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Department of  GEOGRAPHY



Dr. Rukhsana Assistant Professor / GEOGRAPHY

Email : rakshandaansari@yahoo.co.in

Address : Department of Geography (7th Floor), Aliah University (Park Circus Campus), 17, Gora Chand Road, Kolkata – 700 014, India

Phone : 8820131316

Joined : 29/09/2010

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2009   
  • M.A. in Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2003 
  • B.A. in Geography, J.S., College, CCS University, Meerut, India 2001
  • U.T.C., Urdu Teacher Certificate Corse, All India Talim Ghar, Lukhnow, India 2001 (two years evening course)

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Aliah University, Kolkata, India   ( 29.09.2010 - till date)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, K.J, College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India (April 2010 - September 2010)

Field of Specialization

  • Agriculture Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Population Geography

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • Agriculture Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Demography and Ekistics
  • Geography of Resources
  • India: Regional Problems and Resource Management
  • Geography of West Bengal
  • Political Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • GIS and Remote Sensing

 

Research Area

My research interests in the field of Agriculture, Population,  Urban and Rural Development issues. I did my Ph.D. reasearch work on “Food Security and Rural Development in Western UP”.

Two Ph.d. research has been awarded and one is submitted under me in field of  Food Security and Soci-economic trance formation in Rural Urban Fringe and Energy Utilization. Presently working on Urban Sprawl, Educational Development and Supply of quality of Education and Resilience for food and nutrition security. 

Recently, I submitted a Major Research Project (MRP): entitled “Nature and Dimension of Crop Diversification at smallholders in West Bengal” sponsered by ICCSR (Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi-67).

Experience

  • HoD (Off.), Department of Geography, Aliah University (2014-2016, two years)
  • Superintendent, Aliah Girls Hostel, Aliah University (2012-2014, two years)
  • Coordinator, Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Department of Geography, Aliah University (2013-2016)

Conference Papers Published

S. No.

Title with page nos.

Journal

ISSN/ISBN NO.

Name of Authors

01

Population Density Mapping Based on Built up Area Using Geo-Eye Image and GIS Technique: Saltlake City, Kolkata

Proceeding, The XXV FIG International Congress 2014, in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 16-21 June 2014,

ISBN 97892853-21-9, ISSN 2308-3441

Rukhsana and  Sarkar H.

02

Modeling of Potential Sites for Residential Area at South East Peri-Urban of Kolkata”

Journal of Multidisciplinary Social Research, KMITL, ICGGS-2018, Springer

ISSN 2539-6684,

(Accepted)

Rukhsana and

M. Hasnine

03

Analysis of Food grains and Cash Crops Productions in  western UP,(pp-153)

Proceeding, e Book by A. Munir and H Rahman of Food Security and Agriculture, 2010, AMU, Aligarh

ISBN-978-81-8069-897-2,Vol.-1

A. Munir and Rukhsana

04

Problems of Saltpan in Mira Bhayandar (West), Maharashtra,(pp-101)

Proceeding, e Book by A. Munir and H. Rahman of Food Security and Agriculture, 2010, AMU, Aligarh

ISBN-978-81-8069-897-2,Vol.-1

Sarkar H. and Rukhsana

 

Journal Papers Published

 

S. No.

Title

Journal

ISSN/ISBN  No.

Authors

1

Measurement of Food Security and its determinants in Developing Economy- an Empirical Observation (PP.483-494)

Asian Profile,  Asian Research Service, Canada.

ISBN 030-48675, (Vol. 38,  No-5, October 2010,)

Rukhsana

2

Dimension of Food Security in Selected State-UP’( pp.29-41)

Journal of Agricultural Development and Rural Development (JAERD), Africa

ISSN-2141-2154,(Vol. 3(2)., February 2011,)

Rukhsana

3

Regional Imbalances in the Dimensions of Rural Development,(PP.135-141)

The Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata, India,

ISSN-0046-9017, Vol. XXXXI, No.2, 2009,

Rukhsana

4

Trends of Population Growth and Food Supply: An Analyses of Western Uttar Pradesh, (pp. 66-73)

Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata, India,

ISSN-0046-9017, Vol. XXXXIV, No.2, 2012,

Rukhsana

5

Present Status and Regional Disparities of Food Security in West Bengal  pp.141-153

Asian Profile, Asian Research Service, Canada.

ISBN 030-48675

 Volum 45, No 02, 2016

Rukhsana and

A Alam

6.

Disparities of Socio Economic Conditions in Rural Urban Fringe of English Bazar Municipality: Malda A case study

Pp 445-458

Asian Profile, Asian Research Service, Canada.

ISBN 030-48675

 Volume 44, No. 5, 2016

Rukhsana

Jumafuddin Shiekh

7.

Micro level Study of Urban Energy Utilization: A Case study of Ward no 33  KMC, pp 121-125

Indian Journal of Regional Science , Kolkata, India

ISSN-00469017

Volume 01, No. 01, 2018

Rukhsana

Firozuddin Molla

8.

Micro Level Analysis of Food Security and Agricultural Development A case study’ (pp. 164-175)

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social science, (IJSHSS) Iran

ISSN-2345-2749, Vol.1, Issue-3, 2013,

Rukhsana; and A Alam

9

Regional Changes in Availability of Foodgrain and Agricultural Development; (pp 167-180)

Geographical Review of India, Kolkata, India,

ISSN 0375-6386, Vol.75, No.2, June 2013

Rukhsana

10

Spatio-Temporal Analyses of Foodgrains Availability and Agricultural Development in Western Uttar Pradesh, (pp.1-12)

The Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata, India.

ISSN-0046-9017, Vol. XXXXI, No.2, 2009, Vol. XXXX, No. 1, 2008

A. Munir  and Rukhsana

11

Availability and Imbalances in Production of   Pulses in Western Uttar  Pradesh,(pp17-28)

The Geographer, Aligarh, (UP), India

Vol.52, No. 1, January 2005.

A. Munir, Rukhsana and M. Ashraf)

12

Intensity of Irrigation and its impact on Agricultural in Azamgarh District, (pp100-114)

The Geographer, Aligarh, (UP), India.

Vol.54, No1, Jan 2007

M. Ashraf, Md.Mustaquim and Rukhsana)

13

Socio- economic analysis of van- rickshaw puller (manual) in rural areas- a case study,(PP.1-5)

Indian Streams Research Journal,,Kolkata, India,

ISSN-22307850, Volume: III Issue: XI, December, 2013.

Rukhsana and A. Alam

14

Literacy Differentials among Scheduled and Non-Schedule Castes in West Bengal, (pp 10705-10712)

International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET), India

ISSN-319-8753, Volume: 3 Issue: 3, March-2014.

Rukhsana and A. Alam

15

Socio-Economic Condition of Displaced and Landless population: A Case Study, (pp-12-16)

International Research Journal of Humanities, Engineering & Phamacical Science,(IRJHEPS),

Volume: 2,Issue: II, 2014,

Rukhsana, A. Alam and Firdousi P.

16

Land Use, Cropping Pattern, Productivity and Sustainability in Koch Bihar District, West Bengal,(Pp 137-144)

Indian Journal of Landscape System and Ecological Studies, india

Vol. 37, No. 2, December, 2014.

A. Alam and Rukhsana

17

LiDAR Imagery and its Revolution for vegetation Management and Transmission Power Line, (pp.113-117)

Geography Review of India: Kolkata, India

ISSN 0375-63860, Vol.74, No.-2, June 2012,

Rukhsana and Sarkar H)

18

Agricultural Mechanization and Sustainable Development in India.(pp 28-36,)

International Journal of Review of Research

ISSN 2249-894X, Vol-3, Issue-9, June 2014,

Rukhsana and Jumafuddin S.

19

Human Development Index of Gokulpur Village Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal (pp 188-198)

International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences, (IRJHRSS) Pakistan

ISSN 2349-4085,Vol-1, Issue-4, sep.2014,

Rukhsana, Jumafuddin S. and R. Sarkar

20

Food and Nutritional Security in the Koch Bihar District, West Bengal, India.(pp 01-07)

Indian Journal of Spatial Science, Kolkata, India

ISSN- 2249 - 3921,Vol. 6, No. 1, March, 2015,

A. Alam and Rukhsana

21

Trends and Pattern of Urbanization in Nadia District, West Bengal,(PP133-140)

The Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata, India

ISSN-0046-9017,Vol. XLVII, NO. 2, , 2015,

Jumafuddin S. and Rukhsana

22

Regional Pattern of Agricultural Development and Food Security in Koch Bihar District, West Bengal, India,(pp 378-395)

Geographical  Review of India, Kolkata, India

ISSN 0375-6386,2014, vol.76. issue  04.

A. Alam and  Rukhsana

23

Spatio-temporal analysis of Census Town: A Case Study of Bankura District, West Bengal (pp1-6)

Advances in Economics and Business Management (AEBM) Publication.html

-ISSN: 2394-1545; e-ISSN: 2394-1553 Vol.6, issue-1,Jan-March 2019.

S. K.Kundu and Rukhsana

 

 

Books Published

S. No.

Title

Type of Book & Authorship

Publisher & ISSN/ISBN No.

Authors

1

Food Security and Rural Development in western Uttar Pradesh (pp.1-277 excluding table contents etc)

Research

ISBN-978-1-329-64289-8 (2015), (USA), Lulu book Publication, (Hillsborough St, Raleigh)

Laxmi Book publication, Solapur-413005, Maharashratra.

Rukhsana

2

The Dynamics of Spatial Urban Expansion-Kolkata

(pp.1-172)

Research

ISBN- 978-3-8473-7232-5 (2012) Published by,LAPL Academic Publishing, Germany Printed by, In USA

Rukhsana; J Sheikh  and (Ed. by) Sarkar H

3

Groundwater Modeling: RS & GIS Perspective: groundwater zone prediction

(pp. 1-90)

Research

ISBN -978-3659-487309

(2013), Published by LAPL Academic Publishing, Germany

Printed by USA

S. Nooruddin and Rukhsana

edit by H. Sarkar

4.

Green Manufacturing: Progress and Future Prospect

Chapter

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier, 2019, ISBN 9780128035818

A.Das,  Rukhsana and Paramita Chatterjee

5.

Carbon Footprint Reduction Instrument

 

Chapter

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier, 2019, ISBN 9780128035818

Sk.M.Haque, A.Das,  Rukhsana

Articles/Chapters published in Books

06

Spatio Temporal Analyses of Rice Productivity Regions in Koch Bihar District, (WB),(pp. 203-213)

Chapter

9.78817E+12

Life and Living through Never Spectrum of Geography, eBook,Mohit Publication, New Delhi, India,  110002, 2015

Rukhsana and Asraful Alam

07

Human Development Index in Rural Habitat: A case  study of Ballabhpur village, Birbhum, West Bengal,(pp-154-174)

Chapter

9.78817E+12 Life and Living through Never Spectrum of Geography, eBook,Mohit Publication, New Delhi, India 110002, 2015

 

Rukhsana and Jumafuddin S.

Awards

  • JRF Fellowship Award: University Research Fellowship, AMU, Aligarh, 2006-2007
  • UGC Research Fellowship: UGC (UGCRF) New Delhi, 2007-2009
  • International Younger Geographer Award, International Conference “Resource Development Environmental Change: Emerging Issues and Challenges”  Department of Geography, AMU, Aligarh, 27-29 jan 2009
  • TV Program: PCRA Award for  K.K.M.B.D Organized by Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India, Government of India, 2004

Ph.D. Thesis Guidance

S.N.

Name of Research Scholars

Title of the Ph.D

Submitted/

Awarded

1.

Asraful Alam

Regional Pattern of Food Security in Koch Bihar District, West Bengal, India

Awarded

2.

Jumafuddin Shiekh

Land use changes and Soci-economic Trance formation in Rural Urban Fringe: A case study Kalyani municipality, Kolkata, India

Awarded

3.

Firojuddin Mollah

Regional Pattern of Energy Utilization in KMC Kolkata, India

Submitted

4.

Md Hasnine

Nature and Dimension of Urban Sprawl A study Around Kolkata City

Ongoing

5.

Mili Basak

Educational Development And Supply Of Quality of Education at Primary School Level:

A Case Study Kolkata Municipal Corporation

 India.

Ongoing

6.

Sabir Mollah

Resilience for food and nutrition security in Sundarban Region , West Bengal

Ongoing

MASTER Thesis Guidance

  • Supervised 54 masters level project dissertation on variouse issues of Population, Urban, Development and Agriculture geography  (from 2011-2019) 
  • Supervised 150 UG level project dissertation in Urban, field work (from 2011-2019) 

Project Works

Submitted: Major Research Project (MRP): entitled “Nature and Dimension of Crop Diversification at smallholders in West Bengal” submitted on 27/11/18 from ICCSR (Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. Of India, New Delhi-10067)

Membership Of Learned Societies

  1. Life Member of ‘Regional Science Association, India’  Kolkata,
  2. Annual Member of ‘The Geographical Society of India’, Kolkata,
  3. Annual Member of Geographical Review of India, Kolkata,
  4. Annual Member of Institute of Landscape, Ecology & Ekistics, Kolkata

Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized

  • Orientation Programme, Three weeks (25.08.2014 to 22.09.2014), UGC Academic Staff College, Jadavepur University, Kolkata.
  • Refresher Course Three weeks (13.11.17 to 23.12.17), UGC Academic Staff College, Jadavepur University, Kolkata
  •  
  • Other course(s)/Short Term Certificate Courses
  • Digital Image Processing (With ER Mapper Professional 7.1), Center of Promotion of Science, AMU, Aligarh, 2007
  •  Digital Terrain Modeling & it’s Application, Center of Promotion of Science, AMU, Aligarh, March 2009
  •  GIS Global Mapper Center of Promotion of Science, AMU, Aligarh, 2009
  • Statistical Analysis Using SPSS, Computer Center, AMU, Aligarh, 2007
  • National Service Scheme (NSS), J.S. College, CCS University, Meerut, UP, 1998
  •  Two Months Foundation for Agrarian Studies under a project on agrarian relations to socio-economic development (June – July, 2006) under agrarian society of M s swaminathan

Seminar/Conference/Workshop

  • S.No.

    Title of the Paper

    Title of Conference/Seminar

    Organized by

    International/national

    01

    Population Density Mapping Based on Built up Area Using Geo-Eye Image and GIS Technique: Saltlake City, Kolkata

    Engaging the Challenges Enhancing the relevance,

    Maps and Map Production-New ways Froward

    16-21 june 2014,

     

    The XXV FIG International Congress 2014, in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

    International

    02

    Modelling of Potential Sites for Residential Area at South East Peri-Urban of Kolkata”

    Geography and Geoinformatics for Sustainable Development from19-20 July 2018

    Department of Geography, Srinakharinwirot University

    Bangkok, Thailand for attending (ICGGS 2018)

     

    International

    03

    LiDAR Imagery and its Critical Evaluation for Vegetation Management and Transmission Power lines

    Conference on map India

     

    Feb 6- 3, 2008

    Grater Noida (UP), India

    International

    04

    Analyses of Food Security: A Case Study

    Resources Development and Environmental Change Emerging Issues and Challenges

     

    27-29 Jan -2009,

    Department of Geography,

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP)

    International

    05

    Foodgrains Production and Population Growth: An Indian Experience

    Resources Development and Environmental Change Emerging Issues and Challenges,

    27-29 Jan -2009,

    Department of Geography,

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP)

    International

    06

    Pattern of Urban energy utilization: A case study ward no.33 KMC (WB)

    International on Urbanization and Regional  Sustainability

    Jan 28-30, 2016,

    Dept. of Geography, University of Calcutta,

    International

    06

    Trend and Pattern of Urbanization: A case study Santipur, Municipality, Nadia district, West Bengal

    Institute of Indian Geographer (IIG) 35th Indian Geographers’ Meet & International Conference,

    November 11 -13, 2013,

    Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

    International

    07

    Micro Level Analysis of Food Security and Agricultural Development: A Case Study

    Institute of Indian Geographer (IIG) 35th Indian Geographers’ Meet & International Conference, November 11 -13, 2013

    Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

     

    International

    08

    Water Pollution: A Case Study, Ohkhla Locality (New Delhi)

    Association of Geographers’ India (NAGI)

    Regional Development: Vision 2020

    Nov.5 - 7, 2004

    XXVI Indian Geography Congress

    M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana

     

    National

    09

    Agricultural Development and Food Security: A case study

    Congress on the Planet Earth A Blue Print for Survival

    (Association of Geographers’ India (NAGI)

    19-21 December 2008

     

    XXXth Indian Geography Congress

    Department of Geography, University of Allahabad (UP).

     

    National

    10

    The Impact of Environment on Food grains Availability: A case study of    Uttar Pradesh

    Urban and Rural Environmental Management:

     

    March 2-3, 2006,

    Department of Geography,

    UGS, DRS, Programme, AMU, Aligarh

    National

    11

    Regional Variation in Foodgrains Availability in Western Uttar Pradesh

    Development and Resources Management,

    National Association of Geographers’ India (NAGI):

    Nov. 19-21, 2007,

    XXXth Indian Geography Congress

    M.D. Department of Geography University, Udaipur

    National

    12

    Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Food Supply and Agricultural Development in Western UP

    Environmental Challenge and Sustainable Development:

    March 1-2, 2006,

    Department of Geography,

    UGS, DRS, Programme, AMU, Aligarh

    National

    13

    Literacy Index of Scheduled Tribe Population in Koch Bihar District, West Bengal

    Socio-Economic Environment of the Tribes of India with Special Reference to the Santhals. UGC Sponsored

    September 19- 20, 2014

    Department of Geography

    Turku Hansda Lapsa H. M., Birbhum, West Bengal, India

    National

    14

    The Necessity of the history for Evolution of Geographical Thought

    Men and Moments as interactive forces in Indian History, Feb 11, 2015,

    Department of History, Aliah University, kolk-14, West Bengal, India

    National

    15

    Scio Economic Status of Rural Urban Fringe Village: A case study of Kalyani Municipality, Nadia District

    Geography of Habitat “Foundation of Practicing Geographer”,

    26-27 Feb,, 2016, S.N.

    Bose National Center for Basic Science, Kolkata 39

    National

  • Workshop

  • One week International workshop on  “Research in Social Science: Methodological Issues and Emerging Trends” (30/10/2018 to 05/11/2018) Department of Education, Aliah University, Kolkata-14
  • One week Workshop on ‘’Methodological Research in Humanities’’ (26/12/2017 to 01/01/2018) Department of Bengali, Aliah University, Kolkata-14
  •  Women and Society Faculty of Arts, AMU, Aligarh, 2005
  • National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), National institute technology of  Durgapur, West Bengal, 15th Jun 2015
  •  Handling NSS unit level data through STATA, Association SNAP, A social network for assistance to people, Aliah University, kol-14, 30 September -1st October, 2016

Session chaired

  • Co-Chair Person “Foundation of Practicing Geographer” National Seminar on Geography of  Habitate, 26-27 Feb,, 2016, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science, kolkata 39

Other Notable Activities

  • HoD (officiating) 2013-2015
  • Superintendent of Aliah Girls Hostel 2011-2013
  • Coordinator of DRC Committee 2013-2015
  • Chairmen of Board of Study at Aliah University 2014-2016
  • Member of DRC Committee 2011 till date
  • Member of DSC Committee 2011 till date
  • Member of RPEC Committee
  • Joint Secretary AUTA 2014-2016
  • Member of ‘Election Commission’ Committee, 2011
  • Member of Anti Ragging Squad Committee, 2012
  • Member of Hostel Management Committee, 2012
  • Member of purchasing Committee, 2016 till date
  • Member of space Room allotment Committee, 2015
  • Member of B.Ed. Admission -2015 Committee
  • Member of Annual Report Preparation, 2016 till date
  • Member of short listing committee of technical assistant, Geography 2015
  • Member of purchasing Committee, History Department, 2018 till date
  • Member of DRC Committee, History Department, 2018 till date
  • Member of Examination Committee, Aliah University, 2018 till date
  • Member of purchasing Committee, Controller of Examination Center, 2018 till date
  • Member of ‘Centre for Research and Analysis’. 2019 till date
  • Reviewer of research articles

  • Review an Article ‘’the Role of Agricultural Production on National Security’’ Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economic and Sociology, USA, SCIENCEDOMAIN, 2016.
  • Review an Article, ‘’causes that led to an inadequate implementation rate of the urban development projects in the north-western region of romania in the period 2007-2013 and the objectives set for 2014-2020’’ Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economic and Sociology, USA, SCIENCEDOMAIN, 2017.
  • Certificates for excellence Reviewing and Outstanding Award for reviewing articles ‘’ Farm Level Indicators of Sustainable Land Management:  Effect on Agricultural production in Oyo State, Nigeria’’ Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economic and Sociology, USA, SCIENCEDOMAIN, Jan 2019.
  • Certificates for excellence Reviewing and Outstanding Award for reviewing articles ‘'Effects of Urban Expansion on Agricultural Resources: A Case Study of Embu Town in Kenya “Asian Journal of Research in Agricultural and Forestry”, USA, SCIENCEDOMAIN, Jun 2019
  • Field Survey in-charge of2-Year and 5-Year Integrated M.A./M.Sc students
  • 2-Year and 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2014), Ranchi City
  • 2-Year and 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2015), Ranchi Cit.
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2012), Saltlake, Kolkata
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2013), Kalyani Municipality
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2014), Barasat Municipality
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2015), Beripur municipality
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2016), Bashirhat
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2018), Santiniketan Bolpur
  • 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. (2019), Tajpur Beach, Digha
  • Honour
  • Interview expert, Public Service Commission, kolkata (several times)
  • Interview expert, Hostel requirement Aliah University, Kolkata
  • Interview expert, Project requirement Aliah University, Kolkata
  • External expert, viva and evaluation of dissertation of 2-Year M.Sc. final students, Lady Brouman College, Kolkata, 2016
  • Co-Chair Person “Foundation of Practicing Geographer” National Seminar on Geography of  Habitate, 26-27 Feb,, 2016, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Science, kolkata 39
  • Member of Advisory Committee; One Day National Seminar on Population Development and Environment, Feb 14, 2015, Dept of Geography, Samsi College, Malda, West Bengal.
  • Question setter for 2-Year M.Sc. admission under AUAT of Aliah University, Kolkata (several   times)
  • Question setter for 5-Year Integrated M.Sc. admission under AUAT of Aliah University, Kolkata (several times)
  • Question setter for Ph.D.  admission under AURET of Aliah University, Kolkata
  • Question setter for 2-Year M.Sc. final exams of Presidency University, Kolkata
  • Question setter for  final exams of Midnapore College, Midnapore
  • Question setter for 2-Year M.Sc. final exams of Women's College, Kolkata

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