RESEARCH

Finding answers to relevant questions

Faculty at FLAME University enjoys enormous opportunities and avenues for cutting-edge research in their respective areas of specialization strengthening the vision, awareness and synergy of the inter-disciplinary approach of education.

Excellence achieved through this research, in turn, creates new learning and further enriches the diversity of knowledge by synthesizing and integrating insights from a range of disciplines. This unique academic cooperation between multiple disciplines does transcend the boundaries of disciplines, and results in an insightful and consequential research output. This process of creating synergy between excellence and diversity - a dynamic motion that advances academic learning through constant interconnectivity - is the basic driving force that refines education and research at the University.

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 SCOPUS® | Q1

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 ABDC B | SCOPUS® Q3

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 SCOPUS® | Q3

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 Award Winner

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 ABDC C | SCOPUS®

The paper seeks to understand the implications of partner opportunism for project relationships.

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With the global warming increasing day by day, depletion of Ozone at alarming rate. Green House gases (GHGs) emissions rate not decreasing and Countries not Milling to reduce industrial emissions at the expense offinancial growth. Authorities have now started thinking of alternate ways to reduce pollution. Some of the few are power generation from Nuclear energy, Wave, Wind, Solar energy. Increasing the efficiency of fossil fuel plants, absorbing the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from these plants and not letting them go to air and store them deep inside the sea. Alternate propulsion vehicle like Electric Vehicles (EVl, Hydrogen-powered vehicle, Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reduce Green House gases emissions to the atmosphere are a few steps towards reducing emissions. With increasing support from Governments worldwide viz. India, United States, China, Germany and Europe emphasis is being given to EV technology, and we may see EV replacing the conventional Gasoline and Diesel powered vehicle, we will observe a decline in sales figure of the same in coining years. Electric Vehicles (EVs), as expected to help save energy and reduce carbon die oxide emissions, are facing a rapid growth in China [1]. A general perception is built amongst masses that Electric vehicle (EV) is Zero-emission vehicles. This study provides a comprehensive review of the emissions from EVs and whether they reduce the Green House gases. It is based on relevant published literature related to ertvironmental more specifically to Green House gases implication of Electric vehicle. Another objective of this stud)' is to throw light on Electric Vehicle, Battery of Electnc Vehicle, Fuel Used in Electric Vehicle, Pollutions if any emitted from Electric vehicles, Life of these vehicles and Impact on Green House Gases

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The remotely located and relatively marginalized states of northeast India have historically been a Congress bastion, despite posing continued challenges to the nation-building project through many insurgency movements. The success of the grand old party depended on creating ‘umbrella coalitions’ with diverse ethnic groups to sustain power. However, since General elections 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has successfully challenged the dominance of Congress, particularly in the state of Assam. In this context, this paper seeks to discuss recent shifts in electoral dynamics in Assam and its implication for a region hitherto considered peripheral. The paper situates the BJP’s emergence as the new locus of power in the long-term processes of party politics in Assam and discusses the resultant shifts in social alignments, cleavages and political issues in the multi-ethnic landscape of the state. It also explores the role of the RSS in negotiating its larger ideological interests with local political realities of the state and its ability to appropriate local cultural symbols. The paper concludes that the unprecedented rise of the BJP, which is a result of the changing political opportunity structures in Assam, will nevertheless be tested severely due to the state’s multi-ethnic character and complex, localized social fault lines.

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In the quest for new antibiotics, two novel engineered cationic antimicrobial peptides (eCAPs) have been rationally designed. WLBU2 and D8 (all 8 valines are the d ‐enantiomer) efficiently kill both Gram‐negative and ‐positive bacteria, but WLBU2 is toxic and D8 nontoxic to eukaryotic cells. We explore protein secondary structure, location of peptides in six lipid model membranes, changes in membrane structure and pore evidence. We suggest that protein secondary structure is not a critical determinant of bactericidal activity, but that membrane thinning and dual location of WLBU2 and D8 in the membrane headgroup and hydrocarbon region may be important. While neither peptide thins the Gram‐negative lipopolysaccharide outer membrane model, both locate deep into its hydrocarbon region where they are primed for self‐promoted uptake into the periplasm. The partially α‐helical secondary structure of WLBU2 in a red blood cell (RBC) membrane model containing 50 % cholesterol, could play a role in destabilizing this RBC membrane model causing pore formation that is not observed with the D8 random coil, which correlates with RBC hemolysis caused by WLBU2 but not by D8.

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