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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

AMU V-C offers PM help to clean rivers.

Aligarh News..AMU V-C offers Modi help to clean rivers. Vice-chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameerudin Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, offering to help the Centre “herald the second green revolution” and clean the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers using technology developed at the institute.
The V-C has also sought an audience with the PM to give a “short presentation” on these two topics.
“Our scientists have been able to harness nano technology, which can bring about the second green revolution in the country. We have been able to grow plants rapidly without using pesticides. We have also been able to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables without refrigeration,” the V-C said in his letter.
Talking to The Indian Express, he said, “Hopefully we are going to herald the second green revolution. Our scientists have treated certain crops… and found that even without refrigeration, they have remained okay for a substantially longer period.” He said the food materials had been tested and were fit for consumption.
Prof S Alim Husain Naqvi, principal coordinator of the project at AMU, said that “tomatoes treated with the nano technology can be kept at room temperature for two-and-a-half months without rotting, apples for three months, grapes and kiwis for two months, ripe mangoes for a month, and potatoes for three months”.
Terming the results a “miracle”, Prof Alim said that chemicals used by fruit and vegetable vendors for preservation contained harmful substances. “With our technology, we hope to mitigate economic losses and reduce diseases,” he said. An ASSOCHAM study last year estimated India’s annual post-harvest losses at over Rs 2 lakh crore annually, owing to inadequate cold storage facilities and lack of proper food processing units.
The V-C also wrote: “AMU would like to participate in your project to clean up the Ganga and Yamuna. The concept being developed by our scientists does not require any energy at all. All that is required is sufficient land, where special plants can be grown, which will absorb the impurities…”

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