January 20, 2020

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Recently, a winner was chosen at the XIV IGU India Conference 2020, which lasted from March 6 to March 8. Congratulations to Soumen Ghosh for winning the IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Best Paper Award 2020 and receiving a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-!


Mr. Ghosh’s winning project’s abstract can be found below.

     A paper session for IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Best Paper Award took place on 20th October 2019. Gaurav Sikka (Secretary and Treasurer, IGUYECG) coordinated the session. Papers were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Secretary-General and Treasurer, International Geographical Union). Prof. Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award. 

    Four oral presentations were made in this competition. Best Paper Award winner was judged by a judging committee formed at the conference. The committee included Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Dr. Esther Edwards (Senior lecturer, Bath Spa University) and Prof. Brij Maharaj (Chair, IGU National Committee, South Africa). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. The award was bagged by Dr. Rani Singh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The title of her paper was “Geospatial Assessment of the Ground Water Quality on Diseases through Health GIS in Phagi Tehsil, Rajasthan” IGU-YECG Best Paper Awardee receiving prize.

 

The winning project’s abstract can be found below. 

                          

A paper session for the IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist Best Paper Award was hosted on 23rd February 2019.

    During the XII IGU-India International Conference 2019, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special paper award, to foster the excitement of young scholars in presenting their work at IGU forums. Therefore, papers were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Secretary-General and Treasurer, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award. Five oral presentations were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Brij Maharaj (Chair, IGU National Committee, South Africa) and Prof. Nandini Singh (Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Arunachal Pradesh). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. The award was bagged by Sujayita Bhattacharjee, PhD Research Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Mumbai for her paper entitled “Housing Revolution and Resurgence of Suburbia: A Case Study of Mulund, Mumbai”.

Komali Yenneti (Chair, IGU-YECG) and Gaurav Sikka (Secretary and Treasurer, IGU-YECG) coordinated the event. 

The winning project’s abstract can be found below. 

     After a huge success and warm response at IGU events at Beijing and Hyderabad, IGU Task Force for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG) organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist (Poster) Award on 9th February 2018 at Guwahati, Assam, India. Komali Yenneti (Chair, IGU-YECG) and Gaurav Sikka (Secretary and Treasurer, IGU-YECG) coordinated the event. 

     During the XIth IGU Commission Seminar 2018, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of young scholars in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Therefore, posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

     Fifteen poster presentations were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Elena dell’ Agnese (Vice President, IGU) and Prof. Monoj Hazarika (Cotton University, Guwahati). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award in research scholar category included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two  cash prizes of Rs 2100/- and Rs.1100/- were also given to the Masters students alongwith certificate.  The award in Research Scholar category was bagged by Tejpal from Department of Geography, Kurukshetra University, Haryana for his poster on “Impact Assessment of Watershed Development Programme using RUSLE and Geospatial Techonology: A Case Study of Dohan Watershed”. The two prizes in Masters Students category was won by  Pavan Kumar and team from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Kaushik Kharghoria and team from Dibrugarh University, Assam respectovely. The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars. The deliberations during the poster session has encouraged young scholars to participate in IGU events with a great zeal.

Glimpses of the IGU-YECG Poster Session, Guwahati 2018

The winning project’s abstract can be found below.

The IGU-YECG gave away three student fee registration waiver awards and one Late Dr. Manju Singh Best Paper Award for paper presenters at the IGU-YECG sponsored sessions. The Best Paper award of CAD 200 was instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Secretary-General and Treasurer, International Geographical Union). Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.

The three student fee registration waiver award winners were selected prior to the conference by the IGU-YECG Steering committee, whereas the Best Paper Award winner was judged by a judging committee formed at the confer

      The IGU Task Force for Young and Early Career Geographers (IGU-YECG) and the Organizing Committee of Xth IGU International Thematic Conference had organised a poster competition for IGU-YECG Late Dr. Manju Singh Memorial Young Scientist (Poster) Award on 17th March 2017 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Gaurav Sikka (Secretary and Treasurer, IGU-YECG) coordinated the event. During the Xth IGU International Conference on “Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals” from March 17th -19th, 2017 at Osmania University, Hyderabad, IGU-YECG aimed to present a special poster award, to foster the excitement of younger colleagues in presenting their work in the form of a poster. Posters were invited from young scholars on the theme and sub themes of this conference. The award is instituted in the memory of Late Dr. Manju Singh, daughter of Prof. RB Singh (Vice President, International Geographical Union). Dr. Manju Singh, a young and dynamic academic did her M.Sc. from USA and PhD in nanotechnology from Italy. She left for her heavenly abode after a prolong illness on 9th December 2014.  Prof. RB Singh has been generous enough to provide financial support for this award.
     Eleven poster presentations from India and abroad were made in this competition. The jury for the award competition comprised of: Prof. Yukio Himiyama (President, IGU), Prof. Celine Rozenblat (Chair, IGU Urban Commission) and Prof. Aravind Mulimani (Karnatak University, Dharwad). Awardees were selected on the site by jury and award recipients were announced during the valedictory session of the conference. The award included a certificate of merit and monetary award of Rs 5100/-. Two consolation certificates were also given.  The award is bagged by S. Abdul Rahaman from Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu for his poster on “Assessment Of Human-Induced Land Degradation and Its Impact Through Geospatial Based MCE Approach In Kallar Watershed Of Tamil Nadu”. The consolation certificates 2nd & 3rd position was won by Gaurav Kant Nigam from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh and Tejpal Sharma from Kurukshetra University, Haryana respectively. The event was hailed by entire geographers’ community and appreciated by the young scholars.

Participants of IGU-YECG Poster Award with jury and IGU-YECG representative

The winning project can be found below.