SRINAGAR: Indian Geological Congress (IGC) shall facilitate networking of Department of Earth Sciences Kashmir University with other centers in the country to address important issues in Himalayas.
This was disclosed by Prof OP Verma, President of the Indian Geological Congress while attending 17th IGC Foundation Lecture at the University of Kashmir on Thursday.
Verma said that there is need to promote advanced studies in all branches of earth sciences with special emphasis on the problems of Kashmir Himalayas.
Distinguished academic Prof DC Srivastava from Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee delivered the 17th IGC Foundation Lecture at the University. The topic of the lecture was “Dextral Transgression along the Great Boundary Fault”.
The lecture was coordinated and hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences, KU and among others attended by interim Vice-Chancellor, KU, Prof AM Shah, Deans of various faculties, heads of various departments, faculty members, research scholars and students of the University.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Shah talked about the need for generation and management of the knowledge on issues that are of societal importance so that the common masses get benefited from the expertise and research being done at the university.
He emphasized on the need for blending the right attitude with research aptitude to optimize the outcomes.
Prof Shah said that university would continue to encourage its faculty to collaborate and co-operate with various national and international institutions to take the University to new heights.
Prof Shakil A Romshoo, Head Department of Earth Sciences said that the Congress chose the University for holding the lecture because the University has emerged as one of the leading Centers of research in the field of Earth Sciences at the national level.
He said that the focus of the ongoing research at the department is to generate knowledge that shall guide the national policy and planning on issues related to environment, disaster management and climate change.