Prof Talat Ahmad awarded JC Bose fellowship


Srinagar, Dec 22: Noted scientist, academician and Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University, Prof Talat Ahmad has been selected for the prestigious JC Bose National Fellowship 2011.
 The KU PRO said “He has been selected to further his pioneering contribution to earth sciences.”
 “The award is a clear recognition of your outstanding performance and contribution to science,” reads the communication   signed by Dr SS Kohli, Director Science and Engineering Research  (SERC) Division, Department of Science & Technology.
 Named after renowned scientist of the country JC Bose, the Fellowships are meant to recognize active, performing scientists and engineers in the country who are below the age of 60 years. The Fellowships are scientist specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring.
 A researcher all along, Prof Talat Ahmad has the distinction of being a Fellow of all the Science Academies of the Country: the Indian National Science Academy (FNA), New Delhi; the Indian Academy of Sciences, (IASc); and the National Academy of Sciences, (NASc). 
 Prof Talat completed his doctorate in Igneous Petrology from JNU in 1985. In 1988-89, he did a Post Doctoral Fellowship with University of Liecester, UK while in 1997-98, he did another Post Doctoral Fellowship with University of Cambridge, UK. In 1999-2000, he did another Post Doctoral Fellowship with Nagota University (Japan).
 He joined Geological Survey of India as Geologist (Jr) in February 1980 and later worked as a Scientist at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun.
 Prof Talat held different academic and research positions and fellowships with a number of universities abroad and later joined as Professor at Department of Geology, University of Delhi.  Prof Talat received the prestigious National Mineral Award, 1994 from the Government of India.
 Dr Talat has over 65 research publications to his credit published in reputed science journals. He has supervised several M. Phil and Ph. D. research studies at the University of Delhi and co-supervised Ph. D thesis at the Open University, Milton Keynes, U.K. and the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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