Central University of Jammu bags Prestigious DST-PURSE Grant-2023

JAMMU: In a significant achievement, the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) bagged the highly esteemed DST-PURSE (Department of Science and Technology – Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence) grant for the year 2023 worth Rs. 6.51 Crores.

Vice Chancellor, CUJ, Prof Sanjeev Jain, while congratulating the PURSE implementation Group reiterated the importance of fostering research excellence and innovation in the areas of Nanoscience, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Biotechnology and Atmospheric Science.
Under the project theme “Implications of Atmospheric Aerosols on Regional Climate & Human Health: Mitigation Strategies for Air Pollution in the North-Western Himalayan Region,” the university is set to embark on a four-year journey of exploration and analysis.

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The PURSE proposal is aligned with National Clean Air Programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) with a focus on near real time aerosol source apportionment and suggesting abatement strategies.
Near real-time aerosol source apportionment studies are limited to very few places in India and the PURSE grant will enable CUJammu to conduct first real-time aerosol source-apportionment in J&K to understand its implications on regional climate and human health and for developing solutions for Air Pollution Mitigation in the North-Western Himalayan Region.
Leading a team of seasoned researchers and experts, Dr. Pawan Kumar, the Coordinator of the project, expressed immense enthusiasm for the upcoming research. “This grant opens up unprecedented opportunities for us to comprehensively understand the implications of atmospheric aerosols.

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