Jammu University shines at “Getenergy-2008 London”
Vivek Suri | 15 Apr 2008

Jammu University shines at “Getenergy-2008 London” JU among 5 world universities selected for ACU universities award VIVEK SURI Jammu, April 15:

 Jammu University shines at “Getenergy-2008 London


JU among 5 world universities selected for ACU universities award


Jammu, April 15:  It’s a celebration time at the University of Jammu. While a team of academics from the University has just returned from London, United Kingdom, after winning accolades there in a conference, the website of University of Jammu has been selected for Association of Commonwealth Universities award for prestigious “ACU PR Marketing and Communication Awards”. What is notable is the fact that the University of Jammu is the only University from India to be selected among five Universities in the world for this Award.


Another feather in Jammu University’s cap is the University getting the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy competing against 70 universities including JNU, Jamia Milia and Aligarh Muslim University in the final Presentation round.


Informing this at a joint press conference at Jammu University today, Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Director, Centre for Quality assurance and Strategic Planning & Colleges Development Council, Prof. G. M. Bhat, Department of Geology and Professor J. R. Panda, Department of Sociology said the Centre for Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning had applied for the '2007 Association of Commonwealth Universities PR, Marketing and Communications Awards' under the category: “Websites”.


“The Association of Commonwealth Universities is organizing the ACU PR Marketing and Communication Awards presentation Ceremony and global conference of the ACU's PR, Marketing and Communication Network from 14th-16th July 2008 in Durban, South Africa and a representative from our University will attend the function as a winning entrant,” informed Dr. Kilam.


The University of Jammu also returned from London after shining at “Getenergy-2008 London”- an international Industry-academia exhibition and conference of geologists, geo scientists and multinational companies. The participation and performance of the University is result of recent initiatives and activities of department of geology under Prof. G.M.Bhat in which international oil companies and overseas Universities participated. It is also being possible because of the contribution of alumni like Dr. Bindra thusoo.


The Jammu University stall was one of the most colourful and tastefully decorated and attracted at least two hundred visitors. Current research and training facilities at the Geology Department, Business School, Biotechnology, Botany Department, e-learning, etc. were presented and useful links with other training providers were established (Kazak-British Technical University, Delphin International Germany, University College London, BI Norwegian School of Management, Nautilus USA, University Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia and NORTRAIN in Norway).


“The sponsored participation of the Jammu University at Getenergy event is truly a great honour and an important achievement and certainly an important step towards gaining a national university status in the future.  Getenergy is an annual event and the Jammu University should ensure to continue to show presence at this event and continue with the efforts of making the university a global player in collaborative education and training programmes,” informed professor G.M.Bhat.


Getenergy conference is dedicated to Global Education and Training opportunities. This conference provides universities, colleges, institutes and training providers to showcase their education, training and research capabilities and develop international collaborations. The Jammu University was among 112 global education and training providers including major global oil and service giants at the conference from 35 countries and was invited and sponsored by Eni S.p.A, the sixth largest Oil Exploration Company operating in 70 countries including India and Pakistan.


Team leader Professor G M Bhat along with Dr Renu Nanda and Ms Malvinder Kaur contributed in promoting research and training facilities and capability at the Jammu University. The thrust areas of discussions at Getenergy were energy exploration, exploitation, conservation, ecosystems and climate and measures towards developing alternative sources of energy especially those which are environment friendly including Kangari and samovar.


The traditional Energy sources were debated and the use of 'Kangari' in J & K State was demonstrated and received the highest attention and was unanimously given a Green Energy status (environment - friendly and renewable energy source).


To develop skills, Jammu University has been offered partnerships/collaboration by the overseas training providers to jointly organise courses in energy related disciplines like exploration, conservation and waste management of bio-fuels, informed Professor Bhat.