SERB programme on ‘Earthquake Hazard’ concludes

Excelsior Correspondent

Participants of SERB programme, which concluded on Monday.
Participants of SERB programme, which concluded on Monday.

JAMMU, Nov 16: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, GoI   sponsored one week training programme on ‘Earthquake Hazard: Basic Approaches, Field Investigations and Modeling’ concluded today at Kalika Dham, Jammu.
The programme was organized by School of Innovation and Community Development, SMVD University in association with Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK. The programme was jointly coordinated by Dr Supriyo Mitra, Dean, R&D, IISERK and Dr S K Wanchoo, Director I/c SICD, SMVDU.
Young scientists working in the area of earth sciences from National Institutions, Central and State Universities from various parts of the country and University of Cambridge, participated in the programme. The programme comprised of lectures, interactions, hands on tutorials and field training.
Eminent National and International mentors imparted training to the selected young scientists in this important realm of science. Prominent among those were Prof  James A  Jakson, Prof  V  K  Gaur, Dr  V  C  Thakur, Prof  Kieth Priestley, Dr  Alex Copley and Prof Malay Mukul.
The training programme took off on November 10, 2015 and was inaugurated by Maj Gen S K Sharma (Retd), Member Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra.
On the sidelines of this programme, a series of public lectures on earthquake hazard and preparedness were organized at CSIR Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu under the aegis of National Academy of Sciences Allahabad India (NASI) local chapter to sensitize general public. The Lectures were delivered by Prof James A Jackson, Prof V K Gaur and Maj Gen S K Sharma (Retd).
A unique feature of this programme was the interactions, held by eminent academicians/ scientist like Prof S K Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, CUJ and Dr Ram Vishwakarma, Director, IIIM, Jammu.
The training programme was a multi-institutional effort of close coordination between SERB, DST, GOI, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, IIIM, University of Cambridge, UK, IISERK, NASI, India and SMVDU.


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