Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Thunder showers lash Aurangabad

Sudden rain with thunder, lightning and hail lashed Aurangabad city and surroundings on Wednesday. Taking the people by surprise, the rains created chaos and jams as the the roads are being re-surfaced.  It has been hot since the last two days, and the day temperatures were 32C, with the afternoon temperature rising to 32.6C on Wednesday. Thunderclouds appeared, and the downpour and hails at 4.30 pm cooled the atmosphere to 19.6C within 30 mins. 
Naturally after a drop of 13C would make it chilly and actually cold. 14 mms of rainfall was recorded at 5.30 pm. Aurangabad normal rain for February is just 3 mms, and Wednesday's rainfall has been the highest in more than 10 years. The thunder showers were caused by an upper air circulation system that moved eastwards from MP to Chattisgarh. When the system moved eastwards, it attracts a lot of moist air and air incursion from the Arabian Sea takes place towards the system, which bring rain on the confluence of moist air around the region. 
A trough line dropped Southwards from the system through central Maharashtra. generally, rains are seen along a trough line. Definitely unusual for this time of the year, in February. Rains were not restricted to the Aurangabad region. Nearby Jalna saw 8 mms, Osmanabad recorded 6 mms, Jalgaon 7 mms and Dhule 3 mms rain. Thursday morning will be sunny and cool, with sky getting partly cloudy by the afternoon. Some rain is likely in the surrounding regions around the city. Rains were also reported from Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior got a heavy rainfall of 59 mms, Guna 25 mms and Bhopal 24 mms. News-lt

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

National seminar on Innovations in Science & Technology

The Department of Zoology of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) will host a two-day national seminar on 'Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development from March 25.  Department of Zoology of BAMU in association with Indian Science Congress Association (local chapter) and Indian Society of Life Science are joint organisers of the event. Convener of the seminar Prof Y K Khillare said that the last date of submission of research paper is March 5 while for the registration it is March 15. He said that the seminar is the need of present research in every field of science. "It will help to gear up the development in the field of science and technology in the country and abroad. The present seminar through the deliberations of eminent sciences, senior teachers will be a road map for inventing science into the development process of the country," he added. He said that sectors like aquaculture, agriculture, environment, health care, water, communication etc may require new scientific knowledge for shaping their future.

For details one may contact Prof Y K Khillare through mobile (09422201215) or Prof D L Sonawne.

Bamu plans to seek ISO certification

Very few universities and colleges across the State have obtained this certification. The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is recognised worldwide as the authority on quality management. Quality management is an important and useful organisational system for increasing institute's competitiveness by optimising processes with a particular focus on the stakeholders

The Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University administration is planning to go for the ISO certification. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) inspected the university in August 2013 and accorded 'Grade A' to Bamu in the last week of October. It has become important for the university to improve the service and facilities to all the stakeholders of higher education of the region. Thought it brought certain changes in the system after getting the grade, students and teachers, who are the main stakeholders, are not satisfied with the processes and administration.
With a view to expedite all kinds of process in the administration, the university is planning to go for the ISO certification. Bamu registrar Dr Dhanraj Mane told LT that they are mulling to seek the ISO certification for the academic and establishment departments, which are located in its main building. News-lt