The Department of Geology at the Aligarh Muslim University organised a three-day seminar on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Indian Perspective” on the occasion of Earth Day. The department was celebrating the Earth Day for the first time for three days with the participation of students and earth scientists.
Inaugurating the Seminar, AMU Vice Chancellor on April 21, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis said the depletion of climate change is a part of larger challenges of sustainable development.
He appreciated the efforts of Geology faculty members to bring 2.5 crore rupees from different funding agencies for their research projects. He further added that a large number of students and research scholars were appointed by the Geological Survey of India, ONGC and other agencies. He saluted the boys and girls for earning the distinction.
He said the students of Geology have been placed in various government and non-government organisations and 15 students have joined their services in Geological Survey of India, ONGC, PRL, IITs, etc.
The faculty members of the department also placed an excellent record in the field of research and development. Out of 18 teachers, 15 have got research projects from DST, UGC and other funding agencies, he added.