SRINAGAR: Four days Training Workshop titled mathematical approaches in Geology organized by the Department of Earth Sciences, Kashmir University from 12-15 Feb. 2013 concluded today.
The training workshop was organized to build the capacity of the PG students and Research Scholars of the University, particularly from Earth Sciences, to promote the understanding and use of mathematical approaches for crystal morphology, rock textures and petrographic studies. Prof. Yury Votekhovsky Director, Geological Institute of Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences delivered a series of lectures on the subject. In addition, Dr. Ashima from Department of Geology, Delhi University also delivered a series of lectures on Thermodynamic approach to solving phase equilibria for metamorphic rocks and application of software like Perplex and Thermocalc for earth sciences. The Training Workshop, inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, KU, was attended by scores of Research Scholars from various Departments of the University. Vice-Chancellor, KU, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean Research, Registrar, Dean, faculty of Physical and Material Sciences and various heads of the Departments attended the valedictory of the Workshop.
Prof. Shakil Romshoo, Head Department of Earth Sciences and Coordinator of the Workshop said that the objective of the Workshop was to build the technical ingenuity of the KU researchers in frontier areas of research in the Earth System science. He said that this was the third training workshop conducted In one year by the Department with participation from reputed international and national Scientists. The earlier two workshops were held in collaboration with Finnish and Australian Scientists. Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, KU exhorted the research scholars to take maximum benefit of these training workshops so that they acquire competence in using innovative approaches in their research. He said that the University is networking with reputed national and international institutes to give a flip to the quality education and research in various fields. He informed that KU should soon be signing MOU with Russian academy of Sciences to promote academics and research in areas of mutual interest. Prof. A.M. Shah, Dean, Academic Affairs said that by virtue of academic collaborations with various national and international institutes, Ku has become visible nationally.
Prof. Khurshid A Andarabi, Dean Research, stressed the need for emulating such training workshops in all other Departments of the University so that a maximum number of research scholars get benefited from these Workshops. Prof. Zaffar A Rishi, Registrar, in his valedictory address, reiterated the support of the University administration for initiatives aimed at promoting the innovativeness in research approaches. Earlier, in a meeting with the University administration and various heads of the Departments, Prof. Yury Votekhovsky gave an overview of the research areas that the Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences would be interested to collaborate with KU. The two institutes are working on draft MOU to partner and collaborate in areas of mutual interest.
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