recent advances in diagnosis and management of early gastric cancer'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 447­52. Lal, P. 2005. `Colonic obstruction'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 500­6. Lal, P. 2005. `Inflammatory bowel disease'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 507­13. Kakar, A.K. 2005. `Clinical evaluation of a left iliac fossa lump'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 520­7. Kakar, A.K. 2005. `Choledocholithiasis'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 583­92. Chander, J. and Lal, P. 2005. `Hydatid cyst of liver'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 603­7. 362

Jain, S.K. 2005. `Clinical practice guidelines for management of renal cell carcinoma'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 638­41. Jain, S.K. 2005. `Bladder cancer management: Current Trends'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 650­5. Chander, J. and Bathla, L. 2005. `Carcinoma prostrate: Current concepts'. Proceedings of the XXII National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 656­63. Kaza, R.C.M. 2005. `Contraception' : no scalpel vasectomy'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 695­9. Sarda, A.K. 2005. `Male infertility'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 700­12. Norbu, C. and Jain, S.K. 2005. `Is laparoscopic groin hernia repair better than open mesh repair'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3:713­6. Chander, J. 2005. `Graft rejection'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 735­42. Chander, J. and Yadav, R. 2005. `Organ Transplantation in this century'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 759­62. Lal, P. and Kajla, R.K. 2005. `Staging of common cancers'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 777­91. Lal, P. 2005. `Malignant melanoma'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 799­807. Chander J. 2005. `Principles of cancer chemotherapy'. Proceedings of the XXIInd National Continuing Medical Education Programme in Surgery and International Symposium on Current Trends in Cancer. Oncology and Surgery 3: 838­40. Nayyar, R. and Kant, R. 2005. `Electronics in Surgery', Chapter 7 pp. 46­48 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Kant, R, Sarda, A.K., Singh L., Kaza, R.C.M..Agarwal P.N. and Hadke, N.S. Publisher MAMC.

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Kant, R. and Gupta, V. Salivary, Tumors, G. 2005. Chapter 16 pp. 97­100 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC . Gupta, M., Singh, L. and Kant, R. 2005. `Management of No Neck'. Chapter 20 pp. 120­3 in Oncology and Surgery­3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal, & N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Ravi, B., Damani, A., Sodhani, P. and Kant, R. 2005. `Ductal Lavage & Ductoscopy'. Chapter 32 pp. 203­8 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, AK Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, RCM Kaza, PN Agarwal, & NS Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Gupta, V. and Kant, R. 2005. `Staging and Prognostication of Breast Cancer'. Chapter 33 pp. 209­12 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) by Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Kant, R. `Ovarian Ablation as Adjuvant Therapy of Early Breast Cancer'. Chapter 36 pp. 230­1 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Gupta, V., Ravi, B., Agarwal, P.N. and Kant, R. 2005. `Minimal Invasive Techniques in Breast Cancer'. Chapter 40 pp. 255­7 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Singh, L. and Kant, R. 2005. `Changing Trends in Staging of Breast Cancer. An Overview'. Chapter 46 pp. 290­4 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, AK Sarda, Singh Lakhvinder, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Kant, R., Bhatla, L. and Kant, R. 2005. `Testicular Tumors'. Chapter 99 pp. 686­4 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Lakhvinder Singh, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Gupta, V. and Kant, R. 2005. `Virtual Biopsy'. Chapter 111 pp. 768­70 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) A.K. Sarda, Lakhvinder Singh, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Ravi, B., Mittal, A. and Kant, R. 2005. `Molecular biology and Cancer'. Chapter 112 pp. 771­6 in Oncology and Surgery­3. (eds.)Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Lakhvinder Singh, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Yadav, A., Gupta, V., Ravi, B. and Kant, R. 2005. `Cancer of Unknown Primary'. Chapter 114 pp. 792­8 in Oncology and Surgery-3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Lakhvinder Singh, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC. Gupta, V., Yadav, A., Ravi, B., Singh, L. and Kant, R. 2005. `What is new in Melanoma?' Chapter 116 pp. 808­816 in Oncology and Surgery­3. (eds.) Ravi Kant, A.K. Sarda, Lakhvinder Singh, R.C.M. Kaza, P.N. Agarwal and N.S. Hadke. Publisher MAMC.

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The Hospital has gradually expanded over the years. It is a nationally recognised tertiary care Institution for Heart, Brain and Gastrointestinal disorders. It offers specialised medical and surgical treatment to about 3 lakh patients in the OPD and almost 15,000 patients in General and Private Wards every year. It is one of the reputed centres for post-doctoral teaching and training and is recognised for many pathbreaking researches. The Institution is recognised by the Medical Council of India and University Grants Commission as an independent Post-graduate College affiliated to Delhi University. The Institution offers post-doctoral D.M. degrees in Cardiology, Neurology and Gastroenterology and M.Ch. degrees in Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Neuro-surgery and Gastrointestinal surgery. Students are also admitted in DNB courses in the fields of Radio­Diagnosis, MD in Psychiatry ­ in association with Maulana Azad Medical College ­ a Sister Institution. In addition, many departments are recognised for Ph.D. courses and active research work is going on under their supervision.

Seminars/Conference held

Dr V. Mallika as Chairperson and Dr.V.K. Gupta as Treasurer. XVIIth Annual Conference of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research at LHMC, Delhi, 25­27 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Deepak Tempe: Attended ICUMAN Conference, 11 Sept. 2005, Delhi. Lecture on Inotropic support in ICU. Delivered lecture on 'Transoesophageal echocardiography for anaesthesiologists' at the Annual Conference of ISA, Kolkata, 26­30 December 2005. Dr. Rajiv Chawla: Attended Annual Conference of Indian Society of Neuro-Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at Chandigarh to deliver a talk on Multi system involvement in Head Injury. Dr Baljit Singh: Attended 6th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology organised by the Department of Anaesthesiology, PGIMER Chandigarh, 25­27 February 2005. 6th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, North Zone organised by the Postgraduate Department of Anaesthesiology, Govt. Medical College Srinagar, 3­4 September 2005. 53rd Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists & CME at Science City, Kolkata, 26­30 December 2005. National Symposium on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy organised by the Department of Anaesthesia, Dr. R. M. L. Hospital, New Delhi, 18 September 2005.

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Dr Vishnu Datt: Chaired a session on free papers at the 8th Annual Conference of IACTA, Jaipur, 17­19 February 2005. Attended 39th Annual Conference of ISA (Delhi Chapter), 9­10 April 2005. 6th Annual Conference, ISA ( North Zone) at Srinagar, 3­4 Sept 2005. Dr. Pragati Ganjoo: Attended 6th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care at Chandigarh, 25­27 February 2005. Dr. Manoj Bhardwaj: Delivered a lecture on 'Anaesthetic consideration for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a HIV positive patient' at the 6th Annual Conference, ISA (North Zone) at Srinagar, 3­4 September 2005. Dr. V. Mallika and Dr.V.K. Gupta: Attended XVIIth Annual Conference of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research at Delhi, 25­27 November 2005. Dr. Amit Banerjee: Attended the 17th Biennial Congress of Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia held at Manila, Philippines, between 20­23 November 2005. Dr. V. Puri: Attended 2nd International PACS seminar. The Park, New Delhi. India-Vepro Medical Informatics (P) Ltd. 26­27 August 2005. 13th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, Jaipur. 23­25 September 2005. 54th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Visakhapatnam, 15­18 December 2005. Indo-US Symposium on Cerebrovascular Disorders under the aegis of Indo­US Sciences & Technology Forum, AIIMS, India Habitat Centre, 12­14 December 2005. Dr. M.M. Mehndiratta: Attended 26th International Epilepsy Congress, Paris (France), 28 August­1 September 2005. Scientific Symposium on 'Current Management of Alzheimer's Disease', at Japan, 23­27 July 2005. 54th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Visakhapatnam, 15­18 December 2005. Indo-US Symposium on Cerebrovascular Disorders under the aegis of Indo­US Sciences & Technology Forum, AIIMS at India Habitat Centre, 12­14 December 2005. 13th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, Jaipur, 23­25 September 2005. Neurocysticercosis on the occasion of Conference of Neurosciences Society, Pune, 3 July 2005. Conference of Physician Forum, Kanpur, 26 June 2005. Dr. Geeta A. Khwaja: Attended the Annual Conference of IAN, (IANCON) 2005. at Jaipur, 23­25 September 2005. 54th Annual Conference -NSI (Neurocon 2005.) at Vishakhapatnam, 14­18 December 2005. 366

Indo-US Symposium on Cerebrovascular Disorders by AIIMS at India Habitat Centre, 12­14 December 2005. Dr. Debashish Chowdhury: Attended 54th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India, Vishakapatnam, 15­18 December 2005. Dr. R Gondal: Attended 20th Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologist at LHMC, 9 April 2005. . Dr. M Tatke: Delivered a guest lecture on 'Intraoperative Diagnosis of CNS Lesions' at the 20th Annual Conference of Delhi Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologist, 9 April 2005. Attended 54th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathologist and Microbiologist at Indore, 30 November­3 December 2005. Invited to give talk on 'Neurochemical Storm After Head Injury - Clinical Relevance' at the Craniospinal Trauma Conference, 8 May 2005. Participate in slide Seminar on Orbital lesion at Annual Conference of InterNational Academy of Pathology. Indian Division at Indore, 30 November 2005. Chair, Oral Paper Session on Neuropathology at 54th Annual Conference of India Association of Pathology 30 November­3 December 2005. Dr. SK Puri: Attended 16th Annual Conference of European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, Florence, Italy, 28­31 May 2005. S.K. Puri, S. Ghuman, S. Chibber and P. Narang: Presented paper 'Percutaneous Catheter Drainage in Splenic Abscesses­Is it Safe?' at the 16th Annual Conference of European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, Florence, Italy, 28­31 May 2005.

Publications

Datt, T., D.K., Virmani, S. V. and Tomar, A.S. et. al.2005. `Aspiration of a cystic mediastinal mass as a method of relieving airway compression before definitive surgery­ a case report'. J .Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth. 19: 781­3. Verhaeghen, D., Poelaert, J., Ama, R., Roosens, C., Tempe, D.K. and Chaney, M.A. 2005. `Case 2. Evaluation of the lungs via transesophageal echocardiography'. J. Cardiothorac.Vasc. Anesth. 19: 242­9. Tempe, D.K. 2005. `Reducing allogeneic transfusion in cardiac surgery'. Br. J. Anaesth. 95: 277­8. Datt, V., Tempe and D.K. 2005. `Airway management in patients with mediastinal masses (Review article)'. Ind. J. Anaesth. 49: 344­52. Chawla, R. and Tempe, D.K. 2005. `Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Management of Intracranial Aneurysms: Anaesthetic Considerations'. Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia. 8: 171­80. 367

Tempe, D.K., Singh, G.K. and Tomar, A.S. et. al. 2005. `Comparison of haemodynamic effects of rocuronium bromide in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery'. J. Anaesth. Clin. Pharmacol. 21: 159­64. Singh, B., Papneja, C. and Datt, V. 2005. `Reversal of an unintentional spinal anesthetic with cerebrospinal lavage'. Anaesth Analg. 100: 296­7. Sharma, P. and Singh, B. 2005. `An indigenous spacer device for drug delivery in severely dyspnoeic patients'. Tropical Doctor. 35: 89­90. Sharma, P. and Singh, B. 2005. `Stylet stuck in the back: An unusual complication of spinal needle'. Anaesth Analg. 101: 296­7. Papneja, C., Sawhney, R., Singh B. and Uppal, R. 2005. `Anaesthetic considerations in a patient with Felty's syndrome for major abdominal surgery'. Journal of Anaesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology. 21: 337­40. Tandon, S., Gupta, K.B., Manchanda, M., Marwah, S., Karwasra, R.K. and Bhardwaj, M. 2005. `Chondroma with unusual matastasis'. Radiation Oncology. 5: 35­6. Malhotra, N., Mehta, M., Bhardwaj, M., Kapoor, P. and Hooda, S. 2005. `Management of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia complicated by iatrogenic thoracogastric fistula'. Indian Medical Gazette 412­5. Chawla, R.: 'Acute Heat Reactions: Hyperthermia & Acute Heat Stroke' In Grover Ashok et. al. (eds.), Manual of Medical Emergencies, 3rd edition. Delhi: M. M Health Care Pvt. Ltd. Aggarwal, D., Sachdev, H.P., Nagpal, J., Singh, T. and Mallika, V. 2005. `Haematological effect of iron supplementation in breast fed term low birth Weight infants'. Arch. Dis. Child. 90(1): 26­29. PMID: 15613506 [Pub.Med. - indexed for MEDLINE. Gupta, Y., Mallika, V. and Srivastava, D.K. 2005. `Interaction of LDL and Platelets in Ischaemic and Ischaemic risk subjects' Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 20 (1): 87­94. Goswami, B., V. Mallika and Rajappa, M. 2005. `Hyperhomocysteinemia and Vascular Disease­ an overview' International Medical Journal. 12(1): 45­50. Tempe, D.K., Gandhi, A., Datt, V., Gupta, M., Tomar, A.S., Rajesh, V., Virmani, S. and Banerjee, A. 2006. `Length of insertion for pulmonary artery catheters to locate different cardiac chambers in patients undergoing cardiac surgery'. Br. J. Anaesth. 2006 Aug; 97(2): 147­9. E. Pub. Tempe, D.K., Datt, V., Virmani, S., Tomar, A.S., Banarjee, A., Goel, S., Bandyopadhyay, I. and Makwane, U.K. 2005. `Aspiration of a cystic mediastinal mass as a method of relieving airway compression before definitive surgery'. J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth. 19(6): 781­3. Sarin, S.K., Kumar, M., Kumar, R., Kazim, S.N., Gupta, R.C., Sakhuja, P. and Sharma, B.C. 2005. `Higher efficacy of sequential therapy with interferon alpha and lamivudine combination compared to lamivudine monotherapy in HBeAg positive chronic hepatitis B patients'. Am. J. Gastroenterol. 100: 3463­71. 368

Sarin, S.K., Wadhawan, M., Gupta, R. and Shahi H. 2005. `Evaluation of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) versus propanolol plus isosorbide mononitrate/nadolol (ISMN) in the prevention of variceal rebleeding: comparison of cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients'. Dig. Dis. Sci. 50(8): 1538­47. Sandhu, B.S., Shrama, R., Sharma, J., Singh, J., Murthy, N.S. and Sarin, S.K. 2005. `Norfloxacin and cisapride combination decreases the incidence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotic ascites'. J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 20: 599­605. Sharma, B.C., Dubey, S. and Sarin, S.K. 2005. `Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Simple pancreatic. cysts'. J. Gastroenterol Hepatol 20(9): 1460. Tyagi, P., Shrama, B.C., Sarin, S.K. 2005. `Cholestatic liver injury due to ibuprofen'.Indian J. Gastroenterol. 24(2): 77­8. Thakur, V., Kazim, S.N., Gupta, R.C., Hasnain, S.E., Bartholomeusz, A., Malhotra, V. and Sarin, S.K. 2005. `Transmission of G145R mutant of HBV to an unrelated contact'. J. Med. Virol. 76: 40­6. Kumar, R., Singh, K. S., Sharma, B.C. and Sarin, K. 2005. `Antiviral therapy in advanced chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C virus infection: Pilot study'. J. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 20: 527­35. Sarin, S.K., Wadhawan, M., Agarwal, S.R., Tyagi, P. and Sharma, B.C. 2005. `Endoscopic variceal ligation plus propranolol versus endoscopic variceal ligation alone in primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding'. Am. J. Gastroenterol. 100: 797­804. Sharma, B.C., Kumar, R., Agarwal, N. and Sarin, S.K. 2005. `Endoscopic biliary drainage by nasobiliary drain or by stent placement in patients with acute cholangitis' Endoscopy 37(5): 439­43. Sarin, S.K, Wadhawan, M. contributed a chapter on 'Non Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension and Portal Vein Thrombosis' (ed.) Arun Sanyal/Vijay Shah, 'Portal Hypertension - Pathobiology and Treatment', Totowa, NJ. Humana Press Inc, pp. 411­32. Sarin, S.K. and Sharma, B.C., 2005. 'Portal Hypertensive Bleeding' in Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Elsevier Saunders. pp. 165­84 Makhija, P., Yadav S. and Thakur. A. 2005. `Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha and Interleukin-6 in Infants with Sepsis Indian Paediatrics, 42: 1024­8. Rath, B. and Mishra B., 2005.Urinary tract infections in children. Ekamra, J. of Indian Association of Paediatrics, Orissa. 1(3). Mendhekar, D.N., Benuiwal, R.P. and Puri, V. 2005. `Parkinsonism and elevated lactic acid with Sertraline'. Canadian J. Psychiatry, 50: 301. Puri, V. and Bhaskar, R. 2005. `Visual evoked potentials in clinical neurological practice'. Reviews in Indian neurology. (ed.). Radhakrishnan K. Publisher pp. 257­71.

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Puri, V., Chaudhry, N., Goel, S., Gulati, P., Nehru, R. and Chowdhury, D. 2005. `Vitamin B12 deficiency: A clinical and electrophysiological profile'. Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol. 45: 273­84. Puri, V., Chaudhry, N., Gulati, P., Tatke, M. and Singh, D. 2005. `Recurrent tumefactive demyelination in a child'. J. Clin. Neurosci. 12: 495­500. Puri, V., Chaudhry, N., Tatke, M. and Prakash, V. 2005. `Isolated Vitamin E-deficiency with demyelinating neuropathy'. Muscle Nerve. 32: 230­5. Shah, A.B., Puri, V., Srinivasa, R., Shanbogue, K., Naik, M.N. and Apsangikar, P.D. 2005. `Citicholine in acute ischemic stroke­ a randomized controlled clinical trial'. Journal of general medicine 17: 43­8. Mehndiratta, M.M. 2005. `Valproate-Induced Non-Hepatic hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VNHE): an important reversible encephalopathy'. The NAD Science E­Journal. 1­3. Mehndiratta, M.M., Bhaskar, R. K., Garg, S. and Pandey, S. 2005. `Adrenomyeloneuropathy: A rare entity'. JAPI 53: 562­3. Mehndiratta, M.M., Satyawani M, Gupta, S. and Khwaja, G.A. 2005. `Clinical and Surface EMG Characteristics of Valproate induced Tremors'. Electromyogr. Clin. Neurophysiol. 3(45): 177­82. Khwaja, G.A. 2005. `Plantar Reflex JICAM (Journal Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine)'. 6 (3): 193­7. Verma, I.C., Bijarnia, S., Saxena, R., Kohli, S., Puri, R. D., Thomas, E., Chowdhury, D., Jha, S.N. and Grover, A.K. 2005. `Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy with molecular characterisation in two Indian families'. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 53: 167­71. Puri, V, Singh, D.P. 2005. `Progressive supranuclear palsy'. In Parkinsons's disease and movement disorders. (eds.) Mehrotra T.N., Bhattacharyya K.B. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, pp. 248­56. Mehndiratta, M.M. and Garg, S. 2005. `Stratified and Rational Approach to Management of Migraine'. Modern Migraine Management Vol. 3. Khwaja, G.A. 2005. `Cerebral Malaria'. Current Practice in Neurology, First Edition Chapter 12. (eds.) B. K. Gupta and Vinit Suri. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd. pp. 100­11. `Acute Paraplegia'. Current Practice in Neurology, First Edition Chapter 30. (eds.) B. K. Gupta and Vinit Suri. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd. pp. 257­66. Chowdhury, D., Arora, S., Arora, A. and Rajesh, K. 2005. `Intermittent weakness: An approach'. In: B. K. Gupta, Vinit Suri (eds.) Current Practice in Neurology. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd., pp. 188­97. 370

Tatke, M. and Singh, A.K. 2005. `Cerebellar liponeurocytoma' Ind. J. Pathol. and Microbiol. 48(1): 29­31. Puri, V., Chaudhary, N., Tatke, M. and Singh, D. 2005. `Recurrent demyelization in a child' J. Clin. Neuroscience 12(4): 495­500. Wadhawan, M., Tyagi, P., Malhotra, V., Sakhuja, P. and Puri, A. S. 2005. `Reversible cholestatic Hepatitis due to carbamazepine in an adolescent', Indian J. Gastroenterol. 24(4): 172­3. Sarin, S.K., Kumar, M., Kumar, R., Kazim, S.N., Gupta, R.C., Sakhuja P. and Sharma, B.C. 2005. 'Higher efficacy of sequential therapy with interferon­alpha and lamivudine combination compared lamivudine monotherapy in Hbe Ag positive chronic hepatitis B patients.' Am. J. Gastroenterology 100(11): 2463­71.

LADY HARDINGE MEDICAL COLLEGE

Major Activities

During the period 2005­06 the New upgraded independent Gyanae Casualty Block was added. Surgery OPD Block was renovated and modernized. Molecular Biology Lab was established by the Biochemistry Department. Also, facilities for PCR based diagnosis of tuberculosis and eNOS gene polymorphism in post menopausal women were added. Contact dermatitis clinics were added for patient care by the Department of Dermatology. Ophthalmology Department added facility for Non-contact tonometry. Department of ENT introduced surgery for correcting excessive drooling in children with cerebral palsy benefitting many spastic children and augmented paediatric Otolaryngology treatment facilities. Department of Paediatrics started an Adolescent Clinic. Adverse drug reaction in monitoring was started by the Department of Pharmacology.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. A.K. Dutta: Awarded Fellow of National Neonatology Forum. Prof. Jayashree Bhattacharjee: Elected Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA). Dr. N.N. Dubey: Nominated for Biennial WHO Fellowship for Australia.

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Prof. Arvind Saili: Awarded Fellow of National Neonatology Forum. Prof. Usha Gupta: Awarded Fellow of International Academy of Medical Sciences.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Major Activities

University College of Medical Sciences is an Institution of Delhi University and a constituent of the Faculty of Medical Science. From a humble beginning in the Chemistry block in the year 1971, the College is now located in a sprawling complex in the eastern part of Delhi. The complex has the 1053-bed Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital which serves population of East Delhi and adjoining areas. It provides exceedingly rich clinical material for students and faculty for the purpose of training, service and research. The college admits 100 under-graduate students every year and about 50 postgraduate (MD/MS) students. Many departments have Ph.D. students. In addition, this College runs a B.Sc. (Medical Technology) Radiography course.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. S.,Chaturvedi Awarded Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine. Dr. K., Guleria Young Scientist Award by Asia Oceana Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, XIXth AOCOG, Seoul, Korea. 2nd Prize, Slogan Competition at 27th AOGD Conference, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr. S., Rajaram Best thesis R.D. Pandit Award to Dr. Harsha Sharma at 48th Annual Conference FOGSI, Cochin, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr. A.K. Jain Best oral presentation award of XXIInd SICOT/SIROT World Congress at Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2005. Best poster presentation award of XXIInd SICOT/SIROT World Congress at Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2005, ASSI Deputy Publication Award 2005. Dr. MMA. Faridi Received Uday Samman for distinguished community service from Uday Sanskritik Manch, Delhi, 18 Oct. 2005. Dr. Piyush Gupta: Awarded scholarship and invited to attend 'short course for editors' and Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publications, 14­18 Sept. 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Scholarship by American Medical Association. Dr. Pankaj Gupta: Received S.T. Endowment Research award in general Paediatrics, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Jan. 2006, Department of Paediatrics. Dr. S. Sethi: Received S.S. Manchanda Research Award in Neonatology, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Jan. 2006, Department of Paediatrics. 372

Dr. K.K. Sharma: Received Sir Shriram Memorial Oration for 2004­2005 by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). Dr. R. Gupta: Awarded Gold Medal for Best paper in Annual Conference of Rajasthan Psychiatric Society for the paper 'Psychological predictors of suicide attempts', at Jaipur, July 2005. Departmaent of Psychiatry. Dr. S. Bhatt: Awarded German Travelling Fellowship, 2005, Indian College of Radiology. Dr. V.Rathi: Awarded Dr. K.M. Rai Oration­2005.

New Course Introduced

DNB in Paediatrics

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journal Subscribed : : Rs. 45,00,000/­ 223

New Additions

Dr. N.K. Saini Dr. Punet Mishra Dr. K.H. Reeta Dr. Shalini Gupta Dr. Anupma Tandon Reader - Community Medicine. Assistant Professor- Orthopaedics. Lecturer- Pharmacology. Lecturer- Pharmacology. Lecturer- Radiology.

Seminars/Conferences held

Obstetrics & Gynaecology: 27th Annual Conference of AOGD, Hotel International Eros, New Delhi, 5­6 November 2005. Pharmacology: 15th National Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension and International CME on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease along with the Department of Medicine at UCMS & GTB Hospital, 12­13 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Biostatistics & Medical Informatics: Dr. A.K. Bansal, XVIIth IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Bangkok, Thailand, 21­25 August 2005. Dr. A. Indrayan: Attended National Conference of Indian Society of Medical Statistics, Belgaum, January 2006. Dr. S.K. Bhasin: Attended International Conference on Malaria organised by MRC, Delhi, 4­6 November 2005. Dr. S. Chaturvedi: Attended 45th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Ahmedabad, 18­19 December 2005. 373

National Academy of Science Symposium on `Drinking Water and Community Health: Standard, Surveillance and Management', New Delhi, 10­12 January 2006. 2nd Indo­US CME on Antiretroviral Treatment in HIV/AIDS, New Delhi, 4­5 March 2006. Chaired a session at Joint National Conference of IPHA and IAPSM, Tirupati, 21­24 January 2006. Dr. P. Chhabra: Attended 16th Round Table Conference on `Improving Access to Health Care: Reaching the Unreached', organised by the Ranbaxy Science Foundation, New Delhi, 11 November 2005. 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension and International CME on Atherosclerosis and Corornary Artery Disease, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. Dr. O.P. Rajoura: Attended Joint National Conference of IPHA & IAPSM, Tirupati, 25­27 January 2006. Dr. A.K. Sharma: Attended International Conference on Urban Health Intitatives, Surat, 9­11 February 2006. Dr. S.N. Bhattcharya: Attended 3rd International CME on Dermatopathology in New Delhi, November 2005. Dr. D. Pandhi: Attended 43rd National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venerologists and Leprologists, Hyderabad, February 2006. Dr. N.K. Aggarwal: Attended XXVIth Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Medicon­2006, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 17­19 February 2006. 44th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, 29­30 May 2005. Dr. S.K. Verma: Attended 44th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, 29­30 May 2005. 4th International CME on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and CAD and 15th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. 6th Annual Conference of ICFMT at PGI, Chandigarh, 19­20 November 2005. Dr. M.P. Agarwal: Attended XIIth National CME in Hematology, Mumbai, 20­23 April 2005. Dr. S. Agarwal: Attended XIIth National CME in Hematology, Mumbai, 20­23 April 2005. 5th Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, Mumbai, December 2005. Dr. R. Avasthi: Chaired two Session APICON 61st Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India, Patna, 31 January­3 February 2006. 15th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology & 57th Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, Mumbai, India, 1­4 December 2005. 374

15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension & International CME on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease, Delhi,12­13 November 2005. Dr. S. Dwivedi: Invite lecturer at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Yoga,Varanasi, 2005. Dr. O.P. Kalra: Attended 36th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology, Kochi, 1­3 December 2005. Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension and International Symposium on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease, 12­13 November 2005. Dr. S.V. Madhu: Invited lecture in a symposium on postprandial hyperglycemia at the 2nd International conference of diabetes India, Jaipur, 18­20 November 2005. Invited lecture on 'Sir Ganga Ram Indo-Pak diabetes conference, New Delhi, 23 October 2005. Invited lecture at 33rd Annual Conference, RSSDI-2005, Bangalore, 23­25 September 2005. 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. 1st National Conference of Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, New Delhi, 10 November 2005. Chaired Session at 'Indo­American Symposium on Metabiloic Syndrome', New Delhi, 15 January 2006. 5th International Symposium on Diabetes, Mumbai, 21­22 January 2006. Dr. S. Das: Attended National Symposium on Influenza, Delhi, 5 April 2005. IAMM Conference, Chennai, October 2005. National Conference on Mycology 'Fungal infections', Delhi, November 2005. SIHAM (Society of Human & Animal Mycologists) National Conference, Hyderabad, January 2006. HIV/AIDS/TB - Past, present & future: International Conference, AIIMS, New Delhi, February 2006. Dr. I.R. Kaur: Attended XXIXth National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists at Chennai, 21­23 October 2005. Dr. L.C. Thakur: Attended XIIIth Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology, Jaipur, 23­25 September 2005. 6th Joint Annual Conference of Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society, Jaipur, 24 September. Dr. N. Goel: Attended 2nd Annual Conference by Obst. & Gynae, Gurgaon, 10 April 2005. Chaired a Session at All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kochi, 8 January 2006.

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Dr. K. Guleria: Attended 15th Annual Conference of NARCHI, organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, February 2006. Dr. A. Suneja: Attended 8th National Conference of Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, February 2006. Chaired a Session at Annual Menopause Conference organised by Indian Menopausal Society, New Delhi, 12 March 2006. Dr. N.B. Vaid: Attended Indo­Pak Diabetes Conference organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, October 2005. 27th Annual Conference of AOGD, November 2005. 15th Annual Conference of NARCHI, organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, February 2006. Dr. A. Agarwal: Attended Golden Jubilee Conference of IOA, Mumbai, December 2005. Dr. A. Arora: Attended XXIIIth SIROT/SICOT World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2­9 September 2005. Golden Jubilee Conference of IOA, Mumbai, 25­30 December 2005. Dr. M. Chadha: Attended Scoliosis Research Society Annual Conference at Miami, Florida, USA, October 2005. 23rd Triennial SICIT/SIROT 2005. World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2005. 3rd International Spine & Spine Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2006), Delhi, March 2006. Dr. A.K. Jain: Attended XXIIIrd SIROT/SICOT World Congress at Istanbul, Turkey, Golden Jubilee Conference of IOA at Mumbai, 2­9 September 2005. Dr. S. Kumar: Attended XXIIIrd SIROT/SICOT World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2­9 September 2005. Golden Jubilee Conference of IOA, Mumbai, 25­30 December 2005. Dr. A. Goyal: Attended 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Delhi, 18­19 March 2006. 28th Annual Conference of AOI, Delhi, 7­8 May 2005. 12th Annual Conference of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists, Delhi - chaired a session, 25­26 February 2006. Dr. N. Gupta: Attended 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Delhi, 18­19 March 2006. 12th Annual Conference of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists at Delhi, 25­-26 February 2006. Dr. P.P. Singh: Attended 3rd Cochlear Implant Group of India Conference, Delhi, November 2005. 376

58th Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Lucknow, 6­8 January. 12th Annual Conference of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists, Delhi, 25­26 February 2006. Chaired a Session 2nd Annual Conference of Association of Phonosurgeons of India, AIIMS, Delhi, February 2006. 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Delhi, 18­19 March 2006. Dr. H.C. Taneja: 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Delhi, 18­19 March 2006. Chaired a Session 12th Annual Conference of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists, Delhi, 25­26 February 2006. Symposium on Vertigo, Guwhati-Panelist, 10­11 March 2006. Dr. L. Vaid: Attended 4th World Cancer Congress, Delhi, 5­8 December 2005. 5th International Conference on Head and Neck Oncology, Delhi, 18­19 March 2006. 28th Annual Conference of AOI, Delhi, 7­8 May 2005. 12th Annual Conference of Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists, Delhi, 25­26 February 2006. Dr. A. Aggarwal: Attended 43rd National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 8 January 2006. Dr. M.M.A. Faridi: Invited a panelist and chaired a session on 25th Annual convention Silver Neocon, Indore, 1­4 December 2005. Chaired a Session at 43rd National Conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, New Delhi, 6­8 January 2006. Dr. N. Madan: Attended 46th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Imphal, 14­16 January 2006. Dr. K. Mishra: Attended AIIMS Golden Jubilee International Symposium on Paediatric Malignancies, 30­31 December 2005. Dr. Satendra Sharma: Attended International CME on Atherosclerosis Hypertension and Coronary Artery Diseases, New Delhi, 8th National Conference of Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, New Delhi, 18­19 February 2006. 15th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension, New Delhi, 12 November 2005. Dr. Sonal Sharma: National CME on Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 17­18 September 2005. Dr. U.R. Singh: International CME on Surgical Pathology, Bangalore, 1­3 February 2006. 377

Dr. N. Khanna, 38th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, Chennai, 28­30 December 2005. Dr. K.K. Sharma: Attended 15th National Conference of the Indian Society of Hypertension and International CME on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease, Delhi, 12­13 November 2005. 45th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (NAMS ­ 45), Ahmedabad, 17­19 December 2005. Dr. S. Singh: International Symposium on Emerging trends in management of CHS, Delhi, 7 June 2005. Dr. O.P. Tandon, Dr. N. Vaney and Dr. N. Shankar: Attended 51st Annual Conference APPICON at Pondicherry, 12­15 December 2005. Dr. M.S. Bhatia: Attended Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, April, 29, 2005. XIIIth WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, Cairo, Egypt, 10­15 September 2005. 1st International Conference of SAARC Psychiatric Federation, Agra, 2-4 December 2005. National Midterm CME on Adolescent Mental Health, Goa, 27­28 August 2005. 58th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Theme Exhibition, Mumbai, 6­9 January 2006. Dr. R. Gupta: Attended Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Mumbai, 6-9 January 2006. Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health, Lucknow, November 2005. XIIIth World Congress of World Psychiatric Association, Cairo, Egypt, September 2005. International Conference of SAARC Psychiatric Federation, Agra, December 2005.

Publications

Indrayan, A. 2005. Basic Methods of Medical Research. Delhi: AITBS Publishers. `Graphical Tools for Presenting the Data'. In: Contemporary Public Health (eds. Gupta, J., Sood, A.K.) New Delhi: Apothecaries Foundation, pp. 10.13­10.32. Aggarwal, K., Madhu, S.V. and Kannan, A.T. 2005. `Hypogonadism in Male Leprosy Patients: A Study from Rural Uttar Pradesh'. J. Comm. Dis. 37:219. Chaturvedi, S. 2005. `Asbestos: disquieting tale goes on'. J. Int. Med. Sci. Acad. 18: 142­4. Sharma, A.K., Bhardwaj, S. and Chaturvedi, S. 2006. `Predictors of Hypertension in an urban Indian population'. Indian Heart J. 58: 21­7. Agarwal, S.K. and Mehta, S. 2005. `Hallerman-Steriff Syndrome'. Indian Paediatr. 42: 176. 378

Agarwal, S.K., Singal, A. and Pandhi, D. 2005. `Mondor's phlebitis of penis following recurrent candidal balanopesthitis'. Int. J. Dermatol. 44: 83­4. Arora, K.P., Sachdeva, B., Singh, N. and Bhattacharya, S.N. 2005. `Remission of recalcitrant epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) with colchicines monotherapy'. J. Dermatol. 32: 114­9. Bhattacharya, S.N., Gupta, S. and Sehgal, V.N. 2006. Cryosurgery. In: `Dermatologic Surgery made Easy'. (Ed. Sehgal, V.N.,). New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 1­16. Gandhi, V., Khurana, S. and Aggarwal, P. 2005. `Surgical pearl: use of a new suturing technique to bolster partial and full thicknes skin grafts'. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 52: 135­6. Gupta, R., Singal, A. and Pandhi, D. 2005. `Genital involvement and type I reaction in childhood leprosy'. Lepr Rev. 76: 253­7. Gupta, R., Singal, A. and Pandhi, D. 2005. `Faun tail neavus: a cutaneous marker of spinal dysraphism'. Indian Pediatr. 42: 67­9. Gupta, R., Singal, A. and Pandhi, D. 2006. `Lymphangilma of the tongue: response to intralessionals steroids'. J. Dermatol. Treat. 17: 124­6. Pandhi, D. and Singhal, A. 2005. `Giant melluscum contagiosum'. Indian Pediatr. 42: 488­9. Pandhi, D., Gupta, R. and Singal, A. 2006. `Gynaecomastia with oligospermia an unusual complications of low­dose methotrexate for pustular psoriasis'. Clin Exp Dermatol 31: 138­40. Pandhi, D., Mehta, S., Agarwal, S. and Singal, A., 2005. `Erythema nodosum leprosum nacroticans in a child: an unusual manifestation'. Int. J. Lep. Other Mycobect Dis. 73: 122­6. Pandhi, D., Reddy, B.S., Khurana, N. and Agarwal, S. 2005. `Nodular syphilis mimickimg histoid lepsory in a child: an usual manifestation'. J. Eur. Acad. Dermatol. Venerel. 19: 256­7. Reddy, B.S.N., Bhattacharya, S.N., Singal, A., Kochhar, A., Kumar, B. and Pandhi, D. 2005. `Skin diseases'. In: Standard Treatment Guidelines (eds. Sharma, S., Sethi, G.R., Sachdeva, G.K., Gupta, U., Gulati, R.K.,). New Delhi: BI Publishers Pvt. Ltd., pp 253­90. Sehgal V.N., Sardana, K., Bajaj, P. and Bhattacharya, S.N. 2005. `Tuberculosis verrucosacutis: antitubercular therapy, a well conceived diagnosis criterion'. Int. J. Dermatol. 44: 230­2. Singal, A., Mehta, S. and Pandhi, D. 2006. `Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV seropositive leprosy patients'. Lep Rev. 77: 76­80. Singal, A. and Mehta, S. 2006. `Eczema in paediatric age group'. In: Current Trends in Paediatrics Vol. II (eds. Mathur, G.P., Mathur, S.). New Delhi: Academa Publishers, pp 296­307.

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Singal, A. 2005. `Familial musesal lichen planus in three successive generations'. Int. J. Dermatol. 44: 81­2. Singal, A. and Bhattacharya, S.N. 2005. `Lichen scrofulosorum; a prospective study of 39 patients'. Int. J. Dermatol. 44: 489­93. Singal, A., Pandhi, D. and Agarwal, S.K. 2005. `Multifocal scrofuloderma with disseminated tuberculosis in a severely malnourished child'. Paediatr. Dermatol. 22: 440­3. Singal, A., Pandhi, D., Agrawal, S. and Das, S. 2005. `Comparative efficacy of topical 1% butenafine and 1% clortrimazole in tinea cruris and tinea corporis: a randomized, double­blind trial'. J. Dermatol. Treat. 16: 531­5. Ghumman, S. and Goel, N. 2006. `Luteal phase defexts'. In: Ghumman S. (ed.) Step by Step Ovulation Induction. New Delhi: J.P. Brothers Pvt. Ltd, pp. 179­94. Ghumman, S., Goel, N., Rajaram, S., Singh, K.C., Kansal, B. and Dewan, P. 2005. `Pregnancy in an achondroplastic dwarf: A case report'. J. Indian Med. Assoc. 103(10): 536­8. Goel, N. and Sharma, A. 2006. `Progestins in Obstetrics and Gynaecology'. In: Singh, K.C., Goel, N., Ranjaram, S., Ghumman, S. (eds.). Step by Step Ovulation induction. New Delhi: J.P. Brothers Pvt. Ltd., pp. 129­42. Goel, N., Sharma, A. 2005. `Hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women'. In: Rhaj, S.A., Grover, A., Agarwal, V., Jain, S. (eds.) Text Book of Family Medicine. Delhi : P.M.P. Pvt. Ltd., pp. 831­7. Goel, N. and Agarwal, A. 2006. `Insulin therapy in pregnancy'. In: Sood M. Lata C. (eds.) Demystifying obstetrics and Gynaecology. Delhi: AITBS Publications, pp. 86­92. Guleria, K. 2006. `Management of Multiple Pregnancies'. In: Demystifying Obstetrics and Gyneaecology. M. Sood and C. Lata (eds.). Delhi: AITBS Publishers. Mallik, R. and Suneja, A. 2006. `Antithypertensive drug in pregnancy'. In: Advances in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, (eds.) Singh, K.C., Goel, N., Rajaram, S. and Ghumman, S. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, : pp. 25­43. Sagy, M., Rajaram, S., Saxena, A.K., Goel, N. and Ghumman, S. 2006. `Medical termination of pregnancy in acute intermittent porphyria'. Gynecol. Obstet. Invest. 62: 38­40. Sharma, A., Rajaram, S., Goel, N., Singh, U.R., Ghumman, S. and Sharma, H. 2006. `Uterine rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as acute inversion in an adolescent' ANZJOG 46: 60­1. Sharma, A. and Rajaram, S. 2006. `Clinical situation: The experts viewpoints: Single intrauterine fetal demise in twin pregnancy'. Obs. & Gynae. Today 11:180­2. Singh, K.C., Goel, N., Rajaram, S. and Ghumman, S. 2006. Advances in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers. Singh, K.C., Umaat, S., Rajaram, S. and Goel, N. 2005. `First trimester abortion with mifepristone and three doses of sublingual misoprostol: a pilot study'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 45: 495­8.

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Suneja, A. and Bathia, S. 2005. `Screening for malignancies in females', in: Text Book of Family medicine, (ed.) Rhaj S.A., Grover A, Aggarwal V., Jain S. New Delhi: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd. pp. 843­50. Taneja, A., Agarwal, V. and Rajaram, S. 2005. `Early medical abortion : A new regimen up to 49 days' gestation'. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 45:137­9. Aggarwal, A.N., Singh, S. and Singh, M.P. 2005. `Idiopathic bilateral gluteus maximus contracture: a case report and review of literature'. Acte. Orthop. Belg. 71: 493­5. Arora, A., Nadkarni, B., Dev, G., Chattopadhya, D., Jain, A.K., Tuli, S.M. and Kumar, S. 2006. `The use of immunomodulators as an adjunct to anti tuberculous chemotheraphy in non-responsive patients with ostero-articlular tuberculosis'. J. Bone Join. Surg. [Br]; 88(B): 264­9. Chadha, M., Agarwal, A. and Singh, A,P. 2005. `Traumatic anterior dislocation of the hip joint with posterior acetabular wall fracture'. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. 71:111­4. Chadha, M., Agarwal, A. and Wadhwa, N. 2005. `Chondroid of L5 spinous process an lamina-a case report'. Eur. Spine JBJS. 14: 803­6. Dhammi, I.K., Singh, S., Jain, A.K. 2005. `Displaced femoral neck fracture in children and adolescents: closed versus open reduction­a preliminary study'. J. Orthop. Sci. 10:173­9. Jain, A.K. and Sinha, S. 2005. `Evaluation of system of grading of neurological deficit in tuberculosis of spine'. Spinal Cord. 43:375­80. Kumar, S., Aggarwal, A. and Arora, A. 2006. `Skeletal tuberculosis following fracture fixation: A report of five cases'. J. Bone Joing Surg. [Am] 88:1101­6. Kumar, S. and Jain, A.K. 2005. `Neglected traumatic hip dislocation in children'. Clin. Ortho. 431: 9­13. Nadkarni, B., Arora, A., Kumar, S. and Bhatia, A. Recurrent spinal meningioma: a case report with review of the literature. J Ortho Surg.: 13: 326­9. Singh, S. and Kumar, S. 2005. `Bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation: A case report'. Eur. J. Med. 12: 33­5. Lade, H., Gupta, N., Singh, P. and Dev, G. 2005. `Spindle cell hemangioendothelioma of the posterior phyryngheal wall'. Ear, Nose and Throat J. 84: 362­5. Aggarwal, A., Rath, S. and Shashiraj, P. 2005. `Vivax mataria presenting as severe thrombocytopenia' J. Trop. Pediatr. 51:120­1. Aggarwal, A., Kumar, M. and Faridi, M.M.A. 2005. `Effect of carbamazeping therapy on serum lipids and liver function tests'. Indian Paediatr. 42: 913­8. Aggarwal, A. and Shashiraj. 2006. `Juvenile amyotrophic leteral sclerosis'. Indian J. Paediatr. 73: 225­6.

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Faridi, M.M.A., Narang, M. and Ali, M. 2006. `Combating poster fatigue'. Indian J. Paediatr. 3:372­3. Faridi, M.M.A., Rath, S. and Aggarwal, A. 2005. `Profile of Fisting in Term Newborns'. Eur. J. Pediatr. Neurol. 6:67­70. Faridi, M.M.A. and Harit, D. 2005. `Environment pollution and unborn child'. J. Int. Med. Sci. Acad. 18:145­8. Garg, P., Rathi, V., Bhargava, S.K. and Aggarwal, A. 2005. `CSF rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis caused by transethmoidal menaingoencephaloceles'. Indian Paediatr. 42: 10033­6. Gupta, P., Shah, D., Sachdev, H.P.S. and Kapil, U. 2006. `Recommendations: National Workshop on 'Development of guidelines for effective home based care and treatment of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition'. Indian Paediatr. 43:131­9. Gupta, P., Kumar, G., Kaur, G. and Ramachandran, V.G. 2005. `Clinical significance of polymicrobial bacteremia in newborn'. J. Paediatr. Child Health 41: 365­8. Gupta, P., Yadav, M., Mohta, A. and Choudhury, P. 2005. `References in Indian Paediatrics: Authors need to be accurate', Indian Paediatr. 42:140­5. Gupta, P., Chaturvedi, D., Rai, R., Dua, T. and Ramachandran, V.G. 2005. `Cytomegalovirus infection in neonates following blood component therapy'. Annals Trop. Paeaiatr. 25:139­40 Gupta, P. and Kaur, G. 2005. `Chanarin Dorfman Syndrome: A 3-year follow up'. Indian Paediatr. 42:1054­5. Gupta, P. and Choudhury, P. 2005. `Meningococcemia Update: Vaccinations and Chemprophylaxis'. Indian Paediatr. 42: 641­4. Gupta, S. and Faridi, M.M.A. 2005. `Cholera pattern in children of Delhi'. Indian Paediatr. 42: 90­1. Rohtagi, J., Gupta, V.P., Mittal, S. and Faridi, M.M.A. 2005. `Onset and pattern of tear secretions in full term neonates'. Orbit. 24: 231­8. Sethi, S.K. and Faridi, M.M.A. 2006. `Kabuki syndrome and diaphragmatic defect'. Indian Paediatr. 43: 552­3. Shah, D., Narang, M. 2005. `Merolpenem'. Indian Paediatr. 42:443­50. Shah, D. and Sachdev, H.P.S. 2006. `Zinc deficiency in pregnancy and fetal outcome'. Nutrition Reviews 64:15­30. Shashiraj and Aggarwal, A. 2005. `Undesended thymus presenting as midline neck swelling'. Indian J. Paediatr. 72: el9­e20. Shashiraj, Faridi, M.M.A, Singh, O. and Rusia, U. 2006. `Mother's iron status, breastmilk iron and lactoferrin: are they related'. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 60: 903­8. 382

Verma, S., Shah, D. and Faridi, M.M.A. 2006. `Successful breastfeeding in a baby with mother on bromocriptine'. Indian J. Paediatr. 73: 435­6. Khanna, N. and Garg, G.R. 2005. `Applied pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy induced hypertension'. In: Demystifying Obstetrics and Gynaecology (eds. Sood M. Charu L.) 2006: Delhi: AITBS Publishers: pp. 93­100. Manocha, A., Sharma, K.K. and Mediratta, P.K. 2005. `On the mechanism of anticonvulsant effect of tramadol'. Pharmacol.. Behav. 82: 74­81. Bhattacharya, K., F., Rajesh, C.S. and Tandon, O.P. 2005. `Introducing problem based learning in Physiology in the conventional Indian medical curriculum, 2005'. National Med. J. India 18: 92­5. Dixit, A., Vaney, N. and Tandon, O.P. 2006. `Evaluation of congnitive brain function in caffeine users. A P3 evoked potential study'. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 50:175­80. Kaliq F., Sharma S., Tandon O.P. `Pulmonary functions in air conditioner users'. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 50: 67­72. Khaliq, F., Tandon, O.P. and Goel, N. 2005. `Differential effects of exogenous estrogen versus on estrogen progesterone combination on auditory evoked potentials in Menopausal women'. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49: 345­52. Khaliq, F. 2005. `Incorporation of problem solving exercise during conventional lectures'. Medical Education 39:1172. Shankar, N., Thakur, M.N., Tandon, O.P., Saxena, A.K., Arora, S. and Bhattacharya, N. 2005. `Autonomic status in patients with chronic low back pain following electro-acupuncture therapy'. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 49:116 (Supplement). Singh, S. 2005. (Title of the Chapter). Text Book of Physiology (1st Edn.) .V.M. Ahuja (ed.) Delhi: Modern Publishers. Tandon, O.P. and Veney, N. 2005. Hindi Text Book of Radio Technician: Sharir Rachna Evum Sharir Kriya Vigyan. Delhi: Peepee Publishers. Tandon, O.P. 2005. MCQ's In Human Physiology, 4th Edn. Delhi: J.P. Brothers. Tandon, O.P. 2005. `Cerebellar control of blood pressure: Recent trend'. Indian J. Physio. Pharmacol 49: Supplement 31. Kaur, N., Gupta, A., Attam, A., Shrivastava, U.K. and Wadhwa, N. 2005. `Adult Wilms Tumor Management Considerations' Int. Urology Nephrol. 37: 17­20. Shrivastava, U.K., Gupta, A., Kumar, P. and Burman, D. 2005. `Minilaparoscopic versus laparoscopic cholecystectom: A randomized controlled trail'. Tropical Gastroentero. 26: 149­51.

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V.P. CHEST INSTITUTE

Major Activities

The Institute has started an oration 'Prof. A.S. Paintal Memorial Oration' in the memory of late Prof. A.S. Paintal, a world class neurophysiologist, who put India on the world map through his numerous scientific contributions and inventions (famous discovery of 'J Receptors'). In continuing its efforts to make the Institute a world class Chest Institute for research, teaching and patient care, an 8-bedded Intensive Care Unit has been added to its Clinical Research Centre which was opened on 10 January 2006.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 25,46,062 3 60

New Additions

Dr. Kavita Gulati Dr. Ritu Kulshrestha Dr. Anita Kotwani Lecturer Lecturer Reader Pharmacology Pathology Pharmacology

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. M. Fahim: Member, Steering Committee to monitor progress of the project on 'Development of Integrated Software for Quantification of Autonomic Tone' submitted by AIIMS, New Delhi, Funding Agency: Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India. External Expert on the Board of Research Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. University, New Delhi. Expert Panel, Recruitment and Assessment Centre, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi, and other DRDO Institutions. Prof. M.K. Agarwal: Member, Editorial Board. The Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, an official publication of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology. Member, Vision Committee (VISION 2020) of National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Prof. S.N. Gaur: Member, Board of Studies, Department of TB & Respiratory Diseases, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Prof. S.S. Thukral: External Expert Member, Board of Post-graduate and Research Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Prof. Mridula Bose: Member, Editorial Board, The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and 384

Allied Sciences, an official publication of the V.P. Chest Institute and the National College of Chest Physicians (India). Prof. K. Ravi: Expert Panel, Recruitment and Assessment Centre, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi, and other DRDO Institutions. Prof. S.K. Bansal: General Secretary of Biotechnology Society of India.

Seminars/Conferences held

National Symposium on Influenza: Epidemiology and Control on the occasion of the 56th Foundation Day Celebrations of the V.P.C.I., Delhi, 5 April 2005. VIIth Annual Conference cum Workshop of Indian Association of Mycoplasmologists, 28­29 April 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. M. Fahim: Delivered lecture on 'Cardiac sensory receptors and their regulatory; functions' at the East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.A. organised by Department of Pharmacology, East Carolina University, 27 June 2005. Delivered two lecture on 'Time course of neurohumoral regulation of cardiovascular functions in chronic heart failure' and 'Neural regulation of cardiovascular functions' at the Tulane University Medical School New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., organised by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Tulane University Medical School, 15 August 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Interaction of sensory inputs in reflex control of cardiovascular system' at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., organised by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University 12 September 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Neurohumoral regulation of cardiovascular functions' at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A., organised by the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, 16 September 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Neural control of cardiovascular functions during oxygen deficiency' at the University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., organised by the Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois, 3 October 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Abnormal baroreflex function is dissociated form central angiotensin II receptor expression in chronic heart failure' at the American Heart Association U.S.A., organised by University of Nebraska Medical College, 12­15 November 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Cardio sensory receptor mediated hemodynamic and autonomic responses in cardiovascular disorders' at PHYSICON 2005 Gulbarga, Karnataka, organised by the Department of Physiology, M.R. Medical College, 2­5 December 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Neurohumoral control of cardiovascular functions in chronic heart 385

failure' at APPICON-2005 Conference Pondichery organised by Department of Physiology, J.I.P.M.E.R., 12­15 December 2005. Prof. M.K. Agarwal: Delivered lecture on 'Insects and Allergy' at the 39th National Convention of the Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, Jaipur, organised by Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology, 15­17 October 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Immune response to insects derived aero-allergens in patients suffering with IgE mediated Type I allergic respiratory disorders in India' and Chaired a session on Xenobiotic immunology at the National Conference on Immunology in Health & Disease2006 Kanpur, organised by the Institute of Life Science and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, 11­12 January 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Aeroallergen research and quality control of allergen vaccines in India' at the National Institute of Biologicals, Delhi, organised by National Institute of Biologicals, 2 February 2006. Prof. S.S. Thukral: Delivered lecture on 'B-Lactamases mediated drug resistance in gram negative bacterial pathogens' at the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, organised by National Dairy Research Institute, 14 October 2005. Presented a paper on 'Comparative evaluation of screening tests for detection of Proteus mirabilis producing extended spectrum and AmpC B-lactamases' at the XXIXth National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Chennai, organised by Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists and Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, 19­23 October 2005. Prof. A. Ray: Delivered lecture on 'Free radicals and stress: in search for an adaptogen' at the 1st Rajasthan State Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, Jaipur, organised by Indian Pharmacological Society (Rajasthan Branch), 1 October 2005. Dr. Malini Shariff: Presented a paper on 'Phenotypic and genetic characterisation of streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from patients with respiratory infections in India' at the XXIXth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist, Chennai, organised by Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, 19­23 October 2005. Dr. Anita Kotwani: Presented a paper on 'Prices and availability of antitubercular medicines in Rajasthan' at the 1st Rajasthan State Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, Jaipur, organised by Indian Pharmacological Society (Rajasthan Branch). Delivered lecture on 'Measuring medicine prices and availability - a new methodology and few Indian survey results' at the 38th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, Chennai, organised by Indian Pharmacological Society, 28­30 December 2005. Dr. Anuradha Chowdhary: Delivered Panelist for the session on `Are the conventional drugs useful against Candida non-albicans?', at National Conference on Fungal Infections Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Dr. Madhu Khanna: Delivered lecture on 'Infectious disease networking' at the Plenary 386

Meeting of the WHO Collaborating Laboratories and National Referral Laboratories in India, Pune, organised by World Health Organisation, 13­15 April 2005. Presented a poster on 'Effective of quercetin supplementation on alterations in antioxidant defences in lung after experimental influenza virus infection' at the Berlin International Influenza Conference Berlin, Germany, organised by Free University Berlin and German Society of Virology, 26­29 May 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Influence of influenza virus inaction on cytokine and inflammatory reponse in murine model of allergic asthma' at the 3rd Orthomyxo Virus Conference London, U.K., organised by Queens College, Cambridge University, 29­31 July 2005. Dr. Balakrishnan Menon: Delivered lecture on 'Pulmonary function testing' at the Respiratory Update New organised by Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, 28 July 2005. Delivered lecture on 'Our experience with PACS', at the 2nd International PACS Conference, Hotel Park Sheraton, Chennai, organised by Vepro India, 2­3 September 2005.

Publications

Ashraf, M.Z., Hussain, M.E. and Fahim, M. 2005. `Antiatherosclerotic effects of dietary supplementation of garlic and turmeric: restoration of endothelial function in rats'. Life Sciences 77: 837-57. Bansal, S.K., Kathayat, R., Tyagi, M., Taneja, K.K. and Basir, S.F. 2005. `Phospholipid metabolism and protein kinase C mediated protein phosphorylation in dietary protein deficiency in rat lung'. Indian J. Exp. Biol. 43: 606-13. Bose, M.2006. `T.B. Control-a long way to go'. Indian J. Med. Res. 123: 107-10. Chakrabarty, K., Fahim, M. 2005. `Modulation of the contractile responses of guinea-pig isolated tracheal rings after chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia with and without cold exposure'. Journal of Applied Physiology (USA) 2005; 99: 1006-11. Chowdhary, A., Randhawa, H.S. and Kaushik, T. 2005. `Application of an in-house swabbing technique to environmental survey of Cryptococcus neoformans'. SIHAM Mycoses Newsletter 4: 4. Colangeli, R., Helb, D., Sridharan, S., Sun, J., Varma, Basil, M., Hazbon, M.H., Harbacheuski, R., Megjugorac, N.J., Jacobs, W.R. (Jr), Holzenburg, A., Sacchettini, J.C. and Alland, D. 2005. `The Mycobacterium tuberculosis iniA gene is essential for activity of an efflux pump that confers drug tolerance to both isoniazid and ethambutol'. Mol. Microbiol. 55: 1829-40. Hazbon, M.H., Bobadilla, Del, V.M., Guerrero, M.I., Varma, B.M., Filliol, I., Cavatore, M., Colangeli, R., Safi, H., Billman-Jacobe, H., Lavender, C., Fyfe, J., Garcia-Garcia, L., Davidow, A., Brimacombe, M., Leon, C.l., Porras, T., Bose, M., Chaves, F., Eisenach, K.D., Sifuentes-Osornio, J., Ponce de Leon, A., Cave, M.D. and Alland, D. 2005. `Role of embB Codon 306 mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis revisited: a novel association with 387

broad drug resistance and IS6110 clustering rather than ethambutol resistance'. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother 49: 3794-802. Kidwai, M., Saxena, S., Khan, M.K. and Thukral, S.S. 2005. `Synthesis of 4-aryl-7, 7dimethyl 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-Octahydroquinazoline-2-one/thione-5-one derivatives and evaluation as antibacterials'. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 40:816-9. Kidwai, M., Saxena, S., Khan, M.K. and Thukral, S.S. 2005. `Aqua mediataed synthesis of substituted 2-amino-4H-chromenes and in vitro study as antibacterial agents'. Bio-org. Med. Chem. Lett. 15: 4295­8. Kumar, S., Bose, M. and Isa, M. 2006. `Genotype analysis of human Mycobacterium avium isolates from India'. Indian J. Med. Res. 123: 139­44. Garelnabi, M., Jeyshree, B., Vinod, V.K., Anita, K., Usha, U., Kant, U. and Mallika, V. 2005. `Study of platelet signaling system and hemodynamic response in hypercholesterolemiainduced atherosclerosis in rabbits'. Arterioscler Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 25: 84. Manchanda, V., Singh, N.P., Goyal, R., Kumar, A. and Thukral, S.S. 2005. `Phenotypic characteristics of clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and evaluation of available phenotypic techniques for detection of extended spectrum betalactamases'. Indian J. Med. Res. 122: 330-7.

FACULTY OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY AND APPLIED SCIENCES

BIO-CHEMISTRY (SDC)

Major Activities

The faculty at the Department of Biochemistry has a number of research projects in different areas of human diseases with main focus on macromolecular delivery, vaccine development and diagnostics with both basic and applied aspects. The specific thrust areas include studies on gene regulation and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis, development of vaccine against TB, identification and validation of new drug targets, production of monoclonal antibodies using hybridoma technology for a variety of applications, phage display based identification of immunodominant epitopes for disease identification such as AIDS, Hepatitis and tuberculosis, functional genomics, targeted delivery of drugs, toxins and genetic materials using liposomes and nanoparticles as carriers for the treatment of cancerous and infectious diseases, use of Sendai virus envelopes, F­virosomes for encapsulating a variety of macromolecules for basic and applied work such as targeted delivery of DNA vaccines.

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Several genes of M. tuberculosis have been disrupted by Prof. Anil K. Tyagi's group to study their effect on the virulence of M. tuberculosis. His laboratory incidentally happens to be the first one from the country to publish work involving disruption of genes in M. tuberculosis. Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary's group has developed a novel high-density display system based on bacteriophage lambda, which is being used in functional genomics of infectious diseases. He has also developed high throughput cloning, expression and purification system. His group has developed an ELISA based test to detect SARS-CoV. This is based on the detection of N­protein of SARS­CoV with sensitivity of 100 pg per ml. Prof. Prahlad C. Ghosh's group has developed a formulation of liposomal monensin which is very effective in the treatment of malaria in murine model. The results obtained are promising and clearly warrant clinical investigation of the formulation for future application in the treatment of malaria. In collaboration with Sun Pharmaceuticals, Baroda, Prof. Sarkar's group has established the efficient delivery of a potent anti cancer drug (Doxorubicin HCI) through engineered Sendai viral envelopes to the hapatocytes in rats. As a consequence, significant regression (>90%) of liver tumors has been observed (patents/publication pending). NRDC, New Delhi has approved collaboration on 'Jaundice Gene Therapy' with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, U.S.A., using Sendai F­virosomes. Patent Improved process for expression, purification and enhanced recovery of mycobacterial recombinant proteins (No. 2077/Del/2004). The present invention relates to a process of cloning and expression of mycobacterial proteins in E. coli and enhanced recovery and purification of the recombinant proteins. The invention particularly relates to expression and purification of several important mycobacterial proteins for sero-diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary: Vice Chairman, Task Force on Vaccine and Diagnostics, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary 2005. WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva) Gold Medal for Best Invention of the year 2004) for inventing 'On-site Detection of HIV (AIDS).

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. M.Phil. Student cleared NET 1 1 5 389

Seminars/Conferences held

Workshop 'Systems Biology' at Department of Biochemistry, Delhi University, South Campus and JNU, New Delhi, 12­13 March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Anil K. Tyagi: Attended International Conference on Opportunistic Pathogens in AIDS, New Delhi, 27­29 March 2006. Third Indo-Australian Conference on 'Vaccines for Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Lifestyle and Degenerative Diseases' Hyderabad, 6­8 March 2006. Prof. S.H. Zaidi: Attended Oration at Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, 3 November 2005. 24th Biennial Conference of the Indian Association of Leprologists, JALMA, Agra, 12­14 November 2005. Symposium on Tuberculosis Research-An Indian Perspective (TRIP), Astra Zeneca, Bangalore, 20 October 2005. Prof. Debi P. Sarkar: Attended Guha Research Conference at Goa, December 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Inhibition of HCV RNA translation and Replication using small RNAs Principal Investigator Prof. Debi P. Sarkar Sponsoring Organisation DBT ICMR

Targeted delivery of polypeptide toxin Prof. Prahlad C. Ghosh to tumor cells using longcirculatory sterically stabilized liposomes as a carrier (2006­09). DNA Sequencing Facility at UDSC Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhury

DBT

Publications

Verma, S., Mani, P., Sharma, N.R., Krishnan, A., Kumar, V.V., Reddy, B.S., Chaudhuri, A., Roy, R.P. and Sarkar, D.P. 2005. `H istidylated Lipid­ Modified Sendai Viral Envelopes Mediate Enhanced Membrane Fusion and Potentiate Targeted Gene Delivery'. J. Biol. Chem. 280: 35399­409. Singh, R., Singh, A. and Tyagi, A. K. (2005). `Deciphering the genes involved in pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis'. Tuberculosis 85: 325­35. Khera, A., Singh, R., Shakila, H., Rao, V., Dhar, N., Narayan, P.R., Parmasivan, C.N., Ramanathan,V.D. and Tyagi, A. K. (2005). `Elicitation of efficient, protective immune responses by using DNA vaccines against tuberculosis' Vaccine 23: 5655­65. Deol, P., Vohar, R., Saini, A. K., Singh, A., Chandra, H., Chopra, P., Das, T.K., Tyagi, A. K. and Singh, Y. 2005. `Role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Ser/Thr kinase PknF: Implications in glucose transport and cell division'. J. Bacteriol. 187: 3415­20. 390

Bhardwaj, S., Rathore, S.S. and Ghosh, P.C. 2006. `Enchancement of the cytotoxicity of liposomal ricin by the carboxylic ionophore monensin and the lysosomotropic amino NH4CL in Chinese hamster ovary cells'. Int. J. Toxicology. 25:1­11 Kulshreshtha, A., Gupta, A., Verma, N., Sharma, S.K., Tyagi, A. K. and Chaudhary, V. K. 2005. `Expression and purification of recombinant antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis for application in serodiagnosis'. Protein Expression Purification. 44: 75­85. Fehrsen, J., Van, W.W., Mashau, C., Potgieter, A.C., Chaudhary, V.K. Gupta, A., Jordaan Fa, du Plesis D.H. 2005. `Serogroup-reactive and type­specific detection of bluetongue virus antibodies using chicken scFvs in inhibition ELISAs I'. Virol. Method. 129(1): 31­9. Gupta, A. Oppenheim, A. and Chaudhary, V.K. 2005. `Phage Display: A molecular fashion shoe', in Phages: Their role in bacterial pathogenesis and biotechnology. Published by American Society of Microbiology (ASM).

ELECTRONICS SCIENCE (SDC)

Major Activities

The Department offers two industry oriented pioneering courses, namely, M.Sc. in Electronics and M.Tech. in Microwave Electronics. The Department has a highly qualified faculty with 8 professors and 1 reader. The Department has very strong Ph.D programmes as well. During the years the faculty, by its consistent research activity in the current and advanced areas of applied electronics, has brought the department on the International scientific map. The research activities are undertaken through sponsored projects by governmental agencies like DST, DRDO, MIT (DOE), UGC, CSIR and AICTE. This has also resulted in very strong Ph.D Programmes. Interactions in terms of joint collaborative projects/ exchange visits exist with countries like Japan, USA, Germany and France. The department has received major grants from DST under FIST programme [448] [PSI­075]. In this programme, three instruments, namely X­ray diffractometer, UV VIS NIR spectrophotometer and source meter, have been procured and commissioned.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. 3 Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Prof. P. K. Bhatnagar DBT Prof. E. K. Sharma MIST(DOE)

Research Schemes

Title DNA sequence detection. Optical Control of Active and Passive Microwave Devices based on Silicon and Ga as Substrates.

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Modeling Simulation and Characterisationof Quantum Mechanical Effect in Nano Scale MOSFETs for ULSI Circuit Applications.

Prof. R.S. Gupta Dr. Mridula Gupta

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Design, Optimization and Prof. R.S. Gupta Simulation of Dual Dr. Mridula Gupta Material Gate (DMG)­ Structure for Improved Hot­Electron Effect and Gate Transport Efficiency of Sub­100nm MOSFET for RF Applications Two­Dimensional Physics Based Modeling and Simulation of a Graded Channel (GC) Multiple SOI-MOSFET for Sub­100nm Device Dimensions for High Performance Analog Application. Modeling Simulation & Characterisation of Modified Double Gate Sub­100 nm MOSFET Structure for ULSI Circuit Applications. Solid­state Dye­ sensitized Solar Cells based on Nanostructured Zinc Oxide Films Stabilization of structural, optical and photoluminescence properties of ZnO/porous silicon/silicon heterostructure using swift heavy ion (shi) irradiations. Development of ZnO/Si heterostructuresfor photodiode applications using sol-gel technique. Development of Polymer/ Graphite Conducting. Nanocomposite for EMI shielding. Pulsed laser deposition and characterisation of doped and un­doped semiconductor metal oxide thin films for gas sensing application Prof. R.S. Gupta Dr. Mridula Gupta

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DRDO

Prof. R. M. Mehra

DST (India) JSPS (Japan) IUAC

Prof. R. M. Mehra

Prof. R. M. Mehra Dr. Mridula Gupta

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Prof. R. M. Mehra Dr. Mridula Gupta Prof. A. Kapoor

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DST

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Physics Based Modeling, Simulation and Electrical Characterisation of a Novel Device Architecture: Silicon on Nothing (SON) MOSFET for Sub­100 nm Device Dimensions.

Dr. Mridula Gupta Prof. R.S. Gupta

DRDO

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. A. K. Verma: Visiting Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 8 May­30 June 2006. Prof. R. M. Mehra: Research Training Expert (Govt. of India), Yangon University, Myanmar. Visiting Scientist, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan. Consultant, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, G.G.S.I. P. Prof. A. Kapoor: Visiting Scientist, University of Lecce, Italy.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. P. K.: Attended Bhatnagar International Conference at National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2­8 July 2005. Prof. E. K. Sharma: Attended 'Lasers and Electro-Optics European Quantum Electronics Conference', 2005. 5th International conference on 'Photonics, Devices and Systems' at Prague, Czech Republic, 8­11 June 2005. 28th General Assembly of 'International Union of Radio Science' at New Delhi, 23­29 October 2005. International Conference on 'Optics and Optoelectronics (ICOL)' at Dehradun, Uttaranchal, 12­15 December 2005. National Conference on 'Mathematical Techniques: Emerging Paradigms for Electronics and IT Industries (MATEIT)', New Delhi, 22­25 March 2006. Prof. R. S. Gupta: Attended International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT), Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan, August 2005. Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), Suzhou, China, December 2005. Prof. A. K. Verma: Delivered a talk on 'High Gain and Large Bandwidth Microstrip Antenna' at the Chinese University Hong Kong, 3­6 May 2005. Prof. R. M. Mehra: Attended 'AIOM ' at Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 10­17 October 2005.

Publications

Gaur, S. S., Karuna, G. and Tripathi, K. N. 2005. `Fabrication and characterisation of dye doped polymeric mode filter'. Optical and Quantum Electronics 37: 805­12. 393

Guru, Vandana., Vyas, H. P., Gupta, Mridula and Gupta, R. S. 2005. `Evaluation of Scattering Parameters, Gain and Feedback Capacitance Dependent Noise Performance of a pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor'. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 47 : 51­7. Jain, A. and Kapoor, A. 2005. `A new method to determine the diode ideality factor of a real solar cell using Lambert W function'. Solar Energy Material andSolar Cells 85:391. `A. New Approach to Study Organic Solar Cell using Lambert W function'. Solar Energy Material and Solar Cells 86:197. Kumar, A., Bhatnagar, P. K., Mathur, P. C., Husain, M., Sengupta S. and Kumar, J. 2005. `Temperature and electric field dependence of hole mobility in light emitting diodes based on poly [2­methoxy­5­ (2-ethylhexoxy)­14­phenylene vinylene]'. Journal of Applied Physics 98: 024502 . Kumar, A., Bhatnagar, P. K., Mathur, P. C., Tada, K. and Onoda, M. 2005. `Optical characterisation of MEH­PPV/Alq3 composite films'. Journal of Material Science Letters 40: 3849­51. Kumar, A., Bhatnagar, P. K., Mathur, P. C., Tada, K. and Onoda, M. 2006. `Improved electrical and optical properties of MEH­PPV light emitting diodes using Ba buffer layer and porphyrin'. Journal of Applied Surface Science. 252: 3953­5. Aggarwal, S., Gupta, R., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `An accurate physics based analytical model for buried p-layer non-self aligned SiC MESFET for the saturation region'. Solid State Electronics 49:1206­12. Kapoor, N., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R. S. 2005. `Channel Thermal Noise of SOI MOSFET in High Frequency Region'. Semiconductor Science and Technology 20: 216­20. Aggarwal, S., Gupta, R., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Analytical Model for High Temperature Performance of Non­self aligned SiC MESFET'. Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics 43: 697­704. Kasturi, P., Saxena, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Modeling and Simulation of Stacked Gate Oxide (STGO) architecture in Silicon-on-nothing (SON) MOSFET' Solid State Electronics 49:1639­48. Kaushik, N., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R. S. 2006. 'Interface Traps Distribution and Temperature Dependent 6H­SiC MOSFET Analysis', Semiconductor Science and Technology 21: 6­12. Kabra, S., Kaur, H., Gupta, R., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R. S. 2006. `A Semi Empirical Approach for Submicron GaN MESFET Using an Accurate Velocity Field Relationship for High Power Applications'. Microelectronics Journal 37: 620­6. Kaur, R., Singh, A. V. and Mehra, R. M. 2005. `Structural, electrical and optical properties of sol-gel derived yttrium doped ZnO films'. Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 202:1053­9. 394

Kumar, M., Wakahara, A., Ishida, M., Yoshida, A.and Mehra, R. M. 2005. `Pulsed laser deposition of epitaxial Al doped ZnO film on sapphire with GaN buffer layer'.Thin Solid Films 484; 174­83. Kaur, R., Singh, A. V. and Mehra, R. M. 2005. `Physical properties of natively textured yttrium doped zinc oxide films by sol-gel'. Journal of Material Science: Materials in Electronics 16: 649­55. Khan, Z.H., Islam, S. S., Kung, S. C., Perng, T. P., Khan, S., Tripathi, K.N., Agarwal, M., Zulfequar M. and Husain, M. 2006. `Characterisation of Carbon Nano Tube grown on Fe70Pd30 films'. Physica B 373(2): 317. Kumar, D., Sharma, V. K., Tripathi K. N. 2006. `Design and fabrication of multilayer metal clad dielectric surface plasmon waveguide polarizersi'. Optical Engineering 45: 054601­4. Mongia G. and Bhatnagar, P.K. 2006. `Crystallization Kinetics in (AgSbTe)x (In1­y Sby )1­x Films used in optical Storage'. J. Material Science, on line. Kumar, D., Sharma, V.K. and Tripathi, K.N. 2005. `Theoretical study of polymeric metal clad optical waveguide polarizer'. Optics and Laser Technology 37: 397­401. Kumar, K.R., Singh, A. P., Kapoor, A. and Tripathi, K. N. 2005. `Effect of dye doping in Poly Vinyl Alcohol thin film waveguide'. Journal of Modern Optics 52:1471­83. 36. Mangla, T., Sehgal, A., Saxena, M., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Physicsbased algorithm implementation for characterisation of gate­dielectric engineered MOSFETs including Quantization effects'. Journal of Semiconductor Technology and Science 5:159­67. Nasimuddin., Esselle, K.P. and Verma, A. K. 2005. `Resonance frequency of an Equilateral Triangular Micristrip patch antenna'. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 47: 485­9. Nasimuddin, Esselle, K. P and A. K. Verma, 2005. `Fast and accurate model for circular microstrip patch antenna on suspended and composite substrate'. IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation 53, No. 9. Sharma, K.K., Pandey, P., Nagpal, S., Bhatnagar, P.K. and Mathur, P.C. 2006. `Study of CdTe Quantum Dots grown using a two-step Annealing Method'. Physica Scripta 73:125­8. Sehgal, A., Mangla, T., Chopra, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Sub Threshold Analysis and Drain Current Modeling of Poly-Silicon Thin Film Transistor using Green's Function Approach'. IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques 53: 2682­7. Sehgal, A., Mangla, T., Chopra, S., Gupta M. and R.S. Gupta. 2006. `Enhancement in performance of poly-crystalline thin film transistors with gate dielectric and work function'. Thin Solid Films 504: 55­8.

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Sehgal, A., Mangla, T., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2006. `Physics based threshold voltage extraction and simulation for poly-crystalline thin film transistors using double gate structure'. Semiconductor Science and Technology 21:370­7. Sagar, P., Kumar, M. and Mehra, R. M. 2005. `Influence of Hydrogen Incorporation in sol­gel derived aluminum doped ZnO thin films'. Thin Solid Films 489: 94­8. `Electrical and Optical Properties of sol-gel Derive ZnO: Al Thin Films'. Materials Science­Poland 23: 685­96. 2005. `Photoconductivity of selenium and sulphur doped a­Si:H thin films'. Turk. J. Phys. 29: 243­8. 2005. `Comparative study of Styrene Butadine films in different solvents'. Optical and Quantum Electronics 37: 469­74. 2005. `Microstrip Resonator Sensors for Determination of Complex Permittivity of Materials in Sheet, Liquid and Paste forms'. IEE Proceedings­Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation 151:47­54. 2005. Conference Paper Singh, R. and Sharma, E.K. 2005. `Coupled Mode Theory for Long Period Grating written in 980nm pumped Erbium Doped Fiber', URSI GA, New Delhi. Singh, R. and Sharma, E.K. 2005. `Long Period Grating written in 980nm pumped Erbium Doped Fiber', Photonics Prague, Prague Czech Republic. Singh, R. and Sharma, E.K. 2005. `Long Period Grating written in 980nm pumped Erbium Doped Fiber', CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference, International Congress Centre, Munich, Germany. Sharma, E.K. and Singh, R. 2005. `Long Period Gratings and Applications', International Conference on Optics and Optoelectronics (ICOL), Dehradun. Sharma, E.K. 2006. `Coupled Differential Equations in the Design of Photonic Devices', (MATEIT) New Delhi, National Conference on Mathematical Techniques: Emerging Paradigms for Electronics and IT Industries. Kasturi, P., Saxena, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Two-Dimensional Analysis and Simulation for Gate Stack Silicon-on-Nothing MOSFET GAS-SON MOSFET'. In Proceeding 10th International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT) Fukuoka Institute of Technology Japan Sehgal, A., Mangla, T., Chopra, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Modeling and Simulation of Poly-Crystalline Silicon Thin Film Transistor for Improved Gate Transport Efficiency'. In Proceeding 10th International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology (ISMOT) Fukuoka Institute of Technology Japan. Kaur, R., Saxena, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Investigating the role of Stacked Gate Oxide and Hetro-Material Gate on Electrical Characteristics of Insulated Shallow Extension (ISE) 396

MOSFET' Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD), NPL, New Delhi, Vol 2, pp. 1163­6. Sehgal, A., Mangla, T., Chopra, S.,Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Poly-crystalline silicon thin film transistor: modified Schottky gate contact for enhanced gate transport efficiency'. Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD.) NPL, New Delhi, Vol 2, pp. 1040­4. Mangla, T., Sehgal, A., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Threshold voltage model for short­channel MOSFETs with quantum effects'. Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semi-conductor Devices (IWPSD­2005), NPL, New Delhi, Vol. 2, pp. 1030­4. Kaur, H., Kabra, S., Bindra, S., Haldar, S. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'An Analytical Two­Dimensional Model for Graded Channel Fully Depleted Cylindrical/Surrounding Gate SOI MOSFETs'. Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD); NPL, New Delhi, Vol. 2, pp. 1150­4 Kabra, S., Kaur, H., Haldar, S., Gupta, M and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'An Analytical Model for I­V characteristics of Sub-micron GaN MESFET Using an Exact Velocity Field Dependence for Microwave Applications', Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD); NPL, New Delhi, Vol. 2, pp. 826­9. Gupta, R.S., Goel, K.,Saxena, M., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. `Non-Uniformly Doped Gate Electrode Workfunction Engineered MOSFET: Novel Design Architecture for Controlling Short Channel Effect and Improving Gate Transport Efficiency', Thirteenth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD); NPL, New Delhi, Vol. 2, pp. 995­1002. Parvesh, Pandey, S., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Effect of temperature on current voltage characteristics of lattice mismatched AlmGa1-mN/GaN HEMTs', Proceedings in Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), China. Goel, K. Saxena, M., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Physics based modeling and simulation of Hetro material asymmetric Gate epi (HEMAGASE) MOSFET', Proceedings in Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), China. Kaur, H., Kabra, S., Bindra, S., Haldar, S. and Gupta, R.S.2005. 'Modeling and analysis of graded channel fully depleted cylindrical/surrounding gate SOI MOSFETs', XXVIIIth General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), New Delhi. Kaushik, N., Haldar, S., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Temperature Dependent Analytical Model Of 6H­SiC MOSFET', XXVIIIth General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), New Delhi. Goel, K., Saxena, M., Gupta, M. and Gupta, R.S. 2005. 'Dual-Material Gate Asymmetric Oxide (Dmgasymox) Stack MOSFET: A Novel Device Architecture for Improved Carrier Transport Efficiency and Reduced Hot Electron Effects', XXVIIIth General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), New Delhi.

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'Three region hetero­material gate oxide stack (TMGOS) epi­MOSFET: A new device structure for reduced short channel effects' International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium (ISDRS­2005.), Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda Maryland, USA, December 7­9 2005. Nasimuddin, Esselle, K. P. and Verma, A. K. 2006. 'Optimising The Coaxial­Fed Location To Enhance Circular Polarisation Quality of Stacked Microstrip Antennas,' 12th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM/URSI, Canada. `Improving the Axial-Ratio Bandwidth of Circularly Polarized Stacked Microstrip Antennas and Enhancing their Gain with Short Horns', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) International Symposium. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 2006. 'Optimization of stacked microstrip antenna for circular polarization', 5th Workshop on Applications of Radio Science (WARS), Leura, NSW, Australia, 2006. 'Dielectric loss of multilayer coplanar waveguide using the single layer reduction (SLR) formulation', APMC, Suzhou, China, 2005. 'Closed­form model of shunt capacitance of microstrip step discontinuity', APMC, Suzhou, China, 2005. 'Compact circularly polarized enhanced gain microstrip antenna on high permittivity substrate', APMC, Suzhou, China, 2627­30. 2005. 'Investigation on High Gain Compact Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antenna', DSPCS'2005. & WITSP', Sunshine Coast Australia, pp. 328­32. 2005. 'High Gain Compact Circularly Polarized Microstrip Antenna,' Tencon. IEEE Region 10 Conference, Australia. pp. 2360­3. 2005. Nasimuddin, Esselle, K. P., Weily, A.R. and Verma, A. K. 2005. 'A Low-Profile Microwave Antenna with High Gain', 18th International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Communications, Dubrovnik, Croatia. pp. 451-4. 'Gain enhancement of aperture coupled dielectric resonator antenna with surface mounted horn', XXVIIIth URSIGA , New Delhi, pp. 84.2005. Kaur, R. Singh, A.V., Sehrawat, K. Mehra, N. C. and Mehra, R. M. 2005. `Sol-gel derived yttrium doped ZnO nanostructures', National Conference on, Nanocomposites and Technology', Amity School of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi Jain, A., Kaur, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. `Optical Properties of rare earth doped zinc oxide films', Workshop on sol-gel derived thin films and devices, Department of Electronic Science, Delhi University South Campus. Kumar, N., Kaur, R., Manchanda, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. `Study of junction properties of yttrium doped ZnO/p­Si heterostructures prepared by sol-gel', 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain. Kumar, N., Kaur, R., Manchanda, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. `Study of junction properties of 398

yttrium doped ZnO/p­Si heterostructures prepared by sol-gel'. Proceedings of 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain pp. 383. Suri, P. Kumar, M. Wakahara, A. Yoshida, A. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. `Dye sensitized solar cell using nano size ZnO', 3rd International Conference on Materials for on Advanced Technologies (ICMAT ) & 9th International Conference Advanced Materials (ICAM), Singapore. Suri, P., Kumar, M., Dhingra, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. `Degradation of dye sensitized solar cell (ZnO electrode)', 3rd International Conference on Materials for on Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2) & 9th International Conference Advanced Materials (ICAM), Singapore.

GENETICS

Major Activities

The Department offers a two-year Master's programme T leading to M.Sc. (Genetics) degree and has an active Ph.D. programme. The Department also participates in the M.Phil (Biotechnology) Programme along with other applied science Departments and research activities of the Department of Genetics are of a varied nature, covering the areas of Plant Genetics, Microbiol Genetics, Mammalian and Human Genetics. Prof. Sheela Srivastava's group has been involved in understanding the gene function and mechanism of heavy metal resistance in soil bacteria and fungi with special reference to Nickel, Cobalt, Copper and Zinc and Sodium. Zinc, Cd resistance determinant gene (zcr) from Pseudomonas species has been cloned in E. coli. Genes encoding copper resistance from two other Pseudomonas species have also been cloned. Investigations upon Nickel resistance mechanism in P.Putida strain S4 have been made; the putative gene involved in resistance has been cloned and characterised in silico and the strain S4 of P.Putida has been characterised for Copper, Zinc and Nickel resistance with each being managed by an independent pathway. Bacteriocin was characterised in terms of pH­thermal stability, durability, host range and mode of action. Crude bacteriocin has been purified and homogenicity level was checked by RP­HPLC and SDS­PAGE. Attempts are being made to sequence the bacteriocin peptide. Production of the phytohormone-IAA by Azospirillum is being looked into at the biochemical and genetic level. Pseudomonas fluorescens is being characterised for its biocontrol property against phytopathogens in rhizoshpere. P.fluroescens strains in the lab are demonstrated for their antimicrobial compounds. Signal transduction pathway associated with antibiotics and cyanide production in these bacteria have been done and traced out. It has been further cloned and sequenced. A few antibiotics, siderophores and hydrogen cyanide production has been defined by it. Prof. Deepak Pental, Prof. Akshay K. Pradhan and Dr. Pradeep K. Burma are working on a 399

collaborative project to increase the productivity and to improve oil and meal quality of Brassica juncea (Indian oil seed mustard) through both conventional and biotechnological approaches. The group has developed a hybrid variety of B.juncea (DMH­II) based on barnase­barstar (male sterility/restorer) system using transgenic technology. The hybrid underwent multi­location open field trial at eleven sites in collaboration with the National Research Centre on Rapeseed Mustard (NRCRM), Bharatpur. Based on the observations made, the hybrid shows 25­30% heterosis over the national check. Transgenics with improved fatty acid profile and the keeping quality of mustard oil has also been developed by expressing antisense RNA against the fatty acid desturase­2 (fad­2) gene. Prof. Akshay K. Pradhan's group, in collaboration with Prof. Deepak Pental, has been involved in development of molecular markers in B.juncea for their application in marker assisted breeding. A high density linkage map with 1500 DNA markers has been constructed. This map was used for tagging two agronomically important traits such as erucic acid and seed coat colour. The markers tagged to these traits are now being used in the MAS breeding programme. Prof. Deepak Pental and Dr. Pradeep K. Burma are also involved in development of insect resistant cotton by developing transgenics using Cry genes. The main emphasis of this work is to improve the expression of the Cry genes in cotton by testing novel promoter combinations and modifications of the gene per se. Dr. Pradeep K. Burma's group in collaboration with Prof. Deepak Pental is involved in identification and development of novel promoters for optimizing transgene expression in crop plants. A modified CaMV 35S promoter has been developed by the group which drives expression ~5­6 fold higher than the currently used CaMV 35S promoter. Dr. Pradeep K. Burma has also developed a software 'CUP' (Codon Usage Pattern) which allows one to analyze distributions of differently used codon in a large group of genes (of any genome) at one time. It further builds relationships between genes based on the pattern of codon usage. Dr. M.V. Rajam: His research uses transgenic and other molecular approaches like RNAi to address a wide range of fundamental questions in plant development and stress responses. Several rice, eggplant and tobacoo transgenics, tolerant to abiotic and biotic stresses by over­expressing various stress­related genes, notably polyamine biosynthesis genes and have been developed transgenic tomatoes for delayed fruit ripening for longer shelf­life and improved fruit quality by over­expressing polyamine biosynthetic genes during fruit development. Work is also undertaken to stack genes in transgenic rice, eggplant and tomato for enhanced tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. Additionally, Dr. M.V. Rajam's laboratrory is investigating the role of polyamines in Agrobacterium vir gene induction and T­DNA transfer and have demonstrated that the modulation of polyamines in Agrobacterium cells can enhance these processes and such an approach is being used to increase transformation frequency in tomato. 400

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

Ph.D. M.Phil. 8 2

Research Schemes

Title Bacteriocin production by Lactobacillus plantarum LR/14 Purification and characterisation Principal Investigator Prof. Sheela Srivastava Sponsoring Organisation DBT

Genetic improvement of Azospirillum Prof. Sheela Srivastava species for higher production of IAA. Molecular characterisation and field Prof. Deepak Pental trials of mustard (Brassica juncea) transgenics for hybrid seed production, low­till cultivation and resistance to Alternaria blight Establishment of (a) Centre for Genetic Prof. Deepak Pental Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP) Molecular mapping and isolation of gene(s) for Arabidopsis thaliana conferring resistance to fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicae causing alternaria blight disease in oil seed mustard (Brassica juncea) Prof. Deepak Pental

DBT DBT

NDDB/DOFCO DBT

Molecular mapping tagging and Prof. A.K. Pradhan development of high throughput DNA markers for same agronomically important traits in Brassica juncea. Gene Pyramiding in Transgenic Tomato for Disease Resistance. Dr. M.V. Rajam

DBT

DST DRDO DBT

Engineering cold tolerance in vegetable Dr. M.V. Rajam crops in Himalayan region, Co­O.I Genetic Engineering for Retardation of Fruit Ripening and Increased Shelf Life in Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum I.). Characterisation of CaMV 35S promoter to develop synthetic promoters for avoiding promoter homology­based gene silencing, Dr. M.V. Rajam

Dr. P.K. Burma

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Development and analysis of cotton transgenics for resistance to insect pest (Bollworm complex). Honours/Distinctions

Dr. P.K. Burma

DBT

Prof. Akshay K. Pradhan: Elected Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. M.V. Rajam: Consultative Editor, Indian J. Plant Physiol.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Mandira Malhotra and Sheela Srivastava: Indole­3­Acetic Acid production by a natural isolate of Azospirillum and its genetic manipulation. International Seminar on `Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications', Department of Microbiology, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005. Dr. M.V. Rajam: AgriBiotech 2006-International Conference on 'Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Agro­Industry', Hyderabad, 9­11 March 2006. International Conference on Applied Phycology, Delhi University, Delhi, 14­15 February 2006. 93rd Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad, 3­7 January 2006. 27th Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) and Natl. Symp. on `Plant Biotechnology: New Frontiers'. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 18­20 November 2005. XXVIIIth All India Botanical Conference and Natl. Symp. on `Plant Science Research in India: Challenges & Prospects', Botanical Survey of India, Dehradun, 24­26 October 2005. International Conference on `Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications'. Delhi University - South Campus, New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005. Workshop on `Biosafety on Transgenic Crops: Single Gene Products and Beyond'. CII, New Delhi, 14 April 2005. P.K. Burma: National Symposium on `Plant Biotechnology: New Frontiere' at Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 18-20 November 2005. XXIX All India Cell Biology Conference and Symposium on `Gene to Genome : Environment and Chemical Interaction', held at Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, 17­20 January 2006.

Publications

Books Assani, A., Gupta, B. and Rajam, M.V. 2006. `Haploid production in trees, ornamental and floricultural plants'. In Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant biotechnology. UK: Global Science Book. Volume II, 360­75. 402

Gera, C. and Srivastava, S. 2006. `Quorum­sensing: The phenomenon of microbial communication'. Curr. Sci. 90(5): 666­77. Kumar, S., Birah, A., Chaudhary, B., Burma, P.K., Gupta, G.P. and Pental, D. 2005. `Plant codon optimized cry genes of Bacillus thuringeniensis can been expressed as soluble proteins in E.coli BL21 Codon Plus strain as NusA­Cry protein fusions'. J. of Invertebrate Pathol. 88: 83­6. Kumar, S.V. and Rajam, M.V. 2005. `Enhanced induction of Vir­genes results in the improvement of Agrobacterium­mediated transformation of eggplant'. J.Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 14:59­64. Kumar, S.V. and Rajam, M.V. 2005. `Polymines enhance Agrobacterium tumefaciens virgene induction and T­DNA transfer'. Plant Sci. 168: 475­80. Kumar, S.V. and Rajam, M.V. 2006. `Modulation of polyamine levels influence growth and cell division in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii'. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 12:53­8. Kumar, S.V., Sharma, M.L. and Rajam, M.V. 2006. `Polyamine biosynthetic pathway as a novel target for potential applications in agriculture and biotechnology'. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants 12:13­28. Padmaja, L.K., Arumugam, N., Gupta, V., Mukhopadhyay, A., Sodhi, Y.S., Pental, D. and Pradhan, A.K. 2005. `Mapping and tagging of seed coat colour and identification of microsatellite markers for markers assisted manipulation of the trait in Brassica juncea'. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111: 8­14. Rajam, M.V. 2005. `Polyamines and long-term plant regeneration'. In Plant Biotechnology & Its Applications in Tissue Culture, (eds.) Kumar, A., Roy, S. and Sopory, S.K., pp. 69­76. New Delhi: I.K. International Pvt. Ltd. Rajam, M.V. 2005. `Prevention of plant diseases by targeting fungal polyamine biosynthesis'. In : Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications, eds. Satyanarayana T. & Johri B.N. New Delhi: I.K. International Pvt. Ltd. pp. 457­70. Rajam, M.V. 2005. `Genetic Engineering of Polyamine Metabolism for Crop Improvement', Proc. of AP Akademy of Sciences; 9: 209­18. Singh, S. and Srivastava, S. 2005. `Rhizobia and its role in rhizoremediation'. In Microbiol Diversity - Current perspective and potential applications, eds. Satyanarayana, T. and Johri, B.N. New Delhi: I.K. International Pvt. Ltd. pp. 655­76. Srivastava, S., Singh, P., Bhagat, R. and Tripathi, V.N. 2005. `Application of bacterial biomass as a potential metal indicator.' Cur. Sci. 89: 1248­51. Tripathi, V.N. and Srivastava, S. 2006. `Ni2+ ­uptake in Pseudomonas putida strain S4: A possible role of Mg2+ ­ uptake pump'. J. Biosci. 31: 101­7. Tripathi, V.N. and Srivastava, S. 2006. `Extracytoplasmic storage as the nickel resistance mechanism in a natural isolate of Pseudomonas putida S4'. Can. J. Microbiol. Rev. Can. Microbiol. 52(4): 287­92.

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Major Activities

The Department, since its establishment, has been actively engaged in research in various disciplines of Microbiology. One of the major thrust areas is Industrial microbiology (which involves the production, purification, characterisation and application studies of various bioactive molecules such as hydrolytic enzymes, namely lipases, proteases, amylases, xylanases, tannases, pectinases, laccases and organic acids viz. succinic, lactic, malic acid etc.). Besides this, the other interests lie in microbiol physiology, bio-chemistry and regulation, phosphate solubilization, lignocellulose degradation, bio-mining, metal recovery, membrane regulation and molecular biology of lignin degradation, and so on.

The Research Interest

Microbiol Biodiversity Production of industrially important microbial enzymes and other bioactive molecules and their process optimization, downstream processing and applications. Microbiol differentiation and regulation. Molecular biology of microbial degradation of lignocellulosic wastes. Production of Bioethanol from Lignocellulosis. Production of antifungal antibiotics from bacteria. Microbiol processes from reducing bacterial load in sewage effluents. Metal removal from low-grade ores and treatment of industrial effluents using microbial biomass. Protozoan cellular biology.

Achievements

The process for xylanase production under SSF and SmF cultivation conditions has been developed. Agrobacterium mediated transformation system for white rot fungi has been developed. The production of glucoamylase by immobilized Thermomucor indicaeseudaticae was optimized in stirred tank and airlift fermenters. Alpha helix of a-amylase of Geobacillus thermoleovorans was shown to be important for its catalytic activity. Alkaline pectinase of Bacillus pumilus was purified to homogeneity. The cell-bound phytase of Pichia anomala was produced in fed-batch and airlift fermenters. Fourteen percent chlorine could be saved by including of xylanase of G. thermoleovorans in bleaching of paper pulp. The production of acid phosphatase by the recombinant Arxula ademinivorans was optimized by conventional and statistical approaches. 404

Cell free feather meal production has been developed. Ker RGI gene coding for keratinase production from a Bacillus has been cloned and expressed in E. Coli. Potential lipolytic yeast strains have also been identified from petroleum sludge. Studies have been carried out on beta lactamases, extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBL) and their genes (BlaA and BlaB) in strains of Yersinia enterocolitica of Indian origin. The investigated strains showed differential expression of beta lactamases. ESBL could not be detected in any of the strains. PCR-RELP analysis showed heterogeneity in BlaA gene but not in BlaB. Virulence­associated genes were also detected in these strains. Preliminary work on the identification of Leishmanial DNA replication proteins has been started.

Ph.D. Degree awarded

Ph.D. 1

Research Schemes

Title Decolorization of dye waste waters using laccase over producing marine and terrestrial fungi. Enzymatic Synthesis of Xylitol from Hemicellulose. Production and process Optimization of 1, 3­propanediol from glycerol. Biotechnology for Leather: Towards cleaner Processing. Establishing a Technology Business Incubator (TBI). Testing the applicability of Cell­bound phytase in Improving growth of marine seabass. Principal Investigator Sponsoring Organisation Prof. R.C. Kuhad DBT

Prof. R.K. Saxena

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Carbon sequestration using heterotrophic bacteria. Large scale production of Food and Feed Enzymes: Development of Enzyme Consortia for Use in Bakery and Feed Industry. Molecular characterisation of strains of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India. Studies on beta lactamases and extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBL) of strains of Yersinia entero­ colitica isolated from India. Identification and characterisation of DNA replication proteins in the protozoan parasite Leishmania major. Decolorization of dye waste waters using laccase over producing marine and terrestrial fungi.

Prof. T.Satyanarayana

DBT

Dr. Rani Gupta

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Dr. J.S. Virdi

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Dr. J.S. Virdi

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Dr. Swati Saha

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Prof. R.C. Kuhad, Dr. Lata Raghukumar

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New Addition

Dr. Swati Saha Reader

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. T. Satyanarayana: Chaired sessions in International Conferences on Bio-catalysis and Thermophiles in China and Australia, respectively. Dr. J.S. Virdi: INSA­ Visiting Fellowship (2005).

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. R.C. Kuhad: Attended Interaction meet on Technology upgradation in Indian pulp and paper industry, New Delhi. 2006. 406

National Symposium on Biotechnology-2005, Manesar (Gurgaon). Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, Hyderabad, 2005. International Conference on 'Microbiol Diversity. Current Perspectives and Potential Applications', New Delhi, 14­17 April 2005. Annual Conference of Pulp and Paper Industry, Paperex, New Delhi, 2005. IUPAC sponsored Second International Symposium on green sustainable Chemistry, New Delhi, 10­13 January 2006. Prof. R.K. Saxena: Attended International Conference on 'Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology' (RAFT VI). at California, U.S.A., 2005. 7th National Symposium on Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT, New Delhi, 2005. Second Convention, Biotech Research Society of India at Anna University, Chennai, 2005. International Conference on `Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications' at Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi, 2005. Second International Symposium on Green Sustainable Chemistry at New Delhi, 2006. Indo-US Workshop on 'Promoting Technopreneurship in Academia and Industry' at Hotel Shanghai, New Delhi, 2006. 'Indo-Italian Workshop on Chemistry and Biology of Antioxidants' held at the Department of Chemistry, Delhi University, 2006. Indo­US Workshop on Green Chemistry, at Department of Chemistry, Delhi University, 2006. Prof. T. Satyanarayana: Attended International Conference on Thermophiles 2005. International Conference on Bio-catalysis at Shanghai, China. IUPAC International Conferences. AMI Conference at Hyderabad BRSI Conference at Chennai. Dr. Rani Gupta: Attended Society of Biochemists of India, Pant Nagar, 2005. Gordon Research Conference, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2005. International Conference on 'Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications', New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005. Dr. J.S. Virdi: Attended International Conference on Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications, New Delhi, 16­18 April 2005.

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Kuhad, R.C., Chopra, P., Battan, B., Kapoor, M. and Kuhar, S. 2006. `Production and partial purification and characterisation of a thermo-alkali stable xylanase from Bacillus sp. RPP 1'. Indian Journal of Microbiology 46. Sharma, K. K., Gupta, S. and Kuhad, R.C., 2006. `Agrobacterium-mediated delivery of marker genes to Phanerochaete chrysosporium mycelial pellets: A model transformation system for white-rot fungi'. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry 49: 181­6. Ninawe, S. and Kuhad, R.C. (2005). `Use of xylan rich cost effective agroresides in the production of xylanase by streptomyces cyaneus SN32'. Journal of Applied Microbiology 99: 1141­8. Sharma, K.K., Kapoor, M. and Kuhad, R.C. (2005). `In-vivo enzymatic digestion (IVED), In­vitro xylanase digestion (IVXD), metabolic analogues, surfactants and polyethyelene glycol ameliorate laccase production from Ganoderma sp. Kk­02'. Letters in Applied Microbiology 41(1):24­31 Vasdev, L., Dhawan, S., Kapoor, K.R. and Kuhad, R.C. (2005). `Biochemical characterisation and molecular evidence of a laccase from the birds nest fungus Cyathus bulleri'. Fungal Genetics Biology 42: 684­93. Articles Singh, A., Ward, O.P. and Kuhad, R.C. 2005. `Feasibility studies for microbial remediation of hydrocarbons'. In: Methods for monitoring and assessing soil bioremediation. (ed.) R. Margesin and F. Schinner, Germany, Springer­Verlag. Kuhad, R.C., Kuhar, S., Kapoor, M., Sharma, K. K. and Singh, A. 2006. `Lignocellulolytic microorganisms, their enzymes and possible biotechnologies based on lignocellulolytic microorganisms and their enzymes'. In: Lignocellulose biotechnology: Future perspectives. (ed.) Kuhad, R.C. and Singh, A. New Delhi: I.K. International. Kuhar, S. Kapoor, M. Kapoor, R. Sharma, K.K., Singh, A. and Kuhad, R.C. 2006. `Biodiversity of ligninolytic fungi'. In: Lignocellulose biotechnology: Future perspectives. (ed.) Kuhad, R.C. and Singh, A. New Delhi: I.K. International. Battan, B., Kuhar, S., Sharma, J.K., Tripathi K.K. and Kuhad, R.C. 2006. `Biodiversity of hemicellulose degrading microorganisms and their enzymes'. In: Lignocellulose biotechnology: Future perspectives. (ed.) Kuhad, R.C. & Singh, A. New Delhi: I.K. International. Kuhar, K., Ninawe, S., Gupta, V.K., Kuhar, S., Tripathi, K.K., Kuhad, R.C. 2006. `Methods of purification and characterisation of xylanases'. In: Lignocelluloses biotechnology: Future perspectives. (ed.) Kuhad, R.C. and Singh, A. New Delhi: I.K. International. Sharma, K.K. Kumar, S., Kuhad, R.C. and Bhatt, P.N. 2006. `Combinatorial approaches to improve plant cell wall digestion: possible solution for cattle feed problems'. In: Lignocelluloses biotechnology: Future perspectives. (ed.) Kuhad, R.C. and Singh, A. New Delhi: I.K. International. 408

Prasad, A.K., Mukherjee, C., Singh, S.K., Brahma, R., Singh, R., Saxena, R.K., Olsen, C.E. and Parmar, V.S. 2006. `Novel selective biocatalytic deacetylation studies on Dihydropyrimidinones'. J. Mol. Cat. B: Enzymes 40(3­4): 93­100. Meghawanshi, G., Agarwal, L., Dutt, K. and Saxena, R.K. 2006. `Characterisation of 1, 3­regiospecific lipases from new Pseudomonas and Vacillus isolates'. J.Mol. Cat. B: Enzymes 40 (3­4): 127­31. Kaushik, R., Saran, S., Isar, J. and Saxena, R.K. 2006. `Statistical optimization of the medium components by response surface methodology to enhance lipase production by Aspergillus carneus' J. Mol. Cat. B: Enzymes 40 (3­4): 121­26. Saxena, R.K., Anand, P., Saran, S. and Isar, J. 2006. `Fungal biosorbents: A Benign Alternative For Removal Anad Recovery of heavy Metals from Waste Water'. In: Biotechnolgical Applications of Microgrnism: A techno-commercial Approach (eds.) D.K. Maheshwari, R.C. Dubey, Kang, S.C. New Delhi: I.K. International. pp. 359­79. Saxena, R.K., Isar, J., Saran, S., Agarwal L. 2006. `Microbiol production and applications of 1,3­propanediol'. In: Biotechnological Applications of Microorganisms: A techno­commercial Approach (eds.) D.K. Maheshwari, R.C. Dubey, Kang S.C. New Delhi: IK International. pp. 213­28. Cost effective fermentative production of succinic acid using cane molasses and corn steep. Agarwal, L., Isar J., Saxena, R.K. 2006. `Liquor by E.coli'. J. Appl. Microbiol. 100: 1348­54. Saxena, R.K., Aggarwal, L. and Meghwanshi, G.K. 2005. `Diversity of fungal and yeast lipases: Present and future scenario for the 21st century'. In: Microbiol diversity: Current perspectives and potent applications. (eds.) Satyanarayana, T., Johri, B.N. New Delhi: I.K. International pp. 791­814. Saxena, R.K., Isar., J., Saran, S. and Kaushik, R. 2005. `Microwave assisted lipase catalyzed hydrolysis of triolein and synthesis of bioesters, biosurfactants'. Curr. Sci. 89(6): 1000­3. Saxena, R.K., Sheoran, A. and Pandit, G.L. 2005. `How not to Interpret the Advances of Biotechnology?' Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12(1): 93­102. Agarwal, L., Isar, J. and Saxena, R.K. 2005. `Rapid screening procedures for identification of succinic acid producers'. J. Biochem. Biophys. Meth. 63 (1): 24­32. Gulati, R., Isar, J., Kumar, V., Prasad, A.K., Parmar, V.S. and Saxena, R.K. 2005. `Production of a novel alkaline lipase from Fusarium globulosum (FGL) produced using neem oil and its applications'. Pure Appl. Chem., USA. 77: 251­62 Prasad, P., Mukherjee, A.K., C., Shakya, G., Megawanshi, G.K., Wengel, J., Saxena, R.K. and Parmar, V.S. 2005. `Selective transacylation reactions on 4-Aryl-3, 4-dihydropyrimidine-2ones and nucleosides mediated by novel lipases'. Pure Appl. Chem. USA. 77: 237­44. Batra, A., Saxena, R.K. 2005. `Potential tannase producers from the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium'. Process Biochem. 40: 1553­57. Satyanarayana, T. and Johri, B.N. 2005. Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications. New Delhi: I.K. International.

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Journals Singh, B. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Phytase production by a thermophilic mould Sporotrichum thermophile in solid­state fermentation and its application in dephytinization of sesame oil cake'. Applied Biochem. Biotechnol. 133(3): 239­50 Sharma, D.C. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `A marked enhancement in the production of a highly alkaline and thermostable pectinase by Bacillus pumilus dcsr1 in submerged fermentation using statistical methods'. Bioresource Technol. 97: 727­33. Kaur, P. and Satyanarayana, T. 2005. `Production of cell-bound phytase by Pichia anomala in an economical cane molasses medium: optimization using statistical tools'. Process Biochemistry 40: 3095­3102. Satyanarayana, T., Raghukumar, C. and Shivaji, S. 2005. `Extremophilic microbes: Diversity and perspectives'. Current Science 89: 78­90. Krishna, P., Reddy, M.S. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Molecular techniques for understanding the microbial community structure in mycorhizosphere'. In Microbiol Activity in the Rhizosphere (eds.) Mukherji, K.G., Manoharachary, C. and Singh, J., Berlin: SpringerVerlag, pp. 173­98. Reddy, M.S. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Interactions between ectomycorrhizal fungi and rhizospheric microbes'. In Microbiol Activity in the Rhizosphere (eds.) Mukherji, K.G., Manoharachary, C. and Singh, J., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 245­63. Satyanarayana, T. Sharma, D.C., Rao, J.L.U.M., Ezhilvannan, M., Bhardwaj, M. and Adhikari, S. 2005. `Potential applications of enzymes produced by the species of Bacillus and Geobacillus'. In Microbiol Diversity: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications. (eds.) Satyanarayana, T. and Johri, B.N., New Delhi: I.K. International, pp. 741­68. Satyanarayana, T. and Rao, J.L.U.M. and Ezhilvannan, M. 2005. `Alpha amylases'. In Enzymes Technology. (eds.) Pandey, A., Webb, C., Soccol C.R. and Larroche, C. New Delhi: Asiatech Publishers Inc., pp. 189­220. Satyanarayana, T. and Adhikari, S. 2006. `Applications of alkalistable andthermostable microbial xylanolytic enzymes in pulp and paper industry'. In Microbes (eds.) Chauhan, A.K. and Verma, A., New Delhi: I.K. Interntional . pp. 356­88 Kumar, P. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Biotechnological aspects of thermophilic fungal glucoamylases'. In Emerging Trends in Mycology, Plant Pathology and Microbiol Technology. (eds.) Bagyanarayana, G., Bhadraiah, B. and Kunwar, I.K. Hyderabad, B.S. Publications, pp. 519­43. Kumar, S. and Satyanarayana, T. 2005. `Starch­hydrolyzing enzymes of thermophilic moulds'. In Fungi: Diversity and Biotechnology. (eds.) Rai, M.K. and Deshmukh, S K. Jodhpur: Scientific Publishers, pp. 229­50. Kaur, P. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Developments in production, characteristics and potential applications of yeast phytases'. In Current Concepts in Botany. (eds.) Mukherji, K.G. and Manoharachary, C. New Delhi: I.K. International pp. 377­94. 410

Sharma, D.C. and Satyanarayana, T. 2006. `Production charachteristics and biotechnological applications of alkaline pectinases'. In Biotechnological Applications of Microorganisms: A techno­commercial approach. (eds.) Maheshwari, D.K., Dubey, R.C. and Kang, S.C. New Delhi: I.K. International, pp. 67­123. Gupta, R. and Ramnani, P. 2006. `Microbiol keratinases and their prospective applications: An overview'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 70: 21­33. Singh, R., Gupta, N., Goswami, V. and Gupta, R. 2006. `A simple activity staining protocol for lipases and esterases'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 70: 679­82. Ramnani, P., Singh, R. and Gupta, R. 2005. `Keratinolytic potential of Bacillus licheniformis RG1: Structural and Biochemical mechanism of feather degradation'. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 51: 191­96. `Concomitant production and downstream processing of alkaline protease and biosurfactant from Bacillus licheniformis RG1: Bioformulation as detergent additive'. Gupta, N., Rathi, P., Singh, R., Goswami, V.K. and Gupta, R. 2005. `Single step purification of lipase from Burkholderia multivorans using polypropylene matrix'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 67: 648­53. Sharma, S., Mittal, S., Mallik, S. and Virdi, J.S. 2006. `Molecular characterisation of betalactamase genes blaA and blab of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A'. FEMS Microbiology Letters 257: 319­27. Virdi, J.S. and Sachdeve, P. 2005. `Molecular heterogeneity in Yersinia enterocolitica and 'Yersinia enterocolitica­like' organisms - implications for epidemiology, typing and taxonomy'. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 45: 1­10. Singh, I. and Virdi, J.S. 2005. `Interaction of Yersinia enterocolitica biovar 1A of diverse origin with cultured cells in vitro'. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 58: 31­3. Johri, B.N., Ganguly, B.N., Goel, S.K., Virdi, J.S., Tripathi, A.K,. Jain, R.K., Kamara, D.N. and Bhatnagar, A. 2005. `Microorganism diversity: Strategy and action plan'. Current Science 89: 151­54. `Genetic diversity of pathogenic microorganisms­ Basic insights, public health implications and the Indian initiatives'. Current Science 89: 113­23. 2005. Virdi, J.S., Sachdeve, S., Bhagar, N., Sinha, I., Sharma, S. Malik, S. Mittal, S. 2005. `Serological and Molecular Diversity of Yersinia enterocolitica isolated from India'. Microbiol Diversity. Current Perspective and Potential Applications (eds.) T. Satyanarayana and B.N. Johri. New Delhi: I.K. International.

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Major Activities

Selected genes and promoters were used to raise transgenics with from a view point of analyzing function. One Mb region of chromosome five of tomato was sequenced. In addition, about 10,000 ESTs were generated from sugarcane. The circular double-stranded molecular comprises of two identical inverted repeats (25, 678 bp each) separating a large and small single copy region of 85, 548 bp and 19,742 bp, respectively. Rice hsp 100 gene promoter was isolated and sequenced (Accession No. AJ 302059). Transgenic rice plants raised with plasmid construct having hsp 100 gene promoter-gus, show that gus transcript is heat-regulated. To obtain an efficient self-molecule was further improved to cause minimal symptoms, at the same time relicate and spread efficiently throughout the plant. DNA fragments representing the reverse-transcriptase gene from Citrus yellow mosaic virus were obtained and developed a nucleic acid-based diagnostic kit for the virus. Functional domains of the movement-related proteins of Indiancassava mosaic virus were identified using fluorescent-tagged transient assays I host and non-host plants.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Research Schemes

DBT in collaboration Molecular characterisation, development of with Sri Venkateswara diagnostics of citrus yellow mosaic virus isolates University, Tirupati (A.P.) and production of virus­free plants.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignment

Prof. A.K. Tyagi: General Secretary, National Academy of Science, India, Allahabad. Member GEAE, MoEF, New Delhi. Member Life Science Research Development Board, DBT, Most, New Delhi. Prof. J.P. Khurana: Member of the 'Scientific Advisory Committee on Bioresource Inventorization and Prospecting', constituted by the Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India, New Delhi. Co-Convener of the CSUR­UGC NET (Life Science) (conducted by the Human Resource Development Group of the CSIR, New Delhi). 412

Member, Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Microbiology, The Association of Microbiologists of India & Department of Zoology, Delhi University. Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Centre for Transgenic Plant Development, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. External (Expert) Member on the Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Prof. Anil Grover: Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. Member, Editorial Board of World Journal of Agriculture Sciences. Member, International Review Board, Annals of Botany. Prof. Indranil Dasgupta: Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee of Tata Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. A.K. Tyagi: B.P. Pal Memorial Award, NASI, Allahabad. Platinum Jubilee Award, ISCA, Hyderabad. Prof. J.P. Khurana: Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore. Elected Vice-President of the Indian Photobiology Society, Kolkata.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. J.P. Khurana: Delivered an invited lecture in the Symposium on 'Genomics Challenges and Opportunities', organised by NCPGR, New Delhi, May 2005. Delivered a lecture in the DBT-sponsored brainstorming session organised at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 14­15 June 2005. Delivered the 'CIMAP Foundation Day' Lecture at CIMAP, Lucknow, August 2005. Delivered a lecture in the 2nd Solanaceae Genome Workshop., at Ischia, Italy, September 2005. Delivered lecture in the National Seminar on 'Molecular Cytogenetics and Crop Breeding' at CCSU, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, November 2005. Co-chaired a session and delivered an invited lecture in the National Symposium 'Plant Biotechnology: New Frontiers' at 27th the Annual Meeting of the PTCA, at CIMAP, Lucknow, November 2005. Delivered an invited lecture in a Refresher Course in 'Life Science' organised by the Staff Training College, JNU, in January 2006. Delivered an invited lecture in the Valedictory Function of Delhi University Botanical Society, Delhi University, in March 2006.

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Prof. Paramjit Kumar: Invited presentation on 'Genes and Genomics for Sustainable Agriculture' in the session on 'Women and the Newer Technologies' at the Third General Assembly and International Conference on 'Women's Impact on Science and Technology in the New Millennium', at Bangalore, India, in November 2005. Invited lecture on 'Genes and Genomics for Mulberry Improvement', in the XXth Congress of the International Sericulture Commission, Bangalore, India, in December 2005. Invited Lecture on 'Wheat Biotechnology: Genes and Genomics for Sustainable Agriculture' at the National Seminar on 'Molecular Cytogenetics and Crop Breeding' at Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCSU, Meerut, in November 2005. Guest lecture on 'Genes and Genomics for Novel Traits in Crop Plants' at the National Symposium on 'Recent Trends in Health Science Research', held at School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, August 2006. Prof. Indranil Dasgupta: Delivered an oral presentation at The Second Global Conference: Plant Health­Global Wealth; Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, in November 2005. Delivered an oral presentation and two posters at the International Symposium on Management of Vector-borne viruses, organised by the Indian Virological Society at International Crop Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, February 2006. Dr. Arun Sharma: Delivered a lecture on 'Plant Transformation Methods' organised at the Department of Biotechnology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, December 2005. Delivered a lecture on 'Plant as Bioreactors' organised by Bioscience Association, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, in December 2005. Delivered a lecture on 'Transgenic Crops: Production Evaluation and Applications' organised by ICGEB on the topic 'Utility of Plant as Biocreators' at ICGEB, New Delhi, November 2005. Attended a Conference on `Regulation of Biotech. Crops: Going Beyond Single-Gene Products', CII Headquarters, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, April 2005.

Publications

Agarwal, S. and Grover, A. 2005. `Isolation and transcription profiling of low O2 stress associated DNA clones from flooding stress tolerant FR 13A rice genotype'. Ann. Botany 96: 831­44. Bhat, V., Dwivedi, K.K., Khurana, J.P. and Sopory, S.K. 2005. `Apomixes: An Enigma with Potential application'. Curr. Sci. 89:1879­93. Dutt. N., Briddon, R.W. and Dasgupta, I. 2005. `Identification of a second begomovirus Sri Lankan cassava mosaic disease in India'. Arch. Virologu. 150(10):2101­8.

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Gepstein, S., Grover, A. and Blumwald, E. 2005. `Producing biomaceuticals in the Desert: Building an Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants for Salt Heat and Drought'. In: Khablein, J. & Muller, R.H. (eds.), Modern Biopharmaceuticals, Weinhaum: Wiley­VCH Verlag Gmb H & Co., pp. 967-94. Khurana, J.P., Dasgupta, U., Laxmi, A., Kumar, D. and Paul, L.K. 2005. `Light control of plant development by phytochromes: A perspective'. Proc. Ind. Natl. Sci. Acad. B70 No: pp. 379­402. Khurana, P. 2005. `Cellular differentiation and genetic transformation studies in Indian legumes, crucifers, mulberry and cereals'. In: Kumar, A., Roy and Sopory, S.K. (eds.), Plant Biotechnology and its Application in Tissue Culture. New Delhi: I.K. International, pp. 15­23. Khurana, P., Bhatnagar, S. and Kumari, S. 2005. `Thidiazuron and Woody Plant Tissue Culture'. J. Plant Biol. 32:1­12. Khurana, P., Kapur, A., Bhatnagar, S. and Das, B. 2005. `Prospects for mulberry improvement by genetic engineering. In: Nutritional management and quality improvement in sericulture'. Proc. Natl. Sem. Mulb. Seri. Res. India, KSSRDI, Bangalore. Khurana, P. and Visnudasan, D. 2005. `Wheat biotechnology for herbicide resistance'. In: Souvenir issue of National Binennial Conference, ISWS and Deptt. Agronomy and Agrometerology, PAU, Ludhiana. pp. 7­15. Kulwal, P.L., Kumar, N., Gaur, A., Khurana, P., Khurana, J.P., Tyagi, A.K., Balyan, H.S. and Gupta, P.K. 2005. `Mapping of a major QTL for preharvest sprouting tolerance on chromosome 3A in bread wheat'. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111: 1052­9. Manswani, D., Shalim K. and Khurana, P. 2005. `Utility of mature tissue explants for regeneration and transformation studies'. In: Dandin, S.B. Mishra Gupta, V.P. & Reddy, Y.S. (eds.) Advances in Tropical Sericulture, Nat. Acad. Sericulture & CSRTI, Mysore, India. pp. 43­5. Niazi, F.R., Dasgupta, I., Singh, J., Mathur, S. and Verma, A. 2005. `Characterisation of New Strains of Rice Tungro Virus'. Indian Phytopathology 58:308­13. Patnaik, D. and Khurana, P. 2005. `Identification of a phosphoprotein expressed during somatic embryogenesis in wheat leaf base culture'. J. Plant Biochem. Biotech. 14: 149­54. Patnaik, K., Khurana, A. and Khurana, P. 2005. `Effect of water stress and heavy metals on induction of somatic embryogenesis in wheat leaf base cultures'. Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 43: 740­5. Shalini, K. and Khurana, P. 2005. `Screening and genetic manipulation of Indian mulberry for abiotic stress tolerance'. In Dandin, S.B. Mishra., Gupta, V.P. & Reddy, Y.S. (eds.), Advances in Tropical Sericulture, Nat. Acad. Sericulture & CSRTI, Mysore. pp. 46­8. Thakur, J. K., Jain, M., Tyagi, A.K. and Khurana, J.P. 2005. `Exogenous auxin enhances the degradation of a light down­regulated and nuclear localized OsilAA1, an Aux/IAA protein from rice, via Proteasome'. Biochimica et Biophysica. Acta. 1736: 196­205. 415

International Rice Genome Sequencing Consortia 2005. `The map based sequence of the rice genome'. Nature 436: 793­800. The Rice Chromosome 11 and 12 Sequencing Consorita 2005. `The sequence of rice chromosomes 11 and 12m rich in disease resistance genes and recent gene duplication'. BMC Biology 3:20: pp.1­18. Tyagi, A.K. 2005. `Genome analysis and transgenic in rice for gene discovery and functional validation'. In: Banerjee, S.P., Bandhopadhyay, S. and Mukherjee, S.P. (eds.), Selected lectures of 90th and 91st sessions of ISCA at Kolkata, 170­7. Visnudasan, D., Tripathy, M.N., Rao, U. and Khurana, P. 2005. `Assessment of nematode resistance in wheat transgenic expressing potato proteinase inhibitor (PIN2) gene'. Transgenic Research 14: 665­75. Agarwal, S. and Grover, A. 2006. `Molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics of flooding­associated low Oxygen stress response in plants'. Critical Review in Plant Science 251: 21. Blumwald, E. and Grover, A. 2006. `Salt tolerance in Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Uses of Genetically Modified Crops'. In : Nigel, G & Halford, J. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons Ltd., U.K. pp. 206­24. Chatterjee, M, Sharma, P. & Khurana, J.P. 2006. `CRYPTOCROME 1 from Brassica napus is upregulated by blue light and controls hypocotyls/stem growth and anthocyanin accumulation'. Plant Physiology. Jain, M., Kaur, N., Garg, R., Thakur, J.L. Tyagi, A.K. and Khurana, J.P. 2006. `Structure and expression analysis of early auxin responsive Aux/IAA gene family in rice (Oxygen sotiva)'. Functional Integrative Genomics 6: 47­59. Jain, M., Kaur, N., Tyagi, A.K. and Khurana, J.P. 2006. `Comprehensive analysis of early auxin­responsive GH3 gene family in rice (Oryza sativa). Functional Integrative Genomics 6: 36­46. Jain, M., Tyagi, A.K. and Khurana, J.P. 2006. Molecular characterisation and differential expression of cytokinin­responsive type­A response regulators in rice (Oryza sativa)'. BMC Plant Science. 25: 47­64. Patil, B.L. and Dasgupta, I., 2006. `Defective interfering DNAs of Plant Virsus'. Critical Review Plant Sciences. 25: 47­64. Rothenstein, D., Haible, D., Dasgupta, I., Dutt, N., Patil, B.L. and Jeske, H. 2006. `Biodeivesify and recombination of cassava­infecting begomovius from Southern India'. Arch. Virology 15: 55­69. Sarawat, M., Negi, Ms., Lakshmikumaran, M., Tyagi, A.K. Das, S. and Srivasatava, P.S. 2006. `A standardized protocol for genomic DNA isolation from Terminlia arjuna for genetic analysis'. Elect. J. Biotech. 9: 86­91. 416

Tyagi, A.K., Saini, N. and Vij, S. 2006. `Functional genomics of stress tolerance in Plants'. In: Physiology and Mocecular Biology of Stress Tolerance. The Netherlands: Springer. pp. 301­34. Vij, S., Gupta, V., Kumar D., Vydinanathan, R., Raghuvanshi, S., Khurana, P., Khurana, J.P. and Tyagi, A. 2006. `Decoding the rice genome'. Bioessays 28: 421­32.

FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Major Activities

The Faculty strength being at the minimum, the Department concentrated more on quality teaching. The Department has a track record of 100% placement ever since the first batch of our MCA students came out in 1985. The Department has started M.Sc. Computer Science in the academic year 2004­2005 in which the students take up research and development projects in their 3rd and 4th semesters. The Department is making an effort to establish itself as a Centre of excellence in research. At present the Department has about thirty-three Ph.D. students working in different areas. Research in the Department is aimed at areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Parallel Computing, Databases, Data Mining, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Networking, Web Technologies and Security.

Ph.D. Degree awarded

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Seminars/Conferences held

Seminar on 'Real Time Embedded Systems' at the Department of Computer Science, Delhi University, 1 February 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Punam Bedi attended International Conference on 'Web Technologies' at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, 10­11 November 2005. A. Gupta, N. Kumar and V. Bhatnagar: Incremental Classification Rules Based on Association Rules Using Formal Concept Analysis, In Proceedings of 1st Inter. Conf. on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, Leipzig, Germany, 2005. Banati, H. and Bedi, P. 2005. Trust Dimension to Usability, Proc. Second International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Hyderabad. Banati, H. and Bedi, P. 2005. HISE - An Algorithmic Approach to Evolve a Usable Website, Proc. HCI 05 - International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 17­23. 417

Kaur, P.B, Harmeet. `Trust based Personalized Recommender System', INFOCOMP Journal of Computer Science 5(1): 19­26. Kaur, P.B. and Banati, H. 2006. `Trust Aware Usability', special issue on Website Evaluations of Journal of Information Technology and Tourism 8(3­4). Kaur, P.B. and Banati, H. 2006. `Assessing User Trust to Improve Web Usability', Journal of Computer Science 2(3): 283­7. Kaur, P.B. and Kaur, H. 2005. `Using Fuzzy Clustering to Determine Trust based Rocommendations', Proc. IICAI- Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Pune, pp. 2120­36. Kaur, P.B. and Banati, H. 2005. Prioritizing Web Usability Attributes Using Intuitionistic Fuzzy sets, Proc. SERP - International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 570­6. Kaur, P.B. and Harmeet. 2005. `Trust Based Recommender System', Proc. ICAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 798­801. Kaur, P.B. and Marwaha, S. 2005. `Framework for Ontology Based Expert Systems: Disease and Pest Identification in Crops - A Case Study', Proc. ICAI - International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 256­9. Bhatnagar, V., Ahmed, S. and Kumar, N. 2005. `Novelty as Measure of Interestingness in Knowledge Discovery', International Journal of Information Technology, 2(1): 36­41. Bhatnagar, V. and Kochhar, S. 2005. `User Subjectively in Change Modeling of Streaming Itemsets', In proceedings of 1st Int'1 Conf. on Advanced Data Mining Applications, China, pp. 812­23. Kaur, H., Bedi, P. `Using Fuzzy Clustering to Determine Agent Reputation', Proc. DMIN'05 - International Conference on Data Mining, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 79­85 June 20­23 2005. Khurana, S., Gupta, N., Aneja, N. 2006. `Reliable Ad hoc On demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol'. International Conference on Networking, Vol. 4. Pal, S.K., Saxena, P.K., Muttoo, S.K. 2005. 'Stenography and Watermarking of Digital Images Using SVD', Jr. Discrete Mathematical Sciences & Cryptography 8(2205)(3): 343­353.

OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Major Activities

The Department of Operational Research is a key educational and research unit of Delhi University. The thrust of the Department, besides regular teaching and research, is to have 418

greater industry interaction to make industry informative and reactive to the subject of Operational Research. The curriculum of the Department is regularly updated to meet the challenges of complex decision-making in business environment.

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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New Additions

Dr. Ompal Singh Lecturer

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. P.K. Kapoor: Elected President, Operational Research Society of India, 2005­06. Visited as a scholar to collaborate on Software Reliability Project, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa . Guest Editor of Special Issue of Opsearch, Journal of Operational Research Society of India on Software Reliability (2005), Vol. 42. Dr. Ompal Singh: Visited Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, to jointly collaborate on Software Reliability Project with Prof. P.K. Kapur and Prof. V.S.S. Yadavalli.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. (Ms.) Manju Lata Agarwal: Chaired two sessions at the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL), More Research and Practice for Further Advancements Towards a Safe World, Gdansk University, Gdnask, Poland; One Paper jointly with Sudhanshu Aggarwal was also presented, 27­30 June 2005. Presented a paper in 25th Conference of Indian Society for Probability and Statistics and Annual Meeting of Indian Bayesian Society, Bangalore University, 28­30 December 2005. Presented three papers in International Conference on Operational Research Applications in Infrastructure Development in Conjunction with the 38th Annual Convention of the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27­29 December 2005. Prof. P.K. Kapoor: Presided three papers in the International Conference on Operational Research Applications in Infrastructure Development in Conjunction with the 38th Annual Convention of the ORSI at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27­29 December 2005. Delivered an invited talk as one of the Patrons of the IIIrd International Conference on Reliability, Safety and Hazard at Hotel Leela, Mumbai, 1­3 December 2005. Dr. Chandra K. Jaggi: Chaired a contributed session and also presented a paper in the

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National Conference on Management Science and Practice held at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 31 March­April 1, 2006. Presented a paper at the 7th Asia Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS) Conference at Manila, Philippines, 16­18 January 2006. Presented a paper at the International Conference on Operational Research Applications in Infrastructure Development in conjunction with the 38th Annual Convention of the ORSI at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27­29 December 2005. Dr. P.C. Jha: Presented two papers at the International Conference on Operational Research Applications in Infrastructure Development in conjunction with the 38th Annual Convention of the ORSI at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27­29 December 2005. Dr. A.K. Bardhan and Dr. Ompal Singh: Presented a paper at the International Conference on Operational Research Applications in Infrastructure Development in conjunction with the 38th Annual Convention of the ORSI at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27­29 December 2005.

Publications

Books Kapur, P.K. and Verma, A.K. (eds.) 2005. Quality, Reliability and Information Technology, New Delhi: Narosa Publications. Research Articles in Books or Scholarly Journals Agarwal, M. and Aggarwal, S. 2005. `An improved 3­neighbourhood heuristic algorithm for constrained reliability optimization'. In Advances in Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2005.) (ed. K. Kolowrocki) London U.K.: Taylor & Francis Group plc., 1: 27­32. Jaggi, C.K., Aggarwal, K.K. and Goel, S.K. 2005. `Optimal ordering policies of deteriorating items with variable carrying cost under permissible delay in payments'. In Quality, Reliability and It (Trends and Future Directions). (eds.) P.K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publications, pp. 410­17. Kapur, P.K. 2006. `Flexible software reliability growth models'. In Reliability, safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A. Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan, New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 155­65. Kapur, P.K., Goswami, D.N. & Kumar, A. 2006. `Flexible testing effort dependent software reliability growth modeling with testing coverage for distributed system'. In Reliability, Safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A. Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan. New Delhi: Narosa Publication, pp. 175­82. Kapur, P.K., Khatri, S., Gupta, A. and Singh, V.B. 2006. `Flexible testing domain dependent software reliability growth model'. In Reliability, Safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan, New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 166­74. Kapur, P.K., Singh, O. and Gupta, A. 2006. `Flexible software reliability growth model with 420

number of instructions executed dependent on testing effort'. In Reliability, Safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A., Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan, New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 183­9. Kapur. P.K., Kumar, A., Mittal, R and Gupta, A. 2006. `Flexible software reliability growth model defining error of different severity'. In Reliability, Safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A. Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan, New Delhi: Narosa Publication. pp. 190­7. Kapur, P.K., Mittal, R., Gupta, A. and Basirzadeh, M. 2006. `Modelling software reliability growth in operational phase (An application of innovation diffusion model in marketing)' In Reliability, Safety and Hazard (Advances in Risk­Informed Technology). (eds.) P.V. Varde, A. Srividya, V.V.S. Sanyasi Rao, A. Chauhan, New Delhi: Narosa Publication, pp. 198­203. Kapur, P.K. and Bardhan, A.K. 2006. `Statistical modelling in Software Reliability and operations research'. (ed.) H. Pham Hand Book of Engineering Statistics, Springer Verlag. Kapur, P.K., Singh, O. and Gupta, A. 2005. `Some modeling peculiarities in software reliability'. In Quality, Reliability and Information Technology (Trends and Future Directions). (eds.) P.K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 20­33. Kapur, P.K., Singh, O. and Bardhan, A. 2005. `A Software Reliability growth model for operational use with testing coverage'. In Quality, Reliability and Information Technology (Trends and Future Directions). (eds.) P.K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 60­73. Kapur, P.K., Goswami, D.N., Gupta, A. and Yamada, S. 2005. `A software Reliability growth model for distributed environment with logistic learning function'. In Quality, Reliability and Information Technology (Trends and Future Directions). (eds.) P. K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 74­84. Kapur, P.K., Shatnawi, O. and Singh, O. 2005. `Discrete time software fault classification model'. In Quality, Reliability and Information Technology (Trends and Future Directions) (eds.) P.K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 132­45. Kapur, P.K., Gupta, A., Gupta A. and Kumar, A. 2005. `Discrete Software Reliability Growth Modeling'. In Quality, Reliability and Information Technology (Trends and Future Directions). (eds.) P.K. Kapur and A.K. Verma, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, pp. 158­66. Sen, K., Agarwal, M. and Goswami, K.A. 2006. `Distributions related to runs in three state trials'. In Statistical Advances in Biosciences and Bioinformatics (ed.) M. Pandey, New Delhi: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 173­86. Agarwal, M. and Gupta, R. 2005. `Penalty Functions Approach in Heuristic Algorithms for Constrained Redundancy Reliability Optimization'. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 54: 549­58. Agarwal, M. and Aggarwal, S. 2005. `Constrained Redundancy Optimization in Complex Systems : a Heuristic Approach'. Statistical Methods 7: 64­80. 421

Agarwal, M. and Aggarwal, S. 2006. `Heuristic Algorithms for Constrained Redundancy Optimization in Complex Systems based on new measures of importance'. OPSEARCH 43: 88­102. Jaggi, C.K., Aggarwal, K.K. and Goel, S.K. 2006. `Optimal order policy for deteriorating items with inflation induced demand'. International Journal of Production Economics 103: 707­14. Jaggi, C.K. and Goel, S.K. 2005. `Economic Ordering Policies of Deteriorating Items with trade-credit under Inflationary Conditions'. International Journal of Mathematical Sciences 4: 287-98. Jaggi, C.K., Kausar, A. and Goel, S.K. 2005. `Impact of Media Insertions on Production­Inventory System of Deteriorating Items'. International Journal of Mathematical Sciences 4: 403­14. Kapur, P.K., Gupta, A., Shatnawi, O. and Yadavalli, V.S.S. 2006. `Testing Effort control Using Flexible software Reliability Growth Model with Change Point'. International Journal of Performability (IJPE) 2: 245­62. Kapur, P.K., Gupta A and Singh, O. 2005. `On Discrete Software Reliability Growth Model and Categorization of Faults', Opsearch 42: 340­54. Kapur, P.K., Gupta, A. & Kumar, A. and Yamada, S. 2005. `Flexible Software Reliability Growth Models for Distributed Systems'. Opsearch 42: 378­98. Sen, K., Agarwal, M. and Bhattacharya, S. 2006. `Polya­Eggenberger F­S Models of order (k1, k2)'. Studia Sci. Math. Hundarica. 43: 1­31. Singh, S., Gupta P. and Bhatia, D. 2005. `Multiparametric sensitivity analysis in Programming Problems with Linear-Plus-Linear Fractional Objective Function'. European Journal of Operational Research 160: 232­41. Singh, S., Gupta, P. and Bhatia, D. 2005. `Multiparametric Sensitivity Analysis of the Constraint Matrix in Programming Problems with Linear-Plus-Linear Fractional Objective function'. Applied Mathematics and Computation 170: 1243­60. Singh, S., Gupta, P. and Bhatia, D. 2005. `Multiparametric Sensitivity Analysis in Minimum Cost Network Flow Problem'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 3483: 1190­1202.

STATISTICS

Major Activities

The Department of Statistics conducts academic Programmes at three levels­M.A./M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. The Faculty members are actively engaged in supervising, prosecuting and publishing Research in a wide variety in the areas of­Biostatistics, Survey Sampling, Bayesian Inference, Order Statistic, Reliability and Life-testing, Sequential Analysis, Design of Experiments and Econometrics.

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Poonam Singh: Delivered an invited talk entitled 'D­Optimal Designs in Two Orthogonal Blocks for Darroch and Waller's Quadratic Model in Constrained Mixture Components' at the 93rd Indian Science Congress at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 3­7 January 2006.

Publications

Aggarwal, M.L. and Singh, P. 2005. `Efficient Mixture Designs Through Projection of Minimal Point Second Order Response Surface Designs'. Journal of Applied Statistical Sciences 14: 13­24. Biswas, S., Grover, G. and Bahadur, G.A. 2006: `On the Estimation of Mortality and Distribution in Incubation Period of AIDS. Biostatistical Aspects of Health Population', Hindustan Publishing Corporation (India), pp. 133­41. Grover, G. and Shakeri, N. 2005. `Estimation of incidence of HIV Using Modified back Projection Method'. Proceedings of the 5th IASC Asian Conference on Statistical Computing, 37:40. Shivraj, S. O., Chattopadhya, D., Grover, G., Kumar, A. and Baveja, U. K. 2005. `Role of HCV Coinfection Towards Disease Progression and Survival in HIV­I Infected Children: A follow up study of 10 years'. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Advance Access published. Warwick University, U.K., published by Oxford University Press.

FACULTY OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

BUSINESS ECONOMICS (SDC)

Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees awarded

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Title Partner in European Commission Project 'Policies, Support Structure and Training Programme that Support Innovation in Nano Technology in Europe and India'. Under European Commission Framework. 'Performance of EPZs and Spill over Effects in South Asia' 2006. 'Impact of EPZs on Employment, Human Development and Poverty' Principal Investigator V.K. Kaul Sponsoring Organisation INCO­International Scientific Co-operation

Aradhna Aggarwal

World Bank

Aradhna Aggarwal

UNDP

Honours/Distinctions

Aradhna Aggarwal : IMF­GDN Fellowship 2005­06.

Seminars/Conferences held

Annual Convention Underlying Dynamics of India's Economic Growth.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Deepa Saran: Attended Regional Conference on Agenda of Hong Kong Ministerial Challenges for South Asia, RIS, New Delhi, 11­12 August 2005. International Tax Conference on Cross Border Transaction FICCI, New Delhi, 17­18 November 2005. 2nd Global Labour Forum, IHD, 13 December 2005. 47th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, JNU, New Delhi, 15 December 2005. International Food Safety Regulations and Processed Food Exports: A Comparative Study of India and Thailand, RIS, New Delhi, 13 August 2005. Yamini Gupt: Eighth Annual India ESRI User Conference: Expanding GIS Horizons for India, Noida, 1­2 December 2005. A. Aggarwal: Attended the 'Global Development Network Conference' in St. Petersburg, Russia, 18­22 January 2006. 424

As a discussant in the International Conference on 'Development and Change' funded by the Ford Foundation at Neemrana, Rajasthan, 2­5 December 2005. Beijing Forum. As part of Indian Delegation, 16­18 November 2005. Presented paper 'Liberalisation, Technology Acquisition and Technological Capabilities: A Case of Indian Industry' at a Seminar 'Understanding India' at Aarhus Business School, Denmark, 3­5 November 2005. Attended an Advanced Programme on 'Rethinking Development' organised by Cambridge University, 14 July 2005. Presented paper at GLOBELICS , South Africa, 3 October­4 November 2005. Presented paper 'Anti-Dumping: An Indian Perspective' by the National Board of Trade, Stockholm, Sweden, 5 April 2005. Presented paper 'How far are antidumping rules in dealing with unfair trade' by the Danish Institute of International Studies, Copenhagen, 4 April 2005.

Publications

Aggarwal, A. 2006. `Performance of Export Processing Zones: A Comparative Analysis of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh'. Journal of Instaflag Institute 30(1): 33­122, World EPZ Association, Arizona, USA. `The SEZ Bill 2005. Can in Reignite the Engines of Growth', Yojana, Planning Commission. Aggarwal, R. & Shani, R. `Foreign Investment in India: Issues and Implication for Globalisation', in Globalisation and World Economic Policies. (eds.) I. Tisdell et. al., New Delhi: Serial Publication.

SLAVONIC & FINNO-UGRIAN STUDIES (SDC)

Major Activities

The Department teachers and scholars have been carrying out research in the field of comparative literature, theory of literature, folklore studies and ethno­lingual aspects. Apart from this the teachers have been engaged in writing monographs and text-books in Russian Studies. Major thrust areas of Research during the year are: 'Role and Translation of Multi-functional Words and their Rendition into Russian in Literary Technical and Scientific Texts'. 'The idea of motherland in the creative perception of Adam Mickiewicz and Aleksandr S. Pushkin'.

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'Significance of context and area knowledge in Translation with special reference to translation of Defence related Literature'.

M.Phil. Degree awarded

M.Phil. 1

Seminars/Conferences held

Photo­Documentary Exhibition on Hungarian Poet Attila Jozef (1905­1937), 11 November 2005. Poetry Recitation Competition: Dedicated to Russian Poet Sergei Esenin, 15 December 2005. International Seminar on 'Indo­Hungarian Mutualities', 24­25 January 2006. A Festival of Films based on literary works from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovenia and Serbia, 13­17 February 2006.

FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS

COMMERCE

Major Activities

The Department of Commerce prides itself for a system that leads the University Business Education in India. During the year 2005­06, the Department witnessed many developments. A number of Guest Lectures, Seminars and Symposia were organised. The 10th Annual Convention 'ERUDITION '05' on 'Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance' at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on 27­28 October 2005 was a remarkable success with speakers from academics and industry.

Honours/Distinctions

Prof. Y.P. Singh: Awarded 'Prashasita-Patra' (Social Justice Award) by Forum of Academics for Social Justice, University of Delhi, for promoting the participation and involvement of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students in higher education. Prof. Sanjay K. Jain: Conferred Distinguished Shri Ram College of Commerce Alumni Award by Hon'ble Union Minister of Finance Mr. P. Chidambaram at the Annual Convocation of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, 4 March 2006.

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Research Schemes

Title National Consumer Helpline Principal Investigator Prof. S.R. Khanna Sponsoring Organisation Ministry of Consumer Affairs

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has awarded the National Consumer Helpline Project to Prof. S.R. Khanna and will provide a sum of Rs. 3.2 crore over a period of 3 years. The Helpline seeks to provide citizens with information, advice and guidance on their individual consumer problems through a Computer Telephony Interface (CTI) System.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Prof. Y. P. Singh: Appointed Visitor's Nominee by the President of India to serve on the Selection Committee for the faculty of Commerce of Banaras Hindu University for a period of three years. Prof. Sanjay K. Jain: Inducted as an Expert for Development of Course Curriculum in Commerce, NCERT, New Delhi. Appointed as Chief Advisor, National Course Curriculum Development Committee for Business Studies, NCERT, New Delhi. Appointed as the Advisor, Professional Programmes (MIB & MHROD), Department of Commerce, Delhi school of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007.

Seminars/Conferences held

10th Annual Convention 'ERUDITION' on 'Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance' at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi, 27­28 October 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. Jawahar Lal: Delivered special lecture on 'Activity Based Management' at Department of Accountancy & Business Statistics, University of Udaipur, 6 October 2005. Chairperson of first Technical Session at UGC National Seminar on 'Research Prospects in Accounting' organised by Department of Accounting, JNU University, Jodhpur, 28­29 January 2006. Chairperson of Special Session of International Conference on 'WTO and GTO Impact on Developing Economics' organised by Bharti Vidyapeeth, Institute of Management & Research, 17­18 February 2006. Prof. Y. P. Singh: Participated in the 58th All India Commerce Conference held at Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, 27­29 December 2005 and intervened in its various technical sessions.

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Chaired Technical Session 'Emerging Issues in Business & Management', of International Conference on `Emerging Issues in Accounting Information Technology, Business & Management', 9­10 January 2006. Delivered valedictory address at International Conference on 'Emerging Issues in Accounting Information Technology, Business & Management', 10 January 2006. Participated in the valedictory session of Tenth Annual Convention 'Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance' organised by Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, at Hotel Meridian, New Delhi, 26­27 October 2005. Acted as Resource Person for Refresher Course in Commerce organised by CPDHE, University of Delhi, from 1­22 March 2006. S.R. Khanna: Participated in the FAD-WHO Codex Committee on 'General Principles', Paris, 10­15 April, 05. Participated in the FAO-WHO Codex Committee on 'Food Labeling' at Kota Kinna, Balu, Malaysia, 6­11 May 2005. Participated in the deliberations of the 'World Health Assembly' in Geneva, Switzerland, 15­20 May 2005. Participated in the Workshop on 'Food Trade & Nutrition Coalition', Mombassa, Kenya, 5­11 June 2005. Participated in the FAO-WHO Codex Alinentarins Commissions, Rome, Italy, 10­15 July 2005. Participated in the Council of Consumers International held at Accra, Ghana, 12­14 October 2005. Participated in the FAD­WHO Codex Committee on 'Nutrition & Food for Special Dietary Uses in Bone', Germany, 20­25 November 2005. Participated in WTO consultation at Honking Ministerial, Honking, 13­18 December 2005. S.K. Jain: Made a presentation on 'Service Quality: Its Measurement and Relationship with Customer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions in Fast Food Restaurants', IBF Seminar on `Marketing Invisibles: The Road Ahead at Professional Development Centre', Delhi University, 11 September 2005. Chaired the Technical Session on 'Future of Marketing: Thinking Beyond 4Ps', at the 10th Annual Convention 'ERUDITION' on Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance organised by International Business Forum (IBF) at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi, 27 October 2005. K.V. Bhanumurthy: Participated in an International Conference held at Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai - 'The Sixth Annual Conference on Money and Finance in the Indian Economy'. 428

J.P. Sharma: Delivered lecture 'Desired Corporate Governance: Recent Developments', at the Seminar at Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji, New Delhi, 8 February 2006. Delivered lecture 'Reforms in the Area of Corporate Laws', at the Seminar at Jagannath Institute of Management Studies, Rohini, New Delhi, 7 October 2005. Delivered lecture 'Legal Issues of Corporate Governance: Recent Developments', at the Seminar at Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi, 19 November 2005. Delivered lecture 'Corporate Governance: Legal Issues', at the Seminar at Birla Institute of Management Technology, 9 November 2005. V. Tripathi: Presented a Research Paper 'Value Effect in Indian Stock Market', at the International Conference on Business and Finance (ICBF), at Hyderabad, 22­23 December 2005. Presented a Research Paper 'Impact of Index Futures on Spot Market Volatility in India', at Third International AIMS Conference on Management at IIM Ahmedabad, 1­4 January 2006. Presented a Research Paper 'Value Effect in Indian Stock Market', at Third International AIMS Conference on Management at IIM Ahmedabad, 1­4 January 2006. Presented a Research Paper 'Size Effect in Indian Stock Market: Some Empirical Evidence' ,at International Conference on Delegated Portfolio Management and Investor Behaviour, at Sichuan University China, 9­10 July 2005. Chairperson Technical Session 'Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance', in International Conference on Delegated Portfolio Management and Investor Behaviour at Sichuan University, China, 9­10 July 2005.

Publications

Lal, J. 2005. Corporate Financial Reporting, Theory and Practice, New Delhi: Taxman. Advanced Management Accounting, Text and Cases, New Delhi: S. Chand & Co. 2005. Singh, Y.P. 2005. 'Recent Developments in International Financial Markets: An overview', Indian Journal of Commerce 58(3). 'Revisiting Black and Scholars Model', Journal of Commerce and Information Technology, Jaipur, Vol. 5. Jain, S.K. 2005. Review of book by Bridget Somekh and Cathy Lewin, (eds.) Research Methods in the Social Sciences, New Delhi: Vistaar Publications, A Division of Sage Publications Ltd., published in Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective 9(4): 107­8. Bhanumurthy, K.V. and Deb, A.T. 2006. `Concept of Deregulation: Lessons from banking history'. Paper and Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Money and Finance in the Indian Economy. IGIDR, Mumbai.

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Bhanumurthy, K.V. and Deb, A.T. 2006. `Strategic Groups in Private Banking Industry in India'. Paper and Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Money and Finance in the Indian Economy. IGIDR, Mumbai. Seth, A. K. and Bhatnagar, A 2005. `Estimation of "Conditional" Optimal Commodity Tax Rates for urban India for 1973­74 and 1987­88', Indian Journal for Economics, No. 341, Part -2, Vol. L XXXVI. Seth A. K. and Goyal, S. 2005. `Dumping: An Unending Phenomenon', Vol. 9(2). Books Sharma, J.P. 2006. Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 & Frequently Raised Queries, New Delhi: Bharat Laws House (P) Ltd. Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 & Frequently Raised Queries, New Delhi: Bharat Laws House (P) Ltd. Factories Act, 1948 & Frequently Raised Queries, New Delhi: Bharat Laws House (P) Ltd. Research Papers / Articles Sharma, J.P. 2006. 'Academic Staff College Scheme: An Assessment' in University News Journal of the Association of Indian Universities. 'A Decade of Company Law Reforms in India' in Finance India, Journal of the Institute of Finance, New Delhi. 'Limited Liability Partnership in India and UK: A Comparison' in Chartered Secretary, Journal of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. 'Company Law Reforms: Some Recent Developments' in SEBI & Corporate Laws Journal, New Delhi. `Training and Development of Academic Staff'' in University News, Journal of the Association of Indian Universities. 'Company Law in India is Modeled on English Provisions' in Chartered Secretary, Journal of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Vol. XXXVI, pp. 21­7. 'Legislative Reforms in Corporate Laws' in Company Law Journal, New Delh. 2(1): 23­33. 'Corporate Governance­ Indian Perspective' in Corporate Law Advisor, Vol. 70(1). 'Legal and Regulatory Framework of Corporate Governance' in Business Perspectives, Journal of Birla Institute of Management and Technology, Vol. 7(2). Tripathi, V. and Sehgal S. 2006. `Sources of Size Effect: Evidence from Indian Stock Market' in the ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, 12(3): 18­28. Sehgal S. and Tripathi, V. 2006. `Size Effect in Indian Stock Market: Some Empirical Evidence' in Vision­The Journal of Business Perspective, 9(4): 27­42.

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FINANCIAL STUDIES (SDC)

Major Activities

The Department has got the approval of the University on draft MOUs for research collaboration and faculty/students exchange with Group Ecole Superieure de Commerce Pau, France, and Laboratoire de Recherche MINT (Marketing of Innovative Technologies) Institut National des Telecommunication (INT) Evry, France. These MOUs will be signed by the collaborating the Institutions by the end of March 2006.

New Addition

Ms. Monica Singhania Lecturer

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department organised its Annual Convention on `Managing Funds in 21st Century' on 18 November 2005. Mr. Jai Panda, Member of Parliament inaugurated the Convention. Mr. G.V. Nageswara Rao, CEO (CBSBU), IDBI Bank Ltd., delivered the Keynote Address.

Research Schemes

Title Asset Pricing in Indian Capital Market Developing Management Information System for Exposure Management Stock Market Reaction to Accounting Information Principal Investigator Dr. Sanjay Sehgal Sponsoring Organisation UGC

Dr. Nidhi Jain

UGC

Dr. Amitabh Gupta

UGC

Visited Paris to work on a Prof. Muneesh Kumar research project on `Profiling of E-Marketplaces: A Comparative Study of Indian And French E-Marketplaces' under the IndoFrench Cultural Exchange Programme for a period of two months from 1 September 2005 to 31 October 2005.

UGC

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Sehgal, S. 2005. `The Relationship Between Corporate takeovers and Share Prices for the Target Firms: Evidence for the Indian Stock Market'. Journal of Accounting-Business & Management (Indonesia). Volume 12, pp. 171-86. `Technical Analysis in Indian Capital Market A Survey', under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) of Department of Financial Studies, University of Delhi. Paper is under publication in Decision, IIM Kolkata. `Company Characteristics and Common Stock Returns: The Indian Evidence', Investment Management and Financial Innovations, a Journal by Business Perspectives, Ukraine. The paper with modification has also been published in VISION, MDI Gurgaon. `Momentum Profits, Portfolio Characteristics and Asset Pricing Models', IIM Kolkata, 2005.

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

The 'Annual Convention- 2005' of Faculty of Management Studies was inaugurated by Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor Delhi University. The theme of the Convention was 'Brand India : The Next Leap'. Mr. Subir Gokaran, Chief Economist, CRISIL Ltd., delivered the keynote address on 'Indian Economics Scenario: A global perspective'. FMS also organised 'FIESTA - 2005' from 10­12 December 2005 and students from premier business schools of the country converged at FMS to compete in over 30 events across six sectors to prove their worth. The placement scenario for the graduating batch at FMS has been as exciting as ever with students getting dream jobs with top companies like SAP, Birla Soft, Infosys, WIPRO, Patni Companies, CSC, IBM, etc.

Ph.D. Degrees awarded

Ph. D. 17

Research Schemes

`Capital Flows in a Globally Competitive Environment: Implications of Changing Country Risk Rating', ICSSR, Dr. Madhu Vij.

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Prof. Vijay Kapur. Prof. Sunita Sengupta and Prof. Vivek Suneja.

Conferences/Seminars held

Prof. O.P. Chopra: Attended Beijing Forum 2005 at Beijing, November 2005. Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Vij: Presented paper on `The Determinants of Country Risk Ratings and their Policy Risk and Insurance Economic Congress', 7­11 August, 2005 at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Publications

Ahmed, A. and Chopra, O.P. 2005. `Corporate identity strategy for developing and sustaining Competitive Edge', Journal of Marketing & Communication, May. Seth, V.K., 2005. 'The Determinants of Country Risk Analysis: An Empirical Approach', Journal of Management Research, April. Verma, H.V. 2006. Brand Management. Delhi: Excel Books.

S.P. JAIN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (SDC)

Major Actvities

During the year 2005­06, Annual Seminar `SERVESKRITI' was organised by the MBA (Management of Services) on 28 and 29 January 2006 at the Auditorium, South Campus. `Serveskriti-2006' brought over 25 industry stalwarts, including several of FMS alumni and FMS faculty together to deliberate on critical issues and exchange of ideas on the scope of services becoming truly global and transnational. The Seminar generated several new ideas and valuable insights into the future of the Services Sector. `TAKSHA-2006' which was organised by the students of MBA (MS) inviting business papers from B-School students and Corporate participants received more than 200 entries. The finalists from the various business schools were invited to FMS, South Campus, to make presentations at the Auditorium to choose the winners of the contest. Envision the `Servepreneurship Cell', aims at fostering the spirit of Entrepreneurship in Service Industry. It was inaugurated by Shri Anurag Mehra, Co-founder and Director, Positron Consulting at Serveskriti, 2006. The first graduating batch of MBA (Management of Services) has been placed in reputed companies including HSBC Bank, Kingfisher Airlines, DHL, Essar Group, Birla Soft, etc. indicating the acceptance of the programme in the industry.

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Research Scheme

Title Public/Private Partnership in Provision of Healthcare. Principal Investigator Dr. A. Venkataraman Sponsoring Organisation ICSSR, IDPAD

Honours/Distinction

Dr. Raghav Gaiha: Visiting Professor, University of Rome.

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ADITI MAHAVIDYALAYA

Major Activities

The Annual Day of the College was celebrated with great enthusiasm and the Students Union organised a Fresher's Party and two-day cultural festival 'UTSAV'. Eminent personalities honoured these Programmes.

New Courses Introduced

Foundation Course Language, Literature and Culture Contemporary India: Economy, Politics and Society Human Rights, Gender and Environment Application Course Mathematics for Social Science Mass Communication Family and Child Development Indian Art Voluntary Organisation Disaster Management Banking and Insurance Nutrition and Health Life Crises - Coping and Evolving Theatre and Performance Creative Writing

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Indu Thakur Course B.S.W. Position in the University III

Student extra - Co-curriculum Activities

A Self-defence workshop was organised in association with DUSU and was attended large number of students. The N.S.S. Unit of the College organised by a Blood Donation Camp, First Aid Training Programmes and attended various workshops. It celebrated World Aids Day and World Disability Day.

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Research Schemes

Title 'Electoral Reforms in the context of recent Supreme Court Judgement' Principal Investigator Dr. Archana Sawshilya Sponsoring Organisation UGC Rs. 50,000.00

Library Development

Total Budget Books added : Rs. 2 Lakh : 964

New Additions

Ms. Sarita Ms. Vijaya Sharma Ms. Sarita Parikh Education Commerce Political Science Ms. Neetu Rana Dr. Anju Singh Dr. Archana Tyagi Commerce Geography Sanskrit

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Ms. Kakoli Bhowmik, Social Worker at London Borough of Tower, Hamlets. Dr. Anita Ghosh, Teaching assignment from September 2005--August 2006 at the College of Physical Education, Suwon University, South Korea.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. (Mrs.) Kamal Anand, O.S.D. (Principal): Awarded UGC National Veda Sanskrit Award 2004 for her work in popularising Sanskrit as an important thread of the texture of Indian Culture in the fields of literature, theatre research and writing. Dr. Ritu Chaudhary, Lecturer - B.El.Ed.: Earned a position in Margin's Who's Who in the World, 2006, 23rd Edition, USA.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ms. Manisha Wadhwa, Department of Education - B.El.Ed.: Presented a paper on 'Environment Education - Science Outside the Class Room' in the National Conference on Education on the Environmental Concerns organised by All India Association of Teacher Educators, 22 December 2005.

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Books Bhardwaj, T. 2005. 'Towards professionalism emphasis on strengthening field work', a paper published in Teaching and Practice of Social Work in India. New Royal Company. Sharma, R. 2006. Saket ka Vishisht Adhyayana. Suruchi. 2006. Co-authored 'Solid State Geometry' published by Macmillan India Ltd. Research Articles Bhardwaj, T. 2005. 'Body Language: Key Components in Professional Relationship' Perspective in Social Work. Vol. XX (2). Bhardwaj, T. 2005. 'National Policy in Older Person - A Critical Review'. Social Welfare, Vol. 52(7). Singh, A. 2005. Driving force of land use and cover change and environment of National Capital Territory of Delhi. International Geographical Union Commission on Land Use/Cover Change, Hokkaido, University of Education, Japan.

ACHARYA NARENDRA DEV COLLEGE

Major Activities

After a gap of several years, the College Magazine INSIGHT was published and the Annual function was held. The chief guest Professor, Yashpal, delivered a very invigorating lecture. Professor Dinesh Singh, Director, UDSC, was the guest of honour.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Monisha Khanna Reader in Zoology, Member, Working Committee was involved in framing of Zoology E-Books for the Undergraduate Curriculum under the aegis of NISCAIR. Ms. Neelu Dheer, Lecturer in Chemistry and Mr. Lakshmi Narayan, Lecturer in Mathematics: Awarded Ph.D. degrees from Delhi University. Dr. Savithri Singh, Principal: Member, National Focus Group on Teaching of Science, NCERT, Delhi. Member, Syllabus Committee, Science (Classes I to XII), NCERT, Delhi. Chief Advisor, Textbook Development Team, Environmental Sciences, Class III, NCERT. Member, Textbook Development Team, Biology, Class XI, NCERT.

New Course Introduced

One Year Diploma Course in Spanish and German.

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Student Academic Distinctions

Name Pawan Mehrotra Saumya Gupta Namrita Negi Course B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part - III B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part - III B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part - III Position in the University I II III

Kishore Vigyan Protsahan Yojana JNCASR Summer Research Fellowship Vikrant Suri, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-II, Navneet Vashisht, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-II. and Swati Dabral, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-II. Indian Academy of Science Summer Fellowship Abhishek Chari, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-III. South Campus Endowment Scholarship Karishma Rastogi, M.Sc. (Prev.) Maths. and Neha Gupta, M.Sc. (Prev.) Maths. All India Entrance Scholarship Ishan Prasad, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-I. Shri Khushi Ram Scholarship Neha Mittal, B.Sc. (Hons.) Chem.Part-I. Delhi University & College Karamchari Union Scholarship Alok Kumar Mandal, B.Com. (Hons.) Part-I. Meritorious Award (Delhi Govt.) Swati Dabral, B.Sc. (Hons.) BMS Part-III and Puja Gupta, B.Com. (Hons.) Part-II. D.U. Science Meritorious Award A. Thakur, B.Sc.(H) Botany Part-I, M. Negi, B.Sc.(H) Botany Part-II, V. K. Raxwal, B.Sc.(H) Botany Part-III, K. Kaur, B.Sc.(H) Botany Part-III, D. S. Prasad, B.Sc.(H) Chem. Part-II, D. A. B.Sc.(H) Physics Part-III, K.S. Atri, B.Sc.(H) Zoology Part-I. J. Kaur, B.Sc.(H.) Zoology Part-II, R. Warikoo, B.Sc.(H) Zoology Part-II and A. Srivastava, B.Sc.(H) Zoology Part-III.

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Vice-Chancellor's Student Fund R. Varshney, B.Sc.(H) Maths Part-I and D. Adhlakha, B.Sc.(H) Phy. Part-III. D.C. Arora Fellowship D. Adhlakha, B.Sc.(H) Phy. Part-III, A.K.Chauhan, B.Sc.(G) Comp. Sc. Part-I and Neha Jain, B.Sc. (H) Elec. Part-I. IAPT-NGPE Certificate of Merit and 2 Weeks Training at HBCSE, TIFR Susan Kithara, B.Sc.(H) Elec. Part-I and Shravan Kumar, B.Sc.(H) Elec. Part-I.

Student Cultural Activities

The College Chapter of SPICMACAY organised a classical concert of Flute recital by Pdt. Rajendra Prasanna in the Virasat Series on 22, November 2005 and a rendition of Hindustani Vocal by Dr. Meeta Pandit in the Fest Series on 15 February 2006. The College organised an Annual Cultural Festival 'VIVASWAN' on 3--4 February 2006. The Festival was marked with Cultural Programmes, Extra-curricular and Co-curricular events.

Special Grants/Assistance Projects

Title Fertilisation in Podostemaceae -an unresolved problem. Ecophysiological and Socio-economic Studies on two Selected Medicinally important Herbs from NCT Delhi region. Principal Investigator Dr. Charu Khosla Dr. Saumya Saxena Sponsoring Organisation DST DST

'Synthesis and Characterisation of 2-HEMA Dr. Sunita Hooda Copolymers by NMR Spectroscopy.

DST

The College received Rs. 4 lakh from Delhi University as a special grant for setting up the infrastructure of restructured courses.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 4,37,335 1,325 35

New Additions

Dr. Savithri Singh Mr. R.K. Sagar Principal Zoology Mr. Yasheshwar Dr. Geetika Kalra Botany Botany

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Mr. S. K. Goel Dr. Meenu Mohil Dr.Priti Agarwala

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Commerce Physics Physics

Ms. S. Mahajan Dr. A. Chowdhuri Mr. Ranjeet Singh

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Commerce Physics Physics

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Ram Kumar, Department of Zoology: Deputed as a Visiting Scientist in an Oceanographic International Collaborative Project in France. He was also appointed as the member of South China Sea Monitoring Committee. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Agrawal, Department of Physics: Appointed Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, Jawahar Lal Nehru University.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Saumya Saxena, Reader, Department of Botany: Presented a paper entitled 'Seasonal Variation in retinoid content in Behavior Diffuse Roots' at the National Symposium of Plant Physiology, Japer. Dr. Saumya Saxena, Reader, Department of Botany: Presented a paper entitled 'Determination of rotenoid content in the roots of Behaved Diffuse from different locations in Delhi' at the National Symposium on Biodiversity Related Concepts at INSA, 8--10 March 2006. Dr. Sunita Hooda, Dr. Bandana Uteri, Dr. Manisha Gupta and Dr. Geetu Gambhir, Department of Chemistry: Presented a poster in the International Symposium on Green Chemistry organised by Department of Chemistry, Delhi University. Dr. Poona Hagar and Dr. Seem Gupta from the same Department also attended the Symposium, 10--13 January 2006. Dr. Pooja Bhagat, Reader, Department of Chemistry: Attended the National Symposium organised by Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, 17 September 2005. Dr. Neeti Mishra and Dr. Manisha Gupta, Department of Chemistry: Attended the Fifth National Conference of Chemistry Teachers organised by Lucknow University at CDRI, Lucknow, 21 October 2005. Dr. Charu Khosla Gupta, Lecturer, Department of Botany: Presented a poster on 'Diversity in Podostemacea: Conservation Aspects' in the National Symposium on 'Biodiversity Related International Convention' at INSA, 8--10 March 2006. Dr. Vandana Uberoi, Dr. Vinita Narula and Dr. Geetu Gambhir, Department of Chemistry: Attended a National Symposium organised by Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Analytical Chemistry Division BARC, Mumbai, 17 September 2005. Mr. Sandeep Kumar Goel, Lecturer in Commerce: Attended the National Symposium on 'Relevance of Ahimsa in Contemporary World' organised by N.S.S. Centre, Delhi University, 31 January 2006.

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Dr. Urmi Bajpai, Lecturer in Biomedical Science: Participated in an International Workshop on 'Protein-Protein Interactions' organised by ICGEB, Delhi, November 2005. Dr. Pankaj Tyagi, Reader in Physics: Participated in the International Conference on Physics Education 'World View on Physics Education Focusing on Change' at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, 21--26 August 2005.

Publications

Arun, P., Tyagi, P. and Vedeshwar, A.G. 2005. Occurrence of hysterics-like behaviour of Sb3Te3 film in dynamical measurement of heating-cooling cycle. Physica B 362: 158. Kumar, S., Kumar, R., Hwang, J.S., and Raghvendra, K. 2005. Effect of insecticides (temephos and fenthion) on the laevivorous efficiency of Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides An Experimental evaluation, 9th International Conference on Copepoda, Tunisia. Sachdeva, S., Kumar, D., Sharma, R.K., and Garg, B.S. 2006. Stability constant Studies of trivalent lanthanides with an antioxidant 7, 8-dihydroxy-4-methyl coumarin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 76. Brar, A.S., Pradhan, D.R., and Hooda, S. 2005. Compositional and configurationally distribution of methacrylonitrile-vinylidene chloride copolymers by NMR Spectroscopy. J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 96: 1865. Sagar, R.K., Chawla, R., Arora, R., Singh, S., Puri, S.C., Krishna, B., Singh, P., Kumar, R., Sharma, A.K., Singh, S., Prasad, J., Gupta, V., Ahmed, B., Dhar, K.L., Khan, H.A., Sharma, R.K. and Qazi, G.N. 2005. Protection of hematopoietic system against gamma-radiation induced damage by Podophyllum hexandrum. Planta Medica, 72: 114--20. Arora, R., Chawla, R., Puri, S.C., Sagar, R.., Singh, S., Kumar, R., Sharma, A.K., Prasad, J., Singh, S., Kaur, G., Chaudhary, P., Quazi, G.N., and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Radioprotective and Antioxidant Properties of Low Altitude Podophyllum Hexandrum (LAPH). Journal of Environmental Pathology Toxicology and Oncology. 24(4): 253--69. Ahmad, R., Singh, S., Sagar, R.K., and Krishna, B. 2005. Neuroprotectice effect of the FGF in young and aged rat model of Parkinson's disease. Biomedicine 25(2): 48--57. Chawla, R., Arora, R., Sagar, R.K., Singh, S., Puri, S.C., Kumar, R., Singh, S., Sharma, A.K., Prasad, J., Khan, H.A., Sharma, R.K., Nazir, A., Dhar, K.L., Spiteller, M., and Qazi, G.N. 2005. 3-O-ß-D- galactopyranoside of quercetin as an active principle from high-altitude Podophyllum hexandrum and evaluation of its radioprotective properties. Z. Naturforschung 60C: 728--38. Arora, R., Gupta, D., Chawla, R., Prasad, J., Singh, S., Sharma, A.K., Kumar, R., Sagar, R.K., Samanta, N., and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Radioprotection by Plant Products: Present status and future prospects. Physiotherapy Research 19: 1--22. Arora, R., Chawla, R., Sagar, R., Prasad, J., Singh, S., Kumar, R., Sharma, A., Singh, S., and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Evaluation of radio-protective activities of Rhodiola imbricates Edgew A high altitude plant. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 273: 209--23.

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Chawla, R., Arora, R., Kumar, R., Sharma, A., Prasad, J., Singh, S., Sagar, R., Chaudhary, P., Shukla, S., Kaur, G., Sharma, R.K., Puri, S.C., Handa, G., Gupta, V.K., and Qazi, G.N. 2005. Antioxidant activities of fractionated extracts of high altitude Podophyllum hexandrum in radiation protection. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 273: 193--208. Kumar, R., Singh, P., Sharma, A.K., Prasad, J., Sagar, R., Singh, S., Arora, R. and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Podophyllum hexandrum (Himalayan Mayapple) extract provides radioprotection by modulating the expression of proteins associated with apoptosis. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry 42(1): 81--92. Kumar, R., Singh, P.K., Sharma, A., Prasad, J., Sagar, R., Singh, S., Arora, R and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Radioprotection by Podophyllum hexandrum in the liver of mice: A mechanistic approach. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 20: 326--34. Kumar, S. and Kalra, G.L. 2005. Propagation of hydromagnetic waves in a two-population plasma system consisting of anisotropic relativistic and non-relativistic polytrophic fluids. Physics of Plasmas. 12: 082111. Narain, L. and Bagga, P.C. 2005. Flowshop/No-idle scheduling to minimize total elapsed time. Journal of Global Optimization. 33: 349--67. Narain, L. and Bagga, P.C. 2005. Flowshop/No-idle scheduling to Minimize mean flow time. ANZIAM Journal of Australian Mathematical Society. 47: 265--75. Gupta, V., Mozumdar, S., Chowdhuri, A. and Sreenivas, K. 2005. Influence of CuO catalyst in the nano-scale range on SnO2 surface for H2S gas sensing applications, Pramana. 65(4): 647-52.

A & U TIBBIA COLLEGE

Student Academic Distinction

Name Ms. Nitika Sharma Mr. Sanandan Thapliyal Mr. Salman Saleem Mohd. Ms. Rana Najam Mr. Abdul Hamid Ms. Shehla Khatoon Course B.A.M.S. B.A.M.S. B.A.M.S. B.U.M.S. B.U.M.S. B.U.M.S. Position in the University I II III I II III

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 6,00,000/1,900 6

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Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Yusuf Jamal, Reader has been given Hkm. Ajmal Khan Achievement Award-2006.

Publications

Arora, N.: Charak Samhita. Ahmad, S.: Tashreeh-ul-Azam. Panigrahi, H.K.: Sushrut Samhita. Kumar, P.: Ayurved Parveshparikha Dishdarshika. Sijoria, K.K. and Kumar, P.: Comprehensive Study for Ayurved. Dubey, C.P.: Jan Swasthya & Arogya Vigyan. Verma, V.K. and Gupta, H.C.: Agad Tantra. Nasir, A.: Atibha Ke Hairat Angez Karnamey. Pandey, K.K.: Sharir Kriya Vigyan.

ATMA RAM SANATAN DHARMA COLLEGE

Major Activities

The Cultural Front freshers' festival, 'Futcha Fest - 2005' was celebrated with great enthusiasm. College Annual Festival 'TIDE-2005' kept the College spellbound for three days. 'Tide 2005' was audience to 5,000 Delhi University students who relished every bit of it for three days. College Dramatic Club 'Rangayan' presented Badal Sircar's Play 'Ballabhpur Ki Rup Katha', which received tremendous acclaim.

Student Sports and extra-Curricular Activities

College Netball team won 3rd place in Delhi University Inter-College tournament. One player of College team was selected to represent Delhi University in the National InterUniversity Netball tournament. Four players of the College Water Polo team were selected to represent Delhi University in the National Inter-University Tournament.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Special Grant of Rs. 16,00,000 as Development Assistance to the College for purchase of Books/Journals, Lab. Equipments and PTAC etc., by University Grants Commission under the Xth Plan.

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One-time Grant of Rs. 4,00,000 sanctioned by the Delhi University for upgradation of laboratories and infrastructure facilities in the College. One-time Special Assistance of Rs. 1,00,000 for Bio lab. equipments by the Delhi University. Title 'Senior Citizens' and their Security: A Study of the Aged in four State Capital Cities of India. Principal Investigator Dr. Rajvir Sharma Sponsoring Orginisation Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : Rs. 4,92,427 : General 1,420+S.A.F. 166+Gratis 2 = 1,588 : 47

New Additions

Dr. Sunita Bhagat Mr. N.P. Singh Ms. Uma Gulati Mr. Ranjan Swarnakar Ms. S. Phukan Ms. M. Ray Mrs. P. Ajitha Ms. Shilpi Jain Mr. P.K. Sethy Ms. A.Pandeya Chemistry Chemistry Commerce Economics English English History Maths. Physics Political Sc. Dr. Suman Dudeja Mr. Sandeep Mr. Sugata Bag Ms. P. Thakur Ms. K. Kwatra Mrs. Renu Bahuguna Mr. Ajeet Kumar Dr. Vinita Tuli Ms. Anamika Prasad Chemistry Commerce Economics English English History History Physics Political Sc.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Vinod Sethi, Reader, Department of Political Science: Selected for 'Man of the Year Award: 2005' by American Biographical Institute and also nominated for 'The World Medal of Freedom' for the year 2006. He also received the 'Secular Harmony Award' from Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit, for his contribution to National Integration and Communal Harmony, 2005. Dr. A.B. Bhattacherjee, Reader, Department of Physics: Awarded Sonderforschungsbereich Transregio 12 Research Fellowship of the German Science Foundation to visit the Research Group of Professor Robert Graham, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (SeptemberDecember 2005) to undertake research in the Physics of Bose-Einstein Condensation.

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Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar: 'Chemistry Industry Interface' was organised by the Department of Chemistry of the College, 8--9 December 2005. 'Consumer Awareness' was organised by the Political Science Department of the College in March 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. K.C. Trikha: Participated in IUPAC sponsored 'Second International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry' at Delhi University, 10--13 January 2006 National Seminar on Chemistry Industry Interface (Chem. Ind. 2005)' at A.R.S.D. College, New Delhi, 8--9 December 2005. Dr. Vinod Sethi : Participated in National Seminar on 'Consumer Awareness' under the aegis of Political Science Department of the College, March 2006. International Conference on Human Rights, Governance and Development Paradigm at India International Centre, New Delhi, July 2005. Dr. A.B. Bhattacherjee: Presented paper in International Conference on 'Current Development in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics with Applications', as invited talk: Super fluid Properties of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in an optical super lattice. Publications Sethi, V. 2005. Edited a Book 'Justice Iyer, Krishna V.R., at 90' (Universal Law Publications). Research Paper on 'The Supreme Court of India' published Singh, M.P. 2005. (ed.) 'Structure, Pattern and Development.' Sharma, R. 2005. Research paper published in Books and Journals Bureaucracy and Development in Singh, M.P., (ed.) 'Indian Political System: Structure, Pattern and Development'. Globalization and Pressures for Reforms towards good Governance in Jain, R.B. 2005. (ed.) 'Globalization and Good Governance: Pressures for Constructive Reforms', New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications. 'Human Rights and the Police in an Urban Setting: Some Empirical Insights from Delhi', Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol.LI, (2). 'Changing Notion of Accountability: A good Governance Perspective', Asian Review of Public Administration, Vol. 16, (1). 'Prevention of Crime and Community Policing in India: An empirical evaluation of the strategies and practices of Delhi Police', The Police Journal (UK), Vol. 79. Autonomy movements and federal India, Singh, B. 2005. In Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. LI, (4). The Indian Police: A critical Evaluation, Verma, A. 2006. Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. LII, (1).

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George, S.B., Chawdhary, B.B. and Gupta, P.C. 2005. Politics, Ethics and Social Responsibilities of Business, Delhi: Shree Mahavir Book Depot. Chawdhary, B.B. and George, S.B. 2005. Political Theory and Thought, Delhi: Shree Mahavir Book Depot. Bhattacharjee, A.B., Bhattacharjee, A. 2006. Quantum theory of vortex lattice state in a rotating Bose-Einstein condensate, Acta Physics Slovaca, Vol. 56(1). Ranjan, V., Bhattacharjee, A. and Mohan, M. 2005. Stability of Bloch Oscillations in twos coupled Bose-Einstein condensates, International Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 19, 4419. Bhattacharjee, A., Ranjan, V. and Mohan, M. 2005. Quantum Theory of a Bose-Einstein condensate out of equilibrium. Optics Communication, Vol. 249, 587--93.

AMAR JYOTI INSTITUTE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Major Activities

The new floor (third floor) has been fully furnished and functional for use. The additional classrooms and laboratories have further enhanced the academic activities of the Institute. A large lab space has been created for the Exercise and Sport, Science Lab.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name of Student Manoj Idnani Nitika Jain Course B.Sc. (Hons.) PT Part-IV B.Sc. (Hons.) PT Part-IV Position in the University I II

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 2,00,000 41 4

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Vikas Dhawan (PT) was appointed as Physiotherapist to the Indian Women Hockey team. He was also the Official Physiotherapist for the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Sundar Kumar: Presented a research paper on 'Comparison of physiological efficiency of two tricycle propulsion mechanisms a randomized cross over trial' at the International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference (ISSICON 2006) 1--3 March 2006.

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Dr. Rupali Mittal: Presented a research paper 'Comparison of Clinical & Functional Outcomes following Decompressive Surgery in Patients with Cervical Spondylosis' at the 44th National Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists at Ahmedabad, 6--8 January 2006. Dr. Hemant Juneja (PT): Delivered a talk on 'Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice' at a National Seminar at Faridabad Institute of Technology: Manav Rachna. Dr. Vikas Dhawan (PT): Presented paper on 'High Fatigue Strength Training results in better gains of Muscle Strength, Endurance and Muscle Hypertrophy in comparison to Low Fatigue Strength Training' at National Conference on Sports Medicine, 'Sports Medcon 2006', New Delhi.

BHASKARACHARYA COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Major Activities

The College, in collaboration with the Delhi Police, had organised a 'Self Defence Training Programme for Girls' August 2005.

New Additions

Dr. Uma Choudhary Dr. Uma Mittal Bio-Medical Sc. Dr. Shivani Virmani Bio-Medical Sc. Dr. Meenakshi Garg Bio-Medical Sc. Food-Technology

Seminars/Conferences held

Seminar on 'Tech-Talk, 2005', 5--16 December 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ms. Rizwana, Senior Lecture in the Department of Food-Technology: Participated in 'Food World India 2005' conducted by FICCI and Ministry of Food Processing, Government of India, 28--30 November 2005.

Student Academic Distinction

Name Ms. Gunjan Chawla Course Food-Technology Position in the University III

Publications

Pani, B.R. 2006. 'Fundamentals of Environments Education' (in 04 Parts) Jay Cee's Publication, New Delhi. 448

Mongia, G., Bhatnagar, P.K. 'Crystallization Kinetics in (AgSbTe)x(Inl-ySby)1-xfilms used in optical data st...', Journal of Materials Science, Springer US, Vol. 41, (8). pp. 2477--82. Bhardwaj, S. 'Ethno-medicinal plants used by the tribal of Mizoram to cure cuts and wounds'. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, New Delhi.

BHAGINI NIVEDITA COLLEGE

Major Activities

Orientation Programme was organised on 16 July 2005. The College had celebrated its 'Foundation Day' on 23 August and organised a Blood Donation Camp and a Kavi Sammelan. Navrung: The cultural festivals were organised from 13--15 December 2005. Received (Rs. 2 lakh) from Delhi University for upgradation of the laboratories and infrastructure facilities of the College.

New Courses introduced

Introduced Foundation Courses: (1) Contemporary India; (2) Gender, Human Rights and Environment; and (3) Hindi Discipline as a Part of B.A. Programme Concurrent Courses Reading Gandhi and Language, Literature and Culture were also taught first time in Hindi (Hons.).

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Miss Savita, N.C.C. Cadet of Army Wing of the College, was selected as best Cadet of Army Wing of Delhi University.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 3,85,000 including Rs. 25,000 fund IPS 1,044 48 (863 + 181)

Seminars/Conferences attended

Vikas Choudhary: Participated in Network Securities and Ethical Hacking, organised by Deen Dayal Upadhyay College of Delhi University. Dr. Rani Shankar Mishra and Dr. Poonam Rathee: Participated in Video Conference on the topic 'Women's Right and Human Rights' organised by British Council, London.

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Dr. Hemwati Sharma: Participated in a two-day Workshop on Scientific and Technical vocabulary at Bangalore which was organised by H.R.D. Ministry, India. Dr. Charu Sharma: Participated in the 2nd Children World Congress at Delhi, 4 September 2005.

BHARATI COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College has started three-month Add-on Certificate Courses in Journalism and Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations and Electronic Media as well as the DOECC Certification in Computers. All of these courses, scheduled in the afternoon, have proved to be very popular and are fully subscribed. In association with CMC India Ltd. and Aashirwad, an NGO working with the physically and the mentally challenged, Bharati College organised a Sports Olympiad.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Presented a paper on 'The Economics Status of Women in a Globalised World with Special Reference to Labour Unrest and Violence in Gurgaon' at a National Seminar organised by the Iran Culture House and the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts, July 2005. Presented a paper on 'Right to Education for Women and Girls - Ground Realities and Contradictions arising out of Globalization' at a Seminar organised by the Justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation at the India International Centre, September 2005. Presented a paper on 'Privatization: An Economic or Political Strategy' at the convention of the Mid West Political Science Association in Chicago, April 2005. Participated in a Seminar on 'The Role of Universities in Civic Engagement' at University of California at Berkeley, April 2005 Dr. Rekha Sapra: A Resource Person in a Seminar on 'Parenting Skills' organised by the Psycholinguistic Association of India. Dr. Kumudini Sudhir of the Department of Sanskrit: Organised a Seminar on the 'Relevance of Sankara's Doctrine of Advaita in the Present Day'. She participated in an International Conference in Haridwar on 'The Contribution of the Vedas to the World'. She has presented papers on 'The Concept of Yajna and its Importance Relating to the Environment' and on 'The Genecology in Sanskrit Literature: Informatory Concerning Fundamental Physics in the RigVeda'. She also read a paper on 'Kalidas as a Peerless Poet' at a Seminar organised by the Kalidas Academy of Fine Arts and Music.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Promodini Varma: Conferred the Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Value Education Teacher's Day Award 2005.

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New Additions

Dr. Manju Sharma Ms. Naila Anjum Ms. Bhawna Sharma Ms. Kamini Bhutani Hindi English English Commerce Ms. Aateka Khan Dr. Sonali Jain Ms. Anju Gurawa Ms. Nishtha Bhushan English English English Commerce

Publications

Sapra, R.: Cultural Development in Children through Satyam Publishers. Her article, 'Underachievement in Gifted Children' presented at a Seminar at the Department of Applied Psychology at the South Campus has been published in the Volume 'Child in the New Millennium' edited by Prof. S. Veeraraghavan. Mrs. Saloni Gupta has published, in collaboration with Dr. A.K. Saeth, the article 'Understanding Volatility at BSE: A Quality Approach: Implications for Investors' in Decision, a journal brought out by the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Dr. Promodini Varma and Dr. Mukti Sanyal have edited Fluency in English I and English at the Workplace I, English Textbooks for students of the first year of the new BA Programme.

BHIM RAO AMBEDKAR COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College organised Inter-College Debate on the 31 January 2006 on the topic Recall is the only cure for Erring Parliamentarians. Prof. S.K. Vij, Dean, Student Welfare was the Chief Guest in the very beginning of this session. A Programme of folk dance was organised in the College under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, GOI. Artists from more than twenty states manifested excellent performance. South Asia Livelihood Documents Festival was also organised.

Student Academic Distinction

Name Adarsh Kumar Course B.A.(H) Hindi Journalism & Mass Communication Position in the University I

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

The College student got first prize in Rifle-shooting Competition, second prize in Archery, third prize in Pistol Shooting, third prize in Archery (Women), third prize in Kho-Kho. IInd Prize (Man) in Net-ball in Inter-College events. Again in Delhi State, the College got IInd prize in Archery, Ist prize in Soft Ball (Women) respectively.

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Special Grants

Special grant for Sports activities received Rs. 50,000. Rs. 90,000 received from U.G.C. for National Seminar of Social Work Department.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 4,000,00 1,156 39

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. G.S. Chauhan; Reader, Department of Geography: Appointed as Education Officer in University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. R.B. Solanki, Acting Principal: Honoured with Best Teacher Award by Udai Samajik Saanskritik Society. The award was presented by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, on 26 October 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department of Social Work organised a UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar on 'Reorganising the Community Challenges for Social Work Profession'. The Department of Geography organised a National Seminar on 'Emerging Concerns and Methodological Development in Contemporary Geography', 20 January 2006. National Seminar on 'Adolescent Issues and Counselling' in collaboration with Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Delhi Universtiy was organised, 6 September 2005. President of India Medal Awardee Joint Commissioner Dr. U.N.B. Rao, I.P.S. was the main Speaker. Dr. R.B. Solanki: Co-ordinated the International Seminar on 'Environment: Awareness & Enforcement' organised by Asia Pacific Jurist Association, 20--22 January 2006. Dr. G.S. Chauhan: Attended the International Conference '2nd Asia-Oceania Geosciences Meeting 2005' at Singapore. Mrs. Nishi Sharma: Presented a paper 'Mutual Funds in India: A Comparative Analysis of Investors and Managers Perspective', in Annual Conference of International Academy of Business and Economics at Las Vegas, USA, October 2005. Dr. Jaya Verma: Presented a paper 'Status of News in Buddhism' in the Fifth Annual Conference of Indian Society for Buddhist Studies, 11--13 August 2005.

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Shahani, R. 2005. 'Financial Markets in India', Anamica, New Delhi. Mittal, P. 2005. 'Competition Privatised and Reform', The Indian Telecom Sector. Kumar, S. 2005. 'Jayshankar Prasad's Chandragupta', Asia Book Club, New Delhi.

COLLEGE OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

Major Activities

The Commerce Department organised debates and discussions on current topics relating to commerce. The newly formed Commerce Society organised a two-day Fest 'ROSTRUM' followed by Inter-College Debate, Quiz and Paper Presentation. The Eco bizz Inc. Economic Society organised Inter-College Competition including Ad-mad Quiz, debate etc. Six College students won prizes in the event. The Hindi Department organised 'Nirala Jayanti' on 2 February 2006. Niralaji's masterpiece was recited by Shri L.N. Vajpayee of All India Radio on this occasion.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 5,09300 1,274 72

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Prem Parkash, resource person, Hindi Workshop - Hindi Nidhi & Indian High Commission, Trinidad, Tobago. Dr. S.K. Bajpai, Research Guide, M.Phil., Annamalai University. Dr. Maina Chawla Singh, resource person, Jamia Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ashish Dev Taru: Concept of Deregulation: Lessons from Banking History in India. 8th Annual Conference on Money & Finance, IGIDR, Mumbai, 27--28 March 2006. Strategic Groups in Indian Private Banking Industry. 8th Annual Conference on Money & Finance, IGIDR, Mumbai, 27--28 March 2006. Ranjana Kaul: Speaking from the Margins. Conference on Post-Colonial Studies, Kashmir University, September 2005.

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Publications

Books Bajpai, S.K. 2006. Library & Information Policy, New Delhi: Sri Sai Printographers. Use of Technology in Libraries, New Delhi: Sri Sai Printographers. Research Articles in Books or Scholarly Journals Jeet, I. Absenteeism in Small Scale Industries - Concept, Cases and Control. Indian Journal of Commerce, New Delhi. Labour Turnover in Small Scale Industries - Its Costs Impact and Control. Indian Journal of Commerce, New Delhi. Biswas, P.K. Organisational Forms, Technological Change and Income Generation in Das, K. (ed.). Indian Industrial Cluster, Ashgate.

COLLEGE OF ART

Major Activities

'Graduate Show-2005' an exhibition of works of students who were to be conferred with Degrees at the Convocation on the 25 October 2005, was inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp on the 20th instant in the premises of the College, New Delhi. The exhibition continued up to the 25th, the day of the Convocation. The dignitaries visited the exhibition before the ceremony and appreciated the students for their good efforts.

Student Academic Distinctions

Nitin Jetley, Rajdeep Ghoshal, Nitin Nege & Isha Joshi, IVth year students of Batch 2004-05 prepared sketches/cartoons for the brochure of the Public Grievances Commission, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi. Their printed work was highly appreciated, 16 March 2006. One Logo design from submitted designs of IInd year students for the Institute of Liver & Bilary Sciences as a class-work project was selected and duly awarded. Sakshi Nayyar, IInd year Painting, anchored 22 episodes of "Treasure Hunt" on Zee Business. Golden Jubilee Celebration in Lalit Kala Academy during the Triennale. Deaf & dumb students studying in various specialisations participated in "Agnipath 1st All India Art Competition" and Exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2005 in which Santosh Kumar, IVth year (Sculpture) was awarded the Silver Medal and Anupam Shanker IIIrd year (Applied Art) the Bronze Medal. Santosh Kumar, IVth year (Sculpture) was awarded the Silver Medal. Santosh Kumar, IVth year (Sculpture), Jamaluddin Ansari, IIIrd year (Sculpture) participated in an Exhibition organised by the Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New

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Delhi, 2005. Jamaluddin Ansari, IIIrd year (Sculpture) was awarded a Bronze medal, Anupam Shankar, IIIrd year (Applied Art) a silver medal in the Painting Competition organised on the 48th International Day of the Deaf, New Delhi, 2005. Dibakar Das, IInd year Applied Art, got a scholarship from the Bengal Association, 3rd prize in Book cover Designing Competition organised by NBT, Youth Pavilion, at Pragati Maidan, worked for a social organisation, Adi, for upliftment of the physically handicapped. Shipra Sharma IInd year, Applied Art, won 1st prize for Book Cover Design, organised by NBT, Youth Pavilion. She also worked for PRAYAS, an NGO in Delhi. Ambika, IInd year Applied Art, designed the logo for Integrated Knowledge Park, Delhi. Niharika Sethi, IInd year Applied Art, put up an Exhibition in Parliament House for Annual Budget 2006. She also worked as an illustrator with the Pioneer. Karunesh Kumar Kain, MFA (Previous), Applied Art, was awarded the First Prize in the Book Cover designing contest organised by National Book Trust of India at the Youth Pavilion, World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, January 2006.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added : : Rs. 2,00,000 180

Seminar/Conference held

A National Level Seminar-cum-Workshop hosted by the College for senior students of Art from 14 major Art Colleges in the Country was successfully conducted from 8--12 November 2005. Invited students interacted and worked in various mediums such as metal sheet, enamel painting, paper pulp etc., along with the Faculty and Students of the College and invited experts in the field.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Brig Mohan Sharma, Assistant Professor Sculpture: Participated in the group show organised at Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of Independence Day Celebration in August 2005 and served as a Jury Member for the Rajasthan State Art Exhibition, Jaipur. Sumitabh Pal, Lecturer: Participated in the group show organised at Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of Independence Day Celebration, August 2005. He also participated in the 10th 'Harmony Show' organised by the Arts Trust in Mumbai in April 2005, and held one Solo Exhibition of Drawings at Habitat World, March 2005. Abhimanue V.G., Assistant Professor, Painting (BFA): Participated in 'Double-Enders', Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi; Jehangir Art Gallery & Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai; Sumukha Art Gallery & Allaince Francais, Bangalore, Durbar Hall, Kochi 2005. He also participated in 'Garden of Black Roses' Suryakanti Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram, and at the 'Tribute to Ashokan Poduwal, 'Kerala Image', Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005, in the Indo-Korean Exhibition, 'Mystique Journey' Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Gallery, 455

New Delhi, 2005 and at Gallarie Moderne, New Delhi. He presented a slide show-lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, Modi Nagar, U.P. 2005. A profile about him, 'Lihnes, Colours' was published by Malayala Manorama, New Delhi-2006. Online Exhibition at www.matersofart.com, 2006. K.S. Pawar, Lecturer: Participated in group shows and associated in activities with PRAYAS, an NGO in New Delhi. Dr. Amargeet Chandok, Lecturer (BFA Painting): Participated in Ravi Jain Annual Show of Contemporary Art by DMG New Delhi. She also participated in group show organised as the Running Art Centre, Krishna Art Gallery and Gallery Today, New Delhi-2005. Pradeep Kumar, Jr. Artist: Participated in 'A Journey Within and Beyond', an exhibition of paintings, drawings & sculptures at Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi in May, 2005. He also participated in all India Artist Camp at Dehradun organised by NAV Siddharth Art Group in association with 'Janadhar', Dehradun, June 2005 and in an exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures at 'The art guild' Gallery, New Delhi, January 2006. Manoj Kumar, Jr. Artist: Participated in the all India Artist Camp at Kala Gram, Mani Majra, Chandigarh, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, in March 2005. He also participated in the All India Artist Camp at Dehradun organised by NAV Siddharth Art Group in collaboration with Janadhar, Dehradun in June 2005 and in the All India Artist Camp at Dehradun organised by 'VIRASAT' in collaboration with 'REACH' in October 2005.

DESHBANDHU COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College Annual cultural festival 'SABRANG' 2006 was held on 30--31 January 2006 and the festival was inaugurated by Pandit Bhajan Sopori, renowned Santur player. The College Placement and Counselling Cell has been able to provide placements to more than forty students during the last two years.

New Course Introduced

One-year Certificate course in Russian language.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Mr. Jitender Kumar was awarded gold medal in Delhi University and Delhi State Weightlifting Championships.

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Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

One time special grant of Rs. 7.0 lakh has been sanctioned by the UGC to the College for renovation of the College Assembly Hall.

Research Schemes

Title 'Sperm behaviour and its implications on evolution of prolonged copulation in Dysdereus koenigli'. 'Function Spaces, Inequalities and Applications'. Principal Investigator Dr. Kamal Kumar Gupta Sponsoring Organisation UGC

Dr. Pankaj K. Jain

CSIR

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Over Rs. 5 lakh 1,060 40

New Additions

Ms. Vandana Mathur Mr. Sunil Kayesth Ms. Sonia English Zoology Computer Sc. Mr. Purshottam Das Ms. Manju - English - Physics

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Anil Sethi, Sr. Lecturer, Department of History: Appointed Professor of History in NCERT.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Gouri Dutta: Participated and delivered talks in - World Renewable Energy Regional Congress and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2005. NREL Seminar on 'Solar Thermal Photovoltaic Applications', San Diego, California, USA, June 2005. Solar World Congress, Orlando, Florida, USA, August 2005. International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Las Vegas. Nevada, USA, December 2005.

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Dr. Arati Barua: Presented a paper in International Conference at University of Meinz, Germany. Dr. Vivek Saxena, Reader: Presented a paper 'Application of Molecular Modelling in AIDS Research' in the IUPAC sponsored Second International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, January 2006. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Reader: Attended a National Seminar on 'Chemistry-Industry Interface' organised by ARSD College, Delhi University, December 2005. Dr. Meera Kushal, Dr. Shashi Nijhawan and Dr. Rajni Jain: Participated National Symposium on 'Systems Biology' at South Campus, Delhi University, March 2006. Ms. Vandana Mathur: Attended a National Seminar on 'Identity in Literature' at Daulat Ram College, November 2005. Ms. Kalpana Kirty: Presented a paper 'Banga Bango and Satyendra Nath Dutta' National Seminar in Delhi University. Dr. G.C. Pant: Presented a paper 'Pashchatya Kavyashastra ki Bhartiya Samiksha', National Seminar in Delhi University. Dr. Surabhi Dhingra: Attended a National Colloquium on 'New Age Entrepreneur - Emerging Challenges' organised by Sri Ram College of Commerce. Dr. Bajrang Bihari Tiwari: Delivered a lecture on 'Kabeer' in a National Seminar organised by Kabeer Parakh Sansthan, Allahabad, October 2005. Dr. Bikram Singh: Presented papers 'Hindi Kahani: Astitava Aur Vyaktitva' in a UGC National Seminar at DAV College, Yamuna Nagar, and 'Kahanikar Jainendra Kumar' in a UGC National Seminar at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University.

Publications

Books Ahluwalia, V.K., Kumar, Lalita S. and Kumar, S. 2006. Chemistry of Natural Products (Amino acids, Peptides, Proteins and Enzymes). Ane Books India. Research Publication Jain, P., Jain, P.K. and Gupta, B. 2005. On certain weighted integral inequalities with mixed norm, Italian J. Pure Applied Math., 18, 23--32.

DELHI INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL

SCIENCES & RESEARCH

Major Activities

The Institute has been working in the research areas under various research projects sanctioned by the funding agencies, AICTE, UGC, DST, etc., like: Screening of medicinal plants for management of glaucoma. Studies on the impact of environmental pollution on the 458

eye, development of drugs for the medical therapy of glaucoma using natural products, antifertility activity of H2 blockers and some indigenous plants, biotechnological investigation for in vitro production of secondary metabolites in cultures of few medicinal plants, development & evaluation of matrix for cardiovascular agents and standardisation of selected indigenous herbal drug.

New Additions

Dr. D.P. Pathak (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) Dr. S.R. Wakode (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) Dr. Nishant Jain (Pharmacology) Dr. O.P. Agrawal Professor Assistant Professor Lecturer Emeritus Scientist.

Honours/ Distinctions

Prof. S.S. Agrawal was felicitated as distinguished teacher and Researcher in Pharmaceutical Sciences by NIAS Director, Dr. S. Sivaram and NCL Director, Dr. K. Kasturirangam at the 25th anniversary of Bharti Vidyapeeth's Poona College of Pharmacy for contribution to the filed of pharmacy, November, 2005. Elected President, Indian Pharmacological Society.

Student cleared GATE

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Seminars/Conferences held

Recent Technology Platforms that drive Drug Discovery Research, by Prof. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi, Director, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Kalina, Santa Cruz, East Mumbai.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Prof. S.S. Agrawal: Delivered a plenary lecture on 'Need for pharmacovigilance of Cosmetic' during 54th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Hyderabad, 2005. Rajasthan Chapter of IPS. Delivered the presidential address during the 1st Regional Conference of IPS in Jaipur, 1 October 2005. Chaired one session during 54th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Hyderabad, 2005 and delivered a plenary lecture. Paper Presentations Prof. S.S. Agrawal: Development and evaluation of sustained release matrix tablets of diltiazem using biodegradable polymers, ICRABTS Science New Vistas, Jhansi, 2005.

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Need for pharmacovigilance of cosmetics ICRABTS Science New Vistas, Jhansi, 2005. Dr. A.K. Dasgupta, Prof. S.S. Agrawal and Dr. D.K. Basu: Antiepileptic activity of mixed fatty acids obtained from elaeocarpus ganitrus. Presented at Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Hyderabad, Abst. No. 14, 1983. Dr. A. Parle and Dr. M. Parle: Music Therapy for Alzheimer's disease. Scientific Proceedings of National Seminar on Management of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities at Dharwad Karnataka, 16--19 March 2006. Dr. Pravin Kumar Pawar and Dr. D.K. Majumdar: In Vitro Permeation Characteristics of Moxifloxacin through Excised Goat, Sheep & Buffalo Corneas, 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, A-19 at Hyderabad, 2005. Dr. T. Sujata, Dr. Dinesh Sharma and Dr. D.K. Majumdar. Red Beetroot Color as a Pharmaceutical Excipient. AP-29, 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, A-19, at Hyderabad, 2005. Dr. Munish Ahuja, Dr. D.K. Majumdar and Dr. A.S. Dhake: Corneal Permeation Characteristics of some marketed Diclofenac Sodium Eye Drops, FP6, 57th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, A-19, at Hyderabad, 2005.

Research Schemes

Title Anti-fertility Activity of H2 Blockers and some indigenous Plants. Bio-technological Investigation for invitro Production of Secondary Metabolites in Cultures of few Medicinal Plants. Development & Evaluation of Matrix for Cardiovascular Agents Standardization of Selected Indigenous Herbal Drug Screening of medicinal plants for management of glaucoma Studies on the impact of Environmental Pollution on the Eye.

Development of Drugs for the Medical Therapy of Glucoma using Natural Products.

Principal Investigator Prof. S.S. Agrawal Dr. R.B. Bodla

Sponsoring Organisation UGC UGC

Dr. Dipankar Karmakar Dr. P.K. Sahoo Prof. S.K. Gupta Prof. S.K. Gupta Prof. S.K. Gupta

UGC AICTE DST DST DST

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Bhardwaj, N. and Agrawal, S.S. 2005. Development and evaluation of 99m Tecnetiumethionamide for mycobacterial infection imaging, Indian J. Pharmceut. Sci. 67: 80--85. Paridhavi, M. and Agrawal, S.S. 2005. Pharmacological evaluation of zuroor-e-qula: a polyherb formulation, Hamdard Medicos, pp. 159--62. Majumdar, D.K., Govil, J.N., Singh, V.K. and Sharma, R.K. 2005. Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Vol. IX: Plants Bioactives in Traditional Medicine. USA, Studium Press. LLC,. URL: Google. Com. Majumdar, D.K., Govil, J.N., Singh, V.K., Sharma, R.K. and Vyas, M. 2005. Glycyrrhizin-A Bioactive from Glycyrrhiza globra in, Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Vol. IX: Plant Bioactives in Traditional Medicine. USA, Studium Press, LLC, pp. 119--36. URL: Google. com. Sharma, N., Ali, M., Sehrawat, I. and Singh, O. 2005. 'Shilajit: Quality Control of Medicinal Importance', The Pharma Review, pp. 129--33. Sharma, N., Walia, V., Kakar, S., Sharma, Y. and Ali, A. 2005. A-'Phytochemical and Pharmacological profile of solanum nigrum an important nutritional crop and potential source of steroidal alkaloids'- Journal of Science and Pharmacy, Vol. 6, (4). Sharma, N., Sharma, Y. and Sharma, G.C. 2005. 'Practical Pharmaceutical Chemistry-ii and viva voce' 2nd revised edition, Delhi: CBS Publishers and distributors, Darya Ganj. MCQs in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 2nd edition 2005, New Delhi: Ahuja Publishers. Agrawal, S.S. and Paridhavi, M. 2005.'Clinically useful herbal drugs', New Delhi: Ahuja Publishers. Gupta, S.K., Singal, P.K. and Agrawal, S.S. 2005. (eds.), Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure. New Delhi: Anamaya Publishers. Contributed one chapter in 'Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Diabetes: Development of Transdermal and Transbuccal drug-delivery system for Cardioactive drugs with special reference to Anti-hypertensive agents', (eds.) Grants, N., Pierce and Dhalla N.S., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 229--46, 2005. Agrawal, S.S. 2005. Contributed one chapter. Transdermal Drug Delivery System for cardiocative drugs in Gupta, S.K, Singal, P.K. and Agrawal, S.S. (eds.), Pharmacotherapy of Heart Failure, New Delhi: Anamaya Publishers, 233--40. Papers Pawar, P.K. and Majumdar, D.K. 2006. Effect of Formulation Factors on In Vitro Permeation of Moxifloxacin from Aqueous Drops through Excised Goat, Sheep and Buffalo Corneas, AAPS Pharm. Sci. Tech., 7(1): Article 13. DOI: 10.1208/pt070113. Jain, D., Panda, A.K. and Majumdar, D.K. 2006. Insulin loaded Eudragit L100 micro spheres for oral delivery: Preliminary in vitro studies, J. Biomater. Appl., 27; [Epub ahead of print]

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PMID: 16443624 (Pub. Med. - as supplied by publisher). Pal, K., Banthia, A.K. and Majumdar, D.K. 2006. Polyvinyl Alcohol-Gelatin Patches of Salicylic acid: Preparation Characterisation and drug release studies. J. Biomater. Appl. Jan. 27; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 16443632 (Pub. Med. - as supplied by publisher). Singh, S., Malhotra M. and Majumdar D.K. 2005. Antibacterial activity of Ocimum Sanctum L. fixed oil. Indian J. Exp. Biol.; 43(9): 835-7. PMID: 16187537 (Pub. Med. - indexed for Medline). Pal, K., Banthia, A.K. and Majumdar, D.K. 2005. Esterification of Carboxymethyl Cellulose with Acrylic Acid for Targeted Drug Delivery System Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs. Vol. 19(1): 12--14. URL: Google.com.

DYAL SINGH COLLEGE

Major Activities

An effective and elaborate EPABX System was installed to provide linkage to all academic Departments, Office, Library and other Service Departments. The system that has been installed would also provide communication in rooms to be added in the coming years. Network connectivity has been established with the Delhi University Computer Network System with the support given by Delhi University. This year, communication has been provided at 12 nodal points including all the Science Departments and the Computer Centre of the College.

Honours/Distinctions

Ms. Anita Goel, Department of Computer Science: Awarded a Ph.D. for her doctoral thesis 'Testability Measures for Object Oriented Software Testing', by Jamia Millia Islamia. Ms. Ayesha Irfan, Department of English: Awarded a Ph.D. for her doctoral thesis 'Quest for Black Identity and Self-Definition in the Novels of Toni Morrison', by Jamia Millia Islamia. Ms. Madhu Sehrawat, Department of Commerce, was awarded a Ph.D. for her Doctoral thesis 'Economic Value Added and Share Price Behavior: A Study of Selected Indian Companies' in this year.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Under the aegis of SPIC-MACAY the Music and Dance Club of the Arts and Culture Society, organised a Sarangi recital by Shri Kamal Sabri. In the Annual College Festival, 'Priyadarshini', the Mir Singers from Fugal, Bikaner were invited for a special performance; the Punjabi Pop Artiste Shankar Sahni was invited for a special performance and other highlights of the Festival were Rangoli, Flower Decoration, Debate, Folk and Classical Dance, Light and Classical Music Competitions. 462

In Shooting, Mr. Shantnu Thakur, B.A.(Prog.) II year won a Gold Medal (22 Standard Pistol) at the 49th National Shooting Championship at Hyderabad 2005. He also won a Gold Medal (22 Standard Pistol) at the Haryana State Shooting Championship. In Athletics, Arvind B.A.(Prog.) I year won 3 Golds, one each at the Haryana State Championship (Pole vault-Long Jump), at the Delhi State Championship (Pole vault) and at the Inter-College Pole Vault Competitions.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ms. Neeta Tripathi: Attended the XII Annual Convention on 'Managing Private Fund' organised by the Department of Financial Studies, Delhi University, 18 November 2005. Sayed Zaheen Alam, Department of Geography: Presented a paper 'Methodology for Anticipating Directions in Geography' in a Seminar on Contemporary Geography Issues and Challenges at Dyal Singh College, 2005. Dr. Mridula Rajbanshi, Reader, Department of Zoology: Participated in the Round Table Seminar on 'A Key to Safety and Security for Women in Cities' held on International Women's Day 2005, at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi. Dr. Mahendra Pal, Department of Economics: Attended National Seminar on Economic Growth organised by the Indian Economic Association, New Delhi, 16--18 September 2005. Dr. Aruna Chhikara, Dr. Avnet Manav and Ms. Amita Dua, Department of Chemistry: Attended IUPAC Symposium on Green, Sustainable Chemistry at Delhi University, Dr. Avnet Manav also presented a paper on Organotin Complexes, 10--14 January 2006. Dr. Alka Gupta, Co-authored and presented a research paper entitled 'Optical and Spectral Study of Polypyrrole Nanon Particles' at National Symposium organised by the Material Research Society of India at Lucknow, February 2006. Dr. A. K. Bhagi, Dr. Swarita Gopal, Dr. Alka Gupta, Mr. Amit Kumar, Dr. Anil Kumar Nain, Dr. Avnet Manav, Mr. Manish Gautam, Ms. Vandana and Dr. Geetika Bhalla, Department of Chemistry: Attended a Seminar on 'Frontier Technologies in Chemical Biological and Horticultural Sciences' organised by the Delhi University, 20 December 2005. Dr. Madan Pal Singh, Department of Chemistry: Attended National Seminar on Green Chemistry and another on 'Chemistry Industry Interface 2005' sponsored by the DST, New Delhi at ARSD College, Delhi University, 8--9 December 2005. Mr. Amit Kumar: Presented a research paper 'Effect of vinylene linkages on the Electronic Structure and Conduction Properties of Donar-Acceptor Polymers' at the National Conference on 'Modern Trends in Chemical Science and Technology' MTCST-2005 at DAV College, Jalandhar, October 2005. Ms. Anita Rani, Department of Botany: Contributed a paper ' Differential effects of two local anesthetic agents on root differentiation in hypocotylar cuttings of Vigna mungo L. Hepper' in National Seminar on Plant Physiology organised by Navsari Agricultural University and Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 23--25 November 2005.

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Puri, G. 2005. 'Advani- A Reluctant Rebel', and it was published in 'Mainstream; New Delhi. `The RSS Politics: The Existential Dilemma of the BJP', was published in Janata, Mumbai, 2006 Anand, S.K. Four books, viz., 'College Experimental Science', Inorganic Chemistry', 'Physical Sciences and life Sciences' Programme of the Delhi University. Tripathi, N. 2005. ' Foreign Trade and Investment in India: Policies and Performance' and it was published by Serial Publications. Gupta, U. 'Waiting Time Distributions of Simple and Compound Patterns in a Sequence of Bernoulli Trials'. Nain, A.K. 'Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics (U.K.)', 'Bulletin of Chemical Society' of Japan, Journal of 'Physics and Chemistry of Liquids,' ' Journal of Molecular Liquids' and 'Chinese Journal of Chemistry'. Bhalla, G. and Kumar, A. 'Effect of Bandwidth on electronic Structures and Conduction Properties of Copolymers' and it was published in The Indian Journal of Chemistry Section A, Vol. 44A, p.1745.

DAULAT RAM COLLEGE

Major Activities

The Annual Inter-College Daulat Ram Memorial Trophy Debate on 'Globalization of Higher Education' was the memorable event of the year. Mohan Veena recital by Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt under the auspices of SPIC-MACAY Chapter of the College. Blood Donation Camp organised by the NSS Unit of the College under the auspices of the Indian Red Cross Society.

New Courses Introduced

Certificate Courses in Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Part-time Certificate Course on Women's Studies.

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Student Academic Distinctions

Name Aditi Singh Shweta Aggarwal Rajesh Kumari Gagandeep Kaur Bhupesh Suman Rawat Pallavi Arora Niti Chauhan Vandana Balain Jagriti Luthra Aanchal Jain Neeru Bala Course M.A. Pol. Science B.Sc. (Hons.) Bio-chemistry M.A. Hindi M.A. Psychology B.Sc. (Hons.) Bio-chemistry B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy B.A. (Hons.) Psychology B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany B.Sc. (Hons.) Bio-chemistry B.A. (Hons.) Music Vocal B.A. (Hons.) Philosophy B.A. (Hons.) Psychology Position in the University I I II II II II II II III III III III

Student Sports and extra-Curricular Activities

40 students represented Delhi University in various All India Inter-University Tournaments and Delhi State in Senior National Championships.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 9,72,500.00 2,162 27

New Additions

Dr. Ritu Garg Dr. D. M. Bortamuly Ms. Sangeeta Gupta Ms. J.M. Basant Ram Ms. Sonia Mehta Ms. Malini Sharma Ms. Ritu Khanna Ms. Pooja Tyagi Chemistry English English Commerce Philosophy Economics Economics Economics Ms. Darshan Ms. Kristina Z. Zama Ms. Gurmeet Kaur Ms. Reema Popli Dr. Monica Prabhakar Ms. Pooja Sharma Ms. Rita Rani Ms. M. Chaudhary Chemistry English Commerce Commerce Philosophy Economics Economics Botany

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Ms. Pooja Azad Dr. Seema Rani Ms. Geetanjali Ms. Shachi Chawla Ms. Rohini Arya Ms. Sneh Lata

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Dr. Anita Minz Dr. Sunita Durangal Dr. M. Bhattacharya Ms. Vandana Tripathi Dr. Anju Jain

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Hindi Hindi Political Sc. Political Sc. Zoology

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Sushma Kulshreshtha: Conferred with the highest honour in Sanskrit, the prestigious President's Certificate of Honour Award by the President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at an Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, 6 December 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

A three-day National Conference on 'National Identity in Literature', supported by the University Grants Commission, 23--25 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Malathi Subramanian, Principal: Participated in a Seminar on 'Dalit Women in Politics: Agency, Careers and Trends', Centre for Social Research, 22 April 2005. Participated in one-day Seminar on 'Developing Indian Perspectives on Feminist Theory and Methodology', 27 September 2005. Dr. Daya Aggarwal, Reader, Department of Physics: International Conference on Physics Education 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing the Change' at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Nidhi Gautam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Botany: Presented a research paper in XVII International Botanical Congress at Vienna, Austria, 17--23 July 2005. Dr. Sushma Kulshreshtha, Reader, Department of Sanskrit: Chaired a Session on 'Kalidasa' at the International Conference on Sanskrit organised by Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University, on the auspicious occasion of Golden Jubilee Birth Anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhom, Kingdom of Thailand at Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, 23--26 June 2005. Delivered keynote address on 'Kalidasa: A World Acclaimed Poet' at the inauguration of National Seminar organised at Miranda House, Delhi University, 26 November 2005. Delivered keynote address on 'Sixty-four Arts in Sanskrit Literature' at the National Seminar organised at Delhi Sanskrit Academy, 27 November 2005.

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Delivered keynote address on 'Contribution of Pen-women to Sanskrit Literature (creativecomparative-critical) in the Twentieth-Twenty First Century' at the National Seminar organised at St. Stephens' College, Delhi University, 28 November 2005. Dr. Lalita Kuppuswamy, Reader, Department of Sanskrit: Participated in a National Seminar on 'Philosophy of Life according to Markandeya Purana' organised by Choudhury Charan Singh University, Meerut, (U.P.), November 2005. Dr. Kanan Nanda, Reader, Department of Botany: Attended the National Symposium on 'Plant Science Research in India: Challenges and Prospects' organised by Botanical Survey of India (Northern Circle). Dehradun, 24--26 October 2005. Participated in XXVIII Annual Conference of India Botanical Society organised by Botanical Survey of India (Northern Circle). Dehradun, 24--26 October 2005. Dr. Rama Pasricha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Botany: Participated in the Third International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (Herbal Drugs Satellite Session), Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, 4 December 2005. Dr. Asha Tandon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry: Presented a paper entitled 'Molecular Orbital Study of Halogen Substituted Dimmers of Aluminium' at 24th Annual Conference of the Indian Council of Chemists at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand), 16--18 December 2005. Dr. Nirmal Trikha, Reader, Department of Sanskrit: Participated as a guest of honour in the 'Varsa-Mangalotsava-2005' and National Seminar organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy and Kalidasa Academy of Sanskrit, Music and Fine Arts and presented a paper on 'Punishment in Shukraniti', 27 July 2005.

Publications

Bortamuly, M.D. 2005. 'Chintan', Samayik: A Periodical Bulletin of Assam Association, Delhi, Vol.: XV, (1). Jain, I. 2005. 'Corporate Taxation': How far it is towards globalization? Business Standard, p. 14. Kaur, G. 2005. 'Green Marketing: Genesis, Nature and its Emerging Role in India', GGU Journal of Business, Vol. 1(1), pp. 131--52. Kaur, G. 'Green Marketing: An Attitudinal and Behavioral Analysis of Indian Consumers', Global Business Review,V ol.5, (2), pp.188--205 available at http://gbr.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/5/2187.pdf. Kaur, G. 'Role of Socio-demographics in Segmenting and Profiling Grdeen Consumers: An Exploratory Study of Consumers in India', Journal of International Consumer Marketing. Vol. 18(3), pp. 107--46. Khurana, S. 2005. Symmetric duality in multi-objective programming involving generalized cone-invex functions. European Journal of Operational Research, 165: 592--7. Kuppuswamy, L. 2005. A Comparative Study of Adhyatma Ramayana and Valmiki Ramayana, New Delhi: Vidhyanidhi Prakashan, p. 344. Lalitha C.S., Garg, P.K. and Khurana, S. 2005. Duality for multi-objective fractional programming viz. linearization and scalarization approaches, Opsearch, 42(1): 37--54. 467

Malhotra, P. 2005. 'Dyanamic Adsorptive Removal of Toxic Chemicals for Purification of Water', Defence Science Journal, Vol. 55, (2). Malhotra, P. 2005. 'Precursors fox mixed metal oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterization of u-oxoalkoxides of some bivalent metals and their B-diketonates', Indian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 44A. Kanan, N. 2005. Environmental Awareness Education - Some Suggestions. In Abstract, International Conference on 'Environment and Development 'Challenges & Opportunities'. pp. 26--27. Kanan, N. 2005. Environmental Awareness Education: Some Suggestion. In Proceedings of International Conference on 'Environment and Development: Challenges and Opportunities'. (ed. Jagbir Singh). Kanan, N. and Philips, S. 2005. Environmental Education for Sustainable Development. In Peace and Development. Digest 5 (3-4): 37-41. Pub. Foundation for Peace & Sustainable Development. Philips, S. and Kanan, N. 2005. Rejuvenation of mature Acacia species. Abstract in the International Conference on 'Environment Development: Challenges & Opportunities'. p. 49. Tandon, A. 2005. 'Molecular Orbital Study of Antitumor Activity of Benzalmalonamide', Journal of Indian Council of Chemists. Tandon, A. 'Molecular Orbital Study of Azocompounds' in Journal of Indian Chemical Society. Tandon, A. 'Molecular Orbital Study of fluorary substituted Aluminium Dimers' in Journal of Indian Chemical Society. Verma, N. 'Psychic Powers of Mind', 'Encyclopedia of Indian Wisdom' Vol. II - a felicitation Volume of Prof. Satyavrat Shastri. Verma, N. 2005. 'Satapatha Brahmana Me Deerghtama ke Mantron ka Viniyoga Evam Sambadha Aakhyana' - in 'Vedic Rishi Deerghatama' edited by Dr. Shashi Tiwari.

DELHI COLLEGE OF ARTS & COMMERCE

Major Activities

The College has established a Placement Cell to assist deserving students to get jobs in their related discipline. The Cell organises training and lectures on job opportunities and students prepares for written tests, interviews, etc. The College maintains links with industrial organisations and consultancy firms for this purpose. Few students have been absorbed through the Placement Cell.

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Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Karan Datta was selected for the National Camp of Decathlon in connection with preparation for Commonwealth Games-2010. Arun Goel was selected for the National Camp. He also participated in the Inter-University Competition. He won the first place in Inter-College and Nationals.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 5,19,935 282 25

New Additions

Sh. Manoj Kumar Sh. Bhupender Political Sc. Commerce Sh. A. Bala Krishnan Commerce

Seminars/Conferences attended

A three-day National Seminar on 'Culture and Environment: Changing Perception' was organised by the College in association with the Centre for Canadian Studies, Delhi University. The Seminar was sponsored by UGC, 16--18 March 2006.

DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College started with Orientation Programme on 15 July 2005 which was attended by about 400 students along with their parents. 'Founders Day' was celebrated on 25 September 2005 in which Prof. V.N. Rajasekhran Pillai, acting Chairman of UGC was the Chief Guest. The Spic-Macay Chapter organised the Meditation Camp in the last week of September as well as Dhrupad Recital by Shri Sanjay Malik. There was a Heritage walk to Hauz Khas Monuments under the aegis of Spic-Macay. The Annual Cultural Festival 'Kalarav' was celebrated on 22--23 December 2005 with the theme 'Wedding'. A one-week Disaster Management Programme was also organised in collaboration with Civil Defence authorities.

New Course Introduced

B.A. (Hons.) English.

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Student Academic Distinctions

Following meritorious students were awarded Rs. 5000 each by the Lt. Governor of Delhi: Divyanshi, B.A.(P) III Yr. Preeti Chugh, B.Com.(H) III Yr. Sameer Luthra, B.Com.(H) II Yr. Harsha Bisht, B.Sc.(G) II Yr.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Sandeep Kumar a student of B.A.(P) I yr. got a Gold Medal in Power Lifting in Inter-College Tournament in Delhi University. Archery, Gold Medal: Amrish Kumar, Balbir, Vikas, Shekhar. Tarun Saurabh won first prize in Cartoon Making at Zakir Husain College and Acharya Narendra Dev College. Mr. Saurabh Mishra, a visually challenged student got the first prize in Inter-College Paper Presentation on Disaster Management and the Role of Youth organised by Swami Sharddhanand College.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Rs. 10 lakh for augmenting the infrastructure facilities in various laboratories and library. Rs. 4 lakh from the Delhi University for augmenting science laboratory facilities in view of the revised under-graduate science curriculum. Title 'Studies on meal coordination with peptide biomimetic ligands' 'Investigation of dye/...applications'. Principal Investigator Dr. Vinod Kumar Dr. Poonam Suri

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 3,51,000/995 45

New Additions

Sunil Kumar Sandeep Kumar Commerce Physics. Mahavir Chemistry

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts / Assignments

Dr. Savithri Singh, Reader in the Department of Botany joined as the Principal of Acharya Narendra Dev College.

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Honours/Distinctions

Dr. S.K. Garg, Principal: Nominated by the National Knowledge Commission as a member of the Working Group on undergraduate education. Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Reader, Mathematics: Did his post-doctoral work as BOYCAST Fellow with Professor Boris Mordukhovich, Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, June--November 2005. Dr. Lathika Nair, Reader, Zoology: Co-investigator in a Defence Research and Development Organisation funded project entitled 'Assessment of Anti-Malarial Properties of Synthetic and Natural Compounds on Human Malarial Parasite P. Flaciparum in-vitro'. She was a resource person during In-service Teachers Training Programme for PGTs in June 2005, organised by Science Education Centre, Delhi. Dr. Anju Agarwal, Reader, Physics and Electronics: Awarded M.E. Degree on her successful completion of the degree course in Computer Technology and Applications from Delhi College of Engineering.

Seminars/Conferences held

The four-day National Conference on Mathematical Techniques 'Emerging Paradigms for Electronics and IT Industries', sponsored by UGC was organised jointly by the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Electronics under the Convenorship of Dr. Ratnesh R. Saxena, Reader, Mathematics.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Sanjay Pant, Reader in Mathematics: Attended International Workshop on 'Quasiconformal Mapping and their Applications' at I.I.T., Madras, Chennai, 27 December-1 January 2006. International Workshop on Teichmuller Spaces, at Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, 5--15 January 2006. Dr. Vinod Kumar, Reader in Chemistry: Attended National Seminar on 'Chemistry Industry Interface' at A.R.S.D. College, 8--9 December 2005. International Symposium on Green Chemistry', organised by Deptt. of Chemistry, Delhi University, 8--9 January 2006. Dr. Deepak Jain of Physics Deptt.: Attended Workshop on 'Observing Projects with Small Telescopes held at IUCAA', Pune, August 2005. Dr. Anurag Mishra, Reader in Electronics and Dr. Ravinder Kaur, Reader in Electronics: Attended Workshop on 'Spice Model and Advanced VLSI Circuit Simulation at Deptt. of Electronics Science, Delhi University, 11--12 December 2005.

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Dr. Anurag Mishra, Reader in Electronics: Attended Workshop on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing at International Institute of Information Technology, Gachibaoli, Hyderabad, 12--13 January 2006.

Publications

Gautam, V.K., 2006. 'Probiotics and their effects on human health,' Botanic Deptt. of Botany, Delhi University. Bhatia, D., Gupta, P. and Singh, S. 2005. 'Multiparametric sensitivity analysis of the constraint matrix in programming problems with linear- plus-linear fractional objective function', Applied Mathematics and Computation, 170(2): 1243--60. Gupta, P., Shunsuke, S. and Yokoyama, K. 2005. 'Epsilon-optimality without constraint qualification for multiobjective fractional programme', Journal of Non-linear and Convex Analysis, 6(2): 347--57. Bhatia, D., Gupta, P. and Singh, S. 2005. `Multiparametric sensitivity analysis in minimum cost network flow problem', O. Gervasi et al. (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3483: 1190--1202, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. Bhatia, D., Gupta, P. and Singh, S. 2005. 'Multiparametric sensitivity analysis in programming problem with linear-plus-linear fractional objective function,' European Journal of Operational Research, 160(1): 232--41. Dev, A., Jain, D. and Sethi, G. 2005. 'Cosmological constraints on a power law universe', Journal: Physics Letters B, 624, 135. Alcaniz, J.S., Dev, A. and Jain, D. 2006. 'Observational constraints on the time dependence of dark energy.' Journal : Nuclear Physics B, 732, 379. Dev, A. and Jain, D. 2006. 'Age of high red shift objects: A litmus test for dark energy models', Journal : Physics Letters B, 633, 436. Kaur, R., Mehra, R.M. and Singh, A.V. 2005. `Structural, electrical and optical properties of sol-gel derived yttrium doped ZnO films', Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), Vol. 206: 1053. Kaur, R., Mehra, R.M. and Singh, A.V. 2005. 'Physical properties of natively textured yttrium doped zinc oxide films by sol-gel', Journal of Material Science, 16: 649. Kaur, R., Kumar, N. and Mehra, R.M. 2006. 'Characterization of sol-gel derived Yttrium Doped n-ZnO / p-Si Heterostructure', Materials Science - Poland, 24: 375--83. Roy, H. 2005. 'Dharma & Relegate in India and Europe', Frontier, Annual Number. Roy, H. 2006. 'Western Secularism and Colonial Legacy in India', EPW,Vol. XLI (2). Books Roy, H. 2006. 'Peasant in Marxism', Manak. Roy, H. 2005. (eds.), Singh M.P., 'Indian Political System', Manak.

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Communication to Conferences Bhardwaj, M.R. 2006. 'An Inscriptional Enquiry into the Role of Vratas in the Origin and Development of Feudalism in North and Central India: 5th - 12th Centuries A.D.' in Section I: Ancient India, Sixty-sixth Session of the Indian History Congress, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, (W.B.). Gautam, V.K. 2005. 'In vitro morphogenetic studies in Azadirachta Indica A-Juss', XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna (Austria). Gautam, V.K. 'Algal Biotechnology for Human Welfare', International Conference on Applied Psychology, Delhi. Gupta, P. 2005. International Conference on Operations Research in Infrastructure Development, Bangalore. Jain, H.C. 2006. E-mail Campaign Management in the 6th International Conference on Emerging Issues in Accounting, Information Technology and Business Management, Research Development Association, Jaipur. Kaur, R., Kumar, N., Manchanda, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. Study of junction properties of yttrium doped ZnO/p-Si heterostructures prepared by sol-gel, 20th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain. Jain, A., Kaur, R. and Mehra, R.M. 2005. Optical Properties of rare earth doped zinc oxide films, Workshop on sol-gel derived thin films and devices, Department of Electronic Science, South Campus, Delhi University.

GARGI COLLEGE

Major Activities

A Placement Cell for the benefit of College students and campus recruitment is done by leading companies. A computer lab with internet connection has been established. Connectivity with the University Computer Centre was established with 12 Internet stations. A Research Wing with 5 rooms was constructed to facilitate research by teachers and students.

New Courses Introduced

Four career intensive short-term certificate add-on courses were offered which included internship and visits to Industry.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Isha Vohra Yamini Deb Course B.Com.(P) B.Sc.(Hons.) Botany Position in the University I I

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Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 4,28,000 944 70

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. (Mrs.) Ira Bhaskar, Reader in English: Appointed Associate Professor in Jawahar Lal Nehru University.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Geeta Sidharth, Sr. Lecturer in Commerce and Dr. C.M. Upadhye, Reader in Commerce: Awarded Ph.D. degrees.

Seminars/Conferences held

A two-day International Conference on Integrating Knowledge: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Studies was organised. Staged a public performance of the Spanish Playwright Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, at Shri Ram Centre, 26--27 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Keya Banerjee, Reader in Chemistry: Participated in an International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry by Delhi University. Presented a Paper on Solvent Free Synthesis of 2 Phenyl 2H, 5 Hpyran (3, 2-C(1) benzo pyran - 5 - ones: Greening of Chemistry. Dr. S. Bhanumati, Reader in Chemistry: Presented a paper within the Portals of Green Chemistry: Strategies to manage curriculum induced Hazards in Chemistry Laboratories. Participated in an International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry by Delhi University. Dr. Sushmita Chowdhury, Reader in Chemistry: Participated in an International Conference on Environment Awareness & Enforcement organised by Asia Pacific Jurists Association. Dr. Geeta Sidharth, Sr. Lecturer in Commerce: Attended the Sixth International Conference and Second World Congress of Academy for Global Business Advancement on Borderless World: Emerging Dimensions for Business conducted by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Attended the seventh International Conference on Destination India by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Dr. Rekha Navneet, Sr. Lecturer in Philosophy: Attended the International Seminar on Philosophy & Science by ICPR.

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Dr. Indu Dutt, Reader in Physics: Attended a 5-day International Conference on Physical Education at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. Renu Sethi, Reader in Political Science: Participated in International Seminar on Human Rights, Governance and Department Paradig at India International Centre. Dr. Sushmita Chowdhury, Reader in Chemistry: Participated in an International Conference on Environmental Awareness & Enforcement organised by Asia Pacific Jurists Association. Dr. Indu Sidhwani, Reader in Chemistry: Designing of eight experiments for Restructuring of Curriculum for Indian Universities at 2nd International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Presented a paper Greener Alternative to Qualitative Analysis of Cations without H2 S, PTC or Thioacetamide at an International Symposium. Dr. Bharati Bhattacharya, Reader in Botany: Attended International Scientific Conference, Effects of Tsunami on Land and Water of Indian Sub-continent in California. Dr. Kiran Prabha, Reader in Botany: Morphological Alterations in Wild Herbaceous Plants Growing in Changing City Environ, XVII; International Botanical Congress, Austria. Dr. Gita Mathur, Reader in Botany: Ecological Impact of the Invasive Shrub Lantana Camara, at XVII International Botanical Congress, Austria. Ms. Monica Das, Reader in Economics: Presented a paper The Frail Femme in Fiction and Reality at a Conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics at American University. Ms. Atreyi Majumdar, Reader in Economics: Likely Impact of Globalization on Internal Migration, Urbanization and International Migration in a Conference at University of Kent, Canterbury. Likely Impact of Globalization on India's Unemployment Problem and Migration, at the University of Warwick, UK. Dr. Radha Chakravarty, Reader in English: Presented a paper 'The Politics of Intertextuality in Ache be and Emecheta' at an International Conference on New Literatures in English, Delhi University. Presented a paper 'Translation and the Vocabulary of Violence' at an International Conference by (DCRC) Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University. Presented a paper 'Science Fiction and the Woman Writer' at a Conference, Delhi University.

Publications

Sidharth, G. 2006. 'Job Satisfaction among Resident Doctors: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Factors' at the Sixth International Conference; Delhi Business Review. Chakravarty, R., Desai, A. and Mukherjee, B. 2006. 'Essays on South Asian Writing in English and Broccoli Clark Layman'.

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Neira, D.A. 2006. 'Jayanta Mahapatra's India: Because I Cannot Grow a Rose, I plant the seeds of the thistle'; Indian Imagination of Jayanta Mahapatra, Sarup & Sons. Kumar, P. 2006. 'Partially P - connected Minmax Programming Problems in Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Science'. Upadhye, C.M. 2006. 'Curriculum Methodologies and Role of Mathematics Teacher in the 21st Century', Deep & Deep Publications. Pant, P. 2005. 'Substance Abuse Among Street Children: Its Relations to Gender and Risk Taking Behaviour', Indian Psychological Review. Pant, P. 2005. 'Understanding the Psychological Functioning of the Victims of Child Sexual Abuse; An Empirical Endeavour'. Indian Psychological Review. Aggarwal, R. 2006. 'Adhunik Hindi Samiksha Mai Sadharnikaran Ka Vivachan', South Asian Publisher. Bhattacharya, B. 2006. 'Systematic Botany', Delhi: Narosa Publishing House. Chakravarty, R. 2005. 'Kapalkundala'; English Translation of Bengali Naval by Chatterji B.C., The Bankimchandra Omnibus Vol. 1, New Delhi: Penguin. Pritam, A.'Practical Manual in Physiology and Biochemistry'. Sethi, R. 'Role of Governor in Indian Political System'. Neira, D.A. 2005. Chief Editor; Indian Literature: An Introduction; Pearson Education, India. Rajendran, A. and Others. 'English Studies: Indian Perspectives', New Delhi: Mantra Books.

HINDU COLLEGE

Major Activities

'Mecca-2005', one of the most awaited College festivals of Delhi University was organised by the College from 19--21 December 2005. More than 500 students from all over the country took part in the various competitions such as Debate, Quiz, Choreography, Street Play, Indian Music. The well known band from Pakistan, - JAL, as well as the famous Sufi rock start, Rabbi Shergill, performed in the festival. Hindu College celebrated its 107th Founders Day on 15 February 2006. Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Vice-Chancellor was welcomed by Chairman, Hindu College Governing Body. Prizes and Medals were also awarded to the students who secured top positions in University examinations and sports by the Chief Guest, Prof. Deepak Pental.

New Courses Introduced

One-year Certificate Course in Russian, German, French and Spanish.

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Student Academic Distinctions

Name Nilkamal Mahanta Neha Jain (W) Deepti Singhal (W) Meenakshi Tulsian (W) Gunjan Kumar Jha Dolamani Arya (W) Annu Talwar (W) Toshita Narang (W) Geetan Khurana (W) Barnali Deka (W) Nupur Bahl (W) Shaifali (W) Mayank Saurabh Shaynee Narang Preeti Gopi (W) Murleedharan Saruti Komal Masand (W) J. Prabha (W) Anisha Kumar (W) Rahul Shankar Vibhuti Singh (W) Nidhi Vashistha (W) Shefali Bhatnagar (W) Course B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics B.Sc. (Hons.) Statistics M.A. Hindi M.A. Sanskrit M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Zoology M.Sc. Mathematics M.Sc. Statistics B.A. (Hons.) Sociology B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology B.Sc. (Hons.) Statistics B.Sc. (Gen.) Electronics M.A. History M.A. Political Science M.Sc. Chemistry M.Sc. Statistics M.Sc. Operational Research B.Sc. (Hons.) Statistics M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Zoology M.Sc. Operational Research Position in the University I I I I I I I I I I II II II II II II II II II III III III III

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Mayank Telhan, a student of B.A. (Programme) Ist year class represented Delhi in Ranji Trophy and India also under 19 World Cup Cricket Tournament which was played at Sri Lanka. Tarun Saini got the Ist position in Inter-College Diving Championship. Vasser Tanvir won the Gold Medal in Junior National Shooting Championship.

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Special Grants/Assistance/Project

Water Harvesting Upgradation of Science Laboratories Remedial Courses : : : Rs. 17 lakh by UGC Rs. 4 lakh by Delhi University Rs. 1.99 lakh by UGC

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 1,13,804 1,612 54

New Additions

Ms Ashima Sharma Sh. Balram Shukla Sh. Shankar Kumar Ms. Sangeeta Arora Ms. Seema Khera Sh. Rajesh Kumar Sh. Chhotey Lal Dr. Reena Jain Ms. Priyanka English Sanskrit History Commerce Mathematics Botany Zoology Chemistry Statistics

Dr. Bimlendu Tirthunker Ms. Nidhi Dhamija Ms. Gitika De Ms. Lovleen Gupta Sh. Lalit Kumar Dr. D. Monika Ram Dr. A. K. Varshnay Sh. Narendra Kumar

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Hindi Economics Sociology Commerce Physics Botany Zoology Statistics

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Kavita A. Sharma, Principal: Awarded the 'Indira Gandhi Sadbhawna Award' by the National Integration and Economic Council on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi. Dr. Kavita A. Sharma: Awarded a project with the Centre for Policy Research 'India's External Relations: Role of Education Sector'. Dr. Brinda Bose: Awarded a three years fellowship by the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. Tapan Basu, Reader in the Department of English: Awarded the South Asia Research Programme Fellowship by Social Science Research Council, New York to work on his project 'The Writings of B.R. Ambedkar and the Construction of a Dalit Cultural Identity'.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. D.N. Gupta, Reader in the Department of History: Participated in the UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar on 'Gandhi' at Jodhpur University, 20--21 January 2006. International Seminar on 'Composite Culture in a Multicultural Society' organised by National Book Trust, New Delhi, 28--29 January 2006.

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Mrs. Suchitra Gupta, Reader in the Department of History: Participated in the International Conference organised by the National Book Trust on 'Composite Culture in a Multi Cultural Society', 28--29 January 2006.

Publications

Sharma, K.A. Published two books namely 'Windmills of the Mind' and 'Queens of Mahabharata'. Naval, H. Published two books namely 'Hindi Rangmanch Sandarbh' and 'Hindi Natak: Teen Dashak'. Sankaran, M.S. Published two books on Ecology and Environment. Sahai, N.P. Wrote a book entitled, Politics of Patronage and Protest.

HANS RAJ COLLEGE

Major Activities

Seventy-four students were awarded the Science Meritorious Scholarship and ten students got Gold Medals in various University examinations. In the field of Sports, the students participated in various Inter-College and Inter-University Competitions and won Championships.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Chandra Bhushan Sapna Kukreja Neelima Nupur Bhargava Silki Arora Pooja Arora Vikas Tripathi Himani Dixit Mayank Shekhar Vivek Chauhan Archana Mangtani Guru Preeti Kaur Course M.A. Sanskrit M.A. Maths M.A. Maths M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Physics M.Sc. Zoology M.Sc. Geology M.Sc. Geology M.Sc. Geology M.Sc. Anthropology M.Sc. Operational Research M.Sc. Maths Position in the University II I II II III II I II III I I II

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Anandi Dayal Aagam Dayal Ankita Thakural Abhinav Bhatia Ambika Kashyap Surendra Singh Yash Tiwari Rakhi Bajaj Vandana Gupta Shikha Malik Kanika Gupta Sagun Singh S. Sundaram Vikash Jha Bushra Sayeed Meenakshi

B.A.(Hons.) Sanskrit B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit B.A. (Hons.) Maths B.A. (Hons.) Economics B.A. (Hons.) Economics B.A. (Pass) B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology B.Sc. (Hons.) Electronics B.Sc. (Hons.) Electronics B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology

I II I II III III I I III I III I III I II III

Student Sports

Zafir Ali represented India at International-level Competition in Pistol Shooting, Kartikay Hooda represented India in Shooting and five students participated in Ranji Trophy Cricket Competition.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 9,28,500 2,200 115

New Additions

Mr. Monika Koul Mr. Yogender Dayma Botany History Dr. (Ms.) Ruby Gupta Dr. (Ms.) S. B. Bhupendra - Physics - Philosophy

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. S.R. Arora, Principal: Presented a paper at the Asia Pacific Operational Research Society at Manila. Amit Sehgal, Electronics Department: Participated in a International Conference 'World View on Physics Education in 2005 : Focusing on Change' organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. S. Mukherjee, History Department: Participated in a International Conference 'CAAHB' at Kolkata. Ms. Satrupa Bhattacharya, History Department: Presented a paper on 'Implicit and Explicit Markers of Gender Identities'. A study of the Vakataka Inscriptions at Indian History Congress. Mr. Anand Sonkar, Botany Department: Participated in four International Conferences. International Conference on Applied Phycology 'Alage in Biotechnology and Environment'. National Seminar on Relevance of Botany in the Conservation and Improvement of Plants. National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Plant Taxonomy: R.T.M. University, Nagpur. National Seminar on Genetically Modified Organisms-- Bio-safety Aspects. Dr. R.C. Chadha and Dr. Bijendra Singh, Chemistry Department: Participated in Symposium organised by Delhi University. Dr. S.C. Dutta, Chemistry Department: Attended National Conferences organised by Indian Society of ANALYTICAL Scientists.

Publications

Arora, S.R. Two Research Papers, published in International Journals. Kanshi, R. Two Papers, published in National Journals. Jain, N.K. Two Research Papers. Mittal, A. Business Economics Theory and Applications. Shukla, S.K. Prasadottar Hindi Natakon Mai Nari. Sehgal, A. Published four Research Papers Journals. Sindhu, P.S. 'Practicals in Physical Chemistry: A Modern Approach' (Macmillan India) Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy (New Age International) Kaur, H. 3 Papers Published in International Magazines.

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INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS SCIENCES

Major Activities

Remarkable achievement of the year is the receipt of notification of the Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences at Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences (IGIPESS). Construction at New Site of the Institute has been planned. All the architectural designs were prepared and approved by the Governing Body and P.W.D. of Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi. The new site of the Institute measuring 17 Acres of land has been allotted in Sector-3, Rohini, Delhi.

Honours/Distinctions

D.K. Kansal: Appointed and acted as Associate Editor of International Journal of Fitness Society of India, LNIPE, Gwalior, M.P. Appointed honorary Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy & Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala. Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Passed and Qualified N.T.O. Examination (Level-I) in Athletics conducted by International Association of Athletics Federations (I.A.A.F.) in May, 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

Dr. (Mrs.) M.K. Singh: National Seminar on 'Women and Child Development: Promotion of Games and Sports'- 2005, organised by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Delhi University. National Seminar on 'Physical Education, Globalization and Futuristic Approach towards Curriculum Design and Prospective Physical Education Teachers'-2005, organised by Kalyani University, Kolkata. Role of Women in Promotion of Physical Education and Sports in India, State Institute of Physical Education for Women Hastings House, Kolkata, 2005. Dr. J.P. Sharma: Presented a paper 'Yoga Ewam Adhyatm' in 2nd International Conference on 'Psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality' organised by Y.P.A.I. at Haridwar, Uttranchal, 27--29 November 2005. Participated as main Speaker in U.G.C. sponsored National Conference on 'Yoga, Moral Values in Modern Perspectives' organised by the Department of Yogic Science, Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar (M.P.), 29--31 January 2006. Participated as main Speaker in a Seminar on 'Life Skill Development for Primary and Middle Level Teachers' organised by Aadharshila Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, 7 October 2005.

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Text book on Teaching Skill & Prowess (Physical Education Activities)', Part-I, New Delhi: Friends Publications. 'Textbook on Teaching Skill & Prowess (Physical Education Activities)', Part-I, New Delhi: Friends Publications. 'Physical Education: Practical Manual' (First Edition), New Delhi: Rahul Publications. Gupta, R. and Rathore, B.S. 2005. 'Sharirik Shiksha Mein Vyavsayaik Tyari Evem Pathyakram Nirman' (in Hindi), New Delhi: Friends Publications. Sharma A., Gupta, R. and Lunge, H.R. 2006. 'Techniques of Supervision in Physical Education & Sports', New Delhi: Friends Publications. Tyagi, S., Gupta, R. and Kumar, P. 2005. `Textbook on teaching skills & prowess `(Part-I), New Delhi: Friends Publication. `Textbook on Teaching Skills and Prowess' (Part-II), New Delhi: Friends Publication. Tyagi, S., Sharma J.P. and Gupta R. 2005. 'Holistic Health and Yoga Therapy' 'Psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality' edited by Shankar, G. and published by Yoga and Psychotherapy Association of India (YPAI), pp. 392--5. Sharma, J.P. 2005. 'Holistic Health and Yoga Therapy' in the Book 'Psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality' edited by Shankar, G. [Ph.D., D.Litt. (Yoga)] New Delhi: Jagdamba Publishing Company (Unit of Jagdamba, Book Centre), pp. 392--5. Book, 'Yogshiksha: Ek Parichay' Lekhak Sharma, Jaiprakash., Ewam Madhu Sehgal. Prakashak: New Delhi: Friends Publications, 101.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Sharma, J.P.: Appointed as Technical Officer in the 10th CBSE (Cluster XII Delhi) Athletics Championship 2005-06. Sarita Tyagi: Appointed by CBSE as an Observer for CBSE National Hockey Tournament at Ludhiana, Punjab in November.

INDRAPRASTHA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Major Activities

'The Women's Movement and Delhi's Indraprastha College', written by Dr. Meena Bhargava and Ms. Kalyani Datta and published by OUP in 2005 is the proud landmark of this year. The College Archives with rare and precious documents of its history was inaugurated on the Women's Day, 8 March 2006, by Ms. Ambika Soni, Minister and Alumna of the College. As a part of the ongoing modernisation drive, the College Library is in the final stages of automation, documentation and internet connection. The Psychology laboratory has been the first in Delhi University use computers for experiments and testing. Another very proud 483

Dr. Sarita Tyagi: Presented a paper 'Drug Abuse Awareness Among Athletes' at 18th National Conference of Sports Psychology organised by Sports Psychology Association of India and J.N.U. University, Jodhpur, 27--29 January 2006.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Priyanka Singh Ms. Bimpal Saini Ms. Rekha Gupta Ms. Ishwanti Ms. Rekha Ms. Rashmi Gupta Ms. Richan Singh Mr. Vikram Singh Mr. Pankaj Bhardwaj Course B.Sc. (PEHE&S) B.Sc. (PEHE&S) B.Sc. (PEHE&S) B.P.Ed. B.P.Ed. B.P.Ed. M.P.Ed. M.P.Ed. M.P.Ed. Position in the University I II III I II III I II III

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Mr. Lalit Kumar, B.Sc. Part--II and Mr. Rakesh Kumar, B.Sc. Part-I got 1st position in Delhi University Inter-College Yoga Championship, 2005-06. Inter-College Hockey Tournament (W) Delhi State Women Festival (Hockey) Kho-Kho: Inter-College Men Volleyball: Inter-College Men Netball: Inter-College Men Inter-College Women Football: Inter-College Women I Position I Position I Position I Position I Position I Position I Position

Library Development

Books added Journals Subscribed : : 324 8

Publications

Kansal, D.K. 2006. Research Trends in Health Education, Physical Education and Sports Scs., Sixth Survey of Educational Research, NCERT, New Delhi, Vol.I: 93--128. Gupta, R. and et.al. 2005. 'Encyclopedia of World History in Physical Education', (In five Volumes), New Delhi: Friends Publications. ' 484

Text book on Teaching Skill & Prowess (Physical Education Activities)', Part-I, New Delhi: Friends Publications. 'Textbook on Teaching Skill & Prowess (Physical Education Activities)', Part-I, New Delhi: Friends Publications. 'Physical Education: Practical Manual' (First Edition), New Delhi: Rahul Publications. Gupta, R. and Rathore, B.S. 2005. 'Sharirik Shiksha Mein Vyavsayaik Tyari Evem Pathyakram Nirman' (in Hindi), New Delhi: Friends Publications. Sharma A., Gupta, R. and Lunge, H.R. 2006. 'Techniques of Supervision in Physical Education & Sports', New Delhi: Friends Publications. Tyagi, S., Gupta, R. and Kumar, P. 2005. `Textbook on teaching skills & prowess `(Part-I), New Delhi: Friends Publication. `Textbook on Teaching Skills and Prowess' (Part-II), New Delhi: Friends Publication. Tyagi, S., Sharma J.P. and Gupta R. 2005. 'Holistic Health and Yoga Therapy' 'Psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality' edited by Shankar, G. and published by Yoga and Psychotherapy Association of India (YPAI), pp. 392--5. Sharma, J.P. 2005. 'Holistic Health and Yoga Therapy' in the Book 'Psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality' edited by Shankar, G. [Ph.D., D.Litt. (Yoga)] New Delhi: Jagdamba Publishing Company (Unit of Jagdamba, Book Centre), pp. 392--5. Book, 'Yogshiksha: Ek Parichay' Lekhak Sharma, Jaiprakash., Ewam Madhu Sehgal. Prakashak: New Delhi: Friends Publications, 101.

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Sharma, J.P.: Appointed as Technical Officer in the 10th CBSE (Cluster XII Delhi) Athletics Championship 2005-06. Sarita Tyagi: Appointed by CBSE as an Observer for CBSE National Hockey Tournament at Ludhiana, Punjab in November.

INDRAPRASTHA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Major Activities

'The Women's Movement and Delhi's Indraprastha College', written by Dr. Meena Bhargava and Ms. Kalyani Datta and published by OUP in 2005 is the proud landmark of this year. The College Archives with rare and precious documents of its history was inaugurated on the Women's Day, 8 March 2006, by Ms. Ambika Soni, Minister and Alumna of the College. As a part of the ongoing modernisation drive, the College Library is in the final stages of automation, documentation and internet connection. The Psychology laboratory has been the first in Delhi University use computers for experiments and testing. Another very proud 485

possession of the College is its swimming pool which has been extensively renovated in its Golden Jubilee Year. To help students keep pace with the latest in Scholarship and Learning, a Cyber Café has been set up on the Campus.

New Courses Introduced

Three Months Airline Diploma Course (in collaboration with Kuoni Academy of Travel). Three Months Certificate Course in Anchoring, News Reading, Broadcast Reporting, Camera & Linear Editing. Seven Months certificate Course in Women's Studies. Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Spanish, French and German.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Nisha Agarwal Megha Dhillon Anupama Dhingra Neha Vats Shraddha Pande Sunita Agarwal Prastuti Verma Chhaya Sinha Subhadra Dutta Archana Suruchi Suman Juhi Tyagi Tejaswi Rathor Ashima Miglani Course M.A. (Final), Philosophy M.A. (Final), Psychology B.A. (Hons.) English B.A. (Hons.) Music B.A. (Hons.) Music B.A. (Hons.) Political Science B.A. (Hons.) Political Science B.A. (Hons.) Psychology B.A. (Hons.) Psychology B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit BMMMC BMMMC BMMMC B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science Position in the University I I III I II I II I III II I II III III

Student Sports

Ms. Tania got God Medal in Delhi State Athletics High Jump Championship, 2005-06.

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Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Goyanka, Roopali was granted Travel Grant of Rs. 43,000 by the UGC for presenting the paper entitled 'Analysis of Health Inequalities using Qualitative Data: An Empirical Illustration for India' in International Conference on 'Economic Conference 2005 - Growth, Wealth and Sustainability', organised by Statistics Canada, at Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 5,95,000 1,223 49 Journals + 31 Magazines

New Additions

Ms. Baishakhi Mandal Ms. Divya Mehta Economics English Hindi Dr. Anita E. Cherian English Hindi Political Sc. Dr. Harsh Bala Sharma Ms. Swaha S. Das -

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Ms. Surbhika Maheshwari - Psychology

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Preetpal K. Bedi Salaria: Appointed as Joint Secretary (Women), Delhi State Basket Ball Association.

Honours/Distinctions

Aruna Sitesh, Principal: Australia-India Council Grant to meet the Australian women writers in Sydney, Hobart, Canberra & Brisbane, April-May 2005. Aruna Sitesh, Principal: Received the Priyadarshini Award by National Unity Conference, New Delhi, for outstanding services, achievements and contributions, on 8 March 2006. Chitra Joshi, Department of History: Fellowship awarded by the South Asia Regional Fellowship Programme of Social Science Research Council, New York, 2005.

Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar sponsored by the UGC, organised by the Department of English: 'Interrogating the Popular: Texts and Contexts', December 2005. National Seminar sponsored by the UGC, organised by the Department of Hindi: 'Samay ke Sang Sahitye', November 2005.

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Seminars/Conferences attended

Anita Agarwal: Presented paper on 'Cash Management: Practices of Indian Multinational Firms' in the Global Finance Conference, Trnity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 2005. Roopali Goyanka: Presented paper on 'Analysis of Health Inequalities using Qualitative Data: An Empirical Illustration for India' in International Conference on 'Economic Conference 2005 - Growth, Wealth and Sustainability', organised by Statistics Canada, at Ottawa, Canada, May 2005. Purohit Vishnukanta: Presented paper on 'Fiscal Policy for the Growth of Infrastructure: A case study of 'Fiscal Policy vis-à-vis Development of ICT in India', in International Conference Organised by International Institute of Public Finance, at Jaju Island, Korea, August 2005. Anindita Saha Roy: Chairperson for the Session on Country Papers in the International Conference on 'Transport and the Millennium Development Goals', organised by the AsiaPacific Network for Transport and Logistics Education and Research, UN-ESCAP Bangkok and Asian Institute for Transport Development, New Delhi, April 2005. Debjani Sengupta: Presented paper on 'The Partition of India and the Short Story: Three Authors from Bangla, Bangladesh' in Seminar on 'The Partition of India Revisited: Thinking through and Beyond Violence, Trauma and Memory' organised by the Centre for Refugee Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and the International Institute for Mediation and Historic Reconciliation, Boston, August 2005. Presented paper on 'Triangle in the Background: Swadeshi Andolan & Tagore's The Home & the World', organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages, Delhi University, November 2005. Presented paper on 'Three Authors from Bangladesh and the Partition of India' in International Seminar on 'Journey as Exile', organised by the Department of Germanic & Romance Studies, Delhi University, March 2006. Joshi Chitra: Papers presented on 'Writing Labour History: Problems and Possibilities' and 'Post-colonialism and Labour History' in the International Workshop on 'World Economics, Local Communities: Setting an Agenda for a Global Labour History' organised by Munk Centre, University of Toronto at Hyderabad, July 2005.

Publications

Roy, A.S. 2005. Guest edited special issue on 'Access, Transport and Poverty Linkages', The Asian Journal, Vol. 12, (1), New Delhi. Dutta, K. and Bhargava, M. 2005. Women Education and Politics: The Women's Movement and Delhi's Indraprastha College, OUP, New Delhi. Sengupta, D., co-edited 'The Individual and Society Essays, Stories and Poems', Department of English, Delhi University, DU Press & Longman, New Delhi. 488

Trivedi, P. 2005. 'Tis the bloody business which informs thus...'. Local Politics and Performatine Praxis: Macbeth in India' in Sonia Massai (ed.) World-wide Shakespeare's, Rutledge, London. Trivedi, P. 2005. 'Multi Shakespeare: Performing King Lear in India' in Graham Bradshaw (ed.) The International Shakespeare Year Book, Ashgate, London. Trivedi, P. 2005. 'Banaras on a Mango Tree': Colonial Mionesis and Hybridity in Modern Indian Theatre' in Janathan Holmes and Adrian Steel (ed.) Refiguring Mionesis, Hartford University Press, Hartford. Bhargava, M. and Dutta K. 2005. Women, Education and Politics: The Women's Movement and Delhi's Indraprastha College, OUP, New Delhi. Joshi, C. 2005. 'Between Work and Domesticity: Gender and Household Strategies in Working - Class Families' in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya & Jan Lucassen (ed.), Workers in the Informal Sector: Studies in Labour History 1800-2000, Macmillan, Delhi. Saxena, M. 2005. 'Krausz on Interpretation in Music', Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol. XII, (1), Spring-Summer.

INSTITUTE OF HOME ECONOMICS

Major Activities

The faculty members have been involved in revision of the M.Sc. Home Science curriculum. The undergraduate curriculum had been revised earlier and to support the new B.Sc. curriculum, there was a need to revise the post-graduate curriculum.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Kashika Paliwal Ms. Manpreet Kaur Course B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology Position in the University I II

Research Schemes

Title 'Family Acceptability Trials for Double Fortified Salt in India' 'Organizing Consumer Rights in Colleges' Principal Investigator Dr. K. Khanna Dr. R. Mahna Dr. Seema Puri Mrs. Geeta Punhani Sponsoring Orgnisation MI

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'Impact of Indoor Air Quality on Mrs. Premavathy the Families residing in the vicinity Seetharaman of Commercial Areas in Delhi City'. 'Determination of Iron losses from Ultra Rice subjected to different types of cooking producers'. Dr. Santosh Jain Passi

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Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 4.5. lakh 995 38

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Ashima Vohra, Lecturer in Microbiology: Awarded the Young Scientist Award by INSA in 2005 for her research in isolate a novel strain of Pichia anomale as a source of highly stable phytase.

Seminars/Conferences attended

S.J. Passi, Reader in Nutrition: Chaired a session and presented the plenary paper at the XIII International Biennial Congress of Asian Regional Association for Home Economics at Singapore, August 2005. Invited to visit Vaal University of Technology, South Africa, where she helped in the Capacity Building of Postgraduate & Doctoral Scholars. Dr. Seema Puri, Reader in Nutrition: Presented a paper 'Health Care of Elderly. A Global Challenge' at the International Conference on Main-streaming Ageing in Health Systems and Rural Development, at Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 2005. Dr. Geeta T. Kumar, Reader in Biochemistry: Invited as an expert and resource person at the ICMR Symposium cum Training Programme for 'Nutrition Research: Developing Capacity building for Young Scientists' at Guwahati, October 2005. Dr. Charu Gupta: Presented a paper on 'Conventional vs Bioprocessing of organic and conventional cotton fibres' at International Textile Conference, at Chennai, July 2005. Mrs. T.G. Singh: Presented a paper 'Inculcating Awareness of Ecofriendly Textile Processing Techniques' at the International Textile Education Conference at Chennai, July 2005. Presented a paper 'Phulkari- A Wrap of Blessing' at International Seminar sponsored by UNESCO in Delhi. Dr. Amita Walia: Presented a paper 'Empirical Embroidery Chikankari--A timeless elegance at the International Seminar by UNESCO in New Delhi.

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Dr. Seema Puri: Invited to present a paper on 'Nutrition Strategies for Bone Health', National Seminar on Bone Health, ILSI, New Delhi. Presented a paper on 'Food for Longevity' National Conference on Nutrition and Self Care for Healthy Ageing, Hyderabad, 2--3 September 2005. Dr. Geeta T. Kumar: Invited to speak on 'Zinc in Human Nutrition' at the ICMR Symposium cum Training Programme for 'Nutritional Research: Developing Capacity Building for Young Scientist' at Guwahati, October 2005. Dr. Renu Arora: Presented a paper 'Selection and Purchase of Carpets and Rugs' in a Seminar organised by BIS in January 2006. 'Mrs. Jyoti Chhabra: Presented a paper on 'Naturally Coloured Cotton--An Unexplored Legacy' at the National Textile Seminar 2006 at Delhi, February 2006. Presented a paper on 'The Bra Design Process--A Study of Professional Practice in India' at the National Textile Seminar 2006 at Delhi, February 2006. Dr. Charu Gupta and Ms. Praveen Pannu: Presented paper on 'Strategic Measures for Improving Dimensions of Dari Weaving' at 26th Biannial Home Science Association of India Conference at Pune, December 2005. Participated 'Physio-chemical Properties of Organic and Conventional Cotton', National Textile Conference at Delhi, December 2005.

Publications

Books Arora, R. 2005. Consumer Grievance Redressal, New Delhi: Manak Publications. Seetharaman, P. and Pannu, P. 2005. Interior Design and Decoration, New Delhi: CBS Publishers. Research Articles Sapergia, S., Isaac, G., Johnson, C.S., Puri, S. 2005. Service Provision and Advocacy for Older People in India. Research and Development Journal. Helpage India 11(3): 13--21. Vohra, A. Amelioration in Growth and Phosphorus assimilation of poultry birds using cell bound phytase of Pichia anomale. World J of Microbio and Biotech. Gupta, A.K., Chauhan, M., Tandon, S.N. and Julaha, S. 2005. Genetic Diversity and Bottleneck Studies in Marwari horsebreed. J. Genetics of the Indian Academy of Science 84 (3).

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INSTITUTE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR & ALLIED SCIENCES

Major Activities

New instruments were installed in various Departments to improve the diagnostic facilities as well as patient care. In this calendar year, fully automated random access discrete biochemistry autoanalyser was installed in the Department of neurochemistry. In addition to this, various new diagnostic facilities were also introduced in the Institute like immuno histochemistry, MIR facility after installation of MRI 3 Tesla in the Institute.

New Course Introduced

DNB Neurology.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Awarded to the College: 'Pharmacogenomics of first line antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)' in collaboration with Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) and The Centre for Genomic Application (TCGA) and funded by CSIR. Awarded to individual teachers: Dr. Suman Khushwaha, Assistant Professor, Neurology, has received a grant of £ 1000 as a travel grant to attend the 'World Congress of Neurology' at Sydney, 2005 from World Federation of Neurology, London (U.K.). Dr. D.K. Gupta, Associate Professor, Psychiatry has been awarded prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey/ NIDA fellowship in the field of 'Substance abuse Education, Prevention, and Control'.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journal Subscribed : : : Rs. 35 lakh 225 115

New Additions

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Dr. Rupali, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Dr. V.N. Mishra, Assistant Professor, Neurology

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. D.K. Gupta, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey/NIDA fellowship in the field of 'Substance abuse Education, Prevention, and Control'.

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Prof. N.G. Desai, MS & Head, Psychiatry, elected as Hon'ble Editor of Indian Journal of Psychiatry during the year of 2005-06. Dr. Sanjay Pandey, Assistant Professor, Neurology: Received Best Poster Award 'Title: Sleep Related Disorders in Parkinson's Disease' at Indian Academy of Neurology Conference, 22-23 September 2005 at Jaipur. Dr. V.N. Mishra 2nd prize in free paper presentation session at Delhi Neurological Society 2nd Annual Conference at Dr. R.M.L. Hospital, New Delhi, 4--5 February 2006.

Seminars/Conference attended

Dr. Meena Gupta: Presented two posters. World Conference of Neurology at Sydney, Australia, 4--11 November 2005. Dr. N.G. Desai: National Institute on drugs Abuse (NIDA) International Forum at Orlando, Florida, USA, 18--20 June 2005. As special invitee of the WPA International Conference on Psychiatry at Colombo, Srilanka, 24--28 July 2005.. 2nd International Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry Conference at Sydney, Australia, 25--27 November 2005. Dr. D.K. Gupta: Negotiation Workshop at University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2--3 December 2005. Workshop on Biomedical Communications: Grants, Papers and Presentations, at Johns Hopkins University, USA, 17--20 January 2006. Grant Writing Workshop at NIDA, USA, 3 March, 2006. Global Development and Social Justice Workshop at Atlanta, USA, 19--24 March 2006. Dr. S. Kushwaha: World Congress of Neurology at Sydney, Australia, 4--11 November 2005. Dr. Meena Gupta: President of the International Comprehensive Update on Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Epilepsy (CUTE) Conference at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 4--5 February 2006. World Conference: Expanding Paradigms: Science, Consciousness & Spirituality organised by AIIMS, 24--25 February 2006. Dr. N.G. Desai: INDO-US Workshop on Emergency Response and Preparedness with Special reference to health, a talk on mental health perspectives at Agra, 9--11 November 2005. Dr. Kiran Bala: 4th International CME on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease (IAHAC-2005) and 15th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension (ISHCON-2005) at UCMS--GTB Hospital, Delhi, 12--13 November 2005. Dr. Sangeeta Sharma: Indo-EU Workshop on 'Genomics and Biotechnology for Health' organised by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and European 493

Commission Directorate General for Research at New Delhi, 27--28 April 2005. Dr. Rajiv Thakur: International Conference on Opportunistic Pathogens in AIDS (ICOPAINDIA) & Pre-Conference workshop on Real time PCR for HIV Viral Monitoring at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, 27--29 March 2006. Dr. Rachna Agarwal: International Conference on 'Inborn Errors of Metabolism' at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, 28 September--1 October 2005. World Conference: Expanding Paradigms: Science, Consciousness & Spirituality organised by AIIMS, 24--25 February 2006 Dr. C.B. Tripathi, Dr. Sarbjeet Khurana and Dr.Rajesh Kumar: Indo - US Workshop on 'Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS in North-East region of India' jointly organised by NIDA, US & ICMR, New Delhi, 27--29 October 2005. Dr. N.G. Desai: Attended 3rd South Asia Regional Conference of Humphrey Fellowship at Agra, 13--16 April 2005. 30th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society North Zone at Patiala, 15 October 2005. National Seminar 'Quality of mental healthcare and legal issues in Government and Private Psychiatric Hospitals' at Hyderabad, 10--11 December 2005. Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Mumbai, 5--8 January 2006. WHO National Workshop on Psychosocial Support Tsunami Disaster at NIMHANS, 3--4 February 2006. Dr.Sangeeta Sharma: Proceedings of 3rd North Zone Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, New Delhi, 23 April 2005. Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society at Chennai, 28--29 December 2005. Dr. Kiran Bala: 6th Joint Annual Conference of Indian Epilepsy Association & Indian Epilepsy Society at Jaipur, 22--23 September 2005. 54th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India at Visakhapatnam, 15--18 December 2005. 8th Annual Conference of Delhi Neurological Association at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, 4--5 February 2006. Dr. Sujata Chaturvedi: XXth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, 9 April 2005. Dr. S. Kushwaha: IANCON 2005 at Jaipur, 22--25 September 2005. Dr. Rachna Agarwal: Symposium on 'Quality Control & CAD' & ACBI Delhi Chapter Annual Meet 2005 at AIIMS organised by Dr. Lal Path Labs-AIIMS, 19 November 2005. XVIIIth Annual Conference of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research & International Symposium/CME on Atherosclerosis organised by the Department of Biochemistry, LHMC, 494

New Delhi, 25--27 November 2005. Dr. Sarbjeet Khurana: National Workshop on strategies for strengthening emotional and mental health in professional institution/institutions of higher learning at NIHFW, New Delhi, 10--11 November 2005. National Workshop to review and update DHE Course at IPHA, New Delhi, 7--9 December 2005. Dr. C.B. Tripathi: National Workshop to review and update the course Diploma in Health Education Course organised by Central Health Education Bureau, Directorate General of Health Services, Kotla Road, New Delhi, 7--9 December 2005. Dr. Jahanara M. Gajendragad: Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Workers organised jointly with XIII Annual Conference of Association of Industrial Psychiatry in India held in Ranchi, 3--5 September 2005. Dr. Rajesh Kumar: XXX Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society North Zone at Govt. Medical College Patiala, 15--16 October 2005. XV Annual Conference of Delhi Psychiatric Society at Jim Corbate National Park Uttaranchal, 9--11 December 2005. Dr. V.N. Mishra: Attended 2nd Annual Conference of Delhi Neurological Society at Dr. R.M.L. Hospital, New Delhi, 4--5 February 2006. 20th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists (Delhi Chapter), New Delhi, 9 April 2005.

Publications:

Books Kumar, R., Ray, R., Jain, R., Mongia, M. and Kumar, R. 2005. Substance buse in young people: Biological considerations, Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Need and Strategies for Intervention, CBS Publishers. Sharma, S., Sethi, G.R., Sachdev G.K. 2006. (2nd ed). Government of Rajasthan & BI Publications, New Delhi. Sengupta, S.N. and Nath, J. 2005. Pharmacological Management of Dementia, Handbook of Dementia, Kar, N., Jolley, D., Mishra, B., (eds.) 183--203 Paras Publishing. Nath, J. and Sengupta, S.N. 2005. Diagnosis criteria of Dementia, Handbook of Dementia, Kar, N., Jolly, D., Misra, B. (eds.) 36--53. Paras Publishing. Sengupta, S.N. 2005. Diagnosis of Depression in general practice, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences. 59 (N5): 217--25. Sengupta, S.N. and Kumar, D. 2005. Pain and Emotion, Relationship Revisited, German 495

Journal of Psychiatry. 8: 85--93. Sengupta, S.N. and Sinha, U.K. 2005. Nonpharmacological management of dementia, journal of Personality and Clinical Studies. 21 (N): 1--2. Mehotra, S. and Sengupta, S.N. 2005. Insight and psychopathology in schixophrenia: a fourweek longitudinal study, German Journal of Psychiatry. 8: 48--52. Chaturvedi, S., Pant, I., Suri, V., Chaturvedi, S., Dua, R. and Kanodia, A.K. 2006. Ganglioglioma of optic chiasma: case report and review of literature. Child's Nervous System. 23: 1--4. Chaturvedi, S., Bala, K., Thakur, R. and Prasad, A. 2005. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies: advances in understanding. Med. Sci. Monit. 11: RA 238--46. Chaturvedi, S. and Chaturvedi, S. 2005. Asbestos: disquieting tale goes on. J. Int. Med. Sci. Acad. 18: 142--4. Sharma, S., Gupta, U. and Gurbani, N.K. 2006. (eds). Drug Store Management: Standard Operating Procedures published in association with Chhattisgarh Basic Health Services Programme (DANIDA), Government of Chhattisgarh, Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs, and Ane Books, New Delhi. Sharma, S., Gupta, U. and Gurbani, N.K. 2005. (eds). Good Store Management Practices: A Training Manual. Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs. Sharma, S. and Reeta. 2005. (eds). Essential Drugs Formulary, Government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi Society for promotion of Rational Use of Drugs. Chaturvedi, S., Bala, K., Thakur, R. and Prasad, A. 2005. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies: advances in understanding. Med. Sci. Monit. 11: RA 238--46. Chaturvedi, S., Kiran, B., Thakur, R., Bhatia, A., 2005. Diagnostic evaluation of epileptic patients: Basic tenets not to be forgotten. Journal of Cytology; 22(1). Bhise, A., Krishnan., P.V., Agarwal, R., Gaiha, M. and Bhattacharjee, J. 2005. Effect of low dose omega-3 fatty acids substitution on blood pressure, hyperinsulinemia and dyslipidemia in Indians with essential hypertension: a pilot study. Indian J. of Clinical Biochemistry. 2(20): 4--9. Gajendragad, Jahanara. 2006. Counselling in industries: Opportunities and Challenges. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 15(1):58--60. Pandey, S., 2005. Cerebrospinal fluid catecholamine levels in Japanese encephalitis patients with movement disorders. Neurochem. Res. Sep; 30(9): 1075--8 PMID: 16292498 (Pub. Med-indexed for MEDLINE). J. Neurol. Sci. 2005 a randomized placebo controlled trial of ranitidine versus sucralfate in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage for prevention of gastric hemorrhage. Dec 15;239 (1): 5--10. PMID: 16182311 (PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE). Misra, U.K., Kalita, J., Mishra, V.N., Phadke, R.V. and Hadique, A. 2006. Effect of neck flexion on F wave, somatosensory evoked potentials, and magnetic resonance imaging in 496

Hirayama disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. May; 77(5): 695--8. Pradhan, S., Yadav, R., Mishra, V.N., Aurangabadkar, K. and Sawlani, V. 2006. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with predominant pyramidal signs- early diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 24(2): 173--9. E Pub. Kesari, A., Misra, U.K., Kalita, J., Mishra, V.N., Pradhan, S., Patil, S.J., Phadke, S.R. and Mittal, B. 2005. Study of survival of motor neuron (SMN) and neuronalo apoptosis inhibitory protein (NAIP) gene deletions in SMA patients. J. Neurol. 252(6): 667--71.E. Pub. Pal, H., Kumar, R., Bhushan, S. and Berry, N. 2005. Psychiatric co-morbidity associated with chlorpheniramine abuse-case series. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 47(1): 60--2.

JESUS AND MARY COLLEGE

Major Activities

A number of Competitions were held in the College like Fresher's Talent Hunt, Fresher's Debating Competition, Creative Writing Competition, Claudine Thevenet Quiz Competition, Western Music Competition, Sketching Competition, Inter-College Debate Competition, Inter-College Choreography Competition 'CHIMERA', Photography and Essay Competition, in which all College students came out with flying colours, most of the time grabbing the 1st position. Films, panel discussions, field trips, celebration of days such as Independence Day, Teacher's Day, International Women's Day, Founders Day, etc. are conducted all through the year in collaboration with the other Societies and Associations in the College. The highlight of the year was a day's Workshop on Public Speaking, GDs and Personal Interviews by renowned and CAT Trainer Col. Sunil Brijkrishan.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Pooja got an Asian Medalist Gold in Kabaddi Championship. JMC Volleyball Team: 1st Place in Women's Fest, Dhaka. Deepanshi Chawdhary: 1st Prize Various Photography Competitions, also National (Two) level and awarded Prizes (BITS, Pilani). Poonam Mahajan: got 1st Prize in Quiz Competition. Natasha: got 1st Prize in Elocution. Saroj: 1st Prize in Indian Classical Dance at BITS, Pilani. Saloni Taneja: 1st Prize in Solo Song Category at Venkateshwara College. Ritika Mathur: 1st Prize in Solo Song at Miranda House. Arunima Sachdev: 1st Prize in Solo at Mata Sundri College. Deepanshi Chaudhary: 1st Prize and a Special Prize in Hindu College.

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Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 9,29,038.00 861 Books 45

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. R. Marwah: ICAS4, Shanghai, China, as a Speaker Intra-Saarc Trade: Retrospect & Prospect Seminar by Seameo-Spafa, Bangkok, Thailand. Asian Scholars Conference on Asianising Asia at Beijing, China: Chaired a Session. Seminar on The Future of Asia at Bangkok, Thailand: Chaired a Session. Dr. Preeti Singh: Attended Conference 'Research Presentation Women Entrepreneurs in India' San Diego State University, USA. OCLG: Research Presentation: Call Centres: A New Era of Employment at Nevada University, USA. Seminar by Seameo-Spafa on Environment & Industry at Bangkok, Thailand, Auditing Practices: Canada, India. Dr. S. Bhattacharji: 31st International Byron Conference, Dublin, on 'A Certain Portion of Uncertain Paper', 1--5 August 2005. Ms. A. Bhalla: Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature, Oxford, UK. Dr. N. Chitgopeka: Presented a paper 'Dexterous Deity and Diffident Devotee.' A Reading from the Sivanandalahari, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford, May 2005. Dr. R. Sushila: 2nd World Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association, Hong Kong. Paper Presentation: India's Crisis of Governance: Women's Perspective in Democracy, Governance and Reform in South Asia (TCOI). 2nd World Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association, Hong Kong. Paper Presentation: Sri Lanka: Nature of Political Leadership in A Highly Personalised and Centralised Democracy in Leadership and Democratisation in South Asia (TE02). Dr. M.A. Nandi: International Economic Conference on 'Micro Credit for the Poor, Risk Coping & Consumption Smoothing in Rural India' as a Speaker. Ms. Rekha Dayal: International Conference on Gender Perspective, Mr. Popli International Conference on Gender Perspective. Attended Conference on Work Psychology - HR Forum at India Habitat Centre. Dr. Thelma Talloo: Presented a paper on 'Impact of Devlopment in Communication Technology on Educational & Social Message Communication', 17--18 May 2005. Delegate at PTC India Foundation Seminar-- 'Accelerating the Growth to the Next 100 Million and Beyond' at Delton Hall IETE, New Delhi, 22 July 2005.

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Delegate at 48th Annual Technical Convention and International Conference on 'ICT-- The Road Ahead' at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, 23 September 2005. Presented paper at International Conference of Rukmani Devi Institute of Advanced Studies on 'Management Across Continents--The New Vistas' at Rukmini Devi School, New Delhi, 28 October 2005. Presented paper at 7th International Conference on 'Destination India' at India International Centre, New Delhi, 3-5 January 2006. Presented paper at International Conference 'Globalcomm. India 2006' at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 20--22 February 2006. Dr. N. Chitgopekar : AISEC International Conference, 'Crowds in Heaven, Survival of the Fittest among Hindu Gods and Goddesses' at Agra, August 2005. International Traineeship Programme, AISEC, Faridabad, on 'Conflict and Resolution: Some Episodes from the Lives of Hindu Gods and Goddesses Second', International Conference on 25 December Religions and Cultures in the India Civilization, New Delhi. Dr. V. Menon: Presented paper at the Seminar on 'Rewriting Indian History: From Colony to Nation', at Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. Presented paper 'Gandhiji's Harijan Tour of 20--21 February 1934, Rethinking the National Legacy: Gandhi and the Freedom Movement', Jamia Millia Islamia. Dr. R. Marwah: THAI Education Connectivity through ICT at Kolkata University. Dr. A. Motwani: All India Economic Conference at Vishakhapatnam, Speaker, 'A Radical Theory of Distributive Justice'.

Publications

Books Bhattacharji, S. 2005. The Romantics. Revised New Delhi: Doaba 4th Edition (Annotated Text Book for Eng. (Hons.) (III) Paper 6. Anglo American Writing from New Delhi: Doaba 1930: A Reader (Text Book for III Eng. (Hons.) Paper 9. Pande.I, Diddi: My Mother's Biblio, Vol. X Voice (Rev.) Nos. 9 & 10 Pub. Biblio. Papers Bhattacherji, S. 'A Certain Portion of Uncertain Published in Paper' Byron's Venetian Letters, in Byron, 1817 Journal. Sikka, S. 2005. Ed. School, Society, Nation. New Delhi, Orient Longman. Radhunathan, H., Ed. The Individual and Society. 499

Sethi, J. 2005. Review of Zodia Smith on Beauty, Swgat. Abraham, T. Review of Jagdish Bhagwati. In Defence of Globalization in Contemporary India. Deshpande, S. Northrote Publishers, London. Singh, P. Call Centres: A New Area of Employment. Motwani, A. A Radical Theory of Distributive Justice' published in Journal of Indian Economic Association. Marwah, R. 2005. Paper on 'Intra SAARC Trade: Retrospect & Prospect': Published in SAR Economist. Paper on Culture and Development published by Seameo-Spafa in Bangkok, 2005. Nandhi, A., Garha, R. K. Imai and Nandhi, M.A. 2006. 'Millennium Development Goal of halving Poverty in Asia and the Pacific Region - Progress, prospects and Priorities', Rome, P.I., IFAD. Articles Menon, V. 'Communication, Political Mobilization and the Indian National Movement' for a volume edited by Singh, Y., on Social Sciences: Communication, Anthropology and Sociology, for the Centre for Studies in Civilization. 'Women's Education in North India in the Twentieth Century' for a book edited by Gupta, S.S., on One Hundred Years of the Indraprastha School. 'Mass Mobilization in UP in the 1930s for a book edited by Pai, S., on The UP of the 1990s.

JANKI DEVI MEMORIAL COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College with its collective commitment towards education and instilling the values of peace and harmony among its students, was privileged to be associated with the British Council and its BEYOND BORDERS International Programme. The College was invited to host a visiting delegation of American students in January 2006, and has entered into a collaboration with the US Embassy to organise an Inter-University Debate in the current session. The College also has a Cultural Exchange Programme with the Kinnaird College in Lahore, Pakistan. from where students come each year to visit and interact with College students and faculty. We were visited by Kinnaird College in February and September 2005. The various Departments of the College organised National level Seminars. The English Department along with the Delhi University, Department of English co-hosted a National Seminar on the theme 'The Long Eighteenth Century'. 500

The College also inaugurated its new Computer Lab on 28 October 2005, and now has a fully automated Library with Internet connectivity.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Shruti Bakshi Course B.A. (Hons) Socio, III Yr. Position in the University III

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Ms. Suman of Hindi (Hons.) III year, Arti Tanwar of B.A. (Pass) IInd year and Indu Rani of B.Com. Pass IInd year were selected to attend the Thai Sainik Camp on behalf of the Delhi Directorate. The Participation was at an All India Level. Arti Tanwar of B.A. Pass IInd year was selected Best Firer. In the Line Area Competition - Janki Devi Memorial College achieved the Ist Position. JDM secured the Ist position in the Group Song Competition. Ruchi Gurung of the Ist year Hindi (Hons.) secured the Ist Position in Solo Dance at an All India level. NSS students attended NSS Orientation Course at Shivaji College on 27 September 2005 to chalk out future programme. The Orientation Course was a one-day programme where many speakers from various fields addressed the gathering besides Dr. Vinod Lyall, the NSS Programme Coordinator, Delhi University. NSS students volunteered in the Health Camp organised by WDC of JDMC, in collaboration with Ganga Ram Hospital. Harpreet and Monika, B.A.(P) 2nd yr. also claimed the Gold medal and Neha Popli, B.A.(P) 1st yr. Delhi State Power Lifting.

Special Grants / Assistance Projects

Awarded to the College Computer Lab. Awarded to individual Teachers Ms. Anupama Rajput. : : Rs. 2,00,000 Rs. 40,000

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 3,62,500 670 87

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts / Assignments

Dr. Rumki Basu, Reader in Political Science Department - Appointed as Professor in Jamia Millia Islamia University.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Swati Pal of the English Department: Received the John Megrath Scholarship for Theatre 501

Studies in 2005. She has the distinction of being the first Indian to receive this scholarship. Dr. Deepali Bhanot of the Sanskrit Department: Selected to participate and train in the International Springboard Women's Development Programme run by the British Council, India Chapter.

Seminars/ Conferences held

The English Department along with the Delhi University, Department of English, co-hosted a National Seminar on the theme 'The Long Eighteenth Century'. Eminent speakers included Prof. Udaya Kumar of Calcutta University, 28 September 2005. The History Department organised a National Seminar on 'State, Society and Religion in India' where eminent historians such as Prof. Irfan Habib and Prof. Mridula Mukherjee spoke, 26--27 October 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Ms. Majorie Fernandes, Department of Economics: Participated an International Conference on Employment and Income Securities in India, organised by the Institute of Human Development, New Delhi, 6--8 April 2005. Participated in the National Seminar on Accelerated Economic Growth organised in New Delhi by the IEA, ISID and the IHD, 16--18 September. Presented a paper at the second Global Labour Conference, 1--4 December. Dr. Sarojini Singhal, Department of Commerce: Nominated by the Consumer International, UK, as its member and attended an International Conference on Social responsibility and the ISO 26000, at Bangkok, 24--30 September 2005. Participated in the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia, held in New Delhi, 9--10 December 2005. Dr. Swati Pal, Department of English: Participated in the Scottish Universities International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh, 1--9 August 2005. Ms. Kanika Batra, Department of English: Presented a paper on Black British Playwrights at the Black European Studies Conference at Mainz, Germany, November 2005. Dr. Gurinder Harnam Singh, Department of Music: Attended an International Seminar on the Guru Granth Sahib organised by the Government of India, October 2005.

Publications

Vasishth, N. 2005. Business Organisation and Management, Kitab Mahal Publishers. Vasishth, N. 2005. Business Communication. Kitab Mahal Publishers. Sethi, N. 2005. A report based on research project on 'Violence against Women'. 502

Gill, J. 2005. Published a paper in the Communicator, Annual Journal brought out by IIMC, New Delhi.

KALINDI COLLEGE

Major Activities

The highlight of the year was a National Seminar with UGC grant on 'Pesticides in Environment : Risks and Management' in which Environment scholars and scientists from Delhi University, Solan University, WHO, IHRI, TERI, National Institute of Occupational Health (Ahmedabad) Central Insecticide Board and people from the Industry presented their papers on 14--15 February 2006. Many lectures, symposiums and shows are also arranged for the benefit of students.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Rs. 65,000 granted by UGC during the year 2005-06 on account of Seminar on Pesticides in Environment : Risks & Management.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 5,76,113.00 715 60

New Additions

Ms. Indu Chaudhary Economics Dr. Punam Tyagi Economics

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Saraswati Bali, Reader, Department of Sanskrit : Honoured and awarded with 'Sanskrit Teachers' Award' by Sanskrit Academy, 7 May 2005. The award was given by Suresh Pachauri, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, at Sanskrit Bhawan, New Delhi. Received a prize in All India Sanskrit Short Play Competition held by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. The play is a critique of female foeticide. Honoured by Sanskrit Academy for writing a book of moral stories for children in Sanskrit. Dr. Malti, Principal: Awarded P.R. Distinguish Service Award - 2006, in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of R.R., by the Public Relations Society of India (Delhi Chapter). Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and an Honorary Degree of 'Pragya Bharti' was conferred, at Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag, on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the famous Hindi poetess Smt. Mahadevi Verma, in March 2006.

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Seminars/Conferences held

Zoology Department organised a UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar on 'Pesticides in Environment : Risks and Management' , 14--15 February 2006. Dr. Sita Kaushik, Pol. Sc.: Presented a paper 'Nepal and Non-Alignment Movement' at International Conference on 'Remember Bandung; Quest for Asian and African Co-operation for Peace and Development' at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, 27--29 April 2005. Dr. Sitesh Bhatia, Economics: Presented a paper 'India Independent: From an Imperial Colony to a Super Power'. 66th Annual Conference of Indian History Congress at Shanti Niketan, West Bengal, 28--30 January 2006. Dr. M.R. Tripathy, Physics: Presented a paper 'Development of Noval Gas Senser for NO 2 gas based NO 3 given in 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor devices, at NPL, New Delhi, 13--17 December 2005. Dr. Savita Roy, Physics: Presented a paper 'Students understanding of Digital logice problems' in International Conference on Physics Education at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Saraswati Bali, Sanskrit: Presented a paper 'Treatment of Mental Ailments in Atharvaveda' in All India Conference organised by World Association for Vedic Studies at Jaipur, 16--18 December 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Malti, Principal: Participated in the International Conference at Bangalore, on 'Integrated Values: Education Broaden the Vision, Deepen the Roots', 26-28 June 2006. Dr. Aprajita Gaur, Chemistry: Attended Indo-US workshop sponsored by American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry Institute, Delhi University, CSIR, DST, Royal Society of Chemistry (London), Department of Biotechnology on Green Chemistry organised by the Deptt. of Chemistry, Delhi University, 7--9 January 2006. Attended IUPAC sponsored 'International Symposium on Green Chemistry/Sustainable Chemistry, organised by Delhi University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, 10--13 January 2006. Dr. Puspha Bindal, Dr. Rachna Kumar, Dr. Seema Gupta, Dr. Savita Roy and Dr. Sudha Gulati, Physics: Attended the inaugural lecture by honorable President Dr. A.P.J. Kalam in the International Conference on Physics Education, 22 August 2005. Dr. M.R. Tripathy, Physics: Presented papers 'Semi conducting Glassy materials for NO Gas Detectors' and 'A Sensor for detection of NO and NO 2 Gas' at National Conference on Sensors (NC5-2005) organised by TIET, Patiala, 24--25 November 2005. Dr. Sitesh Bhatia, Economics: Attended 65th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Ludhiana, 24--26 November 2005. Attended a Seminar on 'Convergence with Corporate and Government bodies for REGP', 504

Ashoka Hotel, Delhi, 27 September 2005. Attended Seminar on 'Indian Investors Household Survey' and release of the Book at India International Centre, 28 November 2005. Dr. Aprajita Gaur, Chemistry: Attended National Seminar sponsored by DST & CSIR on Chemistry Industry Interface 2005, organised by ARSD College, Delhi University. Dr. Arun Malhotra, Zoology: Attended National Symposium on 'Comparative Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology' Retrospect & Prospect' organised by Deptt. of Zoology, Delhi University, 17--19 November 2005.

Publications

Articles Tyagi, R. 2006. 'The Hindu Women and Equal Inheritance Rights', South Asia Politics. 'Indian Democracy on Crossroads', South Asia Politics. Pathak, S.K. and T.A. Nizami (ed.) 2005. Jawaharlal Nehru : The Architect of India's Foreign Policy, Chapter entitled: 'India's Policy of Non-Alignment : Its Relevance in Present Day Context', pp. 156--63, Delhi: Icon Publication. Hatim, S. and T.A. Nizami (ed.) 2005. Jawaharlal Nehru: The Architect of India's Foreign Policy: Title of the Paper : 'Nehru and the Commonwealth : A Critical Appraisal', pp. 245-65, Delhi: Icon Publication. Sharma, M. Contributed Sanskrit Words in Malay Language in 'The Sanskritic Vocabulary in South-East Asia'. The book was released in Bankok, Thailand by Thai Princess Mahachakri Sirindhovn in Thailand. Papers of Journals Bhatia, S. 2005. Service Tax in India - Relevance and Importance, Service Tax Journal, Vol. 3, Part-IV, pp. 1124-8. Service Tax and Its Justification; Chartered Secretary, Vol. XXXV; (8) pp. 1137-42. Tripathy, M.R. 'Degradation in high Tc YBCO Super conductiors by Gamma Radiation' in Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics (Available online). Gas and humidity response of iron oxide - poly pyrole core-shell type nano composites' - in Sensors and Actuators (Available online). 'Effect of Electromagnetic interactions in the undulatory temporary Department Behaviour of NRMA Signal Amplitude' in Bi2212 (available online), issue of Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Articles Published in Edited Books Bhatia, S. 2005. NTBs : Whither Free Trade ? in 'Managing Globalisation Race'; (ed.) D.D. 505

Chaturvedi and R.K. Chopra, RDIAS, Delhi, pp. 1--16.

KESHAV MAHAVIDYALAYA

Major Activities

The construction of a sprawling campus at Pitampura has been completed and the College intends to shift to the new Campus in June before the commencement of the new Academic Session (2006-07). The Language Society 'KSHITIJ' organised a Discourse on Gita by Dr. Yamini Gautam on 10.9.2005. The Annual Function and Inauguration of the New Campus was held on 29 November 2005. Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi Sh. B.L. Joshi and Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, were the chief dignitaries on the occasion. The Annual Cultural Festival 'Tryst 2K5' and the Computer Festivals were organised in February 2006.

New Addition

Ms. Shalini Devi Commerce

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Divya Aggarwal Course B.Sc. (Hons.) Comp. Sc. Position in the University I

A cash prize of Rs. 5000 awarded to each of the following meritorious students by the Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi. Priyanka Mittal B.Sc. (G) Ist Year Divya Aggarwal B.Sc. (Hons.) IIIrd Year Neha Garg B.Sc. (G) IIIrd Year

Special Grants

During the year 2005-06, the College received Rs. 50,000 as special grant for Sports from Govt. of N.C.T. of Delhi.

Library Development

No. of Books added Journals Subscribed : 836 : 15 (New added = 1 Voice and Data)

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KAMALA NEHRU COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College Annual Day was celebrated on 21 November 2005. Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Shiela Dixit graced the occasion as Chief Guest and gave away the prizes to outstanding students in various fields. Mrs. Mrinal Pande, Hon'ble Chairperson of Kamala Nehru College was felicitated by the staff of Kamala Nehru College on her being awarded the Padma Shri. Comfest & Ecophoria was a 2-day festival organised by the Department of Commerce & Economics on 30.9.2005. Eminent Economists apprised the students & staff with latest developments in the discipline all over the world. Inter-College Festival 'PSYCHOGENESIS' was organised by the Psychology Department on 9.12.2005. The students of psychology from the Delhi University availed of this opportunity to develop the necessary skills for learning different aspects of human behavior. 'Momentum 2006' organised by Maths. Department of K.N.C. on 8.2.2006 was of great benefit to the participating students from different Colleges of the Delhi University and other Engineering Institutions.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Preeti Dahiya Indu Singh Kritika Sharma Vaishali Priyanka Shruti Course Journalism B.A.(Hons.) Hindi B.A.(Hons.) Geography B.A.(Hons.) Geography B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy Position in the University II III II III II II

Student Sports

Inter-College Cricket 1st Position 1st Position 2 Gold Medals Inter-College Soft Ball Inter-College Boxing -

Special Grants Assistance/Projects

Grant under Xth Plan period for Books, Equipment, Renovation of Class Room, Building Furniture, PTAC and Professional Courses - Rs. 1,80,000. Grant for promotion of sports facilities sanctioned by Govt. of Delhi. Rs. 50,000 (Ist Instalment) 507

Financial Assistance for research work sanctioned to teacher (Mrs. Jyoti Dhawan) Rs. 8,000.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 6,86,100.00 1,015 87

New Additions

Ms. Minakshi Sethy Dr. Anjana Srivastava Dr. Rajat Rani Arya Ms. Poonam Keral Dr. M.V. Shobhana Warrier Philosophy English Hindi Geography History Ms. Shobha Rani Ms. Susan Thomas Ms. K. D. Meena Ms. E.S. Amongla Ms. Shikha Prakash English English Hindi English History

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Rita Malhotra: Attended a Conference on short verse organised by Poets International, Bangalore. Dr. Rita Malhotra presented her invited paper 'Across the Realm of Short Verse', December 2005. Dr. Sadhna Sharma: Attended a National Seminar on 'Indo-China Relations' at Gandhi Bhawan, Delhi University, 12 February 2006.

Publications

Malhotra, R. 2006. 'Across the Realm of Short Verse'. J. Poets International, Bangalore: Issue.

KIRORI MAL COLLEGE

Major Activities

Kirori Mal College has built up an impressive array of academic, sports and cultural facilities. The College Library is fully computerized, a state of the art Computer Centre, an active Placement Cell, a well equipped Seminar Room, a brand new Gymnasium, Sprawling ecofriendly Lawn, and many other facilities.

Student Academic Distinction

Name Vibha Gulyani Latika Dutta Rohit Course M.Sc. Botany B.Com. (Pass) B.A. (Hons.) Geog. 508 Position in the University I II III

Muneshwar Prasad

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Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

The Music Society (Musoc) this year rose to still newer heights, declared as the best music team in India, at the IIT Bombay Festival. The Society has also formed a new Western Rock Band. As choir group, and also as individual Indian and Western music performers, they have bagged prizes in IIT Delhi, BITS, Pilani, IIT Bombay, IP College, Lady Irwin College, Lady Shri Ram College, Kamala Nehru, Miranda House, Dyal Singh and Maitreyi College. The Rock band and Indipop won in the HT City Youth Nexus too. Fine Arts & Photography Society (FAPS) - The academic year of 2005 began with Fresher's Talent Show, the special feature was the work that newly inducted members exhibited in a wide array of media such as canvas, glass, pottery based on the classical period of Indian Cinema. The society gathered 14 first, 8 second, 3 third prizes, during its participation in IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani, L.H.M.S. etc. SPIC-MACAY - The K.M. Chapter of SPIC-MACAY continued its rich tradition of promoting classical music amongst the College fraternity. Boxing Champion of Delhi University Inter-collegiate Boxing Championship 2005-06 with 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals secured by Captain Jitender Raj Singh, Dalbir and Ravinder, Vikas, Manoj, Sandeep and Rajeev, respectively. Hockey Champion in Delhi University Inter-collegiate Tournament. Seven players of the College are the part of Delhi University Hockey Team. Hockey team also won Championship at IIT Delhi Sports Meet. Bibhor won the Gold in the toughest event Decathlon and 4x100 mt. Relay.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Title Database for Mitigation & Mgt. of earthquake & Landslide etc. Landslide hazard mapping Alongstate highway 6 (Nahan to Rajgarh) Life Insurance Scenario analysis Principal Investigator Dr. K.K. Sharma Dr. K.K. Sharma Sh. Pushpender Rs. 11,00,116 2,293 65 Sponsoring Organisation DST DST UGC

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journal Subscribed : : :

New Additions

Ms. Sonali Pattnaik - English 509 Mr. Rasal Singh Hindi

Mr. Shyam Kumar Ms. R. Oberoi Ms. Vineeta Dr. (Ms.) R. Saxena Ms. S. Dewan Dr. (Ms.) B. Gupta Mr. R. Khetrimayum Mr. P. K. Sethy Ms. A. P. Darshan Dr. (Ms.) Gauri Garg Mr. Khusro Moin Mr. Arun Kr. Tripathi Dr. Md. Mohsin Dr. Kusum Lata

- Political Sc. - Political Sc. - Economics - Chemistry - Botany - Physical Ed. - Physics Physics - Zoology - Zoology - Geography - Geography - Urdu - Hindi

Ms. Papia Sengupta Mr. S.K. Singh Mr. R. S. Lal Ji Dr. Geetanjali Ms. Ranji Gupta Mr. K.K. Haldar Dr. Anita Kamra Verma Dr. (Ms.) Sanjukta Das Dr. Mohd. Baber Ali Ms. Karuna Shree Dr. Md. Yahya

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Political Sc. Economics Chemistry Chemistry Botany Physics Physics Zoology Zoology Zoology Geography Geography Geography

Dr. (Ms.) U. Kulshreshtha Dr. (Ms.) Kaberi Acharia -

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignment

Dr. Seema Joshi joined as Assistant Professor at IIPA.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department of Bengali: Organised its Annual Seminar on Re-Reading Rabindranath Tagore. The Economics Society: Organised a Seminar on Contemporary Models of Economic Development in India.

Seminars/Conferences attended

One-day National Conference was held by Chemistry Department, Kirori Mal College & Indian Society for Analytical Scientist in Conference Centre, Delhi University, 20 December 2005. International Seminar by Physics Department, Kirori Mal College was organised in Conference Centre--a well known Environmental Science Participant including of Noble converted Dr. Man Mohan. Women in Science National Seminar was organised by Dr. Sumitra Mohanty. Dr. Seema M. Parihar, Reader in Geography: Presented three papers in International Conferences.

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Singh, B.: Published a book entitled 'Kavita Ki Samkaalinta'. Jain, B.: Published a book entitled 'Badalte Pariprekshya Aur Hindi Upanyas'. Nanda, K.: Published a book entitled 'Lekhan Shaily Dakshta Aur Bhasha Daksha'. Pragya : Published a book on street theatre named: Nukkad Natak--Rachana Aur Prastuti. Parihar, S.M.: Published two Research Paper ref. Characterisation of Forest Resource Units of a basin in Garhwal Himalaya Using Remote Sensing & GIS in Book. Sinha, V. : Published two articles in Gyanodaya Magazine.

LAKSHMIBAI COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College Environment Committee organised a demonstration in collaboration with Delhi Jal Board about Water-Conservation and Rain-Water Harvesting. Self-Defence Committee in collaboration with Delhi Police organised training in Self-Defence for nearly 200 students. The Medical Committee for the first time organised a 3-day camp to check students for Anaemia and Thalassaemia. Almost 400 students were tested and counselled. The College has instituted 'Navya' a self-help group of students and teachers which provides support and financial assistance to needy students.

New Courses introduced

Foundation Courses Human Rights, Gender and Environment (English/Hindi) Language, Literature and Culture (English/Hindi) Application Courses Mass Communication (English & Hindi Medium) Computer Applications Tourism Theatre and Performance. Banking and Insurance Nutrition and Health Apparel Designing & Construction.

Student Sports

Neetu secured 1st Position in TOUCH-RUGBY.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

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Awarded to the College: Special grant of Rs. 500,000 allocated to the College by the University Grants Commission for repairs of the College building under Xth Plan Period. Grant of Rs. 50,000 received from Govt. of NCT of Delhi towards sports facilities. Special Grant of Rs. 75,000 received from Indian Institute of Public Administration towards Consultancy Protection and Consumer Welfare. Allocated University Grants Commission's assistance of Rs. 4,46,000 for implementing the Scheme of Higher Education for Persons with special needs (HEPSN). Grant of Rs. 10,000 from University Grants Commission for Internet Connectivity connection with UGC Network Resource Centre. Awarded to individual teachers: Financial Assistance of Rs. 50,000 granted to Mrs. Sucheta Chaturvedi, Lecturer (Reader Grade) English Department for undertaking Minor Research Project entitled 'Violence Against Women in Post Colonial Indian Writing'. Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments Dr. Karuna Kaushik, Reader in the Department of History as Principal. Dr. Nisha Singh, Reader in English Department was appointed NCERT Member of Committee for Revision of Courses for English 2005. Dr. Anita Malhotra, Reader in Food Technology was nominated as Member of Working Committee of KIDAVRI Network (UNFPA) December 2005.

Honours /Distinctions

Mrs. Veena Arora, Reader in English: Awarded 'Hindi Sevi Samman' by Jaimini Academy, Panipat. Dr. Pushpa Gupta, Reader in Sanskrit: Received 'Sanskrit Samaradhak Sammana' by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. Dr. Pushpa Gupta, Reader in Sanskrit: Received 'Hindi Sevi Sammana' from Jaimini Academy, Panipat. Dr. Pushpa Gupta's name was included in 'Afro-Asia's Who's Who'. Dr. Anita Sharma, Reader in Sanskrit: Awarded 'Sanskrit Samaradhak Sammana' by Delhi Sanskrit Academy, Delhi Govt. 2005. Ms. Seema Kaushik, Lecturer in Physical Education got the Best Scientist Award for her research paper entitled 'Attitude towards Physical Activity: A Comparative Study' in the 18th National Conference of Sports Psychology.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department of English organised a one-day Seminar on 'Modern European Drama' and experts from Universities as well as theatre were invited to address the students.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. (Mrs.) Pushpa Gupta, Department of Sanskrit: Presented a paper in National Seminar 512

'Vyaktitva aur Krititva of Prof. Satyabhushan Yogi' in All India Sanskrit Sammelan organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. 'Vivekananda ka Bhartiya Darshan mein Yogdaan' on Vivekananda Jayanti in Delhi Sanskrit Academy. Popularising Sanskrit with the help of other Academies in All India Sanskrit Sammelan organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. 'Mudrarakshas main Prakriti Chitran' in National Research Seminar organised by Kalidasa Academy of Sanskrit Music and Fine Arts. Dr. (Mrs.) Savitri Gupta, Department of Sanskrit: Presented paper in All India Seminar 'Valmiki Ramayane Varnitani Vyagyanik Tatvani' organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. 'Swami Vivekanandasya Darshanik Chintanam' in All India Seminar organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. 'Pracheen Sanskrit Sahityae Soochar, Proudyogiki Soochanamah Adhi Karashch' in All India Seminar organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy. 'Sanskrit Sahityae Varshatursharnam' in All India Seminar organised by All India Kalidasa Society of Music and Fine Arts. Dr. (Mrs.) Saroj Gulati, Department of History: Presented a paper `Wife, Widow and Manusmriti' at a joint Conference of Place Name Society of India (PNSI), Epigraphic Society of India, Indian Archaeological Society of India, Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian History and Cultural Society (IHCS) and Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quarterly Studies (ISPQS), at Bangalore, 15--18 December 2005. Dr. (Mrs.) Veena Gautam, Department of Hindi: Presented a paper 'Geet Sangeet Bhasha Antarsamband' in UGC sponsored National Conference 'Hindi Geet Yatra Evam Sam- kaleen Sandarbh', Boalsburg, 6--8 August 2005. Presented a paper 'Sabot - Shudder/Pratibandhit Sahitya' in a Seminar organised by Akhil Bhartiya Shodh Sangoshti 'Swadheenta Andolan, Hindi Sahitya, Rashtriyata Evam Rashtravaad' Khandwa, M.P., 30--31 January 2006. Mrs. Lata Sharma, Department of Commerce: Presented a paper 'Operational Aspects of ECommerce in a Developing Country: Evidence from India' Operation and Quantitative Management' in a Conference at IIM Indore, 9--11 August 2005. Dr. (Mrs.) Anita Sharma, Department of Sanskrit: Presented paper 'Kalidasa Ke Granthon Ke Vasantvarnan mein Kalayen. Dr. Mrs. Pushpa Gupta: 'Pen - Women in Sanskrit Literature (20th Century),' All India Seminar organised by Delhi Sanskrit Academy and Kalidas Academy of Music and Fine Arts. Mrs. Seema Kaushik, Department of Physical Education: Presented a research paper 'Attitude towards Physical Activity A Comparative Study' in the 18th National Conference of Sports Psychology Association of India at the Department of Psychology, Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, 27--29 January 2006. Dr. Anita Malhotra: Attended National Symposium on 'Nutrition in Developmental

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Transition' organised by WHO and NFI, December 2005.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 2.85 lakh 777 50

Publications

Nangia, R. 2005. Disclosure Practices of Corporate Sector - A Comparison between MNCs and Indian Corporate. (Complete from Annual Report) New Century Publication, New Delhi. Verma, G. Online Marketing. Principles and Current. Bhatnagar, S. 2005. 'Determinants of Current Account Deficit in India - An Empirical Study of the Period 1977-2002' in 'Review of Commerce Studies' - A Journal of Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Gupta, V. 'Hamare Bahadur Bacche' 4th Edition by Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Gupta, P. 2005. Sanskrit Vatayanam Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan, Varanasi. Labdha Pranasha Chankhambha Sanskrit Pratisthan, Delhi. 'Judiciary in Kautilya's Arthashastra' in Gems of Law and Dharmashastra in Sanskrit Literature. (Felicitation Vol.) 2006 Sanjay Prakashan, Delhi. Gupta, S. 2005. Chhandoalankarsaurabham, Vidyanidhi Prakashan, Delhi. Articles Gulati, S. 2005. 'Stridhana and Maher' in History Today Vol. 6. Zafir, D. 2005. 'Of Loss and Remembrance: Banno's Pakistan in Kamleshwar's 'How Many Pakistans?' in Creative Forum (Special Issue: 'Partition Revisioned') Vol. 18, No.1. Bhatnagar, S. 2005. 'Determinants of Current Account Deficit in India - An Empirical Study of the Period 1977-2002' in 'Review of Commerce Studies' - A Journal of Department of Commerce, Delhi University. Gupta, V.: 'Hamare Bahadur Bacche' 4th Edition by Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

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LADY IRWIN COLLEGE

Major Activities

Faculty Enrichment Programme was organised this year. Focused on Effective Mentoring on strengthening teacher student relationship in the College and guide students for professional options. Started with Faculty sharing their thoughts and ideas on the concept of mentoring and their experiences of counselling students in the past. Clinical psychologist remarked on developing skills of an effective mentor. Concluded with working out the logistics of mentoring in the College. The curriculum transactions are enriched through innovative strategies coupled with the maximum use of technology. The CRC (Computer Resource Centre of the College) continues to provide free access to advanced technology as well as internet to its students and staff alike. The academic thrust interspersed with Vibrant Cultural Festivities present the true essence of the Institution. Students of Lady Irwin College represented their College in various competitions and shows and brought many awards & prizes to the Institution especially in Drama, Choreography and Fashion Show. The Interdisciplinary Training and multifaceted Extension Programme attempts to empower students to meet life's challenges successfully. The ongoing Placement Programmes with communities, NGO's and International agencies organised by various Depts. are keenly awaited by the students and Entrepreneurs in respective fields. There are several Research Programmes--national and international like two Projects of World Bank/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; two Projects with Heidi Keller, Germany; Ministry of Consumer Affairs; DSA Phase III/UGC which is in progress in the College. The faculty has published with SAGE, Academic Excellence and other Publishers, and in National and International Journals.

LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Major Activities

Almost everything that happened at Lady Shri Ram College for Women in the academic year 2005-06 was connected with the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the College. Foremost among the celebrations was the organising of the Golden Jubilee Lecture Series, which enabled students and faculty to interact with outstanding women and men whose vision, work and philosophy shape the contemporary world. Each of the academic Departments too, marked the occasion with a series of special events. The Commerce Department organised Confluence, an event that combined an education fair, business showcasing which taught students about Marketing, Fund Management & Networking. The Department of Economics organised a one-day Seminar on Millennium Development Goals. The Departments of English and Sociology jointly organised a three-day Inter-College, Inter-disciplinary Seminar on 'Of Cities & the Capital City'. The Department

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of History held a series of talks on Greek Architecture, Environmental Issues, Communalism, and Gender & Social Reforms. The Department of Hindi organised 'Kavi Sammelan' in which leading poets of the country participated. The Department of Journalism organised talks and lectures by professionals from the media. The Department of Mathematics hosted the Eleventh Anupama Dua Memorial Seminar where scholarships were awarded to deserving students. It also organised an Inter-College Mathematical Quiz. The Department of Political Science organised a one-day Seminar on the 'Issues of Development: Different Perspectives' wherein eminent panelists spoke extensively on the issues covered.

New Course/ Subject Introduced

Two-year Diploma Programme in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building.

Student Academic Distinction

Name Maitrayee Roy Choudhury Pallavi Bali Basant Kaur Karishma Batra Rajni Khetan Bhanu Jain Megha Anwar Gurpreet Kaur Kanika Nagar Course B.A.(Hons.) English B.A.(Hons.) Journalism B.A.(Hons.) Sociology B.A.(Hons.) Statistics B.Com.(Hons.) B.El.Ed. M.A. English M.A. History M.A. Philosophy Position in the University I I I II II II I II II

Student Sports

Shweta Choudhry awarded Gold Medal in Commonwealth Shooting Championship, Melbourne, Australia, Asian Air Gun Shooting Championship, Bangkok, National Shooting Championship, Hyderabad, Air Pistol Individual Event. LSR Team - Mansi, Shreya and Shweta awarded Gold Medal in Delhi University Inter College Shooting Championship. Monica Joon awarded Gold Medal in North Zone National Athletic Meet, Mathura. Sonam, Suneira, Sumitra, Yamini and Bhawana awarded Gold Medal in Delhi University Inter-College Athletic Championship. Monica Joon awarded Gold Medal in All India Inter-University Meet Discus Throw.

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Dr. Arvind Kumar Ms. Darshana Kumari Ms. Jyoti Darbari Ms. Pooja Satyogi Ms. Pushpita Behra

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Commerce Hindi Mathematics Pol. Sc. Psychology

Ms. Monika Singh Ms. S. Kumar Dr. Renu Tyagi Ms. Jaya Sharma

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Mathematis Pol. Sc. Hindi Pol. Sc.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Principal received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in the field of Education. Dr. Farah Farooqui was a member of the team on the Programme Planning Phase for University School Resource Network, JNU. Dr. Mukul Kalia was a member of two national level Committees constituted by MHRD to advice Central and State Governments on aspects of quality improvement in Elementary Education, and for preparing the syllabi of Indian Languages for Class I to XII at NCERT. She was also the Chief Advisor for preparing the Text Books for Primary Classes at NCERT. Dr. Preeti Priya Mehrotra was Research Director for a Project 'Gender Discrimination Impact on Girl's Schooling in four States' and resource person on 'Gender and Schooling' for a Programme Broadcast by EDUSAT (IGNOU). Dr. Gopa Sabharwal of the Department of Sociology: Awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to be Scholar-in-Residence at Chatham College, Pittsburgh.

Seminar/ Conferences held

The Economics Department organised a one-day Seminar on the 'Millennium Development Goals' wherein eminent guest Academicians were invited. Department of English and Department of Sociology organised a three-day Inter-disciplinary Seminar on 'Of Cities and the Capital City' focusing both on literary representations of the City and the City as a lived space. The Political Science Department organised a one-day Seminar on the issues of 'Development: Different Perspectives'. This was an academic meet with eminent panelists like Dr. Mary John and Dr. Kamal Mitra Chenoy who spoke on the issues. The Department of Mathematics hosted the Eleventh Anupama Dua Memorial Seminar where scholarships were awarded to 3rd and 2nd year students. The Seminar included wellresearched paper presentations on a variety of topics like 'Wall Paper Symmetry, Chaos Theory, Fermat's Last Theorem & Zeno Paradox'.

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Dr. Gopinath: Delivered the Plenary Address at the Fulbright New Scholar Programme, 'Towards Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women'. She also made a presentation on 'India as a Rising Power: Global Scenario--New Ideological Conflicts/Competing Ideologies and Trends' to the National Security Advisory Board. At the Neemarana Dialogue her presentation on 'Building Sustainable Peace between India and Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges' was very well received. She also made a presentation 'Revisiting Partition: Reconciliation and Healing' at the Seminar organised by the Centre for Refugee Studies of Jadavpur University on 'The Partition of India Revisited: Thinking Through and Beyond Violence, Trauma and Memory'. Dr. Gopinath also made a presentation on 'Development as Conflict Transformation' at the Nath Memorial Lecture, Chaired by Professor Johan Galtung. She participated in the 'Pen for Peace' Convention of Jamia Millia Islamia and facilitated the session 'Future of Indo-Pak Peace, Challenges and Opportunities'. Dr. Sanjay Roy Choudhary, Department of Statistics: Delivered a talk at an International Conference on 'Design of Experiments: Theory and Methods' at Memphis, USA. Dr. Asha Mathur, Vice-Principal and Coordinator of Education Department: Participated in a National Conference on Mathematical Education at NCERT, New Delhi. She also participated in the workshop on 'Preparing Manuals for Teachers for Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary Level' organised by SCERT. Dr. Farah Farooqui, Department of Education: Invited by SCERT, Jamia Millia Islamia and IGNOU for conducting workshops for school teachers on 'Teaching Science and Environmental Studies'. Dr. Mukul Kalia, Department of Education: Presented a paper 'Outline and Standards of Alternative Textbooks' in a national consultation organised by NCERT Dr. Sarla Jawa, Department of Psychology: Delivered a lecture on 'Use of Aptitude Testing with Spastic Children' at the Spastic Society of Northern India, Hauz Khas. She also addressed the Navy Wives, Welfare Association on the topic' Importance of a Girl Child'. She also organised and participated in a Joint Programme of various schools for Mentally Challenged Children at the SAHAN premises of the Federation for Welfare of Mentally Retarded, New Delhi. She also presented a paper 'Socio-cultural Determinants of Health at the Workplace' at a National Conference on 'Recent Trends in Mental Health' organised by Amity Institute of Behavioral (Health) and Allied Sciences in collaboration with The Hope Foundation, Gurgaon. Dr. Priti Dhawan, Department of Psychology: Presented a paper on 'Depression: Gender Difference and the Use of Defence Mechanism'. Dr. Sushila Madan, Department of Computer Applications: Presented a paper on 'Integrating Socio-ethical Controls in Information Security Strategy in E-business' at the National Conference on 'Building Management Competencies in Indian Business: Then, Now and Beyond; at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. Dr. Madan was the Chief Speaker at an ECommerce Seminar held at Janki Devi Memorial College, New Delhi. Dr. Rita Joshi, Department of English: Presented a paper titled 'Post-Colonial Trajectories: Journeys and Diaspora in the Fiction of Amitav Ghosh' at a Seminar on 'New Literatures' 518

organised by the Department of English, Delhi University. Dr. Cama, Department of English: Parsi representative at an International Conference 'One World South Asia- Consultation on Inter-Faith Connectedness with reference to Millennium Development Goals' at IIC, New Delhi. She was also invited to make a presentation on 'Parsi Heritage in India' by INTACH. Dr. Neelam Singh, Department of Economics: Presented a paper 'Globalization and Auto Component SMEs in India' at an International Seminar on 'Globalization and the Millennium Development Goals' organised by London School of Economics and Centre for International Trade and Development (SIS, JNU). The Investment Issue: Revive or TRIM the Performance Requirements?' has been included in the Indian Economic Association Annual Conference Volume. She also attended Conferences on Hong Kong Ministerial and Asian Economics Integration organised by RIS, New Delhi. Ms. Anjali Bhatia, Department of Sociology: Presented two papers, 'Constituting the New Middle Class: Eating out and the Life Course' at an International Conference on 'Consumerism and the Emerging Middle Class: Comparative Perspectives from India and China' and 'Chola-Bhatura in the National Capital: A Sociological Analysis' at a Seminar on 'Of Cities and the Capital City' organised by the Departments of English and Sociology. Dr. Smita Sahgal, Department of History: Presented a paper 'Polyandry within Patriarchy: Reiteration of Male Hegemony in Socio-sexual Contexts of Early India' at the 66th Annual Session, Indian History Congress organised by Vishva Bharati University, Shanti Niketan. She presented a paper 'State Intervention in Women's Empowerment: She also participated in a Seminar on 'History and Archeology' organised at IIC, New Delhi. Dr. Pankaja Ghai, Department of Sanskrit: Presented a paper 'Contextual Study ke Sandharbh Me Terrance Ball ki Vyakhya Siddhanth' in a Seminar on the Inter-disciplinary Course 'Reading Gandhi' at the Department of Political Science, Ramlal Anand College, New Delhi. She also presented a paper 'Dr. Ved Kumari ke Kavya Sangraha Urmika ka Adhayayan' at the National Seminar on 'Women Writers of Sanskrit Field in 20th Century' organised by Kalidas Sangeet Academy at St. Stephens College, Delhi. Ms. Kamini Ohri, Department of Sanskrit: Presented a paper 'Maha Kaviyon ke Durghat Prayojan ke Sadhutva mein Prakriya Sarvaswa ka Avdaan' at a Seminar organised by the Department of Sanskrit, Delhi University. Ms. Bhavneet Kaur Bakshi and Ms. Vidhu Gupta, Department of Mathematics: Attended an International Conference 'Mathematics in the Twentieth Century' in commemoration of Birth Centenary of Andre Weil organised by Mathematical Sciences Foundation, New Delhi. Ms. Meenakshi Pahuja, Department of Physical Education: Participated in a National Congress on Sports Medicine ' SPORTS MEDCON- 2005' organised by the Indian Federation of Sports Medicine. She participated in a Seminar on 'Mystery and Excellence of the Human Body' held at Gargi College organised jointly by the Mother's Institute of Research and Shubhra Ketu Foundation.

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Gopinath, M. co-authored a paper ' Structural Challenges, Enabling Spaces: Gender and NonTraditional Formulations of Security in South Asia' for Ford Plenary. This has been published in the book Studying Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Trends and Issues. She also coauthored an Article 'Women Breaking the Silence: The ATHWAAS Initiative in Kashmir' in the Book People Building Peace edited by Paul Van Tongeren and Malin Brenk, a Project of the Euro Centre for Conflict Prevention. Jawa, S.: Published a section in the Chapter of General Mental Ability of the General Studies Manual, published by Tata McGraw-Hill. Khandelwal, K.: Published a joint paper titled 'Socio-cultural Determinants of Health at the Workplace' for the Amity Journal of Behavioral and Forensic Sciences. Kaul, R.: Published a joint paper titled 'Blocked Non-regular 24-Run Fractional Factorial Designs' in the Journal of Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications. Madan, S.: Published three books--Computer Fundamentals and Management Information and Control System by Taxmann Publication and Essential PC Tools by Mayur Paperbacks. Joshi, R.: Published three papers: 'Intertextuality in Vikram Seth's Golden Gate', 'Community Versus Nation: Conflict in the Fiction of Rohinton Mistry' and 'Seeds of Communal Violence: A note on David Davidar's House of Blue Mangoes'. Cama, S.: (ed.) a book titled India in Focus: Camera Chronicles of Homai Vyarawala and curated an Exhibition on the works of Homai Vyarawala, India's first Woman Photojournalist in Conjunction with the Ministry of Culture and Lalit Kala Akademi. Her article ' The Emblems of the Parsi Religion' was published in the Journal of the Commission for InterReligious Dialogue. Kochak, A.K.: Published an article 'Development Indices: A Comparative Study of India and China' in the Journal Occasional Studies by the Institute of Chinese Studies. Singh, N.: Published a Paper 'R & D, Imports of Technology and Trade Intensities: A simultaneous Equation Micro-level Examination' in an edited volume titled India: Industrialization in a Reforming Economy- Essay for K.L. Krishna published by Academic Foundation, Delhi. Sahgal, S.: Published two papers titled 'From Wife to Goddess: The Cult of Draupadi' in Women's Watch and 'Looking at the Bull: Decoding its Myths' in the Journal Social Science Probings. Kalia, M.: (ed.) and translated course material for the Urdu Diploma Course being conducted by the National Council for Promotion of the Urdu Language, Delhi. Sangeeta.: Published a paper: ''Bertrand Russell on Ideal Language and External World' in Indian Philosophical Quarterly.

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Subodh, M.: (ed.) various text books introduced in the B.A. Programme and Concurrent Courses. Mehrotra, D.P.: Wrote a Monograph--A Passion for Freedom: The Story of Kisanin Jaggi Devi, published by IGNCA. She had published two papers - 'Our Land Our Life: Environmental Education in Uttaranchal' in a book Improving Government Schools; and other entitled 'Birth Rights, Experiences and Knowldege Claims' in a book the 'Power Behind the Shame: Childbirth and Birth-givers'. She mentored as well as (ed.) for publication the works of three WISCOMP Fellows, and mentored one Research Fellow at PSBT.

MIRANDA HOUSE

Major Activities

Miranda House continued to maintain excellence in both academic and non-academic activities. At the Annual Delhi University Examination 2005, for the postgraduate M.A. and M.Sc. courses, the pass percentage was 93.1% and 100% respectively. For the undergraduate courses, the pass percentage in B.A. (Honours) was 94.4% with 56 first divisions; B.Sc. (Honours) was 95.3% with 117 first divisions whereas for B.Sc. General Group B the pass percentage was 100% with 10 first divisions. For B.Sc. General with Computer Science, the pass percentage was 94.1% with 15 first divisions. In B.A. Pass, the pass percentage was 79.5% with 50 second divisions.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Nishi Choudhary Ms. Raksha Pande Ms. Swati Kapoor Ms. Neha Garg Ms. Amrapali Trivedi Ms. Chandreyee Saha Ms. Preeti Chaturvedi Ms. Antara Chakraborty Ms. Sindhu Vikraman Ms. Harpreet Kaur Course B.A.(Hons.) Philosophy B.A.(Hons.) Geography B.A.(Hons.) Sociology B.A.(Hons.) Sociology M.A. Music B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry M.A. English M.A. Music M.Sc. Botany M.Sc. Anthropology 521 Position in the University I I I I I I I I I I

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Student Sports

Anurakti Balodi, Geography Honours, I year got Gold Medal in Delhi State Weight Lifting Competition. College Annual Sports Day was held on 7 February 2006. Manika Kumari, B.Sc.(Hons.) Zoology, 2nd year was adjudged as the Best Athlete and Kavita Rani, B.A.(Hons.) Political Science 2nd year was declared as the Best Sports Women of the Year 2005-06.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 7,84,099 247 118

New Additions

Dr. Abha Deb Habib Physics Ms. N. Bilasini Devi Physics

Honours/Distinctions

Following teachers completed their Ph.D. work and were awarded the Doctoral degrees.: Dr. Amita Rana Dr. Saswati Sengupta Physical Education Dr. Shampa Roy English English

Seminars/Conferences attended

Mrs. Manju Kapur Dalmia, English: Attended the Singapore Writers Festival at Singapore, 26--30 August 2005. Dr. Archana Verma, Hindi: Attended Seminar in Hindi Academy, Mandi House, 27 September 2005. Dr. U. Rustagi: Attended World Sanskrit Conference, presided a session and presented a paper on 'Bhaya Se Nivrtti-Sukhon ka Mula' at Jaipur, organised by WAVES, USA. Dr. S. Shukla, Dr. R. Arora and Dr. Meena Kumari, Sanskrit: Presented their papers in Kalidasa Mahotsava. Their research papers on Geeta are published in a book Gita Sugita Kartavya. Dr. Meena Kumari: Presented a paper at the Academy of Sanskrit, Music & Fine Arts, Ashok 522

Vihar, Delhi. Dr. Meena Kumari: Contributed Manusm, ti, second & seventh chapter Published by Nirmana Prakashana. Dr. Meena Kumari has Hitopade, a (Prast Evik E) published by J.P. Publishing House, Delhi. Mrs. R. Debabrata, Bengali: Presented a paper in a Regional Conference at Combodia, 20-23 February 2006. Mrs. R. Debabrata, (Bengali Department): Presented a paper and acted as a resource person in the workshop on HIV and Trafficking in Women & Girls: Planning Strategies to Incorporate in Teaching, Research and Extension Programmes of Universities and Colleges organised by University of Kerala, 13--14 December 2005. Mrs. S. Chakravarti, Bengali: Presented a paper at the National Seminar organised by Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, Delhi University, 8--10 November 2005. Mrs. S. Chakravarti, Bengali: Attended a Workshop organised by the Department of Modern Indian Languages, Delhi University, 18 August 2005. Ms. Nandini Dutta, Economics: Attended a day long Seminar 'In Defence of Globalization-An Indian Perspective' at FICCI, 18 January 2006. Ms. Nandini Dutta, Economics: Attended an International Conference 'Towards Global Labour History--New Comparisons', organised by V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, 10--12 November 2005. Mrs. Meeta Kumar and Mrs. Nandini Dutta, Economics: Attended a Seminar Debate at Lahore, 1--5 December 2005. Dr. Nonica Datta, History: Attended an International Seminar on Oral History: Issues and Methods held at the American Centre in Kolkata, 2005. Dr. Nonica Datta, History: Presented a paper in a Seminar organised by the Debating Society of Lahore, Pakistan, 1--5 December 2005. Attended a Seminar on 'Gandhi and Europe' at India International Centre, 18, November 2005. Dr. Nisha Bala Tyagi, Philosophy: Presented a paper 'Democracy in Civil Society, at National Seminar at the Deptt. of Philosophy, Panjab University, 20 September 2005. Ms. Anindita Sarkar, Geography: Attended a National Seminar on Development and SpatioStratal Deprivations organised by the University College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Udaipur, 27--28 January 2006. Mrs. Rakhi Parijat: Attended the Department of Geography, Delhi University organised UGC-SAP National Seminar on 'Vulnerable Cities, Hazards, Risks and Preparedness' at School of Environmental Studies.

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Ms. Anindita Sarkar: Presented a paper on 'Agricultural Productivity and its Determinant: A Case Study of Punjab' at the National Seminar on Development and Spatio-Stratal Deprivation, organised by Department of Geography, UCSSH, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, January 2006. Ms. Anindita Sarkar: 'Rice-Wheat Cropping Cycle in Punjab: A Comparative Analysis of Sustainability Status in Different Irrigation Systems, in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 60, (3), July--September 2005. Mrs. Meetu Bhatia, Mathematics: Presented a paper at the ICORAID-2005-ORSI Conference at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 27--29 December 2005. Dr. Kiran Kapoor, Chemistry: Attended Indo-US Workshop and IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, 7--11 January 2006. Dr. S. Dhingra, Chemistry: Attended an International Symposium on Advances in Fingerprint Technology at Khalsa College, 14--15 February 2006. Dr. Anita Sehgal: Presented a paper on 'Organ identity of the Plant Body in some Indian Podostemoideae (Podostemaceae) at XVII International Botanical Congress at Vienna, Austria, 17--23 July 2005. Dr. Meenakshi Sethi: Presented a Poster-Paper on 'The Origin and Development of Floral Shoot and Pre-anthesis Cleistogamy in Hydrobryopsis Sessilis (Podostemaceae)' at XVII International Botanical Congress at Vienna, Austria, 17--23 July 2005. Dr. Anita Sehgal and Dr. Meenakshi Sethi also visited the Department of Systematics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, for academic discussions, 24--28 July 2005. Dr. Tanima Bose and Dr. Nisha Vashishta: Participated in National Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology (ISCE 2005): Dept. of Zoology, Delhi University, 17--19 November 2005. Dr. Tanima Bose: Participated in International Congress on Gamete Biology: Emerging Frontiers in Fertility and Contraceptive Development, 22--25 February 2006, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr. Saroj Kesar: Participated in Prof. Baldev Singh Memorial Seminar, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi, May 2005. Dr. Rekha Kumari: Participated in the 46th Annual Conference of Microbiologists of India: MICROBIOTECH 2005, 8--10 December 2005, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Presented a poster 'Isolation and Partial characterization of thermophile in Himachal Pradesh'. Participated in National Seminar on 'Pesticides in Environment: Risks and Management', Kalindi College, Delhi University, 14--15 February 2006. Dr. T.K. Bose, Zoology: Attended a National Symposium on Comparative Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology at Delhi University, 17--19 November 2005. 524

Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Physics: Convener and Organising Secretary of the International Conference on Physics Education titled World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focusing on Change, at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Co-chaired the Physics Education Segment of the World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development, sponsored by UNESCO and IUPAP held at Durban, South Africa, 30 October--2 November 2005. Participated as a member of the Indian Delegation for the Second IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23--25 May 2005. She also presented a poster at the Conference. Dr. Mallika Verma, Physics: Joint Secretary of the International Conference on Physics Education titled World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change, at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Saroj Mahajan, Dr. Abha Dev, Dr. N. Bilasini, Dr. Shalini Lumb and Dr. Monika Tomar, Dr. Kamlesh Gupta, Dr. Krishna Sengupta, Dr. Usha Mallik, Dr. Rita Chandra. Dr. Rashmi Rakshit: Participated International Conference on Physics Education 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change' at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Mallika Verma and Dr. Pratibha Jolly: Presented a poster titled Science Online: A multidisciplinary microcomputer-based student laboratory at International Conference on Physics Education titled 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change', at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Lakshmi Rangaswamy and Dr. Pratibha Jolly: Presented a poster titled 'Cognitive attitudes and beliefs about learning of physics' at the International Conference on Physics Education titled 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change', held at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Vandana Verma and Dr. Pratibha Jolly: Presented a poster titled 'Students conceptual understanding of interference and diffraction' at the International Conference on Physics Education; 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change', at Vigyan Bhawan, 21--26 August 2005.

Publications

Rustagi U. 2005. Authored a Book on Manusmriti with nine Sanskrit Commentaries, Hindi translation of two English notes, added comments by Kumar, S., is published in its thirteen Parts. The whole book is financed by Sanskrit Sansthan, HRD Ministry. Textbook for First and Second Year of B.A. Programme Sanskrit language students. Paper on 'Naistragunyo Bhava Arjuna'. Gita Sugita Kartavya, book edited consisting 18 articles of Seminar. Sarkar, A. 2005. Published paper on 'Rice - Wheat Cropping Cycle in Punjab: A Comparative Analysis of Sustainability Status in Different Irrigation Systems, in Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 60, (3).

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MAHARSHI VALMIKI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Major Activities

The first Exchange Programme of Teachers from the Netherlands was a special feature under the joint collaboration of 'EDUCAN'S Foundation' and Deepalaya, New Delhi. A group of twenty student teachers with three teacher educators from different parts of the Netherlands worked with twenty-five student teachers and two teacher educators from MVCOE to develop Innovative Plans for Deepalaya Slum Schools in Delhi and Haryana. This was an insightful experiment where student-teachers and teacher educators worked in small teams to execute different curricular materials through creative activities including play, music, poetry and drama. During the week-long Exchange Programme, there was a healthy interaction on both the cultures. Dr. Ila Mehrotra, Sr. Lecturer in Education, was the Programme Coordinator and the Dutch group was led by Frits Kruiswijk of Educan's Foundation, Netherlands.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Nupur Samuel Priyanka Mathew Shamsheeda Course B.Ed. B.Ed. B.Ed. Position in the University I II III

Student Sports and extra co-curricular Activities

Twenty student-teacher alongwith two teachers--Mr. Ajay Kr. Singh and Mrs. Ritu Bala participated in the Bhagidari Workshop on 'The National Curriculum Framework for School Education' organised by the Department of Education, Govt. of NCT, Delhi. Rupendra Kumar Jha (B.Ed. Student) was awarded First Prize in the Regional Open Essay Competition in Hindi by the Hindi Academy, Govt. of NCT, Delhi.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journal Subscribed : : : Rs. 1,60.000 208 12

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Sushil Dhiman, Senior Lecturer - Principal/Head, (B.Ed.), Management Education Research Institute (G.G.S.I.P. University).

Seminars/Conferences held

One-day Seminar on the 'Mystery and Excellence of Human Body' sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. 526

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Prabhjot Kulkarni, Principal: International Seminar on 'Guru Granth Sahab and its Context' jointly organised by Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan and Department of Culture, Govt. of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Presented paper on 'Art and Aesthetics: An Integral Approach to Education' at 80th Session: The Philosophical Congress, North Bengal University, Mattigarhi, Distt. Darjeelnig, West Bengal, sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi. Delivered lecture - 'Education for a Complete Person' at the National Seminar at the Centre for Vivekananda Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Resource person for National Seminar on 'Innovative Practices and Experiments in School Education and Teacher Education', NCERT, New Delhi. Dr. Manjari Gopal, Senior Lecturer: Presented paper at National Conference on Educational Intelligence: The Changing Perspective in Teacher Education on Emotional Intelligence - the New Imperative in Teacher Education' at Chitkara College of Education for Women, Fatehpungarhi, Panjab (Chandigarh-Patiala H.W.). Dr. Ila Mehrotra, Senior Lecturer: Attended three-week Programme on 'Capacity Building Programme on Multi-media and E-content Development' organised by UGC (National Level).

MATA SUNDRI COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

Major Activities

The College is making progress on various academic and non-academic fronts. The College has been connected to internet by Delhi University Wireless Network. Apart from this, the College has also gone on line under the domain name 'Mata Sundri College. Com', from 12 March 2006.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Weight Lifting: Inter-College Nisha Bhawna Gold Medal Gold B.Com.(P) 3rd Yr. B.A.(Hons.) Pol. Sc. 3rd Yr.

Delhi State Weight Lifting Bhawna Jasbir Saba Jabeen Tanvi Rawat Gold Medal Gold Medal Gold Medal Gold Medal B.A.(Hons.) Pol. Sc. 3rd Yr. B.A.(Hons.) Panjabi 3rd Yr. B.A.(P) 2nd Yr. B.Com.(P) 3rd Yr.

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Delhi State Karate Championship Sonia Kanak Jain Cultural: At Janta College Kartarpuron, 9--10 February 2006, the College Team won 1st Prize in Folk Song Competition in Youth Festival held by Cultural Council of Delhi University under the title of 'Basant Bahar', 16 February 2006. Gold Gold

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 5,39,300 1,510 17

Publications

The two books of Mrs. Indu Mazaldan translated from Hungarian were published. One is a collection of Hungarian folk tales and the other is the translation of the Nobel Prize Winning Novel 'Fateless'.

MAITREYI COLLEGE

Major Activities

A 'Disaster Management and Self-Defence Training Programme' was conducted in the College in December 2005 in collaboration with Delhi Home Guards. It elicitated immense response and about 460 students from Maitreyi and neighbouring Colleges participated in it. The College initiated a Legal Awareness Programme for women students and faculty of the College in collaboration with Delhi Legal Services Authority on 7 March 2005. Maitreyi College was awarded a Trophy for its active participation in spreading Legal awareness by the Honourable Lt. Governor of Delhi on 21 February 2006 at a function held at India International Centre.

New Course Introduced

Short Term Course in Journalism.

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Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Zinmma Rkyin Ms. Aarti Sharma Course B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics Position in the University I III

Student extra-curricular Activities

Scientifica 2005, the Science Festival to integrate all disciplines of Science was held in the month of December to project the present emerging trends, thus providing an ideal opportunity to the students to show their calibre in various disciplines. The NCC Cadets of our College took active Part in all the NCC activities organised at the State and National level. The Honour of the Best Cadet for the year belonged to SUO Poonam Sangwan. She also got the Best Cadet Award at the CM's Rally 2005. 63 Cadets have become eligible for 'B' Certificate Exam. and 49 Cadets for 'C' Certificate Exam.

Special Grants

Rs. 4,00,000 received from Delhi University for upgradation of the College Laboratories and Infrastructure. Rs. 50,000 received from Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi for promotion of Sports facilities.

Research Schemes

Title 'Design on......Site' - Midterm Evaluation. Krishna Leela Principal Investigator Dr. (Mrs.) Gita B. Narula Dr. (Mrs.) Yamini Gautam Sponsoring Organisation UGC UGC

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 4,99,255 1,208 68

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. Vijaylakshmi Pandit was appointed Principal, Rajdhani College. Dr. Sangeeta Bansal of Economics Department was elevated to the Post of Associate Professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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Dr. Alka B. Vadakan has been appointed as Member of 'Film Certification Appellate Tribunal' by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Shashi Tiwari, Reader in Sanskrit was honoured with the 'Sanskrit Samaradhak Sammana' of Delhi Sanskrit Academy and with 'Hindi Sevi Sammana' of Jaimini Academy, Panipat. Dr. Rajkumari Trikha, Reader in Sanskrit received an award from the Delhi Sanskrit Academy in August, 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Shashi Tiwari, Chaired a Session in the Second International Ramayana Conference at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, USA in June 2005. Dr. Manju Subhash, Reader in Political Science: Presented two Papers entitled 'Dilemma of Diversity in the Multi-cultural Democratic Set-up: A Comparative Study' at the 18th Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) in November, 2005 and 'Girl Child: Not Charity, But Justice' in the International Conference held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in February 2006 respectively. Dr. Savita M. Datta, Principal, Dr. Sadhana Pandey, Reader, Dr. Veena Mishra, Reader and Dr. Sadhana Pandey, Reader in Physics: Attended an International Conference on Physics Education titled 'World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focussing on Change', at Vigyan Bhawan from 21--26 August 2005. Dr. Savita M. Datta, Principal: Participated in International Union of Radio Scientists General Assembly 2005 at Vigyan Bhawan, 22--29 October 2005. Dr. Shashi Prabha Arya, Reader in the Department of Mathematics, attended the TWOWS (Third World Organisation of Women in Science), Third General Assembly and International Conference on Women's Impact on Science & Technology in the New Millenium', at Bangalore. Dr. Mala K. Shankardass, Reader in the Department of Sociology was appointed as the Chair of the South Asian Regional Conference on Building South Asian Community at Delhi, November 2005. She was a Panelist at the Indian Academy of Geriatrics All India Conference at Trivandrum, December 2005. Kumari, R: Presented a Paper entitled 'Green Chemistry: Innovation for Sustainable Future' at the second IUPAC Symposium on 'Green/Sustainable Chemistry' organised by Department of Chemistry and New Jersey Institute of Technology at Delhi University, 10--13 January 2006.

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Tiwari, S. Published a book 'Sanskrit-Paathya-Sankalan' for second year students of Sanskrit, B.A. Programme, Delhi University. Kumari, R. 2005. Published the second edition of her book entitled 'Computers and their Application to Chemistry'. Rani, N. 2005. Published a Paper entitled 'Zone Centre Frequencies of the Orthorhombic NdMnO3 Perovskite' in Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids.

MOTILAL NEHRU COLLEGE

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Raju, Pawan, Devinder, Ajay, Amit and Mukesh Sharma from the College. Secured first place in the Delhi University Inter-College Championship of Yoga at Kalindi College. Mukesh, Gourav, Prem Prakash, Mahip, Kukesh Sharma are members of Power Lifting and Weight Lifting Team. They won Gold Medal in the Delhi University Inter-College Competitions. Wasim, Amit Kumar, Mohd. Ashraf are members of College Body Building Team. They have won Gold Medal in the Inter-College Competition organised by the Delhi University. Sandeep, Yogesh, Satpal and Arun are members of College Wrestling Teams. They won a Gold in the Delhi University Inter-College Wrestling Championship at Chhatrasal Stadium. Rajpal Tokas, a member of our Judo Team has won Gold Medal in the Delhi University and National Championship at Hissar, Haryana. Deepak Singh a member of College Boxing Team has won a Gold Medal in the Delhi University and in the All India University Boxing Championship at Jay Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur.

Library Development

Total Budget: Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 7,50,000 2,200 75

New Additions

Krishan Kumar Mrs. Tarang Jain Chemistry Comp. Sc. Dr. (Ms.) Sarita Tehlan Mrs. Shipra Gupta Chemistry Maths.

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Honours/Distinctions

Ms. Seema Sharma of Physics Department was awarded Ph.D. Degree. Ms. Vandana Mishra of Political Science Department was awarded Ph.D. Degree. Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments Dr. R.P. Bahuguna has joined Jamia Millia Islamia as a Reader of History Department.

Seminars/Conferences held

A UGC sponsored two-day National Seminar on 'Jainendra: His Age and His Works' 29--30 November 2005. Dr. Ramesh Sharma: Delivered a lecture on 'New Trends in Modern Hindi Poetry' and presented poem at Hamburg University, Germany, 24 August 2005. Delivered a talk on 'Modern Hindi Literature' at Gottingen University, Germany on 25 August 2005. Presented a paper on 'National Unity in India: Linguistic Co-ordination' and presented poem in an International Multilingual Symposia--2005 at Birmingham. (U.K.), sponsored by U.G.C., 28 August 2005. Participated and presented a paper - 'Korean Children's Poetry' International Conference of two days organised by Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University, 11 February 2006. Chaired the 3-day National Seminar on 'Children's Literature' organised by National Bal Bhawan, New Delhi, 29 January 2006. Mrs. Seema Sharma of Physics Department: Attended 'International Conference on Physics Education', August 2005. Dr. Seema Srivastava, of Commerce Department: Participated in 10th Annual Convention on 'Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance' organised by the Department of Commerce, Delhi University, 26--27 October 2005. Dr. Srivatsa of Sanskrit Department: Presented two papers in a Seminar organised by Vedic Research Centre, Tikri, Meerut. The two papers were also published in their Research 532

Quarterly 'Pavmani'. Ms. Anu Pandey, of Commerce Department: Presented a paper 'Women Education and Entrepreneurship in Kerala' in a two-day Workshop on Kerala's Educational Development: Retrospect and Prospect', at India International Center (Annexe), Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, 11--12 November 2005. Pawan Sinha of Political Science: Presented a paper on 'Dysfunctional State and Terrorism' at International Seminar on 'Terrorism'. Delivered a lecture on 'India's Foreign Policy' as resource person in Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Publications

Sharma, R. 2006. An article 'New Trends in Modern Literature of East Asian Countries with special reference to 'Modern Korean Poetry' has been published in the Book 'Korean and India--A Forging Relationship' by Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. An article on the poetry of Korean Poetess (Padmashree) Kim Yang Shik 'A True Friend of India' in her Book India (Selected Poems) II. Sood, V. (ed.) 'Individual & Society' on behalf of Dept. of English. The book is prescribed by the University for B.A. (Pass) and B.A. (Hons.) Concurrent Course. Singh, V. 2006. Wrote a Book entitled 'Indian History Manual' which was published by Pearson Education. Bhardwaj, R.C. Published two Books, namely, 'Pramanmimamsa Ko Sarvagyataman Ka Yogdan' and 'A Study of Rajvyavaharakosha'. Mishra, V. 2005. Published an Article, 'Demography: An Institutional Challenge' in Manthan. Article, 2005 - 'Beyond Borders: The Challenges to States Sovereignty' in Manthan. Article, 2005 - 'Indo-Pak Confederation: Political Viability' in Manthan. Article, 2005 - Indian Opposition: The Emerging Challenges' in Mainstream. Srivastava, S. Corporate Segment Reporting: Theory & Practice, Indus Publication, Jaipur. Haldar, S. Published two papers in International Science Journal 'Solid State Electronics'.

MOTILAL NEHRU COLLEGE (EVENING)

New Additions

Dr. (Mrs.) Anjali Agarwal Dr. Pradip Sharan Sh. Rajnish Kumar Kler Sh. Bishnu Charan Nag Sh. Prahlad Kumar Bairwa - Economics - English - Commerce - Economics - Pol. Science 533 Mrs. Priya Bhalla Sh. Surender Munjal Economics Commerce Pol. Science English History

Dr. Radhanath Tripathy Mrs. Jyoti Jakhar Dahiya -

Dr. Anirudh Despande -

Library Development

Total Budget Books added : : Rs. 1,71,719 855

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Pradeep Sharan: Attended Two-Day National Seminar on 'Shaw and 20th Century Drama' on 18--19 November 2005 organised by the Department of English, Ram Lal Anand College.

NEHRU HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL

Major Activities

The College has increased its batch strength from 50 to 100 students providing quality Homeopathic Medical Education to a greater number of aspiring candidates. Infrastructure has been developed under the following heads: Renovation of Auditorium Construction of PG Block and New Classrooms Construction of Tennis Court Initiation of construction of Sports Complex Students Academic Distinctions Name Nirmal Yadav Chesta Malhotra Tanu Bhatia Course BHMS BHMS BHMS Position in the University I II III

Research Schemes

Title Clinical Research in Arthritis Clinical Research in Children Diseases Clinical Research in Female Diseases Clinical Research in Geriatrics Clinical Research in Hypothyroidism Clinical Research in Lifestyle Disorders 534 Principal Investigator Dr. V.K. Chauhan, Dr. M. Mathur and Dr. Bipin Dr. Manchanda, Dr. Anu Kapoor, and Dr. Neerja Dr. Parul, Dr. Laxmi and Dr. R. Thomas Dr. Thankraj Dr. V.K. Khanna and Dr. Archana Dr. Kusum Chand and Dr. Abhilash

Clinical Research in Psoriasis Clinical Research in Psychiatric Disorders Clinical Research in Respiratory Disorders Clinical Research in Surgical Diseases (Renal and Gallstones) Clinical Research in Vitilgo

Dr. Manchanda and Dr. Vandana Dr. Neeraj Dr. B.M. Sharma and Dr. Sanjai Pandey Dr. S.P. Singh, Dr. Seema Rai and Dr. Annapurna Dr. V.K. Khanna, Dr. Rashmi and Dr. P. Manna

Library Development

Total Budget Books added : : Rs. 1,00,000 192

Honours/Distinctions

Doctors State Award was awarded to Dr. V.K. Chauhan, Head and Professor of Department of Medicine.

NETAJI SUBHASH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Major Activities

Increase in number of seats each of B.Tech. 20 Seats in Electronics & Communication Engg., Computer Engg. and Instrumentation & Control Engg. (Total increase 60 Seats). M. Tech. Part Time Courses has been started in three branches with 5 seats in each Branch (ECE-5 Seats, COE-5 Seats & ICE-5 Seats total 15 Seats) since 2005-06.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Bipin Duggal Sakshi Gupta Ashish Pant Abhinav Mahur Mayank Batra Tarun Maheshwari Varun Rai Bansal Course ECE ECE ECE COE COE COE ICE Position in the University I III III I II III I

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Shubhika Aneja Anil Kumar Richa Gupta Shobhit Mehra Somashree Ghosh Dastidar

ICE ICE MPA MPA MPA

II III I II III

Research Schemes

Title Technical Resource Centre under NCR-Programme of DST, GOE Sponsoring Organisation DST

Library Development

Total Budget Books added : : Rs. 27,17,860 1,215

P.G.D.A.V. COLLEGE

New Additions

Ms. Sonia Sabharwal Sh. Surender Singh Ms. Perveen Ms.Neetu Jain Sh. Chander Mohan Dr. Dilip Kr. Jha Commerce Commerce Commerce Statistics Economics Sanskrit Sh. Narain Sh. R. Kumar Dr. M.K. Jha Ms. Pinki Punia Dr. G.G. Sharma Sh. M.K. Bairva Commerce Commerce Statistics Political Sc. Sanskrit English

Seminars/Conferences attended

Diversifying Participation in Network: India's Universal Service Instruments, Paper presented at the International Network Meetings, Jakarta, 1 October 2005. Indian Telecommunication Sector: Issues and Challenges, Paper presented at the EU-India Cross-cultural Programme, NCAER, New Delhi. Participated in a Conference on Issues in Public Service Delivery: Role of Public Private Partnerships, Conference organised by IDEI, University of Toulouse, France. Dr. (Ms.) Meera Khare: Participated in Indian History Congress Annual Session at 536

Santiniketan, Vishvabharti University - Panel Speaker for the Panel on 'Akbar & His World'.

Student Sports

Mukesh Kumar, B.A. (Pass) I yr. 1st Place in Delhi State Athletics Meet (10,000 m) and Delhi University Cross Country Championship. Dharamveer B.A. (Pass) III yr. 1st Place in Delhi State Athletics Meet (10,000 m), Delhi University Inter-College (10,000 m), Delhi University Inter-College (5000 m) and Delhi University Cross Country Championship. Sunil Kumar B.A. (Pass) Ist yr. 1st Place in Delhi State Athletics Meet (400 m). Vineet Kumar and Vivakanand, Surender Kumar, Uttam Singh Bhist and Surender Kumar Yadav B.A. (P) Ist yr. 1st Place in Delhi University Cross-Country Championship. Sandeep Singh B. Com. (P) II yr. 1st Place in Delhi University Inter-College (Hammer). Ms. Savita Singh B.A. (Hons.) History II yr 1st Place in Delhi University Inter-College (Shot put). Om Veer - B.A. (Pass) III yr. 1st Place in Delhi University Inter-College Judo Championship and Delhi State Judo Championship. Praveen Tibatia - B.A. (P) I yr. 1st Place in Delhi University Power Lifting Championship. Mahavir - B.A. (Pass) I yr. 1st Place in Delhi State Power Lifting Championship. Nishant Verma B.Com. (Pass) II yr. 1st Place in Delhi University Inter-College Boxing Championship.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

UGC Special Grant : Rs. 10,000

Library Development

During the period the College Library purchased 1,295 Books costing Rs. 2,81,821. More than 69,647 books and 3,811 bounded periodicals are available in the Library.

Publications

Books Talwar, S.N. Radical Humanism: Political Philosophy of Roy, M.N., Revised. Aggarwal, M.: Bhasha, Sahitya & Sanskriti Aggarwal, M.: Hindi Ke Vyavharik Ayaam Aggarwal, M.: Prayojanmulak Hindi Verma, V.K.: Learning Hindi-English Dictionary (Illustrated) Published by Dreamland Publications, New Delhi.

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Verma, V.K.: Videsh Mein Hindi (Ed.) Published by I.C.C.R. Research Papers Kapoor, N.S. State Formation in Vidarbha: The Case of the Eastern Vakatakas. Khare, M. The Wine-cup in Mughal Court Cultural - From Hedonism to Kingship. Malik, P. 2005. Design of Electricity Markets in India, Margin, NCAER. Malik, P. Lessons from Regulation of the Indian Power Sector, in Kaushik, Basu, ed., Compendium to the Indian Economy, Oxford University Press. Malik, P. India's Universal Service in Telecoms: Policy and Regulatory Gaps, Bagla, B.S., Empowerment of Women through Gender Main - streaming Pahuja S.: 'Corporate Environment Reporting in India: Accountants' 'Perception'. Jha, M.K. 2006. Some New Series of Partially Balanced Residual Treatment Effects Designs: Communications in Statistics - Theory & Methods, 35. Jha, M.K. 2006. Balanced Residual Treatment Effects Designs of first & Second Order: Statistics & Probability Letters, 76, 597--600. Verma, V.K. Videsh Mein Hindi in the Quarterly Research Journal 'Chakravak'.

P.G.D.A.V. COLLEGE (EVE.)

Major Activities

A three-day 'PRATIBHA KHOJ' was organised in collaboration with the Cultural Society of the College. The various events in this Programme were Inter-College Debate, Antakshari, Drama, Poetry, Drawing/Painting and Western Dancing, etc.

New Additions

Ms. Geeta Ahuja Ms. Garima Gupta Sh. Ramesh Kumar Economics Commerce Commerce Sh. Parmod Sethi Ms. Palvinder Kaur Sh. Nagendra Sharma - Physical Ed. - Commerce - History

Seminars/Conferences attended

Sh. S.C. Saxena and Smt. Ruchria Pathak, Department of Commerce: Attended a Seminar at South Delhi Campus (Subject: Managing Funds in 21st Century). Dr. S.R. Raj, Department of Political Science: Attended a '3rd Global Labour Forum', Indian Society of Labour Economics, International Conference on Unemployment.

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Student Sports

Sh. Pritam Singh awarded Gold Medal in Delhi University Wrestling Championship.

Library Development

The Library has a total number of 43,945 Books. During the year under review 842 Books costing Rs. 1,42,851 were added to the stock.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

X Plan Grant Rs. 2,30,000 from U.G.C. for organising remedial language classes for students of weaker sections, equipment and library books.

Publications

Rani, A. 'Samkaleen Hindi Natakaon Mein Nari Chetna'. Gupta, G. 'Service Quality: An Empirical Investigation of Select Services'.

RAJDHANI COLLEGE

Major Activities

The mega event, which the College witnessed, was a 4-week long UGC sponsored Orientation Course organised by CPDHE, Delhi University, at Rajdhani College from 19 December 2005 -- 16 January 2006 under Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandit's and Dr. A.L. Khanna's Convenorship. The inaugural session of the Programme, Chaired by Dr. John Dayal, the Chairman of the Governing Body, Rajdhani College, was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest Prof. Shirin Rathore, Dean of Colleges, Delhi University and Dr. Prof. Gopa Bhardwaj, Director of C.P.D.H.E. More than 70 scholarly and thought provoking papers/talks were delivered on a wide range of topics such as: globalization and its impact on education, information technology, gender related issues, media and crime, human rights, understanding minority rights, multi-lingualism and multi-culturalism, etc.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

Mr. Rahul Saini, B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry II year received a Gold Medal in the Best Physique, Delhi University Inter-College Championship in 90 kg. Weight Category.

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

Awarded to the College: Development - Assistant during 10th Plan of Rs. 1,50,000. Integrated Biology Grant from Delhi University of Rs.1,00,000. Awarded to individual Teacher: Respond Project Grant awarded to Dr. S.K. Dhaka, Reader in the Department of Physics of Rs.4,07,000 from the Department of Space Project.

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Honours/Distinctions

Dr. Arvind Sinha, Reader in the Department of History has been Awarded the prestigious Teen Murti fellowship by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, for three years to work on Imperial Delhi Economy and Society. Dr. Sunil Sondhi was appointed as member of Advisory Committee Full Right Association, Washington DC, USA, and also the Honorary Director of Global, Civil Society Programme, Resource Network, Virginia, USA.

Seminars/Conference attended

Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandit, Principal: Made a visit to Hungary under Indo-Hungarian Educational Exchange Programmel, April--May 2005. Dr. J.N. Sinha: Attended the XXIInd International Congress of History of Science at Bejing in China in July 2005. Dr. Sunil Sondhi: Presented a paper on 'South Asia in International Relations' at International Studies Association Conference, San Diego, U.S.A. Dr. C.S. Lolita: Presented a paper 'Characterization of the solution sets of pseudo linear programmes and pseudo affine Variation in Equality Problems' at 8th International Symposium on Generalized Convexity and Monotonic, Varies, Italy in July 2005. Dr. Sanpete Srivastava: Presented a paper 'World View on Physics Education: Following on Change at an International Conference at Vigyan Bhawan. Dr. Y.S. Sharma, Reader, Department of Chemistry: Participated in 'National Seminar on Chemistry Industry Interface-2005' organised by A.R.S.D. College, Delhi University and in the 'National Seminar on Producing and Harnessing Bio-Diesel for Energy Applications' organised by R&D Centre, NTPC Limited, Delhi. Dr. G.C. Kasturi, Reader: Participated in a National (UGC-SAP Seminar) on Contemporary Issues in Investment Management and Corporate Finance' organised by the Deptt. of Financial Studies, Delhi University South Campus, 25 February 2006. Dr. O.P. Pahuja, Reader: Attended a One Day Seminar on Consumer Protection, Need of the Hour, organised by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India. Presented a paper 'Statistical Thermo-dynamics of Crystalline Polymers' in the 93rd Session of Indian Science Congress Association, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University. Dr. Rajender Kumar: Participated National Seminar on 'New Paradigm in HR 2005--2020' at Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, 24 September 2005. Centenary, Seminar series 'Seminar on ethics is good Business' at PHD House, New Delhi, 1 October 2005. 88th Annual Conference, organised by the Indian Economics Association, at School of Economics, Andhra University (A.P.) in December 2005. 540

Dr. Lalitha: Presented the paper 'Conjugate Duality in Set-Valued Optimization' in the 38th Annual Operational Research Society of India Convention, at Bangalore, Karnataka, December 2005. Dr. Anil Kalkal: Attended a National Seminar on Organization/Admn./Management of Tournaments/Championship and also presented a paper entitled 'Athletic Meet Management Software at LNIPE (Deemed Univ.) Gwalior, 2--3 March 2006.

Library Development

Books added Journals Subscribed : : 385 48

Publications

Journals and Books Kumar's, R. Article entitled `The Humanist Aspects of the Budget - 2005 was published in the Monthly Journal' the Radical Humanist of the Indian Renaissance Institute. Sinha's J.N. 2005. Research paper 'Congress and Conservation'. A Look at the NPC Reports appeared in the Indian yr. of History. Two of his Research Papers--Social History of Science and Technology in Bihar. Lalitha. 2005. Proximal proper efficiency in Set-Valued Optimization, Omega' in the International Jr. of Management Sciences, U.S.A., 'Proper Efficiency for Minimization with respect to Normal Cones' in the Bulletin of Australian Mathematical Society. Duality for Multiobjective Fractional Programming via. linearization and secularization approaches in opsearch, 'Vector Variations Inequalities with Cone-Pseudomonotone Bifunctions' in Optimization, on 'Vector Variational Inequality Problem in terms of Bifunctions' published in Australian Jr. of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. A note on 'Pseudolinearity in terms of Bifunctions' published in Asia Pacific Jr. of Operational Research and 'Boundedness of the Set of KKT Multipliers in Vector Optimization published in Jr. of Global Optimization. Sarma, R.D., (ed.) 'The Lecture Notes in Mathematics for Physical Sciences and Applied Sciences' one of his research paper was published in the Jr. of Fuzzy Mathematics, USA. Pahuja, O.P. 'Solid State Physics', New Delhi: Laxmi Publication. Srivastava, S. Co-authored an article in the Book 'Guided Waves Optics'. Dhaka's, 2005. Research paper entitled 'Convection - induced gravity waves observed by the Equatorial Atmosphere Reader in Indonesia' was published in Geophysical Research Letters, US. Nagpal, S. 2006. Contributed in the preparation of Handbook for 'I Year, B.Sc. Programme Laboratory Course' by authoring the Ist Unit' Introduction to Basic Electronic Components, Test and Measurement Instruments'. 'Study of CD Te Quantum Dots Grown Using a two step Annealing Method' was published in Phys. Scr.

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RAMJAS COLLEGE

Major Activities

The College has started a Centre for International Education where the College deals with many eminent foreign Universities for exchange of students and faculties.

New Additions

Dr.(Ms.) Ruchika Batra Ms. Iffat Jahan Dr. Mohinder Singh Mr. Shailesh Diwakar Mr. Vikas Kapoor Dr.(Ms.) Suruchi Dr.(Ms.) P. Dwivedi Mr. Hament Rajor Mr. Sunil Kumar Dr. N. Pushkarna Ms. Manju Gupta Sh. Surender Singh Sh. Alok Dash Sh. Pawan Kumar Mathematics Mathematics Pol. Sc. Pol. Sc. Pol. Sc. Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Physics Statistics Botany Commerce Commerce Economics Economics Ms. Nidhi Arora Dr.(Ms.) H. Kaur Mr. Tanvir Aeiziz Mr. Kumar Rahul Mr. R. Parihar Mrs. S. Rizvi Ms. S. Burgujar Dr. R. Kumar Mr. J. Ram Ms. R. Bahl Dr. Suresh Kumar Ms. Tanusri Jain Sh. Dhani Ram Sh. L.S. Kumawat Mathematics Zoology Pol. Sc. Pol. Sc. English Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Physics Statistics Botany Commerce Commerce Economics

Dr.(Ms.) Suman Sharma -

Appointment of faculty members to higher Posts/Assignments

Ms. Asmita Kabra to pursue the Research work towards Ph.D Degree at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, J.N.U., New Delhi. Dr. Deb Kusum Das, visited the faculty at the Faculty of Economics, Lahore University of Mangement Sciences (LUMS) Lahore (Pakistan) for research and teaching.

New Courses/Subjects Introduced

Peace & Conflict Resolution Human Rights Studies Communication and Self Development Women & Empowerment 542 India in the Era of Globalization Environmental Management and Law Gender: Analysis and Interrogation Indian Literatures-<amu Voices Within

Film Appreciation

Biotechnology-An Emergind Field

Bioformatics-Future of Biological Research Cert. courses Topics in Actuarial Sc. Self-Awarness for Success

Mathmatical Skills & Everyday Life Problems Psychological Assessment Forensic Science

Student Academic Distincations

Name Rupendra Kr. Jha Ankita Rashmi Ravi Salim Kr. Manashi Misra Anamika Bhattacharyya Course B.A.(H) Hindi B.Sc.(H) Maths. M.A. Karnataka Music M.A. Music M.A. Pol. Sc. M.Sc. Stats. Position in the University I III I I III III

RAM LAL ANAND COLLEGE

Major Activities

SPIC-MACAY Chapter of RLA: Under the 'Virasat 2005' Series, two award-winning classic films by Satyajit Ray Pather Panchali and Ghare Baire were screened on 7--8 November 2005. The first Alumni Meet of the College was held on 25 February 2006. Former students from India and abroad came in good numbers to share sweet memories of their College days. There were students from the 1964 batch who came to introduce their Alma Mater to their grandchildren.

Student Sports

Sandeep, B.A. (Hons.) History, 1st Year, Won the Gold Medal at the Inter-College Judo Championship. Ravi Ranjan, B.A. (Hons.) History, 2nd Year, Won the Gold Medal in the Half Marathon at the Inter-College Athletic Championship. Kulvinder, B.A. (P) 1st Year, Won the Gold Medal in Shotput at the Inter-College Athletic Championship.

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Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 3,25,125 1,066 60

New Addition

Mr. Gautam Chakrabarti English.

Seminars/Conferences held

National Seminar on 'Shaw and the 20th Century European Drama' (Jointly organised by Deptt. of English, Ram Lal Anand College, Day & Evening and Shaw's Corner, India Chapter), 9--10 November 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. D.K. Pabby, Principal, Ram Lal College: Participated in International Conference on Commonwealth Literature at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Chaired two Sessions and presented a Paper titled 'Diaspora Elements in Anita Desai's Zing Sag Way', 13--15 October 2005. Participated in XXIIth IACS International Conference, University of Madras, Chennai; Chaired two sessions and presented a paper titled 'Discontents of Multiculturalism in Canada and India', 27--29 January 2006. Mr. G. R. Tania, Reader, Department of English: Spoke on 'Joyce the Satirist' at the James Joyce Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland in August 2005. Spoke on 'Bodies, Cyber-Bodies and the Body Snatchers: Keats and the New Technologies' at the University of Salzburg, Austria in the Seminar entitled 'Fantastic Body Transformations in Literature and Film' in November 2005. Dr. Naira M. Chand, Reader, Department of English: Presented a paper 'Joys of Polygamy: Emecheta's New Woman in Kehinde' at the International Conference on Commonwealth Literature, IIT Roorkee, 13--15 October 2005. Participated in an International Seminar on Indo-African Relations: New Avenues at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, 7--8 April 2005. Participated in the International Conference on Landmarks on the American Scene: Then and Now organised by MELUS-India in collaboration with the Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Participated as a Translator in the three-day National Seminar-cum-Workshop on 'Translating Premchand -II' a UGC Sponsored Programme at the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2--4 March 2006. Dr. P.K. Mishra, Reader, Political Science: Presented a paper on 'Political Dynamics in South Asia and SAARC' at a National Seminar in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 29--30 September 2005. 544

Spoke on 'Sri Aurobindo's Contribution to Global Consciousness' at a National Seminar in Vallav Government College, Mandi (H.P.), 14--15 November 2005. National Seminar on Emerging India-China Relations: Perspectives and Challenges. He spoke on 'India-China and South Asia: An Overview', 2 December 2005. International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies in Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka. He spoke on 'Indo-Sri Lankan Relations: A Long View', 16--18 December 2005. National Seminar organised by Bikaner University. He spoke on 'Foreign Policy of NDA Government', 25--27 December 2005. National Seminar in MD University, Ajmer. He spoke on 'Problem of Implementation of Reservation for SCs and STs in Panchayati Raj Institutions', 21--22 January 2006. International Conference on Canadian Studies in Chennai, Madras University. He spoke on 'Canadian Perspective on Global Environment: Road from Rio,' 26--28 January 2006. Dr. Mishra: Invited to speak on 'Paradigm of Democratic Peace: A Critique' and to Chair a Session at an International Convention of International Studies Association to be held in San Diego, USA , 22--25 March 2006. Ms. Neelam Gulati, Reader, English: Participated in an International Conference Past the Post at Department of English, Delhi University, December 2005. Attended a National Seminar on 'National Identity in Literature', organised by Daulat Ram College, Delhi University. Ms. Alpana Neogy, Reader, English: Presented a paper 'Coping with Freedom in M.G. Vassanji's The In-Between World of Vikram Lall' at the International Seminar on 'Past the Post?' (New) Literatures in English in a Globalised World organised by the Department of English, Delhi University, 7--9 December 2005. International Conference on Canadian Studies in Chennai (Madras University,): Presented a paper, 'The Hyphenated Existence in M.G. Vassanji's The In-Between World of Vikram Lall,' 26--28 January 2006. Mr. G.N. Saibaba, Lecturer, English: Presented a paper 'Colonialist Nationalism in the Critical Practice of Indian Writing in English: A Critique' at an International Seminar on 'Past the Post?'(New) Literatures in English in a Globalised World oganised by the Department of English, Delhi University, 7--9 December 2005. Dr. Subhash Chowdhury, Reader, Commerce: Attended the Regional Conference of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India, 'Global Competition: Management Accountant's Approach', at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi, 14--15 October 2005. Attended a One-Day Seminar on 'Mapping India-Canada in Comparative Perspective at South Campus, Delhi University, 27 February 2006. Dr. V.P. Choudhary, Reader, Commerce: Participated in Erudition: Leveraging the Future for Corporate Renaissance organised by Department of Commerce at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi, 26--27 October 2005. 545

Ms. Vandana Gandotra, Computer Science: Attended a two-day National Conference on 'Women, Science and Society' at Academic Research Centre, Delhi University, 9--10 March 2006. Dr. Sudha Chaudhry, Reader, Dr. Kusum Rani Gupta, Sr. Lecturer and Dr. Prerna Diwan, Lecturer, Microbiology: Attended an International Conference on Microbial Diversity at Delhi University, South Campus, 16--18 April 2005.

Publications

Pabby, D.K. 2006. 'Satendra Nandan's Requiem for a Rainbow: A Critical Study' in DiasporaThe Australian Experience. Edited by Cynthia Vanden Driesen and Ralph Crane. New Delhi: Prestige Books, p. 213-9. Neerja M. Chand. 2005. Beyond Feminism: Gender Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. New Delhi: Books Plus. Dhawan R.K. and Pabby D.K. 2005. 'Womanism and Afro Canadian Poetry' in Multiculturalism: Canada and India. New Delhi: Prestige Books. Mishra, P.K. 2005. 'Changing Security Paradigm in India: The UPA Phase' in Challenges to India's Foreign Policy in the New Era' edited by Annapurna Nautiyal, Gyan, Delhi, 2006; 'Quest for Empowerment of First Nation People in Canada', Asia Pacific Panorama. Vol. 4. (1), Delhi, June 2005; co-authored 'Gandhian paradigm of Peace and Global Governance', Asia Pacific Panorama, Vol. 4, (2), Delhi. Gupta, R.K. Sanseverino, J., Gupta, R.K., Layton, A.C., Patterson, S.S., Ripp, S.A., Saidak, L., Simpson, M.L., Shultz, T.W. and Sayler, G.S. 2005. 'Use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae BLYES expressing bacterial bioluminescence for rapid, sensitive detection of estrogenic compounds.' Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71(8): 4455--60. Patterson, S.S., Dionisi, H.M., Gupta, R.K. and Sayler, G.S. 2005. 'Codon Optimization of Bacterial Luciferase (lux) for Expression in Mammalian Cells.' J. Ind. Microbiol Biotechnol. 32(3):115--23. Rishikalp, N. Three books for the B.A. Programme 1st Year from Raj Kamal Prakashan. Gulati, N. 2005. 'Sri Aurobindo as an Educationist' in the Quarterly Journal Call Beyond, Vol. 30 (2), Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Neogy, A. 2005. 'Rewriting History in Githa Hariharan's In Times of Siege' in Re-Markings, Vol. 4 (2), pp. 37--46. Gupta, S. Kavya Nidhi and Gadhya Nidhi from the Department of Hindi, Delhi University. These books are prescribed for the B.A. Programme 1st Year. Gupta, V., Tabiin, T.M., Chandrasekaran, A., Anwar, A., Yang, K., Chkhlikar, P., Salmon, J., Brusic, V., Marques, E.T.A., Kellatur, S.N. and August J.T. 2005. 'SARS cornavirus nucleocapsid immunodominant T-cell epitopre Cluster is common to both exogenous recombinant and endogenous DNA-encoded immunogens.' Virology. 546

RAM LAL ANAND COLLEGE (EVENING)

New Additions

Shri Vinay Kumar Shri H.S. Wankhede Commerce Political Science Mrs. Monica Aggarwal Shri R. Kumar Commerce Computer Sc.

Student Sports and extra-curricular Activities

The College Boxing Team this year shared top honors with Kirori Mal College in the InterCollege Boxing Championship. Virender Kumar and Ram Avtar won 1st place in 48 and 69 Weight Category respectively.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. Arvind Chowdhary, English: Presented a paper on 'Myth, Legend and Symbol in A.K. Ramnujam's Poetry' at the International Conference on Commonwealth Literature at IIT, Roorkee. Presented a paper on 'Myth as Technique in Modern Indian Poetry in English' at the International Seminar, 'Past the Post' organised by Department of English, Delhi University. Shri D.P. Gupta and Dr. G.C. Sharma, Commerce: Participated in All India Seminar on 'Contemporary Issues in Investment Management and Corporate Finance' organised by the Department of Financial Studies, UDSC in February 2006. Dr. V.K. Sharma, English: Presented papers at three International Conferences at IIT, Roorkee International Conference on Commonwealth Literature, 13--15 October 2005. International Conference on Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US and Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World (MELUS and MELOW) at the Inter-University Centre for American Studies (formerly ASRC), 5--7 January 2006. International IACS Conference, University of Madras, Chennai, 14--16 February 2006. Part of the Organising Team of the Africa-Asia Literary Conference, 'Continents of Creation: Legacy, Identity, Assertion' at the Neeran Fort, Neemrana, organised by ICCR, New Delhi, 14--17 February 2006. Presented Paper in a National Seminar on Environment and Canada at Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Delhi University, on 'Ecofeminism and Canadian Literature', 16 March 2006. Dr. R.P. Gautam: Presented a research paper in a UGC Seminar on 'Media': The Changing 547

Scenario' held at Govt. P.G. College, Karnal. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Reader in History: Attended Indian History Congress held at Shanti Niketan, West Bengal and presented a paper - Agrarian Movements in Post Independence Bihar: A Case Study of Purnea.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 2.5 lakh 850 42

Publications

Books Deb, Surajit. 2005. Terms of Trade and Supply Response of Indian Agriculture: Analysis in Co-integration Framework: Indian Economic Review 40: 1. Singh, S.K. and Singh, J.K. 2005. Business Mathematics Second Revised Edition, Brijwasi, Delhi.

RAJKUMARI AMRIT KAUR COLLEGE OF NURSING

Major Activities

In addition to conduct of B. Sc. and Master of Nursing Programmes, the College administered and provided services to the general public through its Rural Field Teaching Centre at Chhawla Village and Child Guidance Centre at the College.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Ms. Bridgit Philip Ms. Mamta Verma Ms. Sushmita Dey Ms. Rohini Sharma Course Master of Nursing Master of Nursing B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing Position in the University I II I II

Special Grants/Assistance/Projects

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has proposed to upgrade 548

this College as an autonomous Institute and also sanctioned approximately Rs. 23.42 crore for its expansion and creation of 27 new posts for Nursing faculty, Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Senior Tutor and Clinical Instructors.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 700,000 460 45 (foreign-38 and Indian-7 Journals)

New Additions

Mrs. Shailaja Singh Psychology Dr. (Miss) R. Sivakami Nutritionist

Honours/Distinctions

Awarded WHO Fellowship in HIV AIDS and Home Care and ART at Thailand to Mrs. Harinderjeet Goyal, Senior Lecturer.

SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE

New Additions

Dr. Narendra Gaur Dr. B. Rupini Mr. S. Krishna Kumar Phy. Edu. Chemistry Economics Economics Dr. Sharda Jaspal Dr. Jai Vinod Kumar Mr. D.B. Reddy Mr. Narender Kumar Chemistry Hindi Economics Physics

Ms. Suchismita Banerjee-

Appointment of faculty member to higher Posts/Assignments

Dr. B. Biswal, Reader in Physics has been appointed Guest Scientist at Institute for Computer Application-I, Stuttgart University, Germany.

New Course Introduced

B.Sc.(Hons.) Biological Science.

Seminars/Conferences held

The Department of Biochemistry organised National Workshop in Bio-informatics & Computational Biology, sponsored by UGC, 18--22 April 2005.

Seminars/Conferences attended

Dr. R.K. Pal and Mr. Agam Kumar Jha: Participated International Conference on Physics 549

Education at Delhi, 21--26 August 2005. Mr. Agam Kumar Jha: Attended International Workshop on Large Scale Computing (IWLSC) at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) at Kolkata, 8--10 February 2006. Dr. J. Lalita: Attended International Conference on Physics Education and published paper 'An Investigation of Students Concepts in Basic Electric Circuits', 2005. Dr. Roopali Sircar Gaur: Presented a paper 'Good Fences do not make Good Neighbours: Extending Education to the Neighbourhood' in International Conference on 'Childrens Youth and their Education in Globalising India' at Varanasi, 22--24 December 2005. Dr. Indrani Sen: Presented a paper on 'Cruel Oriental Despots'. Representations in Colonial Fiction, 1858-1900 an International Conference on Princely India at the University Southampton, U.K., 8--10 July 2005. Dr. Meenakshi Bharat: Presented a paper 'Australian Universities Language and Literature Association Congress' at Cains, July 2005. Mr. Manish Sharma: Presented a paper 'Idea & Logos: T.S. Ehot in Nidhi Tiwari (ed.) New Critical Perspectives on Ehot an International Seminar Gandhi & Grant organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr. Sarvesh Kumar and Mr. S. Venkata Kumar: Attended International Confernce on 'Globalization and its impact on Developing Economics' organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Research, New Delhi. Dr. Abhijit Kundu: Attended International Seminar on 'Towards a Sociology of South Asia' at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Presented a paper 'The Public and Private Social Exclusion and Disability on Indian Society' in a National Seminar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, 3--4 March 2006. Ms. Nabanipa Bhattacharjee: Presented a paper an International Seminar on 'Sociology of South Asia', 27--28 January 2006. Dr. N. Latha: Attended 8th National Symposium on Biochemical Engg. & Biotechnology (Bio-Horizon 2006) organised by Biochemical Engineers & Technologists Association, 10-11 March 2006. Dr. Kalyani Krishna: Participated a National Conference 'People's Education Congress' at Allahabad, 2006. Dr. Satyabrata Das: Presented a paper 'Tears of (mis) reading: Responding to Eidegger Strate Debate' in a Seminar on Tradition and History of Philosophy, 20 January 2006. Dr. Biswamoy Pati: Presented a paper 'Colonialism and the Making of a Social Structure in Orissa' and National Seminar `Understanding Agrarian Change in India: Theory and Method' at Hyderabad University, 2--3 March 2006. Mr. Swaran Singh: Attended a National Symposium on Partial Differential Equations and Scientific Computations at IIT, Kanpur, 19--21 November 2005. 550

Dr. M.V.R. Prasada Rao: Presented a paper 'Eigen Values of Matrix using solutions of Linear Equations Generated using the Matrix Elements' on VIII Annual Confernece of Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications at Amaravati, 28 November 2005.

Student Academic Distinctions

Name Diksha Jha Neha Bahl Science Meritorious Awards Manas B. Jayaram, B.Sc.(H) Phy. I yr., Vivek Gahlot, B.Sc.(H) Phy. I yr., Mritunjay Abhishek B.Sc.(H) Phy. I yr., Shruti Kadapa, B.Sc.(H) Phy. I yr., Anjali Sharma, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Nisha Sharma, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Shilpa Chopra, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Mansi Bedi, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Manish Sehrawat, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Gangandeep Kaur, B.Sc.(H) Chem. I yr., Jyoti Yadav, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Saumya Sharan, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Samita Rani Panda, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Anup, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Aastha Gupta, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Deepti Jha, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Avishek Chakrobarty, B.Sc.(H) Zoology I yr., Sumit Kumar Agarwal, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Ami Choubey, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Jyotsna Nagpal, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Sandhya Soman, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Jyoti Devi, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Devanand Yadav, B.Sc.(H) Botany I yr., Juhi Kulshrestha, B.Sc.(H) Phy.II yr., Esha Sengupta, B.Sc.(H) Phy.II yr.,Yamini Jangir, B.Sc.(H) Phy.II yr., Yasir Iqbal, B.Sc.(H) Phy.II yr., Vini Gautam, B.Sc.(H) Phy.II yr., Babeeta Kumari, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr.,Shipra Chopra, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr.,Bharti Powal, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr.,Chetan Soni, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr., Aahana Nibedita Ganguly, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr., Ajay Jha, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr., Neha Bhagat, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr., Amulya Chevuturi, B.Sc.(H) Chem. II yr., Sneha Balakrishnan, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr., Pallavi Pant, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr.,Sumedha Malviya, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr., Swagata Dey, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr.,Ruchi Soni, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr., Neha Jain, B.Sc.(H) Botany II yr., Madhvi Bhardwaj, B.Sc.(H) Phy. II yr., Lucky Keswani, B.Sc.(H) Phy. II yr., Arijit Mitra, B.Sc.(H) Phy. II yr., Nitya Jain, B.Sc.(H) Phy. II yr., Ruchika Juneja, B.Sc.(H) Phy. II yr., Arun Saxena, B.Sc.(H) Phy. III yr., Pallavi Verma, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Saurabh Jain, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Anyuna Padhi, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Gondbole Vikram Anil , B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Ankita Chaudhary, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Shilpa Ahuja, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Priyanka Kalra, B.Sc.(H) Chem. III yr., Chandni Singh, B.Sc.(H) Botany III yr., Saraswati Nayar, B.Sc.(H) Botany III yr., Mita Broca, B.Sc.(H) Botany III yr., Abha Sethi, B.Sc.(H) Botany III yr. Course B.A.(Hons.) Pol. Sc. B.Sc.(H) Biochemistry Position in the University I I

Student Sports

Out of six players from Asia, Tania Sachdev qualified for Women's World Championship. Himmat Singh Rai represented India and secured 1st position in Japan Open Golf Tournament. He also secured 1st position in All India Amateur Golf Championship. Jitender Tokas won 31 Gold Medals at the National, State, Inter-College and other open

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Swimming Competitions. Gaurav Khurana won Gold Medal in Sports Pistol 25 metres in UP State Open Shooting Championship. Mr. Shubhankar Sharma and Ms. Sharon received the Best Athletes, Medal in Men and Women categories respectively.

Research Schemes

Title Inhibitory Studies of Trifluoperazine (TFP), a Calmdulin Antagonist in Mycobacteria. Cloning Expression and Characterization of Calmodulin Like Protein in Mycobacteria. Biodiversity of AMF in the Medicinal Plants in Wild Habitation in the reserved Forests of Kaithal (Haryana) and Aravali Range in District Gurgaon, the inoculation of the Medicinal Plants and the Comparative Photochemical Studies. Principal Investigator Dr. Hemalatha Reddy Sponsoring Organisation DRDO

Dr. Hemalatha Reddy

DBT

Dr. Y.K. Bhoon

National Medicinal Plants Board, GOI.

Publications

Kuhar, Meenakshi, published a research paper entitled `Role of Mitochondria in Quercetin enhanced Chemotherapeutic response in human Non-Small Cell LUNG Carcinoma H-520 Cells' in the International Journal Anti-Cancer Research (Volume; 26; Issue 2). Latha, N., published a review article 'A binding affinity based computational pathway for active site directed lead design : Some promises & perspectives' in Drug Design Reviews Online, 2005, 2 145-155. Roy, Ranjana, Department of Botany, has been awarded DBT-Post Doctoral Fellowship through Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and she published two research papers 'Promoterless gus gene shows leaky b-glucuronidase activity during transformation of to mator cultivar "pusa ruby" with bspA gene for drought tolerance and Transformation of to mator cultivar "Pusa Ruby" with bspA gene from Populus tremula for drought tolerance'. Saratchandran, K., Reader in Zoology, worked as a member of the team for the development review and editing of the class XI biology book to be brought out by NCERT, New Delhi. Das, Satyabrata, Department of English, published articles 'The Experience of the Limit: 552

Nietzshe's Abyssal Experience of the Eternal Return' published in book 'Nietzsche: philologist, philosopher and Cultural Critique pp.75-90. 'Tragic Responsibility and the Limit of knowledge' in a book 'Post Structuralism and Critical Theory' pp.47-60 and 'Language and Death: An Essay on Finitude' will appear soon in an edited book. Gupta, Purnima, Department of Mathematics, published two research papers - 'On point set domination in Graphs II minimum PSD-sets' and 'Point set Dominations in Graphs, VII some reflections' in an International Journal of Graphs & Combinatorics and proceedings of the National Seminar on Recent Trends in Mathematics and its Applications respectively. Vivekananthan, S., Department of Tamil, published 8 research papers in various Seminar proceedings in Tamilnadu. Joshi, Vandana, Department of History: Attended NCERT Workshops during September to December, 2005 to discuss the draft chapter for Class IX School Text Book `India and the World'.

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH COLLEGE

Honours/Distinctions

P.G. Arul: Awarded Ph.D. by Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. Tapan Biswas, and Poonam Sharma: Awarded Ph.D. by the Delhi University.

Library Development

Total Budget Books added Journals Subscribed : : : Rs. 2,60,000 1,200 62

New Additions

Mr. Amit Kumar Singh Ms. Sonika Sharma Ms. Shalini Gupta Mr. Sivasankaran Mr. Manjesh Kumar Mr. Dinamani Bhim Mr. K.B. Vieo Pou Ms. Neeta Singh Commerce Commerce Commerce Commerce Political Sc. Political Sc. English English Dr. Shivani Arora Ms. Meera Mehta Ms. Shikha Gupta Ms. V. Dahiya Mr. P.K. Jha Ms. Sangeeta Ms. N. Mukherjee Commerce Commerce Commerce Commerce Political Sc. Political Sc. English

Seminars/Conferences attended

Mr. Abdul Salam and Mr. I.C. Dhing