JAMIA NEWS: JMI begins 18th two-week Refresher Course in Geography and Environmental Studies

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JMI begins 18th two-week Refresher Course in Geography and Environmental Studies

The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC), Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) in affiliation with Department of Geography of the college started out its 18th (1st online) two-week refresher route in Geography and Environmental Studies from ninth -24th November,2020 for coaching and talent constructing of greater than eighty younger college individuals from unique Universities and Colleges throughout India.

Inaugural session started out these days with a welcome tackle by way of Prof. Anisur Rahman, Director, UGC- HRDC, JMI. Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI was once the Chief Guest of the inaugural session which used to be attended with the aid of the Guest of Honour & Keynote Speaker Prof. Ajit Mishra, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Dr. R. S. Rawal, Director, G.B.Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, Prof. Anisur Rahman, Director, UGC- HRDC, JMI, Prof. Mary Tahir, Head of the Department, Geography, JMI, school participants of the Department of Geography,JMI and contributors from unique faculties and universities.

During her inaugural tackle Prof. Najma Akhtar underlined the importance of the refresher path on Environmental Studies for the participants. She congratulated the UGC-HRDC and Department of Geography, JMI for organizing this vital programme and impressed by using the theme entitled ‘Spatiality and Sustainability for an Inclusive Future’. She burdened that incorporating geographical, economic, social and environmental fairness and justice are imperative for an inclusive and resilient human society.

First Keynote Address used to be delivered through Prof. Ajit Mishra, Director, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi who emphasised upon the challenges elated to inclusive growth, shared prosperity and vulnerabilities.

Second Keynote Address was once delivered by means of Prof. R.S. Rawal, Director, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Almora, Uttarakhand, who emphasised upon integrating spatial issues in rural transformation in the context of Indian Himalayas.

First Special Invited Lecture used to be delivered by using Prof. Pallav Purohit,

Distinguished Research Scientist, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria who underscored the utility of GAINS mannequin for built-in coverage plan and affect contrast with reference to air nice administration each globally and locally.

Second Special Invited Lecture used to be delivered with the aid of Prof. Rana P.B. Singh, Department of Geography, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi(BHU), who highlighted the inclusive heritage ecology of area and UN-SDGs in the direction of future. He known as for advertising eco-literacy for sustainable and constructing resilient societies.

Over the subsequent two weeks, specialist audio system from 19 tutorial and lookup establishments unfold throughout India and overseas shall educate and equip younger school about rising concepts, modern technological answer and purposes to tackle the rising world problems and challenges with regionally touchy solutions.

Dr. Praveen Kumar Pathak and Dr. Taruna Bansal of the Department of Geography,JMI are the Coordinators of this two-week course.

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