Talat Ahmad takes over as new VC of Kashmir University

SRINAGAR: Renowned earth scientist Talat Ahmad took over as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir today.

He replaced Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi.

Ahmad, who was Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia before arriving here, was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour by a contingent of police in the campus.

He completed his MSc in geology from Aligarh Muslim University in 1977 followed by an MPhil in Ore Petrology from JNU in 1980. He then completed his PhD in Igneous Petrology from JNU in 1985.

In 1988-89, Ahmad did a Post Doctoral Fellowship with University of Liecester, while in 1997-98, he did Post Doctoral Fellowship with University of Cambridge. In 1999-2000, he did another Post Doctoral Fellowship with Nagota University (Japan). (AGENCIES)