DU, JNU teachers bag Amartya Sen award

Two academicians from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University have been awarded the Amartya Sen Awards, which are bestowed upon social scientists who have made a distinguished contribution towards the advancement of knowledge in any field of Social Science.

Anu Kapur, associate professor, department of Geography, DU, was given the award for her empirical and theoretical research in the past three decades, which centers around three critical themes — environmental geography, geography in India and the study of disasters.

“Devoting considerable efforts in researching Geography as a Social Science in India, she generated knowledge about the history of Geography in India and about the leading geographers in India,” said a DU official.

JNU’s Surinder Jodhka, professor at the Centre for Studies in Social Systems, was awarded for his contribution to agrarian studies.

“Apart from teaching basic courses on sociological theories, concepts and methods, Jodkha has developed and taught specialised courses on rural society and agrarian change,” said a JNU official.

The awards are given by the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

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