AMU Digest October 2009

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AMUDigest contains excerpts from AMUNews and useful articles for AMU Students and Alumni. / 10 Facts About Sir Syed, Every Alig Should Know / 59th Annual Convocation of AMU, A.R. Rahman An AMU Degree Holder Now / Khushboo Mirza: The Girl Behind Glorious Voyage of Chandrayaan-1

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AMU Digest October 2009

  1. 1. 10 Facts About Sir Syed, Every Alig Should Know Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmad "The AMU Will Now Spread To Father Of Indian Dentistry" Educate, 5 New Campuses Was An AMU Alumnus Rapid Fire News ZHCET among TOP 5 in GOOGLE’s Challenge Khushboo Mirza: The Girl Dr. Nadeen A. Ansari Behind Glorious Voyage of Presented Paper on Novel Chandrayaan-1 Diagnostic Biomarkers Of Diabetes in Turkey
  2. 2. From The Editor's Desk Dear Friends, Assalamoalaikum, I am highly thankful to all of you for supporting AMU News and Views at www.amunewsandviews.com. In order to give the best to all of you, this magazine AMU DIGEST came into being. On publication this very first edition, it is a matter of extreme joy to get connected to Aligs in a yet more wonderful way. Dr. Hamid Raihan Soon other relevant topics will be added. We are open to all the suggestions and contribution of articles from all Aligs. In the pipeline we have planned to touch diverse and useful fields. Some are tech related articles, food, health and student welfare etc. If you wish you can send article in any desired field. We welcome your tips suggestions. Kindly write to us at amunewsandviews@gmail.com with subject line as AMU DIGEST.
  3. 3. Table of Contents From The Editor's Desk..........................................................................................................................................2 10 Facts About Sir Syed, Every Alig Should Know.................................................................................................3 59th Annual Convocation of AMU, A.R. Rahman An AMU Degree Holder Now......................................................3 Khushboo Mirza: The Girl Behind Glorious Voyage of Chandrayaan-1..................................................................4 JNMC To Enjoy Institute Status , Just Like AIIMS...................................................................................................4 AMU Will Now Spread To Educate .........................................................................................................................5 Rapid Fire News.....................................................................................................................................................5 Prof. Akhtar Haseeb Awarded With “VIGYAN GAURAV” .......................................................................................5 Tanveer Azam conferred upon "Young Scientist Award-2009"................................................................................6 ZHCET among TOP 5 in GOOGLE’s Challenge.....................................................................................................6 Feel The Zeal of JNMC...........................................................................................................................................6 Dr. Nadeen A. Ansari Presented Paper on Novel Diagnostic Biomarkers Of Diabetes in Turkey............................7 7 Reasons That Make Aligs An Unbeatable Blogger..............................................................................................8 3 Indispensable Tools To Make Research Work On Web, A Breeze.......................................................................9 List Of Institutions Providing Scholarships ...........................................................................................................10 Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmad "The Father Of Indian Dentistry" Was An AMU Alumnus ....................................................11
  4. 4. 3 for the mutiny. 10 Facts About Sir Syed, Every Alig Should Know 6. Sir Syed instituted “The Muhammadan Educational Conference” in 1886, which held annual meetings in various Indian cities. 7. In 1878, he was nominated as a member of the Vice Regal Legislative Council 8. in 1888, he was knighted as the Knight Commander of the Star of India Sir Syed Ahmad Khan 1. Sir Syed built Gulshan 9. In 1889, he received an School in Moradabad about 16 honorary LLD degree from the years before building Muslim University of Edinburgh. Anglo Oriental College. 10. Sir Syed was born on 2. The First job of Sir Syed October 17, 1817 in Delhi. was as a Munsif in a court of East India Company. 59th Annual Convocation 3. After his return from of AMU, A.R. Rahman An England in 1870 he started a AMU Degree Holder Now magazine named “Tahdhib-al- The music maestro A.R.Rahman Akhlaq” subtitled The Muslim and Urdu Professor Gopichand Reformer. Narang, were conferred Honorary 4. The phrase “Scientific Doctorate degrees at the 59th temper” was first used and annual convocation of AMU coined by Sir Syed. Aligarh. 5. Sir Syed wrote Asbab-e- The Convocation was addressed by baghawat-e-Hind (Causes of Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Governor Indian Revolt), which of West Bengal as a Chief Guest. highlighted the policies of A total of 2725 Bachelor degrees, British government, responsible AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  5. 5. 4 1490 Masters degrees, 291 Ph. D. over the Convocation. degrees were awarded. JNMC To Enjoy Institute Status , Just Like AIIMS Prachi Mendiratta (MBBS) created JNMC has already an established a record by claiming 14 Gold reputation in the filed of medicine medals. and surgery, not only in India but in the entire Asian region. Its a Justice A.M. Ahmadi, former Chief welcome step by the Government Justice of India, Chancellor, to upgrade the facilities of this Aligarh Muslim University, presided college to the level of AIIMS. It is Khushboo Mirza: The Girl Behind Glorious Voyage of Chandrayaan-1 Chandrayaan -1, the recently launched satellite from India had a special connection with AMU and Amroha. Khushboo Mirza was one of the members in the 12 member team chosen for launching Chandrayaan-1. Khushbu Mirza completed her B. Tech (Electronics) from Aligarh Muslim University. She joined the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after completing her studies. She belongs to Amroha , a small town in U.P. It is a great achievement indeed. Its a matter of pride for AMU as well as Amroha, Girls as well as boys of the country. AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  6. 6. 5 estimated that 150 crores would highest award of UPCST is given be required for this task. for his outstanding contribution in the field of research in Science The up-gradation being sanctioned and Technology. under the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna. AMU Will Now Spread To Rapid Fire News Educate • Academic Staff College of 5 More cities Bhopal, Pune, AMU rated third best in Calicut, Katihar and Murshidabad India are honoured by getting an AMU • AMU Roboclub launches site Campus under expansion plans. for guidance for admission The 11th 5-Year Plan will allocate to M Tech- 2009 at http:// funds worth 4,000 crores for the 5 mtech.amuroboclub.com new campuses of Aligarh Muslim University. Just like its parent • Maulana Azad Library gets campus , all the other 5 campus Digital Resource Centre, will also run schools. Only 3 Closed Circuit TV and universities in India, AMU, JMI and Campus Wide Online BHU are permitted to run schools. Catalogue on 16th March 2009 Prof. Akhtar Haseeb http://www.malibrary.com Awarded With “VIGYAN / GAURAV” • Prof. M. Zuber Khan DSW and Dr. Mohammad Shakil NEWS Prof. Akhtar Haseeb, Chairman Department of Plant Protection, Samadani will look after Faculty of Agricultural Sciences students' welfare and has been awarded prestigious, educational coordination "VIGYAN GAURAV" award by respectively. Council of Science and Technology, • Dr. Mohammad Hayat of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, on Zoology Department has 21-02-2009 in Lucknow. The award been selected for the carries Rs one lakh rupees. This distinguished Taxonomist AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  7. 7. 6 Tanveer Azam conferred ZHCET among TOP 5 in upon "Young Scientist GOOGLE’s Challenge Award-2009" Mr. Tanweer Azam, Research Scholar, Section of Plant Pathology and Nematology, Department of Botany, A.M.U., Aligarh has been conferred upon the prestigious "Young Scientist Award-2009" by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad. The Award was conferred in the concluding Google's "Got the 'Aptitude session of "11th Indian Agricultural Challenge" was humbled by the Scientists and Farmers' Congress students of ZHCET, AMU Aligarh. It 2009", held at Iswar Saran Degree ranked 5 after beating all the IIT College, University of Allahabad. and NIT colleges. XLRI Jamshedpur Mr. Tanweer Azam completed his was rank 1 among 100 top ranked post graduation, in the year (2004) colleges. Abdullah Azhar Ali Khan - Botany form Department of Electronics 3rd Year, Afaq Khan - Botany, A.M.U., Aligarh. Presently Computers 3rd Year, Khursheed he has been working as "Research Alam Khan - Electronics 4th Year, Assistant" in a project on Junaid Ansari -Computers 3rd Year, "Phytoremediation" funded by Sarfraz Alam Khan - Computers Council of Science and Technology, 2nd Year constituted the powerful Lucknow, (U.P.), under the team of ZHCET. NEWS supervision of Dr. Hisamuddin, Principal Investigator of the Feel The Zeal of JNMC project as well as Assistant The annual college week of Director of Coaching and Guidance Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Center (CGC), Aligarh Muslim Aligarh Muslim University, ZEAL University, Aligarh. 09, was inaugurated by Dr. Farhatullah Khan, Chief Guest. On this occasion Dr. Farhatullah AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  8. 8. 7 Award by the Professor T.C. Narendran Trust for Animal Taxonomy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to taxonomy. • Parvin Shere's "KIRCHIAN"("FRAGMENTS") Awarded Best Book By Adabi Culture Of Varanasi Prof. Farahatullah Khan addressing • Professor Hamid Ali of the ZEAL 09 organized at JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University AMU Aligarh (AMU) has been nominated encouraged the students to take for the first Zayed Future part in extra curricular activities Energy Prize (ZFEP). Hamid and emphasized the need for Ali of Petroleum Studies multi-dimensional personality in Department at AMU is the today's scenario. Dean Prof. Abu first person to be Qamar Siddiqui also graced the nominated for the award occasion and complimented named after UAE's founding medical college society for father, the late Shaikh organizing such a grand program. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Principal Prof. Ashraf Malik said that such activities should become Dr. Nadeen A. Ansari regular in college and promised Presented Paper on Novel full cooperation from his side. He informed the gathering about the Diagnostic Biomarkers Of NEWS achievements of college. The Diabetes in Turkey eminent personalities present Dr. Nadeem A. Ansari, Department were Prof. Aijaz Naqvi, Prof. Abida of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Malik, Prof. Shaista Vasenwala, Medical College, Aligarh Muslim Prof. Tabassum Shahab, Prof. M.U. University attended the 3rd Rabbani and Dr. Shariq Aqueel. International Conference on Molecular Medicine at Istanbul, Turkey and presented a research paper on a novel diagnostic AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  9. 9. 8 biomarker for diabetes mellitus. various purpose. 10 years since Dr. Ansari's visit was supported by the blogs were born mainly to act DST and the Indian National as an on-line diary. Fortunately Science Academy. this space is being used for much more than just an on-line diary Dr. Ansari's paper aimed at the e.g. Technology News, Recent identification of glucose modified News, Personal Journal, Iysine-rich protein (Amadori IgG) Education, Group Information, in type 2 diabetes patients with Distant course etc. The following complications of heart, eyes and qualities of Aligs make them kidney. Dr. Ansari said that perfect for blogging. modified protein might serve as a diagnostic biomarker for the 1. Aligs have excellent disease and could help in the communication skills development of a targeted drug for the disease therapy. 2. Aligs are best story tellers Dr. Ansari has the honour of the 3. Aligs develop unmatched publication of his research paper wit. on diagnostic biomakers for 4. Aligs are prolific writers diabetes mellitus (both type 1 & and mesmerizing poets. 2) in an American journal "Human Immunology". He has also 5. Aligs are creative presented his papers at five WEB N TECH 6. Aligs are indefatigable national and international activists conferences. 7. Aligs carry the legacy of Sir 7 Reasons That Make Syed who was himself a Aligs An Unbeatable great author. Blogger For any questions related to Blogs have emerged as a powerful blogging, please email me at tool for expression as well as amunewsandviews@gmail.com. distribution of contents over the net. This medium can be effectively utilized by Aligs for AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  10. 10. 9 3 Indispensable Tools To Make Research Work On Web, A Breeze When searching for in depth information about a topic, referencing the web is of utmost importance. We are aware of the bookmarking feature of the browsers, but there is more that you can do instead of just book marking the pages. There are tools that specifically highlight and store portion of web page See highlighted text in yellow, you may that interests you. Some also choose your own colour provide an editor to edit the topic Get it From Here to suit your needs, store them on- https://addons.mozilla.org/en- line and share it with people. US/firefox/addon/6219 Wired Marker is a Firefox plug-in Clipmarks has a super easy to use that lets you highlight the interface. It automatically guesses required lines of text and images the paragraphs and pictures just on a certain web page, just as you when you place the cursor over a do with a highlighter pen on your certain piece of text. notebooks. WEB N TECH The limitation however in this is that each clip can only be of thousand characters. For more characters you have to opt for a The following figure shows a new clip. highlighted portion of a web page. This can be retrieved any time, whenever you log on to the net. Along with this it also support an export feature where all the highlighted clips can be exported to a single file. Text clip-marked AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  11. 11. 10 Evernote is yet another versatile 09868679107 Firefox plug-in to do the same Scheme: Financial assistance job. It does not have the & scholarships for pursuing limitation on text per clip, like higher studies to needy and clipmarks but it poses a limitation meritorious persons belonging to on amount of space used per educationally backward minorities. month to 40 MB for free users. For students I think it is more than Aga Khan Education Service, India enough. Aga Khan Education Service, India C/o Diamond Jubilee High School for Boys Mazagaon Mumbai 400010 Tel: (22) 23731811 / 23731701 / 23731852 STUDENT WELFARE Fax: (22) 23731488 Email: admin@akesi.org Aga Khan Foundation (UK) This can make your research work Aga Khan Foundation, Sarojini on web organized and less taxing House, 6 Bhagwan Das Road, than bookmarking entire pages. As New Delhi 110001 all are free I suggest it to use in Scheme: University study in the UK combination to gain maximum for grad and post grad advantage. If the MB limit is programmes crossed in Evernote, start with Agha Khan Program for Islamic clipmarks. Architecture, The Massachusetts Institute of List Of Institutions Technology, 77, Massachusetts Providing Scholarships Ave. Vomm 7-238, Cambridge M A 02139-4307 USA Aamir Mustafa Kidwai Trust Scheme: Three scholarships Contact Person: Mrs Aziza Kidwai awarded every year for research B-28, West End Colony, New Delhi & investigation in Architecture - 110021; Tel. 011-24670009, Mob: of the Muslim world. AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com
  12. 12. 11 Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmad "The Father Of Indian “Education is the responsibility Dentistry" Was An AMU of the state, but if nobody is willing to carry the cross, I will for as long Alumnus as I can.” Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmad is known as In the year 1925 he founded the Father Of Indian Dentistry. He was Bengal Dental Association and Born on 24 December 1890, in served as the President of Dental Bardhanpura of East Bengal. He Council Of India from 1954 to completed his graduation from 1958. The Indian Government Aligarh Muslim University in 1908. awarded Padma Bhushan for his Later he went to Iowa School of contributions in the filed of Dentistry and earned his DDS in dentistry. He was awarded 1915. He returned to India in 1919 Fellowships of International and started his own dental College Of Dentists, Fellowship Of practice. Royal College Of Surgeons and The First Dental College of India Fellow Of Pierre Fauchard was established in Calcutta Academy. Today he is remembered presently Kolkata by Dr. Rafiuddin as the Nestor and Dean Of Ahmad, in the year 1924. It was Dentistry, Dental Education and the then called Calcutta Dental College Dental Profession in India. He and Hospital and was constructed published the first textbook of single handedly by him without any Operative Dentistry. He started the EXCLUSIVE government aid. He donated his Indian Dental Journal as well. He college to the Government of was the editor of various reputed Bengal and served as the Principal international journals. He left for from 1920 to 1950. Incidentally it heavenly abode on 18 January was the first Dental College to be 1965. established in Asia. After his death the college was renamed after him as Rafiuddin Ahmad Dental College. Dr. Rafiuddin's philosophy of education was AMU Digest © AMUNAV www.amunewsandviews.com

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