GSI-KU to collaborate for Promoting Geological Research in Himalayas

SRINAGAR: Geological Survey of India (GSI) and University of Kashmir have agreed to collaborate in various fields of Geosciences to promote cutting edge research in the field of Glaciology, Quaternary Geology, Hazard Zonation, Paleoclimatic and various other geological studies in the J&K Himalayas.

 A meeting of the experts from the two organizations was recently held at the University of Kashmir to discuss the modalities of the collaboration between the GSI team headed by Additional Director General Dr. S.K. Wadhawan and KU team headed by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of the University.

During the meeting Prof. Talat Ahmad, said that the collaboration between KU and GSI shall help to optimally share the facilities of the two organizations for promoting cutting edge research in the frontier areas of Geology.

Dr. S. K. Wadhawan, Additional Director General, GSI said that under the collaboration, GSI shall build the technical ingenuity of the geology students of University so that they are better equipped to contribute locally and nationally in the promotion of research and development in the field of earth sciences.

The meeting was among others attended by Dean Research, KU Prof Khursheed Andrabi, Registrar, KU Prof Zaffar A Reishi, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, KU, Prof Shakeel A. Romshoo, Associate Professor Dept of Earth Sciences Ghulam Jeelani and DDG, GIS, Lucknow.

The collaboration covers student and faculty exchange, use of analytical facilities, joint workshops and field campaigns and joint implementation of the national research projects in the J&K Himalayas.

GSI has also sought the support of the Earth Sciences Department, KU to revive the regional GSI Centre at Ashmuquam, Pahalgam. 

GSI has been designated as the Nodal agency for organizing the International Geological Congress (IGC-2020)-a mega scientific conclave in year 2020.

GSI and KU have agreed to ink the MOU defining the contours of collaborative research and partnership in the field of Geosciences.

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