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Registrar, AU
  • The Basant Panchami holiday, earlier scheduled in the holiday list, on Wednesday 29.01.2020 will now be observed on Thursday 30.01.2020. Hence the University and Constituent Colleges shall remain closed on 30.01.2020 in lieu of 29.01.2020.
  • Hon’ble Vice Chancellor has been pleased to continue Prof. Rakesh Khanna, Department of Law, University of Allahabad as Chairman, Legal Cell, University of Allahabad and Mr. Peeyush Kumar; Law officer will assist Chairman, Legal Cell.
  • As per direction of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. H.K. Sharma, Department of Political Science, University of Allahabad will be the Professor –in- charge, of the University Guest House, in Place of Prof. R.S. Singh, Department of commerce & Business Administration and Prof. V.K. Rai, Department of Political Science, in addition to his own duties with immediate effect till further order.
 
Head, Department of English, AU
As per the instruction of the Head of Department, students of French I st –II nd year (Certificate of proficiency and Diploma) are required to be present in the department at 11am on 31st January 2020. French class will begin 31st January 2020 onwards.
 
Coordinator, Centre of Biotechnology, AU
किसानों के लिए मशरूम उत्पादन प्रशिक्षण
दिनांक 28 जनवरी को इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के बायोटेक्नोलोजी विभाग में विभागाध्यक्ष प्रो. एम्. पी. सिंह द्वारा किसानों के लिए मशरूम उत्पादन प्रशिक्षण हेतु कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया गया. इस कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति प्रो. आर.आर. तिवारी ने किया. विज्ञान संकाय के संकायाध्यक्ष एवं आई.आई.डी.एस. के निदेशक प्रो. शेखर श्रीवास्तव एवं बयोवेद शोध संस्थान के निदेशक डॉ. बी.के. द्विवेदी कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि थे.  कार्यक्रम के  शुरुआत में प्रो. एम्. पी. सिंह ने कुलपति, अतिथियों, बायोटेक्नोलोजी विभाग के सहयोगी प्रो. शान्तिसुन्दरम, डॉ. अवध बिहारी यादव  एवं एवं दूर दराज से आये किसानों का  स्वागत किया.
कार्यक्रम अध्यक्षता कर रहे कुलपति प्रो. तिवारी ने ‘लेब तो लैंड’ कार्यक्रम के लिए बायोटेक्नोलोजी विभाग एवं विभागाध्यक्ष प्रो. एम्. पी. सिंह को बधाई दी तथा उन्होंने कहा की इस तरह के कार्यक्रम दर्शाता है कि विश्वविद्यालय शिक्षण, शोध के आलावा आम आदमी से सरोकार रखता है.
रंगीन छायाचित्र के माध्यम से प्रो. एम्. पी. सिंह सभी को मशरूम की रंगीन दुनिया में ले गए एवं विस्तार से जानकारी दिए. उन्होंने कहा मशरूम कुकुरमुत्ता, खुम्ब, छत्राकम, छत्रम आदि नामों से जाना जाता है. इसमें प्रोटीन की मात्रा सोयाबीन एवं अंडे के बराबर है तथा विटामिन एवं मिनरल्स प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. उन्होंने कहा किसान मशरूम की खेती कर अपनी आमदनी बढ़ाकर आर्थिक स्थिति सुदृढ़ कर सकता है तथा कुपोषण एवं गरीबी से निजात पा सकता है.
प्रो. एम्. पी. सिंह के शोध छात्र एवं छात्राएं विवेक चतुर्वेदी, अपराजिता तिवारी, सुशील दुबे, दिव्या मिश्रा, निधि सिंह, प्रियंका यादवएवं सच्चिदानंद राय ने कार्यक्रम में आये साठ  से ज्यादा किसानों को मशरूम उत्पादन का प्रशिक्षण दिया.
Mushroom cultivation training for farmers
On 28th January Mushroom Production Training workshop for farmers was organized in the Centre of Biotechnology by Prof. M.P. Singh, Coordinator, Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad. Prof. R.R. Tiwari, Vice-Chancellor, presided the programme and Prof. Shekhar Srivastava , Dean, faculty of Sciences and Director, IIDS and Dr. B.K. dwivedi were Guest of honor. In the beginning of the training programme Prof. M.P. Singh welcomed all. This was followed by address of Prof. R.R. Tiwari, Vice-Chancellor who congratulated the organizer for ‘Lab to Land’ programme and said that he hopes that this will be of immense use farmers. Prof. Shekhar Srivastava and Dr. B.K. Dwivedi also addressed the farmers.
Prof. M.P. Singh described the different types of mushroom ranging from edible mushrooms to medicinal and poisonous mushrooms through power point presentation. He said that there are about more than 2000 types of edible mushroom found all over the world of which button and oyster mushroom are most popular. The protein content in mushroom is at par with egg and soya bean hence, mushroom can act as an effective weapon against malnutrition.  Mushroom cultivation can increase the income of farmers, provide employment to women and unemployed youth.
The research scholars of Prof. M.P. Singh, Vivek Chaturvedi, Aprajita Tiwari, Sushil Dubey, Priyanka Dubey, Divya Mishra and Nidhi Singh provided ‘hands on training to cultivate mushroom’ to more than two dozen participating farmers.
 
Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad
Public lecture on “Gender and Development Theoretical Debates”
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 19th Public Lecture on “Gender and Development: Theoretical Debates” by Prof. Shweta Prasad”, Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, on 28th January, 2020. The session was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head of department of Sociology. Dr. Muneer Illath introduced the guest and gave a brief overview of the department. 

Prof. Shweta Prasad spoke at length about gender and development through its historical trajectories and ideological contestations. She deliberated on theoretical aspects of development which is shifted from women in development to women and Development and finally to gender and development. Drawing on recent theoretical perspectives she spoke about the challenges of gender of gender equality in the globalised era.  Prof. Shweta also discussed about the promises and challenges of Marxist and Socialist feminism in Indian context. She also shared her field work experiences about gender and development

Certificates were distributed to the students who participated in the Baseline Survey of Election Commission of India carried out by the department. The public lecture was attended by guest faculties, research scholars and post-graduate students of Sociology in large numbers. Priya Singh, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, offered formal vote of thanks.
 
 
Coordinator, 126th Orientation course,  UGC-HRDC, University of Allahabad
In pursuance of quality training and proving as a distinguished centre for motivating teachers towards the academic frontiers in higher education, UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Allahabad on the eve of ‘Inaugural session’, successfully inaugurated its 126th Orientation Course on 28th January, 2020. The occasion was graced by the valuable presence of chief guest of the event Prof. M.P. Dubey, Hon’ble Ex-Vice Chancellor, U.P. Rajarshri Tandon Open University, Prayagraj; Guest of honor Prof. S.I Rizvi, Dean, Research & Development, UoA; Prof. Ashish Saxena, Coordinator of the 126rd Orientation Course, Human Resource Development Centre, UoA.

In all around 40 participants across the disciplines covering various Universities/Colleges of the country actively attended the inaugural session. At the outset, Prof. Ashish Saxena, Coordinator and Head, Dept. of Sociology conducted the programme and welcomed the dignitaries with the floral bouquet and followed by the outline of the said course. He shared the experiences in running the academic event and the diversity of resource persons with rigorous interdisciplinary framework. He also briefed about the overall outline of the 21 days academic event. He highlighted the sincerity and inter-disciplinarity of the orientation course. At this juncture, chief guest of the event, Prof. M.P. Dubey, Hon’ble Ex-Vice Chancellor, spoke on the relevance of orientation and debated the landmark interventions in the field of higher education. He discussed the responsibility of transferring the wisdom and also learning various skills during the orientation, especially academic, ethical, social, personality and others. At the end, he emphasized upon the relevance of Environmental issues and challenges especially Stewardship, Utilitarian and Value within attribute towards higher learning. To him teachers are the brand equity to attract the stakeholders to the institutions. Prof. S.I. Rizvi, Dean R&D spoke at length on the scientific intervention and the application of knowledge. He identified the new challenges in the higher education and the responsibility of teachers as transformers of society. The event was followed by the formal introduction by the participants. The Inaugural session was conducted and ended with formal vote of thanks by Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty in Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad. The event was duly supported by the efficient staff of UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Allahabad.