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  • Indira Gandhi Fellowship 1986

    INDIRA GANDHI FELLOWSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

     

    1. Madhya Pradesh Government in November 1985 have instituted "Indira Gandhi Fellowship for Environment Conservation and Management" carrying a monthly honorarium of Rs. 3,000/- for two years and also a lumpsum grant of Rs. 15,000/- per year for books, travel and secretarial assistance etc. The Fellowship is available to applicants who are below 40 years of age and are from within the State of Madhya Pradesh and have completed Post Graduation from a recognized institution in the country in. fields related to Environmental Conservation and Management. This fellowship shall be for Research Studies in the field of Environment Conservation and Management. There are no restrictions as to occupation current place of residence, current field of activities of Political and Philosophical learnings.

    2. A jury consisting of eminent persons with Dr. L.K. Jha as Chairman and Shri B.B. Vora, Shri R. Mishra, Dr. T.N. Khosoo and Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna as members was constituted to select a Fellow for the year 1986-87. Applications were August 1986 by giving wide publicity through all of the applicants who fulfilled the requirements, invited upto 31st India papers. Out of age, residence and minimum qualifications, the jury in their meeting held in New Delhi on 15th November 1986 have unanimously decided to recommend the name of Dr. Prakash Singh Bisen, for being the first receipient of the "Indira Gandhi Fellowship for Environmental Conservation and Management" award for two years for carrying out research on the "Viral Control of Nuisance Cyanobacterial blooms (Blue Green Algae) in Fresh Water Bodies of Bhopal" which is termed as ideal and novel aspect of Biological control.

    3. Dr. Prakash Singh Bisen, M. Sc., Ph. D., D. Sc., who is at present Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology and Dean Faculty of Life Science, Bhopal University, will work as the Principal Investigator, having adequate research experience in the field of Cyanobacterial and Cyanophage . He has the back ground for undertaking' the present study, which has been gained by his visits to European countries on various fellowships through UNESCO, UNDP, WHO and International Cell Research Organization (ICRO) to the Institute of Plant Physiology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary during 1978-79 and 1981-82 where he was trained on the Biochemistry of Cyanobacterial Cyanophage system. He was also nominated by the UGC to visit German Democratic Republic under Indo-GDR Cultural Exchange Programme for young scientists during 1982 and worked on the related aspects of the Cyanobacteria in the Department of Biology, Section Ecology, Der Humboldt University, Berlin and Biology Department, Section Ecophysiology Der Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, GDR. He was also invited to participate in the follow up action Programme of UNESCO, UNDP and ICRO at the Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary during Oct-Dec. 1982 to work on DNA recombinant technology in cyanobacteria. He has visited different Institutes and Universities in France under CSIR-CNRS Cultural Exchange Programme of Indo-France Scientific Exchange Programme during May 1986. He is at present engaged in research work on five such projects in the related field and has already successfully completed the other two projects. He has published numerous research papers in the last 10 years in various journals both in the country and abroad



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