24-MAR-2019: Dr MR Khan conferred with B B Mundkur Memorial Award
Aligarh, March 24: Prof Mujeebur Rahman Khan of Aligarh Muslim University has been conferred with Prof B B Mundkur Memorial Award at the 71st Annual Meeting and National Symposium held at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
This award has been given annually since 1963, and Prof Khan happens to be the second faculty from AMU as well as a plant nematologist in the country after Prof Abrar M Khan (Department of Botany received in 1981) to receive this prestigious award. The award that carried a memento, certificate and cash amount was presented to Prof Khan on the inaugural day of the conference.
The award is given to an Indian Pathologist for outstanding cumulative research contribution in any branch of plant pathology.
Speaking on the award lecture on ?Nematode infestation, a potential threat to Indian forests?, Dr Khan emphasized that due to lack of planned monitoring and assessment studies, adequate information on nematode distribution and extent of damage to the Indian forestry is not available.
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