HYDERABAD: Prof C Manohara Chary, principal investigator, UGC project, former professor and head of Botany department, Osmania University, was honoured with the YL Nene Outstanding Plant Pathology Teacher Award for 2011 on January 10 during the third global conference of the Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology at the Maharana Pratap Agriculture University in Udaipur.
Dr Ilan Chet, deputy secretary- general for higher education and research, Barcelona presented the award to Chary. A distinguished plant pathologists, Chary has published over 425 research papers, guided 46 students for PhD and published 21 books. His work has resulted in discovery of 13 fungal genera, 81 fungal species and more than 500 new additions to the fungi family in India.
Geophysical Equipment Hall Inaugurated: Prof S Satyanaryana, OU vice-chancellor inaugurated the geophysical equipment exhibition hall on Monday.
The exhibits comprise of various geophysical field and laboratory equipments covering sub-branches of the subject like gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical, radiometry and nuclear geophysics acquired from Russia during 1965-1979.
Speaking on the occasion, the vice-chancellor appreciated efforts of the department to preserve and retain the antique equipment as a valuable items of learning.