Kashmir scientist inducted in world’s oldest interdisciplinary scientist society ‘Sigma Xi’

Shah has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences by Ballsbridge International University, Dominica.
Shah has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences by Ballsbridge International University, Dominica.Special arrangement

Srinagar: A Kashmiri senior corporate scientist, university professor and honorary judge Dr Syed Basharat Shah has been nominated and admitted as fulltime member in world’s oldest interdisciplinary scientist society, Sigma Xi – The Scientist Research Honor Society, founded in 1886 at Cornell University, USA.

Hailing from Bijbehara town in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Dr Shah is working as senior corporate scientist for an Austrian global company, besides being honorary judge in the German judicial system.

Shah has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences by Ballsbridge International University, Dominica.

He has been awarded in recognition of his “outstanding academic achievements, teaching, and research contributions” in the field of veterinary medicine and animal sciences.

Shah has several national and international awards and recognitions to his credit.

He has presented his scientific work at several conferences held in different countries.

He is a lifetime member of more than 28 international scientific and civic organisations.

On his induction to 'Sigma Xi',

Dr Shah said: “With the grace of Almighty and the prayers of my parents, I have been able to make a landmark journey of academics from my hometown Bijbehara to Germany, Canada, UK, almost all European countries, and continents of the world. I am humbled and at the same time feel honoured to have joined a cadre of distinguished and committed researchers around the world. It provides a scientist an opportunity to share research and thoughts with internationally acclaimed and dignified scientists including more than 200 Nobel Prize winners. Kashmiris are generally intelligent. My humble message to all my brothers and sisters in Kashmir, who are pursuing careers in any branch of science or for that matter any other branch of study, is to please set your goals and do not stop at graduation or post-graduation, go for a PhD and post-doctorate and avail every chance of visiting developed countries abroad for obtaining expertise and exposure. Do not be scared of finances. There are lots of scholarships, fellowships, ways, and means of funding your studies.”

Shah believes that lack of guidance at a required stage pushes youth to leave their education mid-way which however influences their future badly.

"I will always be at the service of my fellow Kashmiris,” he said.

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