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The Central University of Kashmir formerly the Central University of Jammu and Kashmir, is a university proposed to be settled at Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and presently functioning from transit campuses at Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is one of the 13 newly established central universities in different states of India by the Central Universities Act, 2009. It currently offers the five-year integrated BALLB programme and few postgraduate programmes such as MA, MSc, MBA, MTM & LLM. At present, the available disciplines are Business Administration, Convergent Journalism, Economics, Education, English Language & Literature, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Politics, Tourism Management and Urdu Language & Literature. The research programmes like Integrated MPhil/PhD in Education, Management Studies & Tourism Management and PhD in Law have also been started. Professor Abdul Wahid Qureshi was the first Vice Chancellor of the University. And renowned nuclear scientist Srikumar Banerjee has been appointed as the first chancellor of the University. Wikipedia.

Magray R.,S-K Environmental | Magray R.,Central University of Kashmir | Khan M.,S-K Environmental | Lone F.,S-K Environmental
Acta Botanica Hungarica | Year: 2013

The present paper evaluates the results of field experiments conducted during two consecutive growth seasons (2008-2009) to assess the environmental impact of cement dust pollution on foliar physiology (pigments), growth performance and yield of three commonly cultivated vegetable crops, tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), radish (Raphanus sativus) and knol-khol (Brassica oleracea var. gongyloides) in Kashmir Himalayan valley, India. Two experimental sites (S1, S2) were selected in the vicinity of the cement factory at Khrew, Pulwama (Kashmir) at a distance of 0.5 km (S1) and 2 km (S2) and compared with a dust free control site (S3) located at about 6 km from the factory in a crosswind direction. The data revealed that cement dust had an adverse effect on morphological and biochemical characteristics of the crops. Differential level of crop sensitivity to cement dust was markedly evident. Knol-khol (Brassica oleracea var. gongyloides) reflected a higher degree of tolerance to particulate emissions as compared to tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and radish (Raphanus sativus). Photosynthetic pigment analysis showed adverse impact on chlorophyll-a, while chlorophyll-b marginally decreased in the leaves of tomato plants at S1; the effect being non-significant for the other test crops. Carotenoids also exhibited a remarkable reduction due to cement dust impact. The yield of tomato recorded severe losses (12.28-23.95%) as compared to radish (7.46-21.4%), while the effect was non-significant in knol-khol. Other growth and yield related attributes also followed a similar trend; tomato and radish showing remarkable effects in response to cement dust and knol-khol showed the least effect. The soil characteristics indicated significant reduction in available P. Except available N, other variables (pH, conductivity, available K, exchangeable Ca and Mg) recorded higher values in the polluted soils as compared to control. The need for installation of appropriate devices in cement manufacturing factories to combat the emission of dust in ambient environment together with environmental monitoring of agro-ecosystems is stressed.

Zaidi S.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Haque M.A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Ubaid-ullah S.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Ubaid-ullah S.,Central University of Kashmir | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics | Year: 2016

A sequence alignment of mammalian cytochromes c with yeast iso-1-cytochrome c (y-cyt-c) shows that the yeast protein contains five extra N-terminal residues. We have been interested in understanding the question: What is the role of these five extra N-terminal residues in folding and stability of the protein? To answer this question we have prepared five deletants of y-cyt-c by sequentially removing these extra residues. During our studies on the wild type (WT) protein and its deletants, we observed that the amount of secondary structure in the guanidinium chloride (GdmCl)-induced denatured (D) state of each protein is different from that of the heat-induced denatured (H) state. This finding is confirmed by the observation of an additional cooperative transition curve of optical properties between H and D states on the addition of different concentrations of GdmCl to the already heat denatured WT y-cyt-c and its deletants at pH 6.0 and 68°C. For each protein, analysis of transition curves representing processes, native (N) state ↔ D state, N state ↔ H state, and H state ↔ D state, was done to obtain Gibbs free energy changes associated with all the three processes. This analysis showed that, for each protein, thermodynamic cycle accommodates Gibbs free energies associated with transitions between N and D states, N and H states, and H and D states, the characteristics required for a thermodynamic function. All these experimental observations have been supported by our molecular dynamics simulation studies. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Sheikh F.A.,Central University of Kashmir | Sheikh F.A.,Myongji University | Appiah-Ntiamoah R.,Myongji University | Zargar A.M.,University Of Kashmir | And 3 more authors.
Materials Chemistry and Physics | Year: 2015

In this study, we aimed to fabricate rutile phase titania nano-catalysts by electrospinning and further doped them with different concentrations of ferric oxide by precipitation technique. The X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microcopy and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy results of 4wt% ferric oxide modified titania nanofibers suggested that the doping of iron with titania nanofibers was highly achievable. It was observed, that ferric oxide is soluble in its lattice matrix, which provided be the rate determining step for degradation model dye i.e., Congo Red. The results confirmed that titania nanofibers incorporated ferric oxide presents the highest dye degradation efficiency and rate constant values, as compared to those of commercially available titanium nanoparticles and pristine nanofibers. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Hassan M.,Pacific University at Udaipur | Kausar N.,University Of Kashmir | Zargar M.A.,Central University of Kashmir
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research | Year: 2016

The investigation was aimed to carry out the antifungal activities of the methanol and aqueous extracts of Abutilon theophrasti against four fungal strains (Microsporum gypseum, Penicillium spp., Fusarium spp., Aspergillus spp.). Antifungal activity of the extracts was determined by the disc diffusion method against various fungi with soubred dextrose agar as media. Methanolic extracts of A. theophrasti showed promising antifungal activity compared to aqueous extracts against selected fungal species. Methanolic extract of leaf displayed the highest activity with zone of inhibition 14 mm against Penicillium spp. which were totally concentration dependent; however, a poor activity was seen in aqueous extracts. Methanolic extracts of root displayed good antifungal activity, while as no activity was seen in aqueous extracts of root. The results obtained in the study show that methanolic leaf extracts possess phytoconstituents with potent antifungal activity. © 2016, Innovare Academics Sciences Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.

Ul Haq Z.,Central University of Kashmir
Journal of Internet Commerce | Year: 2012

There has been tremendous growth in the mobile telecommunication industry. An estimated 5.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide was projected for 2011 (Ahonen 2011). The high penetration and growth rates of mobile phones combined with recent technological developments such as near field communication, Google Wallet, and one tap mobile payment have borne a new communication channel with consumers: mobile advertising. Research shows that the success of mobile advertising depends on customer acceptance of it. Although recent studies have addressed consumer attitudes toward mobile advertising, a systematic study of these for India is lacking. This article tried to address this void, as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India reported that India crossed the 806 million mobile users mark in January 2011. In this article, the factors influencing consumer attitudes toward mobile advertising and the relationship between their attitudes and behavior are investigated. An empirical method is used, and six hypotheses are tested. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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