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  • 2015 | Oct
  • 05

Popular Lecture series: Lecture by Padmabhusan Dr. K.S Valdiya (FNA, FNASc, FTWASc)

Padmabhusan Dr. K.S Valdiya (FNA, FNASc, FTWASc) will be delivering lecture on 17th Oct 2015, 11:00 AM, at UCOST Conference hall on the topic "Geological Marvels, Hallowed Shrines and Unification of the people of Ancient India"

Those who are interested to join the Lecture, kindly send their willingness to the Email ID :

Limited seats are available . Selection will be done on First Come First basis.

Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya is an Indian geologist and a former vice chancellor of known for his contributions in the field of geodynamics. A 2007 recipient of Padma Shri. he was honoured again by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award.

Internationally recognized for his path-breaking work in the fields of Geology and Environmental Science, Prof. Valdiya was born to Dev Singh Valdia and Nanda Valdia on 20 March 1937 in Myanmar. In 1947 his family returned to their hometown in Pithoragarh Uttarakhand. After schooling in Pithoragarh, he did his bachelor (BSc), masters (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) studies at Lucknow University and joined the university as a member of faculty in 1957. A 1965-66 Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University, he has also taught at Rajasthan University, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and Kumaon University. He was the vice chancellor of Kumaon University in 1981.

Valdiya has been involved with the establishment of such geological institutions as Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Central Himalayan Environmental Association, Nainital, G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora, and the Geology Department of the Kumaon University. He is an elected fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), and the Third World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS) and is a fellow of Geological Society of India, Geological Society of America and Geological Society of Nepal. He has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. He has written over 110 research papers, authored 14 books, edited 9 books and penned 40 articles in Hindi towards popularization of science.

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